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Ken Starks
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It's been a rough time to be Rick Grimes. Gut 'em Rick. Gut 'em.
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Assange agrees to extradition if Chelsea (Charles) Manning is released from Prison. President Obama agreed with a sentence pardon/commutation.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents. Obama is also pardoning 64 people, including retired Gen. James Cartwright, who was charged with making false statements during a probe into disclosure of classified information.
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Hmmm, it appears I have to turn off my adblocker (uBlocker Origin) in order to read the article. Otherwise it's just a white blank. That's alright as there's plenty of other news articles about the same thing.

On the actual subject, I agree for the most part. Her arrest and conviction was somewhat on the dubious side to begin with.
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Otay, to fellow geeky, science-y, Let's Go To Mars Sister and Brethren...here's the question. In post after post, I find people from Elon Musk to Michael Meyer, lead scientist for the Mars Exploration Program at NASA, to Bruce Jakosky, Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) principal investigator at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado, Boulder talking about creating a warmer, stable and human-friendly atmosphere on Mars.

I'm all over this because I'm a Mars Guy. I read anything and everything new and (maybe not so) exciting about going to Mars. I hope I am alive to see Elon Musk's unmanned mission to orbit the planet in the next few years. Fortunately, my kids will be alive and well when the first human footprint is implanted upon the Martian soil. I also read about everything I can get my hands on, concerning the stabilization of the Mars atmosphere.

But here's the deal. Even a dumb ol' computer tech knows that a stable, permanent atmosphere on any planet, depends on a magnetic field being generated so as not to allow the solar winds to wipe it away.

Again.

Yet the talk continues. From huge mirrors in orbit warming the atmosphere to huge greenhouse gas machines, spewing out said greenhouse gasses...no one is talking about the Mars Quadro-head Moppinski beast in the corner.

What good is creating this atmosphere if it will not survive the onslaught of cosmic scouring?
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I think it would be great if we could go back to the moon. I remember as a very young school boy being excited during the moon landings etc. and thinking we would see people living there when I grew up. Here I am more than grown up and we have gone no further. Sad to hear Eugene Cernan has died. Being he was 82 made me realise how long ago it was when man last walked on the moon.

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Sorry to say, but I've run into this frequently at Reglue. Fortunately, I have the option of no longer supporting the computer when this happens, and I do regardless of circumstance. Read the agreement kid, Sorry, you made the choice. Now go fix your borked updates. See you in late spring. If you're lucky.

Uncle Ed isn't near as fortunate. He has waaaaayyyy more patience than I do, but then again, grandchildren have miles of leeway when it comes to grandfathers. Trust me.
A grandson was happy with the flame throwing hot rod Linux gaming computer that his grandfather had built -- until peer pressure came into play.
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Boy, the same old story. ...and yet, it never gets boring!
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Just sayin'
It was a small box. You know, one of those USPS send anywhere for X amount of money...? The kind that you could fit a sandwich in it if ...
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It won't work at our house, unless you only want pennies. We've got too many uses for the change,.
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It's been a tough ride for us the past 18 months. All of which has been mentioned here previously, so I won't take up your time repeating ...
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The web page is best. That's the paypal link and it's available immediately. The indiegogo campaign isn't available until the end of february.
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I'm getting ready to sign off for the night but I need a favor. Is there anyone that uses Audacity and comfortable enough to fade one song in over about the last five seconds of the first song? Just let me know and when I sign on tomorrow, I can contact you. My schedule is crazy with this new Reglue project and I'm not gonna be available to do much else for the next 8 days. I do appreciate it.
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WEDDING!?! Oh crap! No pressure, right? LOL J/K - Thanks! I'll look this over tonight and see what I can do.
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Ok. Someone hands you this and says to put it to good use. How? 
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+Semirrahge Egharrimes that one worked, thanks
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OK, so take a look at the represented pictures within the zip file and tell me if it can be used for anything useful. It's an entire training system for Cisco systems with a large number of "exercises" on it. Not sure those would be useful for anyone, just wondering if the equipment was anything more than scrap. I am not hopeful.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2bdSLJMw_v1YXdMVFlvSXJLTlE
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I want to thank those who purchased Amazon products by using our
Amazon Smile URL. We did see a nice spike over the holidays. I'll post it again here in tinyurl format. Should it elapse or change, let me know and i post another. Some say that tinyurls will not expire, and some will.
should the latter be the case, let me know. Current Amazon Smile url for Reglue:

http://tinyurl.com/zkk4c8l

You shop. Amazon gives. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Reglue - Recycled Electronics and Gnu Linux Used for Education whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. You can select a different charitable organization after signing in. AmazonSmile is the ...
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+Ken Starks Thanks, Ken.  That's what I wanted to know.  If you have an Android phone, you should be able to use FBReader to read any epub book you have, the same as the Nook.  It's opensource.
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So who wants to play the old guy game of who's medication is most expensive? Oh let me start. Fortunately, I have a foundation paying for this. Oh, and it also almost killed me. But that's another post.
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This is a game which I'm happy to lose. :)
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Diane in the ER @ Seton I round rock. Horrible nausea and pain in stomach. Both kidney and heart symptoms. In the CAT scan room now. No real diagnosis as of yet. 
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+James Coleman Not that we know of. It was a dual diagnosis, a bladder and intestinal infection. The latter being pretty dangerous if it launches into full Peritonitis. She's back up and running now.
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Executive Director at Reglue.org
Introduction
I write smash scripts...no not bash scripts, smash scripts.  About the third time I get a General Parsing Error, I smash my monitor.
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I have the best job in the world. I give computers to financially disadvantaged kids. I've also dated Stevie Nicks. Well, not actually "dated"...we spent time together back stage after a concert, well not exactly time "together". Her body guard threw me 10 yards into the parking lot when I was trying to tell her....oh never mind. It gets ugly from there. Does anyone have her current address?
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Taylor Texas
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Tong Du Chon Korea - Bamberg Germany - Various frozen radar sites, Labrador - Kuwait and various wadi - Phoenix AZ - luxemburg - Subic Bay Phillipines - Carmel CA - Gillette Wyoming - Villa Grove Illinois - Austin Texas - Visenza Italy - Colon Panama
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Executive Director of Reglue.org. We rebuild broken computers then give them to kids that cannot afford them.
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The last time I played with Python, it tried to eat the neighbor's dog and we had to move away. Oh, you mean the scripting language? Yeah, I do that too. I also write both technical and sociologically-important things about the Linuxsphere and the FOSS community
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  • Reglue
    Executive Director, 2005 - present
    I oversee the intake, inventory, refurbishing and placement of computers donated to Reglue. I coordinate the placement of those computers into the homes of financially-disadvantaged kids in Central Texas. I maintain the inventory of parts and other items needed for the operation of the organization. I also act as outreach contact for Reglue.
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