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Brian Carnell
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Every time I'm forced to use G+ or Facebook, I'm reminded why I only use them when forced to. Crap AOL never really went away.
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Canada's Got A Porn Problem http://wp.me/po9lq-5Qs
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First, this clip is pointless. It doesn't get to the heart of Neal's claims about Kozlowski at all.

Second, Neal makes an interesting case that Kozlowski shouldn't have been jailed. According to Neal, the conviction here turns on what seems like a very technical detail about Kozlowski's compensation and nonfeasance by Tyco's board:

"Kozlowski was convicted of grand larceny for taking four large, unauthorized bonuses. The bonuses were calculated correctly, per a written compensation policy. So, the question was not whether the bonuses were earned, and not whether the amounts were correct, but whether the board of directors authorized the bonuses before they were paid, which was required under the policy. There was no record that the bonuses were approved in the Tyco board’s meeting minutes or in the compensation committee’s meeting minutes. However, the meeting minutes were completely unreliable. For example, compensation committee meeting minutes were prepared before meetings by someone who never attended the meetings. The board’s audit committee did not keep minutes at all until the problems began at Tyco in 2002. For some board of director meetings, there were no minutes, and there were several major decisions that were not documented in board minutes."
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I remember actually being excited at the announcement of Google Plus...but Google's new motto of "Be Evil Always" is not cool:

https://plus.google.com/settings/endorsements?hl=en
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Played the crap out of this on cassette on my Walkman during the Summer of '88. Epic old skool hip hop.
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What Google+ really needs is a multi-column layout, said no one ever.
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I noticed Amazon decided to put my book back on sale for $0.99, so if you know somebody who would enjoy some humorous sci-fi while saving a few bucks, I'd be appreciative if you'd pass the word along. I don't know how long they plan to have it on sale.

http://www.amazon.com/There-Goes-the-Galaxy-ebook/dp/B005M2RRRA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1339158436&sr=8-2 

For folks with curious eyeballs, the summary is as follows:

It's the age-old tale of boy meets alien abductor. Boy meets stun-gun. Boy learns he's the only one in the Universe who can save the Earth from extreme world makeover by inter-stellar landlords.

(Yeah: he thinks it's a bit much, too.)

Like everyone else on his planet, Bertram Ludlow hasn't paid much attention to fluctuations in the intergalactic real estate market. But as a cognitive psychology grad student, he has given some thought to what a complete mental breakdown looks like. And this is pretty close.

Now he’s discovering space is a mad and mind-boggling place where interspecies communication rests on the power of a gumball. Where androids demand better work/life balance. Where crime is Art, technology still has its bugs, and lasers don’t go "pyew-pyew."

It's also surprisingly easy to get on the Universe's Most Wanted list.

So with the weight of the world on his shoulders and the cosmic law on his tail, can Bertram outrun, outwit, and out-bid to save the Earthling squatters from one spaced-out redevelopment plan?

#scifi   #sciencefiction   #books  
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People need to f'ing check Snopes once in awhile: http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/undergod.asp
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Probably for the folks who already have all the Team Fortress 2 hats and want a new challenge.
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  • Western Michigan University
    Director of Instructional Technology, 2010 - present
  • Western Michigan University
    Manager of Instructional Services, 2006 - 2010
  • Western Michigan University
    Compressed Video & Interactive Television Manager, 2002 - 2006
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Extreme nerd and fan of the figures of action.
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  • Pennfield High School
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