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Weekend Open Thread
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by Karl Bode 12:39PM Saturday Jul 21 2012
We'd like to know what you're up to this weekend. Can we come over?

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Duramax08
To The Moon
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San Antonio, TX

can you come over?

no.

Rob7

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Re: can you come over?

Karl, your more then welcome, but it's BYOB !!

GadgetsRme
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Canon City, CO

Re: can you come over?

said by Rob7:

Karl, your more then welcome, but it's BYOB !!

You're awfully easy. He can come to my place but it is BMAB (Bring Me A Bottle).
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Karl Bode
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Re: can you come over?

I will be arriving at 4am with a few friends.

GadgetsRme
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Canon City, CO

Re: can you come over?

The wife works tonight so as long as one of your friends is Jack Daniels and you come quiet that's all good. My neighborhood is mostly retired military or prison guards that work at one of the 12 prisons we have around here. Funny noises at night result in people coming out to check it out, most with their hands filled.
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FFH
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Tavistock NJ
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Google rolling out latest Android 4.1 to Nexus S phones

»thenextweb.com/google/2012/07/20···arriers/

According to Google, it is now rolling out Jelly Bean (Android OS 4.1) to Nexus S phones on a few different carriers:

We’ve started rolling out Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, to Nexus S phones on a number of carriers with more to come. Enjoy!
»t.co/yuuDvk6K

I wonder when my Nexus S on Sprint will get it. Sprint is always slow rolling out new versions.
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AnonFTW

@rr.com

Re: Google rolling out latest Android 4.1 to Nexus S phones

Yet my Bionic won't get 4.0 for months to come.

I think I've figured these guys out.

exocet_cm
Free at last, free at last
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New Orleans, LA
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Flying to Glynco, Georgia

Leaving on Sunday for a week. I hate flying (when I'm not in the co-pilot's seat).

N3OGH
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Philly burbs
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Re: Flying to Glynco, Georgia

Training at FLETC?

I got over my dislike of flying as cargo a few years ago. Had my Private Pilot since 1995. Would much rather be in the left seat of a Piper Tomahawk than in coach on a 737.

The view is better.
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exocet_cm
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Re: Flying to Glynco, Georgia

said by N3OGH:

Training at FLETC?

I got over my dislike of flying as cargo a few years ago. Had my Private Pilot since 1995. Would much rather be in the left seat of a Piper Tomahawk than in coach on a 737.

The view is better.

Yeah, FLETC. Never had my pilots license but, since a kid, my family (and in my later years me), always had close friends with planes. Cessna 182 was the plane I frequented.
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N3OGH
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Re: Flying to Glynco, Georgia

Good times.

Some the best memories I hold on to are those of my times in flight training. About 3/4 of the way through I hit a rough patch (about August of 1995) and almost didn't finish. Took a week off from training an decided to come back and finish no matter what. Did a lot of growing up that summer. Decided I wasn't going to quit, no matter what.

I remember doing my "long cross country" from Wilmington DE, to Martinsburg WV, to Rappohanick(SP?), VA to Wilmington Labor Day Weekend 1995. I ended up grounded in Laurel VA for the night due to thunderstorms half way through the flight.

The next morning I woke up, and a cold front had moved through. The morning was clear & crisp. CAVU, not a cloud in the sky and air as smooth as a mountain lake. I made my stop in VA and headed home to ILG over the Chesapeake Bay. Not a cloud in the sky. I sat back in my rented Piper Tomahawk, off the controls and just admired the bay and the landscape below as "Till' I Hear It From You" by the Gin Blossoms ran through my head.

I finished up at ILG a short time later and passed my checkride October 3rd.

I relive that memory over and over again. If there was a moment in time I could transport myself back in time and instantly find myself in, well....

Great times...
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blobawork

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Did a few touch and goes at KDWH. Would love to have the disposable income to pursue it further.

Dave

ixNay
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USA
FLETC

The food is great there!

FFH
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Google has good 2nd qtr despite Motorola losses

Google had a good 2nd qtr due to better mobile ads, despite the usual poor results turned in by Motorola, which they just bought. They were rewarded by a big jump in their stock price on a day when the market as a whole dropped big time.

»apnews.myway.com//article/201207···9O1.html

Investors evidently liked what they saw in the second-quarter numbers. Google shares gained $15.94, or 2.7 percent, to $609 in Thursday's extended trading.

Motorola suffered an operating loss of $233 million on revenue of $1.25 billion during the final 39 days of the second quarter that Google owned the company.

As a whole, Google earned $2.8 billion, or $8.42 per share, during the three months ending in June. That compared with net income of $2.5 billion, or $7.68 per share, last year. The earnings would have been $10.12 per share, if not for Google's accounting costs for employee stock compensation and the Motorola deal.

Revenue climbed 35 percent from last year to $12.2 billion. If not for Motorola, revenue would have increased 21 percent. That would have been Google's slowest rate of revenue growth since the fourth quarter of 2009, when the company was just starting to recover from the Great Recession.


