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Microsoft's Triple-Screen Phone Concept Is So Ridiculous, I Need To Try It ... Microsoft may join TCL and Samsung in creating a folding phone with three screens.
12/28/2021 11:44:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies ^ | 28 DECEMBER 2021 | ByPhillip Tracy
Pictured is TCL’s tri-fold conceptPhoto: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo ======================================== Microsoft hasn’t quite stuck the landing with its Surface Duo folding smartphone attempts, but the company is already eyeing the next major advancement, and it could be as simple as adding another screen. A patent discovered by Patently Apple suggests Microsoft is toying with the idea of creating a smartphone with three displays and two hinges. It’d look something like a trifold wallet, or a triptych for you history buffs out there. The concept is essentially the current Surface Duo with a third panel connected to one of the screens by a...

Trump accuses McConnell of 'folding' on debt ceiling
10/06/2021 2:54:13 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 18 replies
thehill ^ | 10/06/21 05:22 PM EDT | ARIS FOLLEY
Former President Trump accused Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (D-Ky.) on Wednesday of “folding” in his standoff with Democrats over the debt limit, shortly after the senator proposed a plan to delay a potential default. “Looks like Mitch McConnell is folding to the Democrats, again,” Trump said in a statement on Wednesday afternoon. “He’s got all of the cards with the debt ceiling, it’s time to play the hand. Don’t let them destroy our country!” Trump's statement came just hours after McConnell offered Democrats a deal on temporarily resolving the impasse, as the country is estimated to have just weeks...

New Client With ARM Support (Folding@Home)
12/08/2020 7:30:47 PM PST · by texas booster · 22 replies
Folding @ Home Org ^ | November 24, 2020 | Emma
We are pleased to announce version 7.6.21 of the Folding@home software and recommend that everyone upgrades! This version includes a number of significant updates, most notably the addition of ARM 64-bit support. ARM support is a great step forward given the rapid proliferation of ARM-based devices. We are especially grateful to Neocortix for helping make this possible! The new client also includes updates that better detect and automatically configure supported GPUs.

WWII Japanese Paratroops Folding Rifle
09/17/2020 8:05:51 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 33 replies
Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/17/20 | C Cocole
The Idea looked better on Paper - In World War Two Japan had a paratroop corps, Germany provided the technical assistance with equipment implementation in the late 1930’s. One of the methods was the use of parachute-equipped containers housing the firearms, this was dropped separately from the paratrooper. In the combat drop at Sumatra (Japanese) and Crete (Germany), both drop zones had problems of weapons containers landing far from troops, resulting being out gunned. Especially, the experiences of the airborne attack on Palembang in Sumatra, Dutch East Indies, February 13-15, 1942. In that battle, the airborne troops were equipped with...

The newest folding phones from Samsung and Motorola are already breaking and attracting scratches
02/20/2020 10:25:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies
CNBC ^ | Published Tue, Feb 18 20209:20 AM EST Updated Wed, Feb 19 202010:09 AM EST | Todd Haselton
Key Points YouTube channel JerryRigEverything showed the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip display is as strong as plastic, not glass as advertised. The Motorola RAZR is already breaking, with one reviewerÂ’s screen completely separating from the phoneÂ’s body. Maybe you shouldnÂ’t buy a folding phone yet. ======================================== SamsungÂ’s new foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip. Ryan Browne | CNBC ======================================== Two new phones with folding displays, the $1,380 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and the $1,500 Motorola RAZR, launched in recent weeks, and people already have complaints about them. It seems like a repeat of what we went through nearly a year...

FedEx driver spotted picking up, folding fallen American flag
02/13/2020 3:59:36 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 9 replies
NBC5 News ^ | February 10, 2020 | ocelyn Brumbaugh
Rick Guerino was on his lunch break at work when he received an alert from his Ring doorbell camera showing a FedEx driver at his home. But he wasn't expecting a package. Instead, the driver was captured on video picking up an American flag that had fallen to the ground as the result of windy weather. The driver then folds the flag and places it inside Guerino's front screen door to secure it. "I didn't know what he was doing at first when he was waving it out and everything," Guerino told News 12 New Jersey. "I was like, 'What...

Will you have enough Guns when it matters the most? M3D Folding Glock
10/04/2019 6:31:53 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 22 replies
Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/4/2019 | F Jardim
Full Conceal Folding Full-Size M3D and Sub-Compact M3S Hi-Capacity 9mm Pistols - From the corner of her eye, Christina saw the lumbering man aiming his pistol at her and she knew she was about to die. She didn't close her eyes. When the shot came a moment later, the blast was deafening. She was surprised she didn't feel anything. It wasn’t until the fifth blast that she became aware the shadow of the lumbering figure was gone and she heard what she thought to be the weak tinkling of small bells. Tiny bright objects began to dance on the polished...

Boeing's New 777-X's Folding Wings, Are They Safe?
05/04/2019 2:26:46 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 66 replies
Interesting Engineering ^ | Apr 2019 | Marcia Wendorf
In the wake of two recent crashes seemingly caused by Boeing's design decisions for their 737 Max 8 and Max 9 airplanes, is it any wonder that people are concerned about Boeing's new models, the 777-8 and 777-9, that feature folding wing tips? The new planes are scheduled for delivery in 2020... The reason for the folding wing tips is that the wingspan of the new aircraft, at 235 feet, is too long to fit at the gates of most airports. Once folded, the wings will be only 212 feet in length. The purpose of the longer wing is to...

