Time to cut the cord

Attention all marketers and tchotchke makers- can we please do away with this item.  Who (in the US) would possible want/need/use/not have this.  Why do people keep sending these to me (or anyone).  RIP Modem dongle.


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Uber [Taxi] Pricing

Now just called Uber and in Boston they are trying to make it easier to get a ride (read substitute for a taxi). But at first blush the pricing is not very attractive. Initial fee is $8 vs $2.6 and the per mile rate is $4.90 vs $2.80. Idle time is $75/hour vs $28.  Granted those rates include tip, but seems like even at a 20% tip the premium is STEEP.


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Taylor Bay is beautiful and very shallow sandy bay on the south side of Providenciales.

Taylor Bay in Turks and Caicos

The bay itself is close to a mile long and is extraordinarily shallow for hundreds of yards out allowing young children to a great place to play and splash in the water with our risk of deep water or waves. As well there are some good shells and starfish there to be found. However, getting to Taylor Bay can be very hard if you don’t know how to get there- there are no signs and it is not marked.

Directions to Taylor Bay:
1. Take Leeward Highway and head south on South Dock Road
2. Take South Dock Road all the way to the end to Chalk Sound Drive and go right (the only way you can go, which is west).
3. Take Chalk Sound Drive to Ocean Point and go left (the only way you can go)
4. See map image below on where to park, the parking is a small dirt lot (really carved out of the side of the road). There are no signs and it is about 200 yards down the road on the right hand side.
5. Follow the path between the two rocks down to the beach with the tennis courts on your right side (about 50 yards).
6. Relax.
Parking map for Taylor Bay Turks & Caicos


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Acela clearly wins the fail blog contest for worst web sites of all time.  I think even a 5th grader would know to redirect acela.com -> www.acela.com; the results are too good to miss: http://acela.com/


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