Adding price signaling to health care, and adopting Indiana’s HSA deductible concept, would dramatically alter how health care works – and lead to lower prices. Ideas so good they will never happen.
Coldstreams Internet of Things, Drones, etc Blog
Far too many people think that Wealth=Assets+Debt, as they take on loans to buy nice homes, cars, RVs and other toys. They look wealthy to the outside world, but in fact, are very poor because Wealth=Assets-Debt. Today, car dealers are encouraging consumers to roll over negative equity in car loans to buy newer, bigger, shinier and more expensive cars. The lead anecdote in the linked news item illustrates as a buyer now owes $45,000 on his $27,000 car purchase. This is bad, really bad, but 1/3d of used car trade ins are now going this route.
Grocery stores, which have already outsourced checkout and bagging to the consumer, are now working on building automated fulfillment distribution centers to process online orders.
Standard wood sided homes with a shake roof are easily burned by wild fires. Homes can, however, be built to be highly fire resistant through the use of non-flammable roofing and non-flammable siding and deck material.
Article about software engineering makes the untrue claim that the field was previously “dominated by women”. That claim is false; however, the percentage of women working in the field prior to 1990 was far greater than it is today.
On October 28th, a staggeringly cold temperature of -45 degrees was recorded in Utah, the lowest ever recorded temperature for October in the lower 48 states. It was 7 degrees F at my own home this morning.
Up to 1,000 cell sites dropped off line during PG&E’s power shut offs in California, cutting off entire communities in an era when 80% of 911 calls are cellular/wireless based. We still need distributed emergency communications alternatives such as those provided by amateur radio volunteers.