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RCS – The SMS successor and blue bubbles vs green culture war.

The world and usage of SMS has moved on since the introduction in 1992, and the system lacks many features now seen as essential, including even the ability to see if a message has been received.

Apple has its own proprietary “iMessage” SMS/MMS successor for communication between iPhones within the Apple walled garden and the bubble wars, Facebook has its own messages system and has “What’s App”, but is there room for a true SMS successor that is not a walled garden fully controlled by one technology company to create division into “tribes”, and instead is able to connect all devices just like the original SMS system?

RCS is simple to enable and is the best messaging solution for Samsung and other Android phones and to end culture wars and walled gardens.

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WordPress.com to the Next Level: Plugins, Elementor, CoBlocks?

Something completely different. A discussion on how this site is hosted: on wordpress.com.

Anyone who has started a “blog” or other site on wordpress.com, may get to wonder, what are the options for upgrading the website? What is the value of the free, personal or premium plans and beyond? What real world benefits are there, and, alternatively, what would you lose and/or gain from moving away from wordpress.com. This is a page discussing being in that situation. If you are not considering having a website, it may be of little interest.

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Images, Making Animated GIFs & Solving colour problems.

This is part of series of pages I will be adding on things I have learnt as part of building this website, and I will soon try and enable following by topic (when I get this page working), so people can separately select notification on building websites and/or population or other issues, without being notified of things outside their interest. Standby for that update.

Meanwhile this page provides general help on making an animated GIF for a series of images, specific help on a challenge with animated GIFs, and a list of sites with free images as a resource for those building images.

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Hydrogen Future or Fool’s Gold & Scams: “Where does the hydrogen come from?”

The race to stop CO2, has led to many ‘scam‘ projects involving hydrogen, but it is not always clear who is being scammed: the public, or the proponents of hydrogen projects. What is the attraction behind the obsession with hydrogen? This is a look at the motives, the myths and the facts around hydrogen projects.

Spoiler: There are some valid roles for hydrogen, but hydrogen has no remaining role as an energy source, and even any potential role as an energy carrier is highly questionable.

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WTF? UFOs are Real? (OK, UAPs or Unidentified Aerial Phenomena)

The US military is, for the first time, sharing that they really do have UFO/UAP sightings that they cannot explain.

It is easy to underestimate the significance of this revelation. There is even at least the appearance of deliberate efforts to downplay the significance. But this revelation, at some level changes our understanding of the universe. Every possible explanation sounds crazy. All of them. Yet at least one explanation must be real.

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EV Charging Systems: Reference

I have been exploring electric vehicles. What is needed to make them affordable, and what it is like to live with them. When exploring charging, the charging systems became so complex that I have extracted what I found as its own exploration, which I plan to keep updated as a reference. It currently does need an update for wireless charging, but some information can be found on my exploration of the logistics of charging.

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RCS – The SMS successor and blue bubbles vs green culture war.

RCS – The SMS successor and blue bubbles vs green culture war.

What the F is 5G? What is new, and what are the risks?

What the F is 5G? What is new, and what are the risks?

Why Car Makers are Lying about the storm.

Electric Cars 2025: ‘adding up’ will create a revolution. Who wins, who loses? China? Japan?

Electric Cars: 2021, It Just Doesn’t add up (yet).

ARMs Race Risc: Episode 1, Apple and Microsoft

ARMs Race Risc: Episode 2, Why Microsoft needs RISC!

5G, Wi-Fi 7 (WiFi), Bluetooth & UWB: Why do we need them, and how do they all fit?

5G, Wi-Fi 7 (WiFi), Bluetooth & UWB: Why do we need them, and how do they all fit?

The Electric Vehicle Road Trip Problem: EVs in Australian and USA as Examples.

The Electric Vehicle Road Trip Problem: EVs in Australian and USA as Examples.

EV Range & Economy: Decoding the Numbers.

EV Range & Economy: Decoding the Numbers.

WordPress.com to the Next Level: Plugins, Elementor, CoBlocks?

WordPress.com to the Next Level: Plugins, Elementor, CoBlocks?

Revolution?: HDMI ARC, eARC and S/PDIF

Digital Cameras: Crop vs ‘Full Frame’

Digital Cameras: Crop vs ‘Full Frame’

Apple Evolution: Which premium market next?

Will Apple One Day Ditch the Mac/MacBook?

All Free? The Tech Industry is so dumb!

Images, Making Animated GIFs & Solving colour problems.

Images, Making Animated GIFs & Solving colour problems.

Hydrogen Future or Fool’s Gold & Scams: “Where does the hydrogen come from?”

Hydrogen Future or Fool’s Gold & Scams: “Where does the hydrogen come from?”

Dark Stuff: Dark Matter, Dark Energy and Antigravity.

WTF? UFOs are Real? (OK, UAPs or Unidentified Aerial Phenomena)

WTF? UFOs are Real? (OK, UAPs or Unidentified Aerial Phenomena)

EV Charging Systems: Reference

EV Charging Systems: Reference

Camera System Sizes: Phones vs Nikon 1 vs 4/3 vs APSc vs 35mm vs Medium