This Hack Will Cost Consumers Big

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Uh-oh. We thought it was bad enough that criminals could hack into our cars and planes. We knew that these computers we love to play while we drive or fly had downsides. But, we forgot to account for the fact that our car alarms and ignition devices are also controlled by these electronic units.

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Operator, Operator…

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So, you all do know that this year the number of traffic accidents and fatalities has increased- for the first time in a long time.  (35,200- a 7.7% increase over 2014- despite the fact that cars are getting safer.)  It shouldn’t come as a surprise, because with the precipitous drop in the price of gas, we are driving more.  And, as any cogent being realizes as they traverse this great land, too many folks should not have a driver’s license (maybe they don’t- but are behind the wheel anyway). At the very least, many (most?)  should be barred from getting behind the wheels of the ridiculous large vehicles they own, since they can’t handle them properly at all.

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NO!!!!!!!

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NO!!!!!  You can’t do this to me- or to anyone else!

I just went out and bought a new one.  Because the old one didn’t work very well.  (Plus, SONY decides that certain programs can’t be copied.  They inserted the ‘copyright police’ into the DVD portion of device.  That’s despite the Supreme Court ruling that recording TV shows for home use does not constitute copyright infringement!)

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Bacterial Fatigue?

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I have written before how our intestinal flora (bugs in our guts, in the vernacular) affect our general health. And, how they tamp down our inflammatory responses. And, how fecal transplants can help many a sick patient or improve patients well-being during chemotherapy.

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Can’t Stand Still!

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So, you know I drive my car to and from Philly.  And, let’s not forget the trip between Charlottesville and DC.  So, I’ve developed two favorite vendors for my stops.  One is WaWa.  This company has the best food, great coffee, fantastic shakes (we have to rely on my son for this fact), clean bathrooms, and great prices.   Oh- and they treat their employees really well.  Which is why service is fantastic.

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Print me an ear????

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I bet you thought I gave up on 3D printing. I mean, the last time I published a blog discussing this intriguing technology was more than 14 months ago! Never fear- it was only because most of what is going was not for public consumpiton (or repeating what had already been done).

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Eschew Obfuscation

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I spoke the other day how our government lies to us.   And, continues to do so.  (That is true for the Executive and Legislative Branches.  Although the legislative branch is working very hard to win the battle on lying and obfuscation.)

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