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Comment Re:If you want to stay anonymous (Score 4, Funny) 56

Yes, this is why I have 17 different phones. One for home, one for the office, one for the mall, one for the coffee shop, one for Amazon, one for Twitter, etc. It's great because I never see ads that are targeted to me. The only problem is that I'd like to visit my friend in San Fransisco but I can't do it until I get another phone.

Comment In more recent news.... (Score 3, Informative) 766

Deutsche Bank said today http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article71314817.html that it was freezing plans to add 250 more jobs at its Cary location. Feeling the pressure, NC Gov. McCrory today issued an Executive Order http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article71368717.html#storylink=mainstage to rescind 2 parts of the bill, neither of which is the part concerning gender-specific bathrooms.

Comment Re:NSA failed to halt subprime lending, though. (Score 0) 698

Thanks for the link, but I think it proves that paiute is correct.

Many English speakers use "begs the question" to mean "raises the question", "evades the question", or even "ignores the question", and follow that phrase with the question, for example: "this year's deficit is half a trillion dollars, which begs the question: how are we ever going to balance the budget?" In philosophical, logical, grammatical and legal contexts, authorities deem such usage to be mistaken or at best unclear.

Comment NC governor's test drive killed an anti-Tesla (Score 4, Informative) 214

Tesla arranged for NC governor McCrory to test-drive a Tesla. http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/06/10/2953779/dome-tesla-lobbyists-give-mccrory.html

McCrory hopped in for a ride, with a state trooper behind the wheel. Before long, McCrory and the trooper switched, giving the Governor a chance to guide the sleek vehicle around Raleigh.

It worked. http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/tesla-model-s-scores-big-win-in-north-carolina-in-battle-over-business-practices/

Comment Comparison to Facebook a teensy bit misleading (Score 4, Informative) 497

Here's a nice overview of just what's going on with the ACA website. The chart from Xerox illustrates why the system is a just a teensy bit more complicated than Facebook. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/10/09/heres-everything-you-need-to-know-about-obamacares-error-plagued-web-sites/

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