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  1. And that kind of unwarranted sarcasm is exactly...

    And that kind of unwarranted sarcasm is exactly the reason I deleted a bunch of my recent posts. My "absolute mastery of the subject" in this case has been limited to defining what the protesting...
  2. That actually makes sense, and if you had said it...

    That actually makes sense, and if you had said it that way I would have understood what you meant instead of misunderstanding it. But in this case the principal issued a gag order prohibiting the...
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    You still haven't cited any sources of your...

    You still haven't cited any sources of your information or numbers, so I did some digging. You seem to be referring to a Wall Street Journal article. So I'll refer you to this article...
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    Maybe I didn't say this clear enough or loud...

    Maybe I didn't say this clear enough or loud enough the first time:

    The maximum wage income that Social Security tax can be charged on is $142,800. That means if Biden declared at least $142,800...
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    Is Cheerleading Too Dangerous?

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    Welcome! What do you do simple/frugalwise? How do...

    Welcome! What do you do simple/frugalwise? How do you do it? What are you working/struggling on? What are your recent successes? And all those other nosy questions. :)
  7. I was just throwing another log on the fire. ;)

    I was just throwing another log on the fire. ;)
  8. That poem was written in 1883 during a campaign...

    That poem was written in 1883 during a campaign to raise money for the construction of a pedestal for the Statue of Liberty. It wasn't cast in bronze and attached to the statue's pedestal until 1903....
  9. @Alan: You should also include in your...

    @Alan: You should also include in your calculation the high death rate among all poor people, especially immigrants crowded into big city tenement slums. Prior to antibiotics and vaccines, death was...
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    At the moment it's straight Ubuntu 20.04.03 LTS...

    At the moment it's straight Ubuntu 20.04.03 LTS with daily security updates, mostly for the simplicity of not having to tinker with the system very often and not having to wait for a flavor to...
  11. Hundreds of students walk out to protest removal of LGBTQ+ safe space at school

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    Yes, you're overlooking the fact that some...

    Yes, you're overlooking the fact that some hardware and some software and some computer operating systems are indeed more dangerous than others. I use a reasonably safe operating system running...
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    I have known people IRL who would consider you a...

    I have known people IRL who would consider you a "social parasite" and tell you so to your face because you're not contributing to the benefit/advancement of society as much as you could be.

    I...
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    As a semi-geek I define "computer" as a computer...

    As a semi-geek I define "computer" as a computer that has an operating system that will run whatever software the user chooses to load onto it. IOW a computer is what they used to call a...
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    My first impression of the "garage up front"...

    My first impression of the "garage up front" house was that it would only make sense as half of a duplex with the floorplan of the other half flipped over side to side so the front doors would be...
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    Good for you. You showed good restraint in the...

    Good for you. You showed good restraint in the non-digital world. FWIW there are people IRL that I too think are lazy, stupid, entitled, or all three. I just choose to not talk about them online or...
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    Did you ask them why they think the government...

    Did you ask them why they think the government should give them money and medical insurance without them doing anything to earn it? Or did you just decide they're a stupid lazy bum, and then go...
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    A dumb phone isn't a computer. So no way for it...

    A dumb phone isn't a computer. So no way for it to run a computer program. So the only data a dumb phone can send and receive is text.
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    It's not just debt. It's about your kids getting...

    It's not just debt. It's about your kids getting loaded down with more toys than they need (and more clothes, and more games, and more video games, and...) And it's about all the wasted products and...
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    Well, if I may be permitted to be a grinch.... ...

    Well, if I may be permitted to be a grinch....

    https://moneywise.com/managing-money/budgeting/heres-why-you-should-stop-buying-christmas-presents
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    Are you familiar with Pegasus?...

    Are you familiar with Pegasus? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pegasus_(spyware) Were you concerned about it 3 months ago before it became big news.

    Are you aware that Apple recently released...
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    Looking at that house here...

    Looking at that house here https://www.estately.com/listings/info/310-maple-valley-court it is obvious that the living area and kitchen are in the rear part of the house and the bedrooms and garage...
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    Haven't used???? Not familiar with???? I spent...

    Haven't used???? Not familiar with????

    I spent the last 12 years of my working career in a warehouse that received used cell phones, repaired them, tested them, and sent them back out to...
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    As a semi-intelligent semi-computergeek I choose...

    As a semi-intelligent semi-computergeek I choose not to run the risk of receiving a text message containing auto-execute code that does it's dirty work without you clicking on anything. YMMV
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    That is a moral question which each person will...

    That is a moral question which each person will have to decide for themself. You are totally free to refuse treatment or insist on being put at the back of the line, if you're conscious, but when you...
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