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#yellowonthursday I would have posted sooner but this Vogon plant stung me with one of those points and I have just managed to crawl back to report.
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I have a lot of photos on my profile page. A LOT. However, at the end of each year I delete everything over two years old.
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5:30pm and it's still hot. Looks like we've got our summer back. Thanks, Seattle.
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Second day with temps in the low 80s and low/normal humidity. Sorry Seattle. 
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We're doing pretty well here. A few days in the 70s have been quite nice. It even rained the other night!
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Just the Facts!

(An #oldfartprivilege  rant.)

I have not had a FaceBook account since the first week of Google+'s startup.

I have never had a FaceBook account on this computer.

I have never visited a FaceBook profile, page, or ... anything with any browser.

And yet... Apparently, if I visit a blogpost by someone who also post that text or an image on that blogpost to their FaceBook account, or they copied it from their FaceBook account, FaceBook somehow attaches a cookie to my browser.

What The Ever Living FSM⁈

So, every Friday, when I do my computer housekeeping tasks, I go into my Browser (Safari) security setting and remove the FaceBook cookies.

This kind of intrusion is illegal in the Eurozone, why isn't it illegal in the USA? Is FaceBook actively and surreptitiously collecting info for the government? I mean, at least, as a Government Contractor, we expect it from Google, but FaceBook? When we're not even visiting their site or aren't a member of their site? Should be an illegal intrusion into privacy.

/rant off
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Yep. I learned about six years ago that any page containing a FB widget will do that to you. I turn off all third-party cookies. I use a secondary browser if I must go to a page with a FB widget for financial reasons, and then I wipe the browser afterwards.

FB is a menace.
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Hey #google  . It's me. Yeah, I noticed you changed the screen header around... again. It's interesting that there is no icon to the right of the notification bell when I'm scrolling down screen, yet the mouse turns into a finger when hovered over that area. Of course, clicking does nothing. Will you be bringing back the icon with the options to start an impromptu chat or hangout?
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3 hour nap: check
Everything else: nope.
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#jebbush  Please. Hasn't your family done enough harm to the American people and the world at large? Go home.
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Why is anyone, let alone Jeb Bush, be talking about "phasing out" Medicare? Or is this the payoff to his financial backers in the private insurance and medical industry? What is wrong with the GOP⁈ These guys are all Christian Radicals or completely ignorant of everyday life of 99.999% of Americans. I don't know whether to laugh or cry when I hear stuff like this.
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Caring for our elderly Stay Classy, 'Murica

"I was told if I wanted my mom in a local facility, she would have to reestablish residency by moving in with me and applying for Medicaid all over again in my state, then waiting up to 90 days for approval. In the meantime, I would have to pay for a home aide out of pocket, which costs , on average, up to $30 or more per hour. Over 90 days, an eight-hour daily block of care would’ve totaled over $20,000."
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So Westar, a KS energy company, is the first to officially ask for a rate increase on people who have solar panels because "those who do not have panels shouldn't be asked to subsidize those who do".

This is part of a nationwide effort by power companies to take back revenue lost to people saving energy on the existing power grid by putting solar on their homes. Enough people have done this that power companies are paying more out in incentives to do this than they'd like to. Now they want to penalize those with solar power because "they only take from the grid when power needs are the highest" and "the rest of the time they are paid for contributing to the grid" ... "which is not really helpful".

Bottom line: Westar needs money for two things: upgrade a coal power plant to EPA rules and to update their nuclear power plant. One way they want some of this money is to place an extra charge on those with solar panels.

KS is a very pro-coal political environment. The first thing the GOP governor did when Kathleen Sebelius left office was to revoke coal plant rules for generating cleaner air. I don't see much hope, here.
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Anyone else notice that Google+ has stopped showing the little list of hashtags on the side of posts? _What's up with that? #google  
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Hey! +Google+ Why can't you fix your recent update to again allow us to see our notifications when we click on the bell icon? All I get is a one-line window and that's it.

Guess what⁈ A Google window I've had open for a couple weeks with Google Translate, can still show me the notifications correctly! WTFSM⁈

Someone over there at development must be seeing this... Unless you're all just sitting around on identical environments do the same things as each other. ‹headdesk›
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