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Attended Ohio University (Honors Tutorial College), University of Wisconsin - Madison
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The free Windows 10 upgrade is only good through July 29; one month from now!

Assuming I'll keep using Windows and will update, what should I know? What lessons have folks learned?

Is a clean install worth the bother?

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3042481/windows/how-to-clean-install-windows-the-right-way.html
Performing a Windows reinstall can make your PC feel like new, but you'll want to do some prep work first to avoid losing precious data and software.
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"... evaporation of sweat is less efficient when you are immersed in water ..." Um, yah.

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/02/02/2807666.htm
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As a member of a PBS station, I can stream Season 1 and 2 episodes.

Squeeeeeee!

http://www.pbs.org/show/great-british-baking-show/
Watch The Great British Baking Show videos on demand. Stream full episodes online. Follow the trials...
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June 2: "I just came from a meeting today in the Situation Room in which I've got people who we know have been on ISIL websites, living here in the United States, U.S. citizens, and we're allowed to put them on the no-fly list when it comes to airlines, but because of the National Rifle Association, I cannot prohibit those people from buying a gun. This is somebody who is a known ISIL sympathizer. And if he wants to walk into a gun store or a gun show right now and buy as many weapons and ammo as he can, nothing is prohibiting him from doing that, even though the FBI knows who that person is."

https://youtu.be/6imFvSua3Kg?t=237
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I posted on this a while back. The whole statement is rotten.

First off, they should not be watching what web sites people visit - unconstitutional (yes I know, they gave themselves the power, but it is still not constitutional).

Secondly, the "no-fly" list is unconstitutional - there is no legal process for getting off of it, and the way you get on it is "secret."

Thirdly, the NRA has nothing to do with determining who can or can't get guns - that power lies with the BATFE and the executive branch (e.g. Obama).

Fourthly, denying a constitutional right on the basis of visiting a web site is, yes, unconstitutional. I'm tired of this administration not enforcing actual law, yet creating extralegal procedures to control things.

Lastly, the shooter in the recent terror attack passed multiple FBI background checks. If there were any "solid" (aka legal) evidence of his being a bad guy, this should have been shared and he would have been denied a firearm.
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Fortune cookie: "People learn little from success, but much from failure."

So why do we buy so many books written by successful people?
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(insert Donald Trump joke here)
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Fiction writers should know how real people really speak (though our characters should rarely speak that way). If only we had access to thousands of hours of recorded, transcribed conversations ... oh, wait, we do. $3.99 from the Kindle store, possibly for a limited time.

(The eReaderIQ link shows the book's price history. The "Get It" link might make them a little money. I don't, but I do save a lot of money through them, so I like to support them.)

http://www.ereaderiq.com/dp/B000FBJFEQ/
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You may have seen some recent memes and asked yourself, "Did George H. W. Bush recently quit the NRA in disgust?" The answer is: yes, if by "recently" you mean "more than twenty years ago."

http://www.nytimes.com/1995/05/11/us/letter-of-resignation-sent-by-bush-to-rifle-association.html
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This had nothing to do with gun control, or gun rights, or anything about guns. It was about the incivility and extremism -- no, let's call it what it was, hate -- espoused by Wayne LaPierre, then (and now) exec VP of the NRA.
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A genuine question:

If past and present GOP establishment leaders (such as John Boehner and Paul Ryan) have been "Republicans in name only," who are the party's true representatives? The Tea Party? The Freedom Caucus? Ted Cruz or John Kasich? (Primary voters didn't think so.) Donald Trump???

I think that's a question without a clear answer. As the Republican primaries helped show, there's little or no consensus about the identity of the GOP.

(The Democrats are in similar, but far less dire, straits.)
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Don't really have the time or inclination to develop a lengthy list, but the Planned Parenthood funding issue comes to mind, Obamacare, every single budget bill, there was the government shutdown, and threats thereof...
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Well, crud. In the past three months, eReaderIQ has saved me $62.71. They're now accepting donations. I just sent them one.

http://the-digital-reader.com/2016/06/15/amazon-brings-the-hammer-down-on-discount-ebook-sites/
When Amazon-owned Goodreads launched its discount ebook service last month, I wondered whether Amazon would find reasons to prune back its competition. The first to go was Fussy Librarian, which went under the axe the week before Goodreads announced. At the time it looked like that was an isolated incident, but now it has been followed by two more sites, Pixel of Ink and eReaderIQ. Fussy Librarian continues to operate, but the fate of the other s...
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Obligatory link: http://www.ereaderiq.com/
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Donald Trump is the Wizard of Oz all rolled into one: he needs a brain, a heart, and courage.
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Some telecom companies, including Time Warner and Verizon FIOS, give you ways to block robocalls. The Repeated Objectionable Bothering of Consumers on Phones (RoboCop) Act would make the others do so.

http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_bills/2016/05/robocalls_have_triumphed_over_the_do_not_call_list_whose_fault_is_it.html
Once upon a time, way back in 2003, the federal government set up a list where Americans could register their phone numbers, and telemarketers could no ...
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Of course the "correct" solution is to "fix" the technology that allows ANI spoofing. annoying robocalls are only the tip of the iceberg.
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Career 1.0: software developer / manager. Career 2.0: writer.
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Software developer / manager; formerly with dynamicsoft/Cisco, Ascend/Lucent, AT&T Bell Labs, now at Google.
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  • Ohio University (Honors Tutorial College), University of Wisconsin - Madison
    Physics, 1975 - 1978
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    Math, 1978 - 1979
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    Computer Science, 1979 - 1981
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My favorite liquor store, with an exceptionally large beer selection. Tip: If you get there by driving west on Rt. 520 / Newman Springs Rd., take the second or third entrance into the parking lot. The first "entrance" is exit-only.
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Good food (If you like Wendy's menu), friendly staff, prompt service. Tip: If you don't like turning left into the parking lot from Shrewsbury Ave northbound, turn left just south of Wendy's onto North Gilbert Street (just after World Subaru, before Two Rivers Community Bank), make the first right, bear straight through the parking lot, turn right (onto Hartford Dr), right again (onto Executive Drive), and finally right again onto Shrewsbury Ave southbound. Wendy's will be on your immediate right. (You can't get in there by the side.)
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Very good pizza, great pizza bread (a lot like what other places call garlic knots), friendly service.
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Some people prefer Bagelmasters in Shrewsbury, but I don't. I go to Grandma's for bagels, hard rolls, and Jersey sandwiches (egg, cheese, and Taylor Ham a.k.a. pork roll, preferably on a hard roll). Best for early-morning food. I've sometimes arrived too late to get a hard roll or my choice of bagels.
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