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Older, high mileage, ICE vehicles will end up in the Third World because they are a step up from a moped.

Web Development / Bluesky
« on: May 02, 2023, 11:43:52 AM »
Twitter spun this off before Elon took over.   With Twitter now charging $$$ for cross-posting via their API people are looking for alternatives.  SOme platforms like are adding Bluesky support even though Bluesky is still invite only.  I thought it should be mentioned as Twitter continues to implode.

Bluesky is reported to be Twitter-like.

Weapons firm says it can't meet soaring demand for artillery shells because a TikTok data center is eating all the electricity

The CEO told the FT that the company's growth is being "challenged by the storage of cat videos."

Water Cooler / Ford is demanding its dealers get serious about EVs
« on: December 07, 2022, 10:20:45 AM »
Ford Motor CEO Jim Farley said that 1,920 of America’s roughly 3,000 Ford retailers have agreed to sign up for the company’s EV certification program, which involves investing heavily in public fast chargers, employee training, and no-haggle sales programs.

Water Cooler / Post Pandemic Supply Chain Repair
« on: December 07, 2022, 10:04:27 AM »
Tim Cook and President Biden came to Arizona to announce plans for American-made chips

Water Cooler / Caterpillar Tests Electric Mining Truck
« on: November 30, 2022, 10:47:04 AM »
CAT has an all electric truck for your open pit mine.

Water Cooler / First Vietnamese EV's Coming to America
« on: November 28, 2022, 04:16:12 PM »
Nearly a thousand Vietnamese EVs are on their way to the US

Note: Eventually they want to make these in NC.

Hardware & Technology / Free Palm Pilot Apps
« on: November 26, 2022, 12:43:06 AM »
The Internet Archive just put 565 Palm Pilot apps in your web browser

Traffic / Mastodon has RSS Feeds
« on: November 20, 2022, 12:42:15 PM »  explaining and bookmarking:

Which is in Dutch but put it through a translator or not, you get the syntax.

Traffic / Flight from Twitter to Mastodon
« on: November 18, 2022, 07:38:07 PM »


7,053,740 accounts
+9,938 in the last hour
+180,254 in the last day
+502,990 in the last week

In other Twitter news:

Water Cooler / Paperwork Screws Ammo Resupply
« on: November 16, 2022, 05:17:41 PM »
The US military is scrambling to build more ammo for itself and for Ukraine, but old Army paperwork could get in the way

I hate this stuff when there is a war on.

Water Cooler / Midwest Tool Kit
« on: November 01, 2022, 05:38:27 PM »
There is now a "Midwest Tool Kit" stashed on every floor of my house and maybe a few other places.  The tool kit consists of a roll of duct tape and a can of WD-40.  I got tired of stairs.

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