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General Discussion (Public) / Re: LIFX Bulbs Firmware update 3.50 issue
« on: October 03, 2019, 08:36:25 AM »
So after waiting a few weeks, power cycling my bulbs one-by-one, then completely resyncing them to my Google Home my system seems to be working again. I hate random failing without a full diagnosed reason.

General Discussion (Public) / Re: LIFX Bulbs Firmware update 3.50 issue
« on: September 21, 2019, 08:33:57 AM »
so far it doesn't seem that Lifx is doing much. They don't feel anything is wrong despite multi people are complaining. I have since removed control from my Google Home system and will reconnect when the Lifx cloud function is restored.

General Discussion (Public) / LIFX Bulbs Firmware update 3.50 issue
« on: September 19, 2019, 04:02:28 PM »
Almost a year ago I posted a thread about my Lifx smart bulbs not working and now I'm having a new issue after the latest update. The update came out about a week ago. I think it firmware version 3.50 and my White A19 and Dusk A19 bulbs were working amazing since the update in December 2018 but ever since about a week ago September 2019 they only work locally. I can control them fairly ok inside my home but as soon as my phone is off the wifi they appear to be disconnected. My girlfriend is home at the sametime and her phone controls them so I know it has to be a cloud issue. My Google Home account sees maybe one bulb here and there but mostly keeps failing. The dusk bulb seems to stay on the most but not consistent. The dusk is on a timer in the app and sometimes wonít change and sometimes will. My wifi is super strong and all the bulbs on are the same wifi as they were before. Iím a computer technician and Iíve installed a ton of your bulbs without an issue. All signs point to this being a cloud issue. I posted about it in the Lifx Community so hopefully I get a reply.

United States / Re: Marijuana Legalization
« on: July 10, 2019, 04:04:20 PM »
Add Hawaii to that list... sorta

This is different from marijuana legalization. Under decriminalization, possession of small amounts of pot no longer carries jail or prison time but can continue to carry a fine, and possession of larger amounts, repeat offenses, and sales or trafficking can still result in harsher sentences. Under legalization, penalties for marijuana possession are completely removed, and sales are typically allowed.

General Discussion (Public) / Re: Smart Home assistances
« on: July 10, 2019, 02:03:53 PM »
So I was trying to get my Google home assistant to work with my new Frigidaire AC window unit. I installed the app and added the AC but couldn't find the link to have them work together. I found that Google and Frigidaire haven't set it up that way. You just make sure the Google Home and the AC are both on the same wifi. This is both good and bad in my opinion. On one hand it WAY EASIER to integrate the AC into the system but on the other hand it isn't seamlessly connected like the other devices. I'm reading in The Alexa app it does however connect like any other skill.

United States / Cheap Prescription Drugs
« on: July 05, 2019, 12:01:47 PM »
I was at the doctors office and on the TV they mentioned this website on The View.
...which then forwards to...

United States / Product Recalls
« on: June 30, 2019, 10:34:16 PM »
Figured recalls are a good one to track.

United States / Re: Marijuana Legalization
« on: June 25, 2019, 10:37:27 PM »

Illinois' new governor, J.B. Pritzker, delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation that makes his state the 11th to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use and the second to approve it through the Legislature rather than the ballot box. The bill, HB 1438, goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020.

Legalization in Illinois also means that nearly 800,000 people with criminal records for purchasing or possessing 30 grams of marijuana or less may have those records expunged, a provision minority lawmakers and interest groups demanded. It also gives cannabis-vendor preference to minority owners and promises 25% of tax revenue from marijuana sales to redevelop impoverished communities.

United States / Re: Marijuana Legalization
« on: June 20, 2019, 07:32:24 AM »
"Nevada is the first U.S. State to Make It Illegal to Refuse Employment for Marijuana Usage--and It Won't Be the Last. How to Adjust Your Drug Screening Policies."

That's not the language used in the bill, but that's what the law does. Instead of leaving it up to an employer to determine if they want a drug free workplace, you have to treat marijuana users as equals to non-users.

New York City has similar legislation which will go into effect shortly after Nevada's, even though New York doesn't have legalized recreational marijuana.

There is logic to this change because unlike alcohol, which clears out of your system relatively rapidly; you can test positive for marijuana when you aren't remotely high. Blood and saliva tests can show if you are under the influence, but not the degree, as you can determine with alcohol. Urine tests will only show that there has been usage. The idea is why worry about what someone did Saturday night when they won't be to work until Monday?

The new law (which goes into effect on 1 January 2020) has exceptions for the following positions:

  • Firefighters,
  • Emergency medical technicians
  • Employees who operate motor vehicles and who are subject to other state or federal laws,
  • People who "in the determination of the employer could adversely affect the safety of others."

United States / Re: Marijuana Legalization
« on: June 10, 2019, 07:11:56 PM »
So who's next to Legalize Recreational Marijuana?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration legalized its first-ever cannabis-derived drug, support for legalization hit an all-time high, and more states than ever have waved the green flag on weed from a medical and/or adult-use perspective, with 33 medical marijuana-legal states, 10 of which also allow adult consumption.

...Illinois Legislature overwhelmingly voted in favor of House Bill 1438, which is a measure that will legalize recreational marijuana throughout the Land of Lincoln by Jan. 1, 2020. The bill allows adults aged 21 and over to purchase and possess up to 30 grams of cannabis, with nonresidents allowed to possess up to half the amount of state residents.

The [next] two most logical choices would be New Jersey and New York, both of which have advanced legislation to legalize adult-use marijuana. Unfortunately, both states may have to wait until 2020 before they get their chance at redemption.

In March [2019], New Jersey looked like a near-sure thing to legalize, with Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy and state lawmakers seemingly coming to an agreement on excise tax rates after protracted debates. However, talks abruptly fell apart after Republican lawmakers in the state failed to support the legislation, and in-party squabbling among Democrats over social aspects of the bill removed the majority support needed for it to pass.

United States / Gun Laws
« on: June 01, 2019, 10:57:59 AM »

United States / Re: Marijuana Legalization
« on: June 01, 2019, 07:04:01 AM »
Look like Illinois is next. They definitely did it right in my opinion.

When the Illinois House convened Friday morning, the first bill called was the recreational marijuana bill, which passed out of a House committee Thursday night.

Recreational marijuana is expected to bring in $58 million in 2020, largely from licensing fees and more than double that the next year.

The bill would allow adults 21 and older to purchase and possess up to 30 grams or about an ounce.

"It's a little surreal still. I knew that we were in good shape. I never put a number on it, but this is higher than anything I imagined," said state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, a Democrat from Chicago who sponsored the bill.

The bill was pushed as one emphasizing criminal justice reform first, promising expungement for those convicted of low-level pot possession offenses.

General Discussion (Public) / Re: Announcement (Posting SPAM)
« on: May 24, 2019, 11:34:10 AM »
Getting A TON of ban triggers from the IP range to which have been blocked for awhile. That range has over 1950 triggers.

General Discussion (Public) / Sup...
« on: May 24, 2019, 11:28:51 AM »
I'm kinda bored.. what's everyone up to?

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