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  • I've never used an operating system that I didn't (dis)like.
  • I'm exceedingly sarcastic.
  • I'm very bad at checking email.
  • I'm a bleeding-heart liberal and proud of it
  • I can't live without Diet Coke.
  • I can live without asparagus.
  • can't live without the Intertubez
  • I can live without conservatives
  • I love computers, software, gadgets and technology in general.
  • I don't love comic books or sci-fi/fantasy movies/books.
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His surname is no longer "Johnson:, it's "Nojohnson" 
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WASHINGTON -- The mayor of a tiny South Carolina town has triggered protests, prayer vigils and even a city council vote to weaken his powers after firing longtime police chief Crystal Moore, who is a lesbian and who some believe is a target of the m...
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"In some ways, Nevada has a legitimate beef with the federal government that owns 87 percent of all of Nevada’s land. That’s land that can’t be developed or sold, which cuts into Nevada’s tax base. However, that land is far from empty. People ride horses and recreational vehicles on it.  They hunt it and file mining claims, and, yes, when appropriate a vast amount of it is open to grazing. Without “public” land, there would be no ranching of the kind that allows Mr. Bundy to make a living. There would be less “wide open” for which the West is famous.

We could argue about whether the land should belong to the federal government, but what is not in dispute is that Bundy has no ownership of it.  He won’t even pay fees to use it.  In short, he refuses to pay rent, like thousands of other ranchers do dutifully every year.  Again, I’d like to observe if Bundy is not a communist, he’s at least an aggressive socialist."

< Jesse Pinkman mode >

And this is what a true welfare queen looks like, bitch!

< / Jesse Pinkman mode >

#T #tw
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From Wikipedia: Neil deGrasse Tyson born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at theRose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at theAmerican Museum of Natural History. From 2006 to 2011, he hosted the educational science television…
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An Apple study on what features drive phone sales is flawed and those features aren't the major factors influencing purchases, a Samsung expert told jurors in a patent trial between the two rivals.
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Thanks to +Bindu Reddy for reminding me what a great scene this was!
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iPhone contributes to GS5 success with trade-ins on the rise

http://pocketnow.com/2014/04/18/iphone-contributes-to-gs5-success
The iPhone contributes to GS5 success, with trade-ins reportedly on the rise. Check out the numbers to see what phones people get rid of to get the GS5
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Natural selection at work.
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When eels are babies, they look like they are made of glass! This appearance comes as the eels transition between the larval and the juvenile stage of life when they reach full pigmentation.

Over the last 30 years, there has been a decline in glass eels which has affected their availability as a food item in Europe. The most likely culprit is a parasitic nematode which originated in Asia and spread due to trade. The worms can interfere with the swim bladder’s function, making it difficult for the eels to swim.

Image credits: Under the Vast Blue Seas (top, middle), Jordan Colosi (bottom)
When eels are babies, they look like they are made of glass! This appearance comes as the eels transition between the larval and the juvenile stage of life when they reach full pigmentation. Over the last 30 years, there has been a decline in glass eels which has affected their availability as a food item in Europe. The most likely culprit is a parasitic nematode which originated in Asia and spread due to trade. The worms can interfere with the swim bladder’s function, making it difficult for the eels to swim. Image credits: Under the Vast Blue Seas (top, middle), Jordan Colosi (bottom)
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5 Key Points Of Contention In Oscar Pistorius Trial
www.huffingtonpost.com

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Did Reeva Steenkamp scream before she was killed by Oscar Pistorius or was she silent? Was the duvet thrown on

Not dead yet: Dutch, British governments pay to keep Windows XP alive
arstechnica.com

Governments pay Microsoft millions to continue support for “end of life” OS.

Moon's Age Revealed, and a Lunar Mystery May Be Solved
www.space.com

Scientists have pinned down the birth date of the moon to within 100 million years of the birth of the solar system — the best timeline yet

Home
www.space.com

Get the latest outer space and science news, NASA information, watch space flight videos at Space.com. View exclusive solar system Images, l

Teacher Accused Of Performing Oral Sex On 8th Grade Student
www.huffingtonpost.com

A Texas middle school teacher faces criminal charges after a student told police that she had performed oral sex on him in a classroom. Corr

Watch: Deaf woman reacts to hearing for the first time
www.latimes.com

Video of a deaf woman able to hear for the first time in her life has gone viral online. See it above.

Artist Turns Babies' Head-Shaping Helmets Into Impressive Works Of Art
www.huffingtonpost.com

Paula Strawn paints for a living, but she doesn't need an easel or paper -- the California woman decorates corrective helmets for infants wi

Rumsfeld: 'A Trained Ape' Would Do Better Than Obama
www.huffingtonpost.com

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld slammed President Barack Obama on Monday, saying "a trained ape" would have better foreign polic

Indian Ocean depth proves great challenge for MH370 search crews
www.msnbc.com

How difficult is it to find a commercial plane in the middle of an ocean? The reality is that it's literally like trying to find a needle in

More Than 30% Of Americans Haven't Visited A Bank In The Last Six Months
www.buzzfeed.com

Twenty-one percent last went into a bank branch to do something besides use an ATM over a year ago, according to a new study.

