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Remember kids. write it down to make it legit!!!

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What's fun/unsettling to think about is all the ways this sort of "just for fun, really!" training exercise totally fits into the various zombiepacolypse scenarios.

Because if the higher-ups did have reason to suspect a zombie invasion was a potentially imminent reality, it seems reasonable to think they would do these sorts of mock training things while reassuring the public that it's just a game because ha ha, zombies totally aren't real. At all. There are no secret experiments at all.

Then you can't help feeling a little weird about it all on a flight-or-fight level, but on an intellectual level you're just like, "Hey, now, cops deserve to have some fun, too, and this sounds awesome."
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Lol. Buy Samsung, just as good as Apple but half the price!
 
I can't make this stuff up

I'm sitting in a Starbucks doing random whatever over an iced americano. While I waiting for my drink, I watched a guy with his friend, pick up a newspaper; and start to remark on the Samsung Apple verdict.

Guy: "Wait, so what they're saying is, Samsung is the same as Apple?"
Friend: "I know, right? Makes me think twice about how much I paid for my Mac Book"
Guy: "Seriously"

Not 10 minutes later, a husband and wife, same newspaper:

Husband: "... Samsung's iPad is the same as Apple's iPad, and I paid how much for the Apple one? Honey, I told you they were a ripoff", after looking up the Samsung tablet on his iPhone.
Wife: "Oh wow," looking at the screen, "... that's a lot cheaper. Think we can return it?"

I put my Samsung QX410 on my table, and started to plug in, when he leans over to me, "Sorry, you don't mind if I ask, how much did you pay for your Samsung laptop?"

"Oh, no worries, it was $700." I replied. 

I watched shock overcome his face, like actual shock. He looked at me, blankly, for an awkward amount of time, "Mind if I have a look?" he asked. 

So, I obliged, and showed him a few things. He commented on Windows 7, so I opened up my virtual machine of OS/X... By the time the conversation was over, he was ready to kick Cupertino in the nuts, I think.

... Now, the punchline: 

I'm writing this post after the FOURTH group of Starbucks patrons have made the connection that Samsung is now the same as Apple. They don't know the details, they don't really care, what they know is Apple is saying that Samsung is the same as Apple ... and with one simple Google Search, you get prices that are basically half for what seems to be the same products -- for nearly everything. 

Two of these groups (including the husband/wife) asked me about my Samsung laptop, the second group noticed my Galaxy phone (also by Samsung)... Best billion dollar ad-campaign Samsung ever had.
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Cats: The Wizards of Physics

Merging #Caturday  and an early entry (my time) for #ScienceSunday , I bring you the physics behind why cats always land on their feet, illustrated in super-slo-mo video via Smarter Every Day.   Note that this post is not intended to condone a new fad of flipping cats....

Meanwhile, if you'd like to see how you can combine the facts that (a) cats land feet down, and (b) toast lands buttered side down to create a system producing infinite energy check out another post with an amazingly humorous short video here: http://goo.gl/DkK22

h/t to +Paul Gribble 
#ScienceSunday   #Caturday  
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Really fascinating read. I highly recommend this.
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The physics of Heaven vs. Hell. Heaven should actually be hotter than Hell, according to the specifics set forth in the Bible, assuming Heaven takes place in the Earth's atmosphere. If you understand science, here's where it all gets massively silly. 

