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signal tries its hand at encrypted video and voice calling


open whisper systems' signal app is no longer limited to keeping text chats out of the wrong hands. a beta version of the android app now includes experimental support for video and voice calling. both sides of a conver ion will have to switch the features on in settings for this to work, but you're otherwise free to talk knowing that encryption should prevent eavesdropping.






39.7 per cent drop in jumping red light in sharjah


944 instances of jumping red signal recorded in january, compared to 1,568 last yearsharjah: the sharjah police recorded 944 instances of motorists jumping the red light in january this year, officials said on saturday.the violations showed a decrease of 39.7 per cent compared with 1,568 violations recorded in january last year.captain jamal bu afra of traffic and patrol department of sharjah police, said this was one of the most serious traffic offences that often resulted in deaths or grave injuries.captain bu afra attributed the decrease in the number of violations to police efforts in improving traffic safety on the roads through awareness campaign and traffic plans.most of the violations were a result of speeding and drivers trying to cross the junctions before the signal turned red.c






can a vga monitor be used with a dvi/hdmi g hics card?


if you look at the wikipedia article for dvi, especially the pinout, you'll see that dvi also can carry analog signals (the variant called "dvi-a"). that's why dvi to vga adapters work: they take the the analog signals from the dvi-a pins, and route them to the corresponding vga pins.so if your g hics card doesn't support analog pins on the dvi connector (which it doesn't, it's a double link dvi port according to the specs, and in your picture it's missing the analog pins if you compare with the pinout on wikipedia), then there's no way to convert it to vga directly with a cable adapter.there are other, more expensive adapters which are basically a small g hics cards which read the dvi/hdmi signal, and then produces a completely different vga signal from that. so use on of those, buy a dif






then just say it like that! – signal v. noise


over the last 20 years i’ve been part of too many discussions where someone goes “i’m having a hard time explaining this or that…” then they say “i just really want to say this…” and then they say it and it’s clear, concise, and obvious! they nailed it, but……it’s as if they aren’t even listening to themselves because they’re right back to thinking about how to say what they just said. only now they’re back to trying to make it more complicated than it needs to be. they should just say it like they said it a minute ago.this happens to me often as well. it just happened this morning! i was working on some copy for a new home page design and i just wasn’t locking into my point in writing… so i said a few things out loud. they were better than anything i’d written, but then when i wrote them d






then just say it like that! – signal v. noise


over the last 20 years i’ve been part of too many discussions where someone goes “i’m having a hard time explaining this or that…” then they say “i just really want to say this…” and then they say it and it’s clear, concise, and obvious! they nailed it, but……it’s as if they aren’t even listening to themselves because they’re right back to thinking about how to say what they just said. only now they’re back to trying to make it more complicated than it needs to be. they should just say it like they said it a minute ago.this happens to me often as well. it just happened this morning! i was working on some copy for a new home page design and i just wasn’t locking into my point in writing… so i said a few things out loud. they were better than anything i’d written, but then when i wrote them d






“whatever it takes” – signal v. noise


how often have you heard that one? “whatever it takes”.it’s an iceberg. steer clear.what starts out as an innocent turn of words, is actually a veiled attack on reasonable expectations. and when expectations aren’t reasonable, all bets are off. and when all bets are off, you’re usually the loser.whatever it takes means you’ll probably be working at 10pm on wednesday.whatever it takes means whenever i need you you better be available.whatever it takes means sloppy work in service of just delivering something.whatever it takes means the absence of no, and once no’s out the door you’ve given up one of the most powerful tools you have.whatever it takes means if you won’t do it, i’ll find someone else who will [endure the abuse].whatever it takes is a threat to your friends and family time.what






former dc resident got to cuba, not heard from lately


in the latest report on the travels of parker, the national zoo disclosed that when last heard from, the former washington resident appeared to be in cuba. parker, it seems, went by air, without paying a fare, saying farewell or filling out the usual forms. no stowaway, however, parker was only heeding instinct. parker is a bird and is part of a migration study project. “our first cuba bird,” the zoo said this month in an update on the project. parker — one of the black-crowned night herons that breed at the zoo — was fitted in june with a sun-powered satellite transmitter, to allow the zoo to track the bird’s location. until sept. 10, parker stayed near the zoo. then, the bird was off-- to charleston, s.c., jacksonville fla., and points south. the last signal from florida came sept. 22.






