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  • McCain: Cancer diagnosis makes me freer to speak my mind

    05/01/2018 4:02:20 AM PDT · 99 of 108
    Bug to Hojczyk

    Looking forward to reading his obituary.

  • Mac User has to buy a PC - need advice

    07/17/2017 10:15:42 AM PDT · 39 of 93
    Bug to jacquej
    After reading the requirements on the university's website, I'm firmly convinced you can have your cake and eat it too. Running Windows under VMWare Fusion or Parallels on a Mac will meet all the requirements stated by the university. I run VMWare Fusion, Windows 10 and all manner of Linux operating systems on a MacBook Pro, an iMac, and a Mac Pro without issue. Ideally, the Mac would have 16GB of RAM but you can get by with 8GB. You would have to purchase VMWare or Parallels and a 64 bit version of Windows 10. Pretty sure discounted versions of Windows are available via the university.

    You can test this out using the free virtualization software called VirtualBox which you can download here.

  • Why my guitar gently weeps (The death of the electric guitar industry -and why you should care)

    06/22/2017 6:08:50 PM PDT · 103 of 223
    Bug to noiseman

    Check out noiseman. There is a lot of great music being created today and radioparadise plays it along with all the great music you grew up with. Added bonus, it’s commercial free.

  • The cruise ship with the biggest capacity in the world revealed: MSC vessel will host [tr]

    06/05/2017 9:39:03 AM PDT · 41 of 46
    Bug to minnesota_bound

    We took a Rhine River Cruise on UniWorld’s S.S. Antoinette in March. Best travel experience of our lives. The Antoinete has a passenger max of 154. I couldn’t imagine being on a cruise with thousands of passengers.

  • FR is 3/4 of my waking hours...but is so slow for the rest of you (vanity)

    02/21/2017 2:42:30 PM PST · 88 of 90
    Bug to Drago

    Agree with Drago. I live in a rural area with wireless broadband that at best provides 5 MBPS downloads and Free Republic returns almost instantly. The source of your problem might just be the DNS servers your computer is configured to use. I use Google’s DNS servers. Try configuring your computer to use the following DNS addresses: and

  • Trouble Logging onto Rush Limbaugh 24/7

    01/26/2017 9:12:08 PM PST · 35 of 43
    Bug to The Toad

    I haven’t been able to log in for a couple of days now.

  • Hillary supporters have temper tantrum MELTDOWN

    12/11/2016 9:37:10 AM PST · 57 of 75
    Bug to SamAdams76

    My personal favorite of all the post election photographs. Her tears are delicious.

  • Worst Memory of the Disastrous Obama Years (Add yours)

    12/02/2016 10:36:32 AM PST · 68 of 95
    Bug to Red in Blue PA

    The day he won re-election.

  • Beale AFB, California

    12/11/2015 7:52:41 AM PST · 20 of 35
    Bug to ducttape45

    Beale AFB is in the northern part of California’s Central Valley. Marron and Webheart covered the local area well.

    The Central Valley is culturally conservative and couldn’t be more different than the coastal regions. The cost of living is dramatically lower.

    You’ll be within driving distance of Lake Tahoe, Redwood, Yosemite, and Sequoia National Parks, some of the most beautiful areas in the world.

    At your starting salary, CA state income tax will be around $900/year.

    Good luck and have a great time getting your career started.

  • Microsoft revenues are “Bull****” says Steve Ballmer (ex-CEO goes medieval on Satya Nadella)

    12/03/2015 7:44:19 AM PST · 24 of 34
    Bug to dayglored

    “There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance. It’s a $500 subsidized item. They may make a lot of money. But if you actually take a look at 1.3 billion phones that get sold, I’d prefer to have our software in 60 percent or 70 percent or 80 percent of them, than I would to have 2 percent or 3 percent, which is what Apple might get.”

    “I like our strategy. I like it a lot.”

    “Developers, developers, developers, developers..........”

  • RIP, WebTV: Microsoft to shut down MSN TV on Sept. 30

    07/08/2013 7:57:21 AM PDT · 18 of 19
    Bug to Bug
    An iPad, wireless router, and AppleTV will replace the functionality of WebTV and bring you into the 21st Century.

    Actually, you don't even need a wireless router. If you purchase an iPad with cellular connectivity, you can be on the internet for $20/month. You only need the AppleTV if you want to project the image from the iPad to your television which is unnecessary. So you could be back in business with a cellular iPad for $459 plus $20/month for an internet connection.

  • RIP, WebTV: Microsoft to shut down MSN TV on Sept. 30

    07/08/2013 6:18:16 AM PDT · 17 of 19
    Bug to USARightSide
    I’m sitting about 3 yards from the TV screen showing me the internet; a small cable box size MSNTVII monitor on top of the set - yep - no flat screen yet - feet up on an ottoman. Comfort. Not hunched over a Notebook or the like - - - Yep - truly a sad time for me. Not looking at all forward to what may come. . .

    An iPad, wireless router, and AppleTV will replace the functionality of WebTV and bring you into the 21st Century.

