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Radio Shack Reported To Be Ready for Bankruptcy Filing

tquasar Fare Thee Well (314 comments)

I shopped there, the staff were helpful and knew about tech info before it was called tech. I bought a build it yourself metal detector there and found a four barrel Sharps derringer buried in a local park. Web shopping has killed many stores, I support local business owners. http://www.nramuseum.org/guns/...

about two weeks ago
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LAPD Orders Body Cams That Will Start Recording When Police Use Tasers

tquasar Good Cops (219 comments)

When I was in the thirteenth grade I enrolled in Crim 110, the entry level class for cops. I needed a class to fill up my schedule to be a full-time student and met two people who became cops. One a California Highway Patrol officer, the other a San Diego Sheriff. The instructor was a retired police officer who shared many tales about his work. My car broke down when I was driving home from a friend's house and Tom the CHP officer stopped behind me, gave me a ride home, and called for a tow truck to .take my vehicle to my house. .

about two weeks ago
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Unbundling Cable TV: Be Careful What You Wish For

tquasar The NYT (448 comments)

Who writes this stuff? It's only to attract page views to increase ad rates.

about three weeks ago
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Bill Gates Endorses Water From Human Waste

tquasar Toilet to Tap (245 comments)

The City of San Diego operated a pilot plant in Mission Valley near Jack Murphy Stadium to process wastewater into drinking water. It worked. I was a Water Plant Operator and know the process is safe when waste plant operators follow the proper procedures. The water produced was just returned to a sewer line 'cause it wasn't allowed to be used for drinking. A local news guy did a feature about the plant and took a drink from a gallon jug of recycled water. All hell broke loose. The State officials went crazy! Another pilot plant used chlorine and UV to disinfect water. That worked, the water lab sampled and tested three times/day.

about three weeks ago
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Why We're Not Going To See Sub-orbital Airliners

tquasar Very Loud (300 comments)

I saw a Concorde at a air show. The plane was two or three hundred meters away and facing me taxiing to the runway. The noise was amazing, I could feel it as much as I heard it. When it turned to begin the roll out to take off the sound was deafening. Brown Field is a small general aviation airport and the pilot must have had to go full throttle to get up to speed. There's a mountain to the east of the runway. From The LATimes " A business jet carrying a two-person crew and eight members of country singer Reba McEntires entourage crashed into a mountain near the U.S.-Mexico border Saturday morning, killing all 10 people on board.". I worked nearby and the crash site was visible for years. RIP.

about three weeks ago
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The Missing Piece of the Smart Home Revolution: The Operating System

tquasar Hack My Home (252 comments)

The heat set to 100, the A/C at minus 30, yeah. That's what I want.

about three weeks ago
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Better Learning Through Expensive Software? One Principal Thinks Not

tquasar Teaching (169 comments)

My high school math teacher should have been at a college or university. Jack Munson had chalk dust flying as he filled the boards with formulas and equations, QED. Students HAD to keep up with him or be lost forever. My brother has a doctorate degree in math from UC Berkeley and I lived in his shadow. "Why aren't you like Pete?" I found a different career and did OK. Tough work conditions but the $money was good. Really good, back when a dollar was worth five dollars. I went to the High Sierras for two weeks at a cost of $200.00.

about three weeks ago
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Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

tquasar The writer is just wrong (376 comments)

This is in the "Gossip" section of the WaPo. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Nothing to see here, move along....

about 2 months ago
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'Dark Magma' Could Explain Mystery Volcanoes

tquasar The Best Volcano Crater Name (77 comments)

Ubehebe Crater is located in Death Valley, California. You-Bee-Hee-Bee. There is a place to view the crater from above the rim, really impressive. Death Valley attracts visitors from around the world and I met many travelers at the Stovepipe Wells General Store and at the Texas Spring camp. .

about 2 months ago
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Nevada Earthquake Swarm Increases Chance of Larger Quake

tquasar Acorrding to CNN (65 comments)

The leader in fake news. Make up something, Make it loud. "Just the facts, Ma'am" - Joe Friday, AKA Jack Webb. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/ear...{%22feed%22%3A%227day_m25%22%2C%22search%22%3Anull%2C%22sort%22%3A%22newest%22%2C%22basemap%22%3A%22grayscale%22%2C%22autoUpdate%22%3Atrue%2C%22restrictListToMap%22%3Atrue%2C%22timeZone%22%3A%22local%22%2C%22mapposition%22%3A[[30.221101852485987%2C-131.30859375]%2C[43.229195113965005%2C-106.69921875]]%2C%22overlays%22%3A{%22plates%22%3Atrue}%2C%22viewModes%22%3A{%22map%22%3Atrue%2C%22list%22%3Afalse%2C%22settings%22%3Atrue%2C%22help%22%3Afalse}}

about 3 months ago
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Life Insurance Restrictions For Space Tourists

tquasar Money (68 comments)

Lawyer food.

about 3 months ago
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"Car Talk" Co-Host Tom Magliozzi Dies At Age 77

tquasar A throwback to the days of radio (82 comments)

Always a class act, I'll miss you Tom and Carry on Ray. Tom Klimek Lemon Grove, California

about 3 months ago
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Ford Develops a Way To Monitor Police Driving

tquasar Re:South California (151 comments)

Yes. I'm right. You are wrong. QED.

about 3 months ago
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Ford Develops a Way To Monitor Police Driving

tquasar South California (151 comments)

I drive to the local mountains and the desert to camp or for a day trip. I like to see the CHP on the road. The posted maximum speed is 70 MPH and today's roads are designed to have curves which can be safely driven at 80 or 90 MPH. Sometimes the officers must drive faster than normal traffic to find problem drivers .

about 3 months ago
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China To Merge High-Speed Train Makers To Cut Competition

tquasar Dairy makers (88 comments)

how make dairy? Dairy Queen?

about 3 months ago
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Google Developing a Pill To Detect Cancer

tquasar The Red Pill or the Blue Pill? (58 comments)

One pill makes you larger And one pill makes you small And the ones that mother gives you Don't do anything at all Go ask Alice, when she's ten feet tall - Grace Slick Or...The Matrix version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?... Med research stuff takes a decade to go through trials, endless approval and patent stuff, etc. It's like Conan and Andy said, "In the year 2000..."

about 3 months ago
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Taking the Census, With Cellphones

tquasar Not a census (57 comments)

The author misses the mark by a mile. This doesn't even qualify as a poll, barely an opinion. Weak.

about 3 months ago
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The Airplane of the Future May Not Have Windows

tquasar Cost Savings (286 comments)

Hah ha ha.... When have savings ever been applied to customers? Always to Execs, then shareholders. A strawman position. Aka BS.

about 3 months ago

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ISIS.com?

tquasar tquasar writes  |  about 4 months ago

tquasar (1405457) writes "I just checked my gmail and there was a message from ISIS.com. What the heck? A joke, spam? Deleted. I am a kind of savvy web user and avoid unknown sites and use a firewall so this is either funny, creepy, or malicious.
No link 'cause I didn't click. I don't know."
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A Peek At User OS and Browser Type

tquasar tquasar writes  |  about 8 months ago

tquasar (1405457) writes "I goto Heavens-Above to find out when satellites will visible from my home. You can also find info about the sun, moon, constellations and just a lot of astronomy stuff. Going on holiday? Set up a location to know when a satt or flare will be visible. There's a page that lists users OS and browser, Thirty-nine visitors use Win 98 , three use Netscape.

User stuff:
http://www.heavens-above.com/V..."

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