SWGlassPit (Tristan Moody)

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Eudora schools cancel eclipse-viewing plans amid concerns of unsafe glasses; price tag for replacements about $10K

Oh for goodness sake people!

There are ways to observe an eclipse without these glasses -- people have been doing it for decades.

1. Use binoculars to project an image of the sun onto a white surface like in this: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/b...

2. Use a cardboard box and a nail to make a pinhole projector like in this: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/how-make...

3. Stand underneath a tree and look at its shadow like in this:
http://www.instructables.com/id/View-...

People have been going out of their minds over these stupid glasses to the point where it seems like this is the only way people think you can observe the eclipse. So what if you got bogus glasses, don't cancel the event when these easy alternatives exist!

August 18, 2017 at 3:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Allegations of wrongdoing between Lawrence City Commission candidates continue

Did you not read the linked article? Lyche was sued, but the case was dismissed without prejudice because he managed to chicken out of being served papers. Airbnb's insurance covered the damage he caused.

June 9, 2017 at 2:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission to review FAA safety assessment for skydiving at the airport

May want to fix the source document title. I don't think it was put together by the Future Farmers of America.

February 6, 2017 at 10:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little to step down in summer 2017

In fairness, just getting the TS/SCI process done will take the better part of a year, and that's just how long it takes to find out whether or not you get the clearance. If they want someone quickly, they'll need to hire someone who is already cleared.

September 23, 2016 at 9:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Allan Umscheid, owner of Yards By Al, feels the bitter cold wind and catches drifting snow on his fa

Just thought you'd like to know that this pic is on the front page of CNN.com at the moment :-)

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/...

January 5, 2014 at 8:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Capitol Report: Brownback on higher ed, taxes; and KU's well-connected lobbyist

So.... if life legally begins at conception, does that mean that miscarriage is murder?

March 31, 2013 at 10:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House candidate John Wilson chats on LJWorld.com

I lived in the same scholarship hall with him about ten years ago. He is indeed, quite a nice guy :-). It's a shame I'm not in his district.

November 2, 2012 at 9:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU's ranking drops several notches in latest U.S. News & World Report edition

I read through their methodology in determining the rankings -- they all seem to be pretty superficial (albeit objective) indicators. It seems though that there is nothing in there that really pertains to the quality of instruction. Why they don't include data pertaining to career success post-graduation is beyond me.

September 13, 2012 at 9:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Protect computer files: Decide how to back up photos, presentations and more before it's too late

The safe deposit box is for you to put an external hard drive in, not paper, as a low-cost alternative to some of the more expensive online services.

Another good option if you're working with lots of text would be something like GitHub (if you are brave enough to get into git), which maintains complete revision history.

September 10, 2012 at 3:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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