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Randy Almand
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Attended University of California, Irvine, CA
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CO powder is fantastic. Thanks to +Oleg Ace for the photo.
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I believe we're finally at Peak 50 Shades of Grey, so its time to pass along the 50 Shades of Buschemi.
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w00t! Google Fiber is accepting signups in Austin right meow!
Gigabit Internet + TV has arrived.
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+Autoblog I see what you're trying to do. Obviously one of your editors owns one of these old crap-heaps and wants to make a sale. I, for one, am not going to take the bait. Also, are you kidding me? These things are hideous and unbelievably fragile and expensive to fix.
It might be time to reconsider the Aston Martin Lagonda as values are soaring of the razor-sharp British sedan.
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Jack-o-melon and a spooky warning. Happy Halloween. 
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New pedals for the s2000 arrived! Machined aluminum with a black anodized coating. Notice the extra wide accelerator pedal to help with heel-toe downshifting. 
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http://www.srpracing.com. I'll make another post about install and impressions. So far they're gorgeous and light. 
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"""
Perhaps it's worth thinking of those overlapping [intelligence] agencies as a fiendishly clever Rube Goldberg-style machine organized around the principle that failure is the greatest success of all. After all, in the system as it presently exists, every failure of intelligence is just another indication that more security, more secrecy, more surveillance, more spies, more drones are needed; only when you fail, that is, do you get more money for further expansion.
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Police, national defense and the intelligence complex have perverse incentives: the more things go wrong, the more they are justified. Academic research, the CDC and nonprofits have the opposite incentive: the more things go right, the more they are justified.
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The combination of this and the FCC classifying internet providers under Title 2 provisions are both huge wins for an open and free-as-in-speech internet. Also, can we have +Google Fiber in the bay area now?
Municipal broadband networks could expand because of FCC's controversial vote.
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RIP Omega. Its been a good ride, but today you crossed over to the other side. May your tank be full of juicy bloodworms and cozy places to hide. Its been a joy keeping you and I look forward to stocking your tank with new and lovely inhabitants. 
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Goodnight, sweet fish
And flights of angelfish sing thee to thy rest 
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That's the right idea. When there's a shred of uncertainty (and its an election year), put your customers' interests on the line instead of actually doing anything.
Fiber expansion halted after Obama's call for treating broadband as a utility.
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+Viet-Tam Luu None of this saber-rattling will affect +Google Fiber launching in Austin, TX by EoY.
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New pedals installed in the S2000. I haven't driven a car with pedals like this in years and I'm terribly rusty at proper heel-toe technique. The installation wasn't exactly plug-n-play, but I made it work. 
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My impressions about installation: the "self tapping" screws are anything but. Save yourself the trouble and tap the holes with some spare screws with the same pitch. Then install the nice black screws easily. 
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I have a problem. I'm re-building a PC and now it won't boot. No combination of installed or removed accessories can elicit more than the same repetitive blinking of the standby light. I feel exactly like this XKCD comic.

Link for reference: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/334203-31-mini-build-boot-cannot-post

"Problem solved, now. and to answer your question, it just couldn't boot. It wouldn't do anything."

WHAT DID YOU DO TO FIX THE PROBLEM RUSTIFERCH???
((A poem is written outside the only panel, right justified along the left edge of the only panel.)) Never have I felt so close to another soul And yet so helplessly alone As when I Google an error And there's one result A thread by someone with the same problem And no answer Last posted to in ...
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I mean, my last power supply only lasted 5.5 years of continuous use. 
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Software Engineering, Business & Technology Consulting, Web Design, Automotive Mechanics
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Software developer, shade-tree mechanic, LeMons race driver, tech enthusiast.
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  • University of California, Irvine, CA
  • Monte Vista High School, Danville, CA
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Tasty food and excellent drinks. Long beer, wine and spirits menu. Fish & Chips - very good. Wonderful and flaky fish with textbook (and extremely tasty) french fries.
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Do not be tempted to buy the almond (or almond chocolate) croissant, the regular one is fantastic. Coffee drinks are good but not excellent.
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Great meal. Wine is a tad expensive. Split a salad, a charcuterie and a cheese plate with a bottle of wine for a perfect meal.
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I think everyone should go to @Chevron
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Fantastic service. True family restaurant.
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I had a coupon for two dyno pulls at TPS and they fit me in the same day I called. They were very helpful and friendly in addition to helping me adjust some things on my car in between dyno pulls. Great service, friendly staff, would highly recommend.
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