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Tesla implements innovative way to avoid gas cars ‘Icing’ Superchargers

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Following several issues at Supercharger stations where gas-powered cars were blocking access, Tesla is now implementing an innovative way to avoid ‘Icing’ Superchargers and make sure the spots are always ready for Tesla vehicles. more…

The post Tesla implements innovative way to avoid gas cars ‘Icing’ Superchargers appeared first on Electrek.

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chrisrosa
9 days ago
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Clearly @Tesla has never seen a lifted truck. /smh
San Francisco, CA
hacked2123
8 days ago
Not in China 😉
chrisrosa
8 days ago
so what you're telling me is Tesla has made coal-rolling lifted trucks a hot commodity in China? great. 😁
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Alleged 2019 iPhone renders show triple-camera arrangement

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It's still a long way to go until Apple's usual iPhone launch month of September but it looks like iPhone photography fans will have a triple-camera setup to look forward to. A series of renders shared by @Onleaks in cooperation with digit.in shows alleged renders of a 2019 iPhone model with a Huawei Mate 20 Pro-style square camera setup, featuring three lenses.

Two of the lenses are vertically aligned, with the third lens offset to the right under the flash LED. It also looks like the phone's rear panel is made from glass.

Onleaks notes the device is still in its EVT phase (Engineering Validation Test), so some design details are subject to change as we near the launch. We also don't know what the function of the third camera will be, but with Huawei, LG and Samsung now all offering triple-camera smartphones with super-wide-angle and tele options, it's likely Apple will want to go down the same route.

It's still early in the year for new iPhone renders but @Onleaks has an excellent track record and is widely regarded a credible source, so there is a good chance one of the 2019 iPhones will look very similar to the renders. Given the latter are showing a triple-camera setup, were are likely looking at a top-end model here.

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chrisrosa
15 days ago
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It better be able to compete with Pixel's "Night sight" mode, no matter what else it's able to do.
San Francisco, CA
freeAgent
16 days ago
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I hope this is not what the phone actually looks like. That camera hump is massive. I would want to use a case thick-enough in the back to make it so the phone can lie flat. Maybe that's the expectation?
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Use Gmail with different account than in Chrome – onezeronull.com

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There’s a well know bug in Google Chrome that forces you to use the same Google Account (let’s name it account A) both in Google Chrome and in all Google apps that you have run in this browser. Logging-off this account in any of Google apps causes immediate log-off in Google Chrome as well and also causes your Google data synchronisation to stop.

This may be obvious and convenient in most cases, but fails completely in certain scenarios.

For example, I am using Google Chrome in my office and I am syncing all Google data to a separate account B (to have i.e. separate set of bookmarks, for my work only and to not mix them up with my private bookmarks), but when opening Gmail, I want to be logged in to account A (private one), because I’m checking my private e-mails this way (I am using Outlook for office e-mails).

There’s a workaround for this problem (“best answer” here). However, it turned out to be not working for me.

Thus, I had to modify it a little bit:

  1. Navigate to chrome://flags in the URL bar.
  2. Search for consistency to find Identity consistency between browser and cookie jar option.
  3. Change its value to Enabled Dice (fix auth errors).
  4. Relaunch, as advised.

This will restart Google Chrome showing you that there was an error in Chrome sync functionality.

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Then (there will be a lot of relaunches, as in good-old Windows times):

  1. Login to account A in Google Chrome / synchronisation settings.
  2. Once correctly signed-in, restart Chrome.
  3. Navigate in any tab to any Google app (i.e. Gmail). Verify that you’re logged in to account A.
  4. Log-off and in “Login again” screen remove all remembered accounts.
  5. Make sure that you’re still logged in to account A in Google Chrome.
  6. Restart Chrome again.
  7. Log in to account B in Gmail or any other Google app.
  8. Verify that you’re logged in to different account in that Google app than in Google Chrome, that this app is working (try to refresh page few times) and that the synchronisation process in Google Chrome is also working.
  9. Restart Chrome for the last time to verify that situation is correctly replicated after relaunch.

Optionally, you may want to restart entire PC to confirm that even after full system relaunch you’re still logged in to account B in Gmail and to account A in Google Chrome.

One more thing to underline. Switching between accounts in Google Chrome (i.e. logging to a different accounts there) causes it to create new icons on taskbar. Ignore all of them and always use (pin to taskbar) a shortcut created on your desktop when initially installing Google Chrome!

