61126Re: (Slashdot Article) How Apple Killed the Linux Desktop
- Sep 1 2:12 AM--- In email@example.com, Mike Adams <coss_michael@...> wrote:
> > Here's a copy of my September 2012 bill that I just scanned, $61.59Good thing you didn't; Sacramento is a den of inequity and crime due
> > (sometimes my water bill is higher during the months I remember to
> > water the lawn):
> > <http://thadlabs.com/PIX/PG+E_Sept_2012.jpg>
> I must say I'm extremely impressed. BTW, my wife and I came very
> close to moving to the Sacramento area recently.
to it being the state capitol. Police forces have been reduced in
most major California cities. San Jose CA is now wide-open with a
smaller force and an inability to respond to most crimes. Read some
back issues of the San Hoser's Mockery, er, Murky, er, Mercury News
Action Line column for info <http://www.mercurynews.com/action-line/>.
Oakland and San Francisco have extremely high crime rates with police
corruption and they mostly fail to charge felons at all and let them
go free. Frisco being a "sanctuary city" also allows illegal aliens
to roam the streets unhindered and murder people almost daily.
The entire state is a mess with over $500 Billion ($500,000,000,000)
in unfunded retirement debt and another $50 Billion "simple" debt.
> I'm originally from Oklahoma, she's from St. Louis, and we're nowI have many fond memories of New Mexico (working at White Sands, etc.)
> in Albuquerque by way of North-Central Texas.
> We were told the weather there was very nice, and I'm sure thatWeather here has changed dramatically over the years. As an avid
> contributes to your low bills.
astronomer since the early 1950s I liked my backyard when I bought
the house in 1966 because I could see the entirety of the Milky Way,
M31 (Andromeda Galaxy) was a huge naked-eye object, and one could
read newspapers outside at night using starlight. No more. It's one
huge supercity now from San Jose up to Frisco, paved all the way,
where there used to be miles of agriculture between each city until
1970 or so.
You can see the climate and astronomical viewing status of my back
yard here -- many locals use that page because it includes all the
Clear Sky Chart areas (charted by Canadian satellites (and, yes, I
know this is "SIlicon Valley")) within a 10-mile radius of me:
> Where I'm from, we usually had the highest temperature in theIn the 1960s and up to mid-1970s here my 4-tiered backyard waterfall
> country a dozen times or so in the summer and freezing rain during
> the winters
would freeze 2" thick during the Winter and I'd have to use a sledge
to daily break the ice so birds would have drinking and bathing
water. Never again since, and temps have been as high here as 117°F
(47.2°C); I run a weather station at home; you can see some of the
sensors here on the tower:
> However, your situation just goes to prove you can make aI'm technically retired now and I control my budget better that I
> difference in your individual costs if you know what to do and how
> to do it.
used to do. It takes a certain discipline that a lot of people
simply don't have. :-)
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