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Mark Everett Hall
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He hectors a basketball coach about the horrors of players raised on “hip hop stuff.” The coach sets him straight
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+Edward Bishop On his best days.
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These data on beer sales are interesting, especially the growth of craft beers. But what staggers me is that Busch and Busch light beers combined sell more 100 million cases in a year. I can only imagine that the tasteless liquid is used to water lawns in Palm Springs where water is scarce. 

#beerlovers  
What's rising, what's fading, and what people are really drinking
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+Edward Bishop We lived in Heidelberg in 1977, which is where I learned about excellent lagers. I believe American craft brewers can hold their own against German beers today. But it was a long, er, dry spell.
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Unusual nicknames for #baseball  players
Sometimes, in baseball as in life, the best nicknames arrive organically. Combing through Hall of Famers, we came up with the top nicknames in the game, and enlisted an artist to help you visualize them.
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"Heinz realizes that its new dynamic and results-driven culture, focused on efficiency and meritocracy, may not be the perfect fit for every employee," according to a statement from Michael Mullen, senior vice president of corporate and government affairs. "Consequently, we have decided to provide a generous opportunity for eligible employees to leave Heinz with enhanced severance benefits."

Translation: We will fire you soon and replace you with cheaper labor .

#heinz  
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I can recommend all Malcolm Gladwell books.
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"In 10 years Moore’s Law will increase processor power by 128X. By throwing more processor cores at problems and leveraging the rapid pace of algorithm development we ought to increase that by another 128X for a total of 16,384X. Remember Google Vision is currently the equivalent of 0.1 visual cortex. Now multiply that by 16,384X to get 1,638 visual cortex equivalents. That’s where this is heading."

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"Almost one in three robberies in the U.S. involve phone theft , according to the Federal Communications Commission. Lost and stolen mobile devices -- mostly smartphones -- cost consumers more than $30 billion in 2012, the agency said in a study."

I think my nine-year-old flip phone is safe.

#smartphone   #killswitch  
A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that the nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.
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Went to the dentist today. Hygienist cleaned my teeth and gave me the usual swag bag of toothbrush, paste, and floss. Looked at the floss. It has an expiration date. Why in hell does dental floss need an expiration date?

#dentalfloss   #stupid  
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+Morio Murase that would explain it ;-) 
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"Bottom line: Obamacare has now enjoyed maybe its best two weeks of news (CBO report, 7.5 million sign-ups) since the law’s passage in 2010."

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Report contains good news for Obamacare supportersLive by the Congressional Budget Office, die by the Congressional Budget Office. Back in February, Republic...
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"Despite its leadership position in revenues and profits, investors have valued Apple with a market capitalization that's only about 70 percent of the combined value of HP, Google, Intel and Cisco."

So much for the "rationality" of Wall Street.

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The only reason they make so much is that they price a phone that should be $300 for $800 and people think $800 is what you pay for a good phone. My Google Nexus 5 was $349 and I have a 5 inch 1080p IPS screen with 2.3 GHz quadcore and latest graphics. When you buy Apple products, you pay for the name not the product.
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    Editor in Chief, 1997 - 1999
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    Editor in Chief, 1993 - 1996
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    Editor in Chief, 1991 - 1993
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I published my first tech-oriented story in 1980 in a journal called Sound & Vibration and have been writing about technology for a living since then.
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