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    @johngordon got so annoyed at iTunes shooting holes in my library that I installed the Amazon MP3 app. Spent over 24 hours doing "delete download" in iTunes and re-downloading to fill in missing tracks. Doubt apple gives a damn.
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      @cgiffard in the US, such neglect is forced on people in low income brackets...and then the costs are socialized and all involved complain and swear the system must be fixed...but its already the result of fixes almost as bad as those proposed.
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        @feorlen visited Boulder for 5 years [jr. was in grad school] and never rented a car. RTD really work for that destination from DIA and then got around by bike. Denver not so small but yeah, skip the airport pick-up.
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          @johngordon the help pages for my credit card account gave me no help...I am faking the monthly alignment by consing up my own statements via date parameters in the "view recent transactions"...a total PITA. this is too simple.
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            so I could go by "1mhz" but, no. Present occupation involves replacing fossil fuels with ultra-clean biomass combustion, hence "prometheus".
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              @33mhz well, when I was a few years into my career, I wondered into a room at my 4th employer and found a prototype VAX, with 51/4 in floppy, noisy fans for air cooling and a 1mhz "CPU" spread all over a bunch of 19 inch racks of printed circuit boards...
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                @33mhz thanks, nice to be here. Time for me to wonder how you chose your <username>. The clock speed of a processor you still own or operate...or that you entered the tech neighborhood in the 80486 era ... or?.
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                  Hi. Yeah, I am still here. You are still here. I still love getting a straight shot of communication with no ads. Media as a fun-house mirror of the social and political world I inhabit is still a drag, if not downright toxic. Quietly listening now.
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                    @mcdemarco watching. I read so much more than I write here. I killed a busy FB account because life is too short to waste it gratifying yourself with commenting. The loss I will mind is 1st the original sources and 2nd, the informed commenting I follow.
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                      @clarkgoble @johngordon is there a time where the rise of the uninformed began? We have always had such voters but were they always so influential?
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                        @johngordon @clarkgoble Until wealth, in the person of corporations or in persons, stops having the right to vote, HRC is the kind of Democrat that will be bought for us. I still wonder at Cruz,Trump,Walker appeal: who bought them? Bernie vs lesser evil.
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                          am tossing a lifetimes worth of books and just now find "Bobos in Paradise". I seem to remember my disagreements with Brooks better than I remember the way he imagined the accomplished vanities of a new elite...funny guy but still wrong in 2000.
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                            ewwww. Sounds like the changes in his method of getting the pulse [since he is less interested in getting at the needs or notions of justice] of American political sentiment would bring him to a Ted Nugent concert. Still, Brooks' eyes are open.
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                              @johngordon will read. Often strikes me as mealy mouthed equivocating apologist on a range of subjects...but not stupid.
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                                @skematica 600GB/month? I will just keep lugging my thumb drives around with me....but congratulations.
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                                  @johngordon erosion of middle class usually held to begin circa Reagan...but did it even slow down during Clinton administration? I should have number but here is a chart [www.pewresearch.org]
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                                    @johngordon I left AT&T but forgot to even try to get my Moto G LTE unlocked. Don't know if they will do it for me now and Gazelle won't touch it Yes, cheap to acquire but now a paperweight that has photos in it.
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                                      @laurafisher Durant knew why history was so boring.