Saw a funny post on the Facebook today from the Awl on a population movement advocating no children. It is hilarious to hear about a look at the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement. http://www.theawl.com/2015/11/options
Like John I purchased two. I like them but the instructions are a bit weak, and I haven't had a chance to test thesolar panel yet. My 4 day road trip through KC will give them a workout though. 4 of 5 stars at least.
Had an offline, multi-player option in 1993. Somehow, in the subsequent 22 years, this great technology has been lost to mankind. If only we had some understanding of networking computers together, using and ancient technology, we might again someday have access. I bet DARPA could research it for us, with a grant. A local network, over an area. Maybe if we improve our computing power a bit more...
My internet download speeds are 5-6 times faster through Comcast using PIA VPN routing through their largest exit gateway (Toronto, CA). I pay for about 30 megs from Comcast and get over 150 mb download on average through a new docsis 3 modem. for some reason Comcast prioritizes encrypted traffic (at least on my network). I am not about to complain, but if i should be pissed off if they throttled it, should I instead praise their boosted speeds? Them giving me the maximum speed capable for a fraction of the price is very nice indeed. It always leaves me feeling conflicted.