Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgFRIDAY AARP Driver Safety class, 2-6 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2AARP Driver Safety class, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Free used oil recycling kits will be distributed, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Kragen Auto Parts, 26850 Sierra Hwy., Canyon Country. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Donor Registry, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Temple Beth Ami, 230223 Hilse Lane, Newhall. Call (626) 577-2587. Nature program, “Living Among Mountain Lions,” 2-4 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. MONDAY Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Energy efficiency on show in Durban

first_img30 November 2011 If you’re looking for state-of-the-art innovations in energy efficiency, the South African Climate Change Response Expo, running alongside the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, has got it all. South African technologies and those from around the world supporting the shift to a climate-resilient future are on display at the expo – which is free and open to the public – for the duration of COP 17.Solar-powered street lights In the Quinine tree marquee, South African start-up BENBEN gives product demonstrations on solar-powered street lights that are currently being piloted in several of the country’s municipalities. The BENBEN power generator produces 220V AC power and is suitable for lighting, television and charging mobile phones. It can be powered from a 12V solar panel or by hand cranking, with 15 minutes of cranking providing up to three hours of electricity. The BENBEN Eco Geezer provides hot water on demand without the need for a storage tank or heating element, saving up to 80 percent on electricity costs compared to traditional hot water geysers. The City of Cape Town exhibit, which can be found in an interesting plastic crate structure, runs completely on solar and wind-powered energy. “We’ve got a hand-held LCD screen here so we can read at any time how much power we are drawing, and what we’re putting back into Durban,” said Stephen Lamb, director of Touching the Earth Lightly.Vertical shaft brick kiln technology The Swiss stand promotes an extremely relevant vertical shaft brick kiln (VSBK) technology that is both energy-efficient and cost-effective. Firing bricks is an energy-intensive process that typically results in high greenhouse gas emissions. The VSBK technology is said to reduce CO2 emissions by 50 to 60 percent compared to conventional firing techniques while reducing particulate emissions by up to 90 percent. The open source VSBK technology facilitates access to green funds and the CDM market, and the Swiss have provided technical support for a pilot plant in Jeffrey’s Bay in the Eastern Cape.A ‘Joule’ of an electric car Even though South Africa will have to wait until 2015 before it sees the Joule, a locally developed electric automobile, on the country’s streets, interest in the vehicle has been strong. “Due to no spark plugs and no mechanical moving parts in the engine, the maintenance and longevity of an electric vehicle far outperforms today’s combustion engines, only requiring a service every 45 000kms,” said Jaco van Loggerenberg, communications manager of Optimal Energy, the company behind the vehicle. It comes as no surprise that Japan’s stand is filled with technologies, from state-of-the-art energy-saving heat pumps to innovative steam traps used to reduce CO2 emissions from oil refinery processes. The expo is situated at Centrum Car Park, Bram Fischer Road, within 300 metres of the International Convention Centre, directly between the COP 17 transport hub and the formal COP 17 negotiating space in the Convention Centre. It will be open from 10am to 6pm Sundays through Thursdays, and from 10am to 8pm on the Fridays and Saturdays of COP 17. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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The secrets of boxing’s knockout kings: what makes a perfect power puncher

