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Water Cooler / Ford is demanding its dealers get serious about EVs
« on: December 07, 2022, 10:20:45 AM »
Ford Motor CEO Jim Farley said that 1,920 of America’s roughly 3,000 Ford retailers have agreed to sign up for the company’s EV certification program, which involves investing heavily in public fast chargers, employee training, and no-haggle sales programs.

Water Cooler / Post Pandemic Supply Chain Repair
« on: December 07, 2022, 10:04:27 AM »
Tim Cook and President Biden came to Arizona to announce plans for American-made chips

Water Cooler / Caterpillar Tests Electric Mining Truck
« on: November 30, 2022, 10:47:04 AM »
CAT has an all electric truck for your open pit mine.

Water Cooler / First Vietnamese EV's Coming to America
« on: November 28, 2022, 04:16:12 PM »
Nearly a thousand Vietnamese EVs are on their way to the US

Note: Eventually they want to make these in NC.

Hardware & Technology / Free Palm Pilot Apps
« on: November 26, 2022, 12:43:06 AM »
The Internet Archive just put 565 Palm Pilot apps in your web browser

Traffic / Mastodon has RSS Feeds
« on: November 20, 2022, 12:42:15 PM »  explaining and bookmarking:

Which is in Dutch but put it through a translator or not, you get the syntax.

Traffic / Flight from Twitter to Mastodon
« on: November 18, 2022, 07:38:07 PM »


7,053,740 accounts
+9,938 in the last hour
+180,254 in the last day
+502,990 in the last week

In other Twitter news:

Water Cooler / Paperwork Screws Ammo Resupply
« on: November 16, 2022, 05:17:41 PM »
The US military is scrambling to build more ammo for itself and for Ukraine, but old Army paperwork could get in the way

I hate this stuff when there is a war on.

Water Cooler / Midwest Tool Kit
« on: November 01, 2022, 05:38:27 PM »
There is now a "Midwest Tool Kit" stashed on every floor of my house and maybe a few other places.  The tool kit consists of a roll of duct tape and a can of WD-40.  I got tired of stairs.

Traffic / Marginalia hits 106 Million Documents
« on: October 21, 2022, 05:04:48 PM »

Marginalia search engine, specializes in text heavy, non-commercial web pages. It has several different algo's you can try.

But get this: Marginalia now indexes 106 million documents! Off a single PC. This is kinda bonkers. Previous record was barely above 60 million. Turns out modern computers are kinda powerful.

Crawling took 2 weeks. The index is 1.1 Tb.

Water Cooler / Another Toilet Paper Shortage? Blame Russia.
« on: October 13, 2022, 09:19:43 AM »
Bloomberg warns we might have shortages of Putin Paper.

Hardware & Technology / A Firefox OS Revival?
« on: October 11, 2022, 09:45:28 AM »

The forks sound loaded with adware so I'm skeptical.

But, I think this sort of thing shows that Google and Apple's, iron fisted grip on the mobile OS market is weakening and that Google at least would have a hard time using a heavy hand to try and take back control because they are under so much scrutiny by regulators.

Therefore, I expect more OS "revivals" now while mobile OEM handset manufacturers and ISP's are less afraid of Google.  Most OS's won't take but privacy and security are both in the public mind.

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