SWGlassPit (Tristan Moody)

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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 )

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

I'm disappointed that the article doesn't mention the free Dropbox service. Also worth pointing out that using an external hard drive for backups won't help you if your house burns down. To be safe, you need to keep a copy of your most important data off-site, like in a bank safe deposit box or a relative's house.

One last comment: video that autoplays that I can't stop? Mega-fail.

September 10, 2012 at 11:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Family wants boy's stolen fair project returned

I'm not sure of a fair in the area with prizes that hand out enough money to be worth it..... Even when i won champion-type ribbons on my projects, the premiums paid out didn't come close to the cost of producing the project. But of course, that's not the point anyway.

August 6, 2012 at 9:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Indoor Aquatic Center closed through Aug. 19

Just regular maintenance. They do this at about this time every year.

August 1, 2012 at 2:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Heard on the Hill: Professor points out lack of tropical biodiversity; new buyout info expected today; other universities petition Chick-fil-A

what's up with all the random words in quotes anyway? I've never been able to make sense of that....

July 27, 2012 at 10:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

U.S. House candidate criticized over comment made at forum

Anyone else think that by giving that apology he undercut the very point he was trying to make?

The response I would have preferred: *eyeroll* "Oh please."

July 19, 2012 at 12:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Signs point to August opening for Mass. St. Dillons; Zarco becomes first in country to sell new E15 ethanol gasoline; city delegation headed to Greece

The problem with ethanol is that gallon for gallon, it has about 25% less energy than gasoline. Unless the price spread is about 2.5% for e10, 3.75% for e15 or 22% for e85, you would be getting less for your money.

July 16, 2012 at 1:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Physicists say they’ve found ‘God particle’

A possibly apocryphal story, but poignant nonetheless:

A politician, upset with the amount of money spent on basic scientific research, was grilling a prominent physicist during a hearing regarding the use of the research.

"What is the practical purpose of all this research?" the politician said.

Replied the physicist: "What is the practical purpose of a newborn baby?"

July 5, 2012 at 1:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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