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Scott Kemp
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Last night Linda and I saw the dress rehearsal of ACU's Taming of the Shrew.  Highly recommend it.
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Just discovered this resource
https://archive.org/

It looks like a meta-source for multiple kinds of published stuff - audio, video, text.  It has Project Gutenberg as a subset!
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Looks very interesting. It's nice that it is accessible to ordinary folks.
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Chick-Fil-A (reportedly) broke all sales records yesterday.  Thousands and thousands of people went to their local Chick-Fil-A as a counter-protest against the left-wingers who are denigrating the company because it dares to publicly espouse its Christian principles.  

I have not heard of any incidents that required a police response, or of any broken windows, no scuffles or anything - just a lot of people waiting patiently in line ... voting with their feet and their dollars.

'Cause that's how conservatives roll.
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+Bob Niemic  - thanks for the thoughts - I'd agree that these are very complex - issues that I won't pretend to know everything about - and probably made even more complex by the fact that we're dealing with actual people here (a fact we shouldn't forget), something that makes concrete predictions almost impossible with varying ideologies and circumstances.  Great conversation though!
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Wishing you all a happy (Texas) Independence Day
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I would replace my tablet, the smart-phone features of my Blackberry, & my notebook PC with Glass and figure out how to use it seamlessly as a virtual-space extender.
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Just finished reading a book by a new (to me) author - Scott McElhaney.   The book was Beyond the Event Horizon and it was SciFi that seemed fresh and different.  I recommend it without reservation.  (I can't remember even any crude language in it.  There might have been some incidentally, but ... I don't think so.)
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"There's no use going to school unless your final destination is the library." - Ray Bradbury
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Are tablet PCs essentially toys?

When HP TouchPads were $500, nobody wanted one. When HP went out of the tablet business and liquidated its inventory for $100 - $150, they sold like DrPepper on a hot day at the County Fair. When they were priced like electronic toys, they sold. But when they were priced like computers, they didn't.

Are all (most) non-business PCs essentially toys?

Are these questions more about the Meaning Of Life than about categorizing various kinds of personal computers?

hhmmmmm....
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I think it depends on what you consider "play" and what you want a Tablet PC for.

The prime purposes I use my tablet PC are neither "computer" nor "toy" uses. It is an e-reader for full color digitized manuscripts, and it is a large platform for looking up Latin words in a rather extensive dictionary (think Old English Dictionary). That those uses are specialized doesn't counter the fact that they are legitimate uses.

On the other hand, I've moved away from large-scale composition in them. It'll do in a pinch, but given my use of Latin, French, and Lit-crit words Autocorrect is more of a liability than an asset, and frankly I'm often better off just using a pen and (dead-tree-based) notebook. So I definitely don't consider Tablet PC's as valid computer replacements.
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One of my favorite places in Abilene for lunch. My absolute favorite place for a sandwich-lunch. Hands down better than Jimmy Johns or Jason's Deli or ... .
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I work across the street from Gloria's Grill and eat there when I am in a hurry or my vehicle is unavailable. The burgers are good. The french fries are OK. But I will go elsewhere if I have time and transport available because the prices are a little high.
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I have eaten at Sharon's multiple times. IMHO the best Bar-B-Que in Texas. I won't argue (much) with the people who favor Cooper's in Llano as the best in Texas - but I still prefer Sharon's. Nine dollars gets you a two-meat plate with all the vegetables & trimmings you can pile on, plus sweet iced tea or a Dr.Pepper (or Coke if you must, but I am a purist). You might get cheap BBQ somewhere else for less, but not the good stuff.
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