Four Auto Trends To Watch In 2018

2017 was a very interesting year for the automobile industry and everything that went on both in the public light and behind the scenes. From seeing rideshare companies continue to grow, car sales decline and self-driving vehicles hit the road, it was surely historical.
2018 is lined up to be no different. Here are four Phone Number List automobile trends to keep an eye on during the coming months and 2018 as a whole.
1. Electric Vehicles – 2018 is going to be a very exciting year for electric vehicles as they finally have gained ground in the industry. New options will be available along with models which offer longer driving ranges and will be cheaper in price. Charging times will continue to decrease and charging stations will begin to pop up more and more around major highways and cities. As the world continues to push more toward a healthier environment, the rise of electric vehicles will continue to grow. Outside of the United States, other countries have already begun to implement this change and are making electric vehicles their number one priority and number one transportation option.
2. Car Sales – For the first time in seven years, car sales in the United States have gone down. While this shouldn’t come as a huge red flag, it does have some people questioning what will the future hold. As rideshare services become more readily available and cars are still expensive, more and more people are deciding not to own a vehicle. Experts predict that sales will do fine in 2018, yet it will be interesting to see how major automakers do in the new year.
3. Rideshare Companies – Rideshare companies have taken the transportation industry by storm and have really [Image: Indian-B2B-Phone-List.jpg]made an impact on how people get around. They offer such an easy way to request a ride and an easy way to pay, making trips quicker and cheaper overall. The two rideshare giants, Uber and Lyft, have also introduced extended programs such as how to deal with those with visual impairments and even taking patients to their medical appointments. If these efforts continue, rideshare companies will be around for a long time. It will be interesting to see what they have in store for 2018.
4. Driverless Vehicles – Along with electric vehicles, driverless vehicles are poised to become the next big thing. Once thought of as only a dream, they are now becoming a reality. 2017 saw driverless vehicles getting physical miles covered on the roads and newer and better technologies. Major companies all over have been pouring money into these new autonomous safety features, hoping to perfect it. So far, we have seen driverless vehicles on the roads in California and Michigan and they don’t seem to be stopping any time soon. It is believed that driverless vehicles will make the roads nearly 95% safer than what they currently are.

Autocad 2018 comportamiento

Deseo saber si Ubuntu ya permite el uso de autocad 2018? recuerdo que en años pasados ubuntu no corria dicho programa. agradezco a quien pueda indicarme, por que quisiera volver a utilizar ubuntu. gracias

Google translate:

I want to know if Ubuntu already allows the use of autocad 2018? I remember that in recent years ubuntu did not run this program. I thank who can tell me, because I would like to use ubuntu again. Thank you

Bing Traffic Drop – Algo Update October 2018

Hello,

In October 2018, my site had a sudden drop in traffic from Bing.com (about 90%). Earlier, traffic was stable for several years.

Since then, I have contacted Bing Webmaster Support several times, but I have always received the answer that they cannot give guidelines for specific websites and have told me to follow the Bing Webmaster Guidelines – that's all.

However, a few days ago I got a reply from "High-level engineering team" with information that …. "we released an…

Bing Traffic Drop – Algo Update October 2018

Using a 2018 (iso9660) live USB to copy arbitrary files (extra partition)?

In the old days, when I made a USB live installer for Ubuntu, it used to be formatted with fat32, and so I could have copied arbitrary files (say, pictures) on it, and use the same USB thumbdrive to both install Ubuntu, and to copy these files.

