* Posts by aadourian

3 posts • joined 8 Jun 2018

Hey you know what the smart-home world really needs right now? Yup, Google screaming in


Re: this is just the start of a very ugly battle for your home

I have to commend Google for not including a camera on their fondleclock at least...

My take is if it needs an Internet connection to work then I don't need it. I'm still rocking an X10 installation for lighting, hardwired RS485 net for the 'stats, wired IP for the cams. A HomeSeer rig runs it all and I can pick up any house phone, stab # and tell "Anna" what I need. But that novelty wore off back in 2006.

PETA calls for fish friendly Swedish street signage


Re: Fishkill

I would fully support changing the name of Rapalje Road to Murderous Scum Road -- nice one.

Oh and there is an obligatory tech tie-in I failed to mention, East Fishkill next door is home to Globalfoundries 300mm CMOS fab (used to be Big Blue back in the day). I believe the first run of Playstation 2 Cell chips were stamped out there.



As a resident of Fishkill, New York, I can tell you that we got that call from PETA back in 1996:


We've got a lot of kills in this area; Peekskill, Wallkill, Sawkill, Deerkill to name a few. Turns out this area was settled by the Dutch and "kill" means "body of water". You know, where fish generally live.

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