Friday, 29 December 2017

ETH Value Conversion

http://ether.price.exchange/#

Like XE convert back and forward across fiat and crypto

that's as good as it gets...

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Friday, 22 December 2017

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Check your Gas

https://ethgasstation.info/

Check out your gas before you leave..



Saturday, 4 November 2017

Pretty Handy

Places Handy is available...













if you travel a lot you may find this pretty Handy :-)

https://www.handy.travel/en/products/t1

In a nutshell it's a free smartphone in your hotel room - take it out with you!

Handy generally offers free unlimited mobile data, local calls and call home (ET) with zero cost. 

Learn more: Handy enough

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Pop-up mesh networks

Out and about with no towers or a congested network! 

Get a GoTenna - it allows you to send text messages and share GPS locations on offline maps with others. goTenna Mesh sends messages via a 1-watt UHF radio transmitter. The range is in the order of up to 3 miles (4.8 km) in open terrain, and up to a mile (1.6 km) in congested terrain.

They now have a range of products right up to the Pro  @ $500 with 60 hours battery life. It operates on any frequencies in the 142-175 MHz (VHF) & 445-480 MHz (UHF) ranges. Note some products are quoted for delivery in late August and may not be available in your country.

 https://www.gotenna.com/pages/gotenna


Another mesh unit, Sonnet, is currently in Kickstarter mode - campaign closes Tue, August 1 2017 3:01 PM BST.

$89 for a pair, available November, ships anywhere!.






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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

AI confusion, submit submit, submit... ahhhh Submittable.com

Reports are coming in of a glitch with AWS... Amazon Web Services.. over February 29th... apparently an overzealous AI* marked 2017 as a Leap Year... the knock on effect for those writers, poets and artists submitting via the premier submission site Submittable.com could be described as "interesting".

As a writer myself I can empathise, a prominent writer I contacted (who asked not to be named) said;-

"I just need one more day, one more day, is that too much to ask"
Anon



Submittable CEO, Michael Fitzgerald, when asked to comment said;-

"I'll get back to you tomorrow. :)"

On the Amazon front - a former Amazon boffin proceeded to fill a whiteboard with AI decision matrix formulae in livestream but it did not make the editorial cut. (more later in a follow up article... when we have had a chance to decipher what we were being told...lol)


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AI's or Artificial Intelligence logarithms are becoming more pervasive throughout the industry. A perusal of Google identifies articles from mainstream publications around the issue of AI's and the level of autonomy acceded to them.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Articfical+Intellingenc&oq=Articfical+Intellingenc&aqs=chrome..69i57&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=Artificial+Intelligence&tbs=qdr:w&*

With heavyweights such as Scientific American and Forbes covering such heady topics as ...
  • Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence?
  • Growth of AI Means We Need To Retrain Workers... Now

In this context one is reminded of Clarke's three Laws...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarke's_three_laws

1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.



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Enjoy your extra day folks.... ;-)


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UPDATE:


Any previous problems with AWS are now resolved and we back on track for March 1st
submittable.com is now fully functioning, if you are in Ireland you have about 35 minutes left before any 28th Feb deadline...



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Saturday, 18 February 2017

Eagle 1 Drone 0

Imaginative approach to drone proliferation from the French.. 



http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/france-trains-eagles-rogue-drones/

Golden eagles are being trained to view drones as prey, it will be most interesting to see the technological responses.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Zillions of radio stations .. point and click

Listen to good old RTE Galway, (..as Gaeilge) or zillions of other stations..

http://radio.garden/live/costelloe/rte/





or zoom out and listen to sounds from racy Rosario, Argentina
http://radio.garden/live/rosario/latina945/

Read the full article here
http://thump.vice.com/en_ca/article/radio-garden-global-radio-jonathan-puckey-interview


The world is your oysta (mf) <g>

kudos & thanks to Anna Tran , as always... ;-)