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Priest in dispute with woman over communion bites her during Mass, Florida police say
  • I didn't know Jesus, but I read his stories. I doubt he is cool with biting people to avoid sacrilege. Though, he did have his hardcore moments, so idk.

    Seems the priest needs more forgiveness and cheek turning skills.

    Fucking wild story. Worth the read. WTF

  • Req.Incoming Email NOT my Focus? Client/Server
  • I have filtering, but those all happen after the mail is in the Inbox. I get a quarter second of crazy emails and previews and things moving, then they are gone. (Outlook sucks.)

    I don't even want to see that shit.

  • Anyone switched to Debian?
  • I love it. More stable than many things. Preseeds for PXE.

    I don't have to fuss on my fun systems.

    Work systems are different. Works great when it is a nice fit. Use mostly RHEL family there, and dislike the rolling upgrades. (Breaking changes between "minor" version changes. Rarely an issue on Debian.)

  • Req.Incoming Email NOT my Focus? Client/Server

    Hello friends. Work email is crushing me. The ticketing systems, plural, email me on everyone's tucket. (Because some people only work tickets via email and others through the web interface.)

    Are there any email clients or servers that allow new email to land somewhere other than the inbox? Or allow my view to start elsewhere?

    I declare email bankruptcy daily....

    Send whiskey.

    Edit: I was unclear.

    I have filtering, but those all happen after the mail is in the Inbox. I get a quarter second of crazy emails and previews and things moving, then they are gone. (Outlook sucks.)

    I don't even want to see that shit. Not at all.

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    streets.mn Lost Railways of the Twin Cities

    Take a rails-and-trails tour of abandoned railways around the Twin Cities metro, as our author explains their history and current uses.

    Lost Railways of the Twin Cities
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    Universal Basic Income (UBI) @leminal.space MNByChoice @midwest.social
    Annuities as UBI conceptual model

    Today, I was playing with an immediate annuity calculator. For about $106K (USA Dollar), one can get a 10 year Immediate annuity that pays about $1K per month.

    For $1 million, 9 people could be covered for 10 years. For $1 billion, 9,400.

    Every American could be covered for the next 10 years for ~$35 trillion. Rolled out over 10 years, it could be $3.5 trillion per year.

    I am better able to reason about annuities, than government spending, so this started to put the costs in perspective for me. The costs also stop being as "squishy".

    UBI would be life changing for many. Those with lots of income already would be paying about 30% back to the IRS.

    There are lots of optimizations. For 60% more, the term could be doubled to 20 years, cutting the annual rollout cost by 20%. I bet costs could be improved when purchasing $1 trillion of anything. Annuity rates are also not great right now, so there a likely better structures.

    Thoughts?

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    prospect.org UnitedHealth Exploits an ‘Emergency’ It Created

    The Change ransomware attack left an Oregon medical practice with an empty bank account, and only one quick way to fix it: sell to UnitedHealth.

    UnitedHealth Exploits an ‘Emergency’ It Created

    > Last Thursday, the medical colossus UnitedHealthcare applied for an emergency exemption that would fast-track its takeover of a medical practice in Corvallis, Oregon, in a letter warning regulators that the practice might close its doors if the merger were not approved right away.

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    prospect.org UnitedHealth Exploits an ‘Emergency’ It Created

    The Change ransomware attack left an Oregon medical practice with an empty bank account, and only one quick way to fix it: sell to UnitedHealth.

    UnitedHealth Exploits an ‘Emergency’ It Created
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    How to protect Intellectual Property from new employer

    Pretty sure I will be asking a lawyer, but I want to learn more words and concepts first.

    A possible new job wants to own any intellectual property I create and wants me to declare anything I want to keep as my own. This seems normal in my industry as they will be paying me to do some thinking.

    Issue is that I have a number of ideas I have been developing. I am going to float some of them as products in my own time, though this may be years from now. Most of these are outside the current market for the company as far as I know.

    How is this typically handled? I presume I don't need to have copyrights or trademarks prior and can just list tentative titles.

    I am also a little unclear on the spread between "intellectual property" and "an idea I am playing with".

    Thoughts? Concepts to investigate?

    Edit: I did Internet search this, but I have not found working keywords.

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    www.independent.co.uk Bryson's America: Why would you walk?

    I'LL TELL you this, but you'll have to promise that it will go no further. Not long after we moved here we had the people next door round for dinner and - I swear this is true - they drove.

    Article from 1999, referenced study likely from earlier.

    > The average American walks less than 75 miles a year - about 1.4 miles a week, barely 350 yards a day.

    Thank you to @[email protected] for pointing this out.

