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rbreyes
May 11 2018
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Seems to me there was some effort to do away with the US$100 last year too, on the basis that “only drug dealers were using it.” That got some pushback and (I believe) the ban was shelved. A friend of mine who was a travel agent told me about it.

Apr 19 2018
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A lot of the confusion could be avoided by a slight deformation of the masks to make it obvious that the noise should be covered. A round mask is a problem, but then it costs less...

Apr 16 2018
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I switched to Macrium after finding out the hard way that Windows 10 wouldn’t let me restore a DriveImage backup because the recovery disk it created wouldn’t boot (no operating system). I swear to God Microsoft doesn’t want me to keep a drive image backup. Macrium does the job and it is fast - I can save two copies Read more

Apr 10 2018
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8GB of storage/buffer seems hardly enough. That’s what... Two frames of a 4K video?

Apr 4 2018
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I still wag to know what Facebook is doing with the data it captures about people who are not members. For example, Sam is not a member but Sally is. Sally calls Sam and the call is captured by Facebook. What happens to Sam’s phone number?

Apr 2 2018
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Either turn Rick into a zombie or kill the entire show. At this point the latter is preferred.

Mar 26 2018
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Something doesn’t track here. Facebook tracks every phone call and SMS you sent. But shouldn’t the person you called or texted have any say as to whether Facebook hoovered up their number, especially if they don’t have a Facebook account? They should also give their consent, right?

Mar 23 2018
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Mandatory checking of email after work should be considered overtime and paid as such.

Mar 22 2018
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Which brings up an interesting point. I just got a new phone after my last one committed hara-kiri. As usual, the facebook app is baked into the damn thing and can’t be gotten rid of. How can I be sure that even if I never run it the app is not getting information about me, perhaps by interfacing with Google? Read more

Mar 22 2018
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Take a look at that picture. The spigot is no more than half an inch from the edge of the sink. How are we supposed to thoroughly wet our hands without going through some ridiculous contortions with something like that?

Mar 22 2018
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Perhaps not a breach of law in the US, but I’m not so sure about the UK and EU. They take privacy beaches seriously over there.

Mar 21 2018
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As someone who grew up a country that used strictly paper ballots in elections all I can say is, be careful what you wish for. You may not find out who won till St. Patrick’s Day or later.

Mar 16 2018
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Cheaper than building new prisons every year, I would think.

Mar 15 2018
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They thought a bound Encyclopedia volume would stop a .50 Action Express slug from a Desert Eagle? Are they nuts? What did he test the stunt out with beforehand, a paintball gun? This is another reason why people shouldn’t be allowed to buy guns without a thorough mental check. That slug would have punched through a Read more

Mar 15 2018
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Can’t really blame her, though the most appropriate approach would have been to leave that jerk.

Mar 15 2018
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So much for the university’s “Accelerated Bridge Construction Center.” No matter what the investigation reveals they’re not going to have too many students now.  

Mar 14 2018
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I propose that SpaceX’s first BFR to Mars be called the Hawking.