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Name: Steve
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Hometown: Florida
Home country: USA
Current location: USA
Member since: Sat Oct 16, 2004, 01:04 PM
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amazing how busy discussionist tech forum is ?

Or should I not be amazed ?

http://www.discussionist.com/?com=forum&id=1019

Ever been to Portugal or live there ?

I was there, in 1972 (with my parents). I don't remember much, and, no fault of the lovely Portugal people, I got a severe case of *ahem* revenge while there. I probably got the revenge from eating salad in Italy (the previous tour stop).

I have no bad memories. I remember riding on the bus and it was pleasant enough. We were in Lisbon only.

Ever been there or live there ?

As of 1245 AM EDT, Flood watches/warnings in parts of WA, ND, SD, MN, WI, IL, AR, LA, TX, IN, OH..

FL, SC, NC, VA, MD, PA, DE, NY, NJ, CT, MA, DC, and VT. *deep breath*



Pamela Anderson reveals sexual abuse: 'I just wanted off this earth'

http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/18/showbiz/pamela-anderson-sex-abuse/

(CNN) -- Actress Pamela Anderson revealed Friday that she suffered sexual abuse throughout her childhood, starting at age 6 when she was molested by a babysitter.

The former "Baywatch" star talked about it in remarks at the launch of her animal rights charity -- The Pamela Anderson Foundation -- at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

"I feel now might be the time to reveal some of my most painful memories," she said, according to the transcript posted on her online blog.

Although she had "loving parents" while growing up in British Columbia, Canada, Anderson said she "did not have an easy childhood."

question for MIRTers, have troll numbers gone down ?

Hosts, if too contentious , I will be happy to self delete as always.

As of 1142 PM EDT, High Wind advisories in parts of CA and NV



Quixotic ’80 Campaign Gave Birth to Kochs’ Powerful Network

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/18/us/politics/quixotic-80-campaign-gave-birth-to-kochs-powerful-network.html?_r=0


The Libertarian Party’s 1980 presidential candidate, Ed Clark, center, with his running mate, David H. Koch. Credit Randy Rasmussen/Associated Press

He backed the full legalization of abortion and the repeal of laws that criminalized drug use, prostitution and homosexuality. He attacked campaign donation limits and assailed the Republican star Ronald Reagan as a hypocrite who represented “no change whatsoever from Jimmy Carter and the Democrats.”

It was 1980, and the candidate was David H. Koch, a 40-year-old bachelor living in a rent-stabilized apartment in New York City. Mr. Koch, the vice-presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party, and his older brother Charles, one of the party’s leading funders, were mounting a long-shot assault on the fracturing American political establishment.

The Kochs had invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in the burgeoning libertarian movement. In the waning days of the 1970s, in the wake of Watergate, Vietnam and a counterculture challenging traditional social mores, they set out to test just how many Americans would embrace what was then a radical brand of politics.

It was the first and only bid for high office by a Koch family member. But much of what occurred in that quixotic campaign shaped what the Kochs have become today — a formidable political and ideological force determined to remake American politics, driven by opposition to government power and hostility to restrictions on money in campaigns.

Firefox risks irrelevance as mobile browsing booms (news analysis)

https://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248415/Firefox_risks_irrelevance_as_mobile_browsing_booms

Computerworld - Mozilla's Firefox is in danger of becoming irrelevant as more browsing originates on smartphones and tablets, statistics from a Web measurement vendor show.

During April, about one in every six people who went online surfed the Web using a mobile browser, according to Net Applications. Mobile browsing's climb of more than 5 percentage points in the last 12 months represented a growth rate of 48%.

Most of the rest of those who went online in April did so armed with a desktop browser installed on a personal computer.

The shift toward mobile has hurt Mozilla most of all: Firefox's total user share -- the combination of both desktop and mobile -- was 14.1% for April, its lowest level since Computerworld began tracking the metric. That was only slightly ahead of Apple's Safari and significantly behind Google's Chrome and Android browsers.

As of 1215 AM EDT, Fire weather advisories for parts of AK, CA, UT, AZ, CO, NM, TX, and FL



Net neutrality foes outspent backers by over three to one – and that's just so far

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/16/net_neutrality_opponents_outspent_backers_by_three_to_one_margin/



The companies who oppose net-neutrality regulations are pumping far more resources into their lobbying efforts than those who support the measures.

This is according to the Sunlight Foundation, a non-partisan government watchdog that has tracked both spending and lobbying reports on the issue in recent years.

The group said in a blog post, issued shortly after the FCC announced its proposal for new net neutrality regulations, that the top donors opposed to stronger regulations – including AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast – outspent open-internet advocates such as Google at a rate of more than three to one.

"While the dispute over network neutrality is often thought of as a battle between giant corporations, it's clear from the data that over the lifespan of this issue, the pressure has been far from equal," the Sunlight Foundation said.
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