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JohnDrake
JohnDrake
6/30/2019 7:02:52 PM
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5TONIC
I wonder what it's like to work at 5TONIC Labs? I was looking at their website (https://www.5tonic.org/about-us), but it is a little like looking at the Kraft Cheez Whiz website: they make it sound like it's everything golden. Their brochure says they want to help everybody work together and support innovation, and put it on a cracker, too.

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batye
batye
6/17/2019 12:26:40 AM
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Re: unemployment
@michelle  yes, faster connction for self-employee is always better... as it easy to do the wok...

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michelle
michelle
6/15/2019 5:33:33 PM
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Re: unemployment
Freelancing online is my primary source of extra income. I have few in-person clients so online is where it's at. I have done a lot better with a faster connection. I didn't always have high speed. It was advertised as such but the company throttled users to a hault most of the time...

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michelle
michelle
6/15/2019 5:28:30 PM
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Re: Telefonica's Fire Prevention Drones
Agree. These seem like a great use of the technology. I hadn't thought of forest fire prevention before. Using drones seems like a fantastic way to ge ahead of the potential dangers.

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batye
batye
6/14/2019 10:44:04 AM
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Re: unemployment
@afwriter  for rural areas is not easy to get new technology in... 

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afwriter
afwriter
6/14/2019 9:39:40 AM
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Re: unemployment
It's so crazy to think that this is still a reality in 2019 but I guess it makes sense in rural areas. 

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batye
batye
6/14/2019 12:27:46 AM
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Re: unemployment
@Ariella in my area some Ma&Pa shop's still using low bandwith internet with speed almost like dial up... and it not easy as many stores in my area still sell DVD-R and full size SD cards :) not east not easy at all... 

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Ariella
Ariella
6/13/2019 11:29:33 AM
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Re: unemployment
@afwriter Agreed. I still remember my early days of working with pictures for layout in a magazine. With a slow connection, it took  a full 20 minutes for a high resolution picture to arrive via email. Back then I had to physically bring discs to the printer.

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
6/13/2019 10:26:31 AM
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Re: unemployment
I surely would not bet on the correlation as noted that "Tennessee counties with access to high-speed broadband had 0.26% lower unemployment compared to counties with low-speed broadband." There are so many other factors to consider that I would guess this one might be low on the totem pole for causation.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
6/8/2019 1:28:39 PM
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Telefonica's Fire Prevention Drones
I like Telefonica's collaboration to employ drones for early detection, and prevention of, forest fires. Really starting to see the value of drones. This could be extremely useful in places like California.

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