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Youngest ever congresswoman criticises right-wing media for spreading hoax image

A couple of deepfakes using Ocasio-Cortez and we're going to see federal legislation.

Economics & Investing / Re: Brexit
« on: January 10, 2019, 01:20:13 PM »
I haven't read any polls or pundits.  This comes from Debbie reading my feeds.

>Saying one thing and voting are different beasts.

Absolutely. That's why I ask Debbie first.

Economics & Investing / Re: Brexit
« on: January 10, 2019, 01:01:39 PM »
I think it would flip, probably by a 5-10% margin.

Retail sales were flat in December, as UK businesses experienced their worst Christmas in a decade, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

The Impossible Burger 2.0 goes head-to-head with Shake Shack

Incidentally, the early reviews of the Impossible Burger 2.0 have been overwhelmingly positive. What’s more, a ground-beef version of the fake meat will start appearing in grocery stores across the country before the end of the year. In the interim, the Beyond Burger — which I found to be tastier than the Impossible Burger 1.0 — can already be purchased from stores like Whole Foods.

Water Cooler / de Blasio going rogue on the liberal side
« on: January 09, 2019, 10:36:20 PM »
Lots of $$$$-promises.  He running for 2020 Prez?

Economics & Investing / Re: Brexit
« on: January 09, 2019, 10:26:22 PM »
Looks like there might be a chance of getting another general election.

Marketing / Re: header img covers a lot of bases
« on: January 09, 2019, 09:31:08 PM »
<time warp>

Man, times are changing. Yesterday, I was driving through a rural area of the state where -how shall I put this- the KKK would be considered a left-ish organization.  A couple of local Medicom service trucks pulled out in front of me.  They were covered with a nice graphic hawking "blazing internet speed' or somesuch and the whole rear panel of the truck featured a mixed-race couple.

Water Cooler / Re: Public DNA database catches Golden State Killer
« on: January 09, 2019, 09:21:00 PM »
There has been a small stream of these "family tree" arrests.  Another one:

Raymond Rowe Charged With 1992 Murder of Pennsylvania Teacher Christy Mirack Thanks to Genetic Genealogy DNA Technique


We thought this was happening back in Sep-Oct, now it's official.  This pretty much nukes craptops ...and drive a lot of users to chromebooks, like me.

>use Android on the Chromebooks was a blessing

A great feature for me, too.  Because of that, my chromebook is the only access device I need to develop my smarthome setup. SH stuff assumes you're using a phone and require an app (G Home, for example). Even if they have both apps and browser-based UI, some features can be set up or programmed only from the app (Alexa).  ...And I have a few cloud-based legacy devices that require an app.  The chromebook handles it all in one place and eliminates a PITA.

Hardware & Technology / Re: Hubitat
« on: January 07, 2019, 04:23:35 AM »

I found another tidbit on setup.
"Just be sure to make a DHCP Reservation for your Google Home devices to prevent their IP address from changing. It was easy to fix when it happened to me (reran discovery process), but best to prevent it from happening in the first place"

Hardware & Technology / Re: SlingTV
« on: January 06, 2019, 09:17:56 PM »

>Slingtv still has ads, restricted viewing times, and no dvr options

Slingtv now has a "Cloud DVR" option that's $5/mo.  You have 50 hrs per month of storage. Disney & ESPN aren't available for the dvr. Fox doesn't allow fast-forwarding.  But for the rest of it, you can then time-shift, skip commercials, rewind, etc. once you've recorded.

Pretty sneaky way to upsell you to time-shifting and fast-forwarding, but Slingtv is still a good deal for cord cutters and this makes it a helluva lot more convenient.

Disclosure: I don't watch TV but I am a full-time TV Support Tech for Louise. HHH

Traffic / DuckDuckGo now fingerprinting visitors
« on: January 06, 2019, 06:44:12 PM »

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