us coast guard rescues man clinging to life raft off puerto rico


the u.s. coast guard rescued a man clinging to a life raft after his sailboat sank off the coast of puerto rico.wolfgang sloma, 56, was found sunday morning about 120 nautical miles northeast of san juan after he sent out a distress signal.four soldiers injured in fort pbell helicopter crashhis boat, the 27-foot-long "daphni,” sank in the atlantic ocean northeast of puerto rico.sloma said the boat started to take on water when a mast partially broke and opened a hole in the hull.the austrian, who was traveling solo, put on a life jacket and got onto the raft, which was equipped with signal lights, gps, food, a radio and a ellite phone.the man was pulled out of the water by a hh-60 jayhawk.he was transferred to the borinquen air station in puerto rico, where medical staffers evaluated and r






man is killed in single-vehicle crash in md.


a man died monday in a single-vehicle collision after his car left the road and hit a traffic signal control box, montgomery county police said.authorities did not identify the man, citing next of kin notification.the crash happened around 4 p.m. near olney laytonsville road, also known as route 108, and bowie mill road, according to a department press release. investigators said the man was driving a white 2007 honda accord east on route 108 when it left the road for reasons still under investigation. the release said the car struck a traffic signal control box near bowie mill road. the man was taken to a local hospital, where he later died, police said.authorities initially closed the roadway near the crash, but reopened all lanes around 8 p.m.police ask that anyone with information abou






questioning a purchase – signal v. noise


what problem am i trying to solve? how does this help me get there?this question is an old friend. a constant companion as i muddle my way through life. what am i trying to do? do i know? child questions spawn, dragging me closer to an imperfect answer that works for now. there is something powerful about the way asking a question reveals flaws in my understanding, or illuminates new avenues to explore. the beautiful thing is, behind each answer i find more questions.am i looking for something to help me do my work, or am i looking for something to change how i work?how often do you really challenge the underlying umptions about why you work the way you do? picking up a new piece of software, or looking at a new process is a great time to pause and reflect. are we doing this because it’s t






questioning a purchase – signal v. noise


what problem am i trying to solve? how does this help me get there?this question is an old friend. a constant companion as i muddle my way through life. what am i trying to do? do i know? child questions spawn, dragging me closer to an imperfect answer that works for now. there is something powerful about the way asking a question reveals flaws in my understanding, or illuminates new avenues to explore. the beautiful thing is, behind each answer i find more questions.am i looking for something to help me do my work, or am i looking for something to change how i work?how often do you really challenge the underlying umptions about why you work the way you do? picking up a new piece of software, or looking at a new process is a great time to pause and reflect. are we doing this because it’s t






graduate admissions - phd applications: ethics of not informing other universiti


i am sympathetic to your desire to get some feedback on your attractiveness as an applicant at prestigious universities. in the context of this debate, it's worth keeping in mind that in academia, getting formal feedback of this sort -- answers to graduate applications, and later paper submissions, grant proposals, job applications, etc. -- is really crucial to signal to us about the quality of the work we are doing, which in turn is helpful for us to later make actual decisions that influence the future course of our careers. moreover, this sort of feedback can be quite infrequent and hard to come by, so your desire to take advantage of a potentially rare opportunity to receive it, even by employing a course of action that may be seen as dishonest in a small way, is understandable, even r






slow, smooth, fast, effective – signal v. noise


“slow is smooth, and smooth is fast” is a common mantra in marksmanship. the kernel of wisdom being: don’t rush, make your actions count, and you’ll come out ahead.it’s inspired a mantra that i apply to product design:slow → smooth → fast → effectivethinking slowly about the problem provides the insight and context needed to solve it holistically. step back, and take a deep breath. understand your true target. it’s probably not the first thing that caught your eye.acting smoothly means that your movements aren’t wasted. once you’ve identified the true target, your actions can be efficient, and focused. you hit your target with accuracy.moving fast is a byproduct of accuracy. missing your target creates unnecessary waste, forcing you to recalibrate, reload, and resight. only after you’ve hi






deion sanders accuses the colts of stealing signals at some point in time


deion sanders is just throwing it out there that the colts were cheaters, too. (marcus ingram/getty images for on location experiences )deion sanders and ladainian tomlinson were having an nfl network chat about the patriots’ legacy after the super bowl on sunday night, and tomlinson suggested that some people will put an asterisk next to new england’s name because of spygate. in response, sanders thought it would be the perfect time to accuse the indianapolis colts of cheating.“those same critics, did they say anything about the wins that the indianapolis colts had? you want to talk about that too? because they were getting everybody’s signals,” sanders said. “come on, you don’t walk up to the line and look over here and the man on the sideline giving you the defense that they’ve stolen t






middling black hole may be hiding in star cluster


medium-weight black holes may exist after all. astronomers say signs of a black hole with about 2,200 times the m of the sun have been detected at the center of the star cluster 47 tucanae. if confirmed, the discovery could hint at a new cl of black holes, ones starved of gas.“it’s notoriously challenging to observe the centers of star clusters,” says bülent kiziltan of the harvard-smithsonian center for astrophysics in bridge, m . “we looked at how the stars in the cluster were being stirred up. their dynamics suggest there has to be a black hole there.” a study appearing online february 8 in naturedescribes the intermediate-m black hole.kiziltan and colleagues studied pulsars, neutron stars that rotate idly and emit a beam of electromagnetic radiation. observers on earth see the beam as






a quarter of adults in the u.s. have hearing loss because of noise


(istock)forty million american adults have lost some hearing because of noise, and half of them suffered the damage outside the workplace, from everyday exposure to leaf blowers, sirens, rock concerts and other loud sounds, the centers for disease control and prevention reported tuesday.a quarter of people ages 20 to 69 were suffering some hearing deficits, the cdc reported in its morbidity and mortality weekly report, even though the vast majority of the people in the study claimed to have good or excellent hearing.the researchers found that 24 percent of adults had “audiometric notches” — a deterioration in the softest sound a person can hear — in one or both ears. the data e from 3,583 people who had undergone hearing tests and reported the results in the 2011-2012 national health and n






a fuck-you money attitude – signal v. noise


there’s an irresistible allure to the concept of fuck-you money: being able to tell anyone off for any reason without risking your livelihood. what’s not to love about such audacious freedom?but is this actually happening? who are all these newly-minted millionaires that suddenly start telling people to go fuck themselves? i don’t recall many notable examples. if anything, it’s the opposite.shortly after that glorious fuck-you check clears, they’re off to the next thing. with new venture capital chains. yanked about by a new board. shackled to a new set of hockey-stick growth expectations. you do what you know.so the fuck-you money dream doesn’t so much seem like a goal as a perpetual fantasy. and excuse for why now isn’t the time to rock the boat, bolstered by the illusion that some day y






lg is fixing its 5k monitor so it'll work near your wifi router


it's not a good sign when your pricey new 5k monitor is affected by proximity to your wireless router. after reports of the monitor becoming unstable, if not unusable, when in close company -- under two meters away -- to wifi routers. it's a difficult issue to resolve if your router is already close to your internet pipeline. lg now tells engadget that signal interference is to blame, when said routers are placed near to the rear of the display.






study reveals the reason everyone hates hypocrites


you already knew you couldn’t stand hypocrites, but a new study reveals exactly why: because they deceive you. people hate those who “condemn immoral behaviors that they in fact engage in,” according to a study published recently in the journal psychological science, because of their “false signaling” — or making you believe they’re better than they are. “our evidence demonstrates one, that people perceive moral condemnation as a claim of moral goodness, and two, that this false claim is the reason we dislike hypocrites,” lead author jillian jordan, a yale university researcher, told the daily news. “our hypothesis was that people are willing to forgive you for failing to practice what you preach, as long as you’re not dishonest about it,” she added.school shootings more likely when econo






your software just isn’t mission critical – signal v. noise


programmers love to invoke the vocabulary of importance. we don’t just have guidelines, no, we have fucking law of demeter. good and bad ideas alike are dressed in big words so we can all seem oh so clever.and it’s not just the concepts that attract grandiose dressings, it’s also our purpose. if it isn’t changing the world, then clearly there’s something wrong with the ambition calibration! get with the mission, man!speaking of mission, i doubt that yours is all that critical. at least not in the sense the term “mission critical” was actually invented to describe. you know, shit like if there’s a bug in the lunar module, the fucking space ship might be stranded on the moon, and the astronauts are going to float around in zero gravity with their tongue out before long.the trite truth is tha






