Tesla Motors mode selector, circa 2025:
Tesla Motors mode selector, circa 2025:
do you recommend any third-party apps for keeping track of data use?
On Android? No. Data usage is a baked in feature since forever ago, including an app by app breakdown, warning levels and mobile data cutoff limit. Just use that - it should be buried in settings somewhere.
As far as data limiting tools, the only thing like that I've ever used is DroidWall, which is just a simple GUI for IPTables. It does require root (!) but once installed you can hand out network privileges (Roam, Data, WiFi, all independently) on an app by app basis. This lets you keep data crazy apps from ever touching a cell tower (WiFi only), or apps that have no good reason to be calling the outside world from doing so. Just be warned that a blacklist by default policy means installing a new app isn't just as simple as pushing install - you also have to remember to set it's network rights, or most mobile apps won't work as designed. All that said, I'll admit that DroidWall isn't a perfect solution for what you're looking for (requires root, no way of throttling an app, just yes/no access) but it might still be useful.
They make seatbelts for dogs. Essentially its just a padded chest harness with a short lead that terminates in a standard male seatbelt buckle. Although, with it properly adjusted, fido may have trouble sticking his head out the window. But its a nice compromise between "get in the box" and "come along - and do try not to kill anyone"
Count me in too. My fiance dislikes diamond centerstones so I went with a pale aquamarine on white gold. It kinda looks like a diamond at first glance, but on closer inspection it's actually a soft sky blue. She likes it, and I paid for it in one installment and not six.
It's ok, I have a car analogy for hysteresis:
So, my first car was a 92 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo. It had a (rudimentary) cruise control system that wasn't quite capable enough for a turbocharged engine. The problem was that cruise control behaved as if throttle input was linear, but a 90's era turbocharged car is the very definition of non-linear throttle input. Thus, any time cruise was on and you hit a decent slope, the system would begin to oscillate. When the car slowed from climbing a hill, cruise control would apply more throttle - but then the turbo would spool up and you'd overshoot your desired speed. This caused the system to sharply back off, causing the turbo to slow, power to drop, and thus speed to drop too rapidly. The car ended up stuck in this long loop of "too slow, too slow, more gas more gas more more mooooOOOOH CRAP TOO MUCH TOO MUCH OFF OFF OFF WAY Ooooh that's better, much better this is nice, I'm right on, wait, no no no wait too slow, too slow more gas more more MOOOOAAAAHHHH TOO FAST TOO FAST..." which could sometimes last for miles, unchecked. That's a car experiencing hysteresis. The solution was as simple as very brief and very gentle throttle input right as the system started to back off too much. You could keep the turbo spooled and nail target speed for just a second, and then cruise could simply hold the throttle for you... until the next hill. Fortunately for me, I was young at the time and not quite as interested in cruise control as I was in long 3rd gear pulls while passing people on a two-lane highway.
Yep. Chase the links and you'll find this tidbit:
Bell Canada says it is reversing its policy on tracking the Internet browsing habits of cellphone customers in response to a report from the country’s privacy watchdog that chastised the company’s “opt-out” approach.
I forget... is that better or worse than a blogger?
We should just bolt solar panels to the blades of the windmill.
And then bolt copies of that windmill to the tips of an even bigger windmill that's ALSO covered in solar panels.
On top of a hydro dam!
With an underground fission reactor that uses the reservoir lake as a cooling loop!
With natural gas backup generators!
AND LIT BY COAL FIRED LAMPS DEAR GOD I THINK I JUST SOLVED THE WORLD'S ENERGY CRISIS
I... didn't sleep one minute last night.
This is actually the third "nVidia SHIELD" product. There's now a Shield Portable, Shield Tablet, and this new Shield Console.
Why would we take the long way around the planet? There's a shorter route already in the works, although who knows if it will ever be approved.
I'd like a Canine to English translator too.
I'm pretty sure at least one of my dogs is the equivalent of Anchorman's 'Brick' character.
The title is sarcastic. According to Wikipedia, the film is anti-muslim.
What I'm curious about is how in the hell two disposable cups cost $127.30
Or how 220 gauze bandages comes to $424.60
Or 17 rolls of "pressure sensitive adhesive tape" (read: likely duct tape or equivalent) is $281.69
And a single plastic bag listed at $194.75
Does the US military electroplate their gear with precious metals before selling it, or what? I'm not even a US citizen, but those prices - sans a reasonable explanation - seem obscene.
PS: Taken from the MO Department of Public Safety.
Didn't Keystone XL die in senate the other day?
Take your work seriously but never take yourself seriously; and do not take what happens either to yourself or your work seriously. -- Booth Tarkington