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Comment: Re:Ok (Score 4, Insightful) 187

by desertfool (#46272735) Attached to: Krugman: Say No To Comcast Acquisition of Time Warner

Time to kill my Karma....

I was living in Arizona at the time of the rolling blackouts in California. I remember newspaper stories about how APS and TEP (Arizona power companies) were planning to build power lines to northern Mexico to sell their excess power. Now, I don't know what power lines existed between Arizona and California at the time, but I would assume 2 big power companies with excess power (to the point they wanted to build lines across the border!) would have been able to add power to southern California.

Comment: Re:Probably too many. (Score 1) 363

by desertfool (#43478163) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Magazines Do You Still Read?

You know, about 2 years ago I got rid of all the old copies I had. I didn't go back and 'reference' them. I just kept them. I figure they guys that pick up the recyclables thought they got a jackpot. Only have 1 or 2 on hand at a time. Anyway, this isn't Usenet in '95. You can get much more in 5 minutes of searching if you try.

Comment: Re:The Economist (Score 1) 363

by desertfool (#43477515) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Magazines Do You Still Read?

Down thread I list The Economist as well. I discovered early on that I can't get through it cover to cover in a week. I wish I had the time to read all of it every week. But, damn, it is the best of all the ones I read. It may be expensive but it is worth every cent. It is one that I and Mrs. Fool will not give up.

Comment: Probably too many. (Score 1) 363

by desertfool (#43477483) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Magazines Do You Still Read?

1) The Economist. Gotta read that each week because the news in the US is too US focused.
2) Playboy. Had a subscription since '89. Don't judge me.
3) Wired. It's a good read.
4) Fast Company. It was insanely cheap. Now I know why.

Mrs. Fool gets "Good Housekeeping" and "Midwest Living".
The little Fool gets "American Girl" and "National Geographic Kids".

Sure, lots of dead trees, but you can't spend 100% in front of a screen.

Comment: THANK GOODNESS! (Score 1) 251

This is a HUGE blessing. I have been working for a company that uses an offshore outsourcer for quite a few years. They suck the brains of the "re-badged" US employees, then let them go, then bring in kids from offshore to perform their jobs. This needs to stop. /sorry, but bitter. //seen too many good people lose their jobs then be replaced by people with no experience. ///this isn't enough.

Ma Bell is a mean mother!