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... wrong thread.  Sorry.

*creeped out*

Russell, Kansas (where I'm at) has 2 Dollar General stores.  Population:  about 4,000 people.

?  Hawaii has an immigration issue?  From where?

Water Cooler / Re: Bomb cyclone warning for US Midwest
« on: April 10, 2019, 11:09:43 PM »
Yep.  It was a beautiful 75 degree day today.  Tomorrow:  2 inches of snow. 

We, thankfully, were not in the path of the last one that caused all the flooding in Nebraska,  and won't be in the worst part of this one.  We are *right* on the line.  One county to the west of us is expecting 60 mph winds. 

Nebraska getting 6 inches of snow from this one.  Man what a mess.

Water Cooler / Re: Wow. Worth a read. Show kid*
« on: April 02, 2019, 04:12:25 PM »
Big hat tip to the University of Kansas for their role in this!

Super good write up. 

n the last view years, a few online marketing companies figured out how to game Google’s Algorithm by putting unrelated content on trusted domains, mostly from newspapers, and make millions in profit. The main players are Global Savings Group (formerly CupoNation), a startup from Rocket Internet (of Samwer brothers’ fame) and Savings United, also company from Germany. These two as well as a coterie of about 20 smaller companies run more than 80 white label voucher code sites for the likes of The Daily Mail, Le Monde, El País, and BILD in more than 17 countries — the US, for a curious reason to be discussed below, not being one of them.

Water Cooler / Re: Trav, when did you get a white car?
« on: March 11, 2019, 10:04:51 PM »
Travoli, where are you in  Texas?

>he at-home beer drinking vid showed her true colors.

Everyone goes on about the beer drinking video that she was pretending.  I didn't think she was acting at all. 

She's from Oklahoma.  "I'm gonna get me a beer" is like the Oklahoma state motto.

Hardware & Technology / Re: Why I am still not a Firefox user
« on: March 02, 2019, 08:38:37 PM »
I had the opposite issue:  According to my log files, Chrome was phoning home to google literally every minute causing my Mac to crash...even if I wasn't using it.

I'll never use it again. 

Water Cooler / One year in San Francisco as a Software Engineer
« on: January 08, 2019, 03:57:47 PM »
I've become much less bitter about California.  I won't live there again.  I endured it for 2 years and 16 days, and that's enough for me.

This guy's story reminded me why I'll never go back.

It was fun because I could afford it and because I was part of the class that benefited from the system. I can’t help wondering though that the only reason Silicon Valley and the Bay Area has been so prosperous is because it’s in a country where generally people are comfortable with having so much wealth, while having so many people live under the poverty line.

I think the one thing that would help clear up a lot of the plastic is to start trash collection/ recycling systems in poor countries.  When I was in Peru, the river was "the thing that took the trash away." 

People dumped EVERYTHING (raw sewage included) into the river to get rid of it.

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