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Apples are a tasty snack. ;)
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Of course. <sigh> 

As much as I couldn't stand Duh-bya and Darth Cheney I never threatened either one; OK, I might have said something like they proved there was no God - because if there were, they'd have been blasted into ash by coordinated lightning strikes for their crimes against humanity. But that's different than a death threat, or even telling someone to go kill himself. 

Given the circumstances, I'm pretty comfortable saying that anyone telling President Obama to go kill himself is probably a racist piece of shit. 
 
Some Twitter users lashed out in sometimes profanity-laced replies that exhort the president, who is using @POTUS, to kill himself and worse.
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I've mentioned my fondness for SoftMaker Office before - really good software at a very reasonable price. And not only is the price reasonable, but they give a sizeable 1/3 discount if you have a previous version. In this case it's worth reading the fine print, because it turns out that their own FreeOffice qualifies as an upgrade platform ... so they're essentially giving a 1/3 discount to new customers just for paying attention.  ;) They've also got a new-version release premium going on right now - a huge bundle of liberally licensed fonts (usable not only to create documents for printing, but also as webfonts and embedding in PDFs and ePUBs). Oh, and I should point out - that price gets you three licenses, not just one - say for home and office desktop as well as a laptop. 

So - if Microsoft's offerings don't thrill you and you either don't like the free alternatives (Open/LibreOffice, Google Docs) or find them lacking - have a look at SoftMaker Office. They've also got versions for Linux, Android, etc. 

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Disco... ROCKS. <grin> 

I'm not aware off the top of my head of any other covers of this nature - there are a lot more examples of artists noted for rock doing a disco or disco-flavored song - Blondie's "Heart of Glass" being a personal favorite example. ;)
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Have you listened to Blondie's "Remixed, Remade, Remodeled" album? Somewhat different than the originals, but still good dance music.
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It's good to see this kind of thing.
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Oh, and by the way - Casey Abrams, you're a hot woof! 
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Is it rude to say I really don't give a fuck about David Letterman and whether or not he's on TV?
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Never watched it. At that hour I was either asleep or had better things to do. never bothered to tape/DVR it. Add it to the list of shows I've never seen.
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Mine just arrived and the tl;dr is that for $20, it's a steal.

It does have quirks - they didn't machine the bottom so the rubbery footpad would be flat, which means it tends to "walk" from bass thumps. I haven't actually used the Bluetooth portion of it so I can't attest to that, but to my ears it sounded great when hooked up via the AUX port. (I tested with Hiroshima's "One World" - a track that has some very powerful, booming bass taiko drums in it as well as some sparkling treble from the koto.) There's a bass reflex port on the back which probably helps in reproducing the low end. One surprise when changing mode between BT and AUX - it speaks, and the voice has distinctly accented English. But hey, with the discount code it's $20. ;)

I have to admit I was expecting something around the size of my Soundmatters FoxL - and this is considerably bigger than that: about 7.5" wide, to give you an idea of its scale. It also claims a 4000mAh internal battery; obviously I haven't had time to check their claims of run time but if that's accurate it should run a good while. It comes with a carry bag, 3.5mm audio cable, USB charging cable (which was able to move 1.2A of current) and an instruction manual (English, German, French, Spanish and Japanese). While I noticed some slightly odd usage it's entirely readable, not the impenetrable "Engrish" I've seen in some such manuals.

So... if you're in need of this kind of speaker, have a look; Amazon hasn't said how long the discount code will be good for, so don't procrastinate.
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Well, this is a novelty... I ordered a few things from DealExtreme a while back - items that have lithium-ion batteries built in - and because apparently China is incorrectly applying the international rules on such things (batteries installed in a device are fine to go through the mail, especially ones this tiny) instead of my package being shipped essentially direct ... it's somehow wound up in Sweden and is coming to me from there. I can only imagine they chucked it on a slow train across all of freakin' Eurasia until it hit Sweden (?!) from which it's being dispatched to the USA ... probably by the same means that they could have used from China in the first place. 

I don't know how much was the presumably slow train and how much the pointless bureaucracy - but it took just two days shy of a MONTH from the time I ordered to the time PostNord claims they sent it on. (Note that they had it for 12 days - so the Swedes aren't breaking any bureaucratic land speed records here either.)

Now, given my past mention of discontent with DX ... you may reasonably be wondering why I'm putting myself through this. Partly due to the fact I had some store credit to burn up, and partly because they happened to have two different items in a category I'm interested in and it just seemed more efficient to get them from one source. I just hope my parcel arrives so I have a chance to evaluate the two models and decide which - if either - I want more of before the last of my "gift cards" expires - silly me didn't realize that I could only use one per order and I couldn't cash out all my reward points into a single one, so....

Ah well, first world problems. ;)
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Here's something interesting - I've had packages from Europe in the past have their first tracking hit in the US normally be in the NYC area - but this time, the package has landed in Chicago ... I doubt that will mean my package gets to me any sooner, but it's interesting.
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I hate when my Google-Fu fails me.

There's a huge number of the type of Android app I'm looking for on the Play store - that's what's making this difficult.

I'm looking for a program to scroll a message across the screen - many of the ones I've seen simulate an LED matrix sign, but that's not a requirement. What IS a requirement is the ability for the program to read the text to display from something outside itself - preferably something as simple as a text file, but I might be able to deal with formatting the data as an RSS feed. All the examples I've found so far want me to type the text directly into the program, and that's just not what I need. (If you're curious, I want to set up a tablet to display the currently-playing song in a playlist, so the data would have to be able to be updated rather frequently from the computer playing the music.)

Anyone know of something that might work? I'd really rather not have to learn how to write an Android application if I don't really have to...

And in case anyone's wondering why not an actual LED matrix sign - for one thing, I already have the tablet, and believe it or not a decent 16x96 monochrome LED matrix sign can cost more than a basic 7" tablet. :) 
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+Gaffer Venar That's for certain if we ever wind up in the same city at the same time. ;)
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Congressman Steve Womack is a chickenfucker.

John Oliver's been doing some awesome things with his show - not to mention officially posting the core segment of his show to YouTube. 

None of the people on the relevant committee you'll hear about in this piece are my congressperson - so I'm doing my best to help by getting the word out.
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+mahalodst6 Sean Connery knew it decades ago
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It's kind of interesting to see people who haven't studied biker culture react to something like the brawl/shootings in Waco. There was one photo showing members of two different clubs - the Cossacks and the Scimitars - right near each other with the cops and someone was bewildered they were so close together.

That's because they were fighting on the same side! Both clubs have gold and black as main colors in their patches, and the historical link between the terms "cossack" and "scimitar" strongly suggests these are allied clubs. Yeah, things like that matter in cases like this!

There are other ideas that might be relevant here - the concept of a "support club" for instance - but I'm not going to turn this into Outlaw Biker 101. ;)
Texas police say 170 people are to face charges of organised crime after the Waco bike-gang shooting that left nine people dead and 18 others injured.
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+CM Harrington As much as cops in general hate bikers, they hate black people at least an order of magnitude more. 
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