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Water Cooler / Re: RIP Indredibill William Atchison
« on: July 12, 2018, 04:20:21 PM »
This is heartbreaking news.

He was one of the great ones.

As an advertiser, my experience is that even with assistance from a supposedly-elite Google team, AdWords' machine learning must be treated with great caution.

The machine learning campaigns weren't nearly as profitable as the campaigns we built for ourselves using our own best judgement and sector knowledge.

> Sonic

Some of us don't know ... why is Sonic noteworthy?

safe tap water


Hardware & Technology / Re: Itty bitty : webpages encoded in a URL
« on: July 07, 2018, 03:36:57 AM »
"Create a new site" doesn't seem to work in Safari.

I can think of numerous uses for this.

Hardware & Technology / Re: I remember when barcodes were new
« on: July 07, 2018, 03:27:45 AM »
It's not my earliest car memory but certainly the most dramatic ... being in the back seat of a 64 Corvair, driven by my mom, when the engine caught fire.

Economics & Investing / Re: Brexit
« on: July 06, 2018, 01:24:10 PM »
>> pear-shaped.

Say more.

Hardware & Technology / Re: I remember when barcodes were new
« on: July 06, 2018, 12:32:45 AM »
>> When I was a kid, *we* had a party line.

Me too. And also since then, in the eighties, when we lived on a rural property.

>> Stuff I learned in that class came in handy ever since.

My household is far better off because of the things I learned in Home Ec.

>> consciously start training grandkids when they start showing an interest

Ditto. I've been teaching my grandkids some basic sewing skills, including the boys. Tote bags and pillow cases are good starter projects. The geometry is simple, the seams are straight and imperfections aren't fatal.

Favorite grandma moment ... Sophie had a flash of insight when she was two, watching an older cousin at work: "If you cut the cloth the right shape you can turn it into a dress."

Water Cooler / Re: Where's my damn robot mower?
« on: June 26, 2018, 01:10:55 PM »
Ooh, that's a beautifully produced video.


An uncanny, fun moment ... my home address contains the word "organist". I play the organ and so did the builder of this house.

>> studies that show sales tax or lack thereof is a very, very small factor driving people to shop online

That would vary with the size of the transaction.

>> parading the dying main street store as a sympathetic figure in all this is pretty lame.

I disagree. In one of the worlds I move in the sales tax on the average transaction was/is enough to be a serious motivation for online shopping vs purchasing from the local B&M who actually served you The B&Ms in the sector are an ailing breed, and some have indeed died.

This issue has been distorting natural market forces for years, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. Even a "very very small" issue can be very very unfair.

Marketing / Re: (US) March of the Non-White Babies
« on: June 21, 2018, 03:15:02 PM »
White deaths exceed white births in the majority of US states, study finds

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