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Business

Letter to ING Direct from a NetBank Customer

Dear ING Direct, You recently took over my personal and corporate banking business when you acquired the assets of failed NetBank. Thank you! I experienced no interruption in the use of my various accounts and cards. You (or was it the FDIC?) provided an invaluable service. I Can Keep my Accounts Indefinitely I called you […]

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Politics

Ron Paul: One of the Least Flawed

Daniel Miessler would have us believe that Ron Paul is Seriously Flawed as a Candidate; We’re Just So in Love With Him That We’re Not Paying Attention. Well I am paying attention and Dr. Ron Paul is one of the least flawed presidential candidates in the 2008 race. Here’s why: Here’s why Ron Paul is […]

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Opinion

Peaceful Citizen’s Leg Broken by Capitol Police

Today, while peacefully waiting his turn to enter the Senate Petraeus hearings, a citizen was tackled by Capitol Police, reportedly resulting in a broken leg. No appearance of violence The police would not let this citizen enter the hearings. The citizen refused to bow his head and go on his merry way. The citizen gave […]

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Opinion

Released Rapist Relegated to Riverbed

A released sex offender is living in a riverbed because landlords don’t want him and a recent law prohibits him from living near schools, parks or beaches. Once released from prison, a person has paid their debt I’m no fan of rapists, child molesters or other criminals but let’s be smart about this. Once released […]

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Opinion

85-Year-Old Marine Vet of 3 Wars Screwed over by the Veterans Administration

An 85-year-old Marine vet of 3 wars is being screwed over by the Veterans Administration. He served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam, can’t hear and has all kinds of medical problems. The Marines released him with a 100% disability rating. The VA tricked him But the VA tricked him into signing off on only a […]

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Opinion

Listen Empathically to Your Books

I enjoyed reading How to Get the Most Out of Your Books by Donald Latumahina this morning. But the following statement jolted me: “…the goal of reading books is getting actionable ideas.” This could be a goal for some books, for example, how-to or some self-improvement books, but it would be a travesty to apply […]

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Unix

The Fix for those Silly FreeBSD PHP Ports PHP_AUTOCONF Errors

If you’ve also been running into those PHP_AUTOCONF errors when trying to build php modules on FreeBSD, then you’ll be interested in this. The following two commands fixed the problem for me: ln -s /usr/local/bin/autoheader-2.59 /usr/local/bin/autoheader259 ln -s /usr/local/bin/autoconf-2.59 /usr/local/bin/autoconf259 The error message I was getting is as follows: Cannot find autoconf. Please check your […]

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Opinion

Three Reasons Why I’m Switching from Mac to Ubuntu

The rage these days is to switch to the Mac, so you may find it strange for someone to voluntarily switch from Mac to Linux. But I am and below are my reasons. I’ve been using Macs for 21 years I’ve been using Macs for 21 years. I learned to use computers with the first […]

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Unix

How to Backup your Gmail or Google Apps Account Daily

This howto provides a simple process for painlessly keeping a backup of all your Gmail or Google Apps emails for a single account.

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Opinion

Saddam Hussein: Killing a Killer Makes Two Wrongs and Zero Rights

Saddam Hussein may have been Satan himself, but what have the US and the new Iraqi regime proven by executing him?