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Comment "both sides of the aisle" is a political statement (Score 1) 388

The phrase "both sides of the aisle" is itself a political statement, and a bullshit one at that. The majority of the US are independent voters. The "first past the post" voting system is allowing this duopoly and false dichotomy to keep gasping for air. We need real chances for other parties and a real representational voting system to allow that. I support approve/disapprove voting.

Comment Re:Only a penny a page, duplex? (Score 1) 5

I'll be better able to figure it when the cartridge is empty. The savings come from not having to pay eight or ten bucks for copies that I'm proofreading.

They're already online as free e-books, HTML, and PDF, with printed copies available at a price.

Comment Cataracts and Suse (Score 1) 6

IIRC you're Canadian (if in the US you'll need insurance) and should be able to get CrystaLens implants for an extra $2,000. They cure nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and cataracts.

I ran Suse back in 2003 and liked it, but moved to Mandrake because my TV didn;t like it; I was using the TV as a monitor with an S-video cable. Still trying to find a distro that will run on an old Gateway laptop.

Comment Re:CTR was NEVER a good metric (Score 3, Insightful) 129

Time spent on a page or how deeply I scroll down an article is no indication of how likely that corporation is to separate me from some of my money.

I think the advertisers would disagree with you on that. A big goal of advertising is simple brand-recognition. The longer they can keep their brand in front of your eyes, the better. I believe that they believe this works.

Comment Re:FCC can't help ... (Score 1) 209

Oh, we really need Portillo's down here. Or at least Munchies. In the meantime, http://houston.eater.com/maps/... has some recommendations. For what it's worth, the JCI on Hollister off 290 and the one on SH-6 out in Copperfield have never put barbecue sauce on my Chicago dog. Sonic has a reasonable facsimile, too, minus the bun of course.

Comment Re:Only a penny a page, duplex? (Score 1) 5

I based the estimate on $5o for a cartridge that prints an average of 3,000 pages. A color laser would be nice, but as you say, far more expensive both in up-front costs and toner. And changing toner in a color printer is a PITA, at least the ones at work were.

Comment Re:FCC can't help ... (Score 1) 209

I actually moved down here from downstate - the Quincy / Springfield area - about six years ago. I used to travel to Chicago regularly for business and pleasure. My girlfriend just moved down from the northwest 'burbs about two and a half years ago. She's from the Rolling Meadows / Arlington Heights area. She's a Cubs and especially a Blackhawks fan. I'm a Cards, Chiefs, and Blackhawks fan.

There's a Gino's East up around Spring / The Woodlands. Groupon has a $30 for $16 deal for it right now. It's not quite the same, but it's much closer than anyone else down here. There are some other decent deep dish places, but most of them don't get the cheese/crust layer just right and don't use any corn meal in the crust.

I work with some Chicago transplants, too. I can probably ask around about whether anyone's found something close to Giordano's.

Comment Re:Death To All Jews (Score 2) 920

Be careful, the same people who think www.breitbart.com is run by neo-Nazi also think it's perfectly OK for Gawker to out an homosexual CEO, or publish wrestling star illegal sex-tape... under the idea of "freedom of the press". Go figure.

Having an opinion about Breitbart's content does not necessarily mean someone is against "freedom of the press." If somebody called for Breibart to be shut down because of the garbage they crank out, that would be another issue. Nobody's saying Breitbart should be silenced, just ignored.

Comment Re:FCC can't help ... (Score 1) 209

Here in Houston we can still get the Blackhawks audio on the WGN app, thankfully. We can't get it on broadcast unless it's something like the Wednesday Night Rivalry. The NHL app is blacked out if they're playing the Stars, as if Dallas is local to Houston or Houston TV would carry a Dallas game by choice.

I used to sometimes listen to Spurs games back in central Illinois as long as they were night games. WOAI 1200 AM carries quite far after dark.

Mostly I use the radio to listen to KUHF, but sometimes I'll flip over to KKHH or something on the way home from the office.

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