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Dead horse flogging stop you must!
I'm just so sick and tired of problems without solutions, and the google's abuse of YOUR privacy is an ENORMOUS problem, and it's only getting worse. However, there is an obvious solution, if only the google weren't so EVIL and would consider implementing it. Remember the google's new motto: "All yo...
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WOO! Finally got DVDs sent to the printer. They should be ready for San Diego Comic-Con. GOD DANG that's a relief. Also, another favorite vid is up at F or D. Discuss this comic in the forum. July 7, 2010. Wow, people are really liking the new vid. Neato. Progress on my other other secret ...
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Can Bernie Sanders lead America to a more perfect union?
America's democracy clearly wants an idealist now. We need idealism and Bernie has GOOD ideas. That is the message I wish I could convey clearly to every voter in the New York primary. Why do I think Bernie is an idealist with good ideas? Well, first of all he has a long record of idealistic actions and statements. Subjectively, the "good" part means that I think his ideals are close to mine. My kernel ideal is something like "All sentient univ...
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Idea of a social network is obviously good, but google lost the requisite trust a LONG time ago. It might have been possible to fix the old slogans as the company mutated, but now "All your attention are belong to us, the google" is just pure EVIL = the google. Actually, the economic model is the root of the evil, but that's another sad joke in the form of an offensive ad pushed in your face.
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My response to excerpts from this blog article (with a tip of the hat to author Vincent Omniaveritas) http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/2015/10/why-its-ok-to-block-ads/
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Their fundamental neo-GOP confusions about genetics and the essence of humanity are apparently incurable. Still a slightly strained metaphor, but a book or recipes is not a cake. Their twisted perception is often below the level of confusing a set of blueprints with a house, but closer to imagining the set of genes is like a tiny homunculus watch that is "thinking". Of course we should be careful to err on the side of humanity, but a fertilized egg is NOT a human being.

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One of the aspects that is bothering me here is the use of plainclothes police to deal with citizen protests. It's fine for the police to be there and make sure things are orderly, but the use of secret police to deal with orderly public protests is NOT okay. If you have studied any history, you can think of plenty of cases where secret police cause more problems than they solve. I don't care if it is Black Lives Matter or Occupy, the intensive use of large numbers of plainclothes police is a violation of the First Amendment. How many hidden police does it take to make a gang of thugs?

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Look Cenk, you're wrong on this one and President Obama really is playing 3-D chess this time. The real goal was to make the so-called Republicans go as public as possible with their politicalisation of the Supreme Court, and he's succeeded. How could they possibly get more political and hypocritical than saying "The voters should decide, but if the voters decide wrong, then we should cut them out." Mission accomplished, though it still won't matter if too few of the voters care.

As regards Garland's fundamental qualifications to be on the Supreme Court, you and I both know he's a skilled and competent judge. I fully agree that he's made some bad decisions, but every competent judge has to decide within the constraints of law and precedent.

I certainly hope that Garland is a better judge than his worst decisions indicate, but I also believe that President Obama talked with him about those decisions and still felt comfortable about nominating him. If he doesn't think Garland is better than those decisions indicate, then there is absolutely no reason he would not withdraw the nomination once it has achieved its political purpose. He would just adopt half of the so-called Republicans' position and say that the voters would prefer Hillary gets the pick.

Now for the broader problem of the politicization of the Supreme Court, I really wish there were some solution project options after this video. I want to do something to help solve the problem. Writing a comment is not enough.
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How many people still read /.?
What motivates the trolls with the negative (also unfunny and uninteresting) comments and negative mods?(1) Indigestion(2) Sincere disagreement(3) 50-cent astroturf payments (working for the Chinese government or the Koch brothers)(4) Unappreciated brilliance(5) Appreciated stupidity(6) Societal dys...
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How to stop hating Facebook (and Google and Amazon and ad infinitum)
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The answer: Stop wasting my time. (Rest at the link.)
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[Reference copy of a comment that Samsung is probably rejecting or ignoring.]

