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Web Development / Re: Musk offers to buy Twitter
« on: September 21, 2023, 04:36:03 PM »
I pay like $7 a month (if I remember right) for  which is both a social network community and a long/short blogging platform.  There are no ads and the fee helps keep spammers and assorted riff-raff at bay. 

I might have considered a monthly fee for Twitter pre-Musk but after seeing Musk run Twitter no way.  I only pay money to grownups. Plus I'm not giving Musk my CC details.

Web Development / Re: Musk offers to buy Twitter
« on: September 20, 2023, 06:17:32 PM »
SOmebody mentioned this on the radio as a possible Elon Plan:  Musk has already said he wants people to be able to send money/payments via Twitter, plus other ecommerce stuff which I can't remember.  So this payment scheme means you have already registered your credit card details with Twitter so it's not as big a step to start sending money or buying merch and stuff on Twitter.

Web Development / Re: Musk offers to buy Twitter
« on: September 19, 2023, 10:26:38 AM »
Elon Musk says Twitter, now X, is to charge all users subscription fees

This will be the end for me on Twitter.

Water Cooler / Re: We got this.
« on: September 19, 2023, 10:19:14 AM »
Related.  Date line: Italy

>blue crabs

Italians cope with invasion of blue crabs this summer

At least they are edible.

Economics & Investing / Re: Florida's Nightmare Scenario from Climate Change
« on: September 13, 2023, 11:06:52 AM »
>Florida town

That is a really good article ergo.  Thanks.

We are short term thinkers here in the US and we pay for it. 

I'm using Vivaldi's built-in blocker.  I have it set to only block ads from ad networks, so if a site is serving their own ads I'll see them (rare.)

It's a "feature".

Always count your rings after shaking hands with Google.

Water Cooler / Re: Sorry about the outage
« on: September 10, 2023, 09:42:03 AM »
No worries.  Sounds bad.  Sorry you had to devote the time to figure it out LM.

Th3 Core was missed.  Imagine that an old time forum script with a bunch of old timers (in Internet terms) is  better than all the billion dollar, fancy-schmancy, social media sites combined.

>FEMA insurance

If FEMA is smart they will start raising rates and/or start phasing out insurance coverage in the worse areas like Florida coasts.  Such a phase out might take 10 - 20 yrs.  Also mortgage lenders may well start requiring FEMA flood insurance in marginal flood zones they have not required insurance previously if FEMA will issue policies.  If things go from bad to worse I think FEMA will get more hard nosed about relocating river towns that flood to higher ground.

Of course politics will play a part in this so there will be lots of arguments, whinging, finger pointing, paranoid conspiracy theories and the like.

I'd like to hear Debbie's take because it will likely be more realistic.

Stellantis shifts into high gear offering new EV with a surprising price tag

Available 2024.

Water Cooler / Re: Rednecks are everwhere
« on: August 30, 2023, 11:06:14 AM »
The tractor racing looks cool.  Do the British still race lawnmowers?  That was pretty cool.

>directly into our brains

It will be by subscription so pay up.  And it will be just like streaming has become, so many different services so you have to subscribe to 8 or more services to get what you want.

Also I don't want commercials (and you know they will) beamed directly into my brain.  It's like RC with banking online, ain't nobody but me getting access to my brainpan.

Water Cooler / Coffeecrete? Coffee Grounds can make Concrete Stronger
« on: August 25, 2023, 06:16:59 PM »
Coffee grounds offer performance boost for concrete

Hardware & Technology / Re: MacOS from a windows fanboy
« on: August 22, 2023, 11:01:44 AM »
The first time I dumped Windows was with WinMe.  I bought an eMac.  It was nice having a rock solid OS in OS X for a change.

I came back to Windows for Win7, and I agree Win7 was pretty good.  I think it was all the software for Win that lured me back.

I also played with Linux with distros both good and bad and I'm on Ubuntu now and likely to stay.

Water Cooler / AI Art and Copyright
« on: August 19, 2023, 11:30:55 PM »
US Federal Judge -

/ DC District Court Judge Beryl A. Howell says human beings are an “essential part of a valid copyright claim.”

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