Cortex 145: Problems Are Meant To Be Solved
Grey is in conflict with a thermostat, while Myke has finished his assignment on Mood Tracking. Myke discusses the challenge of juggling the workloads of two businesses, and your hosts take you behind the scenes of a Cortex Brand meeting, revealing their concerns about a significant bet they are about to undertake.
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It's apparently impossible for people to take information in before barfing their thoughts out.
Lots of people saying "NACS is a tragedy because it doesn't support three-phase" when, y'know, I'm pretty sure I spent some time talking about how we just flat out don't have three-phase power in homes.
Anyway, I'll shut up. Overall, the response has been much better than I figured. I was very worried about how this video would be received!
If you’re tempting tech-savvy (welcome to mastodon!) you really need to learn who are the good guys and bad guys. Chrome was great like 10+ years ago, it’s not 2010 anymore.
Haven’t looked at #Reddit in a few weeks, and I really don’t think I want to support that place anymore.
Has taken me some time to look into #kbin and #Lemmy, and I have to say, I’m quite impressed. Even with the *much* reduced user base there’s enough good content and discussion to make a worthwhile alternative.
Did take a bit of work to figure things out and where to subscribe though. But now that’s done, I’m enjoying it. Highly recommend the Voyager app if you want the Apollo experience.
It is 22/7 ≈ π approximation day! Reminder it is also the last day for MEGA Grant applications. It’s a simple process; if you have a ridiculous public maths project please do get it in the mix. https://talkingmathsinpublic.uk/mega-grant/
Cortex #144: Absurd Temperature Management
Grey has had to vacate his garage office, Myke wants to thank Cortexans, Cortex joins the Notion Nation, and Myke has hired a personal assistant. Also, a lightning round of exciting Beta features.
@TechConnectify teasing out the difference between correlation and causation is critical if you actually want to take action about something like this.
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