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Amz programmed in a Hal response to a canned 'open the bay doors' query. Great PR move as I've seen it mentioned many, many times.

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>C-130

STILL very much the go-to workhorse plane for the Coast Guard. I think the new class of c130s is the 130-J or somesuch. My town is the mother base for them on the east coast. I think they beefed up the already beefy frame and engines.  My Coastie aviation friends tell me that the wing infrastructure on these is incredible to behold.

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Toyota e-Palette
« on: January 12, 2018, 06:53:18 PM »
>Hotel rooms show up at your house for a couple days when guests visit

OOooo, good one! Hadn't thought of that.

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Water Cooler / Re: Is Tesla being overrun by its competitors?
« on: January 12, 2018, 03:49:06 PM »
Yes.

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Water Cooler / Re: Looks like we've solved the over-population problem
« on: January 12, 2018, 03:47:11 PM »
In the near future, businesses will have a larger field of good candidates for sales positions as negotiating skills will be well-honed --both male & female.  And kids should seriously consider taking debate courses beginning in middle school.

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Marketing / Marks & Spencer website isn't delivering on sales
« on: January 12, 2018, 01:43:26 AM »
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the sales growth at M&S.com was a miserable 3% in an online market for non-food goods that is generally reckoned to be motoring at about 8%

https://www.theguardian.com/business/nils-pratley-on-finance/2018/jan/11/m-and-s-website-sales-marks-spencer

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>overpriced

Particularly when compared to the Elio (who did the legislative groundwork in 50 states to get 3-wheelers approved as a separate vehicle class).

https://www.eliomotors.com/fleet/

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When Amz, Wm/Jet, or -increasingly- your local grocery chain will deliver a box of detergent on a (DIY just-in-time home inventory) delivery system, bulk-buying discounts gets less attractive.  US homes' shrinking square-footage add to their problem as well.

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Three-wheeler.  AC adds $1k. Charger: $500

https://electrameccanica.com/emv-solo-us/

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100 mile range and a $15,500 price tag

Delivery supposed to be late 2018.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/01/11/electrameccanicas-solo-is-a-single-seat-ev-commuter-car/

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Reports developing in other states indicated initially that the total store closings could top 260

http://www.mlive.com/business/index.ssf/2018/01/walmart_abruptly_closes_sams_c.html

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Voice to text using Chrome
« on: January 11, 2018, 08:36:22 PM »
>recording different people as human-chatbot

About 10 years ago, I knew a blackhat (never in th3core group but did attend the Limerick Roadshow) who said he had a program that transcribed sports radio broadcasts to text and quickly ftp'd it to his server for content.  I don't recall if it was completely automated with an html wrapper or required some handwork.  That came to mind when I saw this.

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Hardware & Technology / Voice to text using Chrome
« on: January 11, 2018, 04:36:42 PM »
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Dictation stores everything in your browser locally and not a byte of your data is uploaded anywhere.

https://www.labnol.org/internet/speech-recognition/30967/

Quick thought; wonder what it would take to port the basic functionality to a local-only version?

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Dictation uses the HTML5 Web Speech API that is currently implemented only in Google Chrome on the desktop. For Text to Speech, it uses the SpeechSynthesis interface of the Web Speech API that is available in Chrome, Microsoft Edget and Firefox.

The rich-text editor is built with Quill while the voice command interface is made possible with Annyang. Dictation uses the Github API to publish dictated notes online as anonymous gists.

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