Samsung folding phone is different—but also almost $2,000
02/20/2019 12:26:27 PM PST · by ETL · 32 replies ^ | Feb 20, 2019 | Michael Liedtke And Anick Jesdanun
Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen in an attempt to break the innovative funk that has beset the smartphones market. But it's far from clear that consumers will embrace a device that retails for almost $2,000, or that it will spark the creative renaissance the smartphone market apparently needs.The Galaxy Fold, announced Wednesday in San Francisco, will sell for $1,980 when it is released April 26.Consumers willing to pay that hefty price will get a device that can unfold like a wallet so it can work like a traditional smartphone with a 4.6 inch screen or...

Help selecting folding knife for son
11/08/2018 3:44:13 PM PST · by ModelBreaker · 74 replies
ModelBreaker ^ | 11/8/2018 | ModelBreaker
Looking for recommendations for a high quality folding knife as a gift for my son. He likes knives that kind-of spring open. I'm not sure what to call the mechanism that springs open but is not a switchblade. 3.5 inches is legal where I live. I put a link to Spyderco as I understand they are one of the good companies.

The Folding Stuff
09/17/2018 11:14:00 AM PDT · by Twotone · 2 replies
Steyn On-line ^ | September 17, 2018 | Mark Steyn
Happy Constitution Day to all our American readers. Brett Kavanaugh's high school years continue to roil Washington. Charles C W Cooke concludes: "Unfair as it may be, the core calculation now will not be whether the charges are true (we don't know) or whether the timings and assumptions are fair (they are not), but what the various players consider the least dangerous course politically." Oh, my. To modify my old gag from the Obama years, Republicans are so good at folding they should be Chuck Schumer's valet. If you were Judge Kavanaugh, would you want to bet your future on...

Full Concealed M3 Folding Glock
11/27/2017 9:03:11 AM PST · by w1n1 · 38 replies
Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/27/2017 | J Hines
Could this be breaking news for the M3 Folding Glock? Have you seen this? In its folded configuration for concealment carry its no larger than a cell phone footprint with a 22 round. (9mm) The deployment is quick with one swift motion, one in the pipe is ready to fire. There are some added engineered trigger safety when folded. See the full description of the M3 Folding Glock video here.

Do you Carry a Folding Knife?
07/27/2017 5:58:39 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 41 replies
Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/27/2017 | M Janich
Most of us carry folding knives for every day carry (EDC), a question was asked. How good are they for defensive use? Michael Janich of Martial Blade Concepts goes over the basics of personal defense with a blade. The idea is to give you an understanding of what a 3 inch blade capabilities. How deep will it cut or penetrate? Just viewing this objectively as a tool itself is an eye opener. Pork Man In order to visually understand the blade capability without having to cut your own training partner. A piece of 5 pound pork tender loin is wrapped...

Japan’s WWII Paratroop folding Rifle was the worse Idea
08/05/2016 7:44:54 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
AShooting Journal ^ | 8/5/2016 | J Hines
The Idea looked better on PaperIn World War Two Japan had a paratroop corps, Germany provided the technical assistance with equipment implementation in the late 1930’s. One of the methods was the use of parachute-equipped containers housing the firearms, this was dropped separately from the paratrooper. In the combat drop at Sumatra (Japanese) and Crete (Germany), both drop zones had problems of weapons containers landing far from troops, resulting being out gunned. At the outcome the Japanese obviously thought this wasn't a good idea, and looked at alternatives methods. One idea is to have the paratroops jump with a compact...

The Star Wars folding screens just unveiled at Kyoto’s Kiyomizu Temple are amazing
12/02/2015 6:15:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
Rocket News 24 ^ | December 1, 2015 | Preston Phro
These Star Wars folding screens, unveiled at Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, are based on a traditional Japanese design…and they’re pretty awesome too! The folding screens pictured below were revealed on Monday at Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, one of Japan’s most famous and iconic Buddhist temples. How Disney arranged this, we have no idea, but we have to say that they’re certainly present a unique take on the originals!

Funky, Folding Portable 'Suitcase' Motorcycles:
10/24/2015 3:41:49 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 October 2015 | reaganite Republican
I find most all vehicles interesting somehow -historically, artistically, or the technology- but was always more of a 'car guy' than into bikes. I've ridden a little but never actually owned a street bike of any sort. So forgive me if I'm out-of-it but I never even heard of the 1981-83 'Honda Motocompo' portable motorcycle until last week, just stumbled across it on the net. Seems to have quite a following, and the dandy lil' 50cc scooter-ish thing was meant to be ordered along with new cars (in Japan) too, where it could be purchased as an option- it fit neatly...

You've been folding your shirts and socks wrong your entire life: Watch the Kondo Method
06/04/2015 11:30:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
Business Insider ^ | 06/04/2015
It turns out that you are probably folding your t-shirts and socks all wrong. Marie Kondo, an organization celebrity in Japan, shows us the folding methods that earned her a spot on TIME's 2015 "Top 100 Influential People" list. You can learn more about her tidying methods from her book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing."CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR A BRIEF VIDEO OF HOW TO FOLD YOUR SHIRTS AND SOCKS THE KONDO WAY....

Prime Obamacare insurance company is folding (CoOpportunity in Nebraska, Pelosi knew)
01/18/2015 5:15:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
North Platte Bulletin ^ | 1/17/15 | George Lauby
One of the primary health insurance companies in Nebraska and Iowa is folding, after federal grants and loans were cut off in mid-December. The lack of emergency loan money has put CoOpportunity Health Care on the ropes, according to the Iowa Insurance Commission. Policy holders are scrambling to switch to one of the only two remaining health insurance companies in Nebraska – Coventry or Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
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