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suddenly newton said:To any ornithologist: how do dimming of lights reduce the risk that migratory birds will strike the side of buildings? It seems counterintuitive. The reason buildings and other tall structures are lit at night (either entirely or with those flashing red marker lights) is so aircraft won't hit them.
"The reasons are not entirely understood, but nocturnal migrants often navigate by the stars and illuminated windows and other night lights often divert them from their original flight paths, especially in low-ceiling or foggy conditions."
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/why-do-migratory-birds-crash-into-buildings-at-night-and-how-can-people-prevent-it-from-happening/ and the site for the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors https://www.birdmonitors.net/
That ad features (spends much more time on) Justin Long, not the phone. Great for his career but not sure how this helps the phone stand out. Even then, hasn't every single potential customer moved beyond buying a phone because of looks? It does throw in the Alexa integration at the end, but again, that's not about the phone. It's about something that's not the phone.
I've really, really, really been enjoying access to the content that's there for free now from those with paywalls such as WaPo, WSJ, Bloomberg, etc. I'm assuming these are test runs and that Apple must be paying them for this or maybe those companies are seeing some other benefit from having a presence already.
I'm fairly sure I'll pay $10 per month for additional access. It's easy and gives me access to really awesome articles. For the last few years I've been bouncing around paying serious cash for access to individual publications. I can't stomach paying for more than one so just choose one at a time. Having this subscription service means that I wouldn't have to choose.
bloggerblog said:MacPro said:Off topic but ... OMG if only the phone had been held horizontally we would be seeing the images at roughly x4 the size viewed in the standard horizontal viewing mode.
adrayven said:Driverless electric cars are not happening for at least 10+ years. If ever.. Just to many variables to be anything more than a gimmick right now.