On Mon, 2024-02-26 at 09:48 -0500, gene heskett wrote:
> On 2/26/24 06:25, hw wrote:
> > On Sat, 2024-02-24 at 10:03 -0500, gene heskett wrote:
> > > [...]
> > > bluetooth, and It looks as if I have to buy a BT adaptor, so advise on
> > > that front would be most welcome also.
> > > [...]
> > 
> > If you're locking for a bluetooth USB adapter: I have a 'Bluetooth
> > 5.0' adapter from TP-Link which works with Fedora.  I've been able to
> > use it with a headset and an xbox controller.  A smartphone and an IP
> > phone also show up as devices, but I haven't tried to use them via
> > bluetooth.
> > 
> I have only one enabled radio, in a 3d printer, lists all the neighbors 
> wifi routers it scans for and I assume the neighbors can hear it, but 
> this things login id does not appear in its scan. Maybe its duff, IDK.

Well, the IP phone is neat because you can pair a smartphone and use
it to call contacts on your smartphone and talk through it instead of
the smartphone.  Smartphones aren't even useful for making phone calls
because their sound quality is too bad for that, not to mention the
endless latency that makes every call impossible.  It's not surprising
that you can't really hear anything with the speaker(s) and
microphone(s) in smartphones being so tiny.

> >  [...]
> > How does the watch you got measure blood sugar?  Doesn't that require
> > a blood sample?
> > 
> That is what the FDA is pushing. This shines a uv led, and claims to be 
> able to measure by the color of the blood going by.  But w/o a bt 
> connection to the net, it can't even tell the time, its about a month 
> out of whack.

Pushing?  It would sure be nice to have some sufficiently reliable
device for measuring blood sugar that doesn't require test strips and
doesn't need to be implanted or otherwise has to constantly remain
attached your body.  It's always a nightmare to get test strips, and
you never get enough of them.

Even if someone is trying to push the research and development, better
don't hold your breath.  Manufacturers are making way too much money
with the test strips to go for anything else unless they can make more
money with that than with the strips.

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