Baby clothes

Friday, August 11, 2017

… … What genius decided to put snaps on a baby's onesie? The same genius who thought a neck to toe zipper was a good idea? Idiots! (With apologies to all the idiots out there.)

INTERESTING: Bermuda Triangle’s new “island”

Monday, July 10, 2017


Mystery of Bermuda Triangle deepens as ‘dangerous’ mile-long island suddenly forms in middle of Atlantic Ocean
Experts have warned visitors to stay away as the rip tide is ‘incredibly strong’ and the waters are infested with 5ft long sharks
12:39, 30 JUN 2017UPDATED18:25, 30 JUN 2017

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A mystery island that has been branded ‘dangerous’ has suddenly formed in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle.

The crescent-shaped mile-long island off the tip of Cape Point in Buxton, North Carolina, began rising from the sea in Spring.

Surrounding the waters of the so-called Devil’s Triangle, the sandbank has been dubbed Shelly Island by locals because of the vast quantities of shells which litter the shore, Virginian Pilot reported .

The new island measures around one-mile long and more than 400 feet wide.

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Not sure what the definition of an “island” is, but this is “something”.

The “triangle” is an interesting phenomenon that we don’t seem to understand?

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WSJ: Need to cut Mammoths down to size

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Trump Team Proposes Broad Rethink of Financial Rulebook

The Trump administration proposed a wide-ranging rethink of the rules governing the U.S. financial sector in a report that makes scores of recommendations that have been on the banking industry’s wish list for years.

The report, described in a summary provided by the Treasury Department on Monday, gives the most detailed roadmap yet for President Donald Trump’s promise to revisit a wave of regulations put in place after the last financial crisis, affecting activities from mortgage lending to Wall Street trading.

If Mr. Trump’s regulatory appointees eventually implement them, the recommendations would neuter or pare back restrictions from the Obama administration, which argued the rules were necessary to guard against excessive risk taking and a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis.

Personally I’d like to see a rule that limits a “corporation” to a maximum size. THe only way I can think of it is that balance sheets should be limited to some number of digits. Maybe $999,999,999?

Over that size and it has to divide into smaller units with no interlocking parts.

The Gooferment did it to the Bell System. Why not Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netfix, and Google?

Seems like a good idea to me?


VOCABULARY: “Tender Vittles Retirement Plan”

Thursday, June 22, 2017

MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017
Investigator Who Exposed Madoff Fraud Reports New Boston Transit Authority Fraud

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“Tender Vittles retirement plan,” meaning (sarcastically) that its participants would be eating cat food.

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So sad.

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POLITICAL: A “Mother’s Day” blog post remembered

Sunday, May 14, 2017

RANT: Mother’s Day; Mothers, globally, end all wars now

Sunday, May 8, 2011

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Not very nice. But then neither are all these Mothers’ sons and daughters dying for the whims of politicians and bureaucrats!

What better way to celebrate Mothers’ Day?

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Here’s a re-cycled post that STILL makes me crazy.

Why can’t we have peace?

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RANT: I spend 30 minutes … …

Thursday, May 11, 2017

… … connecting to TWC / SPECTRUM online. Fighting thru their authentication mechanism to watch Jeopardy away from “their network” and this is what I get.

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VOCABULARY: The word “internet”?

Monday, May 1, 2017

Joseph DePaola
Managing Partner & President: BizShifts (

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Should the word ‘internet’ be spelled with– a small ‘i’ (internet) or a capital ‘I’ (Internet)…?Internet Exceptionalism or Not– internet (small ‘i’) vs. Internet (Capital ‘I’): To Capitalize or Not… Who Decides? 

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I just spell it “inet”. But then I spell “yesterday” as “yday”. Us fat old white guy injineers ain’t so good on spelling anyway.

Now when it comes to “intranet” (i.e., implying a bounded internet within an organization), unless it is air gapped with private address that are non-routable1, one must assume that they will “leak”. Hence, if you mean “intranet”, spell it out and footnote how you ensure it does NOT leak.

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The private address segments ( –, –, – are commonly referred to as “non-routable” addresses.

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