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Z Bicyclist
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Carseat technology, 1951
There I am in my carseat in 1951, 19 months old.   The carseat I'm in just hooked over the top of the
seat.  It just rested on the seat at the
bottom, because there were no seatbelts to attach it to. I'm facing forward, in
the front seat, but then I didn't ...
There I am in my carseat in 1951, 19 months old.   The carseat I'm in just hooked over the top of the seat.  It just rested on the seat at the bottom, because there were no seatbelts to attach it to. I'm facing forward, in...
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Just because something has a low probability doesn't mean it's unusual
Just because something has a low probability (if things were random) doesn't mean it's unusual. There's a great illustration of this in Martin Gardner's book, The Magic and Mystery of Numbers. Consider a lattice, which will look like a Cartesian plane from ...
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You Autocomplete Me!
In the Firefox browser, I have autocomplete set on. So, if I type even a single letter, it suggests an appropriate page based on sites beginning with that letter that I'm visited before. So, I went through the alphabet to see what sites came up, and what th...
In the Firefox browser, I have autocomplete set on. So, if I type even a single letter, it suggests an appropriate page based on sites beginning with that letter that I'm visited before. So, I went through the alphabet to see...
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Another Act Coming to Illinois Pension Theatre
As I predicted in March, 2014, http://mikekr.blogspot.com/2014/03/illinois-pension-crisis-prediction.html the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the 2013 Illinois pension reform bill. It was a unanimous decision, widely expected. So what was accomplished? O...
As I predicted in March, 2014, http://mikekr.blogspot.com/2014/03/illinois-pension-crisis-prediction.html the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the 2013 Illinois pension reform bill. It was a unanimous decision, widely expec...
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I can get it for you retail
I asked what a local book club was reading, and was told "Give the Lady
What She Wants". I asked if that was a sequel to "50 Shades of Gray".  (turns out it's a history of Marshall Field)
I asked what a local book club was reading, and was told "Give the Lady What She Wants". I asked if that was a sequel to "50 Shades of Gray".  (turns out it's a history of Marshall Field)
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More simple financial advice
I've posted financial rules of thumb before on this blog.  http://mikekr.blogspot.com/search?q=thumb There's a nice set of them in the WSJ article (free) by Brett Arends.  These are great; I'm only going to comment on a couple. Keep it simple. Complicated f...
I've posted financial rules of thumb before on this blog.  http://mikekr.blogspot.com/search?q=thumb There's a nice set of them in the WSJ article (free) by Brett Arends.  These are great; I'm only going to comment on a coup...
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July 4th: Two Steps Forward
I was asked to give the patriotic speech at our church's 4th of July parade. I went from "why did I ever agree to do this" to "where will I stumble" to "I made it all the way through!". I've posted the speech below. July 4 th , 2015: 2 Steps Forward, 1 Step...
I was asked to give the patriotic speech at our church's 4th of July parade. I went from "why did I ever agree to do this" to "where will I stumble" to "I made it all the way through!". I've posted the speech below. July 4th...
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8 Stealth Interview Questions
INC has an article titled "8 Stealth Interview Questions That Will Reveal True Character" . Let's see how we might deal with these from the point of view of an analytics job. 1. What's your favorite restaurant? A true analytical type will eat at their desk ...
INC has an article titled "8 Stealth Interview Questions That Will Reveal True Character". Let's see how we might deal with these from the point of view of an analytics job. 1. What's your favorite restaurant? A true anal...
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Good news for grads: a job. Bad news: same one you had as a student
Loyola University of Chicago is doing an ad campaign that's all over the Loop.  But it's mysterious to me.  Here, they contend there are two job offers for every student, but show a cup of coffee.  So, after you graduate with that business degree, you can s...
Loyola University of Chicago is doing an ad campaign that's all over the Loop.  But it's mysterious to me.  Here, they contend there are two job offers for every student, but show a cup of coffee.  So, after you graduate with...
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Sometimes advertising targeting fails
From a friend: The inevitable has happened: I've watched so much kpop on YouTube my ads are now in Korean regardless of videos I'm gonna watch. or should that be: 피할 수없는 일이 있다 : 내 광고가 나는 거 시계를 해요 관계없이 동영상을 한국 에있다 YouTube에서 너무 많은 케이팝 을 봤다 .
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From a friend: The inevitable has happened: I've watched so much kpop on YouTube my ads are now in Korean regardless of videos I'm gonna watch. or should that be: 피할 수없는 일이있다 : 내 광고가 나는 거 시계를 해요 관계없이 동영상을 한국에있다 YouTube에서 너무 ...
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The Republican Obamacare Alternative
Republicans have been correctly criticized for doing nothing about Obamacare's problems but trying to repeal it, as if we were going back to some pre-Obamacare system we all loved, rather than a system probably even more chaotic. Now there's an alternative,...
Republicans have been correctly criticized for doing nothing about Obamacare's problems but trying to repeal it, as if we were going back to some pre-Obamacare system we all loved, rather than a system probably even more chao...
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A good try at faking mental prowess
Actually, both of these are questions on the Alzheimer’s ‘quick screen’.  I watched this with my father in 2007: “Who is the president of the United States now?” (long pause) “That clown” (me) “Dad, he wants the name of the clown.” (long pause) “Truman.” N...
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A well-organized family firm. Everything about our move [August 2015] was professional and on time (we had the first move of the day). Difficult items (piano, grandfather clock) were handled with care. Total cost was a bit under estimate.
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This was closed when I went through this area in 2005, and there is no contact information given in this Google listing from 2014 so it may still be closed. If others have more recent info, please provide it. If this place is actually open, it likely deserves more than one star -- and my apologies to the operator.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Very Good gyros and hot dogs (haven't tried other items). I'd recommend the slaw as a side dish -- you get a good sized serving for the money. The Homer's ice cream is a delight. The decor is outdated, but OK.
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We went to Bredemann Ford because we were looking for a Ford Escape and had good experiences with Bredemann Toyota with our 2006 Prius. Chester Gilbert was our salesperson. He was very knowledgeable about the product and very helpful in making our decisions (and hunting up the exact car we wanted quickly). We'd recommend the Escape as a nice small SUV and this dealer.
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This restaurant is permanently closed, and the space is now a Dunkin Donuts.
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reviewed a year ago
I have stayed here on both my GAP trips and recommend it highly. Right on the GAP trail, food and a bike shop half a block away (Trailside Inn, bike shop below, Rite Aid drug store close), view of the Yough River, garage to store bikes in, attentive owners, fine breakfast, easy parking, great rooms with recent plumbing.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Good breakfast/brunch place. Excellent omelets, pancakes, bagels. You order at the counter and they bring the food to you. Also a take-out bakery in the front. I've been there often.
Quality: Very GoodAppeal: Very GoodService: Very Good
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