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Comment Did everyone forget the obvious (Score 2) 391

Let's not forget or skip the more important fact that obesity has TRIPLED in the US since the 1990s. I've seen so many comments blaming Facebook, smart phones, or legislation. With so many of us so much bigger than we were in the 90's, it should come as NO surprise that everyone is being physical less frequently. http://stateofobesity.org/adul...

Comment Re:Uses CDMA. Do not want. (Score 2) 84

I bought a Craigslist Nexus 5X to replace the Google Store 5X I killed. The CL one had been used on T-Mobile last, but after a 1-2 day wait (while still using backup phone), Sprint was able to provision it for service on their network again. Not painless, but they did do it, and willingly.

Comment Re: Battery weight (Score 5, Informative) 286

"Aircraft without fuel dumping capability are certified for overweight landing if necessary. Should an event occur requiring an immediate return for landing, the crew executes the landing and notes in the maintenance log that an overweight landing was made. The maintenance department conducts an inspection, and if there was no damage the airplane is released back into service."
http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/columnist/cox/2014/07/13/fuel-dumping-emergency-landings/12530075/


"It all comes down to the fact that certain planes are designed to be significantly lighter when landing than when taking off -- in some cases more than 200,000 pounds (90,909.1 kilograms) lighter [source: Boeing]. This may sound backwards; one might think that taking off at a heavy weight would necessarily be harder than landing with that same weight. But landing can put more stress on a plane. When a plane lands heavy, it's very easy to hit the ground too hard and cause damage to the aircraft."
http://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/flight/modern/planes-dump-fuel-before-landing.htm

Comment Re:costs still too high (Score 1) 83

There are currently 3 ISPs in Lawrence:

-AT&T
-Not going to cover AT&T tiers, it's been covered in other threads

-Knology (formerly Sunflower), which has 4 major tiers
-Gold $72.95 (50mbps/unkn up)
-Paladium $57.95 (variable/variable)
-Silver $47.95 (18mbps/2mbps)
-Bronze $32.95 (3mbps/1mbps)
http://kansas.knology.com/internet/

-Lawrence FreeNet
$37.98 (byo modem) for (10mbps/10mbps)
$47.98 (modem inc) for (10mbps/10mbps)
http://www.lawrencefreenet.org/index.php

Source: I'm a resident

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