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Hey Everyone. Welcome to Saturday’s issue of TimeMachiner. Not long after Tuesday’s edition went out, yet another act of senseless violence took place. In my home country (and home to…Continue reading

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NYC Removes Final Payphone

The march of time and technology never stops. The latest item to be reduced to the trash is the final payphone in New York City. In a place where payphones…Continue readingNYC Removes Final Payphone

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Google’s RCS Spam Failure

Google, whose failure to get people to use its various chat apps is well known, has been pushing an SMS alternative for years. RCS was to bring parity to Apple’s…Continue readingGoogle’s RCS Spam Failure

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Excel’s Debut Commercial Is Everything We Love About the 90’s

Microsoft Excel is everywhere these days. It lives on the web via Office 365, in a standalone application since 1992, and has been replicated tons of times. Excel will always…Continue readingExcel’s Debut Commercial Is Everything We Love About the 90’s

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A good Tuesday and welcome to another week of TimeMachiner. There’s been a bunch going on in the past few days and I’m working on some great issues to come…Continue reading

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Netflix Reaps What it Sows

Last week was a rough week for Netflix. The company that basically invented modern-day streaming, binge-watching, and kicked off the endless rebooting of shows, is in a world of hurt.…Continue readingNetflix Reaps What it Sows

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Apple’s Malicious Compliance with Self Repair

Apple has made some big announcements about providing the parts, tools, and manuals to repair their products. This has been due to pressure from governments and Right To Repair making…Continue readingApple’s Malicious Compliance with Self Repair

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Man Can’t Fly, Lands Plane Anyway

Straight out of “My Time To Shine” or “Oh Crap” depending on your comfort level comes this story about a passenger turned instant pilot. Darren Harrison was on a small…Continue readingMan Can’t Fly, Lands Plane Anyway

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👋🏻 Happy Saturday and welcome to the weekend edition of TimeMachiner. A big thanks to those of you who subscribed in recent weeks. I see you! This past week has…Continue reading

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Entire Maine Town Closed After Clerk Walks Out

From the “hell yeah” department, things are looking pretty dire for the town of Passadumkeag, Maine. This small town has had a clerk working in the town’s offices. It’s now…Continue readingEntire Maine Town Closed After Clerk Walks Out

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Crypto Is Crashing

In an unstable market comes very unstable times. For the past few weeks, everything in the cryptocurrency world is plummeting back down to earth. People who have been heavily invested…Continue readingCrypto Is Crashing

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The Legend of Beavis

The internet is an amazing place to mix two separate things together and create comedy. Over on YouTube, someone took a Legend of Zelda animated short and overlaid it with…Continue readingThe Legend of Beavis

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Alden Ehrenreich Was Not Solo’s Problem

Vanity Fair’s Anthony Breznican has a huge writeup about the current state of Star Wars, Lucasfilm, and the upcoming Obi Wan Kenobi show on Disney+. It’s a lengthy writeup featuring…Continue readingAlden Ehrenreich Was Not Solo’s Problem

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👋🏻 Hello and welcome to the Tuesday edition of TimeMachiner. I’ve worked up a couple of medium-sized posts for this issue and that’s because two big things happened last week.…Continue reading

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Birds Aren’t Real: Satire For A Modern Society

60 Minutes has a great interview with a young fellow named Peter McIndoe. On a whim, during a protest he saw, he decided to start his own movement: Birds Aren’t…Continue readingBirds Aren’t Real: Satire For A Modern Society

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Google I/O ’22 Breakdown

In a world of Apples, Google wants to be… a Google-type of Apple. That’s my takeaway from the annual Google I/O conference last week. In typical Google fashion, they debuted…Continue readingGoogle I/O ’22 Breakdown

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Mark Rober Gets Scam Call Center Revenge

Scammy call centers in parts of India are notorious for bilking people out of millions of dollars. It’s no secret that people fall victim to these schemes all the time.…Continue readingMark Rober Gets Scam Call Center Revenge

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A Farewell to iPod

It’s hard to imagine Apple without the iPod. In the Steve Jobs era, the iPod was the device that took them from “doing okay” to becoming a monumental success of…Continue readingA Farewell to iPod

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All The Data

The same news comes around every few years: Friends, the TV show that shows no slowing down in popularity, moves to another streaming service. From Netflix to HBO Go Max,…Continue readingAll The Data

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👋🏻 Hello and welcome to the Tuesday edition of TimeMachiner. I hope the past weekend was a good one for you. I was able to take my time machine out…Continue reading

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I Didn’t Mean To Type Duck

Autocorrect is both an amazing invention and a royal pain in the ass. Since the original iPhone, users have struggled against the “smart” system meant to fix misspellings and tapping…Continue readingI Didn’t Mean To Type Duck

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Return To Office Claims Another Victim

Apple, who has historically been anti-remote work, has made a lot of headlines in the past months. Their policy has shifted in this COVID reality to one where they will…Continue readingReturn To Office Claims Another Victim

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Marble Bust From Goodwill is from Ancient Rome

Bargain hunters should be on the lookout when rummaging through Goodwill or any other thrift store. You may end up with a rare piece of world history in your living…Continue readingMarble Bust From Goodwill is from Ancient Rome

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Good afternoon! It’s been nearly nonstop rain here in NY and I’m still waiting for this supposed “spring” to arrive. Maybe next week. In the meantime, I’ve brought you some…Continue reading

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Death to the Password

Passwords are one of the worst inventions in the modern computing age. They’re impossible to remember, places make us change them on a constant basis, and and the requirements get…Continue readingDeath to the Password

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Badass F-100

Ford’s F-100 pickup truck is pretty iconic. The design was one that was around for a long time. It was popular and has a retro-cool look to it that only…Continue readingBadass F-100

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Christiansburg Sign War

Some friendly competition is happening with multiple stores over in Christiansburg, Virginia. In recent weeks many local shops have begun flinging lighthearted and funny “insults” toward one another. Jen Cardone…Continue readingChristiansburg Sign War

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A good Tuesday to everyone! It’s been a somewhat quiet few days here but that’s been a nice way to get a bunch of reading done. I’m about 1/3 through…Continue reading

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ePub Sorta Comes to Kindle

The Kindle is one of the best single-use products on the market. To me, it’s everything a dedicated device should be. It does one thing and excels at it. In…Continue readingePub Sorta Comes to Kindle

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Save The Soap

Hotels across the globe provide soap and shampoo to their guests. It’s been a mainstay of hotels since the beginning. For years there was an effort to move away from…Continue readingSave The Soap