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A Few Good Expenses, VIDEO June 11, 2007

Posted by Zack W. Handley in General Musings.
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Courtesy of Chris Pappas.

Your libertarian credentials are obvious. Doubtlessly you will become more extreme as time goes on. January 5, 2007

Posted by Zack W. Handley in Familia y Amigos, freemarket, General Musings, Genuis, netneutrality, Politics.
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Your Libertarian Purity Score

Your score is…

45

What Your Score Means

0 points: You are not a libertarian by any stretch of the imagination. You are probably not even a liberal or a conservative. Just some Nazi nut, I guess.

1-5 points: You have a few libertarian notions, but overall you’re a statist.

6-15 points: You are starting to have libertarian leanings. Explore them.

16-30 points: You are a soft-core libertarian. With effort, you may harden and become pure.

31-50 points: Your libertarian credentials are obvious. Doubtlessly you will become more extreme as time goes on.

51-90 points: You are a medium-core libertarian, probably self-consciously so. Your friends probably encourage you to quit talking about your views so much.

91-130 points: You have entered the heady realm of hard-core libertarianism. Now doesn’t that make you feel worse that you didn’t get a perfect score?

131-159 points: You are nearly a perfect libertarian, with a tiny number of blind spots. Think about them, then take the test over again. On the other hand, if you scored this high, you probably have a good libertarian objection to my suggested libertarian answer. :-)

160 points: Perfect! The world needs more like you.

New Years Day Gift (kinda not also;-) January 5, 2007

Posted by Zack W. Handley in Best Stuff, la familia.
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Anabelle Starts to Crawl

Blast from the past…I came across this on a vanity search;-) January 5, 2007

Posted by Zack W. Handley in Best Stuff, Genuis, la familia.
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Seattle Times: Arts &Entertainment Zack Handley DotGone Guy Comic 2001

August 22, 2001
ILLUSTRATIONS BY BOO DAVIS / THE SEATTLE TIMES
August 22, 2001 Strip
A COUPLE OF DOT-GONE GUY STOCK OPTIONS GO TO READER ZACK HANDLEY, OF SEATTLE, WHO CONTRIBUTED TO TODAY’S STRIP. HELP US WRITE THE SCRIPT BY SHARING YOUR IDEAS AT TALKTOUS@SEATTLETIMES.COM OR WRITING DOT-GONE GUY, PO BOX 1845, SEATTLE, WA 98111.

Hello Big Brother! NYC Bans Food December 8, 2006

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New York Bans Most Trans Fats in Restaurants

Are they healthy? Of Course Not. Do we want a city government to tell us what we can or can not eat? Seriously?

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Tune Up Utilities – Drop what you are doing and Download Today December 8, 2006

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You will be glad you did. This shareware program — with a 30 day trial period- fixes registry problems –among other things- and literally doubled the speed of my brand new laptop.

Easy to Use and It works.

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This Sounds Like Most People I Know, including MOI. October 4, 2006

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Cranky? It may benefit you in long run

The Baltimore Sun

Are you a
forty-something grouch who’s first to shout invectives in a slow-moving
checkout lane? A youngster who mocks your dad’s counsel? A graduate
student known for driving your professor crazy with sardonic verbiage?

Take hope: Today, you might be dismissed as a smart-aleck. In your old age, you might be viewed as smarter than average.

Or at least that’s what Jacqueline Bichsel suggests.

Bichsel, a psychology professor at Morgan State in Baltimore,
recently co-authored a study that invites the conclusion that upon
reaching 60, disagreeable people maintain a higher level of
intelligence than more easy-going seniors.

“These individuals have a higher vocabulary,” she said. “They have a better use of words, a better knowledge of facts.”

It also suggests that those dismissed as grumpy old men and women
are often smarter in some ways than the young. The study’s findings fly
in the face of notions that intellect and memory fade with age, and
that has made it a hot topic in the psychology world.

I’m gonna live forever August 15, 2006

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Coffee as a Health Drink?
Studies Find Some Benefits

Coffee is not usually thought of as health food, but a number of recent
studies suggest that it can be a highly beneficial drink. Researchers
have found strong evidence that coffee reduces the risk of several
serious ailments, including diabetes, heart disease and cirrhosis of the liver.

