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  • Move Silicon Valley to Cleveland

    12/19/2013 9:21:14 PM PST · by Lexinom · 24 replies
    Slate ^ | Matthew Yglesias
    San Francisco is a great American city. And Google is a great American company. But the two are having some trouble getting along. Last week, anti-eviction protestors surrounded one of Google’s private shuttle buses, which transport employees from their urban homes to the company’s suburban campus, and staged a phony incident in which an alleged Googler unleashed his contempt for the city’s lower orders. Then, just in time for the backlash to the anti-Google backlash, prominent local startup CEO Greg Gopman delivered the real deal in the form of a Facebook rant decrying the San Francisco poor as, in essence,...
  • My new AMERICAN-MADE Laptop Computer

    04/12/2013 3:08:16 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 41 replies
    Self | 13 April 2013 | Self
    I've received my Lotus Solstice-15 with upgraded 1080p display. These are built in the USA by a small company in Orlanda called LotusPC. I negotiated a fair deal and received one-on-one help from the owner of the company. He built the machine to our exact specifications, including the absence of an installed OS (for which we were not charged). This PC is of high-quality, on the order of a Panasonic laptop, in the $800-$1000 range. It's extremely solidly built with keypresses not moving the adjacent keys, has a keypad, and even the base i5 CPU screams. Running Ubuntu 12.10.
  • Advice: Need notebook/laptop NOT made in China

    03/03/2013 5:17:13 PM PST · by Lexinom · 104 replies
    Self | 3/3/2013 | Self
    Looking to spend $400-$700 for a decent notebook to be used primarily for software development and graphics. Need some speed and horsepower, and durability. These things typically last me about five years, and this one here (a Sony Vaio) is nearing the end of the line. Brands you'd recommend? Lenovo is highly regarded but very, very Chinese. I'd like to stay away from that. And I hate Apple with a passion. This will be running Linux.
  • The Sacramento Kings' Departure From Hypertaxed California Signals Return Of The Seattle SuperSonics

    01/24/2013 10:39:21 PM PST · by Lexinom · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | 24 January 2013 | Rex Sinquefield
    Fans of the Seattle SuperSonics, the beloved NBA team whisked away to Oklahoma City in 2008, will soon have reason to stand up and cheer. No, the Oklahoma City Thunder isn’t headed back to the Pacific Northwest – but the Sacramento Kings will be calling Seattle home before too long. The resurrection of the SuperSonics has spirits soaring in the Evergreen State. On Monday morning, the Seattle Times reported that a Seattle group helmed by...-- SNIP --...The marginal personal-income tax rate for wealthy Californians – a category under which professional ballplayers almost certainly fall – is a whopping 13.3 percent....
  • Multiple Twitter Users Threaten to Assassinate Mitt Romney: ‘Shoot Him Dead’

    10/08/2012 1:43:31 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 89 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8 October 2012 | Jason Howerton
    The race to the White House can be ugly and cruel, an inconvenient truth that rears its ugly head in U.S. politics every four years. Unfortunately, there will always be those who reserve pure, unadulterated hatred for anyone they disagree with. Nothing displays that fact more clearly than the dozens of horrific death threats made against GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney via Twitter, which were uncovered Sunday night. South Carolina attorney Todd Kincannon, who is also the former executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party, took notice of the intense hatred coming from the left and directed the threatening...
  • Election 2012: Wisconsin Tightens Considerably (O49, R47)

    10/06/2012 5:25:15 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 57 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 6 October 2012 | PPP
    PPP's newest Wisconsin poll finds a big debate bump for Mitt Romney in the state. Two weeks ago he trailed Barack Obama by 7 points there, 52-45. Now he's pulled to within two points, with Obama's lead now just 49-47.
  • Matching Game (Vanity)

    03/21/2012 7:56:32 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 49 replies
    Hello boys and girls! Can you match which house belongs to which of the four GOP candidates?
  • Cain's Website Hacked?

