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Using the Ipad mini/with cellular to replace my cell phone?

I don't use my phone very much - probably around 270 minutes a month as I just don't talk very much on the phone. Lately I have been using skype on my macbook when at home because I live in a basement apartment and have shitty reception with lots of dropped calls. I am planning to buy an ipad and when I researched the mini I read an article by someone who said the ipad mini was the best cell phone he ever used. With google voice or maybe it's google talk, you can port your phone number and they offer voice mail, texting, and video. I could then ditch my cell phone, the cost, and use only voip. I also have wifi at home. Sprint is offering $100 off on the Ipad mini with 1 GB of data per month for $10 dollars for two years. I would only use the Sprint data for making calls when not wifi connected. To me this seems like a wonderful solution and want to know if there is any obstacle I am not considering. I know it will be a large cell phone but I'm okay with that as I do not use my cell much outside of home.

http://www.imore.com/using-ipad-mini-phone
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Mon Mar 25, 2013, 11:47 AM (5 replies)

Hanlin confirms threats to her, her family

Source: Herald Star

STEUBENVILLE - Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin and her family had to leave town during the juvenile rape trial because of threats made against both her and her family.

Sunday evening, Hanlin confirmed that threats had been made, and she found them to be credible. Hanlin said there were instances of threats before, but the number of threats of a specific nature grew.

"As the trial date grew closer, we received a number of them that seemed to be more credible than others," Hanlin said.

She would not divulge the nature of the threats and would not comment on potential suspects. She did say that the last threat came Tuesday, the day before the trial began.


Read more: http://www.hsconnect.com/page/content.detail/id/584381/Hanlin-confirms-threats-to-her--her-family.html?nav=5010
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Mon Mar 18, 2013, 11:44 AM (5 replies)

New owners of Tiller's Wichita abortion clinic plan to open clinic with three doctors

Source: Kansas City Star

WICHITA | The new owners of the former Wichita clinic of slain abortion provider George Tiller say they expect to open the facility during the first quarter of this year with one full-time and two part-time doctors.

Trust Women director Julie Burkhart told The Associated Press Tuesday the clinic will offer comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological health care services as well as abortions. The clinic has contracted with the doctors and has hired most of the nine or 10 people it plans to employ.

Representatives from the Feminist Majority Foundation are in Wichita this week to assess security measures at the clinic. They are also meeting with local, state and federal law enforcement officials and building community support.


Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/01/16/4014032/new-owners-of-tillers-wichita.html



This is great news for all women.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:56 PM (14 replies)

Get the Recipe for Crab Soup That Will be Served at President Obama's Inaugural Gala

The recipe follows:

1t Unsalted Butter ¼C Small Diced Yellow Onions ½C Small Diced Celery 1Qt Crab Stock or (1Qt Water 1T Crab Base or Chicken Base) ½C Diced Tomatoes 1½C Mixed Vegetables Fresh or Frozen (Green Beans, Corn, Peas, Carrots) 1C Small Dice Green Cabbage ½ C Small Fresh Diced Potatoes 4oz Crab Meat Claw 4oz Crab Meat Lump 2T Tomato Paste ¾t Old Bay or to Taste 1t Sugar 1 Bay Leaf ¼t Ground Oregano ¼t Ground Thyme 1t Parsley 2 Slashes Tabasco Optional

Peel and small dice all vegetables, melt butter in a 4qt pot over med heat and sauté onions & celery until onions are translucent. Add the rest of the vegetables and cook for 5 min. Then add herbs and seasonings, diced tomatoes, crab stock and tomato paste. Bring to a boil then turn heat down and simmer the soup for 1 hour. To finish add the crab meat and tabasco to taste cook for 2 min then take off heat let stand for 5 min then serve.

Read more here: http://pressreleases.kcstar.com/release/messages/36720/#storylink=cpy
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:40 AM (3 replies)

Get the Recipe for Crab Soup That Will be Served at President Obama's Inaugural Gala

OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 15, 2013) – Overland Park’s Tallgrass Creek retirement community’s sister community in Maryland, Riderwood, today made public the recipe to its award-winning Crab Soup that will be served January 20 at a President Obama Inaugural Gala hosted by the Delaware, Maryland and New York State Societies of Washington, D.C. The Gala will be held at 7 p.m. at The Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. The more than 300 invited guests will include elected officials, friends of the states, and guests from all corners of the globe. Riderwood chefs will serve the soup to attendees.

