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Good grief! It works! And it couldnt be simpler!

Which is great because the software utilities and Chrome extensions that are supposed to do this simply don't work -- and this does!!!

Thanks, TutoVids!!
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'Insights Tour' from Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West as experienced by MEMcCarthy on April 17, 2015. Read the review and view the 8 photos taken by MEMcCarthy
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Attenuates the force of the shock wave created by an explosion. Could be a game-changer.
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There's the hustle of always asking, of putting yourself out there, of looking for discounts, shortcuts and a faster way. This is the hustle of it it doesn't hurt to ask, of what you don't know won't hurt you, of...
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"Of course, nothing about the nuclear plant in Blackhat is correct. I mean, full-length windows in a reactor control room? Are you kidding?"
On the eve of the Oscars, it’s fascinating to see another nuclear scare movie, Blackhat, trot out the nuclear accidents/nuclear terrorists as the ultimate threat to the world, even though it’s safer to work in a nuclear facility than in a department store. Of course, nothing about the nuclear plant in Blackhat is correct. I mean, windows in a reactor control room? Are you kidding?
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Repeat, in case you missed it yesterday:

My daughter Kate and her boyfriend Andrew present their EXCLUSIVE TRAILER of their hit KITTY SHADES OF GREY!

Naughty kitty!

http://youtu.be/3f5Pr_vKrv0

Hope you all enjoy; the real movie opens today.

(If you enjoy it, click the thumbs-up button and share widely!)
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I like the 8.5 out of 9 lives. U needz bathzwater & nail clipperz as tortuer devicez. 
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Daughter Kate McCarthy and Andrew preview their smash hit "Kitty Shades of Grey"! Check it out! :-). It's purrfect!
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You can't, so they used a stand-in - a kitty doll!
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Nerd week!!
 
Happy palindrome week!
From May 10 through May 19, each day, when read in the U.S. style of Month/Day/Year, will be a palindrome.
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The new Mobile Passport app for Android and iOS lets you answer passport questions in advance to speed you through customs
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Amen!! Atheist kills Muslims, - man bites dog.
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Small Modular (Nuclear) Reactors -- when I researched this 30 years ago, there was talk of tiny reactors you could bury in the basement to power your home for decades. Strangely enough, this is not only possible, it's practical and considerably safer than large nuclear power plants -- but the centralized power companies wouldn't benefit so it never got traction. 
Whether it’s SMR’s ability to load-follow renewables, desalinate seawater, provide district heating, power chemical production, oil refining, hydrogen production or advanced steelmaking without the emissions presently released by fossil fuel plants, co-generation and hybrid systems with small modular nuclear reactors are key ingredients to our global energy future. Like the early auto industry, modularization will lead to cheaper costs and expans...
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Check out the ACLU's awesome Banned Books infographic here.
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But if you read the popover comments, you see that all these bannings were reversed or overturned. A society that bans books has the usual collection of idiots, but a society with a firm constutional guarantee of free speech and press, and people willing to fight for that, is a society in good shape. You can't get rid of the idiots, but you can fight them at every turn...
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    Chemistry, 1964 - 1965
    Dropped out in Sophmore year. Hated college. Lived to regret that I didn't finish--cost me several years in my career.
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I am acting Publisher of ANewDomain.net,, the  in-depth tech news and features site founded and run by Gina Smith and featuring many from her team from Byte including Jerry Pournelle and John Dvorak. 
 
I was on the founding team for Zenergo.com, an activities-oriented social network startup; I ran editorial as well as customer support. Zenergo ceased operation in 2012.

My background is editorial and editorial management, especially online. I've managed editorial for custom publishing at DevX, was founding editor-in-chief of IDG Books, and publisher of IDG's Web Publishing Inc., where I launched four Web-based magazines including JavaWorld and SunWorld. Currently I work at RingCentral, the PBX-in-the-Cloud company.

