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  1. utilitus

    Ilox Subscription Update

    True, but I bet it's not photons...
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    Fiber optics

    May I ask, which town/barrio south of the lake? Thanks
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    Lakeside increased population?

    One reason I became more interested in Lakeside a couple of years ago was GDLs' planned participation in an IEEE 'smart cities' (IoT) worldwide initiative, and Jaliscos' ambitious "Creative Digital Cities" plans. (See/ http://ccdguadalajara.com/en_US ) Last time I looked into them, neither of these seemed to be scaling, except for the participation of a few fine academics. But I can't really tell much about their progress from here in California or during brief visits. The social and economic, as opposed to purely technical, orientation of these programs is appropriate, you'd suppose.
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    Beware Puerta Arroyo

    There is a project well underway to induce a telecom company to lay fiber and provide decent internet/phone/video right along HW23. See this thread on this webboard: High Speed Fiber Optic Internet at Lakeside - New Option! By tkessler, November 1, 2017 in Ajijic/Chapala/Guadalajara
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    Fiber optics

    Courtesy of Google, a rough translation of b.mans' interesting posting above: "The issue with developments is that in fact they must have available ducts to enter us If in the current ones they have: CFE because it is dangerous for our staff because they are power lines and often have water inside due to leaks. TELMEX because we are both service providers and respecting theirs is theirs and ours is ours is a national policy. The possible solutions for you and the subdivisions with similar cases would be: 1.- Use the perimeter wall of the fractionation if there is 2.- Search the area to arrive 3.- Use continuous roofs if the houses are one after another 4.- Create a registry with a duct available for Ilox to arrive and use it ... They are busy meeting and reviewing their situations and looking for alternatives that are more viable. This company has worked in conjunction with Ilox on the subject of registers, pipelines, etc ... They can be a help topic in the complexities that arise in CFE's unprocessed developments. RMS ELECTROMECHANICAL ENGINEERING ING. JESUS MONTES CASTELLANOS 3313488300 If you want to talk with him and be able to raise the problem, here the point is very important and it is already quite clear that as ILOX works and what conditions there must be if there are no services can not be given and I am glad that you are interested in solving those small problems."
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    sewing needed

    When I was Lakeside about a month ago, I visited Rosario Marquez at (reading from her card here) 15 B Ocampo, as other have said, west of Colon about half a block, and on the north side of the street. No sign, just a small open storefront. Her repairs to my classic rayon tropical shirt were about $5, though this is nothing like fine reweaving or other surgical procedures, which may or may not be possible with rayon. Here efforts will at least help stop the spontaneous holes she explained are typical of the material. Also had two new tropical shirts copied in cotton from a classic one I brought in, supplying my own materials and buttons. The labor was $23 each - great for custom work, expensive compared to Laos, for example. And not one female has admired my new shirt covered with images of dinosaurs in their jungle habitat, where Rosie took special care in matching the bodies etc.
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    Fiber optics

    When I left Lakeside three weeks ago, all I brought with me was a nasty cold. And up here in the redwoods, snailmail has been subcontracted to those lumbering banana slugs...
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    Fiber optics

    May I ask, what on-line materials advertise this event? And someone please post a detailed report after the fact. (It is for scenarios like this that I think it would be a good idea to have an 'interest group' represented by a web site to counteract the bad habits of the unaccountable caudillos of industry, and spread both the word and to coordinate best practices among users.)
  9. I occasionally like to handle the Truth, so let me add that one reason Tico ladies are regarded as more European in appearance relative to most Latin American countries involves the low density of native inhabitants in that region when it was settled, plus probably tragic epidemics. A favorite vegan dish is simply 'pinto', white rice with black beans with Worcestershire sauce and fresh black pepper and perhaps some salsa. Great coffee in CR, and dirt cheap Ticos are in my experience extremely nice, as are many Thais, but TL's economy is something like 30% tourism and that shapes the space. And Thai ladies wouldn't win any contests in San Jose.
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    Walmart vs Costco

    May I ask, how does one join Costco in Mexico? They provide an online information entry and subscription form, but how is the Cosco ID Card produced, presented to the new member and activated, given the situation with the Mexican mail system? (My scheme is to sign up and be 'carded' during a single visit to the store...) BIG THANKS
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    Peso Rate Alert

    That's why anyone who wants to flexibly take a larger position in pesos (MXN) might consider an online foreign exchange account. Spread is typically .6% or so for each trade, and you also earn decent 'rollover' interest when long the peso. I'm building a house eventually, so I am 'saving' in pesos, but want the ability to sell or buy it opportunistically until I need the funds for real. NB - Current rate is 19.57/USD
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    Peso Rate Alert

    True, tho Gob. Diaz (somewhere in this interview yesterday) claims the CPI inflation rate will revert to target @ 3%+/- 1. within a year. If L-O actually wins, I plan a peso fiesta... See https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-12-20/banxico-s-diaz-de-leon-on-policy-inflation-target-video
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    Peso Rate Alert

    As of 1:20p.m. Thursday (19:20 UTC), the Peso (MXN) is trading about 19.50/USD, due to an unfolding political scandal which is thought by forex traders to possibly favor Lopez Obredor. See: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-21/fresh-scandal-shakes-mexico-s-ruling-party-before-election
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    Stomach flu

    "...the salmon mousse..." See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzejK4-qZ2E
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    Stomach flu

    'The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History' See https://www.amazon.com/Great-Influenza-Deadliest-Pandemic-History/dp/0143036491