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This man created the theater and stage sound that we know today!
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Check out Bigfoot Captured, a HISTORY special presentation about the search for Bigfoot.
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There are lots of Bigfoot discussions happening in so many places.  This community is a place to find out more about research and understanding of Bigfoot.
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One of the most frustrating things that I find about on line shopping is that there are still companies who don't understand how much more they could sell by actually participating in the on line market place.

I was recently looking on line for pricing and features of ZTR mowers.  I found that many companies such as #hustler  and others don't allow their partner stores to provide prices directly visible on line.  Now, I am sure that they think that this is beneficial to them in some ways.

I think of some of the more silly thoughts are concepts like:

1) If we don't show our price, our competitors can't under price us.
2) If we don't show our price, our customers will come ask questions and learn more about our product before not buying it.
3) If we don't show our price, our customers will think they are buying into a much higher end market system which will be valuable to them and make them look good to their neighbors.

I don't know, maybe there are other stupid ideas for why prices should not be visible to customers.  In the end, I will just not waste my time to go looking for prices by putting products into carts and clicking through several pages and filling out some minimal collection of data just to get a price.  To me, that's disrespectful of my time and pretty much seals the deal that I will go shop somewhere else or for some other brand.

I wonder how many people actually find it beneficial to them to have to chase down prices?
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i share your frustrations Gregg.  Just show us the price... don't mind-game us. We're smart :-)
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When I was stopped at an intersection in OKC, I saw one of these come down the street, go across the parking lot and dump a whole ton of sand and trash on a convertible that had the top down.  The woman driver came out just after that and the look on her face was just hilarious.   She had no idea what had "dumped" on her car, and I am sure it was significant in quantity of sand and trash based on what I saw.
 
When I was only 13 years old we lived on a dusty old dirt road here in Alexander County and used to if we kids saw a small dust devil, nothing ever as intense as this one in your video post, we would sometimes run into it and close our eyes. I ran into one that came up the road one hot summer day and closed my eyes tight and that was the last time I ever did that because I felt it lift me off the ground slightly and that scared me half to death! No more dust devils for me after that!
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Flash memory goes 3D. 3D NAND cell technology has been developed by a partnership between Intel and Micron Technology that they claim can produce a flash drive the size of a gum stick capable of storing 3.5 TB of data.

"Intel officials claimed 3D NAND has achieved price parity with spinning disk storage."
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One of the greatest problems that exists in the US is the number of people who actually get sucked into buy AT&T UVERSE without a legitimate back haul network. My parents got a raw deal on UVERSE. They bought the up to 15Mbs package and are lucky to get 3-4Mbs. My wife's brother has a similar experience. Their UVERSE just stops Internet traffic so often that you are lucky to load any page without punching a reload button a handful of times.

The primary problem is that the copper infrastructure is pretty much useless. Rain has a tremendous effect on the reliability of their service.

The amazing bits are about how little chance the average AT&T employee seems to have to make customers happy.

AT&T continues to under estimate what the impact of their failure to deliver is. The only thing on their side is that they continue to run luring deal to get customers with more expensive services such as cable or satellite to switch.

Cable is preparing to deliver 1Gbs services to the home.

Not much chance to compete with that.
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See... i've thought about doing something like this since i learned about Arduino, about 2007.  And there is a big difference between thinking and DOING it :)  Impressive indeed!
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NASA will detail a major science finding from the agency’s ongoing exploration of Mars during a news briefing at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 28 at the James Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's website.
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I have been setting back watching Microsoft struggle to maintain any presence in the market related to "what's next" in the internet of things or IoT as people like to write it.  The IoT is all about trying to get rid of large computer systems doing lots of things, and instead create smaller computer systems doing dedicated things.  This has been possible for decades now using micro controllers like the MicroChip brand PIC micro controllers and many others.  Those devices provide several key interfaces such as serial ports and analog and digital I/O.  

The Microsoft Windows, old OPC (OLE for Process Control) stuff is still popular in the industry just because people believe that as a standard, it will "just work" for them.  The update to that, OPC-UA which attempts to open the standard by removing OLE and the COM/DCOM based communications mechanisms and use networking transports on top of TCP/IP networks is still popular.  But, it is still running on proprietary implementations.  The standard is not open to the public, only to payed members of the OPC foundation.

Now, we have things like IFTTT (IF This, Then That) as well as just general, RestFUL interfaces to lots of different things.  Devices are going to be doing less and less using protocols like Modbus.

On this page, https://dev.windows.com/en-us/featured/raspberrypi2support, Microsoft mentions the much discussed availability of Windows 10 on Arm and specifically the RaspPI-2.   If Microsoft is only going to make Windows-10 free for developers to use to target the PI and they don't have a plan for how to put PIs running Windows "out there", what are developers going to do?   

Windows is typically viewed as an general application platform more than a dedicated application platform.    I don't think that developers want to create software for a small platform that is expensive.  There are already plenty of embedded windows platforms for doing that.

Developers will want to sell $50 solutions in the IoT, not $500 solutions that they have to sell now.  That price point is keeping things from happening.  All the home automation platforms that are going for $300 to $500 or more keep the masses from jumping in.

Things like Open Z-Wave and other automation platforms help make it easier to create viable products.  But, they still require $100 USB radios and other excessive costs.

I am not going to hold much open of Microsoft getting into the IoT in any large sense except because of particular developers picking the Windows platform for IoT management apps.  Windows won't be running on the majority of devices in the IoT until Microsoft understands that it's not the OS that makes money, but rather having intelligent designers providing platforms and solutions for solving problems with software.
Microsoft announces Windows 10 runs on the new Raspberry Pi 2 developer board.
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