Monthly Archives: February 2017

TDF On Munich

“According to the report, only a minor percentage of users (between 18% and 28%, based on different applications) had severe issues related to software, which could be solved by migrating these users to Windows and MS Office. Incidentally, 15% of users … Continue reading

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Threats Are Easily Made But Hard To Keep

“American farmers sent $2.4 billion of corn to Mexico in 2015, the most recent year of available data. In 1995, the year after NAFTA became law, corn exports to Mexico were a mere $391 million. Experts say such a bill would … Continue reading

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Trump Lies. Never Forget That

“to give credit where it’s due, it looks like the main reason that stocks have taken off again lately is because Trump has promised to unveil a “phenomenal” tax plan soon.” See Trump isn’t killing the bull market. Here’s whyI would … Continue reading

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Aging Gracefully In Canada

“While governments have money to spend on things such as electric car-charging stations and light rail transit, that spending will do little to benefit seniors.” See Time for seniors to stand up to governmentsI stumbled upon an article written a few … Continue reading

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Small Businesses And Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

““Many of the people that come to plug in and eat tell me they only came to Nauna’s because of the chargers in the parking lot, and that they didn’t know of the restaurant before finding it on their EV … Continue reading

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Magic Bullets Gain Velocity

“Scientists have recruited modified bacteria to help fight cancer, which successfully infiltrated tumors and activated the immune system to kill malignant cells, a new study reports. Tumors size decreased below detectable limits in 11 out of 20 mice that received … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Now Accepted

“It turned out he runs Ubuntu. He’s an amateur photographer, and is proficient with GIMP and darktable. â€œLet me ask you something,” he said. “Do you ever install apps from a terminal? I don’t know if it’s just me, but that … Continue reading

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Lift A Rock – Find Creepy Crawlies

“Myron Ebell is Director of Global Warming and International Environmental Policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a libertarian advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. He is also the chairman of the Cooler Heads Coalition, a loose coalition formed in … Continue reading

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Electra Meccanica Solo EV Prepares For Takeoff

“I have just returned from China, where I toured the future home of our SOLO manufacturing facilities. We will initially use these facilities for mass production of parts — and eventually for complete cars beginning later this year and into … Continue reading

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The Forces Of Evil Still Try To Shut Down LiMux

It’s hard to believe but a dozen years after the decision was made to migrate to GNU/Linux for the IT system of Munich, the dark forces are still trying to reverse the decision. Now, there is a plan afoot to … Continue reading

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Refugees Seek Safety In Manitoba – Should We Build A Wall And Demand Trump Pay For IT? [SARCASM]

“The rising number of people illegally crossing the U.S. border into Manitoba has not escaped the notice of the Department of Homeland Security. Officials in the U.S. say that “informal” networks of family members and friends, rather than criminal profiteers, are … Continue reading

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Working Against Workers

“In his first days as President Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai has aggressively moved to roll back consumer protection regulations created during the Obama presidency. Mr. Pai took a first swipe at net neutrality rules designed … Continue reading

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