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Comment: Re: Well at least they saved the children! (Score 1) 790

Crime show cop so take the question with a grain of salt.

Since you needed the Google tip to get the warrant, if they can't prove it was or wasn't planted, couldn't that kill the chain causing whatever they found on his computer/tablet to be inadmissible?


Comment: Mixture of Bulbs (Score 1) 278

by Bigbutt (#47408403) Attached to: My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

So far none of the Energy Efficient ones have failed. I have a mixture of incandescent and CFLs and am just starting to replace with LEDs for some places in the house.

Kitchen - LED spots in the ceiling. Master Bedroom sconces most recently and ceiling fixtures.
Rooms - CFL for floor lamps that stay on for hours.
Garage, bathroom, outside lights - Incandescent for places that are turned on and off due to quick visits.

Any place where lights are just turned on and off briefly get incandescent bulbs. At least for now. I'll likely replace with LED as I run out. Any place where the lights stay on for a while, like the living room or bedroom got the CFLs. I've been replacing the incandescent bulbs in the small fixtures with brighter LEDs so I can see, like in the MBR. Because the sconces are flush against the wall, there's a limit on how many watts you can put in the fixture. Some warning labels say this is due to the heat put off by the larger watt bulbs. So replacing with cooler and brighter LED bulbs let me brighten a room without the possibility of scorching the wall.


Comment: Re:Problem with proprietary 'free' offerings (Score 4, Interesting) 174

They taught map reading in school? How to read a compass? When/where was this? I learned it in Boy Scouts.

Fortunately us Touring motorcycle riders tend to use paper maps. Unfortunately paper maps are difficult to come by. You have to be a member of AAA to get access to decent maps. Otherwise you're stuck with the Rest Area state maps. Not horrible, I've used them occasionally but they are pretty cheaply printed. Opening the map has it tear at the creases.


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