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    200-300 stops sounds brutal, so I sympathize with the driver about that. But just drive back to the garage, hand in the keys, and quit. Even if mid-shift.
     
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    If he worked 12 hours a day and made 200 stops, that comes to 3.6 minutes between stops. So, unless the stops were all very close to each other, the dude is probably exaggerating.

    And 300 stops per day sounds like Guinness territory!
     
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    Amazon announces $8.45 billion deal to buy Hollywood studio MGM | Daily Mail Online
     
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    From a practical, provisioning p.o.v it's utilizing bandwidth more efficiently and adding capability. In an Enterprise market it sounds like it could be useful - we used to dance around the edge of this with mobility features. They have control over their own routers and edge devices - not much we're going to do about it anyway. Even if you opt out how could you tell?
     
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    That was exactly the point my brother brought to my mother's attention, she uses one of those Amazon devices, I think its an echo...I showed her the article I posted here and she found the settings and disabled that feature and then tonight my brother commented on how can you be sure it really is disabled and nothing is being shared...She unplugged her echo device after that conversation, lol, she decided not to use it anymore...

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    Like I said, from a provisioning standpoint it makes sense. Means, motive and opportunity. I have no access to the network side of my router and have no way to have a clue as to what's going on. QoS and bandwidth shaping are not tools you give the kiddies to play with. If the feature is off on the gadget how would you actually know if your bandwidth is actually being reserved for you or not? As long as 'the call goes through' what difference would it make?

    I stand there like an idiot talking about Ring and Wyze and Nest crapola for hours. People can't find enough stuff to festoon their houses with. Cameras, microphones that see and hear and maybe even record everything. More often than not the people involved have zero understanding of the implications behind what they are doing. And yet somehow this change to bandwidth distribution is over the line, can't have it. I wish I could just mind-meld and give them an information dump very quickly. OMABB.
     
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    I have 2 ring cameras. I bought a pack of 3 from costco intending to put one on the east side of my back yard and on on the front porch because of some annoying 20 something neighbors who like to jump fences in the wee hours and cause a ruckus in my yard. I did not have a big dog when it started but I now have a big dog. She is a puppy but she will be a good watch dog eventually. Any way, I set up the one on the porch, the side has to go on the side of the house, which is stucco so I have not set it up yet. I don't have the subscription for recordings, but if I am not home I get an alert if there is something moving in my front yard and I can look using the app to see what it is.

    My daughter has the 3rd camera because people have been stealing mail at her apartment and her front porch faces the area with the mail boxes and her camera records all the comings and goings. Some random person (never the same one) always shows up about 1 in the morning to check the mail boxes. The camera has a little light on it and it is obvious when they see the camera they jump back in their car and drive away. She is paying the 3$ a month for recording because of that, in case she has to report it to the police.

    Otherwise, I got rid of my amazon fire stick. It was causing too many problems and I got tired of paying Amazon 15.00 a month for the privilege of paying to watch movies I wanted to see. Now I have a roku and it works a lot better.
     
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    Wyze makes some really nice, capable cameras that are really cheap. Got one for $26 with a 32Gb SD card in it.
     
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    My daughter had one of those. It is good if you don't need detail past a certain point. She said the Ring camera gets a lot more detail and has a wider range of view.
     
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    How did the guy get to work in the first place? He have to walk back to the garage to get his car?
     
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