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  1. BAB2000

    BAB2000 An "Olde Moderator" #2 Super Moderator

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    Now, I thought that Abe Lincoln was credited with that quote?

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  2. jigwashere

    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    I'm pretty sure it was Al Gore a few weeks after he created it. ;)
     
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    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Comcast Reluctantly Lets Man Cancel Service Following His Property Burns Down
    Just more than a week ago, a St. Paul, Minn., man told Comcast he'd like to cancel his cable service. It is never ever as straightforward a process as it should be, but 66-year-old Jimmy Ware had a pretty excellent excuse: His complete home had burned down,...



    http://www.eaglecurrent.com/technol...-following-his-property-burns-down-h2361.html
     
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    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    65-year-old German mother of 13 pregnant with quadruplets dismisses critics

    BERLIN — A 65-year-old German mother of 13 is getting ready to give birth again — this time to quadruplets.

    Annegret Raunigk, a Berlin schoolteacher who is due soon to retire, is expected to give birth to the four babies within the next two months, Bild newspaper and RTL television reported.

    She already has children ranging in age from 9 to 44, from five fathers. Raunigk said she decided to become pregnant again because her 9-year-old daughter wanted a younger sibling.

    Her decision was met with widespread criticism by medical professionals as a risk both to her and the unborn babies.

    "Any pregnancy of a woman over age 45 has to be considered a high-risk pregnancy; over 60 this is naturally extreme," Dr. Holger Stepan, head of obstetrics at the University of Leipzig, told the dpa news agency.

    "The 65-year-old body is definitely not designed to carry a pregnancy, not of one child and certainly not of quadruplets," he said.

    Raunigk told Bild that donated eggs were fertilized and implanted at a clinic outside Germany, which was successful only after multiple attempts.

    She defended her decision: "How does one have to behave at 65?"

    "They can see it how they want to," she said, "and I'll see it the way I think is right."
     
  5. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Booths Recalls 'Monkey Nuts,' Didn't Disclose That Product Contained Nuts
    Posted: 04/26/2013 2:58 pm EDT Updated: 05/07/2013 12:15 pm EDT
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    Booths, the U.K.-based grocery chain, has recalled its "monkey nuts." The store failed to disclose on the packaging that the product contained peanuts -- but the Wholehearted Roasted Monkey Nuts are merely peanuts contained in their shells. Obvious or not, it was issue enough to warrant the recall.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/26/booths-recalls-money-nuts_n_3164527.html
     
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    Because the server room is certainly no place for pets
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    Legacy IT is toxic. Virtualisation is the default choice for new data centre deployments, but for existing and legacy workloads, justifying hardware refreshes is often difficult. Shedding light on the often poorly-accounted-for costs hiding in your data centre can provide sufficient rationale to move your infrastructure forward.

    People often romanticise legacy IT. Sys Admins fondly look at that old Compaq Netware server “pet” in the corner with a tape drive that hasn't been cleaned in a decade. Meanwhile, we make sure our indistinguishable-from-one-another modern data centre “cattle” are faithfully monitored, backed up and replaced.

    It is assumed that because our pets have defied the odds this long, that they will continue to chug along, zombie-like, for years to come. Our “pets” avoid refreshes and migrations, and thusly spite the data centre gods.
     
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    Police: Off-duty officer bit man's groin during fight

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland police officer has been suspended after being accused of biting another man's testicles during a fight outside a bar while he was off-duty on Cinco de Mayo.

    The Baltimore Sun (http://bsun.md/1F00Cem ) reports 31-year-old Anne Arundel County police officer Michael Flaig was charged Tuesday after Baltimore police say the victim accused Flaig, who was off-duty, of groping his female roommate.

    Police say during the fight, the victim straddled Flaig to keep him from getting away and Flaig bit his testicles.

    Anne Arundel County police spokesman T.J. Smith says Flaig will be suspended and placed on administrative duties. Flaig didn't have an attorney listed in online court records.

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    Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com


    obviously, that had to hurt… :vbrolleyes:
     

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