your software just isn’t mission critical – signal v. noise


programmers love to invoke the vocabulary of importance. we don’t just have guidelines, no, we have fucking law of demeter. good and bad ideas alike are dressed in big words so we can all seem oh so clever.and it’s not just the concepts that attract grandiose dressings, it’s also our purpose. if it isn’t changing the world, then clearly there’s something wrong with the ambition calibration! get with the mission, man!speaking of mission, i doubt that yours is all that critical. at least not in the sense the term “mission critical” was actually invented to describe. you know, shit like if there’s a bug in the lunar module, the fucking space ship might be stranded on the moon, and the astronauts are going to float around in zero gravity with their tongue out before long.the trite truth is tha






persistence is undervalued – signal v. noise


1999 was a huge year for our filmaker. his movie was nominated for awards at all the major award ceremonies, winning a handful. through 2005 he made more movies that received warm attention, but never like his debut.and his metacritic scores (a number 0–100 aggregating top critics’ reviews) kept sliding.but he kept going.from 2006 through 2013 he went through the longest string of awards for “worst director”, “worst movie”, “worst screenplay” i’ve ever seen. winning raspberry after raspberry.but he kept going.in 2015, a tv show he produced got some attention. in 2016, a new movie of his got glowing reviews. and now in 2017, his latest movie has hit theaters, and it has the highest metacritic score his movies have ever accrued, which includes… the sixth sense.m. night shyamalan has gone fro






designer bs – signal v. noise


“i felt it was getting a little too heavy for the casual nature of the feature.”“the screen was feeling confusing so we lightened up the layout a bit.”“we really need this flow to be easy and clear.”these sentences are bs. we all do it. but we should know when we do it.what does ‘heavy’ mean?it takes too long to load? (i tried pulling up the website to get the address but it was loading so slow i just searched maps instead.)it takes too much time to do given the user’s situation? (i need to enter this follow-up before i get off the phone or i’m going to lose track of it.)it takes too much effort given the user’s goal? (my clients are willing to sign the doc, but they don’t want to set up an account. they end up asking me to email it to them instead.)it sends the wrong social signal? (this






jump menu – signal v. noise


any time we launch a new feature in base p, the support team likes to keep track of what customers say about it after release. when we launched the new home screen a few months ago, customers loved it, but missed the easy access to switching between projects they had with the previous base ps menu.well, kris, one of our designers, got up and nothing got him down. he heard the call and pitched a jump menu at the beginning of this month to help users get to where they need in a flash. while i figured this was a small project and not likely to take a full cycle, i was surprised and delighted by how quickly it went from pitch to feature.only 80s kids will understand.now, you can jump quickly between projects, from anywhere in base p. it’s as easy as hitting command-j (mac) or ctrl-j (windows).






why the hell not? – signal v. noise


when we launched our company (37signals) back in 1999, we launched a black and white, text-only site without a single piece of portfolio work to be found. all the other agencies we were competing with had very flashy pages, loaded with pictures of their work. so why black and white and text only? because why the hell not lead with ideas rather than compete on pictures? we thought it could be better that way. it worked out well for us.one of my favorite why the hell not moments was when we were writing rework. one of the things that always bugs me about paper books is that you have to leaf through a dozen or so pages before you arrived at page one of the actual text. you’ve got the testimonials, the table of contents, the dedication/acknowled ent page, the copyright page, usually a blank pa






why the hell not? – signal v. noise


when we launched our company (37signals) back in 1999, we launched a black and white, text-only site without a single piece of portfolio work to be found. all the other agencies we were competing with had very flashy pages, loaded with pictures of their work. so why black and white and text only? because why the hell not lead with ideas rather than compete on pictures? we thought it could be better that way. it worked out well for us.one of my favorite why the hell not moments was when we were writing rework. one of the things that always bugs me about paper books is that you have to leaf through a dozen or so pages before you arrived at page one of the actual text. you’ve got the testimonials, the table of contents, the dedication/acknowled ent page, the copyright page, usually a blank pa






why the hell not? – signal v. noise


when we launched our company (37signals) back in 1999, we launched a black and white, text-only site without a single piece of portfolio work to be found. all the other agencies we were competing with had very flashy pages, loaded with pictures of their work. so why black and white and text only? because why the hell not lead with ideas rather than compete on pictures? we thought it could be better that way. it worked out well for us.one of my favorite why the hell not moments was when we were writing rework. one of the things that always bugs me about paper books is that you have to leaf through a dozen or so pages before you arrived at page one of the actual text. you’ve got the testimonials, the table of contents, the dedication/acknowled ent page, the copyright page, usually a blank pa






