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I only have one router and a single remote repeater. It covers the house pretty well. Oddly, the guest wifi channel remained working but the primary wifi and ethernet ports were fried. I couldn't login as admin and a factory default reset didn't work and had the added bonus of killing the guest channel.

Having the primary wifi and cat5 out highlighted the negatives of smarthome creep.  Alexa would still do reminders, as they are processed on the device. That's 90% of what we use on those, so those were still usable. But I've been putting in a few switches and receptacles (without a hub) that I use for time clocks on some circuits --main water heater, kitchen hot water dispenser, Roomba vacs, desk lamp.  ALL of those used the primary wifi.  I've been reluctant to go deeper into the 'easy' smarthome controls because they use the cloud via wifi. This incident confirmed why I should remain reluctant.

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Water Cooler / Good story. Mine's better.
« on: August 13, 2018, 08:01:24 PM »
Parents Break Teen Out Of Mayo Clinic

https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2018/08/13/teenager-escape-mayo-clinic/

Worth a read. sh## happens.

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Update:

Lightening fried part of the Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 (model R7000). Walmart had a Nighthawk AC2600 (model R7800) on the shelf. Internet down, I'm going into withdrawal, no time to quibble. R7800 now installed.

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Admin Access to Voting Machines
« on: August 13, 2018, 01:00:40 AM »
More of same. And other.

As attendees of Defcon's Voting Village, including an 11-year-old, successfully hack voting machines, vendors and officials try to downplay the problems

"In a room set aside for kid hackers, an 11-year-old girl hacked a replica of the Florida secretary of stateís website within 10 minutes ó and changed the results."

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kevincollier/voting-hackers-defcon-failures-manufacturers-ess

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Marketing / The tangled mess of marketing networks is crumbling
« on: August 12, 2018, 05:31:17 PM »
"an uber-fragmented network of creatives and developers is fast emerging, making up a vast eco-system of marketing providers delivering specialist services that will compliment brandsí increasingly in-housed teams."

https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2018/08/12/the-tangled-mess-of-marketing-networks-is-crumbling/

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>Maybe in Middle America it's the same as always

Nope. Dying fast here, too.  Concussion issue will kill high school & college basketball, too ...it was already a dead man walking as a pro sport.

Former Charleston athlete wins $5.8M in brain injury lawsuit against school

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/former-charleston-athlete-wins-m-in-brain-injury-lawsuit-against/article_8f2f3d0e-5afc-11e8-95da-ffb4cd11ef85.html

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Admin Access to Voting Machines
« on: August 12, 2018, 12:25:54 PM »
Seen this?

State of Georgia goes to court to defend voting machines that recorded 243% voter turnouts

https://boingboing.net/2018/08/09/just-peachy.html

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Water Cooler / Re: Free steel
« on: August 11, 2018, 06:51:35 PM »

Electric scooters face backlash from cities across the US after mayhem on the streets

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/11/electric-scooters-face-backlash-cities-across-us-mayhem-streets/

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Water Cooler / Re: Moving back to Spokane
« on: August 11, 2018, 06:04:34 PM »

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Water Cooler / Re: Redneck Brethren
« on: August 11, 2018, 12:37:50 AM »

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Jurors award $289 million to a man they believe got cancer from Monsanto's Roundup

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/10/health/monsanto-johnson-trial-verdict/index.html

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Water Cooler / Re: Redneck Brethren
« on: August 10, 2018, 11:02:27 PM »
It's hard to judge from that selfie perspective, but I think the guy that NFFC posted has him beat for top end.

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If that tick whose bite causes an allergy to meat gets us, we might need these fake burgers.

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