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Tesla home battery announcement

If the installation process really is only an hour or so, you're looking at a total installed and delivered and sales tax cost of under $5,000.  If you sign up for your power company's tiered service, you could possibly save 20% without any expensive solar panels.

So, $5,000 to save 20% on your power bill?  If your power bill is $400, it would take 4 years for the ROI.  Might be worth it to a lot of people...
Elon Musk extols the virtues of battery power in an evening press conference.
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The best +GNOME  release ever is here with whopping 33525 changes made by 1043 contributors over the past six months!

3.16 highlights includes:
Reimagined notifications
Improvements in Files
Distraction-less scrollbars
Refreshing looks of Image Viewer
and 4 new preview apps: Calendar, Books, Builder & Characters

Check out the release notes to discover a whole lot of changes in & under the hood of your favourite desktop experience...

Grab a copy of live image at https://www.gnome.org/getting-gnome/
GNOME 3.16 is the latest version of GNOME 3, and is the result of six months' work by the GNOME project. It includes major new features, as well as a large number of smaller improvements and enhancements. The release incorporates 33525 changes, made by approximately 1043 contributors.
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Sweet infographic on the state of .NET Open Source on GitHub - the @DotNet folks have outdone themselves this time.
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Guilty on a few of these, especially #6. 
Even reputable websites have been caught screwing up these idioms, which spell check often doesn't find.
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There's a difference between using a personal email account you already have for convenience, and running your own email server out of your house.  Smh...

#hillaryclinton   #hillaryemail   #hillary  
The Associated Press discovered that Hillary Clinton's mail server was located in her house and was registered under the name of a man who does not appear to exist.
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Feds confiscate her stuff from Google then voila ....Gmails found .
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The answer is more ISP choice, not government control.

The main argument in favor of Net Neutrality is to prevent ISPs from showing favoritism in the content they provide to their consumers.  But, is government control really the best answer to this?  Government control of anything always introduces waste and unintended consequences.

I would argue that we'd be a thousand times better off if we just opened up the Internet to more service providers instead of government control over the limited monopolistic providers we have (who are currently in bed with both political parties BTW)... Is your ISP throttling?  Not happy with your service?  Then you would be free to switch providers -- the free-market solution.

#netneutrality   #fcc   #fccnetneutrality  
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"We're adopting a solution that won't work to a problem that doesn't exist using legal authority that we don't have." - Ajit Pai

The Day The Internet Died: https://youtu.be/Nh0I2E-mwcA
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Join us at the dotNetConf live streaming event: http://spr.ly/62682OtC #dotnetconf - Just 90 minutes from now.
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Windows 10 Preview Screenshots

Trying out Windows 10 Preview and so far I'm impressed.  The most significant change is the removal of the obtrusive full-screen effect that is windows 8 (i.e. opening up the start menu is no longer a full-screen operation taking away from what you were working on).

Aside from that, the UI design feels light and clean, with very small window borders, and subtle but wide drop-shadows.

So far my biggest gripe is the choice of file folder icons in explorer.

#windows   #windows10   #windows10technicalpreview  
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The answer is more ISP choice, not government control.

The main argument in favor of Net Neutrality is to prevent ISPs from showing favoritism in the content they provide to their consumers.  But, is government control really the best answer to this?  Government control of anything always introduces waste and unintended consequences.

I would argue that we'd be a thousand times better off if we just opened up the Internet to more service providers instead of government control over the limited monopolistic providers we have (who are currently in bed with both political parties BTW)... Is your ISP throttling?  Not happy with your service?  Then you would be free to switch providers -- the free-market solution.

#netneutrality   #fcc   #fccnetneutrality  
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While I agree choice is what's needed, how do you propose to accomplish that? You can't. The structure of the infrastructure leads to a natural monopoly. The government regulated the internet for a long time. They tried allowing market freedom and it is backfiring. So what options are left?

http://www.jamesjheaney.com/2014/09/15/why-free-marketeers-want-to-regulate-the-internet/
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We've been using "Alexa" for about 2 months now.  Overall, I like it because it works so well -- it's responsive and usually fairly accurate.

I think my favorite feature is "What's up" where it will read you the news and weather.  It also works great as a bluetooth speaker, or a music player (when you don't want to mess with playing music on your phone).
 
Everything has to be smarter these days. Connected to something. Connected to everything. And these days we have to talk to those things.

Google brought us, well, Google Now. But excellent as it is, you're taking to a machine. Apple personified things with Siri. And now Amazon has Alexa in its Amazon Echo Bluetooth speaker. Why? Oh, why not. On one hand you've got a decent speaker that ties into Amazon music. And lets you make shopping lists for later. On Amazon, of course.
Everything has to be smarter these days. Connected to something. Connected to everything. And these days we have to talk to those things. Google brought us, well, Google Now. But excellent as it is, you're taking to a machine. Apple personified things with Siri. And now Amazon has Alexa in its ...
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  • Spectrum Systems, Inc.
    Lead Developer / Project Manager, 2003 - present
  • Holley Grove Software Designs
    Owner, present
  • MPB Today
    Software Engineer, 2010 - 2011
  • Southeastern Delivery
    Software Engineer, 2010 - 2011
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    Software Engineer, 2008 - 2008
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    Software Engineer, 2008 - 2008
  • Auburn University
    Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2001 - 2003
  • Progress Energy
    Sr. Software Engineer, 2008 - 2010
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