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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 three weeks 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 a month 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 a month ago
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Life Insurance Restrictions For Space Tourists

tquasar Money (68 comments)

Lawyer food.

about a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

tquasar Re:No thanks. (558 comments)

Dinero, Cash, baby. I'll withdraw money from my bank ATM and use cash at the grocery and department store, to buy gasoline and sundries. I usually have $300 to $500 in my desk at home.

about 2 months ago
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Decades-old Scientific Paper May Hold Clues To Dark Matter

tquasar In The Year 2000 (93 comments)

Thirty- two years ago? Wow! Imagine what life was like in that primitive era.

about 2 months ago
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Developers, IT Still Racking Up (Mostly) High Salaries

tquasar The Chart (198 comments)

Seems the entire chart is not displayed.

about 2 months ago
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Where Whistleblowers End Up Working

tquasar A Bad Workplace (224 comments)

I saw things at work which were questionable or illegal like my mgr. dumping outdated chemicals into the process at a water treatment plant and falsifying reports to the state regulatory agency. I kept some records and pictures but never said anything about it because I feared that my job would be in jeopardy. One manager was corrupt and a co-worker filed a lawsuit which he won but then had to change jobs, sell his house and move to another city.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Who Should Pay Costs To Attend Conferences?

tquasar A Big Local Government (182 comments)

The employer should pay all costs. Favored groups or departments received better treatment but I wasn't intimidated by a manager who tried to make me pay for and drive my vehicle to attend a great training conference 125 miles away. I got a company car and a gas credit card.

about 3 months ago
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Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?

tquasar Home Built (287 comments)

I bought my son a Compaq and he used it until he realized he needed something better. Bryan was a gamer and needed to keep up with his friends and enemies, so when he was about thirteen he bought all the stuff to build a powerful gaming rig. My only contribution was Visa. He assembled the thing in a day and then spent hours finding software to install and doing the set up work. So, then I thought that I need a new PC so we ordered all the same components and he built one for me. I still have a GIGANTIC Antec case on my desk.

about 2 months ago
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Court: Car Dealers Can't Stop Tesla From Selling In Massachusetts

tquasar I was prepared (155 comments)

I used Consumer Reports and other sites to find out what the dealer pays for the truck I bought. The dealer gets money back from the auto maker on every sale too. I was polite but firm in negotiating with the salesman, and the "Let me check with my manager" isn't just a line of BS. It is so the dealer doesn't take a loss from a sales person increasing their commission by making more sales.

about 3 months ago
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Home Depot Confirms Breach of Its Payment Systems

tquasar Re:Cash (111 comments)

So, cash is now a verb? Cool.

about 3 months ago
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Home Depot Confirms Breach of Its Payment Systems

tquasar Cash (111 comments)

Just use cash instead of plastic. Go to your bank, get real money, QED. Cashiers are shocked when I use a fifty or hundred dollar bill to pay for a purchase.

about 3 months ago

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ISIS.com?

tquasar tquasar writes  |  about 2 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 7 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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