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Evernote is close to hassle-free.  I just installed it and it installs cleanly and syncs fine. And the UI looks good in Linux.

I also found a loophole to Evernote's head tax on using multiple devices (you must buy their commercial service if you use Evernote's client software on more than 2 devices, which are workstations, phones or tablets.)

I had been using Evernote on my crashed system for years and I never got a nag from Evernote that I exceeded the allowed free account device count of 2 devices. (I have a tablet and a smartphone both with Evernote.) I never thought about this until I downloaded and ran Evernote for Windows on my new system and found that Evernote was telling me to deactivate Evernote on one of my devices.

The key to get around this monetization turns out to be to use an old version (but quite functional) of Evernote for Windows. I'd never updated Evernote's client before this so I assumed that Windows was exempt from the device count restriction. Which it was not.

The version of Evernote for Windows I'm using that does not affect the device count dates from late 2013: version 4.6.4.8136. A later one may also work.

From this site: https://evernote.en.uptodown.com/win/old

ClamAV indicates no threat detected from the downloaded installer.

I'm guessing that the older versions of Evernote don't contain code that has to do with tracking "installed devices".
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Loco Stories / Humor / Re: Musk introduces the Tesla Semi
« Last post by unix on November 19, 2017, 07:22:36 AM »
I am sure it's not miles per gallon but gallons per mile type of thing..
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Loco Stories / Humor / Re: Musk introduces the Tesla Semi
« Last post by I D Shukhov on November 19, 2017, 02:59:42 AM »
^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drag_racing#Classes  Says "Pro Stock" cars, which burn gasoline and look like traditional cars run "quarter-mile times in the 6.4 second range, and speeds over 210 mph", which is about the same as the current EV record: 

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The current electric drag racing record is [2] 6.940 seconds at 201.37 mph (324.0736 kph) for a quarter mile (420m).

The "top fuel dragsters" which burn nitromethane are a lot (2x) faster:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pFgQW-Y21M



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Loco Stories / Humor / Re: Musk introduces the Tesla Semi
« Last post by unix on November 18, 2017, 10:00:34 PM »
There is something unique to the electric car, where it immediately throws all the max torque at the drivetrain bypassing all the intermediate levels. Versus an internal combustion engine that has to rev up to a certain point.
 That's why the fastest car in the world is electric.  Remember that youtube video, where they build some Toyota POS into an electric monster that kicked the rear end of race cars like Camaro, Porsche, Lambo, etc.

So yeah, I believe his claim. Not sure it's as valid with the load, certainly. But empty - I believe it.



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Loco Stories / Humor / Re: Musk introduces the Tesla Semi
« Last post by The Gorn on November 18, 2017, 06:49:02 AM »
At 2:40 he says it goes 0-60 with or without a (presumably empty) trailer.  After that there's animation of it loaded with 80,000 pounds and accelerating to 60 mph in 20 seconds.

He can say anything he likes but physics! Inertia! The acceleration is bound by universal laws. 0-60 in 20 seconds is impressive.

The unloaded cab (bobtail) will accelerate like a race car but doing so has no purpose.

And, the electric drive train still has to be economic compared to diesel. He's still in free market competition on costs, even though Musk is an egomaniac who acts like nothing can compete with his shit.
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Loco Stories / Humor / Re: Musk introduces the Tesla Semi
« Last post by I D Shukhov on November 18, 2017, 02:31:48 AM »
These futuristic trucks look like they are carrying bodies away from Soylent Green self-suicide parlors to the nearest food cracker factory.

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A semi accelerating from 0-60 in 5 seconds (2:20) has to be one of most frightening highway driving scenarios I can think of.

That would only happen if the cab were bobtailing (no trailer.) A loaded truck will be bound by physics of inertia. The motor is powerful but it'll have its limits.

At 2:40 he says it goes 0-60 with or without a (presumably empty) trailer.  After that there's animation of it loaded with 80,000 pounds and accelerating to 60 mph in 20 seconds.

Musk says Tesla is in this business because 80% of all truck deliveries are 250 miles or less and these trucks go 500 miles without needing a recharge. 

When they become self-driving it's going to be very bad news for jobs.

Shows the historical progression of most popular jobs by state from 1978-2014: https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/02/05/382664837/map-the-most-common-job-in-every-state

The slider below the map moves automatically when the graphic first comes up.  When it moves to 2014  most states show truck driver!
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Loco Stories / Humor / Re: Musk introduces the Tesla Semi
« Last post by The Gorn on November 17, 2017, 07:12:03 AM »
These futuristic trucks look like they are carrying bodies away from Soylent Green self-suicide parlors to the nearest food cracker factory.

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A semi accelerating from 0-60 in 5 seconds (2:20) has to be one of most frightening highway driving scenarios I can think of.

That would only happen if the cab were bobtailing (no trailer.) A loaded truck will be bound by physics of inertia. The motor is powerful but it'll have its limits.
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Loco Stories / Humor / Musk introduces the Tesla Semi
« Last post by I D Shukhov on November 17, 2017, 06:42:17 AM »
This has to go in the humor section.

Musk introduces the Tesla semi:   https://news.google.com/news/video/fQvGSkTYJSE

A semi accelerating from 0-60 in 5 seconds (2:20) has to be one of most frightening highway driving scenarios I can think of.

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Discussions - Public / Google Can No Longer Be Trusted With Private Data
« Last post by ilconsiglliere on November 13, 2017, 10:11:49 AM »
https://spectator.org/google-can-no-longer-be-trusted-with-private-data/

Did anyone actually believe that Goolag was not scanning your private data.
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Discussions - Public / Re: How can i start dropshipping business in Canada?
« Last post by The Gorn on November 12, 2017, 05:33:18 PM »
The guy is a brain dead worthless spammer. He followed his own post up with a spam link to a shitty website he's pimping for, which I deleted. He's been deleted and banned. That is virtually the only type of new registration we get now, the brain dead sock puppet.
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