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October 8, 2017

More than half the world's population lives within 2,550 miles of Guiyang, Guizhou Province, Southwest China


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[via Annie White]

October 8, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Let's get Siri-ous


Apple keeps trying to make Siri sound as natural as Alexa.

They're getting closer, but they've still got a ways to go.

Listen here [scroll down to near the end of the paper] to Siri as she/it sounds on iOS 9, 10, and 11.

While 11 is the most natural yet, it's way too Valley Girl-ish and hurried to be anything but annoying to my ears. 



October 8, 2017 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Travel Sporks


I'm always looking for a better spork, one that I can put in my wallet without making it look like a Five Guys cheeseburger.

Up to now I've used one of these:


It folds up 


but it's still way too bulky for my wallet so I keep it in my car's glove box and usually forget to bring it inside with me when it's time to chow.

I had my Crack Research Team©® drill down on sporks and they came back with not one but two (2) candidates for EDC.*

I took a flutter on both.

Up top is a minimalist iteration, made of titanium, 4"L x 1"W.

I chose the flat version.

It costs $12.



a rather busy and much flimsier offering, made of plastic, which unfolds and then snaps together for action.

It's 6.5"L deployed and 4"L folded in its case.

It costs $9.69.

Early returns favor the metal version.

*Everyday carry, for the nonpreppers who frequent these precincts

October 8, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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