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Mon
06
May

The world's first 3D printed gun: Ho hum.

Source Website: Franklin Veaux's Journal

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Today, a landmark in improvised engineering was reached. Plans for an (almost) entirely 3D printable firearm went up on the Internet, able to be freely downloaded by anyone.

The reactions around the Net are predictable. Libertarians and gun nuts are ecstatic, gushing all over themselves about how this will be the "end of gun control" and usher in some kind of "new age of freedom" or something.

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Wed
06
Mar

Fuck Comcast right in their stupid EAR. And also, polyamory!

Source Website: Franklin Veaux's Journal

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I am on TV right now. Or, at least, I think I am. I don't know, because Comcast is the most miserable tech company I've ever had to deal with.

Err, actually the second most miserable, but only by a nose.

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Fri
09
Nov

Oh, Windows, how I love to hate thee...

Source Website: Franklin Veaux's Journal

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Windows 7 is the best version of Windows I've ever used, and I've used literally every version of Windows since Windows 3.0.<br /><br />But it's still built on a foundation of crap, with its ugly kludges and hacks like the fact that the Recycle Bin is basically a single-file database that deleted files get copied into, because back in the day they couldn't think of a more graceful way to handle what would happen if you threw away two files with the exact same name.<br /><br />And every so often, it shows.<br /><br /><img src="<

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Wed
05
Sep

Apple v. Samsung: Nickelgeddon and Number Illiteracy

Source Website: Franklin Veaux's Journal

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In case you haven't seen the news that's been lighting up the tech sector these days, Apple recently sued Samsung for multiple patent violations concerning Samsung's cell phones allegedly knocking off iPhone design and technology, and won, to the tune of $1 billion in fines.

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Thu
16
Aug

If homophobic Christians read the Bible, what would the world look like?

Source Website: Franklin Veaux's Journal

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When i lived in the South, I will admit I used to eat at Chick-Fil-A all the time. I was dimly aware that they had some sketchy religious leanings or something, and they tended to hire only surrealistically white people to work in their restaurants, but hey, the sandwiches were good.

Well, not really good. But at least better than much of the mediocre fast-food stuff you could get at, say, Taco Bell or Burger King.

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Thu
01
Dec

Woohoo! A cease and desist email!

Source Website: Franklin Veaux's Journal

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This is actually the second time I've received a cease and desist demand in regards to a Web site that I run. And boy, is it a strange one.

So some of the readers of this blog may be aware that I run a Web site called Fine Tuned Mac, which is a Macintosh technical troubleshooting forum. It was born when C-Net bought the largest Mac forum site, MacFixIt, so that they could shut it down and direct traffic to their own rival Mac site.

Tue
11
Oct

Writing the judge

Source Website: Poly Mom

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Did you know that if you get a restraining order against someone who is harassing you, that they can then use their lawyer to continue to harass you?

Apparently, contact through an attorney is still allowed.  And Millie (my estranged mother-in-law, against whom we successfully obtained a permanent protection order in May) wants us to send her some current pictures of her grandchildren.  Her

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Polly
Thu
06
Oct

Boundaries, woman! BOUNDARIES!

Source Website: Poly Mom

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Don't get me wrong, things are still good.  They're just real, and messy sometimes.

You remember when I posted on July 1st that Gabe and Alison had come to a divorce settlement?  Mediation worked, supposedly... except that it ended up going to arbitration because Alison still didn't like the results and decided to pout instead of sign the final papers, and even though Gabe won the arbitration (

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Polly
Wed
06
Jul

Lightening up, or not.

Source Website: Poly Mom

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Gabe is starting to become his old self; the stress of the divorce has already begun to dissipate (and the papers haven't even been officially signed yet - that will happen sometime this week). Just knowing in broad terms what will happen has made him a much happier person. He also just defended his thesis today - so he will graduate soon with his second master's degree (this one is in theology

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Polly
Fri
01
Jul

Divorce settlement

Source Website: Poly Mom

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After 5 hours of mediation, Gabe and Alison came to an agreement. We will not have to take things to trial, thankfully.At the beginning of the session, Alison wanted Junior for 9 months of the year (even though the CFI report clearly stated Gabe would be the better caregiver for Junior). She also wanted Gabe to send child support plus thousands in maintenance every month for the next five years

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