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Bob Pendleton
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Hey! Web Designers, WHY DO YOU HATE ME???
Ok, I've had it. You may have noticed that I have not been posting much the last few months. There are several reasons for that... But, one is that it is actually physically painful for me to use Google any more. It isn't just Google... it is also Wells Far...

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George Washington on Religion in the USA
With all the crap going on in the USA right now over "Religion" I thought that a few people might be interested in what George Washington, commonly known as the father of our country, had to say about what religion means in the US. In the summer of 1790 Was...

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Big-Data, Gödel, and Science
The other day I was reading a guest editorial in in the April, 2016 issue of  Analog Science Fiction and Fact ; by far my favorite magazine. The guest editorial, The Autumn of Modern Science,  was written by Michael F. Flynn . Flynn is a science fiction aut...

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The Self Winding Smart Phone
Today I was asked by one of my many doctors offices for my cell phone number. I explained that my cell phone spends half of its life in my pocket with a dead battery and the other half of its life on a charger at home many miles from where I am. I further e...

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FBI vs. Apple: The Subpoena is a rabbit trail
I've been following the news about the FBI vs Apple subpoena and realized that the more I heard the less it made sense. What the FBI was reported to be asking for would work, but it would take a very long time. Why would they do it the slow way when they ca...

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Who Watches the Watchers? Policing the Police and everyone else.
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who watches the watchers? A question that goes back at least to a Roman poet named Juvenal who died roughly 2,000 years ago. It would seem that abuses by those with power have been a problem for a very long time.... You might ...

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My Favorite Bugs: Java Memory Leak
This is a story of how I managed to create the largest memory leak I have ever seen, in fact, the largest memory leak I have ever heard of. I did it using Java, a garbage collected programming language. You are not supposed to be able to have memory leaks i...

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Rainbow Time
This isn't one of my usual grumpy stories. This morning I had rainbow time. It was wonderful. When my children were young Mother's Day became a really problem for me. My two kids always made some kind of craft, usually at school, for Mom. But, they also wan...

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Questioning Questions
If a spammer and a politician managed to have a child the result could be a loaded question. Questions are as explosive as an IED. They are as slippery as goose shit in a canebrake. They are as misleading as a dating profile. Questions are the best way to t...

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Pharmacists or quiet killers?
Recently a very bad thing has started happening in rural areas of the US. There has been an upsurge in the number of new cases of HIV and Hepatitis C. HIV is usually spread by sexual contact. Hepatitis C is usually spread by sharing needles between drug use...
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