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James Turner
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Lived in Cincinatti, MA
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Dear Manchester, NH:

Thank you for your well thought-out choices made in the previous election cycle. Do you even bother to check the qualifications of the candidates before you check off the "All Republicans" box on the ballot? As a result, we have this mouth-breathing work of art trying to advance his agenda in the state legislature.

Rep. Jerry Bergevin sez: "I want the full portrait of evolution and the people who came up with the ideas to be presented. It's a worldview and it's godless. Atheism has been tried in various societies, and they've been pretty criminal domestically and internationally. The Soviet Union, Cuba, the Nazis, China today: they don't respect human rights... As a general court we should be concerned with criminal ideas like this and how we are teaching it. . . . Columbine, remember that? They were believers in evolution. That's evidence right there."
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I know a lot of folks would like to move their domains away from GoDaddy, but have lots of time left (I had one that was paid up through 2018...) You should know that if you transfer to NameCheap, they will add a year to whatever your current expiration date is (thus, that domain is now paid up through 2019!)
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Anyone want a 3-month free membership on Audible? I have 3 available.
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I love audible.  I just found this today - The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care

http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?asin=B007JNH3A6&qid=1344901471&sr=1-1
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How to spend New Year's day: Go out to the range so the boy-spawn can shoot his Mosin-Nagant one last time before the weather gets too nasty (48 degrees today, someone call Al Gore!) and I can try out a factory 25-round clip in my G36-look-alike Ruger 10/22. Conclusion: Promag's 25-round clips for the Marauder conversion are crap, the Ruger clips cycled like a charm. Nicely perforated a target at 50 yards with the new red-dot sight. And unlike the Mosin, I can fire the 22 all winter long indoors!
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Our local O'Neil cinemas has now officially lost my business. Bad enough they run more ads before a movie than anywhere else (something like 10 minutes worth now), but they have now taken the middle 1/3 of the theatre (AKA, the best seats) and reserved them for the crappy D-BOX system, so you have to sit either way high or way low if you don't pay the D-BOX extortion fees.
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Made my yearly batch of Latkes tonight, one of the better attempts I've made. The secret is: don't skimp on the onions!
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Say goodbye, GoDaddy. The obnoxious commercials that objectify women were bad enough, but vocally supporting SOPA loses you my business. Say goodbye to a web hosting account and 10 domains.
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I totally agree james. I don't know why google is affilated with Godaddy.
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Software Engineer, iOS Developer, Freelance writer and editor, Maker
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  • Christian Science Monitor
    Correspondent, 2000 - present
  • O'Reilly Media
    Contributing Editor, 2003 - present
  • Kronos Inc
    Lead iPhone Developer, 2006 - present
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Cincinatti, MA - Newton, MA - Woburn, MA - Milford, NH - Derry, NH
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Kronos, O'Reilly Media, Christian Science Monitor, Writer, Editor, Software Developer, Geek, Maker
Introduction
James Turner, contributing editor for oreilly.com, is a freelance journalist who has written for publications as diverse as the Christian Science Monitor, Processor, Linuxworld Magazine, Developer.com and WIRED Magazine. In addition to his shorter writing, he has also written two books on Java Web Development ("MySQL & JSP Web Applications" and "Struts: Kick Start"). He is the former Senior Editor of LinuxWorld Magazine and Senior Contributing Editor for Linux Today. He has also spent more than 25 years as a software engineer and system administrator, and currently works as a Senior Software Engineer for a company in the Boston area. His past employers have included the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Xerox AI Systems, Solbourne Computer, Interleaf, the Christian Science Monitor and contracting positions at BBN and Fidelity Investments. He is a committer on the Apache Jakarta Struts project and served as the Struts 1.1B3 release manager. He lives in a 200 year old Colonial farmhouse in Derry, NH along with his wife and son. He is an open water diver and instrument-rated private pilot, as well as an avid science fiction fan.
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Correspondent of the Christian Science Monitor, Contributing editor for O'Reilly Media
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  • Hampshire College
    Computer Science, 1980 - 1984
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