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Disintermediate already!
We are just going back to the way things were before the industrial revolution drug everyone in from the country to work in factories.My grandfather worked three jobs. His father worked at least six, and his father probably worked a million. We were all "freelancers" and "gig workers" in the past.Ju...
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The more strongly we feel justified in believing something, the more carefully we must check ourselves for "dysrational" thinking.

What have you corrected yourself about lately?
Do you know someone who seems quite intelligent but they believe in something that is, well...completely irrational? Find out why.
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As you are using Look brand snap-in cleats, I imagine you know that a skilled cyclist moves his/her feet in a full circle, providing force throughout the entire rotation. As a cyclist with decades of experience, I can tell you that the ability to use more of the different muscle groups within my leg to push forward, down, pull backward, then up allowed me to transfer far more energy into the forward motion of my bicycle per minute than would ever be possible by only pushing down, or even pushing down and then pulling back up. In addition, you legs are only efficient through a certain range of motion. If you bend your knee past a certain degree, then straightening it requires much more muscle energy and puts your knee joint under much more stress. Thus, the length of regular crank arms are (or should be) calculated based upon the length of the rider's legs.

All you really seem to be doing is adding a gear multiplier and long levers. But it doesn't really increase true efficiency of the rider or ability to transfer energy into forward motion. It is more like just using an uncomfortably, and inefficiently long crank arm and then starting in a really high gear.

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Did he just say we need more cowbells?

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On Saturday January 24th, Amazon will make its excellent original series Transparent free to stream, even for those without Amazon Prime. More importantly though, Amazon is discounting Amazon Prime, the best deal in tech at $99, to $72 for the day. Prime is basically never discounted, and $72 is cheaper than the previous $79 that the service went for for years. [Amazon Prime]
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Here's an idea: Windows should have an update mode. When in this mode the computer should only be allowed to connect to and or receive connections from the Windows Update Service. This mode should be turned on by default when you first install windows and there should be an option in the Safe Mode menu to boot up into update mode. Just as when in safe mode it tells you in the corners of the window that you are in safe mode there should be similar text in the corners of the screen to let you know you are in update mode. Once you have finished with the updates you should be able to just click a button on the screen to exit update mode and use your computer normally.

This should eliminate the problem of having viruses get on your computer before you even have a chance to install the updates.
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Oh, once the computer is in update mode it should stay that way until you turn it off, even through reboots. 
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WARNING: Sometimes the path of least resistance leads to a dam.
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The story about the Baboons shows that much of what we consider basic, even hereditary, human nature may actually be merely socially normalized into us.

War CAN be over....    if we want.
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A spoonful of empathy.
Please take the time to read Christine Miserandino’s personal story and analogy of what it is like to live with sickness or disability. Click HERE to download “The Spoon Theory” in PDF format. The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino www.butyoudontlooksick.com My best friend and I were in the diner, talking. As usual, it was very …
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Damn, I miss Stephen. These two made my day.
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That was too good thanks for sharing! 
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Just discovered this site. Hooray!
I am going to start listening to Walden, by Henry David Thoreau while I wait for my eyeball-headache to go away.
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This is my first YouTube video. I have been walking to get back into shape and noticed that my shadow looked pretty cool, all stretched out on the yellow lines.

I know, it is pretty lame and low quality. Hey, you gotta learn somehow.

I hate that you gotta hold the phone to get the video, so what you see isn't quite the same as what I saw. 
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Education
  • Washburn University
    eLearning, 2008 - 2010
  • Drury University
    Pre-Med, 1978 - 1980
  • UMKC
    Computer Science, 1990 - 1991
  • KU
    Computer Science, 2005 - 2007
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I have finally figured out what I want to do with my life and, most importantly, what I don't.
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My PRE-occupation is inventing data standards to save the world.
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Technical writing, inventing data standards, figuring stuff out.
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Austin, TX
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Tumwater, WA - Oakland, CA - Tucson, AZ - Kansas City, MO - LA & Irvine, CA - Whidbey Island, WA - Hiroshima & Iwakuni Japan - Springfield, MO - Lawrence, KS - Topeka, KS - Pueblo, CO
Incredible service. Patient and understanding of noobs looking for their first guitar. Double-plus tons of selection.
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reviewed 3 months ago
This is the slowest, most disorganized McDonald's I have ever eaten at. And I have eaten at McDonald's all over the western half of the US.
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reviewed 5 months ago
Pretty standard for an eclectic style coffee shop. Not much room inside but a huge back patio area.
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The staff here has been great. Several are very knowledgeable and the rest are very friendly and helpful. Most importantly, if someone doesn't know something, they don't pretend they do. They just ask the person who does know.
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This is the nicest, most accomodating "fast food" restaurants I have ever seen. There is a large, granite bar with lots of outlets in the center so you can plug in your laptop, just hang out and study. I have seen groups of nursing students studying at some of the other big tables. There are a few outlets in other locations. The seats are actually comfortable. And all the staff are always friendly. Plus, no hipsters!
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