first_imgTopics Jay Deas works the mitts with Deontay Wilder during a workout on Tuesday night at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn. Photograph: Michael Owens/Getty Images Pinterest features Read more US sports Share on WhatsApp Reuse this content Share on Twitter Wilder, Joshua, Fury mark time amid lost heavyweight season … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. 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Twitter Support The Guardian Boxing Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Deas spends one three-minute round on the mitts with his 6ft 7in pupil, then a second, before calling on another member of the coaching team for relief and descending from the apron drenched in sweat. He then peels off the mitts to show a dark-blue tracery of veins bulging through the pale skin along the insides of his forearms like something from a Cronenberg movie.“The veins pop out like this every time because of the shock trauma,” the 50-year-old trainer says, beaming with adrenaline and wonder. “I’ve got three mitt men. He needs three mitt men. One is never going to last very long.”Power, or what’s known in the fight game as being heavy-handed, is one of the least understood phenomena in all of sports. There are boxers with the exaggerated physiques of bodybuilders who couldn’t crack an egg. There are lean, modest-looking fighters capable of knocking down anything they touch with even a grazing blow. Speed or technique or body type alone can’t account for it, nor can the simple immutability of Newton’s second law. It exists in a place beyond rhyme or reason and in defiance of unifying theory.Deas, who began training Wilder when he first walked into the Skyy boxing gym outside Tuscaloosa three days before his 21st birthday, believes it largely to be a God-given trait.“To a huge degree you’re born with it,” he says. “You can improve power about 10% through conditioning and technique, so you can take a guy who’s a nothing puncher and make him at least respectable, and you can take a guy who’s a pretty good thumper, and make him a 10% better thumper. But the best I’ve ever seen anybody improve is about 10%.”Evidence of Wilder’s “Alabama country power”, as he’s called it, can be plainly seen in a cursory survey of his ledger, with all but one of the Olympic bronze medalist’s 40 professional victories ending inside the distance. But the stories from his coaching staff, which includes Damarius Hill and Olympic gold medalist Mark Breland, tell a fuller story.There was the time a Wilder punch rocked the mitt hard enough to cause a two-inch fracture all around the baseline of Hill’s thumb. Or when he separated Breland’s shoulder with a right hand. Or when he managed to catch Deas just below his body protector with a shot just below the ribs. That one didn’t hurt at first, the trainer recalls, but the pain mounted over the next few days until a doctor’s visit revealed he had suffered a hernia and required surgery. Share on Facebook Deontay Wilder’s chiseled ebony frame is aglow with sweat as he methodically circles the perimeter inside the cramped ring at Gleason’s, landing punches on trainer Jay Deas’s mitts that ring out like gunshots above the faint whistle of jump ropes and steady thwap-thwap of leather on heavy bags in the bustling gym.It’s a muggy Tuesday evening in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood and the unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion from Alabama widely regarded as boxing’s biggest puncher is going through his final preparations ahead of Saturday’s title defense against Dominic Breazeale. The focus of tonight’s workout is technique as trainer and fighter work on his four basic shots: the jab, the straight right, the left hook and the uppercut. Jameel McCline, a four-time heavyweight title challenger who’s worked as a sparring partner in several of Wilder’s training camps, says the heavyweight is the hardest puncher he’s ever been in with.“Jameel said getting hit by Deontay, even with headgear and 20oz gloves, is not like getting hit by a human being,” Deas says. “But he can also thread the needle. So where there isn’t space, he can find space. When you add that to his otherworldly power, he’s never out of any fight ever, because in one second everything can change.”Not unlike a thunderbolt serve in tennis, power is the equalizer that can compensate for average marks in nearly every other category. That’s proven critically important for Wilder, whose late introduction to the sport left him without the technical foundation ingrained in many fighters during their teenage years, leaving him to depend heavily on a preternatural knack for separating opponents from their senses. Surely it’s saved his skin a few times down the years. He was trailing on my scorecard entering the later rounds against both Artur Szpilka and Luis Ortiz before ending both of those fights with one-punch stoppages. Same with December’s thriller with Tyson Fury, where he was able to scratch back for a split draw with a pair of concussive knockdowns in the ninth and 12th rounds, nearly ending the fight with the latter.Trainers from Cus D’Amato to Freddie Roach have insisted a fighter either has it or doesn’t, while others believe it can be taught or cultivated. Generally it’s believed to be the last thing to go in a fighter when everything else has faded away, an old chestnut spectacularly writ large when George Foreman regained the heavyweight championship aged 45 with a thudding right hand that knocked out Michael Moorer.“I think it’s just something you’re born with, I really do,” Foreman says. “If you have it, a trainer can develop it and exploit it. The worst thing in the world is to have it and not have a trainer to explain to you what you have.”A big puncher also has the effect of creating a sense of urgency in the fighter on the other side. Foreman recalls a number of his fights when he was surprised by an opponent’s power enough to alter his tactics.“Once he lays his hands on you, you know: I’ve got to get this over with!” he says. “I was in the ring with Gerry Cooney and I thought he was beefed-up talk. He’d never fought anybody. I was going to jab and mess around and take my time. But he hit me once with a left hook and I said: ‘Oh no, this isn’t happening again.’ It just separates you, your head from your legs, all that comes apart.”Evander Holyfield, a four-time heavyweight champion after moving up from the cruiserweight division, disputes the notion that power can’t be taught, insisting it’s more a matter of technique, leverage and precision, all of which can be drilled.“Power is balance,” Holyfield says. “The person who’s got balance, they run faster, they stronger and they hit harder. You can teach power. You can’t teach people confidence.”That’s one category were Wilder is not lacking.“I put my power up with anybody, period,” the champion says. “And it’s natural, I don’t have to lift a weight, period. I don’t have to go to a weight room, I don’t have to go to a gym period and my athleticism, my body frame, my build will be what it is. Ask the people that’s around me. It’s in living color.”For Deas, the truth underlying boxing’s essential mystery is somewhere in between, but you know it when you see it.“Some guys when you they hit things,” he says, “something just happens.” Since you’re here… Deontay Wilder Facebook Share on Messenger Share on Pinterestlast_img read more