Is that a taser in your pocket…. August 2, 2006

Posted by Zack W. Handley in Web 2.0.
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TechCrunch scarily reports:

Craigslist + footballer with a

taser = PR disaster

Marshall Kirkpatrick

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Ellis T. Jones III, a 20 year old former football player, has been arrested in San Jose, California for allegedly using Craigslist to lure potential buyers and sellers of electronic equipment to places where he could stun them with a taser and rob them.

This is just the kind of thing that could spell trouble for online
services seeking to bring people together in the meatspace (real life).
Jones is charged with 13 felonies over 4 robberies in June. Craigslist
says it’s a rare occurrence, and while that’s undoubtedly true – isn’t
this exactly the kind of story that makes people apprehensive about meeting strangers based on online communication? According to the San Jose Mercury News story on the Jones arrest – there are at least two other people who have been arrested lately for similar but unrelated crimes.

Score another point for online systems based on reputation management and shipping purchased items in the mail. See our coverage of Rapleaf, for example.

3 Great Guides to Surviving Blackouts, Hurricane Season, WWIII, Locusts, etc July 26, 2006

Posted by Zack W. Handley in Best Stuff, General Musings, VeryUseful.
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Popular Mechanics

Les Jones – Emergency Supplies

The Mormons

You might wanna print these out cuz the Internets may go dark during the rapture.

TV is Dead, Long live Streaming Video July 24, 2006

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Gotuit Media brings you licensed (the stuff that gets yanked from YouTube) video content (news, sports, music, primetime) with monetizing ad wrapping. Gotuit Interface

Easy, fast and a huge library of entertainment. This is the Future.

Balanced NetNeutrality Debate Between the Father and Grandfather of the Internet (no joke) July 18, 2006

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Vint Cerf and David Farber on
“What is Net Neutrality?” is available via podcast from the Center for
American Progress: feed (mp3).

I like hearing both sides of a debate, don’t you?

Where is the NYT Op Ed Now Craig? July 15, 2006

Posted by Zack W. Handley in Enough Already, freemarket, netneutrality, Politics.
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Craigslist silently fixes their end in the Cox fiasco

Posted by George Ou @ 4:16 pm

For months, Craigslist had been held up as the poster child
for what can happen in a world without Net Neutrality.  That poster
child status expired last month when we found out what really happened was a simple technical glitch in a personal firewall from Authentium that Cox offered its customers.  The story that started it all
which accused Cox Communications of deliberately blocking Craigslist to
bolster their own classified has since been corrected yet the original
conspiracy theory had long enough legs to reach the US Senate.

Isn’t telling the truth that the whole Cox problem was Craigslist’s fault “good for the community” ?? 

I guess the sky is falling yet again.

You have Entered the Enron Zone…de de de de dede July 12, 2006

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British Banker Involved with Enron found Dead

Trilateral Commission? July 10, 2006

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Scott Adams writes:

My favorite conspiracy theory is the one that says the world is being
run by a handful of ultra-rich capitalists, and that our elected
governments are mere puppets. I sure hope it’s true. Otherwise my
survival depends on hordes of clueless goobers electing competent
leaders. That’s about as likely as a dog pissing the Mona Lisa into a
snow bank.

Too Much Advertising? You ain’t seen nothin yet July 5, 2006

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When does parody become reality??? Too often but, the following spoofs *hopefully* wont see too much implementation…though I have been to some beaches that looked almost like those.

Extra Points for the Fish at Zoo sponsored by fishstick company.

Why Is MSNBC.com so SLLLOOOOOWWWWW July 5, 2006

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They have Great Content from Newsweek and WaPo but the page loading is horrendously slow. I have fiber to the curb so it aint my problem….

$5 Dollar Linksys WiFi Routers…for a price (but not much of one) July 5, 2006

Posted by Zack W. Handley in Best Stuff, freemarket, Neato, netneutrality, VeryUseful, Web 2.0.
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I just signed up with FON.com and got a $5 Linksys WiFi Router. Now I can blanket my lot in Wifi;-)

Update: I just received my FON social router and am officially a Fonero….and now my piece of paradise is blanketed in 54mb WiFi Love!!!

Rating: Highly Worthwhile

$5 Dollar Linksys WiFi Routers…for a price June 26, 2006

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I just signed up with FON.com and got a $5 Linksys WiFi Router. Now I can blanket my lot in Wifi;-)

Kurzweil Chat in WaPo June 20, 2006

Posted by Zack W. Handley in Best Stuff, Singularity, To Read.
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If you haven’t read Singularity is Near, you should. The future is very different much closer than many think.

Ray chats with the public about a few topics in the book here

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