Unseen's Blog – June 2013 Archive (5)

Almost nothing today is built to last

Did you ever stop to think that if mankind were to vanish from the face of the earth in a few thousand years, eventually the pyramids built by the Egyptians and Mayans would probably still be standing, but almost none of the more famous buildings built in the last 100 years would still be around?

Hieroglyphs would survive but digital data would be gone. 

Eventually, only the most ancient civilizations of Egypt, the Asian Indians, the Mayans, etc., would provide evidence that…

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Added by Unseen on June 27, 2013 at 10:51am — 15 Comments

Should traffic cops pay be based on tickets?

From CNN: 

It's a theory many drivers have held since their first speeding ticket, that citations are somehow connected to a special perk for the officer writing it.

Now, a memo among Atlanta police officers has reignited such suspicions.

"The mayor has designated traffic court and ticket revenue for future pay increases," Atlanta Police Union President Ken Allen…

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Added by Unseen on June 26, 2013 at 9:06am — 49 Comments

My brother's unintentionally insulting Thai curry

Went out with my sister, my brother, and his wife last night. While the rest of us made rather conservative choices (spicy beef salad for me and a couple mainstream curry choices for the two women) my brother order (get this) pork massaman curry?

"Well, what's wrong with that?" you may ask.

You need to understand what "massaman" ("mussamun," "mussaman") means in Thai. It means "Moslem." Now, Muslims observe pretty much the same Kosher laws as the Jews, meaning, for one thing,…

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Added by Unseen on June 23, 2013 at 9:28am — No Comments

The Republicans accelerate their downward spiral

Robert Reich said it right in this Huffington Post article:

It's as if they didn't learn a thing from the 2012 elections. Republicans are on the same suicide mission as before -- trying to block immigration reform (if they can't scuttle it in the Senate,…

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Added by Unseen on June 19, 2013 at 1:26pm — 37 Comments

Don't be a fool when reading online product reviews

With more and more business moving to the Internet (not all of those empty storefronts are due to the economy), it is becoming more and more important to be a smart shopper.

So, you’re about to order that whole bean coffee, book, or external hard drive off Amazon, Newegg, or eBay and you see what you want has 4.5 out of 5 stars. Is this good?

Well, it depends. Does it have 5 ratings or 500? The lower the number of ratings, the more likely they were put there by the seller or…

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Added by Unseen on June 15, 2013 at 10:23am — 4 Comments

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Why do we tolerate this?

Started by Belle Rose in Crime and Punishment. Last reply by Reg The Fronkey Farmer 1 hour ago. 27 Replies

My Grandpa died last week

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How do you cure Insanity???

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A relapse.....

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