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  1. Re: Project Fi Google - works in 135 countries, including SBH $20/Mo $10GB data

    Old news.

    https://www.sbhonline.com/forums/showthread.php/86660-Cutting-the-cord-and-the-bills
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    Re: Transat Ag2r La Mondiale : départ dimanche !

    They are having too much fun for a transatlantic crossing. Thanks, Kevin.
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    Re: Transat Ag2r La Mondiale : départ dimanche !

    Scary place to sail. But these boats will likely outrun pursuers as long as there is breeze.
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    Re: Cutting the cord and the bills

    International update: We recently returned from a long trip to New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, and Indonesia. We did nothing to make our Project Fi phones ready for the trip. They worked as well...
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    Re: Chile Trip Report

    Just looked in here after a long time away. Love your report, Dennis. Also JEK's trip. Wow to both!
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    Sounds good, Dennis. Enjoy and post. I'm...

    Sounds good, Dennis. Enjoy and post. I'm interested. This year we go to NZ, but Chile may be the plan for next winter.
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    Flying? Point the plane west this year. Snowbird,...

    Flying? Point the plane west this year. Snowbird, Vail, Jackson Hole.
  8. Yes, DARPA was formed after Sputnik along with...

    Yes, DARPA was formed after Sputnik along with NASA. The purpose was to avoid the kind of technological surprise that Sputnik represented. DARPA started whole industries including suppliers for NASA....
  9. We did this in reverse last year with LIAT. EIS -...

    We did this in reverse last year with LIAT. EIS - SXM, SXM - SBH. You can charter a boat if you want a bit of adventure. The BVI has more boats and captains than anyplace I know.
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    Like I said, Apple failed 'works and plays well...

    Like I said, Apple failed 'works and plays well with others' in kindergarten. Amazon seems intent on matching that silliness.
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    The real problem is Apple. Failed the 'works and...

    The real problem is Apple. Failed the 'works and plays well with others' portion of the kindergarten report card.
  12. After Sputnik, the Eisenhower administration set...

    After Sputnik, the Eisenhower administration set up NASA to compete in the space race. Waste of money, right? Their current budget is about $18B. The plan is to set up a space industry to perform...
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    Pew research indicates cord cutters are even...

    Pew research indicates cord cutters are even cutting home broadband in favor of cell phone access. See...
  14. US Government funding enabled the microchip...

    US Government funding enabled the microchip industry, the internet, the interstate highway system, airplane travel, and, soon, space travel. It's a good thing, IMHO.
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    They survived the southern ocean and are on...

    They survived the southern ocean and are on record pace as they round Cape Horn. See http://volodiaja.net/Tracking/ for the tracks.
  16. Atlantic in winter. Iron men. I'm in awe.

    Atlantic in winter. Iron men. I'm in awe.
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    Franck Cammas set the record on Groupama 3 which...

    Franck Cammas set the record on Groupama 3 which is reborn as IDEC Sport. These boats have done this before in a previous life. Cammas is recovering from a partially severed right leg when it hit the...
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    Match racing around the world

    There is a big deal race going on right now in the southern ocean. Two big trimarans, IDEC Sport (Francis Joyon) and Spindrift (Yann Guichard), are zooming around the planet at 30 knots chasing the...
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    Not at all new. ...

    Not at all new.

    http://dailypress2.com/civilwar/Virginia.jpg
  20. Phaedo 3 just won line honors at the RORC...

    Phaedo 3 just won line honors at the RORC Transatlantic from Lanzarote to Grenada in under six days. If only Columbus had such technology. They edged out another MOD 70 by 2 hours.
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  21. Thread: Cata Cup

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    Nicely produced video of the first day. ...

    Nicely produced video of the first day.


    https://vimeo.com/146344006
  22. Thread: Cata Cup

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    Any foiling cats among the fleet?

    Any foiling cats among the fleet?
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    I saw Colt and Philly as well on the other side...

    I saw Colt and Philly as well on the other side of Spa Creek from Wild Horses.

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0KN9EMpieCI/VjlWZvHTGxI/AAAAAAABImc/9-IyrQFChxg/s1152-Ic42/IMG_20151030_142004.jpg...
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    On her way to the Bucket

    Wild Horses, a 'Spirit of Tradition' design by Joel White, stopped in Annapolis on the way to the Caribbean for regatta season. Her beautiful lines are a throwback to a different age.
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    Agreed, Kathy. This is the latest USNA Spirit...

    Agreed, Kathy. This is the latest USNA Spirit video. You can google the rest but I think this is the best. Most just prepare for and denigrate a football opponent, especially Army. My barber is in...
  26. Thread: NY Mets @ KC

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    The Mets got their own Bill Buckner 30 years...

    The Mets got their own Bill Buckner 30 years later.
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    JEK, I just think Roku is better for me. Apple TV...

    JEK, I just think Roku is better for me. Apple TV doesn't offer anything extra and is missing some features and has fewer apps.
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    Enjoy your new STB! Good choice for people who...

    Enjoy your new STB! Good choice for people who are into the Apple ecosystem.

    Amazon is doing a dumb thing, IMHO, which will come back to bite them. They are trying to use their market position...
  29. Thread: The Baie

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    Nice combo of patience, talent, hardware, and...

    Nice combo of patience, talent, hardware, and software. A recipe for great photos.
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    Update: So far, I like controlling my...

    Update:

    So far, I like controlling my entertainment choices. At the moment, we aren't watching anything on HBO or Sling so we dropped those subscriptions saving $35/month. I'll resubscribe to HBO...
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    Regattas all over the bay yesterday. The largest...

    Regattas all over the bay yesterday. The largest was the 211 boat fleet of Optis. Lots of boats manned by parents keeping other boats away.
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    Thanks, Kathy. You'll also enjoy the color in...

    Thanks, Kathy. You'll also enjoy the color in Annapolis yesterday.

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/z9vwJqqL5wUcrcY4AcUDH8QkKPPYAb6ue57cpy0zr3OR=w1214-h239-no
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    Color in the Berkshires last week: ...

    Color in the Berkshires last week:

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-WGEYVCYLas0/Vi2YieZUWpI/AAAAAAABIRo/VymV-K-svw4/s1152-Ic42/IMG_0080.JPG
  34. Thanks, JEK. Forgot permissions. Look again.

    Thanks, JEK. Forgot permissions. Look again.
  35. Kiwi Spirit looks like a racer on deck but below...

    Kiwi Spirit looks like a racer on deck but below it has a washer/dryer, several staterooms, and a pillow in the master demanding inspiration. For sale for $2.65 million.
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