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sigh This is a news article that is +satire.  It is not a real news article.
 

Republicans Question Obama’s Motives for Fixing Economy

The Borowitz Report —Two days after the release of an unusually strong jobs report, prominent Republicans appeared on the Sunday morning talk shows to question President Obama’s “suspicious motives” for repairing the economy.
Appearing on Fox News, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused the President of “cynically fixing the economy to distract the American people.”
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Hey Zoner,

What's going on with Charter going to all digital in Worcester?  Do I need to worry about my Roamio not working anymore?
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I don't think so.  The TiVo is a digital tuner, and CableCARD authorizes it.  I got the call to, and the way I interpreted it is that they're going all digital - so anyone lingering with an analog cable tuner needs to get a box or they won't have any channels.  Right now Charter still has a number of analog channels in Worcester - pretty much anything under channel 100.
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Need a setting for a horror story/game/nightmare...
A ghost ship carrying nothing but disease-ridden rats could be about to make land on Britain’s shore, experts have warned.
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Raoul Silva: Hello, James. Welcome. Do you like the island? My grandmother had an island. Nothing to boast of. You could walk around it in an hour, but still it was, it was a paradise for us. One summer, we went for a visit and discovered the place had been infested with rats. They'd come on a fishing boat and gorged themselves on coconut. So how do you get rats off an island? Hmm? My grandmother showed me. We buried an oil drum and hinged the lid. Then we wired coconut to the lid as bait and the rats would come for the coconut and... they would fall into the drum. And after a month, you have trapped all the rats, but what do you do then? Throw the drum into the ocean? Burn it? No. You just leave it and they begin to get hungry. And one by one...
[mimics rat munching sound]
They start eating each other until there are only two left. The two survivors. And then what? Do you kill them? No. You take them and release them into the trees, but now they don't eat coconut anymore. Now, they only eat rat. You have changed their nature. The two survivors. This is what she made us.
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This will be cool.  It'll probably hit a big wall when it comes to full FDA approval, but it's cool nonetheless. 
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The article is an interesting reveal of the state of the Insurance Exchange roll-outs.  One month before go-live, the had gone through 20 of 200+ test scenarios, and all 20 of those scenarios had failed.  On any project I've worked on, this would result in a "No Go" decision from management.  But, the law is inflexible, so they had to go live with what they had.

Interesting, EDI 834 messages are standard enrollment messages for Insurance systems.  If the Nevada system isn't creating these messages, then the insurance companies are not getting the customer enrollments.  They have an internal deadline of 12/15 to get this component working.  Which means, if they hit the deadline, they'll be dumping all of their enrollments on the insurance companies with only about 10 or so working days to spare before the January 1 deadline for individuals to have insurance. #ppaca   #obamacare   #consulting   #development   #EDI  
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Neither of us is surprised.

Would this be a tight deadline? Yes. But I think it could be done if well managed. And a lot of the backend stuff could wait. I would've focused on the sign up and communication with the insurance companies. All of the auditing, etc., doesn't have the same deadline. Once you have the data those pieces can be added later.

Work on the pieces needed for launch first, then build on it. 
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I've saw a tame cheetah at the Lion and Rhino Reserve in South Africa (http://www.rhinolion.co.za/home).   He had been raised by humans as a cub, so he was very friendly.  They still told parents to hold on to their children, as the prey instinct of the cheetah was very strong, and small, running children would get him running.  :)

They also had untamed cheetahs in part of the reserve too.
 
that moment when you realize its to late to run
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I'm not sure who would be a good choice.  I don't think there are that many Japanese action movie actresses around right now.
Anime classic's Japanese cyborg super-cop gets the Hollywood whitewash. It appears that this live-action remake of Ghost in the Shell keeps chugging along, with none other than Scarlett Johansson now reportedly first in line...
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I dunno. I'll have to check it out.
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Hey Zoner,

I've a spare Wifi to Ethernet adapter if you need one for your TiVo setup.  You cannot use the Roamio Pro as a MoCa network provider and use the built in wireless networking on the Roamio at the same time.  Unless there's a magic/sekrit config option someplace...

So, I've got this setup:
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Wireless -> Adapter -> Roamio -> MoCa -|
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The adapter can use the spare USB port on the Roamio for it's power.  I'm going to have to buy some new Coax hardware for the house, as the old coax splitters aren't passing the higher frequency signals that the MoCa network can use.  (and I need to buy a Point of Entry filter too.)

I tried using the wireless to ethernet adapters on the Mini's, but the signal was dropping to the mini upstairs.
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Thanks.  I'm waiting for things to warm up a bit so I can swap out the external splitters on my house and see if I can get MoCA working everywhere.
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Joined the #RVBGanked  roam yesterday, along with +Bill Marrs.  We did good.  The roam had 140 fast frigates (plus one cruiser?1?).  I flew a Crow for the first time.  It was lots of fun.

It'll be interesting to see what the #Rubicon changes bring to +EVE Online.   As it was, a large fleet of interceptors held it's own against some pretty aggressive fleets in Null.  We hit a fleet of Eagles backed with Guardians for Logistics support.  We really tore into the logistics ships.  Though we didn't have enough DPS to grab any of the HACs.

We did get this Lachesis though: http://zkillboard.com/detail/33787684/

190K of damage done to it, oof...
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So, with the #governmentshutdown , are we down to spending only $1 billion more per day than we take in from taxes than the usual $2 billion?

#blameharryreid  
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Since we are still reeling from the W legacy of unfunded wars, and will be fore the rest of my life, we can expect that things will actually get better.  IF we are smart enough to elect another democrat for president with the democrat controlled government the chances of a better economy increase by at least 10%.
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