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Water Cooler / Re: Gonna have a breeze
« on: October 11, 2018, 05:29:57 PM »
 Story smells a bit of disaster hype

Hurricane Michael: In Southwest Georgia, a trail of devastation

>tightening of labor markets for workers without a college degree.

I should have made that point.  IMO, it's tightening because we employers have been chipping away the costly HR attributes once needed for any given job since Windows 1 and prior.  Somewhere around here, I outlined how we'd done just that for the front office help at the realty office.  Since then, I've even stripped it more and made it a contracted virtual service (same gal, she just works from home using commercial voip telephone switchboard I purchased and her smartphone and computer).

Water Cooler / Federal flood insurance has a cap
« on: October 11, 2018, 02:13:09 AM »
NFIP was mentioned in the hurricane thread.  The media often misrepresents it as subsidized full coverage. It has a limit of $250k on residential and $500k commercial.  Soooo, those million-dollar beach cottages that are swept away? The owner takes a big hit unless he's bought wildly expensive Excess Flood Insurance from Lloyd's or somesuch.


A big part of the problem, besides lower commodity prices overall, is sloppy recycling.

In the early days of recycling, people had to wash bottles and cans, and sort paper, plastic, glass and metal into separate bins. Now there's single-stream recycling, which allows all recyclables to be tossed into one bin.

Employers are able to dumb down their hiring due to increasingly automated, sometimes home-grown, expert systems --mostly software & computers to date but it's now coming to more physically-oriented jobs (see Terminator Scenario).

Web Development / Re: Integromat vs IFTTT vs Zapier
« on: October 10, 2018, 09:45:14 PM »
>IFTTT skeptical

previous post:
This company is dominating the behind-the-scenes implementation of smarthome tech.  I don't use them because I think they're going to eventually squeeze freeloaders into some sort of subscription plan. But there are many, many smarthome and smartphone users who are up to their eyeballs in IFTTT recipes.

This uneasiness about future dependency seems to be strengthening in the home automation forums (I'm still the dumbest guy) and they're looking elsewhere. FWIW, see 'MQTT' rising steadily, but know nothing about it.

Water Cooler / Re: Gonna have a breeze
« on: October 10, 2018, 09:31:44 PM »
I'm guessing Georgia will take the brunt of it.

Water Cooler / Re: Possible CoreCon 2019 - Maybe
« on: October 09, 2018, 06:25:24 PM »
As in the past, late April thru mid-May tends to be when CoreCon happens in the US --just ahead of graduations, wedding season, & summer vacations.

Water Cooler / Re: Possible CoreCon 2019 - Maybe
« on: October 09, 2018, 12:36:53 PM »
Rumbas, how about giving a quick look at flights to Asheville, NC from CPH?  I'd expect it to be slightly easier than Wilmington, but really have no idea.

Water Cooler / Re: Possible CoreCon 2019 - Maybe
« on: October 08, 2018, 02:49:50 PM »
Mackin, what about Asheville, NC?  We had a great time in Wilmington and Asheville has much the same 'feel' --except more of a general travel destination. Very campy, foodie, slightly upscale.  Mountains.

Dunno what the airport is like, though.

Water Cooler / Re: Gonna have a breeze
« on: October 07, 2018, 03:35:27 PM »

See what I mean?

I'm tired of hearing about how the coast is so at risk from hurricanes when the most widespread, costliest damage is in the interior.

Water Cooler / Re: Possible CoreCon 2019 - Maybe
« on: October 07, 2018, 03:26:32 PM »
Stayed there 10 years ago.  Carolina Beach is one of my favorites --the last of the old 'family beach towns' but that's fading away as the resort aspect takes over.

We've done the beaches a lot, though.

Drastic, what about Greenville SC in May?

Just what I need, something else to carry around.

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