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Solar Report 1725 25 May 2017

HFRadio.org - 59 min 57 sec ago
Solar Flux: 78 | Ap: 4 | Kp 1
Categories: Amateur Radio

Observed Space Weather 1725 25 May 2017

HFRadio.org - 59 min 57 sec ago
No space weather storms were observed for the past 24 hours.
Categories: Amateur Radio

Forecast Space Weather 1725 25 May 2017

HFRadio.org - 59 min 57 sec ago
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Categories: Amateur Radio

Flares 1725 25 May 2017

HFRadio.org - 59 min 57 sec ago
(0000 UTC) 6h hi B3.8(1331Z 05/24) 24h hi B3.8(1331Z 05/24)
Categories: Amateur Radio

Sunspots 1725 25 May 2017

HFRadio.org - 59 min 57 sec ago
SSN: 15 (05/24/2017)
Categories: Amateur Radio

Solar Wind 1725 25 May 2017

HFRadio.org - 59 min 57 sec ago
Solar Wind: 399 km/s @ 2.0 protons/cm3
Categories: Amateur Radio

Global Conditions 1725 25 May 2017

HFRadio.org - 59 min 57 sec ago
Global HF Propagation Conditions for 1700Z on 25 May, 2017
Categories: Amateur Radio

Cord-Cutters Are Ditching Their Cable Packages At the Fastest Rate Ever

Slashdot - 1 hour 7 min ago
Sara Fischer, writing for Axios: Cord-cutters are ditching their cable packages at the fastest rate ever, opting instead for cheaper, bundled digital TV options, according to the latest Magid Broadcast Study. The trend reflects consumers' preferences to ditch bundled cable packages for more affordable, niche bundled services that can be accessed on TV box tops or on mobile. For consumers, there are more bundled packages than ever, all popping up around similar price ranges. YouTube TV and Hulu TV launched within the past two month, joining the likes of SlingTV and DirectTV Now -- all at a roughly $40 monthly price point -- a bargain considering the average American pays $92 monthly for cable.

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Categories: Open Source

And Now, a Brief Definition of the Web

Slashdot - 1 hour 47 min ago
Dieter Bohn, writing for The Verge: Traditionally, we think of the web as a combination of a set of specific technologies paired with some core philosophical principles. The problem -- the reason this question even matters -- is that there are a lot of potential replacements for the parts of the web that fix what's broken with technology, while undermining the principles that ought to go with it. [...] A lot of tech companies are flailing around looking for ways to fix this problem. There are web apps that work in Chrome but not really all that well elsewhere. There are Instant Articles in Facebook and AMP pages on Google. There are Instant Android apps that stream to your phone over the internet instead of being installed, which go away when you're done with them just like a browser tab. Google claims to be trying to bring some of the open ethos of the web to smart speakers. Hell, go back to 2014 and you'll find Apple pundit John Gruber arguing we should consider apps and "anything transmitted using HTTP and HTTPS" as part of the web. [...] And now, a brief definition of the web: To count as being part of the web, your app or page must: 1. Be linkable, and 2. Allow any client to access it. That's it.

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Categories: Open Source

Consent Decree, Forfeiture Terminate FCC Interference Investigation

ARRL - 1 hour 52 min ago

The FCC has again used a consent decree to resolve an enforcement matter. The FCC Enforcement Bureau recently concluded a radio interference investigation with “a negotiated settlement” and $90,000 civil penalty. The case against AFX Inc. involved the marketing of unauthorized RF devices that interfered with AM/FM radio reception.

After the company’s NLL Series LED lighting fixtures were reporte...

Categories: Amateur Radio

Solar Report 1625 25 May 2017

HFRadio.org - 2 hours 2 min ago
Solar Flux: 78 | Ap: 4 | Kp 1
Categories: Amateur Radio

Observed Space Weather 1625 25 May 2017

HFRadio.org - 2 hours 2 min ago
No space weather storms were observed for the past 24 hours.
Categories: Amateur Radio

Forecast Space Weather 1625 25 May 2017

HFRadio.org - 2 hours 2 min ago
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Categories: Amateur Radio

Flares 1625 25 May 2017

HFRadio.org - 2 hours 2 min ago
(0000 UTC) 6h hi B3.8(1331Z 05/24) 24h hi B3.8(1331Z 05/24)
Categories: Amateur Radio

Sunspots 1625 25 May 2017

HFRadio.org - 2 hours 2 min ago
SSN: 15 (05/24/2017)
Categories: Amateur Radio

Solar Wind 1625 25 May 2017

HFRadio.org - 2 hours 2 min ago
Solar Wind: 404 km/s @ 2.0 protons/cm3
Categories: Amateur Radio

Global Conditions 1625 25 May 2017

HFRadio.org - 2 hours 2 min ago
Global HF Propagation Conditions for 1600Z on 25 May, 2017
Categories: Amateur Radio

The Cable TV Industry Is Getting Even Less Popular

Slashdot - 2 hours 27 min ago
Aaron Pressman, writing for Fortune: It seems nobody loves their cable TV or home Internet provider. Wireless carriers, however, are on the upswing.That's the news from the huge annual survey of 43 industries from the American Customer Satisfaction Index. In 2017, cable operators and ISP tied for last place, with an average customer satisfaction rating of just 64 percent. The wireless industry was still near the bottom of the rankings, in 38th place, just below the U.S. postal system. But its 73 percent score was up almost three percentage points from last year. Many of the same companies, like Comcast and Verizon, dominate both fields, ACSI noted. And neither industry offer much choice to consumers, with most localities having only one or two cable and Internet providers. The cable industry's rating slipped 1.5 percentage points from last year, while the rating for ISPs was unchanged.

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Categories: Open Source

ARRL Headquarters Will Be Closed on Monday, May 29

ARRL - 2 hours 27 min ago

ARRL Headquarters will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 29. There will be no W1AW code practice or bulletin transmissions on that day. ARRL Headquarters will reopen for business on Tuesday, May 30, at 8 AM EDT. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

Categories: Amateur Radio

Solar Report 1520 25 May 2017

HFRadio.org - 3 hours 2 min ago
Solar Flux: 78 | Ap: 4 | Kp 1
Categories: Amateur Radio

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