    11/10/2011 12:11:27 AM PST · by Lexinom · 8 replies ^ | 10 November 2011, 12:00 a.m. | Self
    BTW, it looks like Cain's website has been hacked. It looks like one of my websites when it's in the early development phase and I'm testing layout and links. You can add "/index.html" after it and get another half-functional page with several "content not found"s but also with "Truth about 999" and a menu bar that's improperly aligned and doesn't work. It could be they are doing maintenance, but normally one would have a cutover time to upload all the updated content from a development sandbox (test site). Politically, the guy needs his website active - esp. now when so...
  • Chase Hit With SEC Whistleblower Complaint Over Credit Card Practices

    12/17/2010 8:35:01 PM PST · by Lexinom · 15 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Finance ^ | 17 December 2010 | Abigail Field
    Linda Almonte, a former employee of JPMorgan Chase (JPM) who is suing the bank for wrongful termination, has just upped the ante: She has now also filed a whistleblower complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The core allegations add context to her lawsuit, and they charge Chase with grotesque and illegal practices involving its credit card debt processes, including robo-signing. Chase denies her claims. Almonte's allegations are detailed in the Nov. 30 letter sent to the SEC. In the letter, she says: 1. Chase Bank sold to third party debt buyers hundreds of millions of dollars worth of credit...
  • Felon's Fingers in USA (King County ballots)

    11/06/2010 12:30:18 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 18 replies ^ | 13 October 2010 | Bev Harris
    Vote the old fashioned way. Vote at the polling place, allowing plenty of time, and ready to assert your right to use a provisional ballot if your name is not on the list. Vote by mail is second only to Internet voting in the risk it presents to our democracy. Permission to excerpt or reprint granted, with link to For a glimpse into just how slipshod our vote-by-mail controls really are, take a look at how two convicted felons obtained intimate access to the system: The primary architect for current vote-by-mail computer software was Jeffrey Dean, an embezzler who...
  • Hard Data Supporting Fraudulent Activity in Nevada Election - ACTION NEEDED

    11/03/2010 2:03:15 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 128 replies · 1+ views
    <self> | 11/3/2010 | lexinom and Black_Shark
    I put some effort into compiling this data and hope it may help prove, with hard data, that the Nevada "election" was not a one-legal-citizen, one-vote affair. I believe the Angle campaign has a case based on a comparison of the accuracy of polling of other races with that of their own, where the result was well outside the MOE of an aggregate of polls. Off one pull fine. Off seven by a wide margin, not kosher. The first data points (EXHIBIT A) are from a sampling of races and the poll aggregates leading up to election day. The second...
  • Dr Beeke Walking as Active Pilgrims

    09/21/2010 2:40:36 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 2010 | Dr. Joel Beeke
    Dr. Joel Beeke, President of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, speaking in London
  • Negotiator: Zelaya's side accepts Honduran plan

    07/18/2009 6:08:07 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 17 replies · 557+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 18 July 2009 | Diego Mendez and Mark Stevenson
    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – A negotiator for ousted President Manuel Zelaya says his side has accepted in principle the points proposed by a mediator to end the Honduras coup crisis. But negotiator Enrique Flores says the interim government of Roberto Micheletti has rejected the central point of allowing Zelaya to be reinstated, leaving the talks stalemated. Flores says "in principle we accept all the points, to later discuss them in detail." But he says the Honduras' de facto leaders have shown no willingness to accept Zelaya's return, adding that if there is no progress "we will declare the talks...
  • Chavez Plotting Overthrow of Guatemalan President

    07/10/2009 3:27:42 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 25 replies · 1,705+ views
    ElEheraldo ^ | 10 July 2009 | ElHeraldo
    03:13pm Guatemala. El presidente venezolano aseguró hoy que está en marcha un plan para derrocar a su colega guatemalteco Alvaro Colom, que los adversarios de ese gobernante estarían en la búsqueda de militares dispuestos a hacerlo. English translation: Guatemala. The Venezuelan president said today that a plan is underway to overthrow the Guatemalan colleague Alvaro Colom, the opponents of this ruling would be in search of soldiers ready to do so.
  • A Congressional Coup Caucus emerges

    07/07/2009 5:23:01 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 27 replies · 1,000+ views
    UNDispatch ^ | 7 July 2009 | Mark Leon Goldberg
    Support for the coup in Honduras extends beyond the pages of right wing political magazines to the United States Congress. Tomorrow, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Ranking Member Ileana Ros-Lehtinen will host a private meeting for her Republican colleagues with former Honduran President Ricardo Maduro and former Costa Rican Ambassador to the U.S. Jaime Daremblum. According to the invitation, obtained by UN Dispatch, "President Maduro will help to outline the sequence of events leading to the shift in power in Honduras and removal of Manuel Zelaya; provide insight into Honduran constitutional authorities; and discuss how the U.S. can now...
  • McCain counters Obama on Honduras