alternate worlds - can the existence of an orthogonal reality be proven to those


tl;dr- by saying that $\text{a}$ and $\text{b}$ are orthogonal, you've explicitly defined them as being unable to meaningfully interact. this question seems to be if this situation is even possible if we allow a mutually interactive $\text{c}$ between them. the answer is that, yes, $\text{c}$ can exist while $\text{a}$ and $\text{b}$ maintain complete orthogonality.no, no entity in $\text{a}$ could ever understand, know of, or meaningfully interact with an entity in $\text{b}$, even if an entity in $\text{c}$ attempts to serve as a bridge.the issue is that minds are themselves physical entities, and cannot have any congruence with a fully orthogonal externality. therefore, it is impossible for any mind in $\text{a}$ to have reason about anything in $\text{c}$.example: orthogonal beings can






desktop app updates – signal v. noise


i keep the basecamp 3 desktop app open all day. i used to keep basecamp open in the browser, but would sometimes accidentally close that tab and would miss a ping or @ mention. the support team depends on communication, so now basecamp 3 is my most used app after my web browser. our account is really active throughout the day but notification settings help make sure my attention goes where i want it to be. having the app available makes it easy to catch up when i need to.we just released a new version of our desktop app for mac and windows, including new navigation buttons to let you go back and forth in your account. (jazz personality, g mentality helpful, but not required.)since we added the back/forward buttons to the navigation bar, we moved your list of accounts to the new account men






a fantastic lesson in sales (without being smarmy) – signal v. noise


a week ago, the most mundane thing in our house broke — our window blinds. we weren’t really sure how to fix them, so my wife julie went to a family-owned small business called rainey’s to ask for help.when a sales driven business has been open for 78 years, you listen and learn!mark, the owner, was super friendly. it may sound obvious, but when a customer is confused, you’d be amazed at how a friendly voice (or tone, if written) can put that person at ease. right off the bat the customer feels welcome and is open minded.after a brief chat explaining some options, mark soon found what we needed. it was a $5 part, but he didn’t charge us for it. he just gave it to julie for free so we could fix it ourselves.even though $5 isn’t a lot of money, the gesture was meaningful. it signaled somethi






possible sign of dark matter shows up again


a strange x-ray signal has popped up again in new measurements, raising hopes that it could be a sign of dark matter.data from nasa’s chandra x-ray observatory reveal an excess of x-rays at a particular energy, creating a bump on a plot, scientists report online at arxiv.org on january 29. the x-ray “line,” as it is known, could reveal the presence of dark matter — an unknown substance that scientists believe constitutes most of the matter in the cosmos.while the x-ray line has been found previously using several different telescopes, some searches have come up empty (sn: 9/3/16, p. 17). the new observation strengthens the case that the odd feature is real, and eliminates some possible mundane explanations.“this is a very exciting thing,” says astrophysicist nico cappelluti of yale univers






all or something – signal v. noise


you can win on your own terms even if you’re not all in.one of the most pervasive myths of startup life is that it has to be all consuming. that unless you can give your business all your thoughts and hours, you don’t deserve success. you are unworthy of the startup call.this myth neatly identifies those fit for mission: young, without obligations, and few if any extra-curricular interests. the perfect cannon fodder for 10:1 vc long s s.they’re also easier to rile up with tales of milk and honey at the end of the rainbow, or the modern equivalents, “compressing your working life into a few years” and “billon-dollar waves”.but running your life in perpetual crunch mode until the buy-out or bull -ipo fairy stops by your door is not surprisingly unappealing to lots of people.the problem is th






wait, other people can take your time? – signal v. noise


my calendar to start the yeara few weeks ago i shared what my calendar looked like. it struck a nerve. tons of talk around it.and then a few days later we hosted a “the base p way to work” workshop at our office (here’s a retrospective from someone who attended). during these 5-hour workshops we go deep and typically answer over 100 questions from the audience.a question about my calendar e up. and as we were getting into it, i asked the questioner a question back about how scheduling works at their company. it was at that moment i learned how blissfully naive i am about the insanity that goes on in most companies.to be clear: i’m glad i’m blissfully naive about it. i could never work the way a lot of people are forced to work.as many people know — and as i didn’t — in most companies peopl






