Musing

Big Brother, can you spare a dime?

The MAC mini used here just did an OS upgrade to Catalina Version 10.15.2. Don’t know if that is good or a possible problem. Nothing seems amiss, so I will assume it is good. I have a friend who is suspicious of upgrades these days. Sometimes they seem to cause as many issues as they claim to resolve. I don’t pretend to be expert in personal computer OS developments. I do think both Apple and...

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Privacy and Marketing – A Blanket Statement

Targeted Marketing An “RD rant” about the ever-present and overwhelming amount of targeted marketing on electronic entertainment media such as cable TV, and SPAM email sent to me on my computer. I would disconnect my cable TV if it were not for my spouse who somehow can tolerate the constant barrage of all the things that must be purchased to improve our lives. I am sooo tempted to change my email address and “go dark”...

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Urban Drone Delivery Systems?

I am certain that widespread urban and suburban “Drone Package Delivery” is a system that will never be implemented. It is an urban legend/myth that is perpetuated only for its publicity factor. Technically, it is possible. So is the flying car. They are both in the same category. Technically possible, feasibly impossible. Imagine a kid running out the front door, smacking into a drone hovering a few feet off the ground with sharp knife blades at...

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Logitech K780 Keyboard

Just received and installed my newest keyboard. A Logitech (of course) (most are pretty good). Model K780 This keyboard is wireless. That is the main attraction for me. Next it is able to connect to multiple devices (3 to be exact). The best part of that, the connection can be either Bluetooth or USB 2.4GHz dongle. The best part of THAT… is it can be any combination or all of either. Most Logitech multiple connect...

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