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The value of college?

More and more educators and pundits (a term I use to describe those who comment with or without relevant experience) have questioned the value of college. In part, this seems related to the cost of tuition and other college-related costs … Continue reading

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Really scary alerts do happen

In response to the scary alert that was erroneously posted in Hawaii, I am reposting this post from 2012. I am in no way implying these events are equivalent or that the event in Hawaii had the potential to generate more … Continue reading

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FCC to lower standards for broadband

In rejecting the existing net neutrality policy, the FCC argued that getting rid of the government protections would improve innovation. It takes some creativity and a narrow view to take this position, but the Republican members of the FCC were … Continue reading

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A refection for the new year

The concept of a self-made man is pretty much a myth. It is significant that the reference is to men and not women.   Effort with or without opportunity is the difference between having something to eat and increasing your … Continue reading

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Gifting success

I am horrible at findings gifts for Cindy. We are at the point in our lives that we pretty much buy what we want online when an idea strikes us making finding something useful and surprising beyond my creative talents. I … Continue reading

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Facebook offers way to check if you followed or liked Internet Research Agency posts

The Internet Research Agency is a Russian troll farm responsible for spreading many of the fake news stories circulating on Facebook during the 2016 election season. Facebook now offers a tool you can use to see if you were taken … Continue reading

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If you are using Facebook for news, you are probably doing it wrong.

I have several issues with Facebook, but probably more with the average user’s understanding of how Facebook works. There is the issue of how Facebook makes money. You are trading information about  yourself that Facebook can sell to support your … Continue reading

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Corporate Tax Myth

I remember an analysis of the 35% corporate tax payments from early in the year (I am not sure if I commented on this analysis before or not) and thought it time to share as this critical time in consideration … Continue reading

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Misinformation and the FCC position on neutrality

People may become annoyed with my frustration with the FCC and their rejection of net neutrality. There are so many things about the decision of the three person Republican majority that removed the protections to encourage what they describe as … Continue reading

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Yes, Facebook can make you depressed

Facebook admits that use of Facebook can be bad for you. What? You thought passive consumption of the news of the day would make you feel good? Being depressed about today’s reality is an appropriate reaction. Facebook suggests you do … Continue reading

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