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Water Cooler / Re: Vertigo?
« on: January 23, 2018, 01:46:07 PM »

Mine was an inner ear infection. But, IIRC, once you have an episode with vertigo your defenses are weakened.  15 years later I had a case of pilot's vertigo (and quit flying).  I still stay away from rides at the county fair.

Water Cooler / Re: Vertigo?
« on: January 20, 2018, 01:44:32 PM »

There is an ancient thread on it around here or earlier th3core.   Vertigo is absolutely one of the worst ailments you can endure. But endure you will --mostly because you're too sick to put yourself out of the misery.

Water Cooler / Re: Hello
« on: January 17, 2018, 03:03:09 AM »
Welcome ! 

Hardware & Technology / Re: State of the Jabbernet beginning of 2018
« on: January 15, 2018, 04:34:57 PM »

Pffft! Travoli spends more than that on paper towels.

While I'm an alexa fanboi, I've never activated voice buying.

Monetization / Re: Amazon is a Dumping Ground
« on: January 15, 2018, 04:29:05 PM »
At least one merchant has used Amz dumping to build their obsolete, PITA catalog mailing list.  I picked up a closet full of excellent TALL shirts for $7 ea. I also picked up a PITA catalog in the mailbox.

Paper catalogs notwithstanding, using Amz dumping isn't a bad way to buy possible future customers.  Though it is extremely rare for me to go outside the Amz wall because of my efforts to maintain the ccard silo, I'd expect the ploy would work well for the masses.

This interests me
I donít think of Amazon as a place where our customers discover products.

Is that true for all platforms?
Not at all. The Asian platforms or marketplaces are much better for discovery.

HOW are the asian platforms better?  I agree that Amz isn't great at discovery as I have to frequently employ deep search skills learned in seo to dig out products for myself. Tech-savvy others in the family come to me more than occasionally for discovery help on Amz, so I know it's a problem.

Hardware & Technology / Re: Toyota e-Palette
« on: January 14, 2018, 09:27:15 PM »
First couple of paragraphs are are hotel futurevision and a fun read.

Driverless Hotel Rooms: The End of Uber, Airbnb and Human Landlords

Marketing / Peeing on this ad may change your life
« on: January 14, 2018, 03:38:40 PM »
It's not often that I think an ad is brilliant. (But when I do, they sometimes don't actually produce sales.)

>2 wheels

Except that would require a motorcycle drivers permit and probably a helmet under most state laws, IIRC.  Elio got the cockpit-covered 3-wheeler set up as a new vehicle class in order to get around that (while avoiding the crash protection and other mandates for 4-wheelers).

Hardware & Technology / Re: State of the Jabbernet beginning of 2018
« on: January 13, 2018, 05:53:51 PM »
'This is quickly becoming meaningful': Magazine giant Hearst is going all in on Amazon's Alexa

Water Cooler / Re: tuning out?
« on: January 13, 2018, 03:45:08 PM »
Joel Spolsky:
My new yearís resolution was to give up on reading Twitter and Facebook.

I gave up on the feeds because they were making me angry. A lot of times I was angry because of politics, but even on non-political things, the feeds seemed like they were full of conflict and stress.

I canít tell you how much happier I am without them. Am I the only one that hated reading feeds? Do they make everybody unhappy? And if they make people unhappy why are they so popular?

Another 3-wheeler. $12k, no sides, even less range.

Waymo starts testing self-driving minivans in San Francisco

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