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Submission + - NextLight Internet Service Fastest In US

Greyfox writes: According to this Times Call story, Longmont Colorado's municipal NextLight service is the fastest in the US, beating Google Fiber and Washington-based iFiber Communications. Just one more reason to move to Colorado (Also: Gay marriage is legal and you can grow your own pot.)

Submission + - Harold Camping: World to End Friday (npr.org) 1

Greyfox writes: Oh noes! Harold Camping says the world is going to end Friday! And I'm all out of Kool Aid from the last one! Guy's got to give us more warning! Ok! You guys know the drill! Give away your worldly belongings and get ready to be whisked away to Heaven! Unless you're a heathen, then you can just go about your business!

Submission + - Detergent Phospate Ban Leads to Dirtier Dishes (npr.org)

Greyfox writes: A couple months ago I moved into a new house, and almost immediately noticed that the dishwasher was not working as well as the one in my last place. I thought I might have to replace it, but it turns out that the problem is a quiet phosphate ban for dishwasher detergent in 17 states. Rather than mix two formulas, the detergent manufacturers just switched over to phosphate-free detergent for everyone. No phosphates for you! The lady in the story mixes her own detergent now, but I'm finding that a quarter cup of vinegar every now and then seems to do the trick. Glad I didn't replace that washer.

Submission + - USA Authorizes Killing of US Citizen in Yemen (aclu.org)

Greyfox writes: According to this bit at the ACLU (Among other places,) the Obama administration has authorized the killing of Anwar al-Alwaki, a Muslim cleric who has allegedly been up to all sorts of shenanigans. The ACLU glosses over those shenanigans and waves their hands vaguely, but they do raise an important question, exactly how many and what sorts of shenanigans must you be up to before someone puts you on a list of people who should be killed?

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