    07/07/2009 3:31:46 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 61 replies · 1,647+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7 July 2009 | Jordan Fabian
    Speaking about the recent coup in Honduras, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said President Manuel Zelaya clearly “was in violation of his country’s constitution.” McCain made his comments on Twitter this afternoon: Violence and unrest in Honduras & China - we need to continue to stand up for human rights and democracy around the world! I regret the military takeover in Honduras, but it’s clear President Zelaya was in violation of his country’s constitution.
  • Obama Is in Russia, but Honduras Is Where the Action Is

    07/07/2009 12:37:44 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 13 replies · 812+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 7 July 2009 | Dennis Praeger
    July 7, 2009Obama Is in Russia, but Honduras Is Where the Action IsBy Dennis Prager The importance of the summit meeting in Moscow between President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev pales in comparison to the events taking place in Honduras. Whether or not the United States and Russia reduce their nuclear arsenals is ultimately meaningless. But whether Hugo Chavez and Raul Castro are victorious in Honduras or whether the movement toward left-wing authoritarianism is finally defeated in a Latin American country is extremely significant.
  • A Letter from Honduras

    07/05/2009 12:35:27 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 5 replies · 573+ views ^ | 3 July 2009 | Ana Lucía
    A Letter from Honduras Posted on Friday 3 July 2009 Our friend, Ana Lucía Lardizabal de Hawit, 2008 Barista Champion of Honduras, wrote me an email today regarding Ken’s post about the coup in Honduras from a few days ago. Here is what she has to say about the situation from an on-the-ground perspective… photo snagged from S. James on Flickr Hello Sarah. I hope you are well! I am sending a message because I couldn´t figure out how to post a comment on Barista Magazine´s blog! I saw your post regarding the “coup” in our country, and wanted to...
  • Airport of jammed Tegucigalpa of town awaiting Zelaya

    07/04/2009 7:10:25 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 32 replies · 1,624+ views
    aporrea via babelfish ^ | 4 July 2009 | VTV/Yvke
    04 of July 2009. - The endless number of demonstrators caused that the police had to back down and abrir step to them, according to the reports of the special envoys Eduardo Silvera and Ángel Palaces/a.m. of Sunday in support to Zelaya was summoned to a mega marches from the 10 Managing to impose the popular will, a multitudinal march jammed east Saturday the environs of the international airport of Tegucigalpa, to give the welcome to constitutional president Manuel Zelaya, that confirmed its return to the Republic of Honduras for this Sunday. The endless number of demonstrators caused that the...
  • New Honduran Government Seeks to Prove Legitimacy

    07/03/2009 4:57:32 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 11 replies · 464+ views
    Honduras This Week ^ | 6/30/2009 | Oliver J. Dimsdale, Pratheepa Kandaswamy
    In Tegucigalpa, the morning of Monday, June 29 was calm. Shops and businesses were opening as usual, giving little sign of the political upheaval of the previous day. In the early hours of June 28, members of the Honduran military stormed the Presidential House. President Jose Zelaya was evicted from the premises at gunpoint and flown out of the country. As the population began to wake up, many areas were without electricity. The supply was reportedly switched off to prevent Zelaya´s supporters from broadcasting propaganda. Nationwide bus services were canceled for June 28, in an attempt to stop radicals from...
  • Open Letter to Alaska Airlines (vanity)

    06/20/2009 1:26:11 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 45 replies · 1,800+ views
    <self> | 20 June 2009 | <self/vanity>
    Greetings. I had been a loyal Alaska Airlines customer for years. It was my dubious privilege to fly a new 737-800's maiden flight from Seattle to Phoenix in February of 2009. Indeed, few people can say they have flown the maiden flight in a new airliner. Sadly, because I know this likely replaced a MD-80, I will not be flying Alaska again, and will actively seek out airlines that still fly MD-80s, Boeing 727s, and other aircraft that still sound like jets. Some lower-budget airlines, while lacking Alaska's service, still flies such aircraft, and I will gladly sacrifice said service...
  • Urgent Call to Action - Oppose NY Docking Bill