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Jamaicans Encouraged to Wear Colours of Festival Fashion Theme

first_img The country is celebrating 56 years of Independence under the theme, “Jamaica 56 – One Love, One Family’. Emancipation Day will be observed on August 1, while Independence Day will be celebrated on August 6. Story Highlights Jamaicans are being encouraged to wear the colours of this year’s Festival fashion theme, ‘Bandana Be Bold, with Black, Green and Gold’ to celebrate Emancipation and Independence. Jamaicans are being encouraged to wear the colours of this year’s Festival fashion theme, ‘Bandana Be Bold, with Black, Green and Gold’ to celebrate Emancipation and Independence.The country is celebrating 56 years of Independence under the theme, “Jamaica 56 – One Love, One Family’. Emancipation Day will be observed on August 1, while Independence Day will be celebrated on August 6.Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ held at the agency’s head office in Kingston, Interim Executive Director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Orville Hill, also called on business places and organisations to decorate their buildings using black, green, gold, bandana and company colours.“We encourage persons to get a combination of bandana along with our national colours. Use your creative designs to put them together, as you arrange your personal attire and, of course, the decoration of our spaces,” he said.Mr. Hill said the public can be involved in the celebrations by participating in a number of competitions, including the Window Dressing Competition, Social Media Competition, Best Decorated Business Competition, Best Diaspora celebrations, and Best Decorated Parish Councils and Towns for Independence.“Each year, we seek to have corporate Jamaica, the media houses, government agencies and municipalities participate in a process to change the look and feel for their respective spaces using the pattern that we have developed to give that festive look to the celebratory period,” he added.He said that buildings and window displays should be decorated by Tuesday, July 31. Decorations should remain in place from July 31 to Friday, August 17, 2018. Competitors are encouraged to decorate using props and decorative material to draw the attention of the public.Photographs, three depicting outside and three on the inside of the building, are to be submitted via email [email protected] to the JCDC by August 17, 2018.For further information, persons can visit the JCDC’s website at [email protected].gov.jm or call its head office, 3-5 Phoenix Avenue in Kingston, at 926-5726-9 or any JCDC parish office islandwide. Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ held at the agency’s head office in Kingston, Interim Executive Director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Orville Hill, also called on business places and organisations to decorate their buildings using black, green, gold, bandana and company colours.last_img read more

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Algae growing on snow found to cause ice field to melt faster

center_img Explore further Journal information: Nature Geoscience Citation: Algae growing on snow found to cause ice field to melt faster in Alaska (2017, September 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-09-algae-ice-field-faster-alaska.html More information: Gerard Q. Ganey et al. The role of microbes in snowmelt and radiative forcing on an Alaskan icefield, Nature Geoscience (2017). DOI: 10.1038/ngeo3027AbstractA lack of liquid water limits life on glaciers worldwide but specialized microbes still colonize these environments. These microbes reduce surface albedo, which, in turn, could lead to warming and enhanced glacier melt. Here we present results from a replicated, controlled field experiment to quantify the impact of microbes on snowmelt in red-snow communities. Addition of nitrogen–phosphorous–potassium fertilizer increased alga cell counts nearly fourfold, to levels similar to nitrogen–phosphorus-enriched lakes; water alone increased counts by half. The manipulated alga abundance explained a third of the observed variability in snowmelt. Using a normalized-difference spectral index we estimated alga abundance from satellite imagery and calculated microbial contribution to snowmelt on an icefield of 1,900 km2. The red-snow area extended over about 700 km2, and in this area we determined that microbial communities were responsible for 17% of the total snowmelt there. Our results support hypotheses that snow-dwelling microbes increase glacier melt directly in a bio-geophysical feedback by lowering albedo and indirectly by exposing low-albedo glacier ice. Radiative forcing due to perennial populations of microbes may match that of non-living particulates at high latitudes. Their contribution to climate warming is likely to grow with increased melt and nutrient input.last_img read more

