Monthly Archives: August 2013

Article: The 17 Designs That Bell Almost Used for the Layout of Telephone Buttons

The 17 Designs That Bell Almost Used for the Layout of Telephone Buttons http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/08/the-17-designs-that-bell-almost-used-for-the-layout-of-telephone-buttons/279237/ Neat blast from the past and tangentially math related.

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Article: Obama’s Affordable Care Act Looking a Bit Unaffordable

Obama’s Affordable Care Act Looking a Bit Unaffordable http://www.nationaljournal.com/domesticpolicy/obama-s-affordable-care-act-looking-a-bit-unaffordable-20130829 I hope my paycheck survives the next couple of years.

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Article: See why Kansas is a scenic bonanza

See why Kansas is a scenic bonanza http://www.kansascity.com/2013/08/27/4440748/see-why-kansas-is-a-scenic-bonanza.html I live in Kansas. This is preaching to the choir. The Flint Hills are a personal favorite.

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Article: World looks much like it did in 1914, on the brink of World War I

World looks much like it did in 1914, on the brink of World War I http://www.kansascity.com/2013/08/27/4440774/obligation-and-opportunity-centennial.html I seem to be drawn to world history a century ago lately.   First Downton Abbey, now Rin-Rin-Tin. Probably time I revisited the museum under … Continue reading

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Article: High Plains Aquifer will be 69 percent depleted in 50 years, K-State study says

High Plains Aquifer will be 69 percent depleted in 50 years, K-State study says http://www.kansascity.com/2013/08/26/4438385/high-plains-aquifer-will-be-69.html I live in Kansas. I try not to water my lawn by planting drought resistant grass and plants.  I don’t try to grow things that … Continue reading

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TV Series Review: Downton Abbey (Season 1) – 4 Stars

Downton Abbey (Season 1) Masterpiece (PBS) 4 out of 5 stars I resisted watching Downton Abbey via my local PBS station, mostly because I rarely tune in to it.  I do not take full advantage of my DVR as I … Continue reading

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Article: For Ballmer, Resistance Was Futile

For Ballmer, Resistance Was Futile http://allthingsd.com/20130823/for-ballmer-resistance-was-futile/ Apropos phrasing as I’ve always thought of M$ as the Borg of our times.

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Article: Lavabit founder: ‘My own tax dollars are being used to spy on me’

Lavabit founder: ‘My own tax dollars are being used to spy on me’ http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/22/lavabit-founder-us-surveillance-snowden I need to track down the blog “Groklaw” because the name immediately popped out at me.

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Article: Rewards?

Rewards? http://www.lemodesittjr.com/2013/08/21/rewards/ I am a living example of decreasing wages despite annual increases, just like this author’s wife.

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Article: US states banned from exporting their trash to China are drowning in plastic

US states banned from exporting their trash to China are drowning in plastic http://qz.com/117151/us-states-banned-from-exporting-their-trash-to-china-are-drowning-in-plastic/ So should I stop buying products that come packaged in plastic?   I thought I was doing the right thing by recycling.  Heck, last year my municipality … Continue reading

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