    04/10/2009 11:13:34 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 16 replies · 580+ views
    American Kennel Club ^ | 7 April 2009 | American Kennel Club
    Urgent Call to Action - Oppose NY State Docking Bill [Tuesday, April 07, 2009] New York State Assembly Bill 7218 seeks to make the docking of tails unlawful. The American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Responsible Dog Owners Association of New York both vehemently oppose AB 7218. This bill has been referred to the New York Assembly Agriculture Committee. It is imperative that ALL concerned dog breeders and owners contact the Assembly members listed below and respectfully yet strongly urge them to oppose AB 7218. As written, AB 7218 would: Make all instances of tail docking unlawful, except those deemed...
  • Google "Bamster"

    03/05/2009 11:32:23 PM PST · by Lexinom · 10 replies · 758+ views
    <self> | 5 March 2008 | <self>
    A couple weeks back, I expressed on this forum my curiousity about how jkffjkff is enjoying the man for whom he cast his unquestionably genuine ballot for president. The point was to highlight how little of such obviously fraudulent ACORN activity is is a screen scraper for Google; I highly recommend it. It will return the first page of results. Scroogle (or Google if privacy is no concern to you) "bamster". What might you expect to see? Am I living in a parallel universe or am I not alone in seeing the obvious discepency between this obviously Obamaesque nickname...
  • Wonder what jkff jkff thinks of Obama

    02/18/2009 2:18:19 PM PST · by Lexinom · 9 replies · 469+ views
    <self> | 19 February 2009 | <self>
    It's been difficult to find on Google any information about "Obama vote fraud" or "Obama jkff jkff fake ACORN voters." This is rather unfortunate as I'd be genuinely interested to know what jkff jkff, very kindly registered to vote by ACORN, thinks of the man he voted for for President, and whether he has received the help he so richly deserves. I cannot remember his exact name, and Google is, for some odd inexplicable reason, of zero help in this matter. I heard about him from Sean Hannity prior to the election. If anyone remembers his exact name, and could...
  • Pro-Life Movie Touted for Potential Impact on Election, Abortion Views

    10/26/2008 12:55:23 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 14 replies · 1,244+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | 14 October 2008 | Aaron Leichman
    A pro-life movie, largely produced by over 40 homeschooled students, is being praised for presenting solid legal arguments against the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision while captivating audiences with an engaging storyline that is both entertaining and thought-provoking. “Audience survey card responses were tremendous,” reported Valley Family Forum Director Dean Welty after one of several sold-out preview screenings for the full-length feature “Come What May” in Harrisonburg, Va., and Grants Pass, Ore. “Moviegoers were excited or agitated on both sides because the movie shows in dramatic fashion just how flimsy the legal footing stands for Roe,” he added, according...
  • YouTube Obama vs. McCain video search

    10/08/2008 8:08:08 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 3 replies · 322+ views
    YouTube | 8 October 2008 | YouTube
    McCain search:Obama search:
  • One Reason Banks are Failing

    10/03/2008 8:23:11 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 46 replies · 1,130+ views
    self | 3 October 2008 | Self
    My wife's bank statement: Starting balance 9/8/2008: $2322.75 Debits between 9/8/2008 and 9/18/08: $1753.09 At no point does the balance dip below zero. This is fraudulent activity on the part of the bank itself - bank fraud in the truest sense. There is only ONE gas purchase in this list (possible $75.00 hold). Even assuming a $100.00 hold, that still does not bring the account balance below zero. I will submit to you that this - whatever creative balance shuffling formulae they are using to get to a below-zero balance from these numbers - is a key symptom of the...
  • Rude word added to Wikipedia article on Community Reinvestment Act (cited in Burning House video)

    09/27/2008 9:01:08 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 15 replies · 838+ views
    If you've watched the Burning House synopsis of the housing crisis, you'll note a reference to the Community Reinvestment Act. The Wikipedia article was updated at 3:35 GMT on Sunday September 28 (GMT is PDT+8). The latest change? A rude word added - completely irrelevant to the article. Now, why would this be? To block it via parental control software or services, perhaps? There's an information war going on, folks, and this should be a heads-up! The other side is tech-savvy and committed to hiding information unfavorable to their agenda. Have a look - use the "Compare" feature, with the...
  • New Palin details may help, not hurt

