Ohio Supreme Court Drawn Into Magnetic Homes Case
Centax must have a pretty bad warranty or their is more to the story... Standard warranties cover structural defects for 5-10 years so it sounds like these folks but a home without a substandard warranty.
Having worked for a home builder fixing latent defects (defects which cause structural damage thus are covered by a structural warranty, ie mold from bad masonry gets on the frame of the home, in order to fix the frame the masonry and mold must be fixed).
I'm guessing the house was poorly built and likely has electrical and or plumbing issues. That being said some homes or parts of homes just have charges (i'm a builder not a scientist so I don't know the technically correct term). In some homes the walls become charged and attract dust along the beams creating rather odd shadow like dust lines on the interior walls where the beams are. This can be caused by weather (hot / cold, wet / dry (from running humidifiers), improper insulation, plumbing, electrical issues, etc. but isn't an actual structural defect. I'll venture to say about the same thing is happening in this house but I doubt their list of issues is valid.
N.C. Official Sics License Police On Computer Scientist For Too Good a Complaint
Mr. Eugene Conti sent me the following (presumably canned by now) response. I thought I should share
Transportation decisions - especially those involving safety - need to be made based on data and the decisions of educated, trained and licensed professional engineers. Nothing should ever come before public safety.
We value public input - we seek it at every opportunity. But when the research and data show that one option is safe and another is less safe, NCDOT is always going to choose the safest option and we make no apologies for that.
Our engineers have met extensively over the last year with Falls of Neuse neighbors to discuss the project, always with the primary emphasis on safety. And we have made significant changes based on their input.
We stand behind the work of Mr. Lacy. He is a licensed traffic engineer. His initial findings were supported by the engineering consultants to the City of Raleigh. When the North Raleigh group undertook a response to the city's report, our department told the group we would consider an analysis from an independent licensed engineer.
Instead, the group produced a technical document that appeared to be in violation of N.C. Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors standards for public safety. Mr. Lacy was concerned enough that he asked the Board what he should do, and he was instructed to file a report. As a licensed professional, Mr. Lacy was obligated to do so.
The matter is now before the North Carolina Board of Examiners, and we will respect any decision that is forthcoming from that body. Therefore it is not appropriate for us to comment any further at this point.
Eugene A. Conti, Jr.
Pot Grower's Privacy Challenged
I'm anxiously waiting to hear the decision. If they start posting this information I'll expect a call from my insurance carriers announcing a rate increase or cancellation. Either way I'll have to hire real security until I can move shop.
Nigerian Email Scam Victim Sues Bank, Loses Appeal
Banks have a vested interested in seeing activity like this; transactions keep money flowing, branches get bonuses / awards based on volume (the check he wrote counts), bank fees. They also know that cleared doesn't mean cleared all the way I think there is a time limit on clearing the checks that each bank has but keep in mind this transaction likely went through 3-4 banks before hitting the Chino Commercial bank which means it could be (and should have been) stopped anywhere along that route.
This guy's actions should have triggered fraud warnings at his bank, for several reasons 1) depositing a large sum from a foreign bank 2) a deposit outside his standard profile (I would assume he isn't depositing a large number of high dollar amount checks or a large number of checks in 1 transactions) 3) Writing a check which is outside his standard profile (again I'm assuming he doesn't write to many high value checks). If he'd used a credit card he would have received this level of service.
As small business owner I do a great deal of banking. I have 15 banks accounts I deal with (including personal) at 3 banks. I know my bankers and they know to notify me of any out of the ordinary activity on any of my accounts. Every customer should get to know their bankers so it's a personal connection not $ in and $ out.
Sony Gets Nasty With PSBreak Buyers
This rash of crazy lawyer stories leads me to believe we are in a law suit Bubble. Eventually garbage law suits, Cease and Desists, threats, extra will come to an end bursting the bubble lawyers have grown so accustom to.
Harvard Ditching Final Exams?
The most actual final exams I had in college for a semester was 3, that was freshman year when I had mostly Gen Ed classes. Most of my exams were papers and projects due on or before exam day. I had a variety of teacher interviews (oral quizzes / discussions), a few exam day group projects, presentations (those were boring exams, 3 hours of listening to others), a large group discussion / debate.