My other passion is wine; I publish a wine blog at SavvyTaste.blogspot.com and am cofounder of the wine-advice site SavvyTaste.com. My Amazon Single, Wine101, can be found at http://amzn.to/rw6ZxC 

I am also a committed Libertarian.
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Dreamed up the first Dummies book (with author Dan Gookin); ran InfoWorld's Reviews department during the 1980s; published first online-only computer magazines (SunWorld, JavaWorld, LinuxWorld)
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Publisher/Editor/Writer
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Writing, editing, leadership in publishing environments, both online and offline. Wine advice site editor.
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  • Retired
    Retired, 2015 - present
  • Savvytaste.com
    Cofounder/Editor, 2010 - present
    Work with founder Lew Perdue on site that helps find wines you are most likely to enjoy.
  • Zenergo
    Editor, 2010 - 2015
    Zenergo, an activities-oriented social network, is, sadly, no more.
  • ANewDomain
    Publisher, 2012 - 2015
  • RingCentral
    Lead Copywriter, 2012 - 2014
    Lead team of three in all internal and customer-facing B2B Web content and collateral for this cloud business phone system leader
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Nuclear Goes To The Oscars In A Blackhat
www.forbes.com

On the eve of the Oscars, it’s fascinating to see another nuclear scare movie, Blackhat, trot out the nuclear accidents/nuclear terrorists a

Can SMRs Lead The U.S. Into A Clean Energy Future?
www.forbes.com

Whether it’s SMR’s ability to load-follow renewables, desalinate seawater, provide district heating, power chemical production, oil refining

European Science’s Great Leap Backward - The New Yorker
www.newyorker.com

Scientific achievement has become a questionable priority in both Europe and the United States. Increasingly, we express contempt for the id

Vote Libertarian to Stop the Next 'Bipartisan' Disaster
reason.com

The failed drug war? Mass surveillance? $17 trillion debt? All that and more, thanks to Republicans and Democrats working together.

Are Libertarians Spoiling the Midterm Elections?
reason.com

Libertarian Party Vice Chair Arvin Vohra on the 2014 midterms

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History : A Very Strong Recommendation : Sam Harris
www.samharris.org

Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of the New York Times bestsellers, The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, and The Moral Lands

How to Slake California's Thirst
reason.com

Following Australia's lead on water rights and water markets would solve the state's water shortage.

You are always learning – or failing | David Berman | LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com

One of my first jobs out of college was selling employee payroll and tax filing systems door-to-door to small businesses in Garden Grove, Ca

More women in computing than you think! | Meta Brown | LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com

Author Tom Geller (@tgeller) shared an enticing tweet this week:There are more women in computing than you think!With that, he drew in reade

Meet a Town That's Had Enough of Militarized Policing
reason.com

Barry Township, Michigan, with a population of about 4,000, has four full-time police officers, four part-time officers, two Humvees, two ar

Yes, There's Job Growth. No, Tax Hikes Aren't Why.
reason.com

California tries to lift the bucket it's standing in.

Predictions of a Man-Made Sixth Mass Extinction May Be Exaggerated
reason.com

Urbanization, forest, and agricultural trends point in a more hopeful direction

The Coding Gender Gap | LinkedIn
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On the back of Google’s $50 Million Made with Code Initiative, we’ve begun to hear more and more about the huge gender disparity in the tech

How to Go From Working 60 Hours a Week to 40 By Sending 2 Emails a Week ...
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I’m convinced 95% of cubicle workers who work over 60 hours a week constantly can cut it down to 40-45 hours by sending 2 emails a week to t

Tim Howard named Secretary of Defense in the best Wikipedia troll ever
www.theverge.com

On Tuesday, there was a silver lining to the US men's soccer team losing to Belgium: Tim Howard, the American goalkeeper, had one of the mos

Does All Wine Taste the Same?
www.newyorker.com

Editors’ Note: Portions of this post appeared in similar form in an April, 2011, post by Jonah Lehrer for Wired.com. We regret the duplicati

Snowden: The Government That Is Attacking Me Is Also Reforming Because o...
reason.com

Brian Williams' exclusive interview with whistleblower Edward Snowden aired on NBC last night. The nearly 40-minute interview didn't provide

Classic urban winery: An industrial space with the barrels in the back and the tasting bar in the front; run by a couple on weekends, wines that win lots of awards. Specialty is Italian-style wines -- which taste better than those from Italy! Be sure to try the Barbera Rose - even if you don't like rose, this one is special. Their red Barbera from Sierra Foothills grapes is also terrific. Several excellent whites and quite a few more reds including the rarely seen Teraldigo, a pretty nice Pinot, and a darned fine and fruity Grenache as well. Whites include a pretty nice dry Reisling and a very good Sauvignon Blanc. Worth a visit, easy on-street parking, pleasant casual vibe.
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