    09/01/2008 8:53:41 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 46 replies · 356+ views
    Politico ^ | 1 September 2008 | CHARLES MAHTESIAN
    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Fishing permit violations. A blue-collar husband who racked up a DUI citation as a 22-year-old. An unmarried teenage daughter who is pregnant and a nasty child custody battle involving a family member. All of this, to one degree or another, has surfaced in recent days as a result of efforts to discredit or undermine Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. But these revelations may have the opposite effect: In one sense, they could reinforce how remarkably unremarkable she is. So far — and it is hard to tell what the future may hold for Palin’s unexpected national candidacy...
  • Unwanted Pregnancy and Ethical Weighting (Bristol Palin vs. Nancy Pelosi)

    09/01/2008 6:08:12 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 6 replies · 155+ views
    9/1/2008 | Me
    Out-of-wedlock pregnancy is a common problem in 21st century American society. I hope to put this problem to expression and examine the relative ethical merits of two possible courses of action in simple mathematical terms. This is by necessity only an extremely rough sketch; it is the overriding idea that counts. For ease of reference, we will refer to these as Action A and Action B. A. Some pregnancies are concealed by removing the object of the pregnancy, as the baby is sucked out of its mother's womb and its body parts sent to a pathology lab. The selling point...
  • Duncan Hunter for President! (Joseph Farah endorsement)

    12/28/2007 4:48:49 PM PST · by Lexinom · 182 replies · 765+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 28 December 2007 | Joseph Farah
    Regular readers of my column know that I have enthusiastically supported Tom Tancredo for president. In fact, two years ago, I personally asked Tancredo to run for president because I feared there would be no Republican candidate offering real solutions to America's crisis with illegal immigration and border security. (snip) I will certainly not follow Tancredo's lead in supporting Romney. Romney is a pretender to the throne. He launched his campaign for the Republican nomination by running contrary to virtually every major position and action he has previously taken in public life.
  • Duncan Hunter on WBT Charlotte 5:00p.m. EST LIVE

    11/30/2007 1:52:59 PM PST · by Lexinom · 54 replies · 44+ views
    WBT AM 1110 ^ | 30 November 2007 | <self>
    Listen live:
  • Across the Board | Duncan Hunter (R)

    11/28/2007 2:06:55 PM PST · by Lexinom · 75 replies · 58+ views ^ | 11/26/2007 | Travis Holland/Vineet Tiruvadi
    Travis Holland: Duncan Hunter is an underdog in the Republican presidential race. He represents mainstream conservative views without the backing of more popular candidates. Hunter views a pullout of Iraq as a retreat in a very real war on terrorism. He advocates using more Iraqi troops in hot zones to replace Americans. Hunter is pro-life and supports bills to create laws defining unborn children as living people. As president, he wouldn't support gay marriage and believes that marriage is an institution that should only be between a man and woman. Duncan Hunter is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment...
  • Holiday Shopping: Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is (vanity)

    11/23/2007 3:44:32 PM PST · by Lexinom · 104 replies · 368+ views
    <self> | 11/23/2007 | <self>
    Holiday Shopping: Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah FRiends! This is the time of year that is special because is engenders the spirit of giving and selflessness of its sacred origins. Each of us, in his or her own way, has a special place in our heart for this joyful time. As we put others' needs and desires first, as we look forward to the expression of surprise and delight on our loved ones' faces as they receive our gifts, as we peruse the ailes, let us consider the economic import of our duty. Some...
  • Why McCain's Collapse Matters

    07/27/2007 12:23:02 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 16 replies · 818+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 26 July 2007 | Michael Hirsch
    July 26, 2007 - In early November 2003, at a time when Fred Dalton Thompson was playing a tough D.A. on "Law and Order," John McCain was cross-examining Donald Rumsfeld for real on Capitol Hill. It was still very early into the U.S. occupation of Iraq, but the as-yet-unacknowledged (by Rummy, that is) insurgency was already out of control. Alone among his fellow GOP senators, McCain blasted Rumsfeld for not putting enough U.S. troops on the ground, and for resorting too soon to "Iraqification"—that is, transferring security to ill-prepared Iraqi forces. In an extraordinarily blunt speech at the Council on...
  • Prayer Request for timer

