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Comment Re:Ok (Score 4, Insightful) 187

Time to kill my Karma....

I was living in Arizona at the time of the rolling blackouts in California. I remember newspaper stories about how APS and TEP (Arizona power companies) were planning to build power lines to northern Mexico to sell their excess power. Now, I don't know what power lines existed between Arizona and California at the time, but I would assume 2 big power companies with excess power (to the point they wanted to build lines across the border!) would have been able to add power to southern California.

Comment Re:Just curious (Score 1) 79

I was at a water park/resort in the Wisconsin Dells for the better part of last week. Not only does my kid enjoy it, but I enjoy it as well. It gets tiring continually climbing 3 or 4 flights of stairs, but it is well worth it.

And bikinis. Lots of bikinis. I think I got whiplash.

Comment Re:Probably too many. (Score 1) 363

You know, about 2 years ago I got rid of all the old copies I had. I didn't go back and 'reference' them. I just kept them. I figure they guys that pick up the recyclables thought they got a jackpot. Only have 1 or 2 on hand at a time. Anyway, this isn't Usenet in '95. You can get much more in 5 minutes of searching if you try.

Comment Re:The Economist (Score 1) 363

Down thread I list The Economist as well. I discovered early on that I can't get through it cover to cover in a week. I wish I had the time to read all of it every week. But, damn, it is the best of all the ones I read. It may be expensive but it is worth every cent. It is one that I and Mrs. Fool will not give up.

Comment Probably too many. (Score 1) 363

1) The Economist. Gotta read that each week because the news in the US is too US focused.
2) Playboy. Had a subscription since '89. Don't judge me.
3) Wired. It's a good read.
4) Fast Company. It was insanely cheap. Now I know why.

Mrs. Fool gets "Good Housekeeping" and "Midwest Living".
The little Fool gets "American Girl" and "National Geographic Kids".

Sure, lots of dead trees, but you can't spend 100% in front of a screen.

Comment THANK GOODNESS! (Score 1) 251

This is a HUGE blessing. I have been working for a company that uses an offshore outsourcer for quite a few years. They suck the brains of the "re-badged" US employees, then let them go, then bring in kids from offshore to perform their jobs. This needs to stop. /sorry, but bitter. //seen too many good people lose their jobs then be replaced by people with no experience. ///this isn't enough.

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