Monday, January 21, 2019

Disappearing cities and boroughs of the Keystone State: Carbondale, Pennsylvania


In contrast, 19 cities saw their housing values substantially deteriorate: Erie, Johnstown (Act 47), Jeannette, Bethlehem, Arnold, Carbondale, Sharon, Beaver Falls, New Kensington, Aliquippa, St. Marys, Hermitage, Connellsville, Easton, Coatesville, Hazleton, Parker and Allentown.

Source:  Wikipedia

Bradford's population peaked at 20,061 in 1930.  Its 2016 estimated population is 8,498 -- a drop of 11,563, or nearly 58%.


The City of Carbondale is located in Lackawanna County, "tucked away" 15 miles northeast of Scranton.  

Related reading:
Carbondale's fortunes followed the rise and fall of the anthracite coal industry in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Other disappearing cities and boroughs of the Keystone State
Aliquippa.  (1/12/2019)
Ambridge.  (1/17/2019)
Arnold.  (1/18/2019)
Braddock.  (1/19/2019)
Bradford, (1/20/2019)
Johnstown.  (1/6/2019)
Pittsburgh.  (1/13/2019)
Scranton.  (1/14/2019)

Other U.S. disappearing cities:
Baltimore, Maryland.  (12/31/2018)
Benton Harbor, Michigan.  (1/15/2019)
Buffalo, New York, (1/8/2019)
Cairo, Illinois.   (1/5/2019)
Cleveland, Ohio (1/2/2019)
Detroit, Michigan.  (1/1/2019)
East St. Louis, Illinois.  (1/11/2019)
Flint, Michigan.  (1/7/2019)
Gary, Indiana.  (1/4/2019)
St. Louis, Missouri.  (1/2/2019)
Wheeling, West Virginia.  (1/16/2019)
Youngstown, Ohio.  (1/9/2019)


Silly question of the day: The Weather Guys edition


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Photo by Retiring Guy

Sunday, January 20, 2019

CES 2019: Opte Intelligent Beauty Wand




8 Futuristic products that you can only dream about (for now).  (The Gadger Flow, 1/19/2019)
Opté Intelligent Beauty Wand. You know how magazines airbrush cover models using Photoshop? This device does the same thing in real life. The beauty wand takes 200 images a second to analyze your skin. A built-in microprinter then covers blemishes with a special serum.
Just a dream for now.

Other 2019 CES posts:
December 2018
AVidea Group Safe Zone Gunfire Detector.  (12/5/2018)
FADES auto-darkening eyewear.  (12/7/2018)
Estelle Costanza does not approve of this car porn. (12/12/2018)
Smart smoke detectors.  (12/15/2018)
LG CineBeam Laser 4K projector.  (12/22/2018)
Poopy diaper alarm for harried parents.  (12/25/2018)
Twice breathlessly promotes the "Clash of the Robovacs".  (12/28/2018)
Don't worry, you won't have to throw away your stupid shoes.  (12/31/2018)

January 2019
Samsung is building The Wall.  (1/6/2019)
Hypnbos smart sleep mask.  (1/8/2019)
Hyundai creates a car with body parts.  (1/9/2019)
Intimate messager banned, gender bias alleged.  (1/13/2019)
Why brush? Because they'll soon be Y-Brush!  (1/13/2019)
Auto Sense wireless charger car mount.  (1`/13/2019)
EyeForcer improves posture without nagging parents. (1/14/2019)
Quell your pain.  (1/17/2019)
Muse 2.  (1/17/2018)
Augment your view of the world with Focals by North.  (1/18/2019)