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Hardware & Technology / Re: Gmail adds disappearing messages
« on: April 25, 2018, 06:07:02 PM »
>Having trouble imagining how that works.

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Confidential Mode emails will open in a special window that doesn't allow the recipient to forward, copy or print the message (though you can still grab a screenshot). There's an option to revoke an email at any time. The tools work even with emails sent to non-Gmail accounts.

So, its going to open up an outside link (no doubt encrypted) with none of the information actually being embedded in the actual email. 

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Good information there, thanks. 

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I'm not in contact with any of them but my dad is sort of going through the process of learning about his roots.  There is a whole community of people seeking long lost relatives via DNA research (I didn't know this was a thing)  -- he and someone on the other side both just happen to be seeking out information on their extended family.

Anyway apparently most of them are in:
Halifax County
Edgecombe County
Alleghany County
Wilkes County
Ashe County

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Water Cooler / Re: Rumbas: It takes a Viking
« on: April 24, 2018, 11:17:19 PM »
Does this translate?  There is a somewhat politically charged saying here in the US that this is a pun on.

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My dad's dad came out to California during WWII, but before that his family apparently lived in NC since 1660.  Odd, CoreCon was the first time I've ever been to that part of the country.  Apparently, I have a bunch of cousins there I know nothing about.

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Economics & Investing / Re: Canadians Start Feeling The Pain Of Debt
« on: April 23, 2018, 08:25:44 PM »
My freshman econ teacher taught me that the only good debt is the kind that will give you future earnings -- so many people forget (or never learned) this.

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Water Cooler / Re: Core RECommit
« on: April 23, 2018, 07:58:12 PM »
4/4 gym sessions.

Also, getting out and walking a bit to counter all the desk time I'm doing.

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Yeah, this can't be forgotten.  Those of us who sell on Amazon are basically playing on Amazon's playground.  I do get customers who thank me directly and say that they will do business with me again, but those are a small percentage.

I had an exchange with an uncle a couple of weeks ago on a related topic.  He sent me a link.  I wouldn't mind sharing with you my thoughts on the topic, but I think I need to do it in the IC section.

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Economics & Investing / Cutting ‘Old Heads’ at IBM
« on: April 21, 2018, 01:15:42 AM »
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As it scrambled to compete in the internet world, the once-dominant tech company cut tens of thousands of U.S. workers, hitting its most senior employees hardest and flouting rules against age bias.

https://features.propublica.org/ibm/ibm-age-discrimination-american-workers/

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Water Cooler / Re: East Palo Alto, CA
« on: April 19, 2018, 07:54:32 PM »
Most likely those properties in EPA are going to 3-5x on their value in 10 years.

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Hardware & Technology / Re: On shoring in tech
« on: April 18, 2018, 09:31:38 PM »
Even if this doesn't end up being a major job creator, I think it has to be a good thing that manufacturing is coming back to the US.  It will be more efficient and environmentally friendly to have production closer to the market.  I wish System76 luck, it will be nice to be able to buy an American made Linux powered laptop.

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Water Cooler / Re: Core RECommit
« on: April 17, 2018, 04:27:01 PM »
4/4

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Water Cooler / Re: East Palo Alto, CA
« on: April 17, 2018, 04:26:39 PM »
>I'm a native Californian.

We met years ago.  East bay?

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So many US politicians will preach about fiscal responsibility and then do the exact opposite when given the opportunity.

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