Just give me the differences from NTT Docomo. Their branding is hopelessly confusing and their translated material is awful. Even though you [Samsung] have prepared some good translations, the Docomo versions are different and finding the differences has been quite painful.

I selected Samsung and Docomo in the hopes it would be a less painful experience, but after a year of frustration and dashed hopes, I estimate that the current odds of my ever buying another Samsung phone are around 20% and the odds of my staying with Docomo next year are probably less than 10%. I have had three quite satisfactory Huawei devices (including one smartphone) and mostly satisfactory experiences with various Toshiba devices, but you are now on the list of companies I would prefer NOT to do business with again...

Anyway, on today's battle, I think your information was mostly relevant and I just hope I don't need to use your emergency mode. (As it stands, I feel I should test it, but I don't even know how.)
Last updated: 2 April, 2014. Emergency mode enables you to extend your device's standby time when you are in an emergency situation and you want your device to conserve power to extend its standby time for as long as possible. When this mode is activated the screen's brightness will decrease and ...
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https://ello.co/shanen0/post/D8GFOciVT374Kn32rg6K5g is my later even more negative summary of my reaction to Samsung.
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Why are they using large numbers of plainclothes (AKA secret) police to respond to peaceful citizen protests? How many heavily armed mysterious strangers should surround your house before you would start wondering if they are a gang of thugs? Not saying the police are thugs, but I can't recall any positive historical examples of secret police...
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I hate spammers and the main sign of evil in Google is how much spam they support. Or maybe it's the censorship (against ME) for complaining too much about spam?

My privacy concerns me quite a bit, and I think most people don't realize how dangerous it is to reveal personal information...
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Read more books than most people, but not really worth bragging about. More a matter of misplaced priorities and twisted ekronomics...
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  • Rice University
  • Univerity of Texas (Austin)
  • Yamanashi University
  • Golden Senior High School
  • Gertrude Wheeler Bell Junior High School
  • Welchester Elementary
URL on Google Maps is wrong, but why would I want to help the EVIL google by making the effort to fix their lazy mistakes so they can squeeze my balls for more money?
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Consistently good and I usually stop by when I have an excuse to be near Kakio Station. Usually have the lunch set, but I try to avoid the peak times, though sometimes it's been a bit crowded anyway. I've known of it for several years already.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This link appears to be for the old hospital by the station, which was closed around April. I went there once or twice and it seemed pretty average, but that's moot now and the link should be removed or flagged in some way. The new building (in a lovely Mediterranean style) is a couple of minutes farther from the station, and I have actually had a couple of "encounters" with that one that are quite mystifying to me. I don't want to go into the details here, but I can summarize it broadly by saying that I've been in Japan a long time and have (unfortunately) had a number of "opportunities" to see doctors and visit hospitals. I've lost count, but at least 20 hospitals or clinics. Most of them made favorable impressions, and a couple have made extremely favorable impressions, but two of them made quite negative impressions, and this hospital is one of the negatives. I would have given 3 or possibly 4 stars to the old hospital, but this rating is for the current hospital. One of the other reviews is referring to the old clinic, which was across the street, but which was also closed in April. I thought it had been moved into the new building, but based on my "encounters", right now I don't think so.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Slightly upscale curry place. No nan, rice only. Chicken and vegetables were quite tender and tasty.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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Enjoyable atmosphere and good food. Seems more authentic than average for Japan. Location is a bit far from the station, so it usually isn't too crowded (though I tend to favor off hours). I usually have the curry of the day, which seems to be vegetable more often than meat. I'd rate the tandoori chicken as unusually good.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I think it used to be better, but it's still quite good. I'm still coming after more than 10 years, but now I think Mike's is better. El Torito has evolved away from Tex-Mex and more towards true Mexican.
Food: GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Pure coffee shop. Nice, but no lunch or other food available.
Food: Poor - FairDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago