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Web Development / Re: Musk offers to buy Twitter
« on: October 05, 2022, 09:01:30 AM »
> back on

Crud, now it's going to be even more drama on Twitter than before.

Hardware & Technology / Re: Remote work
« on: October 03, 2022, 08:52:07 PM »
>> Indian

The boom in India is likely to continue.  So many OEM's that supply the US and West are shifting their manufacturing base to India from China because of political and supply chain issues.  This will go on for years.

> Is this Apple or IBM or DEC?

Or is the slow decline of Yahoo or AOL a better analogy?

Water Cooler / Re: Cat4+ stalled over Tampa
« on: September 30, 2022, 08:49:44 AM »
> Time lapse

Wow.  That pink building just sailed away.

Note to self:  Don't move to Florida.  The Mid-West may be boring but I'll take it.

Water Cooler / Re: Pedestrian Delivery Robots vs. American Sidewalks
« on: September 27, 2022, 09:41:36 AM »
> Detroit

I think Detroit was one of the six test cities in the original article.

In cities, so may buildings have been torn down they look more like a post war landscape of vacant lots that may not even have their sidewalks anymore.  You see dirt paths worn through the weeds by pedestrians.  We tore everything down because of cars and made it unwalkable.

Water Cooler / Pedestrian Delivery Robots vs. American Sidewalks
« on: September 26, 2022, 04:58:20 PM »
Study: ‘Pedestrian Delivery Robots’ Have a Lot of the Same Challenges As … Pedestrians

Frankly they need an all terrain delivery bot.


The researchers initially hoped to use the bots to help small businesses establish a low-cost delivery service — a particularly urgent concern during the first year of the pandemic, when the pilot took place — but found that some struggled to integrate the technology into their workflow because they didn’t even have websites, much less an ordering platform that could integrate seamlessly with cutting-edge tech.

No website.  FB does not count. 

Hardware & Technology / Verizon 5G Home Internet Quick Look
« on: September 24, 2022, 10:46:34 AM »
A good friend and neighbor is trying out Verizon 5G Home Internet.

CNet review:

Currently our whole town depends on Comcast cable which is the only high speed internet provider.  Nobody is particularly thrilled with Comcast's service which makes a lot of us interested in alternatives.

Anyway his initial report is that it works well, setup was very easy and it appears to be faster than Comcast.

I know that is pretty thin but he's got it on free trial for 30 days so I will update this thread in the future since I'm looking to switch if it turns out good.   It's always good to have more than one broadband option.

That was darn interesting.  I had no idea solar had become so competitive. 

Water Cooler / Re: Europe: Wood and Coal Stoves in Short Supply
« on: September 20, 2022, 11:38:52 PM »
> corn stove

My one regret on the house I built is not putting in a wood, coal, corn or pellet stove.  Something off the grid and natural gas lines.  Even if I never use it, I'd have a reserve.

I kind miss floppy disk drives.  They were handy for small files. 


"Murena" is the new brand name for /e/ Foundation's hardware.  They are calling for N. American beta testers for a new line of OEM phones "coming soon."

The UK and Europe has had an extensive selection of both refurbished and new phones with the /e/OS version of de-Googled Android for some time, including the Fairphone with /e/OS already installed.  But the US and Canada has had a very limited selection and no 5G phones at all.  So it looks like "Murena" is upping it's game.

Hopefully they will have 5G phones in a big ole slab for me when they come out.

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