    07/10/2007 11:12:40 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 102 replies · 14,142+ views
    10 July 2007 | <self>
    Freeper timer has suffered a massive heart attack and could use some prayers. Doctors give him a 50/50 chance of recovery. We hope to be making the long trip to see him this afternoon/evening, the good Lord Willing. Thank you for your prayers. His will be done...
  • Chuck Yeager Endorses Duncan Hunter for President

    12/22/2006 3:39:18 PM PST · by Lexinom · 182 replies · 4,947+ views ^ | 20 December 2006 | Chuck Yeager
    From the desk of Gen. Chuck Yeager: November 20, 2006 To my Fellow Americans, Congressman Duncan Hunter is the best candidate for President of the United States of America that I know - he has integrity, tenacity, courage, and diplomacy. He is intelligent and thoughtful, does his research, and acts on it. I have known Congressman Duncan Hunter for over 35 years. Duncan served his country in the Army and is a Vietnam vet. In Vietnam, he served in one of the most dangerous outfits - the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the 75th Army Rangers.... Chuck Yeager
  • Advice on paid-up creditors who persist in calling

    12/11/2006 8:25:02 PM PST · by Lexinom · 31 replies · 578+ views
    12/11/2006 | <self>
    Need advice on a paid-up creditor who persists in calling many times a day. Total balance owed is around $2,000. $1,000 was paid recently; we are current. The calls continue. I never answer them because it is a waste of time: Whether they call or not will not affect when they get their money, which is usually the amount we can afford each month. We pay as much as we are able each month. This is a violation of our privacy. It is also an impediment to my work (I work at home, in a technical field that requires much...
  • Take Heart, Saves Another Life

    11/09/2006 2:23:42 PM PST · by Lexinom · 9 replies · 405+ views e-mail | 11/9/2006 | Leslie Unruh Saves Another Life! A woman relayed the following story to a few hours ago: While watching the victory party media coverage, a pregnant women who had scheduled an abortion heard the words, "Live baby very, very good. Dead baby very, very bad." She cancelled the abortion! What will God do with this child? Please take to heart the following: Today, South Dakota voters delivered a significant blow to the abortion industry. Forty-four percent of the population voted to uphold Referred Law 6. South Dakotans now know that abortion hurts women, children, men and families. Even the opposition...
  • Looking for old IBM mainframe w/TN3270E support

    10/18/2006 2:55:17 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 12 replies · 351+ views
    <self> | 10/18/2006 | <self>
    Yes I know - not really an appropriate topic for FR, but at least it's in "General/Chat" Internet information on this type of thing is sparse at best. What I need is information on old equipment that has the TN3270 WITH the "Enhanced" (RFC2355) support. Old software suitable for an AS/400 would be even better. At least, if someone could point me in the right direction - somewhere that isn't Microsoft or Webby-oriented - it would be greatly appreciated...

    10/16/2006 6:40:02 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 26 replies · 568+ views
    MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL!!!! The indomitable Bears visit the up-and-coming Cardinals! May the best team win!
  • Converted 747 superfreighter to land in Seattle

    09/16/2006 7:46:46 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 3 replies · 542+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 16 September 2006 | Dominic Gates
    [SNIP] ...Stan Sorscher, a research analyst with the union representing Boeing engineers, fears that Boeing's plan to shift the manufacturing process to its global partners will gut the Puget Sound region's knowledge base of airplane designers and builders. "This will be a very significant test case for globalization, for the outsourcing model," predicted Sorscher. "Aside from making the Japanese formidable competitors, we've made ourselves less formidable." Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief insists not. [/SNIP]
  • Recomendations for Notebook - sturdy construction, no frills

    09/08/2006 11:49:28 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 8 replies · 204+ views
    8 September 2006 | <self>
    Our notebook is our only Internet-capable computer. It is on its last legs because of the power supply. Today I had to physically mutilate the plastic enclosure around the power jack with my Leatherman to get at a loose solder joint. Also, the cord where it enters is becoming quite frayed. Cruising the web, I see lots of info about game perfomance, multimedia, Windows, Dual Core, etc. I don't care about any of that - I'm a mainframe/Windows programmer by profession, and the only other things we do are cruise the web, learn other languages, pay bills, etc. Little I...
  • New Computer - Recommendations

