Tesla Powerwall Owners Can Help Support California's Strained Grid

Tesla has announced the Virtual Power Plant, a program that allows Powerwall owners to send energy back into the California electric grid during emergencies—of which there may be many this summer. Those who sign up will not be compensated by Tesla, though they will be compensated by the electric company if they’re on a net metering plan.

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Friday, July 23, 2021 - 1:39pm
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How to Star Your Favorite Text Messages on Android

We’ve all had that moment where you’re scrolling through text messages trying to find something important that was said. Google’s Messages app for Android lets you “star” those messages to easily find them later on.

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Friday, July 23, 2021 - 2:00pm
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Why You Should Regularly Archive Your Social Posts (And How to Do It)

Social networks are a great way to stay connected to friends, family, current events, and everything else. But that doesn’t mean you should leave all of your stuff on this big ol’ internet for everyone to see until the end of time. Nay, you should regularly archive your old posts. Let’s talk about it.

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Friday, July 23, 2021 - 2:00pm
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Quantum entanglement-as-a-service: "The key technology" for unbreakable networks

Aliro Quantum has received up to $100,000 in funds from the U.S. Air Force to develop software supporting the design and operation of quantum networks for physics-based secure communications.
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Friday, July 23, 2021 - 12:15pm
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Why Compliance Complacency is Another Form of Technical Debt

Technical debt comes in three forms. Legacy equipment that can’t meet today’s needs, software projects where corners have been cut, and poorly implemented or completely ignored governance frameworks. The common thread? Risk.

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Friday, July 23, 2021 - 5:00am
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Why You Should Backup Your AWS EBS Volumes (And How to Do It)

EBS is a block storage service offered by AWS. If you’re running an EC2 instance, you’re definitely using it, as it serves as the storage disk for your server. However, it’s not safe from failures, and you should still do regular backups.

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Friday, July 23, 2021 - 7:00am
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What Is a .gitignore File, And How Do You Configure It?

A .gitignore file is a text file placed in your git repository that tells git not to track certain files and folders that you don’t want being uploaded to your master repository. It has a lot of uses, and you will almost always need to configure it if you’re setting up a new repo.

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Friday, July 23, 2021 - 7:00am
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