How much do you think Cox has been paying their insurer? How long has Cox been paying their insurer?
Now when they need it, the insurer gives them the big middle finger.
Just goes to show what a scam insurance is. You pay, and pay, and pay, and pay, all for nothing.
Cox would have been better off keeping the money they paid for insurance. At lest then they would have gotten some use from it.
Part of it is simply a matter of dongle-count. Yes, ethernet is absolutely needed; yes, the connector should be right there, physically secure. No, USB dongles to provide ethernet won't ever be on my list of things I'm excited to do.
It would be better - a lot better - if there was actual, reliable ethernet hardware on there, and I'd be more than happy to pay a few bucks for it.
The ethernet on the other PI's is not particularly reliable, and that, in my case, is the downfall of the whole enterprise. I have four pis. They all drop their ethernet connections from time to time. It's beyond annoying.
You're kind of hilarious, really.
But carry on.
Underrated. No Ethernet, no buy.
Ahh, sorry. I thought you might have been but considering the number of people on here who toss out the ridiculous, "It's free!" when obviously someone has to pay for it, I wasn't sure.
As you can see, those same people who claim everything is free don't like when it's pointed out forcing people to pay money does make something free.
I would hardly consider paying over $3K per year to see a doctor once every other year to be free.
I think most kids of recent generations are being cheated.
I got to play with Lincoln logs, all right, but I also got to play with several different Gilbert chemistry sets, including their largest, and including an "inherited" Gilbert U238 atomic energy kit which my dad bought for my older sister in late 1950. I still have (what remains of) it. Nothing like that is available now, and has not been for some time.
I built the digi-comp mechanical computer (and later built my first one out of TTL, definitely due to the influence of that digi-comp. I can still remember a great deal about the 74181 ALU.
Most kids now seem to grow up sitting in front of the television, not exactly focused on educational programs, either. Later they graduate to game consoles and smartphones. They think comedy is encompassed by asshole "shock jocks" and the like. They don't even know how to make conversation with each other - in a restaurant, what I typically see is a table full of kids, all with their heads buried in their smartphones, rarely even speaking to one another. I guess they're happy, but I look at them and I see failure in progress.
IMHO, the best thing about recent years in this sense is the easy and inexpensive availability of computers of significant power. Including smartphones, though most don't seem to actually realize what they are holding in their hands. In my community, at least, there aren't very many parents seeing to it that the actual standalone small computers are in the hands of their kids. Deb and I bought full Raspberry Pi setups for all the grandkids for them to experiment with (and it's been loads of fun teaching them how to write assembly language and Python), but according to them, none of their friends are familiar with the pi at all.
But hey, football sure is popular around here...
Poster is not hearing you. Because you can't get his reader to say d3^1!_w0r$h/p3r.
But just think of the buzz you could get!
I want Furies*. Because that would really sting.
* Keith Roberts "The Furies"
The pretense is that a single Extinction Level Event
Yeah? Is such an event more or less probable than encountering a unicorn?
Almost a mathematical certainty. It's not a question of if, it's a question of WHEN. And the invisible sky friends aren't gonna stop it.
The easiest way to figure the cost of living is to take your income and add ten percent.