Monthly Archives: October 2017

The coming war over smelly fruit

Durian is a fruit grown in Southeast Asia. It emits an odor that resembles a variety of unpleasant odors, but apparently the fruit itself is quite pleasant. The China connection China is considering allowing the import of durian from Malaysia, … Continue reading

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Women are analog, men are digital

Earlier today, I proposed the theory that female brains are analog and men’s brains are digital. This has some connection to the notion that “men are from Mars and women are from Venus”. The thesis is that brains of women … Continue reading

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Without Google

A person online verbalized what many of us see – the person said that Google is their brain and they are mentally helpless without doing a Google Search. Without using a search engine, can you identify this product from the … Continue reading

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President Trump to release JFK files

NY Times coverage The “deep state” is likely very unhappy about this development. Fifty-four years is enough time to shield Camelot from public scrutiny. We need to know if Oliver Stone got the facts right. The baby boomers deserve to … Continue reading

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When Free isn’t free

Google Express has invited me to use its “free” delivery service to get deliveries from Wal-Mart, Target, Costco and several other retailers. In addition, my first delivery will be 20% off! What’s not to like about that? Many of the … Continue reading

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FBI: Bill Clinton accepted bribes from Russia for Uranium

The Hill reports Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion … Continue reading

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Fake news – KRACK

The method to break WPA2 on your wifi connections is real, but the hype (and inevitable radio ads to scare you into identity protection contracts) is not. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KRACK In order to compromise your Wi-Fi connection, the attacker has to be … Continue reading

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Cheap lakefront lots for sale

While I was away, I received a snail mail solicitation to purchase a fabulous lakefront “dockable” lot down in South Carolina for a mere $59,500. Arizona has its oceanfront property, so I expected this was a similar quality opportunity. There … Continue reading

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College radio, Catawba style

It was January 1977 when WNDN-FM (Indian Radio) was launched, spreading its 10 watts over most of the sprawling college campus. The Speech professor did the leg work of applying for the FCC license. The station lasted until at least … Continue reading

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Lexington BBQ

My roommate’s former wife went to Catawba and they lived most of their adult lives in Lexington N.C., the self-proclaimed pork BBQ capital of the world. After the last of the 40th reunion activities were over, we headed for Lexington … Continue reading

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