  • Rolling Stone Readers Pick Best Drummers of All Time

    02/11/2011 12:19:20 AM PST · 94 of 162
    Bug to My Favorite Headache

    Bernard Purdie
    The late Richie Hayward of Little Feat
    Billy Cobham
    Michael Shrieve
    Jim Gordon

  • 15 Song Shuffle (or What's on Your MP3 player?)

    12/04/2010 9:54:21 AM PST · 63 of 73
    Bug to GSWarrior

    “Loco Motives”, Little Feat, Under The Radar
    “Ticket To Ride”, The Beatles, Help!
    “You Don’t Pull No Punches”, Van Morrison, Veedon Fleece
    “Keep Talking”, Pink Floyd, Pulse (Live)
    “When Jesus Came To Play”, Jethro Tull, Catfish Rising
    “The Might of Rome”, Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard, Gladiator
    “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking”, Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers
    “Mountain Men”, Jethro Tull, Crest Of A Knave
    “Take a Breath”, David Gilmour, Live in Gdansk
    “World In Changes”, Dave Mason, Alone Together
    “What It Is”, Mark Knopfler, Sailing to Philadelphia
    “This Year’s Girl”, Elvis Costello, This Year’s Model
    “Good Things”, BoDeans, Black and White
    “Don’t Take Me Alive”, Steely Dan, The Royal Scam
    “Private Conversation”, Lyle Lovett, The Road To Ensenada

  • For The Computer Gurus: Which Linux Is Best?

    09/26/2010 5:44:28 AM PDT · 11 of 69
    Bug to Brainhose

    I’d suggest using Linux Mint which is an offshoot of Ubuntu. Out of the box, all kinds of media (audio/video) just work which isn’t the case with other Linux derivatives. It’s easy on the eyes as well. I’m using it on physical hardware and in a VMWare Fusion virtual machine as well.

  • Capitalism, And Roger Penske, To The Rescue

    06/07/2009 10:15:45 AM PDT · 59 of 92
    Bug to BraveMan
    Dissatisfied Saturn owners are genuinely hard to find.

    After owning three Honda Accords (78, 86, 98--all new, all 4cylinder), I bought a 2007 Saturn Aura XR and absolutely LOVE this car. It's the best car I've ever owned. It's quiet and fun to drive. When you push to go pedal, it GOES all the way across the power band! 35K+ miles and not a single problem.

    Extreme value compared to Camry and Accord. Time will tell if that continues to be the case. I keep cars until they die so depreciation isn't an issue with me.

  • Cant drink milk? Youre normal! (Evolutionary notions re: lactose intolerance overturned)

    05/26/2009 2:53:20 PM PDT · 47 of 70
    Bug to w1andsodidwe

    For most of my life I was able to consume dairy products with no, shall we say, “side effects” but that ended in my late 40’s. It was so bad that I avoided dairy completely. I recently discovered a product that works all the time. Acidophilus Pearls. They contain probiotics that enable your digestive system to handle the lactose. What makes them different is they survive the path through stomach acid and deliver the good bacteria into the small intestine where they perform their magic. Another product worth looking at is Lactagen.

  • Fiscal Conservatives Wonder If They Nominated a Lemon

    10/14/2008 3:58:26 PM PDT · 25 of 40
    Bug to Bobarian
    Precisely. But how do we fix those rules? Is that a state-by-state party thing or should/could it have been addressed at the convention?

    One way to address this is to front load primaries in states that do not allow open primaries. Actually have registered Republicans choosing our nominee. Screw New Hampshire which allows anyone to vote in the Republican primary.

  • Handwriting Is On Wall In Detroit, With Foreign Cars Vastly Preferred

    07/29/2008 8:09:40 PM PDT · 53 of 105
    Bug to VaBthang4
    When I can get 300,000 miles on one car and only 150,000-180,000 on another....which one am I gonna choose.

    My 1986 Accord was great for the first 110K miles. After that, it ate me alive.

    My 1998 Accord was great for the first 125K miles. After that is was a huge money pit. I serviced that car religiously, garaged it and drove it primarily on the freeway.

    That was the last of three Accords. A year ago I went out looking for a Camry, Accord, Mazda, or Nissan. Took a look at the Ford Fusion and the Saturn Aura XR just to placate my Dad. I was shocked how nice the Ford and the Saturn were. Serious cognitive dissonance after years of owning Japanese cars which were better than American cars. It was very difficult to overcome my built-in bias toward American nameplates, but the Aura and the Fusion were such better values that in the end it was an easy decision

    I ended up buying the Aura XR because it blew the Japanese competition away. A comparably equipped Camry was $7K more and I didn't even like it as much as the Aura. It's the best car I've ever owned and it's a blast to drive.

    GM's new models are great cars. Perception hasn't yet caught up to reality.

  • Plunge in CD Sales Shakes Up Big Labels

    05/28/2007 12:29:54 PM PDT · 167 of 216
    Bug to WL-law

    I’ve always felt that the decline of popular music began with the rise of MTV and the music video. From that moment on, the video (and how the band/artist looked) became more important than the song.