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Diesel fumes cause cancer (and brake dust isn't exactly healthy, either)

I’d like to file this under “DUH”.  Did anyone think diesel fumes were good for them?  

Feb 6

Reactions to Gruber: For fun, Gruber, on Wintel sales lagging: Ding-dong, the Wintel witch...

johngruber:

For fun, Gruber, on Wintel sales lagging:

Ding-dong, the Wintel witch is starting to slowly wither away.

What I like the most about this cheerleading, that Apple’s PC sales went up 20% and overall PC sales went down ~9%, is reading this chart:

Apple sold 356k more PCs than last…

Reactions to Gruber: Marketing: the Villain

johngruber:

Search Amazon for “iPad” and the top result is this “Compare iPad 2 vs. Kindle Fire” promotional page.

God, and when I go to the grocery store or go to buy OTC medications, even those assholes at the store have the nerve to pull shit like this!

They actually tell you, right on…

I bet if Apple allowed applications that competed with their own they’d do this. But alas they don’t, even if you had the idea first.

xkcd: Money Chart

This chart is nuts.  And somewhat appalling in the statistics it reveals.  

Fresh Air from WHYY : NPR

Astonished!  I remember this the Rolling Stones article going around, but never read it.  I’ll have to remedy that.  How do we let politicians get away with this?  How many politicians fall under the 1% and benefit from the low tax rate on the capital gains?  

http://simplecharts.tumblr.com/post/12608546967/michigans-matts-safe-school-law

http://temes.wordpress.com/2011/10/27/apple-television-qa/

I don’t think I’d buy a tv with no inputs. If Apple came up with a cable management solution…

Aug 3
sunfoundation:

Q. and A. on the Debt Ceiling

For a time it seemed safe for many people going about their summers to try to ignore the debt ceiling drama playing out in Washington. If Wall Street had not seemed overly  concerned that the United States was headed toward default, why should  anyone else worry? And there is the long history of crying wolf in  Washington: in April everyone finally got up to speed on the threatened  shutdown of the federal government just in time to see it averted by an  11th-hour deal.

sunfoundation:

Q. and A. on the Debt Ceiling

For a time it seemed safe for many people going about their summers to try to ignore the debt ceiling drama playing out in Washington. If Wall Street had not seemed overly concerned that the United States was headed toward default, why should anyone else worry? And there is the long history of crying wolf in Washington: in April everyone finally got up to speed on the threatened shutdown of the federal government just in time to see it averted by an 11th-hour deal.

Didn’t Congress get mad at Bush for the same thing?

House rebukes Obama over Libya (but maintains funding) : http://usat.ly/iQkIAQ

i make shiny things: Not cool Urban Outfitters, not cool.

imakeshinythings:

One of my lovely customers sent me a message today with this link.

And here is my United/World of Love line:

My heart sank a little bit. The World/United States of Love line that I created is one of the reasons that I was able to quit my full-time job. They even stole the item…

Oil Subsidies Repeal Blocked By Industry-Bankrolled Senators (CHART)

Who says you can’t buy politicians? Not only should they cut oil subsidies, but coal, auto, farm, etc etc, etc.

pbagwl:

Just made a simple description of popular free software licenses

pbagwl:

Just made a simple description of popular free software licenses

Sorry… Republican’s are now touting the Democratic line?

Republican address: Gas prices are Obama’s fault http://usat.me/168244

Pretty sure that Republicans do the exact opposite of what this guy says. Is he sure he is Republican?

Students protest Rick Snyder commencement address

I’m not a fan of protesting, but the big nerd needs to hear that he is an idiot.

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn - Yahoo! News Photos

Really?  I can only assume she will also support cutting Representatives pay and benefits as well.  I mean it will save money.  And they should get what the average American does for healthcare.  No better and only while in office.