    Archive link: https://web.archive.org/web/20240218142310/https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/bryson-s-america-why-would-you-walk-1079183.html

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    minnesotareformer.com Child care centers oppose bill that would allow parents to hire their teachers - Minnesota Reformer

    Child care business owners urged lawmakers to reject a bill that would expand the state’s recent ban on noncompete agreements. The bill would ban provisions in contracts between businesses and customers that restrict workers’ employment choices. For child care centers, that would mean dropping contr...

    Child care centers oppose bill that would allow parents to hire their teachers - Minnesota Reformer
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    Mayor Jacob Frey quips that choosing remote work over office makes you a 'loser' (Minneapolis, MN, USA)

    > "I don't know if you saw this study the other day, but what this study clearly shows, is when people have the ability to come downtown to an office and don't, when they stay home, sitting on their couch with their nasty cat blanket diddling on their laptop ... if they do that for a few months, you become a loser! It's a study. We're not losers, are we?"

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    The great Jeff Vogel discusses the Unity event.

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    minnesotareformer.com Xcel Energy proposes time-of-use rates as the default option for Minnesota customers - Minnesota Reformer

    Xcel Energy customers in Minnesota will likely soon have good reason to hold off on running dishwashers or charging vehicles until bedtime. The state’s largest utility is asking regulators to approve a major change to how residential customers have paid for their electricity for decades. In December...

    Xcel Energy proposes time-of-use rates as the default option for Minnesota customers - Minnesota Reformer
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    minnesotareformer.com Xcel Energy proposes time-of-use rates as the default option for Minnesota customers - Minnesota Reformer

    Xcel Energy customers in Minnesota will likely soon have good reason to hold off on running dishwashers or charging vehicles until bedtime. The state’s largest utility is asking regulators to approve a major change to how residential customers have paid for their electricity for decades. In December...

    Xcel Energy proposes time-of-use rates as the default option for Minnesota customers - Minnesota Reformer
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    minnesotareformer.com You might be a lobbyist now - Minnesota Reformer

    Recent changes to the Minnesota laws regulating political advocacy have expanded the definition of a “lobbyist” and the universe of people who now have to register as one. The changes will have little effect on existing professional lobbyists but are expected to mandate a bevy of new people register...

    You might be a lobbyist now - Minnesota Reformer
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    Non-computer standing furniture

    There is evidence that standing is better for the human body than sitting. For work we have standing desks for computer work and such. Some aim to stand 8+ hours a day.

    What about for other activities? How do the unemployed, retired, and homemarkers get in enough standing? Are there good ways to stand while reading a book, or sipping a coffee and enjoying the dawn?

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    What happened to the Batteriser?

    While looking for uses for old disposable AA batteries, I ran across the Batteriser from 2015. Clearly, it was a flop of some sort, as I am posting in 2024. What happened? Are there any iterations that do work?

    https://money.cnn.com/2015/06/02/technology/make-battery-last-longer-batteriser/index.html

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batteroo_Boost

    Also, are there any uses for old batteries?

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    www.berkeleyside.org Berkeley can't enforce natural gas ban, federal court rules again

    A federal court rejected a rehearing of Berkeley's ban on new natural gas appliances, putting similar regulations in Oakland and elsewhere in doubt.

    Berkeley can't enforce natural gas ban, federal court rules again

    On Tuesday, Jan. 2, a federal appeals court declined to rehear the case of Berkeley’s ban on new natural gas hookups, which was struck down by a panel of judges in April 2023.

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    Blaine City Council rocked by allegations the mayor has a conflict of interest in sports project - Minnesota Reformer
    minnesotareformer.com Blaine City Council rocked by allegations the mayor has a conflict of interest in sports project  - Minnesota Reformer

    The mayor of Blaine is an investor in a baseball-themed restaurant going up near a planned massive sports entertainment district that may include a taxpayer-subsidized minor league baseball stadium.

    Blaine City Council rocked by allegations the mayor has a conflict of interest in sports project  - Minnesota Reformer
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    Chex Mix Pack Date?

    Does anyone know when Costco will be getting the boxes of Chex for making Chex mix? (Has the three varieties needed in one box.)

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    How would you spend $20 million a year?

    Pretend the $20 million is guaranteed, and if anything will increase slightly over time.

    What problems could be significantly improved for $20 million?

    (I am dreaming of winning the $1.55 billion Powerball drawling. Then taking the lumpsum, posting taxes, investing, and spending 4% each and every year. I understand that the actual may be more, or less than the started amount.)

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    Car registration scam?

    I have started to receive junk mail (actual junk mail) for a car I do not own.

    I do not know what state it is registered in, but do know the make, model, and year of the car.

    How do I check if there really is an unknown car registered to me? I assume it could be in any of the 50 states.

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