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Eric, I thought of you when I saw this...
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Stealing info from Paypal & GoDaddy took just a minor bit of social engineering.
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I like the music, who did it? would love to get full length song
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Did you ever find out?  I'd like to get it, too. Thanks. :-)
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A comic book store puts a unique soda machine into service, serving up cold carbonated cans of cola from the inside of a Tardis. Read this article by Amanda Kooser on CNET.
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Apple Maps EPIC FAIL.  I just upgraded to iOS6 on my iPad because Safari and other apps were acting up and crashing (hmm.. suspicious that it started happening AFTER the iOS6 release, no? I guess they really wanted me to upgrade).  I checked Apple Maps right after the "upgrade", and sure enough, they're much lamer than the Google version. MUCH. LAMER.  But haven't had any more crashes.  Thanks, Apple, for making the iPad you messed up work partially well again.
Police say they have rescued a half-dozen motorists in recent weeks who were using the app to navigate to a city only to find themselves stranded in the wilderness of a national park. [Read more]
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By now you should have a real map app again. Eh? 
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Wow, the recession would have ended a lot quicker if executives valued their employees more. All that cash flowing back into the economy...
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Very nice!  I was thinking about using Mk-808 HDMI Android devices on my TVs (I have one I'm testing), but Chromecast is a much better solution since it supports popular apps PLUS "Chrome tab projection". In essence it's a way to create a virtual 2nd screen for whatever device you're currently using, which is way better than having devices plugged in to the TV and each one having to be configured.  Cool feature - Chromecast can turn on your TV for you!  See the video.  I think I will pick up 2 at some point, one for each TV.
Google's new $35 streaming hardware is now listed only as 'coming soon' on the company's online store. But there will be other places to buy the device. Read this article by Josh Lowensohn on CNET News.
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Nexus 7 is the small tablet to beat, even the original one, IMO. Note, in my trial run of an iPad Mini, I discovered that a fair number of apps would only use the iPhone/iPod sized version, not the iPad sized version, so even Apple developers haven't fully supported the Mini yet.  Kudos to Google for ensuring a pure-Android device without vendor-added "value".
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#meanrat   #somethingtothinkabout  
The discovery of self
When I first heard read the book by Christopher McDougall “Born to run” I was mesmerised. In many different ways that summer read has changed my life, it made me understand that what I am isn’t defined by the condition I am in or the state of my body, that it’s my mind that has the potential to open my horizons. And all that was due to one single paragraph, the one where Caballo Blanco told the author to run with him, just run with him, the way we were intended to run. The way we were born to run. And I could see them run in my mind…

I think that day meanrat was born. Something inside of me clicked and it all suddenly made sense. I could see it so perfectly clear in my mind, the fact that I could, and I should and I absolutely must run. The next day I run my first 10K without getting out of breath and without needing any further reinforcement of the idea. I just did it like it was the most natural thing for me to do. Why? Because it was.

I have never been much of a runner. Heck, I was the last at any given race gasping for air and holding on to my sides, performing the dying swan act at the finish line. And that would be a one kilometre run max. I have always been that loser who couldn’t make it up the stairs without getting out of breath and needing a rest. If someone told me I’ll end up being a runner of all things… I would probably have probably died of horror.

You can do only as much as you let yourself do – I am now well aware of this fact. You can hold on to the feeling of how difficult it is to put one foot in front of the other or you can let yourself hover over the ground barely noticing the impact as you go, turns out it is a choice. A choice everyone is able to make.

Most people go through life listening to other people of how they should be, what they can or cannot do instead of looking inside themselves and discovering their potential on their own, testing their limits and probing the rules. Life itself is there to be tested and questioned every single day you take a breath and being curious, you would have thought, should have been the job description the moment you are born. Only you and you alone can define what you are capable off and then go ahead and seize it, make it happen and flourish in it. Why? Because you can and no one, no one, can tell you otherwise. 

We always are what we let ourselves believe we are.

I am a meanrat. What about you?


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How the new Nexus 7 and iPad Mini compare
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I have a Toyota Sienna w/170k miles on it. Went to Jay Walton for a second opinion on a dealer estimate of $5000 to fix damage from overheating engine (dealer wanted to replace my engine! repair work would be ). JW did cooling system and engine block tests and determined that only the radiator was the problem, everything else was good. I went ahead and replaced the radiator and thermostat, too, just to be safe, and walked out $900 and change lighter instead of $5000. Been driving the van around all over the place in the heat at highway speeds and around the city, it's been two weeks and everything has held up perfectly. A previous time I went to JW to investigate a potential differential leak (on a Ford Escape, 100k miles) that an oil change tech identified, and JW showed me what's what, and quoted me a lot less than the dealer for the same work. JW were pretty busy at the time so had to wait a couple days before getting the fix done, but I was happy with the work. The staff at JW are professional, friendly and knowledgeable and not salesmen looking to squeeze you for all they can. They answered all my questions and kept me informed. Hard to find trustworthy mechanics, but I think I just found some!
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reviewed a month ago
Good food, good prices, large portions but also has smaller portion sizes and kids meals. Country kitchen style food and decoration. We had BBQ brisket sandwich, pulled pork, chicken tenders, and a kids burger. Everyone liked their food. Wife had potato salad, kids had steak fries, I had mashed with cream gravy (pretty good, too). Place was busy, quite a few locals but some tourists as well. Funny, I ran into a guy I used to work with who was passing through as well and decided to stop there! The service was good. Restrooms weren't the best but weren't terrible either. Anyway, if you have a hankerin' for BBQ and/or country cooking, I can definitely recommend Danny's!
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