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Net Neutrality Wins Backing of Nations Mayors

first_imgJune 25, 2014 3 min read Listen Now Net neutrality and a ban on Internet “fast lanes’’ won the backing of the US Conference of Mayors, which unanimously endorsed a resolution Monday urging the Federal Communication Commission forbid “blocking of lawful websites” and “unreasonable discrimination of lawful network traffic.’’“Net neutrality is critical for an innovation economy to thrive, because if the broadband companies could choose what web pages you can access, the Internet would lose its power as the most powerful communication tool we’ve ever known,” said San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who led the push for the resolution passed at the annual conference of mayors in Dallas.Related: The Latest FCC Net Neutrality Rules Should Be OpposedThe resolution is timed for the ongoing public comment period for the FCC’s revised Open Internet Rule to replace a 2010 rule tossed out, in part, in January by a federal court. The 63-page opinion hardly reads like a ringing victory for internet service providers (ISP), such as Verizon, which brought the suit.The court majority, which ordered the FCC to prepare a new rule proposal, found “broadband providers represent a threat to Internet openness’’ and “nothing in the record gives us any reason to doubt the Commission’s determination that broadband  providers may be motivated to discriminate against and among edge providers.’’“Edge providers’’ are entities, ranging from Amazon and Hulu to web sites hawking T-shirts, that rely on the Internet for marketing and sale of goods and services.Internet “fast lanes’’ boiled into controversy with a public spat between Netflix and Verizon. Netflix publicly blamed Verizon for slow service. Verizon responded with a stern cease-and-desist letter. The dispute spotlighted a deal between Netflix and Verizon to provide faster, more reliable service that to many sounded like a “fast lane.’’ The deal was announced in February, following the federal court decision that presciently anticipated such arrangements.Related: Net Neutrality, Explained“Broadband providers also have powerful incentives to accept fees from edge providers, either in return for excluding their competitors or for granting them prioritized access to end users,’’ wrote the court majority. “Indeed, at oral argument Verizon’s counsel announced that “but for [the Open Internet Order] rules we would be exploring those commercial arrangements.”The nation’s mayors made clear they view high speed Internet access as an economic development cornerstone.“We stand for transparency and believe that all data on the Internet should be treated equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment or mode of communication,’’ wrote Lee and Mayor Ed Murray of Seattle in an opinion piece published last week. “We feel that innovation relies on a free and open Internet, one that does not allow for individual arrangements for priority treatment, also known as paid prioritization.’’Related: U.S. Court of Appeals Overturns Net Neutralitycenter_img Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger.last_img read more

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Why Google kills its own products

