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Show HN: Simple Weather App
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I honestly don't know anything about this stuff, but the title is awesome.
Making local-first/offline-first web apps easier for users to install
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I appreciate the goals and tenacity to achieve them of the folks who do this kind of thing but it's not my style.
I've spent a lot of time in our State and National forests and for the past 15 years most of it has been off trail and the past 10 most of my trips have been solo.
Thru hikers tend to focus on the trail and their only goal is making miles. There's nothing wrong with that, but it's not even close to the same as experiencing the "wilderness". It's much more akin to running a marathon. So it's easy to spot thru hikers on a trail. They most always have their heads down and eyes focused on the trail and often won't even say "Hi" as they race by you.
To really experience the wilderness you have to learn how to "bushwhack" off trail. To do that you need to learn how to use a compass and triangulate your position on a map. That's not near as common of a skill as one might imagine thru hikers have.
For me, making miles was never a goal. Immersing myself in the wilderness and finding "Super Scenic Spots" to hang out for awhile has always been the goal.
One of the things you learn when you start bushwhacking is the wildlife will be hiding from you before you even get there. They can hear or smell you coming. But after a bit, if you're quiet, they'll come out and get back their normal routine, and that's really something awesome to experience.
I have to give them credit though because it was thru hikers that motivated me to get off the trails more. Over the years I've increasingly had those folks walk into my camp and ask, and just as often demand, that I give them food and supplies because "I'm out" of whatever it is they needed.
And over the years I increasingly had to to cut trips short because I couldn't say "No" and some of them were truly in desperate need. The first few times I was glad to help and it felt good to help, but after awhile I noticed this was getting to be too common and I grew tired of it because my trips kept turning into rescue and relief missions for those folks and getting cut short.
But when I get off those trails no one ever walks into my campsite. And when I backpack solo I can leave no trace, but when I invite friends who're not really backpackers they tend to want to build a campsite. What I do is much more akin to "Shinrin-yoku".
I've not been following it but I have a very liberal friend who has and he's said he thinks it was a case of self defense.
Several other disagreed but he held his ground.
>Highly impulsive people who lean conservative are more likely to share false news stories.
That seems accurate for my FB feed.
I won't make the leap to assume their desires, and especially "to create chaos". That's not even close to what I see from most of them. I know a few who espouse that though.
Personality Type, as Well as Politics, Predicts Who Shares Fake News
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I bought "Connectix's RAMdoubler" back in day and it worked for me. I was using a Mac PowerPC 6100 and trying to compile an "Apple Media Tool" project for an "Interactive CD_ROM" and it couldn't do it. I don't remember what I paid for it but it did work for that and saved my butt.
I don't recall hearing about "SoftRAM 95" not working at all though. That's just vicious.
Remember SoftRAM 95? Compression app claimed to double memory did nothing at all
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From the article:
"India’s average income has increased by 7.5 percent per year."
"A similar trend can be seen in Nigeria. Since the new millennium, gross domestic income per capita has increased by over 800 percent, from $270 to over $2,450."
Neither of those reflect what average working class folks make.
Do the math to average the yearly income where one person is making $1Billion a year and the other 1000 are making $1,000 a year. In this case the "average income" is a $1Million a year.
That's why it's bullshit.
That headline is a fine example of nicely crafted bullshit, and so is the content it pretends confirms it.
GDP and average income do not measure poverty. If anything they obscure it.
My son might wear those though. He's pretty trendy.
After learning some very basics for html, perl, and JS I took a "need to know approach" to building apps. My skills are pretty well confined to that but fairly strong now.
But I've played around with quite a few other techs since the Raspberry Pi came out and some of them have pretty easy to jump into. Others quite daunting.
I barely poked around with C, C++ and left the building. I felt like a lefty in an all right handed tool shop.
I'm probably going to get smacked a bit for this but a lot of the comments here focus on a better fix for the 20 year old problem the author relates only in order to illustrate a point and that's a very HN kind of response. And I get it.
Years ago someone ask one of my grandkids what I did for a living and he told them "He's a fix it guy". That's because when he'd come over I'd be working on something and he'd ask what I was doing and I'd tell him "I'm fixing" this or that.
