Then I moved 1 mile away into an area covered by the local rural electrical co-op. In two years, my power has gone off a total of 2 times. Each time for under an hour. Customer service is excellent. When Duke (from which my co-op buys power) got a rate increase, the co-op lowered a fee to keep our effective rate down.
If that's socialism, Yay socialism!
You see, there are these things called friends. They are other humans we like to interact with. Some of these "friends" no longer live close to us so we like to see pictures of them, their families, and their activities. Facebook allows us to do these things.
The more important question is how the hell are people getting that in their front pocket? What kind of pants are you people wearing?
See, here's the thing. Fuck Scott Tibbitts.
I don't want his technology. There are so many scenarios where this would unnecessarily screw up my life. What if I'm driving and my wife wants to use my phone to answer a call? That's just one.
More importantly, my car has a built in hands free that I can operate by voice. Why should I not be allowed to use it.
If we really want to make the roads safer, give me the power to arrest the dipshits that fly around me on the Interstate doing 20 miles above the speed limit and changing lanes like they are at Daytona.
I work on the instructional side of technology in K-12. I would suggest the yearly ISTE conference. It rotates around the country in late June. Next year it will be in Philly, I believe. It is massive and has sessions on instruction, administration and pretty much anything else you can imagine. The vendor area usually draws the latest heavy hitters in software, services and hardware.
You may also want to check and see if your state has an ISTE affiliate group. They often hold quality state conferences as well. Here in North Carolina, we have NCTIES in March. It's good for a state conference.
"And every time we have an unusual hurricane, the people who were saying 'weather is not climate' point at the hurricane and say 'see, proof positive of global warming!'
No, actually we don't. The most anyone credible will say is that a warmer climate might mean more intense and more frequent storms.
I'm guessing it was probably related to a thing designed to land on land landing instead on ocean. Still. It will be fun to look at the data.