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    @johngordon there may be more than one technique and the cheap one only needs you key to be in a faraday cage to keep secure. Actually stands to reason a manufacturer provides a way to open your car if you have lost your electronic key.
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      @clarkgoble Just tried to read an article on renewed interest in RAS genes and cancer...abandoned approach after many drugs based on a slight misunderstanding of its function failed in human trials...why aren't more aware of how hard this work is?
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        @jdscolam Thanks...now that I have a decent connection, I will check in on Mondays.
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          @clarkgoble I agree there is credulous, sloppy, sensational and perhaps in some cases, undisclosed promotional motivations in the write-ups. I always go for the link to the original publication of a study ...tend to ignore a story if no such link appears.
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            @clarkgoble my respect for Oz goes up a notch. I would like to see consumers take more responsibility...caveat emptor was never bad advice. a good education is the best defense against a shoddy claim.
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              @variablepulserate I am in awe and very grateful...you have put in many hours that I am now spared. I will start with a look at Manjaro as I am likely to be adding packages. Thanks.
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                well, this article [www.howtogeek.com] warned me away from some hdw features and named some happy laptops...but that is not good enough.
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                  ADVICE SOUGHT: I have some middle aged laptops issued with windows 7 or 8...what is a linux distro that installs reliably on 2+ year old AMD or Intel HP products? not same question as "which laptop is best for linux?" for which answers abound.
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                    I use google map satellite view extensively for evaluating parcels of land. Today, a weird new behavior at 20 and 50 foot resolution: Google is trying to make the tree tops exhibit parallax when you slowly pan. Hi-rez view useless for image match.
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                      @fields but then it would be right at least one day every 4 years, once a year more typically...I don't put put up identifying info on FB profiles or other social media because those little factoids make it easier for nefarious others to impersonate me.
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                        @literary how did that state arise? have you learned so much that you finally see the assignment of meanings to facts is an arbitrary if compulsive practice of most humans? or is it more like depression or just not caring any more?
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                          @pme #randomwordoftheday also widdershins among the pagans who mind how they circle. and thanks...now I have fine word when I want to say a product or workmanship is cheesy.
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                            @pme oh. just noticed that I miss your "word of the day" feature.
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                              @doctorlinguist if its not being streamed, which you could capture, there is a low tech way: get a timer and an OLD cassette player than can record from broadcast...but it has to have mechanical record buttons...press record and put it on a timer.
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                                @jdscolam I walked away from it all at 60...I just write enough python to remember how ...your plan B is not about "what if I can't get another job", it should be about "I have not had a life".
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                                  but is it [alpha.app.net] more efficient than gas law refrigeration? — photos.app.net/57406642/1
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                                    @johngordon interesting. the corruption label is what always stuck with me....A great soldier can lead other soldiers but hardly make a dent in perverse and self-interested creatures of politics.
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                                      @bdfortin Wikipedia tells me I have been running on urban legend and GBS was not the originator but William Ollier...we all should learn something every day.
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                                        @johngordon wow. At the point where the two lines diverged: Dot Com crumbled a little later. Clinton still prez but mired in Republican posse-congress obstruction...what laws or regulatory changes kicked in at that date????