There are a lot of "fix it" people here. It's what we do.
We still have capital punishment so, yeah.
I'll offer that was probably not any more common in Mayan life than ours now and those glyphs and stories are a sort of example used to keep folks in check or aggrandize the rulers of the day and in regards to those not much has changed.
I've been to a few dozen sites there over the 3 trips I've taken to the Yucatan area.
I climbed a pyramid in Guatemala a few years ago on a trip there and chatted with the park rangers there. At first they were kinda of standoffish, which is common, but I learned that when I took out my little "Spanish for Dummies" handbook and cracked a joke about me needing it they'd laughed and warm up to me. Being humble made an amazing difference.
It can get pretty hot there during our winter months here in the US when I went there and I finally realized just a few days before at a different site on that trip that on all of my trips the one thing in common when you climb those is a wonderfully refreshing and cooling breeze, whereas in the forest below them it was hot and muggy, and I mentioned that to those Mayan Park rangers.
They instantly became excited to talk to me about that. They told me that is exactly why they were built and what they were used for, and emphatically pointed out they were not built for "chopping off their enemies heads" like the archeologists that come from the US and Europe like to opine and imagine they were used for.
I was kind of shocked by that, and their disdain for those foreign archeologists that keep saying they were, which they made very clear to me.
I got fairly well torched the last time I mentioned this here but I think it's important to share because it's so easy to overlook. I overlooked it for quite a long time myself.
Just a few years ago my wife and visited the Chokia site near St. Louis, MO on a vicious hot and humid summer day and it's there too. So you don't have to go to the Yucatan to experience that wonderful cooling breeze on a pyramid because climbing that big mound offers the same cool breezy relief, and it's undeniably there while just below it is not.
Now... to put this into proper prospective you have to spend some time below those pyramids working a bit. Working up a sweat for a few hours in the sun like real labor does for you. Then go climb that mound. It's the equivalent to modern A/C.
The Mayans will tell you that's why they were built. It's fair to say some were modified over the years to be more ceremonial, like Uxmal for example, but all around even that one are many lesser structures with perfect places to sit and refresh in the cool breeze to be found on them.
If you go to Tulum you'll notice that in the parking lot it's hot and humid and the air is dead still and there are no tall structures anywhere. But if you walk to the edge of the cliff overlooking the ocean you'll find the cooling breeze. They didn't need a tall structure there. That was where they took their work breaks.
We need to update our take on those because that is too common and too easy to prove and it's what the Mayans themselves say is the reason those structures were built.
Self-driving vehicles sound incredible because they are.
I am honestly amazed at how well that tech works, and absolutely horrified knowing there are folks and corporations making and using it on our public roads and hwys.
Until we meet the 3 big factors for this to work it should not be used on public roads and hwys. Right now we're not even looking at two of them. We have no vehicle to vehicle or road to vehicle communication at all. And none of those companies are looking at how they might pay for it, not even as a industry.
And when you consider how many miles of roads and hwys we have it seems pretty near an impossible task because you have to maintain that infrastructure.
Just a few days ago I read a post here by someone who'd just been rear-ended by a Telsa. It hit him twice! It smacked into him while they were sitting still at a stop sign and then smacked into him again before it shut down.
They said the "driver" was on full autopilot and I think they said the Telsa had a camera lens that had something blurring it's view. Either on the lens or the windshield. But that may have been a different crash someone else commented about.
Either way their "Fresh Approach" is as stale as all the rest unless they're talking about how to deal with those 2 missing components of this task. And right now it looks like they're not even looking at that.
Their home page has a long list of their fundraising success though.
That came to mind for me too.
There's no other way than sonar to detect things like mountains underwater?
That's interesting. Seems by now we might have something else that does that. A way to use sonar that obfuscates the source of a ping, underwater lidar, submarine drones, something?
lol... yeah that was a typo. I make those sometimes to see if anyone will notice.
Damn... that's certainly provides a lot more reasons for not advertising on Google and I already had more than enough!