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Monthly Archive September, 2005

power shortage

September 29, 2005

I decided to investigate my iBook’s weak battery. After not quite two years, it appears to have lost almost 90% of its charge (748 / 4400 = 0.17). “IOBatteryInfo” = ({“Capacity”=748,”Amperage”=443,”CycleCount”=552,”Current”=596,”Voltage”=12598,”Flags”=838860807,”AbsoluteMaxCapacity”=4400}) This translates to being able to work for 4 hours on battery to about 40 minutes. Looks like I need to find a good […]

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too good to excerpt

This — Daily Kos: Bush Supporters of the Far Right: Cries from the Lake of Fire — is too strong, too complete to try and prise out just one passage. Warm yourself by the glow of righteous, articulate anger.

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standardized tests of yesteryear

I found an old clipping last week from the Wall Street Journal letters page, sometime in the early 1980s. The writer had saved his high school entrance exam from 1911, taken in rural Indiana, and sent along a sampling. In what state and on what waters are the following: Chicago, Duluth, Cleveland, and Buffalo? State […]

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Socialize the risk, privatize the profit

September 27, 2005

Bill “the kitten vivisector” Frist and his recent unloading of stock in the family business is about more than just the mythical blind trust. Pump and Dump Politics: According to Thompson Financial analyst Mark LoPresti, quoted in several of the stories, the key piece of inside information that Frist and the other insiders had that […]

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