Saturday, February 13, 2016

"Amazing crowd" at Ben Carson rally is lost in a tweet of light and shadow



Actually, 14000 people attended this Winter Jam event, as announced here.


A crowd view that makes the Carson tweet even more bizarre.

Messiah complex, perhaps?

Dear Ben Carson, Please save yourself further embarrassment by suspending your Presidential campaign



Besides, the end is near, so you might as well bring it down to zero now and be done with it.


Grace Young Strand (1926-2016) Warren High School Class of 1944



1944 Dragon yearbook


Grace's high school activities:
A Cappella Choir (2, 3, 4); Assembly Plays (3, 4); Class Offices (3), Secretary; Commencement Usher (3); Dragon (4), Dragonette (4); Dramatic Club (3, 4); Evening of Plays (4); Junior Chamber of Commerce (2, 3); Junior Play (3); Science Club (2); Standing Committee (2); Stenographers' Club (4); Student Council (2, 3, 4); Traffic Squad (2). 

1967 Warren City Directory

'Grace' is definitely back in fashion.


Other members of the class of '44:
Mary Davis Christensen Spencer.  (9/27/2015)
Leonard Lucia.  (7/4/2015)
Mary Blackwell Bancroft.   (6/22/2015)
Kenneth Klenck.  (1/31/2015)
Dolores Nuhfer Anthony.  (9/21/2014)
Marjorie Christensen Anderson.  (10/6/2013)

CES 2016 Netatmo Welcome home security camera


Andrew Gebhart, c|net associate edtor, likes this $200 product -- with reservations.  He offers 2 better alternatives at the conclusion of this video.



Mentioned in the slide show, The 2016 CES Report: The Trend Behind the Trend.  (Innovation Excellence)

Second opinion.  
Netatmo Welcome review: An HD security camera with face recognition.  (ZDNet, 7/14/2015)
Charles McLellan's review is divided into 4 sections:  design, setup, in use, conclusion.  Like Andrew, he notes the devices slow, cautious approach to face recognition.  

Not exactly confidence-building reviews at Amazon.


Netatmo official website.

Bottom Line:  Combining the reviews of less-than-satisfied customers with Gebhart's video comments, I'd say that the Netatmo is a work in progress.  (A totally "hands-off" conclusion, of course.)

Related CES 2016  posts:
Volkswagen BUDD-e concept.  (2/11/2016)
Samsung Gear S2 smart watch.  (2/10/2016)
Intel Xiaomi Ninebot.  (2/9/2016)
360 Fly 350 degree action camera.  (2/9/2016)
Ricoh Theta S spherical camera.  (2/8/2016)
GoSun solar stove.  (2/8/2016)
Immersit 4D  motion furniture.  (2/7/2016)
Spün smart utensils.  (2/7/2016)
Grillbot or grill brush.  (2/6/2016)
Flip Pal Plus mobile scanner.  (2/6/2016)
ThinOPTICS reading glasses.  (2/5/2016)
My ears were initially all in for this gadget (Earin).  (2/5/2016)
Are you Ditto-worthy?  (2/4/2016)
Triby (tri-bee) takes you back to the days of the family phone.  (2/4/2016)
ODG R-7 smartglasses.  (1/24/2016)
Withings Thermo smart thermometer.  (1/24/2016)
SensorWake alarm clock (you'll need to lobby for bacon).  (1/23/2016)
Dear Panasonic, This transparent LCD display promo does not fill me with anticipation and excitement.  (1/18/2016)
All, if not much more, than most of us will ever need to know about the Vert wearable jump tracker.  (1/17/2016)  Be George Jetson: Ehang 184 AAV drone at CES2016.  (1/14/2016)
Virtual reality porn ('full immersion for the adult experience').  (1/14/2016)
'Crazy, trippy' OLED rollable TV.  (1/14/2016)
ModiFace mirror.  (1/14/2016)
A personal bartender available in multiple colors.  (1/10/2016)
Wearable translator.  (1/10/2016)
Samsung KS9500 SUHD 4K TV with stunning natural curves.  (1/8/2016)
Be your own home brewer the easy way with Pico Brew Micro Brewer.  (1/8/2016)
Daqri smart helmet.  (1/8/2016)
This shower head tells you when your time is up.  (1/7/2016)
According to this HairMax instructional video, 82 medical-grade lasers will put a smile on your face.  (1/6/2016)
You may or may not get a charge out of the Digitsole Smartshoe.  (1/6/2016)
Enrich your family life with this Samsung Smart Family Hub Fridge.  (1/6/2016)