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    Um, just wow.

    JetSmarter is in the news again. And no, it's still not good news. SMH.

    The embedded video clip is pretty scary. Just imagine having this unstable individual on a plane (his multiple obscenities are bleeped, thankfully). And after the crew barricaded themselves in the cockpit...well, it's a good thing he didn't decide to open a door.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/a...o-shows-terrifying-private-jet-flight-n956946
     
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    awesome review.... if you have every wondered.
    about reg replaceable batteries.. should i get these cheap batteries:



    i guess i am going to get the cheap ones from now on.
    for my toothbrush and similar devices.

    last half as long.. but quarter of the cost.
     
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    Thanks for the vid, was wondering that in the back of my mind, but I put them in trust with just that, but they never used like automatic shut off devices like a keyboard or mouse though.

    Its been like a few dozen days or so since I had to change my keyboard and mouse - They seem pretty durable for "expensive big boys".
     
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    This quote is excellent:

    “My mother-in-law actually invented something that Harry Potters your balls and makes them disappear,” says Reese, who’s prone to gesticulate and toss his hair while Hu remains measured and direct. “The intensity of that as a son-in-law is unbelievable.”

    Here’s the whole article, which is about the biotech company that has had some early success with a vaccine that shows real potential in the fight against Alzheimer’s. May God bless their efforts.

    This Alzheimer’s Vaccine Just Might Work
     
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    Apple FaceTime bug lets you listen in on people who haven't answered yet. Yikes! That could be bad. :eek:
     
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    Is that really possible @MoodyBlues? I know you know some IPhone users.
     
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    Oh, yes, it's definitely possible. It was all over the local news this morning, too, explaining it the same way as the article. Apple has promised a fix later this week. I'm letting the iOS users I know in real life know about it, just in case they haven't heard.
     
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    Unforgiven I didn't know there were cacti in Aruba.
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    And how long has this bug been in iOS?
     
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    I've read a few articles, but only found a date reference in this one. According to it, the first tweet about it was on January 20.
     
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    Call me a cynic, but I would think if it was a bug recently introduced Apple would have made sure to declare that loudly. Seems like they are taking the tact that they hope no one asks because maybe it's been around for a bit. I'll be honest though, I haven't dug through a bunch of articles to get past the FUD and hype to see whats really true either.
     
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    Well, I'm mighty cynical, too, and I've had the same thoughts.

    Apparently, it took some random teen in cyberspace to uncover this bug. Hmmm...
     
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    Regardless of your spiritual leaning, I can almost guarantee that you'll enjoy listening to this message of J. John (to a Liberty University audience) rebroadcast on FOTF. The general focus of his message is "Gaining a New Perspective on Life" and if nothing else, you'll have a few really good laughs over the 20-odd minutes it takes to listen. The delightful English accent adds to the enjoyment, too.

    The link is to the podcast, and they generally leave them up for about three weeks, so you should have until March 1 or so. Blessings to all, enjoy.

    http://16623.mc.tritondigital.com/F...t/ffd_2019/1_jan_feb_march/ffd_20190212-p.mp3
     
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    As someone who loved skateboarding.. Lol.

    The Marine Corps tested a skateboard unit in the 1990s

    Before the days of the Iraq War made training to fight in urban centers a necessity, the Marine Corps was being proactive with the idea that the U.S. Military might have to capture some cities during a war. Urban combat exercises became a focal point after the Battle of Mogadishu, culminating in the large-scale Urban Warrior exercises in 1999.

    One of the innovations tested in Urban Warrior was the development of the combat skateboard.


    https://www.wearethemighty.com/gear-tech/marine-corps-skateboard-unit-1990s/amp
     
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    Imagine how much more they could do with the battery powered ones...
     
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    Little Red App
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-china-blog-47236902

    China's most popular app over the last few days has been one that's red in face and at heart.

    With a scarlet logo reading "study" in Chinese, or "study Xi" as an ingenious pun, the app aims at shaping the nation's minds under Xi Jinping's presidency.

    During China's Cultural Revolution, it was virtually mandatory to own and carry the "little red book." In the Xi era, the modes are smarter, and this will doubtless be seen as a "little red app".


    BTW it's not in the Google Play Store, but it is in the Apple App Store for iOS.
     
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