wait, other people can take your time? – signal v. noise


my calendar to start the yeara few weeks ago i shared what my calendar looked like. it struck a nerve. tons of talk around it.and then a few days later we hosted a “the base p way to work” workshop at our office (here’s a retrospective from someone who attended). during these 5-hour workshops we go deep and typically answer over 100 questions from the audience.a question about my calendar e up. and as we were getting into it, i asked the questioner a question back about how scheduling works at their company. it was at that moment i learned how blissfully naive i am about the insanity that goes on in most companies.to be clear: i’m glad i’m blissfully naive about it. i could never work the way a lot of people are forced to work.as many people know — and as i didn’t — in most companies peopl






semicolon usage in this sentence


the semicolon is not used correctly. the chicago manual of style explains (emphasis mine) — in regular prose, a semicolon is most commonly used between two independent clauses not joined by a conjunction to signal a closer connection between them than a period would.the sentence does not contain two independent clauses. it has a single, main clause, anyone can apply this mindset . . . followed by two subordinate clauses,to change habits . . . and to turn . . . life . . . around. the sentence does have conjunction. (usually, when you see a conjunction used properly, it's a clue that the sentence may not be a good candidate for the use of a semicolon.)






why we never sold base p by the seat – signal v. noise


even before software as a service be e a thing, it was pretty common to sell business applications on per-seat pricing. the bigger you are, the more you pay! at base p, we rejected that model from day one, and have stuck to our guns for 13 years. not because we don’t like money, but because we like our freedom more.the problem with per-seat pricing is that it by definition makes your biggest customers your best customers. with money comes influence, if not outright power. and from that flows decisions about what and who to spend time on. there’s no way to be immune from such pressure once the money is flowing. the only fix is to cap the spigot.so that’s what jason and i decided to do from the start. we weren’t going to have clients, we were going to have customers. and lots of them. all pr






why we never sold base p by the seat – signal v. noise


even before software as a service be e a thing, it was pretty common to sell business applications on per-seat pricing. the bigger you are, the more you pay! at base p, we rejected that model from day one, and have stuck to our guns for 13 years. not because we don’t like money, but because we like our freedom more.the problem with per-seat pricing is that it by definition makes your biggest customers your best customers. with money comes influence, if not outright power. and from that flows decisions about what and who to spend time on. there’s no way to be immune from such pressure once the money is flowing. the only fix is to cap the spigot.so that’s what jason and i decided to do from the start. we weren’t going to have clients, we were going to have customers. and lots of them. all pr






beautiful displays of good people, kind acts, and warm humanity : thechive


we live in a world where the media is constantly reminding us of all the bad, terrible, and evil we’re all surrounded by each and every single day. it’s easy to get lost in the noise and to believe that there is nothing good worth fighting for today. but if you keep your eyes open, there are beautiful and heart-warming displays of kindness and goodwill all around us!let this post be a positive reminder to us all in these seemingly dark times…






a closer look at nintendo's '1-2 switch' mini-games


to give us a better sense of 1-2 switch's appeal, nintendo invited journalists to its new york city headquarters to get some more hands-on time with it. and after playing a few more short games, it's pretty clear nintendo made the right move. when it's not competing for attention with zelda and splatoon sequels, the sheer ingenuity of the mini-game collection really shines -- especially when you're playing it in front of lots of people.to that end, nintendo announced a new mode for the game, team battle, which lets large groups of people pick sides and go head-to-head. reporters were split into two teams, and we were led by two nintendo developers who worked on 1-2 switch. we were also introduced to a new mini-game, signal flag, which has you follow an announcer to mimic flight control arm






“what about funding growth?” – signal v. noise


hunter ashmore asks:“out of academic curiosity, i’d love to hear your thoughts on funding growth… is there a scenario where you would need external funding to address a growth opportunity, potentially resulting in short-term non-profitability?”for 17 years the answer to this question has been no. and as far as i can see moving forward, it’ll remain no.why? we believe in growing within our means. i wouldn’t want to grow any faster than that. i don’t want the baggage or hassle or stress that comes with that kind of growth.and frankly, we have plenty of margin and money to grow much faster today if we wanted to aggressively acquire more customers. we don’t. even with the means, we prefer to grow organically. more like an oak tree than bamboo.and really… what would we need to invest in that wo