JDoors

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  1. Boy oh boy oh boy, miss gabbin' about politics with the old bunch, and THIS year would'a been a doozie!
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    Where are you ?

    What? WHAT? TEN YEARS?!?
  3. OK. I know another person who was recently found dead. An aquaintance, probably drug related (waiting for toxicology reports). I think I need to move out of this town.
  4. Yikes. Someone I know was hanging out with the wrong crowd, and how. http://www.nwherald.com/2014/05/30/woodstock-man-charged-with-attempted-murder/ashki4e/ She's all right now (except for the burn).
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    Where are you ?

    I lived in the same neighborhood for thirty years and was known as "The guy nobody ever sees." Night shift will do that to ya. I've been in, shall we say, economic turmoil, for some time now. So ya'll will rarely see me, but ... Never gonna leave ya Besttechie!
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    Spyware

    Uh ... give me a couple minutes ... Yeah! Stupid!
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    No Comment.

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  8. Do you think any of the squatters would be willing to tell me what this thing is on my leg?
  9. The funny thing is, I just found a local government website that is BEAUTIFUL. It looks good, it works well, it has all the information I needed plus information I didn't know I needed. It can be done (and I bet the local government didn't take three years and whatever millions and millions of dollars to put up their site).
  10. I like how they say there is no known use of this ... to what? Actually kill somebody? So they're not saying it CAN'T be done, right? Only that they don't know of anyone who's died from it? How WOULD they know? It's a dead guy with a pacemaker, it failed, he's dead. Has anybody ever investigated further than that? Can they? Would they see anything unusual?
  11. "If you can't use the site, call the number!" Which crashed. "If you need assistance, use this search for Santa's Little Helpers!" Which, in addition to actually certified helpers, returns the names of uncertified helpers. Those who are not yet certified are "obligated" to tell you they can't help you. Apparently all you have to do is apply for the job and you're listed. Any con man or identity thief can get you to contact them. Good thing they are obligated to tell you they are not certified and cannot help you.
  12. Security? The IRS administers the darned thing, shouldn't that be all the warning you need? They are frequently caught giving confidential information to other agencies. And now your health care data will be vulnerable too. I'm not particularly evil so I don't know what the consequences may be - who wants that data and what do they want it for, for example. But it's probably not good.
  13. Security can't be an issue because nobody can sign up with the damned thing yet.
  14. Well, I don't know how long it's been out, but when I upgraded to it I didn't notice any significant changes and, at the time, no performance or broken website issues whatsoever. Whatever the time was between its release and my first post regarding the issue (which went away all by itself - which I think means it was website coding, not the browser), it was fine.
  15. Let's see ... For Google Groups, once it was working, it worked ... "wrong." The site looked different and everything I was used to doing was more difficult (more steps). A change in the Groups setting corrected that (though I never made the change away from that in the first place). Twitter was also not allowing me to post at all, UNLESS I included an image. So I made an image that said Twitter won't let me post unless I include an image and used it that way until ... it fixed itself too.
  16. Everything's fixed and I either don't remember if I did anything in particular, or I didn't do anything in particular and ... it fixed itself. Nothing I listed fixed it.
  17. The tracks "phone home" and verify the hardware you're playing it on with the NSA, but if you wrap your device with aluminum foil you can "foil" their plans (where do you think that phrase comes from, huh?).
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    Mark topics read

    Hasn't been an issue for me either, Win7/IE10.
  19. I don't get how you can miss charges on your bill that you didn't make. Never did get that. I'm obsessive though, so maybe it's just me.
  20. If I learned anything from Star Trek, it's that nuclear power is a dead end. I wonder if this upcoming process was one reason a 'permanent' storage solution has been constantly delayed - or if that's just typical political incompetence.
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    Absent

    What? No daily updates?
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    Edward Snowden

    I'm conflicted. That the NSA is storing so much data under a general warrant because some of it might be useful some day is important to know, and if he hadn't done what he did, we'd still be guessing about that. On the other hand, he broke the law to bring that information to light, and he is leaking other information that brings his motives into question. On the other, other hand, the law is twisted, basically saying you can come forward with illegal activity and be protected under whistleblower protection, but you can't report anything because until a court decides otherwise, everything we do is legal, because we say so. That's fucked up. On another hand, a whistleblower is someone who reports illegal (or, in my opinion, highly questionable) activity using legal means, and a traitor is someone who reports secrets using illegal means, and Snowden is clearly in the latter category. Conflicted.
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    Nice new look!

    Count me in as a fan of the new design.
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