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Deer Jump Into Grocery Store, Munch Produce

November 15, 2010

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Hoh boy! I saw this story on my local news today: Deer dash into Western New York Wegman’s grocery store. Yow! Someone got the action on video. If you play the video, be aware that after the deer video is over, the video continues playing other news videos. :-p Sorry about that. I can’t figure […]

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Hacker, Do Thy Best

October 6, 2010

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Ya gotta love hackers. I know, they can wreak SUCH havoc. But when you really need to make a point to idiot politicians who want to put everything online, hackers really come in handy, and drive the point home. According to this article at The Washington Post (Hacker infiltration ends D.C. online voting trial), hackers […]

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Tin Foil to the Rescue: Defeating Big Brother’s Mobile Body Scanners

September 11, 2010

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Ai chihuahua, and we thought the TSA body scanners at airports was bad enough. And we thought the Google Street Mobile, that captured the unencrypted wireless data of neighborhoods as it passed by, was bad enough. The A&E Z Backscatter Van is a nightmarish blend of both. Of course, it’s ALL for your SAFETY and […]

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Cities Forcing Bloggers to Pay Licensing Fees!

August 24, 2010

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Did you guys hear about this?? The city of Philadelphia is requiring bloggers to pay a business license fee, even if the bloggers do not make a profit. Unbelievable! According to the news story, the city government is charging bloggers a $300 licensing fee, on top of a bunch of other fees: a business privilege […]

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How’s the Economy For You?

August 13, 2010

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I hardly EVER read the news headlines anymore. Wow, the negativity and angst is almost overwhelming. I don’t want to be a dummy and pretend that the world doesn’t exist, of course, but I don’t want to fill my head with filth and viciousness, either. (Plus, I have been SICK and TIRED of hearing every […]

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The End of Teachers?

August 2, 2010

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Do you think computers can replace a teacher? Do you consider a child educated if his head is full of facts? Hmmm….. BBC News has a very interesting article: Using computers to teach children with no teachers A 10-year experiment that started with Indian slum children being given access to computers has produced a new […]

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Lord of the Cards

July 30, 2010

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Creepy. 😮 Seven People Have Been Entrusted With the Keys to the Internet, says BBC and Gizmodo. Apparently, seven people from seven different countries have been endowed with Smart Cards. These Smart Cards are the “keys” to the Internet. If anything “catastrophic” happens to the Internet, these Lords of the Cards get together to a […]

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American Media is WAY Too Self-Absorbed

June 21, 2010

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Went to the Drudge Report today, and saw this. Aw, come on! Give me a break! The American flag at the bottom of the ocean?! “Summer canceled”?? I’m so sick of the media, really. And I don’t even watch television, so I don’t know how you TV-watchers can endure this junk day after day and […]

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“Fun” Laser Toys Burns Skin, Causes Instant Blindness

June 15, 2010

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UNBELIEVABLE. I cannot believe this is for real, and it’s SOLD in stores. How in the hell is this thing legal? We’re a bit confused, because the Spyder III Pro Arctic Series laser pointer is marketed as a “home theater projector” and yet the lightsaber-shaped implement will also set your skin on fire. The manufacturer […]

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My Take on New York’s Fiscal Problems

June 10, 2010

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All of New York’s state workers are breaking out the fiddles. They’re rearranging the deck chairs. Passing out the lifeboats. (Except the only calls to board them are “state workers and politicians first! State workers and politicians first!”) I saw this latest OHMYGOSHNEWYORKISGOINGTODIEEEEEE headline. Had to laugh. If New York State tanks and goes to […]

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