Monthly Archives: January 2013

Phones

Phone System For Millions of People Decades pass and here, finally, comes the calling dial: pick up, a live circuit is offered up; start dialing. Ringring. The rotary dial was a building block of civilization, the key that unlocked the … Continue reading

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The one that got away

Question of The Day January 19, 2013 ~ “The One That Got Away” What’s “the one that got away” — an object that you missed or passed on your chance to acquire, and still think about many years later, wishing … Continue reading

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Hitchhikers

Question of The Day January 18, 2013 ~ Hitchhikers If you stop for hitch-hikers, which would be the most interesting one you’ve picked up? Impossible question. I have picked up thousands of hitchhikers over the last 40 years I have … Continue reading

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Power Outage

Question of The Day January 17, 2013 ~ Power Outage What are your personal strategies for coping with a prolonged power outage? In winter? In summer? We have many strategies. Depends how you define prolonged. We often have outages of … Continue reading

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tribute to Aaron Swartz

The best tribute to Aaron Swartz For me, the issue of open access to publicly funded research is clear cut. If anyone accepts public money for any aspect of their research, then the results need to be in the public … Continue reading

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Choice

Question of The Day January 16, 2013 ~ Choice If, because of action taken against you by someone, you have taken legal action, and this legal action is distressing you for one or more reasons, would you persist with it … Continue reading

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Deja vu

Rod Stewart and Déjà Vu What was your last sense of Déjà Vu? Hi Laurie I have been having deja vu experiences since I was a small child. The last one about 5 days ago, standing in the kitchen having … Continue reading

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The force be with you

Question of The Day January 15, 2013 ~ THE FORCE BE WITH YOU “My ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You … Continue reading

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Of Guns, Whales, Freedom, and Justice

Of Guns, Whales, Freedom, and Justice Response to a Capital Institute blog post by John Fullerton Hi John Your post is topical, and has a real depth to it, that invites my attention. So many different assumptions in your post … Continue reading

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Would rather not know

Question of The Day January 14, 2013 ~ You Would Rather Not Know Are there things that you would rather not know? Lots of things, mostly personal stuff about other people’s lives. When it comes to the rest of reality, … Continue reading

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