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A Friday “Flash”

(That is a reference to the “Golden Age” of radio..)

A few quickies for this fine Friday:

* Sometimes, you just got to laugh. Like I did when I saw this newsletter’s headline..

Which is quite contrary to what I hear as the “word on the street”. But.. Maybe.. it’s true if you compare it to the other job types currently available.. (Think “McJob”).

* And sometimes, you just gotter cry. Did you notice the headline under the highlighted one? $110 BILLION? Well, you should know: the year before that too, and the year before that too, and the year before that too, and the year before that too…
I am aware of only one Congressperson who has recognized the fact. We are in the largest transfer of wealth by crime in History. And it is a “National Emergency”.

* Kallyfornyah has had a “hands free” law for some time now. It is illegal to text while driving, and has been for a while.
Yesterday, on a rather short drive, I could have issued two dozen tickets without trying.

* Microsoft is running television ads for Internet Explorer 9.

High budget. Lots of special effects. Not cheap.


IE is free. It comes with Windows… (I mean, you do not have to do anything to get it. You already have it!)

Why is it SO important to these companies to get you to use their browser, and install their toolbars?

Why, the better to see you with.



Life as usual.


Today’s quote:Only in Britain could it be thought a defect to be ‘too clever by half.’ The probability is that too many people are too stupid by three-quarters.” ~ John Major

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September 7, 2012 Posted by | advice, computers, Internet, tech | 7 Comments