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Comment: Re:US: Welcome to the present (Score 1) 448

by tquasar (#49084317) Attached to: Credit Card Fraud Could Peak In 2015 As the US Moves To EMV
Faraday Wallet I have one, it's woven from stainless steel http://www.amazon.com/Stewart-... I worked for a local city government and knew the man who worked on all the police and other radios. His workplace was a 20X20X20 shielded, grounded cage. He was smart and enjoyed his work. It's spelled yeah.

Comment: A Navy Town (Score 1) 164

by tquasar (#49061701) Attached to: Researcher Developing Tattoo Removal Cream
I live near San Diego and a friend Rick was from New York City. His idea of going out was to visit the downtown area to have a drink and see the city sights. We stopped in a tattoo place and watched some young navy men getting tats. It was interesting to watch the process but I think people who are heavily tatted have some serious mental problems.

Comment: Fare Thee Well (Score 1) 314

by tquasar (#48824037) Attached to: Radio Shack Reported To Be Ready for Bankruptcy Filing
I shopped there, the staff were helpful and knew about tech info before it was called tech. I bought a build it yourself metal detector there and found a four barrel Sharps derringer buried in a local park. Web shopping has killed many stores, I support local business owners. http://www.nramuseum.org/guns/...

Comment: Good Cops (Score 1) 219

by tquasar (#48781585) Attached to: LAPD Orders Body Cams That Will Start Recording When Police Use Tasers
When I was in the thirteenth grade I enrolled in Crim 110, the entry level class for cops. I needed a class to fill up my schedule to be a full-time student and met two people who became cops. One a California Highway Patrol officer, the other a San Diego Sheriff. The instructor was a retired police officer who shared many tales about his work. My car broke down when I was driving home from a friend's house and Tom the CHP officer stopped behind me, gave me a ride home, and called for a tow truck to .take my vehicle to my house. .

Comment: Toilet to Tap (Score 1) 245

by tquasar (#48754055) Attached to: Bill Gates Endorses Water From Human Waste
The City of San Diego operated a pilot plant in Mission Valley near Jack Murphy Stadium to process wastewater into drinking water. It worked. I was a Water Plant Operator and know the process is safe when waste plant operators follow the proper procedures. The water produced was just returned to a sewer line 'cause it wasn't allowed to be used for drinking. A local news guy did a feature about the plant and took a drink from a gallon jug of recycled water. All hell broke loose. The State officials went crazy! Another pilot plant used chlorine and UV to disinfect water. That worked, the water lab sampled and tested three times/day.

Comment: Very Loud (Score 1) 300

by tquasar (#48742227) Attached to: Why We're Not Going To See Sub-orbital Airliners
I saw a Concorde at a air show. The plane was two or three hundred meters away and facing me taxiing to the runway. The noise was amazing, I could feel it as much as I heard it. When it turned to begin the roll out to take off the sound was deafening. Brown Field is a small general aviation airport and the pilot must have had to go full throttle to get up to speed. There's a mountain to the east of the runway. From The LATimes " A business jet carrying a two-person crew and eight members of country singer Reba McEntires entourage crashed into a mountain near the U.S.-Mexico border Saturday morning, killing all 10 people on board.". I worked nearby and the crash site was visible for years. RIP.

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