The recipe follows:

1t Unsalted Butter ¼C Small Diced Yellow Onions ½C Small Diced Celery 1Qt Crab Stock or (1Qt Water 1T Crab Base or Chicken Base) ½C Diced Tomatoes 1½C Mixed Vegetables Fresh or Frozen (Green Beans, Corn, Peas, Carrots) 1C Small Dice Green Cabbage ½ C Small Fresh Diced Potatoes 4oz Crab Meat Claw 4oz Crab Meat Lump 2T Tomato Paste ¾t Old Bay or to Taste 1t Sugar 1 Bay Leaf ¼t Ground Oregano ¼t Ground Thyme 1t Parsley 2 Slashes Tabasco Optional

Peel and small dice all vegetables, melt butter in a 4qt pot over med heat and sauté onions & celery until onions are translucent. Add the rest of the vegetables and cook for 5 min. Then add herbs and seasonings, diced tomatoes, crab stock and tomato paste. Bring to a boil then turn heat down and simmer the soup for 1 hour. To finish add the crab meat and tabasco to taste cook for 2 min then take off heat let stand for 5 min then serve.

“We are honored to be a part of President Obama’s Inauguration festivities,” said Executive Chef Victor Cirrincione. “We will do our best to make sure guests at the Inaugural Gala have a memorable culinary experience.”

Read more here: http://pressreleases.kcstar.com/release/messages/36720/#storylink=cpy
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:37 AM (4 replies)

Security audit finds dev OUTSOURCED his JOB to China to goof off at work

A security audit of a US critical infrastructure company last year revealed that its star developer had outsourced his own job to a Chinese subcontractor and was spending all his work time playing around on the internet.

The firm's telecommunications supplier Verizon was called in after the company set up a basic VPN system with two-factor authentication so staff could work at home. The VPN traffic logs showed a regular series of logins to the company's main server from Shenyang, China, using the credentials of the firm's top programmer, "Bob".

"The company's IT personnel were sure that the issue had to do with some kind of zero day malware that was able to initiate VPN connections from Bob's desktop workstation via external proxy and then route that VPN traffic to China, only to be routed back to their concentrator," said Verizon. "Yes, it is a bit of a convoluted theory, and like most convoluted theories, an incorrect one."

After getting permission to study Bob's computer habits, Verizon investigators found that he had hired a software consultancy in Shenyang to do his programming work for him, and had FedExed them his two-factor authentication token so they could log into his account. He was paying them a fifth of his six-figure salary to do the work and spent the rest of his time on other activities.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01/16/developer_oursources_job_china/




Isn't this what CEO's do?
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:15 AM (4 replies)

Kansas considers new "bright" red card for food stamps

Kansas officials are considering replacing the current benefits card for residents who get food stamps with a bright red one.

The current Vision cards have an artistic impression of a sunflower, while a prototype of the new card is red with the “Kansas Benefits Card” label.

The Kansas Department of Children and Families said the card would be replaced because the agency has a new vendor. However, Tawny Stottlemire of the Kansas Association of County Action Programs said the proposed redesign could return Kansas to an era when public assistance recipients were unnecessarily stigmatized.

The Vision cards were introduced in the 1990s to allow food stamp recipients to use a plastic card to buy food at stores and for people who get temporary cash assistance.





Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/01/11/4006586/kansas-considering-new-red-card.html#storylink=cpy




This is so messed up in so many way.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:56 AM (21 replies)

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong to admit to doping during Oprah Winfrey interview

Source: Washington Post

AUSTIN, Texas — Lance Armstrong will make a limited confession to doping during his televised interview with Oprah Winfrey next week, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

Armstrong, who has long denied doping, will also offer an apology during the interview scheduled to be taped Monday at his home in Austin, Texas, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no authorization to speak publicly on the matter.

While not directly saying he would confess or apologize, Armstrong sent a text message to The Associated Press early Saturday that said: “I told her (Winfrey) to go wherever she wants and I’ll answer the questions directly, honestly and candidly. That’s all I can say.”

A confession would be a dramatic break from more than 13 years of vehement denials from Armstrong that he took performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France seven times.


Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/report-disgraced-cyclist-lance-armstrong-to-admit-to-doping-during-oprah-winfrey-interview/2013/01/12/da6ef0be-5c85-11e2-b8b2-0d18a64c8dfa_story.html



All these years I really thought all the doping allegations was just sour grapes.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:50 AM (5 replies)

New York Post Gives Anthony Weiner a Fake Wall Street Job

Source: NYMAG.COM

The New York Post reported this morning that pre-Snapchat sexter and former U.S. congressman Anthony Weiner was going to Wall Street. Citing "sources," the Post reported that Weiner has landed a part-time gig as "a consultant at Concept Capital Markets, a Madison Avenue brokerage firm."

That's news to Robert E. Moore, the CEO of Concept Capital Markets, who told us he's never met Weiner and hasn't offered him any kind of job.

"We've never met him, never talked to him, never seen him," Moore said. "We don't know how that story started."

Moore sent a memo to his employees this morning, calling the Post's story "inaccurate," and saying: "Concept Capital Markets has not engaged former congressman Anthony Weiner."



Read more: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/01/post-gives-anthony-weiner-a-fake-job.html



Disinformation all around.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:27 PM (13 replies)

Watch the oscar nominations live in just 5 minutes

http://www.imdb.com/

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:27 AM (1 replies)
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