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Verizon's tantrum over the #NetNeutrality  win is hilarious. Funny how they pretend the old rules, that Verizon and the other telecoms fought for years, supposedly never existed now. 
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Wooo! Rocking the clarinet, just like I did back in my band geek days! I even broke one, too, early on. 
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Too good not to share... This is a story of the dangers presented by incompetent people who think they are knowledgeable. 
 
I just read this and I have to share it:

Phone rings, it's an employee at Long Term Client (LTC).

LTC employee: "Hey DallasITGuy, it's OK if I take the shared drive home so I can work from home today and over the weekend, right?"

The "shared drive" is a nice big Dell T620 tower server with three VMs (AD/file/print, Exchange, SQL).

Me: "OF COURSE NOT! WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU THINKING?"

LTC employee: "I have to have some reports finished by Monday. I can't get anything done here, people keep interrupting me. So I need to work this weekend but I can't come in. So I'm taking the shared drive home, OK? That won't cause any problems, right?"

Me: "It's not OK, it will cause all kinds of problems! Don't disconnect anything, please!"

LTC employee: "You always make such a big deal out of us doing IT stuff on our own. It's no big deal, no one here works on the weekend and the rest of my group is out today. Just relax, I already have it in my car. I'll bring it back on Monday."

I immediately try to remote into the server... it's offline.

Me: "WTF? You already put the server in your car??"

Mobile phone starts ringing. LTC owner is calling me from his mobile on my mobile.

Me: "LTC employee, hold on for a second your boss is calling on another line." I answer the mobile.

LTC owner: "Our email is down. Everything is down. We can't get to the Internet. What the heck, that thing is nearly new, it shouldn't be down!"

Me: "I'm on the phone with LTC employee. She has the server in her car and is about to take it home so she can work from there over the weekend. I'm telling her not..."

LTC owner: "!@@%@#$%%!!!!#@$#@$#@!!@##$$@#_&&!!" click.

I switch back to my landline and tell LTC employee, "Your boss wants to talk to you right now."

LTC employee: "Yeah, I think I hear him coming down the hall. I'll have the drive back Monday! Bye!" click.
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OK, I don't want to be the bad guy picking on a school, but does anyone else note something a little... wrong about the way the kid is interacting with his laptop in the graphic? 

Why is he typing with one hand, and what's with that expression? 
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lol, it's a 'personalized journey'.  
Yeah, that qualifies as a marketing 'fail'.
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Love Double Fine's work!
 
Double Fine's Broken Age releases tomorrow 
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Just finished a really interesting episode of the Thomas Jefferson Hour. This was a fascinating look at a different side of Jefferson, who saw the massive wealth disparities that led to the French Revolution, and realized that we might need to do more to prevent similar conditions in the US someday.


Podcast/Article:
Show 1048 - Redistribution

URL:
http://www.makochemedia.com/files/Show%201048%20Redistribution.mp3

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President Jefferson considers the responsibility of one generation to future generations.

This content comes from:
The Thomas Jefferson Hour

URL:
http://www.makochemedia.com/files/tjh.xml
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In case you missed this...like a stormtrooper would.
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I guess FreedomWorks earned their paycheck from the telecoms yesterday.

Edit: Yep. Googled it, and Verizon and AT&T are known donors to Freedomworks. Guess they're getting what they paid for.
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No IAPs? Sounds good to me. Having read some of the comics, and enjoying the characters, I think I'll have to pick this one up.
NO IN-APP PURCHASES AND NO INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED TO PLAYJoin Star-Lo...
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Do you have anti-theft security for your Android phone yet? If not, now's your chance to get Cerberus, a fantastic app I've been using for a couple years now, for free. It's normally $3, but new accounts get a lifetime license for free today. 
The Android Device Manager might get the basics taken care of, but Cerberus goes a few steps farther. It's a powerful security suite with features like SIM... by Ryan Whitwam in Applications, Deals, News
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Cheating, the only way to play Flappy Bird 
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Interesting, but not really surprising, if you have a reasonable knowledge of history. High top tax rates have never had much impact on economic prosperity, as is easily seen by looking at the Eisenhower years, which had a high tax on top earners, but were also highly prosperous. 
 
Non-Partisan Congressional Tax Report Debunks Core Conservative Economic Theory-GOP Suppresses Study

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What do you do when the Congressional Research Service, the completely non-partisan arm of the Library of Congress that has been advising Congress—and only Congress—on matters of policy and law for nearly a century, produces a research study that finds absolutely no correlation between the top tax rates and economic growth, thereby destroying a key tenet of conservative economic theory?

If you are a Republican member of the United States Senate, you do everything in your power to suppress that report—particularly when it comes less than two months before a national election where your candidate is selling this very economic theory as the basis for his candidacy.

Initially released on September 14, 2012, the study—authored by Thomas Hungerford who is a specialist in public finance at the C.R.S.—correlated the historical fluctuations of the highest income tax rates and tax rates on capital gains dating back to World War II with the economic growth (or lack of the same) that followed.

The conclusion?

Lowering the tax rates on the wealthy and top earners in America do not appear to have any impact on the nation’s economic growth.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/11/02/non-partisan-congressional-tax-report-debunks-core-conservative-economic-theory-gop-suppresses-study/
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Very good food, that's all. The ordering and pickup is from a window, and there are some outdoor tables if you want to eat there; however, if you go there, it's not really for the atmosphere. They make excellent tri-tip sandwiches and burritos, and don't skimp on the meat, which some places are prone to doing.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Poor - FairService: Good
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I've been going here for well over a decade now, as well as involved in assisting with various aspects of the church for nearly as long, and I still love it. It's gone through some ups and downs, but I love the people, and don't plan on leaving anytime soon. It's also one of the most diverse churches I've ever even heard of. We have two English congregations ("Common Ground", the contemporary one, and "Faith Community", the traditional one), a Spanish Language service, "Amor y Fe", and a Lao/Khmu language service, "Asian Grace". We're culturally and economically diverse, with members ranging from former university presidents to immigrants with limited English skills. We are all family, though, and we all worship together once every month or two in our combined services. If you're looking for a place of worship, at least come and visit. Check the website for service times.
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Expensive, but some unique architecture and tasty wines. Right behind Sterling as one of the better wineries to visit.
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Great food, open late, they have some of the best tacos in town, hands down. The staff get the food ready pretty quickly, too. The atmosphere isn't always the best, especially late at night, but the food makes it worth it all the way.
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Very good food, friendly staff. Unique touches like the Turkish handmade water cups add to the atmosphere. We plan to come back
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Great food in a little place.
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Been going here for years, and they have great food. It's more of a sit-down restaurant, with a plate averaging about $10. They make some of the best fajitas I've had, but all of their food is quite good.
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