All posts by Tobias Buckell

Why we prefer online Shopping

Online stores give you more variety, making it easier for the shopper to compare the prices.

Online retail is still open and encouraged during Coronavirus lockdown -  Tamebay

If you can’t get what you need at a local store, you might be able to find it at an online store.

In many cases, you can get the lower prices you need by paying a little more. Check with your card issuer about what’s available at your bank and credit union. Many credit cards allow you to earn rewards for shopping, and you might be able to get the prices you want by paying a little extra.

You can find lots of coupons and discounts online if you know what you want to buy and where you can get it. A recent survey showed that shoppers who used a coupon found that buying from the Internet saved them an average of more than $200 a year, and shoppers who found a store discounted on a regular basis found that buying at that store lowered their bills by more than $200 a year. 6. Shop for deals and coupons on Walmart.com Your Walmart membership and rewards card should have lots of shopping options, including thousands of coupons and exclusive savings on items. Shop for an item or a group of items to find an average of 20% to 30% off the original price on your coupon.

Your Walmart membership and rewards card should have lots of shopping options, including thousands of walmart coupons and exclusive savings on items. Shop for an item or a group of items to find an average of 20% to 30% off the original price on your coupon. Walmart’s $1 Off Coupon can provide you with a deal on your first purchase of a gallon of milk or gallon of eggs. The company’s Fresh Value offers have a $1 coupon for a special price on select items. And you can get an average discount of $1.39 on your first Walmart purchase by simply writing in a store coupon code for 20% to 30% off.

Walmart’s $1 Off Coupon can provide you with a deal on your first purchase of a gallon of milk or gallon of eggs. The company’s Fresh Value offers have a $1 coupon for a special price on select items. And you can get an average discount of $1.39 on your first Walmart purchase by simply writing in a store coupon code for 20% to 30% off.

Scaled Composites to show the world SpaceShip Two this month

I can’t wait to see what the new Scaled Composites rocketplane will look like. On the 23rd they will uncover it to the world, and tests will start in the middle of this year.

Even more interesting, one of the flight paths for Virgin Galactic is not just to fly people up to the edge of space and back, but to take them up over by the poles to let passengers experience the northern lights by flying right through them.

Also of note at SpaceFlight Info, that the system is planned to put small satellites into orbit, making Scaled Composites a bit more than just a sub-orbital company…

Postpone shuttle’s retirement?

That’s what one politician wants, saying NASA should keep flying the shuttle to avoid depending on Russia to fly astronauts up.

That could be a disaster, much better to take that average cost of $450 million per shuttle launch and offer $450 billion to the first private company to launch someone to the space station by, say 2011.

Or better yet, for eye-catchiness, take the cost of 2 shuttle launches and round up slightly. $1 billion ought to turn heads, don’t you think?

Personal nuclear generator

Toshiba has announced a 200 kilowatt nuclear generator that can power a small block or large apartment building. At 20*6 feet large it can fit in a basement.

It’s designed, like pebble bed reactors, to not need mechanical parts to keep it safe.

This is a potentially disruptive piece of engineering. For one, it decentralizes power generation. It will allow power generation to be installed in remote locations throughout the world.

[link via Jay Lake]