Searching E-Bay listings will reveal that a single can cost at least $20 USD or more, give or take a few. So, the next time someone wants to argue with me about something ridiculous, showing it off will be how I end the “debate” for the last time!
While You’re Here
Would you be willing to become one of our patrons on Patreon? We would like to do so much more with the website and magazine full time. Thank you for your consideration.
Full Disclosure: Thomas owns a fraction of a share of Microsoft via SoFI Invest. He was also a Walmart Associate until December of 2016.
In the past, Ubuntu’s Unity Desktop was designed to work on mobile devices and desktop computers. When Canonical changed plans and moved back to GNOME 3 as their desktop environment of choice, the mobile variant all but disappeared.
Thanks to UBports, however, Ubuntu Touch is still being developed and works on several mobile devices.
Their newest release includes but is not limited to:
QtWebEngine 5.14: Now allows more flexible text selection and opening of multiple file types (PDF, MP3, images, text).
Icon-based System Settings Menu.
Newer backend components that will allow Ubuntu Touch to be based on Ubuntu 20.04.
Revamps of Messages, Dialer, and Contacts
Better compatibility with IPv6.
Their official release announcement can be read here.
It’s nice to be able to have progress without dealing with political theater, which TikTok has fallen victim to, according to media mogul Barry Diller.
“It has now morphed into a ludicrous game-match between tossing ownership here, control there. … Its original aims are out the window. It has just come a whole political mismash.”
–Barry Diller on CNBC’s Squawk Box
Microsoft was initially going to attempt a deal with ByteDance until China placed more export restrictions on computer-based algorithms. Now it’s Oracle and Walmart. World politics will continue to impact e-commerce in 2020, especially in the age of COVID-19.
Can You Do Us a Favor?
We are on a mission to make media better by being more entertaining while at the same time educating and empowering the public on a variety of topics. Besides downloading the first issue of the magazine and giving it away to all your friends and family, would you be willing to become one of our patrons on Patreon?
This will help us pay for web hosting expenses, software licenses, better equipment, and eventually allow us to do this full time. Future issues of the magazine will cost $5 USD each, but just $1 USD will allow you to have an issue for $4 USD less.
That’s a savings of $48 USD a year.
Our tiers cost so little because we believe in earning your trust while providing good value.
One of the things that has become apparent in the last several months is that we live in interesting times. The things that we thought weren’t possible have become the inevitable.
It feels like we’re living in a real life Twilight Zone.
As we continue the new year, new challenges arise. In order to better cover the topics that fascinate us and hold our passion, we need to be able to step it up. That requires money.
The first goal is to make sure the web hosting can handle the files and traffic we throw at it. The reason why we host each episode ourselves is because we also want our site to get more traffic.
That won’t happen if the podcast is hosted off the site.
If we reach $100 a month, hosting will be upgraded. With better hosting, we’ll be able to have more traffic. From there, further goals will include upgrading our recording equipment and even investing in a dedicated studio.
The studio is a long term goal and won’t be reached for a while.
In the meantime, feel free to share our Patreon page, and become a patron today.