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Buddha Buck
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Which is better: getting new front brakes this week and rear brakes next week, or vice versa?
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I hope I won't have to pick one. Unfortunately for me right now, I have some money in one account, some money in another account, and some money in transit between accounts. If they'll let me split payment, I can do it; if I wait for the money to finish transiting, I can do it. But not with the money in transit.
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Here's something I haven't seen in a long, long, time. http://www.njstormwater.org/favicon.ico
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If you follow the link, you'll see the favicon for the New Jersey Stormwater organization. The favicon is the logo for Sun Microsystems, now a part of Oracle. The colors of the favicon are the old Sun colors, and not what Oracle is now using. Sun was a major manufacturer of Unix workstations and servers in the 80's, 90's, and early 2000's, and they also gave us the Java programming language. It was founded by some of the original developers of BSD Unix. It was much beloved by hackers of old.
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Last night I "slept" without my CPAP machine for the first time in a long time. We are having a power issue at home which should be resolved today. There was no power to run the CPAP. That is the only reason why I went without it.

I feel like I was awake half the night; I know I woke up several times. My mouth was dry and parched (it seems I mouth-breathe without the CPAP at night). Not a good start to the day.
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Chili's windows form a natural triptych. 
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Joyous Canada Day, all!
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In the "no docs are bad docs" department today, go to gulpjs.com and look at the page. Scroll down so you can read it all, then the Docs link and/or the "Try it now" link (they go to the same place). If you want, you can also follow the "Plugins" link. The one other link on the page, "Twitter", I didn't bother following.

After all that, tell me, in simple terms, what does it do?.
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Representative Tom Reed is the Congress-critter from my district. He endorsed Trump long before Trump was the presumptive nominee (he was the front-runner).

He's got a Democratic challenger. The last election, he called his opponent an "Ithaca Liberal". This time, he's saying that his opponent John Plumb, who grew up in the district, then went to college, the military, and was until last year working in DC as a military liason to the white house, as too "DC", with no real ties to this area.

And now he's got a fake "DCJohnPlumb" twitter and facebook accounts to impersonate (I mean, "parody") his opponent.

Asshole.
Republican Rep. Tom Reed is defending as “a good use of resources’’ his campaign’s creation of a fake Twitter account that impersonates his Democratic opponent in the November election.
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Typical Republican. Good luck with getting rid of him!
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I got a great birthday present today at lunch. It's a day late, but it's still a great birthday present.
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SpaceX landed a rocket on a barge! Go SpaceX!
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I'm not all that familiar with Lyle Lovett.

SpaceX is trying to pioneer the reusable space launch system world. They have the goal of recovering in a reusable manner the 1st-stage booster of rockets which launch satellites into orbit. 

So far, they have made 7 attempts to launch a a satellite and land the booster. It is much more fuel efficient to land the booster down-range rather than have the rocket turn around and return to its launch site. So 6 of the landing attempts have been on a barge at sea rather than the launch site.

The 1 landing on land was successful. The first 5 landings at sea went something like this: https://youtu.be/BhMSzC1crr0

The most recent landing, however, went like this: https://youtu.be/sYmQQn_ZSys
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Kottke.org provided a link to the short film "Koyaanistocksi", a remake of the trailer to the 1982 film "Koyaanisqatsi" using only stock footage, showing how commonplace the imagery from the original film is today.

In a way, it's sort of sad, as the original film was a critique of society and mankind (the subtitle of the film was "Life out of balance"). The film techniques and the use of time-lapse and slow-motion were used to highlight his message, and in fact, combined with the score, are the only techniques used to highlight it (the movie is remarkably language-free). Yet the remake of the trailer shows that the style is pervasive and normal now. The critique is gone.

The "trailer" for Koyaanistocksi is on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/162039610, while the trailer for Koyaanisqatsi is on YouTube at https://youtu.be/PirH8PADDgQ
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And yet the critique is still there in the original trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PirH8PADDgQ
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