Unfortunately, something changed in the meantime; so now, when I use usb-creator-gtk to “flash” an Ubuntu Live CD .iso image to a USB thumbdrive, the format is iso9660, which is read-only, so I cannot copy files to the thumbdrive anymore. What is worse, I cannot even shrink this partition and make a new fat32 partition: this is what I get in gparted for the USB thumbdrive (on Ubuntu 18.04) …:

gparted-sdc

… that is, “Resize/Move” (partition) is grayed out – after “flashing” it with either mkusb (with “Install (make a boot device)” -> and either “Cloning iso file, [compressed] image file or device” or “‘Live only’ or linux installer from iso file” options) — or usb-creator-gtk. (and if I unmount /dev/sdc1, then neither gparted nor gnome-disks see any partitions here; gnome-disks simply says “No Media”)

This irritates me to no end – because the damn unresizeable iso9660 partition takes up the entirety of the USB disk (here 3.71 GB), whereas the actual usage of files for the installer is but:

$   du -hs /media/Ubuntu-MATE\ 18.04.3\ LTS\ amd64/ 1.9G    /media/Ubuntu-MATE 18.04.3 LTS amd64/ 

So, nearly 2GB goes to waste!! And I could have very well used that to copy my pictures!

Now, I’m aware that I can use mkusb to create a “Live Persistent” USB, in which case I get three partitions – one bootable with the Live CD, one for persistent storage, and one extra fat partition that can be used to copy files – the thing is, I do not want a persistent USB in this case, especially since when I run the Ubuntu installer in that case, it tells me that it wants to change two partitions: the partition on the hard drive, where I want to install Ubuntu – and some other partition, likely either the persistent or the exchange one, on the USB thumbdrive – and then I really do not feel confident in continuing the installation.

So, my question is – what other options do I have, to have a proper Live USB Ubuntu installer – and an extra partition for copying arbitrary files (without persistent storage)?

  • I’ve tried mkusb and tried to drag the slider for persistent storage to 0% – unfortunately, the minimum is 1%.

  • I’ve seen https://superuser.com/questions/1192620/how-to-shrink-resize-32gb-usb-flash-drive-with-2gb-partition-into-2gb-image-file which implies you can use dd with specific byte/sector count; but then, it turns out, mkusb uses this (when not making other partitions):

< "/media/mydisk/ubuntu-mate-18.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso" pv -s 2003435520 | dd bs=4096  of=/dev/sdc 

… so even if the progress monitor is set to 100% for 1.9GB – the end result (the iso9660 partition) still takes up the entire drive.

  • I’ve seen How to convert an usb iso9660 filesystem to ext4 and the answer is:

There’s no Easy Way to do this. It will be less stressful to re-create your Kubuntu USB with “persistent storage”.

… but as I said, I do not want persistent storage.

  • I’ve seen Can I format and use the "free space" to the right of my Bootable USB stick's partition table? where the the initial answer is:

The only use for a SDC install nowadays is for making an installer drive.

… but I mean – why? Why throw away 2GB of space that I could have otherwise used? (and otherwise, the answer is “make persistent USB”, but as I said, I do not want that)

  • I’ve seen Ubuntu live usb with extra storage partition – recommends Windows software LiLi http://www.linuxliveusb.com/ – but it does not detect my thumbdrive under Wine, even when formatted as FAT32

  • I’ve seem https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/how-to-create-bootable-usb-with-multiple-partitions-4175602849/ which recommends YUMI ( https://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/ ), but that is Windows software, and it does not detect my USB thumb drive on Ubuntu 18.04 under Wine.

So, are there any options left here, so I can have an extra partition on a Ubuntu Live USB stick, without persistent storage, so I can just copy files?

Oculus Go controller selection using Unity3d 2018 now

We have a problem with controller selection on Oculus Go. We have created the scene in Unity3d 2018 and there is no utilites for controller selection.

There is old information on oficial site of utilites(version 5.6.4p2)) : https://developer.oculus.com/blog/easy-controller-selection/

Could you help us, where we could find actual utilites for work with controller selection for Oculus Go?

Microsoft Sculpt keyboard not working with 2018 MacBook Air

I have a brand new Microsoft Sculpt keyboard and mouse, and a 2018 MacBook Air. The keyboard works only occasionally, and often stops after a few keystrokes. The behaviour is either to not work at all, severely lag, or drop most keystrokes.

The USB receiver is plugged into a hub. I’ve tried the hub and keyboard on another computer and it works perfectly, so I assume there is no issue with either of them.

I’ve also tried swapping the hub to the other port on the MacBook Air, and I face the same issue.

What else can I try?