    06/21/2006 11:08:30 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 72 replies · 705+ views
    6/21/2006 | Self
    Our household needs a new computer system. Your ideas/suggestions are appreciated! I realize some of this may not be possible, but here's a list of what we would like: * This computer should boot quickly, in a matter of a few seconds. * This machine should not attempt to "help" with everything, or offer "tours" * This machine should do exactly what I, the user, command it to, immediately, and without trying to help. * No extras should be loaded. * The CPU should be able to last for 20 years or longer, and the drives should be redundant (mirrored)....
  • Prayer Request for Friend (possible divorce)

    06/13/2006 7:49:54 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 18 replies · 382+ views
    13 June 2006 | <self>
    A friend and longtime business associate is facing possible divorce. He has been living away from his wife and her kids because of work. The times he's been home the kids, a boy, 23, and a girl, 19, have treated him with great disrespect and mocked him after he has bought them cars, college educations, and many other nice things. The boy has become a vicious, argumentitive, hateful person (and a flaming environmentalist who has recently "come out of the closet" about his homosexuality). The girl isn't much better. Both are drinking, smoking, doing drugs, and the girl is skipping...
  • Fruit Trees and Pests

    05/18/2006 3:14:34 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 14 replies · 522+ views
    18 May 2006 | <self>
    Boy, I sure hope this ends up in General/Chat and not in Breaking News! We are new homeowners and need some advice on eliminating insect infestations on several (about a dozen) fruit trees, mostly apple and pie cherry. The insects in question are black, about the shape of ladybugs but smaller and with white markings. They are prolific - I killed two in the process of mating. Anyone have any experience in this area? Any advice would be very much appreciated!
  • Death of my baby and death of my soul - PLEASE DON'T DO IT!

    03/13/2006 4:16:44 PM PST · by Lexinom · 10 replies · 397+ views ^ | 12 March 2006 | "Lisa"
    Dear Reader, Each passing moment I think about all these young girls and women queuing at the clinic for an abortion wishing they didn’t have to face such a huge life changing decision, and above all I think about all these little helpless lives that didn’t ask to come in the first place, but once here only ask to be loved. I’m filled with the deepest sadness to think that right now as I’m writing, a woman is either walking in the theatre just seconds away from loosing her child, this defenseless being who is about to be parted away...
  • China blocks online gamers from playing for more than 3 consecutive hours

    08/25/2005 12:07:18 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 23 replies · 544+ views
    Interfax China ^ | 23 August 2005 | Faye Wang
    China blocks online gamers from playing for more than 3 consecutive hours By Faye Wang Shanghai. August 23. INTERFAX-CHINA - The Chinese Government unveiled a new system Tuesday to prevent individuals from playing online games for more than three consecutive hours, which must be installed for every online game in the country. "This timing mechanism can prevent young people from becoming addicted to online games," Kou Xiaowei, Deputy Director of the Audiovisual and Internet Publication Department of the General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP), said during a press conference. The new system, developed under the guidance of the GAPP,...
  • Court rules atheism a religion

    08/20/2005 12:11:11 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 262 replies · 4,538+ views
    A federal court of appeals ruled yesterday Wisconsin prison officials violated an inmate's rights because they did not treat atheism as a religion. "Atheism is [the inmate's] religion, and the group that he wanted to start was religious in nature even though it expressly rejects a belief in a supreme being," the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals said.
  • NARAL site is "anti-choice" (Vanity)

    07/19/2005 9:19:20 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 1 replies · 241+ views ^ | 19 July 2005 | Naral Pro-Choice America
    Sorry for the vanity but I could not resist speaking to this irony: 1) NARAL's web site comes up with a "tell your senator to oppose this three-eyed, twenty-foot-high firebreathing tentacled dragon monster Roberts", calling him "anti-choice". Yet NARAL's page offers no "choice" to change the message one sends to the senator. Pro-choice, eh? 2) The two top words are "Choose Justice". Justice... From NARAL - executing the most innocent of us in the most brutal manner imagineable. Justice. That word coming from them, unbelievable.