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Discussions - Public / How do you stop spam phonecalls?
« on: September 11, 2017, 03:35:24 PM »
I have an IPhone 4S.  Okay, I know its old, but even though I can block the spam calls its a game of whack a mole.  Does anyone out there have a solution that is better than the standard stuff offered by Apple?  I read about Truecaller that is community based, but don't know if its any good.


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Discussions - Public / Eclipse Viewing
« on: August 20, 2017, 04:07:33 PM »
Gorn, if you'll be there tomorrow there will be good eclipse viewing.  You should be able to see it pretty near 100% totality.  That will be very cool.  I might try the pinhole viewer with a box.  I did that when I was a kid and we had a partial eclipse.  It worked, but most likely I'll watch it on TV. 

I'm going to pray for healing for our country and the world during that time.  We need divine intervention at this point because there is so much hate everywhere.  Its all pure poison.  I don't know if there is anything we can do to change hearts and minds aside from prayer.

I can't listen to most media anymore.  I just view headline news, no opinion.  All of it is just sickening and has to stop.






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Loco Stories / Humor / Doorbell - comedy
« on: July 22, 2017, 04:41:05 PM »
There's a big difference between today and yesterday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Swzvm-gXHg


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FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Workforce Development
« on: June 13, 2017, 03:02:36 PM »
This is a very exciting initiative by the Trump Administration.  I remember back in the 70's when there were a lot of apprenticeship programs for people to go into fields that required expertise, but not a 4 year degree.  This makes total sense to me and is a great idea.  These jobs pay just as much money as many STEM jobs.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/11/workforce-development-week-kicks-off-white-house/



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Loco Stories / Humor / Great videos on this website
« on: April 02, 2017, 02:05:57 PM »
Funny political humor well done

https://intellectualfroglegs.com/

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Loco Stories / Humor / What's up with this?
« on: May 21, 2016, 03:51:07 PM »
Something is terribly wrong with society.  These people have a convention every year in Las Vegas.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3602177/Puppy-play-definitely-not-sex-TV-documentary-sheds-light-barking-mad-men-enjoy-dressing-dogs.html

I just can't imagine what these people are thinking.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/man-accidentally-deletes-his-entire-company-with-one-line-of-bad-code-a6984256.html

I'm not a Linux pro, but I've managed Windows servers and can't believe anything like this could happen and the data would be unrecoverable. 


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Discussions - Public / Do you have a tablet?
« on: December 20, 2015, 01:09:55 PM »
I have a desktop, a laptop and iPhone, yet none of them are as convenient as a tablet.  I like to read books and use Kindle for the PC right now.  It works, but it isn't comfortable.  Having my 17" screen laptop on my lap isn't comfortable for reading either.

I'd love to have a real book, but don't want to store them.  Is it better to buy a cheap Kindle for reading or go for a tablet that can do more but it costs more?  Some people I know claim Kindle is better than any other tablet for reading books.

Any thoughts?

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Loco Stories / Humor / A bit of nostalgia
« on: October 30, 2015, 06:21:09 AM »
This is a cool video montage of the TV shows many of us grew up with.  Its a real walk down memory lane.

http://www.wor710.com/onair/mark-simone-52176/tbt-an-amazing-tv-montage-of-14064370/

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Discussions - Public / Cool tech
« on: September 21, 2015, 05:22:05 PM »

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Discussions - Public / Company tracks workers 24/7
« on: May 13, 2015, 10:24:32 AM »
Its hard for me to believe that this is legal to do.  http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/05/worker-fired-for-disabling-gps-app-that-tracked-her-24-hours-a-day/

It is a company-issued phone, but once you log out for the day and are not on company time, what right does a company have to continue to track your whereabouts?

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Discussions - Public / Cybersquatting
« on: May 06, 2015, 12:27:35 PM »
I thought by now cybersquatting might be illegal in some cases, like this one, but it apparently isn't. 

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/rand-paul-apparently-paid-dollar100000-for-randpaulcom/ar-BBji699

Geez, $100k for a domain name?  That's out and out robbery that's akin to being held up.  Apparently, it pays well if you find the right name, but it doesn't seem ethical if its someone's actual name and they're a public person.  I think it should be illegal to shake someone down like this.

Here's a clever programmer that owns https://chrischristie.com/  I'm sure he gets a lot of hits lately, but I think this kind of advertising gives people a negative perception of the guy from the start.

I think if you were lucky enough to buy something like computer.com, that's ok, but to capitalize on someone else's public persona doesn't seem right.  What do you think?

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