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Dave Pacheco
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There is nothing so warm and welcoming and indicative of returning home than the in-flight wifi signal coming back into range as we get within 100 miles of the border. 

Oh yeah, and that whole "family" thing too.
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Pro Tip: make jokes on social media about international travel AFTER clearing Customs and Immigration.
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The sign at the CR airport read "Be Aware of your Belongings" and I was like "Yeah, don't let them, like, define you, man.  YOU ARE NOT YOUR STUFF."

And then I regretted not having any coffee before leaving the house.
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Quick, everyone run to every web site you have an account on and change your password to your second favorite child's name.
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Those who boycotted Firefox because their (ultimately only temporary) CEO donated $1,000 to the CA Prop 8 campaign should note that the computers on which they downloaded a new browser are most probably running an Intel chip.

Intel employees who publicly declared their donation gave over $90,000 to campaigns around Prop 8.

Only 11% of that money was in opposition.

But don't worry: Alan Turing and Bill Gates were still critical in the development of the computer systems you are reading this on, so it's still mostly a gay/atheist device.
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KERNIGHAN & RICHIE NOT KERNIGHAN & STEVE
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History repeats itself. Specifically on the chorus. And then there's a shredding guitar break, followed by more history.
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I may be the only person on this flight who is paler on the return trip than on the way out.
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And now for my favorite part of international travel: screaming "EBOLA!" and emptying a can of corn chowder onto the passenger in front of me. 
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Just an example of the Internet problem of too much information and not enough context.

Many anti-vaxxers, adorable little child-endangering lunatics that they are, love to point out the ingredients in vaccines to show how dangerous they are to living creatures. The list generally includes formaldehyde, which is used in some vaccines to kill any antigens.

FORMALDEHYDE OMG WTF THAT'S THE STUFF THEY USE TO PRESERVE CORPSES AND IT CAUSES CANCER WTFBBQ!

Sure, it can cause cancer. As can most ingredients of everything, everywhere. And only at certain amounts of consumption that you are very unlikely to be exposed to unless you are... well, already a corpse.

The problem is that people already have formaldehyde in their bodies: in fact, your OWN BODY produces formaldehyde, and uses it to synthesize DNA, among other things. And formaldehyde enters our bodies through the food and liquids we eat, and the air we breathe.

So it's a matter of quantity then, since the body needs a small amount itself, and too much of it will kill you. So it must be the case that the vaccines have a quantity that could be considered dangerous, right!

YES! IN FACT, IT'S ALMOST AS DANGEROUS AS EATING A QUARTER OF AN APPLE! AND IT'S ALMOST AS MUCH FORMALDEHYDE AS YOUR OWN BODY PRODUCES FOR ITS OWN PURPOSES EVERY HALF OF A SECOND!

So keep that in mind: when anti-vaxxers warn you about the dangers of ingredients in vaccines, they are really warning you about something that results in less formaldehyde in your body than what is produced from the amount that ends up in your bloodstream from metabolizing the alcohol on the wipe the nice nurse uses to clean your arm. And less than what you would get from eating a nice healthy apple. And less than what your own body produces thousands of times a day.

THE MORE YOU KNOW.
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Some things are hard to explain in Costa Rica.

"So how cold does it get in Minnesota?"

OK, you know how the temperature feels right now? Imagine it a hundred and twenty degrees colder than this.

#notanexaggeration
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It's Spring! No more complaining from me until 2015.
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President of the MN chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

I'm not a nerdy IT guy with all kinds of issues, but I play one in real life.
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  • Macalester College
    Computer Science / Dramatic Arts, 1991 - 1993
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