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YukonHawk

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Patterson, NY

Re: Google has good 2nd qtr despite Motorola losses

Remember to plan your work and work your plan.

AnonFTW

@rr.com
Google didn't incorporate Motorola in their report. They were down 1% or so and stumbled over why.

The reason is mobile users don't want ads.

diablo1892
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Friendly, WV

Family identifies 27-year-old victim of Aurora theater shoot

»www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/···-theater

IowaCowboy
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Finally going to add mom and grandma to my Verizon plan

We finally decided to add mom and grandma to my Verizon share everything plan. They are currently paying $135 a month (with Mom's employer discount) to AT&T for two dumb phones (that mom and grandma use) and an unused smartphone that we are going to cancel when the contract expires next month. We figured it would be cheaper to add mom and grandma to my Verizon share everything (at $30 per phone) plan as opposed to them getting a seperate account (which would also add a $40 data charge just to get unlimited minutes). Mom and grandma don't use data (other than mom texting me or MMS photos to her e-mail so she can load them on the computer). The use dumb phones and I have picked out the Samsung Convoy II for both of them since they tend to be tough on phones (the occasional drop and mom works outdoors for the school district as a crossing guard). I also like that the Convoy has large buttons which will be good for Grandma's arthritic hands. My mom currently gets an employer discount but we found it cheaper just to add her and grandma to my plan as we would lose any savings with the data charges on seperate accounts. They are going to give me their $30 each for the phones and I'll pay Verizon since most of the bill is for my gadgets.
chgo_man99

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San Jose, CA

is chicago good market for network admins/analysts

I see to many jobs posted on listing websites from staffing agencies/contractors.

Kommie
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Re: is chicago good market for network admins/analysts

said by chgo_man99:

I see to many jobs posted on listing websites from staffing agencies/contractors.

No, usually large cities are bad. Look for medium size cities.

Anon Name

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FFH
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A poem by an old man

When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value.


Later, when the nurses were going through his meagre possessions, They found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital.

One nurse took her copy to Melbourne. The old man's sole bequest to posterity has since appeared in the Christmas editions of magazines around the country and appearing in mags for Mental Health. A slide presentation has also been made based on his simple, but eloquent, poem.

And this old man, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author of this 'anonymous' poem winging across the Internet.

Cranky Old Man

What do you see nurses? . . .. . .What do you see?
What are you thinking .. . when you're looking at me?
A cranky old man, . . . . . .not very wise,
Uncertain of habit .. . . . . . . .. with faraway eyes?
Who dribbles his food .. . ... . . and makes no reply.
When you say in a loud voice . .'I do wish you'd try!'
Who seems not to notice . . .the things that you do.
And forever is losing . . . . . .. . . A sock or shoe?
Who, resisting or not . . . ... lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding . . . .The long day to fill?
Is that what you're thinking?. .Is that what you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse .you're not looking at me.
I'll tell you who I am . . . . .. As I sit here so still,
As I do at your bidding, .. . . . as I eat at your will.
I'm a small child of Ten . .with a father and mother,
Brothers and sisters .. . . .. . who love one another
A young boy of Sixteen . . . .. with wings on his feet
Dreaming that soon now . . .. . . a lover he'll meet.
A groom soon at Twenty . . . ..my heart gives a leap.
Remembering, the vows .. .. .that I promised to keep.
At Twenty-Five, now . . . . .I have young of my own.
Who need me to guide . . . And a secure happy home.
A man of Thirty . .. . . . . My young now grown fast,
Bound to each other . . .. With ties that should last.
At Forty, my young sons .. .have grown and are gone,
But my woman is beside me . . to see I don't mourn.
At Fifty, once more, .. ...Babies play 'round my knee,
Again, we know children . . . . My loved one and me.
Dark days are upon me . . . . My wife is now dead.
I look at the future ... . . . . I shudder with dread.
For my young are all rearing .. . . young of their own.
And I think of the years . . . And the love that I've known.
I'm now an old man . . . . . . .. and nature is cruel.
It's jest to make old age . . . . . . . look like a fool.
The body, it crumbles .. .. . grace and vigour, depart.
There is now a stone . . . where I once had a heart.
But inside this old carcass . A young man still dwells,
And now and again . . . . . my battered heart swells
I remember the joys . . . . .. . I remember the pain.
And I'm loving and living . . . . . . . life over again.
I think of the years, all too few . . .. gone too fast.
And accept the stark fact . . . that nothing can last.
So open your eyes, people .. . . . .. . . open and see.
Not a cranky old man .
Look closer . . . . see .. .. . .. .... . ME!!

Remember this poem when you next meet an older person who you might brush aside without looking at the young soul within. We will all, one day, be there, too!

PLEASE SHARE THIS POEM (originally written by Dave Griffith)
The best and most beautiful things of this world can't be seen or touched. They must be felt by the heart!
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And yes, I know that this poem in one form or another has been floating around for years and the story with it is probably bogus. But it is a decent poem and raises issues concerning treatment of out old people.
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