first_imgThe internet is abuzz with discussions of popular (and sometimes short-lived) Google products that the company has killed. The conversation has recently been kickstarted by Killed by Google, and Google Cemetry, which provided an ‘obituary’ of dead Google products and services last week. Google has always been enthusiastic about venturing into new fields. That’s one of the crucial reasons for its success. Taking risks on new products is inevitably going to produce a share of martyrs, but it’s the price you pay to establish new products. Most importantly, none of these ‘dead’ products have vanished completely. There always a strong alternative that Google is investing in. Many of these dead products are actually an important step towards something better and more successful. Those that do die, have either reached EOL (if hardware based) or are rebranded/merged with an existing product or split into a separate Alphabet company. But why does Google kill products? Dead products are really just a by-product of innovation. For Google to move quickly as a business – to compete with the likes of Amazon – it needs to try new things, and, by the same token, stop things when they’re not working out. While no one likes to fail, in Silicon Valley, failing fast has become a well-known philosophy. Dead products, that once seemed cutting-edge products lay the groundwork for better, more well-timed ideas that flourish later. Failure can lead to success – maybe even something world-changing. Like an experiment gone awry, they teach companies more about technology and how people want to use it. Google likes to ignore the market and see what surprises users Google’s strategy has always been to avoid getting hung up on paying less attention to market research. By doing market research a company tries to design and launch a product that fits with people’s expectations – in general, a good idea, especially if you can’t afford investing in something that’s a risk. Google, on the other hand, with the astonishing amount of capital at its disposal,  can almost skip this altogether. If they have a bright, smart idea, they just put it in the market for people to test and see. This was done with Google Tez, which was a mobile payments service by Google that was targeted at users in India. Since launching the app, over 55 million people have downloaded the app and more than 22 million people and businesses actively use the app for digital transactions every month. This was an instant signal to Google that the app may have done better if it was given a universally-accepted name. Tez was killed almost 3 months ago and rebranded to Google Pay. They now have a unified global payments services with what it had built for India. Deceased Google products with a second life under a new brand name Here are a few more examples of what Google has demolished and subsequently rebranded: On September 16, 2014, it was announced that Google intended to close Panoramio and migrate it to Google Maps Views. Google News & Weather is a news aggregator application developed by Google. On May 8, 2018, Google announced that it was merging Google Play Newsstand and Google News & Weather into a single service, called Google News. Google Allo is an instant messaging mobile app by Google. It will be rebranded as Google Chat. It was killed 7 months ago. P Project Tango was an API for augmented reality apps that was killed and replaced by ARCore. Sometimes, poor products are the problem While some Google products simply needed better branding, there are plenty of examples of projects that were terminated simply because they weren’t good enough. This is often down to engineering mistakes (bugs) or a lack of user engagement. Google stated that the primary reason for retiring Picasa was that it wanted to focus its efforts “entirely on a single photos service” the cross-platform, web-based Google Photos. Over the past decade, the growth of Facebook, YouTube, Blogger, and Google+ have outpaced Orkut’s. Google decided to bid Orkut farewell and shut it down. On April 20, 2015, Google officially shut down Helpouts stating that the service hadn’t, “grown at the pace we had expected.” Most recently, In October 2018, Google announced that it was shutting down Google+ for consumers, citing low user engagement and a software error. Surprisingly, lists such as these have had the exact opposite effect than what was intended by the creators. People support Google for rebranding their projects. A hacker news user said, “This list actually had the opposite intended effect on me. Yeah, Google Reader should have stuck around. But half of these I’ve either never heard of or only faintly remember. And the ones I do remember seem like reasonable axes. Google Video, for example, seemed to serve the sole purpose of making me think “dammit, why doesn’t the ‘Video’ tab just take me to YouTube?” So Google’s huge and had to cut off some redundant services over the years. So what. In view of privacy violations, military tech collaborations, and so on, EOL-ing a couple dozen services is hardly a cardinal sin.” However, the downside of retiring products is that there will always be someone who is unhappy. Even if a product isn’t widely used, there will always be some people that like the product, maybe have even grown to love it. Like a breakfast radio show, people form habits around a product’s’ UI and overall experience. They become comfortable. Some people have argued that Google has killed stuff on a whim. Google Reader, url shortner, code search, Picasa, were all cited as examples of things that the company should not have shut down. Here are some of the reactions of people on Hacker News. “Other day I was looking to buy a movie and it was available on Amazon as well as YouTube, I went to Amazon because YouTube feels much more likely to shut down it’s movie business on a whim while Amazon will likely fight out to last moment. Same goes for buying music.” “Even after 5+ years, I still miss Google Reader almost every day. Just pure simplicity and tight community around sharing are yet to be matched in my opinion. The web has moved on and as someone commented here, it’s walled garden everywhere now.” Read more of this conversation on Hacker News. Dead products can teach us a lot about the priorities of businesses, and maybe even something about the people that use them – people like us. Ultimately, however, dead products are the waste product of philosophy of growth: as business looks to expand into new markets, some products are probably going to get the chop. 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