(you may safely remove shortcut from your desktop, once it is pinned to taskbar)

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chrisrosa
34 days ago
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if you use multiple gmail accounts at a time, and use chrome sync, this might help you.
San Francisco, CA
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A Pi Cluster to Hang in Your Stocking with Care

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It’s that time of year again, with the holidays fast approaching friends and family will be hounding you about what trinkets and shiny baubles they can pretend to surprise you with. Unfortunately there’s no person harder to shop for than the maker or hacker: if we want it, we’ve probably already built the thing. Or at least gotten it out of somebody else’s trash.

But if they absolutely, positively, simply have to buy you something that’s commercially made, then you could do worse than pointing them to this very slick Raspberry Pi cluster backplane from [miniNodes]. With the ability to support up to five of the often overlooked Pi Compute Modules, this little device will let you bring a punchy little ARM cluster online without having to build something from scratch.

The Compute Module is perfectly suited for clustering applications like this due to its much smaller size compared to the full-size Raspberry Pi, but we don’t see it get used that often because it needs to be jacked into an appropriate SODIMM connector. This makes it effectively useless for prototyping and quickly thrown together hacks (I.E. everything most people use the Pi for), and really only suitable for finished products and industrial applications. It’s really the line in the sand between playing around with the Pi and putting it to real work.

[miniNodes] calls their handy little device the Carrier Board, and beyond the obvious five SODIMM slots for the Pis to live in, there’s also an integrated gigabit switch with an uplink port to get them all connected to the network. The board powers all of the nodes through a single barrel connector on the side opposite the Ethernet jack, leaving behind the masses of spider’s web of USB cables we usually see with Pi clusters.

The board doesn’t come cheap at $259 USD, plus the five Pi Compute Modules which will set you back another $150. But for the ticket price you’ll have a 20 core ARM cluster with 5 GB of RAM and 20 GB of flash storage in a 200 x 100 millimeter (8 x 4 inch) footprint, with an energy consumption of under 20 watts when running at wide open throttle. This could be an excellent choice for mobile applications, or if you just want to experiment with parallel processing on a desktop-sized device.

Amazon is ready for the coming ARM server revolution, are you? Between products like this and the many DIY ARM clusters we’ve seen over the years, it looks like we’re going to be dragging the plucky architecture kicking and screaming into the world of high performance computing.

[Thanks to Baldpower for the tip.]





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chrisrosa
42 days ago
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TIL there are RPi compute modules. neat!
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Of course Japan had a fire-breathing Godzilla Christmas tree

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Of course Japan had a fire-breathing Godzilla Christmas tree

How do you improve on the perfection of Japanese monster movies and Christmas? You combine the two.

At least that’s the motto of Aqua City Odaiba shopping mall in Tokyo, which erected an enormous Godzilla-shaped Christmas tree.

What to Godzilla and Christmas trees have in common, you ask? Well, both have wider bottoms that narrow towards the top, both are shades of green, and both have the ability to emit beams of light.

Anyway, don’t question greatness. The Aqua City Odaiba shopping mall’s display made a huge impression on shoppers when it went on display back in 2000.

Yep, it happened almost 20 years ago, in the year that Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone came out, Britney Spears was still hot, and you spent your afternoons watching MTV Cribs.

Did the world peak in 2000 with the Godzilla-themed Christmas tree? Of course it did.

I mean, nothing could be more perfect than blending religious holidays with movie monsters; Christmas cheer with outright horror; reptilian scales with leafy greens.

For all our technological advances since 2000, our Christmas tree game is severely lacking. Frankly, I’m disappointed with the tried-and-true tree, baubles and tinsel. Who’s for a Freddy Kreuger-themed Christmas tree this year? It’ll add new meaning to a nightmare before Christmas.

The post Of course Japan had a fire-breathing Godzilla Christmas tree appeared first on Lost At E Minor: For creative people.

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chrisrosa
49 days ago
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Yaaassss!
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NewsBlur - Dark Theme by Prognoz

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CC0 - Public Domain

Last Updated

March 18, 2018

Applies to:

newsblur

Description:

This is a fork from the flareback NewsBlur Dark version with some contrast issues fixed and some details changed to match my taste.

Notes from latest update:

Discussion:

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chrisrosa
49 days ago
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Another nice dark theme for Newsblur.
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