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Journal Journal: Book Trailer Location

Accidentally found a better location in downtown Knoxville, TN to shoot a little clip for the Time Bomber book trailer and crowd funding video. A tiny bit where I reveal some of the folks I corresponded with on the project, like two of the Weathermen, Peter Coyote (of the Diggers and he is the actor too), and Paul Krassner of the Youth International Party (YIP, the Yippies). The concept for that little snippet is a total ripoff of the Bob Dylan video for "Subterranean Homesick Blues."

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Journal Journal: WikiPedia in Theory vs. Reality

I finally broke down and got a Wiki account so I could change this page which had an error that was driving me nuts.

Among the many viewers were future President Jimmy Carter, who commuted Steen's convictions under his amnesty program for draft resisters, acting to "heal the nation".[5][6][7] Another person watching was David Byrne, composer for the rock band Talking Heads, who wrote the popular song "Life During Wartime" to memorialize the 60 Minutes episode.[8] In the interview with Rather, Steen stated that it "was time for members of Weather Underground Organization to emerge and engage change at the community level in this post-draft, post-Vietnam era." Mark Rudd resurfaced within 60 days and the remainder of the fugitive Weather Underground, including Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers surrendered to authorities over the next 22 months.

I deleted the last sentence that used to read "Steen became the last of the Weathermen to surface in 2012."

How that got in there to begin with is amazing, since the whole page is full of his activities and accomplishments, under his real identity, ever since his sentences were commuted by Carter in 1977.

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Journal Journal: The Truth About Bitcoin

Enjoying this video and it is informative for those, like me, who are new to actually using Bitcoin. I remember a lot of theoretical discussion about similar systems in the past, always found it interesting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=w4HGVJjqDVk
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Journal Journal: Vintage 1970s Battery Powered Calendar Clocks

This might be a question for the long, gray beards out there. I am in the throes of research on a 1970s bank bomber who managed to engineer time bombs with a seven month duration (217 days). He used analogue calendar clocks that had a day and date register. I've had no luck finding possible manufacturers, and the FBI is still withholding details because the bomber is still alive.
Anybody have any ideas besides Westclox?
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Journal Journal: ATT & NSA

If AT&T was not sending so much bandwidth to the NSA, maybe their customer's throughput would be faster than the old AOL dial-up accounts.

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Journal Journal: Just check out this blazing hot throughput!

Using AT&T Uverse is proving to be as swift as having an AOL dial-up account. Just checkout these blazing speeds: http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/2993426810 Two technicians worked on the problem yesterday, one took a new wireless router from the box and replaced the old one. He also replaced the box on the side of the house too. Another replaced something down the street and everything was smoking at around 10Mbps for a couple of hours, then went back to normal (numbers in the link).
This morning I got a call that there was a "network problem" that has been resolved and asked me if my service was back to normal. Well, it was over 10Mbps, until about 2 min. after hanging up the phone, at which time it went back to normal.
On Twitter, something called @ATTCustomerCare likes to answer ATT gripes there, but appears to be a verified bot. At least it gives the botish answers that the ATT people on the phone give. It wanted me to chat on "Liveperson.Net," which does not have ATT in the URL at all, so I went back to the phone.
Does anybody in Knoxville, TN use one of their competitors like Charter? Are they any good?
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Journal Journal: So I have a Journal here?

Hi Journal, this is Steve. I write articles and am working on a couple of books, if you call that work. Speaking of work, finding real work in these parts is a bit difficult, but I shall keep on trying.

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