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Kevan Loy


Hey GOP, You Guys Do Remember It's an Election Year, Right?

Posted on Aug. 24, 2012, 12:28 p.m.

Sen. Stacey Campfield (R), TN:

My understanding is that it is virtually — not completely, but virtually — impossible to contract AIDS through heterosexual sex.

Perhaps you guys should go take a sex education class what with this confusion with legitimate rape non-pregnancy business and straight folk – not completey, but virtually – being immune to AIDS. Shit, on second thought, maybe you should retry college all together (or high school for that matter).


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There's No Open Position for "Denter of the Universe"

Posted on Aug. 23, 2012, 12:27 p.m.

For few months now I have been working for a company doing process improvements and innovations. Not to toot my own horn, but things I've created have rolled out to the entire company already; I'm working on a presentation for next week that will, hopefully, have the same results.

I've been doing this more or less as an independent contractor. When my projects started showing real results ...


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Nick Heer's PR Speak Translation

Posted on Aug. 22, 2012, 12:26 p.m.

Therefore, there is no net neutrality violation.

Boom, check that loophole shit out. Tell me that ain’t clever.

Great AT&T PR speak translation by Nick Heer.

Can't say I'm surprised by all of this; I jumped ship to Verizon last summer before the 4S launch to get their unlimted data plan and avoid the shitty AT&T service in Chicago.

↬ Jim Dalrymple


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Stay Classy Missouri

Posted on Aug. 19, 2012, 12:24 p.m.

Todd Akin, GOP Missouri Senate candidate:

First of all, from what I understand from doctors, (pregnancy from rape) is really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. Akin told KTVI-TV in a clip posted to YouTube by the Democratic super PAC American Bridge.

I wish that was a fucking joke. Go McCaskill; 'nough said.


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Megabus

Posted on Aug. 18, 2012, 12:24 p.m.

I hadn't heard anything more about the Megabus crash(es) until I had a conversation with my father. A quick google search lead me to this Chicago Tribune article by by Jon Hilkevitch from the 17th.

The buses in both incidents were heavily loaded and operating on extremely hot days, two key factors that cause stress on tires, authorities said.

Okay...

A tire on a motorcoach loaded beyond its ...


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White Terrorist Versus Terrorist

Posted on Aug. 14, 2012, 12:22 p.m.

  1. White terrorists are called “gunmen.” What does that even mean? A person with a gun? Wouldn’t that be, like, everyone in the US? Other terrorists are called, like, “terrorists.”
  2. White terrorists are “troubled loners.” Other terrorists are always suspected of being part of a global plot, even when they are obviously troubled loners.

Juan Cole nails it.

Think about it: when you watched or read about the shooting in ...


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Managing Email Realistically

Posted on Aug. 13, 2012, 12:21 p.m.

To effectively manage our email, we have to accept a few basic truths. They’re hard truths, but that only makes them even more valuable. Here they are:

  1. What’s important to other people is not (as) important to you.
  2. You are inherently lazy and egocentric.
  3. Ruthlessness is a hell of a time-saver.

Matt Gammell has some great suggestions for taking care of your huge inbox queue. Truth be told ...


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Insanely Simple

Posted on Aug. 12, 2012, 12:19 p.m.

I don't know what has been going on lately, but I've been feeling particularly uninspired. I haven't been able to write anything worthwhile on TLS, we haven't done a podcast in awhile (or at least one we've put up).

I think part of the problem is that the balance of work to fun in my life is not right: I've been working way too ...


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Missing Mountain Lion Features

Posted on Aug. 12, 2012, 12:13 p.m.

I had no idea Apple had pulled so many features.... There's a couple that trouble me, namely the absence of x11 and Safari's activity window.

Truth be told, I haven't upgraded yet. How's 10.8 holding up for you?


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What I learned While Reading at the Park

Posted on Aug. 11, 2012, 12:18 p.m.

One's ability to process, comprehend and make use of what he is reading is negatively proportional to the number of mostly naked women around him.


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