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I can't help thinking about the internals of this thing. Does it communicate via WiFi or Bluetooth? What about battery life time and manufacturing cost per unit? The form factor looks pretty slim.

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It says right there you have to setup your wi-fi password on the device, so that's (kinda) clear.

Manufacturing cost can be off-loaded to the product makers: the buttons look branded, so if you are Tide you are paying something like $20/40 bucks to get a constant Tide logo inside my cupboard and getting the path of least resistance for purchases... if you've ever dealt with marketing numbers, that's not bad at all!

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It says it uses wifi. There are $5 wifi modules, which I guess would have enough processing to remember your wifi, and do 1 HTTP request, and (in volume) should be feasible for $10. A spark core (which has a bit more functions), costs $20 retail.

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This is super cool! Shameless plug. If you're looking for street-level reverse (or forward) geocoding, we offer[1] a super affordable API and CSV upload tool.

[1] http://geocod.io

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Engage | Washington DC / Northern Virginia

At Engage we use technology and disruptive thinking to solve big problems for innovators worldwide. We're looking to add a WordPress developer to our creative team in our brand new Old Town Alexandria offices. Here's what we're looking for:

- Strong PHP/MySQL background

- Intimate understanding of relational databases

- Be comfortable with server administration (though by no means an expert level)

- Well versed in CSS, HTML, AJAX, and JavaScript

- A love of creative problem solving

- Comfortable working on tight deadlines and in a team environment

- A passion for the open source community

- In general, a nice person to be around who enjoys tackling challenges and learning new skills

- Comfortable with version control—We use Git

- Experience with Vagrant a plus

- Bonus points if you have experience with Facebook Connect, Twitter Login, OAuth, etc​

Is this you? Please apply here:

http://engagedc.theresumator.com/apply/rXXauf/WordPress-Deve... or contact me directly if you have any questions: mathias AT engagedc.com

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QR and bar codes are just old technology at this point. Everything is moving towards RFID/NFC now.

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This is awesome, I really love the execution. Shameless plug, I built an iPhone app some years ago with a similar concept https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/daft-touch/id308195972?mt=8

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Engage | Washington DC / Northern Virginia

At Engage we use technology and disruptive thinking to solve big problems for innovators worldwide. We're looking to add a WordPress developer to our creative team in our brand new Old Town Alexandria offices.

Here's what we're looking for:

- Strong PHP/MySQL background

- Intimate understanding of relational databases

- Be comfortable with server administration (though by no means an expert level)

- Well versed in CSS, HTML, AJAX, and JavaScript

- A love of creative problem solving

- Comfortable working on tight deadlines and in a team environment

- A passion for the open source community

- In general, a nice person to be around who enjoys tackling challenges and learning new skills

- Comfortable with version control—Git preferred

- Experience with Vagrant a plus

- Bonus points if you have experience with Facebook Connect, Twitter Login, OAuth, etc​

Is this you? Please apply here: http://engagedc.theresumator.com/apply/rXXauf/WordPress-Deve... or contact me directly if you have any questions: mathias AT engagedc.com

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"With just €10 you can chat for free and without limits anywhere in the world for a year. And you can do it for always for just €10 a year. WhatSim has neither fixed costs nor monthly payments and it never expires."

How can €10/year be free? Also, no monthly payments -- but there are still yearly payments.

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And to be able to receive multimedia messages you need “credits”: http://www.whatsim.com/en/rates

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Every single person in the video is wearing Nike socks and shoes. Is this just a coincidence or is Nike somehow related to this project?

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Hey,

I'm one of the Geocod.io founders. I'm very interested in hearing about the features you're looking for and discuss data quality. Feel free to reach out here or at hello@geocod.io

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I've actually been in email contact with you before, back in March. Grep your mailbox for "Wild Bunch Sundance Crook".

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This is very interesting. How do you handle working with multiple clients? E.g. I'm working on this project for this client, this week but the client from last week has an urgent question/issue that I need to look at. Would that be billed hourly, or as part of next week or something to that extend?

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For work that actually requires me to crack open a terminal, it's as you described i.e. in the vast majority of cases it can probably wait until the next week they've booked. In the rare case that they're losing money thanks to inaction or if the problem is directly due to an error I made, then I'll fix the thing so that it's in a working state right now and work on a longer-term solution in their next slot.

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