As a student most of these were better judges of my working knowledge of material tests, multiple choice especially, only show what you know they don't demonstrate your ability to use that knowledge. In my opening that renders them useless in many classes such as counseling, public speaking, etc.
US Students Struggle With Understanding of the 'Equal' Sign
On a worksheet ( ) would be a normal way of saying fill in the blank a precursor to learning about variables. Kids are taught fill in the blank problems first and the ( ) is used as a blank space since in when written by a 5th grader (and many adults) _ tends to move toward the center line thus getting confused with -. It may even be confused with ~ if the writer had to much to drink last night.
Google Testing an Airborne Camera Drone
There is more to the world then residential neighborhoods. They can do national parks, city parks, amusement parks and buildings.
Google Kills Wave Development
Since it was not an open platform they killed it when it took 3 months for my first friend to start using it to this day I only have 2 friends listed when I sign on. I wanted to use it at my office but since it's not on google apps it wasn't useful.
Officials Use Google Earth To Find Unlicensed Pools
This simple isn't new. Municipalities have been doing it for years. The use of Google Earth may be new but not relevant or note worthy.
Survey Says Most iPhone Users Love AT&T
I own an iphone and don't hate att. There coverage is often lacking and inconsistent but I'd rather deal with that then Verizon's desire to lock down parts of my phone like the ability to blue tooth files and other petty usage issues.
It's not a bad business idea and I'm not sure you can argue what he does is unethical or cheating. The users of the service are cheating but isn't that what sites like bugmenot, mailinator, and others are about short cutting someones system so we can get personal pleasure without sacrifice.
TFA seems to be more about a young knuckle head trying to run a business he neither understands nor is able to run. It almost reads like a warning about the future of business.
Google Reportedly Ditching Windows
I'm pretty sure they aren't and cannot ban windows. How can you expect to develop windows software without windows?
BP's Final "Top Kill" Procedure For Gulf Oil Spill
If I was charged with responsibility to stop this leak I'm pretty sure I'd try something every day or maybe every other not every week or so. I'd have a whole freaking flock of boats scoping this up and cleaning it. I feel BP isn't really doing much. He let's build a box, let's build another box this time smaller, let's fill it with junk (like our stock certificates). I'm not going to feel sorry when the lawsuits start and if I lived on the coast or were taking a vacation on the coast or even planned to serve shrimp at a party I'd be lining up to sue. It's going to be a shame when congress caps the penalty BP get's of with a slap on the financial wrist.
US Air Force To Suffer From PS3 Update
I have an idea... Let's make the PS3 useless, then sell a PS4 with the other OS option, when it's time to sell PS5 (to be nicknamed the piss) we will turn off the other OS option in the PS4. We can do this for 50 years before anyone catches on.
Man Tries To Use Explosive Device On US Flight
Breaking news politicians will investigate how this man got on the plan. In other news Gil Grissom will return for CSI House of Representatives and have it solved in 42 minutes + commercials.
Bank Goofs, and Judge Orders Gmail Account Nuked
So if I lie to my bank and give them an email address of someone I don't like, say the president of the company my business competes with, I can then get his email shut down. I'll remember this.
Mathematics Reading List For High School Students?
Perhaps my favorite is
The Nothing that Is: A Natural History of Zero (http://www.librarything.com/work/147631).
I read it in high school in a week at church camp. It mixes history with math and isn't a hard ready but it's no Harry Potter either. You could also go with Biographies since they are less number heavy and often more interesting.
I may also suggest The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives (http://www.librarything.com/work/4850753). I have not read it yet (darn you public library) but the reviews suggest it's a good read.
Avoiding Wasted Time With Prince of Persia
Lego Star Wars has been doing this for years... Even my wife can play and beat the game.
The Economist Suggests Linux For Netbooks
I use Remote Desktop Connection in windows to connect to a windows remote Desktop where I do all of my work. I only surf the internet through my regular desktop.
Does Linux have software that allows me to connect to a remote server? Also are many if any of these net books compatible with my cellphone providers wireless cards?
If these net books would be perfect for my Reps to use in the field.
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