 Via Athiest Overdose. 
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Interesting read, and she also wrote one of my favorite books. 
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This makes me sad. The basic idea of copyright -- protecting ones works from obvious plagiarism/ theft -- is a good idea. What copyright has turned into is just pathetic and disgusting, and how it's enforced is (if possible) even more pathetic and disgusting.
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GREAT video!  #AppleVsSamsung
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+Dan Marsh: That's basically what I meant by my statement. I hate the political mentality.
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"Really good novels don't have everything on the page. Really good novels are like spiderwebs: the filaments, words, are important but the space they create, the unspoken, is what makes it beautiful." -- Query Shark
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I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, which is among the most beautiful places on earth. I love the cool green mountains, wild seas, and warm desert, all within a days' drive. I love to write -- it's not only something I'm talented at, it's also an escape and a joy. I relate to and process the world through the written word. 
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The dresses seem high priced, but when you take into account the quality of the construction and the fabric, they're well worth the price. I may be wrong, but I think the clothing they sell may also be locally constructed, so if that's the case, the people who constructed the garments would be paid U.S. wages. The dress I purchased from them two years ago is comfortable enough to wear on a regular basis (as in, once a week), and can easily be dressed up or down with a blazer and nylons or a bright belt and fun tights. It's a classic piece that's really well constructed, and is well worth the $180 I saved up to purchase it. Two years later, and it's as in good of shape as the day I bought it -- no popped stitches, ripped seams, faded dyes, or worn fabric. Plus, there's enough excess fabric along the seams that if I lose (or gain) weight, I can have the dress altered. Honestly, I think it's less that their clothing is too expensive and more that we're used to throw-away clothing from big-box stores that degrades in a year or less because it's poorly constructed out of cheap fabric in overseas factories that can pay less and don't have to maintain U.S. safety standards.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
I was disappointed in the cost. The whole reason anyone stays at Motel 6 is because it's so ridiculously cheap that the savings more than makes up for the lodging. I didn't mind so much that the air conditioning unit was broken or that there were chips in the enamel on the bathtub and sink. I wasn't too concerned about the lack of screen in the window, or the stains in the carpet. The funny smell in the hallway didn't bother me. The lack of coffee pot or any sort of breakfast bar was expected (it is Motel 6). The disturbing stains in the toilet I could overlook. It was just one night, and clearly they tried to clean -- there's just only so much you can do against the relentless tide of time and constant guests. The thing I couldn't overlook was that we paid about $75 for this experience. It felt like $30-$40 accommodations, not $75. I felt ripped off.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
I like Subway and usually pick them as my go-to sandwich shop. For years, I avoided the College St. subway because of problems with pricing and the attitude of the servers. I moved out of the area in 2004 and just moved back last spring (2011). This is the first time I've been to the College St. Subway since returning. I figured 8 years was long enough to clean up their act. Nope. I went in May 5, 2012 at about 1 p.m. and ordered two 6 inch subs. The turkey sub and the tuna sub. Both were listed on their menu board as $4.50 per 6-inch sub, as well as a chocolate chip cookie for my son. On the turkey sub, I also requested bacon (an extra .50 cents). On the tuna sub, nothing extra was added. When they rang it up, the receipt listed the 6 inch turkey sub as $7.00, while the tuna sub was listed as $5.50. There was also the extra .50 cent charge for bacon, plus whatever they decided to charge for the cookie. Basically, nothing cost what it was represented on the menu. The total -- for two six-inch subs and a chocolate chip cookie -- came to $14.95. I tried to object. It was lunch hour and there was a line behind me. The cashier told me the extra charge was from the bacon. I tried to point out that the receipt didn't match the menu prices at all, and she told me they had other customers waiting. I'm not real good at confrontation and I didn't want to be "that guy" who makes all the other customers wait while I argue over a couple dollars. So I bit my tongue, paid, and left. I'll probably notify the manager of the situation, but I'm definitely not eating at the College St. Subway again. Every time I do, something like this happens. The sandwiches were good. But honestly, if I'm going to pay $14 for sandwiches, I'd rather treat myself to Wagners Bakery or Panera or something and have the whole-grain milled bread and avocado slices or sauteed mushrooms on my sandwich, with slices of Harvarti -- you know, the expensive and delicious stuff they don't have at Subway. Because Subway is supposed to be cheap.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is a Christian church that promotes traditional family values." Both of the statements in this sentence are false. First, the LDS church is not considered a Christian church by any of the mainstream accepted christian denominations -- if the very definition of what a "Christian" belief system is accepted by all the other warring religious factions, with the LDS church being the sole outlier, than someone is lying about what defines Christianity. Which religion is it? Second, the LDS church still teaches polygamist values, which are practiced in their temple ceremonies. LDS men can be sealed to as many eternal wives as they can collect, while LDS women can only be sealed to one man at a time -- if a woman is sealed to a man and he dies, then she remarries, she has two choices: one, remain sealed to him, and all her children by her second husband will be considered part of the eternal family of herself and her first husband OR appeal to the church authorities to break the sealing to her first husband so that she may be sealed to her second husband.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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My husband builds his own tower computers, so we've been visiting 4th Dimension every few years for well over a decade in order to purchase components and cases when it's time to build a new computer. They're always very polite and helpful, as well as budget and quality conscious. They discuss the pros and cons of each brand of component, the value for the price, and their own experiences in using them. We've had a great experience with their customer service and the quality of their merchandise. One customer posted an extremely negative review because 4th Dimension didn't drop everything they were doing to help them. I'm sorry, that may have been me they were helping. It's one of the things I appreciate about 4th Dimension, is the way they give their entire attention to a customer for the duration of the time they're helping them. They don't abandon a customer halfway through assistance because someone new comes in who thinks they are more important. They are often lightly staffed, because (let's face it), they're an independently owned specialty computer store. It's not like they're going to be dealing with a huge rush of customers. The highest amount of customer service I've seen in the store was about 3 -- someone at the register, someone at the desk in the computer repair center, and someone helping a customer on the floor. It makes sense, and I have always found the customer service attention to be well worth the wait for serious customers who are informed about their purchase.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Okay, so I could maybe understand them delaying the shipping for 3 days in a row because of the snow and ice storms this week. Sure, the United States Postal Service was still delivering mail, but it's not in UPS's stated mission to get you the package no matter what. So I didn't like that they delayed our package for 3 business days, but whatever. I also didn't appreciate that after delaying it for three business days, they didn't deliver it on Saturday -- in fact, do not appear to do Saturday deliveries at all -- which meant that a package I had ordered a week prior with 3 day delivery was already well over a week late when we finally saw the UPS truck come through our neighborhood. We stood at the window and watched in disbelief as the truck circled twice through our cul de sac, stopped at our neighbors house -- two houses over -- and then returned to the truck with package in hand and LEFT. I can't believe we paid for this "service". Last time something was shipped to us via UPS, we had to ride the bus out to the facility and pick it up because they couldn't figure out how to read an address. I swear if we have to do it again, I'm just going to start boycotting any business that uses UPS as their shipper -- and I am not going to be shy about letting them know why.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Not very family friendly.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago