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Campaigns Can Now See What You Watch on TV.
  • For insurance to cover it the data tells them whether you are using it or not. If you don’t meet the minimum usage they won’t pay for the machine. Buying it yourself negates that, but they can get spendy.

    Do not buy Philips.

  • Money laundering charges raise questions about the direction of The Epoch Times
  • Interesting to see this news. About a week ago I had picked up the mail and we still receive mailings for a deceased relative. This means we often get correspondence for the older demographic. On that day, it was the Epoch Times. Looking ever so like a normal newspaper. Trying to look like a trusted medium to the older audience to whom it was addressed.

    I’ve known of them, but being dismissive had never scrutinized it. Having a rare opportunity before me I did so and was not terribly surprised. In summary: References to “woke” news everywhere else, all glory to supreme leader trump and covid was a hoax.

    Anyhow, I did have to take pause and admit the propaganda machine of the right is quite good at what it does. Millions of Americans getting this rag, reading it and nodding along. Is there an equivalent on the left? One that lies and deceives and reaches so many? I don’t really think so.

    What is the quote? ‘a lie is halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on’.

    I am glad there are legal issues for them now, but the machine itself will keep grinding. Stay vigilant!

  • No, a Remote Amazon Tribe Did Not Get Addicted to Porn
  • I was being sarcastic, Mr Surfer. I wrestled with whether I should include the "/s" tag since I was making a joke about the spoiler tag being the indication of sarcasm. I chose neither and here we are. Hi! ;)

  • Joey Chestnut out of 2024 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest over deal with rival brand
  • competition eating is not what is causing the inequality

    Please point to where I said it was the cause. So because it didn't cause it, it's perfectly fine to flaunt the inequality?

    watersports shouldn't exist, anything televised is evil

    I'm just spitballing here using your example, but what if watersports were shown to drought-stricken audiences? And we know they are just down the street from the event. Is that alright?

    Yes, anything superfluous to basic life itself is the purest of evils. You can see I've obviously stated the very same. Plainly. /s

  • Joey Chestnut out of 2024 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest over deal with rival brand
  • This might not be popular, but in my opinion the world absolutely does not need a "Major League Eating" organization or competitive eating contests.

    Competitive eating has no reasonable place when there is so much food insecurity around us. Even moreso when there are people going hungry within the same country as the competition. I'll even wager there are people within a mile of it that would greatly appreciate one of the fifty hot dogs a competitor eats.

    In my limited view, it appears to me as an overt display in food gorging and over-consumption. Is this a skill to aspire to? Perhaps it had a place when showing the world how successful we were as a nation, but now it just seems gross as the optics (in my view) have changed.

    The rest of the world is competing by simply vying for food. Any food.

    /rant

  • Just another day for the Coast Guard
  • I’ve jumped from a plane and the outfit I did it with provided about 15 minutes of class time. The instructor rolled in late as they partied hard the night before. I’m just lucky laundry didn’t pour out of my pack during the jump.

  • Is Your Driving Being Secretly Scored? The insurance industry, hungry for insights into how people drive, has turned to automakers and smartphone apps like Life360.
  • Yes, whilst you do have a telemetry box, it is not phoning home. Data must be actively pulled from it by hand. As you know, typically this is done after an accident to better tell what the car went through. I know there are people who have sought to disable the boxes, but I don't know the legal or insurance ramifications of doing so. It is also difficult to locate them as they are "hidden" in the mass of wiring and other components. There are probably manufacturer-specific auto forum discussions on the matter to refer to.

  • Is Your Driving Being Secretly Scored? The insurance industry, hungry for insights into how people drive, has turned to automakers and smartphone apps like Life360.
  • Years ago I found a good list of manufacturers and the year they became compliant. I can't seem to find the same list today (isn't that the way with the internet?). I did find this site that seems to list the recovery capability of the vehicles which indicates whether they are compliant or not. This should suffice:

    https://blackboxrecovery.com/supported-vehicles/honda?rq=honda

    It looks like you are in luck! Bad luck anyways. 2012 was the first year that Honda model was compliant according to that site.

    Edit: Here is another list so you might cross check (PDF warning): https://www.collision-recon.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/EDR-Supported-Vehicles-List.pdf

  • Is Your Driving Being Secretly Scored? The insurance industry, hungry for insights into how people drive, has turned to automakers and smartphone apps like Life360.
  • Every car. Not pretty much every one, but every one. Telemetry boxes have been around for a while and you can even get Telemetry Insurance if you have one. I think by 2015 all manufacturers had them.

    Edit: I want to also state this is for the US. Other nations are also doing this, but may not be there yet.

  • Biden supporters mostly back him in 2024 election because they oppose Trump, poll finds
  • I am unsure as to why a progressive would ever vote Republican. Progressives cannot politically exist on their own in this two-party system. They have to adopt one party or the other. Since the Republican party is completely and absolutely opposed to anything a progressive would believe in, they adopted the one party that has a minor shot at enacting policies they adhere to. There is no doubt they would likely vote D all the way down the ballot in every election. It's the only opportunity at policy progression they have. It has been this way for a while so this claim isn't some new prediction or revelation.

  • arstechnica.com Is the NFL making progress in tackling its concussion crisis?

    Concussion counts are not as objective as they may seem.

    Is the NFL making progress in tackling its concussion crisis?

    A convoluted topic for sure. The NFL has resisted the issue for a long time and they still try to protect the brand. Players also want to play and will sometimes hide symptoms. Concussion numbers are still too high and solutions are evasive. Rules and even helmets have changed, but perhaps if soft-shell helmets (Great Gazoo style!) were used we'd see less concussed players. We would lose those sharp cracking sounds that exemplify the violence of the game, but less CTE and better player health is what we should absolutely be striving for.

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    Matt Ulrich, Super Bowl champion with Colts, dead at 41

    sports.yahoo.com Matt Ulrich, Super Bowl champion with Colts, dead at 41; owner Jim Irsay 'heartbroken'

    Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced the news of Matt Ulrich's death on X, formerly Twitter, on Wednesday.

    Matt Ulrich, Super Bowl champion with Colts, dead at 41; owner Jim Irsay 'heartbroken'

    Sad news. Way too young, but no cause of death listed as of yet. I feel for his family.

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