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<title per Brad>

Nothing screams "lazy developer with 90s mindset" more.  Oh, the web is just like TV, so we'll just do our standard presentations and slap 'em on the web. It'll be fine.  It's the savvy way to go, 'cause all the kids are using video now!

Travoli is the only one here that'll watch all that crap.

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Essential Phone
« on: September 24, 2018, 01:54:46 PM »
Are you going to put it on Verizon?

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Essential Phone
« on: September 23, 2018, 11:44:56 PM »
What provider?

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Water Cooler / Re: Early warning sign of psychosis detected
« on: September 23, 2018, 08:36:45 PM »
Too late.

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Wish me luck, I ordered a Windows 10 laptop
« on: September 23, 2018, 02:11:26 PM »
Put Greasemonkey on FF and we'll see if it'll run my filter script on NewsNow

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Caution! Rabbit hole. hhh

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Water Cooler / Early warning sign of psychosis detected
« on: September 23, 2018, 01:38:53 PM »

https://news.yale.edu/2018/09/21/early-warning-sign-psychosis-detected

This is from our "Wishful Thinking" Department.  Hell, we don't even treat many for active psychosis, much less taking preventative measures.

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Water Cooler / Re: Feed me, Seymour! --Good RSS feeds?
« on: September 23, 2018, 01:19:00 PM »
<Time Warp>

>Brad: On computer, nothing beats NewsNow.co.uk, their sources are extensive

And massively polluted with now infamous fake/manipulative sources.  I've applied my scripts and it is now a great resource for seeking articles that are crowded out elsewhere.   It also gives me a quick window on 'most popular' articles and what I see there is definitely worrisome in terms of public sharing trends.  I would only recommend it to others with massive caveats regarding sketchy sources.

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Wish me luck, I ordered a Windows 10 laptop
« on: September 23, 2018, 12:45:25 PM »
What browser did you end up using?  Does it support *Monkey-flavored userscripts?

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Traffic / Re: Roll your own search engine?
« on: September 20, 2018, 05:18:34 PM »
I read your review.  So DDG/Bing is still your primary, but only because of index size?

Good idea about parallel.

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Any idea as to how they plan to monetize? 

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Water Cooler / Re: Gonna have a breeze
« on: September 20, 2018, 12:57:09 AM »
Preliminary Hurricane Florence NC rainfall totals

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Water Cooler / Re: Gonna have a breeze
« on: September 19, 2018, 12:14:22 PM »
This just in:

Florence kills 3.4 million chickens, 5,500 pigs in NC. The numbers are expected to rise.
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article218610365.html

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Water Cooler / Re: Gonna have a breeze
« on: September 19, 2018, 12:16:55 AM »
>good question

Found something re pigs.

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The N.C. Pork Council says some hogs also may have died when farms flooded, but that mortality figures are not yet available. The pork industry trade group says farmers have been working before and after the storm to move at-risk animals to higher ground. The industry lost about 2,800 hogs during flooding from Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

1.7 Million Chickens Drown as NC Rivers Swollen by Florence
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/north-carolina/articles/2018-09-18/17-million-chickens-drown-as-nc-rivers-swollen-by-florence

In another article, there was one sentence saying that the state had been working with farms since Matthew to better build/prepare for floods.  It may not be related to that revised building code, but I've noticed in several photos that the hog parlors are built on a berm, giving them an additional 2 or 3 feet of elevation. When the surrounding area is low, 3 feet might just be enough in most cases.

>1.7 Million Chickens

Chickens, OTOH....

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Many of the states have to form an insurance pool to underwrite the policies because consumer insurance companies withdraw from their market and housing -actually mortgages- tank.  Florida, North Carolina, and other coastal states back hurricane insurance. I suppose HI backs volcano insurance and Cali backs earthquake?  Politics set in and the pools are typically "not actuarially sound."

About 3 years ago, a large number of homes in Vegas were flooded by a freak rain. None of them had flood insurance, nor would I if I had a property there.

>self-insure

I generally self-insure. The exceptions are for personal liability, homeowners, and medical. That's a lot of exceptions, but most families seem to keep much more insurance, particularly vehicles & life.

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