RANT: 2200 MacBook Airs


Owensboro, Kentucky students to receive 2200 MacBook Airs
by Chris Rawson
Jul 27th 2011 at 8:00PM

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Man, talk about lucky in Kentucky. Students and staff in the Owensboro, Kentucky district will all be issued Apple’s newest ultraportable MacBook Air thanks to US$5 million in stimulus funding, Electronista reports.

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Ya gotta be kidding me!


Why am I paying for that? Why are you paying for that? Why is ANY one paying for that?

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POLITICAL: The cost of the Death Penalty in NJ


July 25th, 2011 at 7:25 am
11 stunning facts about the American prison system
in: Analysis, Latest Trend, Science & Technology News

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Some prisoners cost more. It costs New Jersey $253 million every year to house just its death row prisoners — $11 million apiece

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Here’s a good reason to eliminate the Death Penalty.

It’s immoral, inefficient, and ineffective.

We can save 253 M$ to start.

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SERVICE: “The Cloud” is undependable


Vol. 1, #79 – Jul 26, 2011 – Issue #489
Burned by the Cloud

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Well, it turns out a company doesn’t even have to fail for you to suddenly lose everything you entrusted to it. This week ZDNet blogger Ed Bott tweeted the URL to the story of a former enthusiastic Google advocate and evangelist who, for reasons unknown to him, one day woke up to find his Google account shut down. The post is a long one, but the gist of it was that he had gone “all in” with Google because he considered it a trustworthy company: he consolidated all his mail to one Gmail account, had all his photos, voice mail, Google Reader articles, contacts, docs and calendar on Google services. He lost saved maps, travel history, medical records and a blogger account. You can read the whole sad tale here:


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The “cloud” can leave one high and dry.

I’ll be going back over my SOPs for exposure.

I’m not a cloud fan already because one can NOT always have access to the inet. Even if you’ve bought and paid for it. The ISP have no duty to supply service. Forget what they say in the ads. If you have it great; if not, too bad.

This just reinforces the concern over the availability issues.

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SAD: I wonder what makes someone do this


20 July 2011 Last updated at 10:02 ET
Bond actress Angela Scoular died drinking acid cleaner

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A Bond girl actress who had suffered from bowel cancer ended her life by drinking drain cleaner, Westminster

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Hard to imagine what was going through her mind.

Warning sign after warning sign. Where were her friends and family?

I’ve only one person who committed suicide. Every time I read of one, I think of him. I wasn’t that close to him but I was still stunned.

Donna Nobis Pacem

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