Google Tries To Defuse Glass "Myths" - Slashdot
hardware.slashdot.org

As reported by Beta News, Google has tried to answer some of the criticism that its Glass head-mounted system has inspired with a blog post

Hawaii law lets police have sex with prostitutes
www.usatoday.com

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police officers have urged lawmakers to keep an exemption in state law that allows undercover officers to have sex

How Flight 370 Could Have Become a Zombie
www.thedailybeast.com

Damage to the electronic nerve center might have left the airplane brain-dead but physically capable of flying for hours on autopilot until

News helicopter crashes, burns beside Space Needle
www.komonews.com

A news helicopter has crashed and burned Tuesday morning on Broad Street only a few feet from the Space Needle.

Fred Phelps (of Westboro Baptist Protests) Near Death
www.dailykos.com

Nathan Phelps, Fred's son, announced his reckoning today on Facebook. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/03/15/fred-phelps-fo

Boeing 777-300
vietnam.craigslist.org

Slightly used Boeing 777-300 for sale. Asking for $15000000 USD, or best offer (this includes all the snacks in the plane). Not much fuel in

Bill Maher: You know the ‘Noah’ movie is bad when God is a bigger d*ck t...
www.rawstory.com

“If we were a dog, and God owned us, the cops would come and take us away,” he said. Maher also knocked conservatives for complaining about

Think You Can Go Without Sleep? Think Again
www.themuse.com

Even a week of too little sleep is enough to increase the chance of a host of negative health problems. Learn what’s at stake—and how to cat

Study: Police see black children as less innocent and less young than wh...
www.salon.com

"Black children may be perceived as innocent only until deemed suspicious," researchers wrote

Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
I hate shopping at WinCo stores. My first visit to a WinCo store was about a year prior to this review. Since that time I’ve visited their stores maybe 3-4 times over the course of the year. My experiences have always been negative. I had vowed not to shop there again, but it was 4:00 AM, I was awake and craving Diet Coke (I’m addicted to the stuff and was out of it), and they were the closest grocery store that was open. WinCo’s main claims to fame are that they have the overall lowest prices in town (they generally do) and they are open 24 hours (most grocery chains aren’t). Based on my experience, here’s my advice – don’t shop there. But if you must, then don’t go after 11 PM or before 7 AM. It’s an obstacle course. The stockers are everywhere. Yes, this is what one should expect at this hour, but compared to other 24-hour chains (QFC, Walmart) the stockers at WinCo are in a league of their own. Aisles are frequently completely blocked off, or they are blocked off at one end (and they are loooong aisles). It can be a gamble picking up items, if they are in one of the fully blocked aisles. You take your chances late at night. They may have what you want, but you just can’t get it, if the aisle is closed. The place is like a spruced up Costco with better variety. Unlike Costco, they do have signs on the aisles telling you what can be found there. But, the signs are forest green with white lettering (poor contrast) and are only in the middle of the very, very long aisles. So, unless you have really, really good eyesight, you have to walk down an aisle far enough to read the sign. And unlike the competition, you bag your own groceries here. I’m fine with the concept of bagging your own groceries for substantial cost savings, but just don’t try this alone. If you shop alone and buy more than a few bags full of groceries during the day, and early evening, you risk holding up the line (at which time, you will have to suffer the embarrassment of having one of the employees getting annoyed and coming over to assist you). In such an environment, you’ll stand out like a sore thumb. If you’re planning on buying more than a few bags of groceries, you really need to bring someone along to help you bag, You can avoid this checkout predicament, by shopping late at night, but then you have to contend with wrecking crew. Another Costco comparison – limited selection of products. Yes, the store is huge and yes they do have a lot of stuff (certainly more variety than at Costco), but still, it’s quantity over variety. You’ll find better variety elsewhere. For example, I’ve been able to buy Oscar Mayer (a major brand) Hard Salami at Safeway, Fred Meyer, Albertsons and QFC (I’ll never shop at Walmart, so I can’t speak to them but I’m sure they carry it too), but it’s nowhere to be found at WinCo. This isn’t just a one time out of stock thing. They don’t carry it, period. I’ve looked (and asked) for it every time I’ve visited over the past year. I've run across this with several other items as well, but this one in particular stands out. Noe then, if you want Oscar Mayer Bologna, they’ve got 5 times as much as you’ll find at the competition in a variety of package sizes. The savings are just not worth the hassle of shopping here. You’ll usually spend more elsewhere, but not that much more, if you shop smart.
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Quality: Poor to fairAppeal: Poor to fairService: Poor to fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
They provided outstanding care to my mom and our family during the last 4 months of her life. At the end her condition deteriorated so that she didn't want to be at home anymore. So HOV moved her into their facility at Ryan House. The staff there was great.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
4 reviews
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago