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    theFu

    Have a few friends in Turkey. Haven't been able to reach one of them since the coup attempt date. That friend isn't political or religious at all and none of his family is.

    Would like to know what happened with him and his wife and their daughter.

    Posted in: 32,000 arrested since July in Turkey coup probe

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    theFu

    Depends on the job.

    I need 4 hrs uninterrupted to work through complex designs and code. Any interruption makes me lose and hour to get back into "the zone." Plus, I don't have a record of the question.

    Do get around this, we have daily standup meetings and schedule other side talks as needed, since people all have different schedules and need to plan.

    Must say that my productivity is probably 80% less than when I had an office to myself since being forced to work in an open "circle" workgroup.

    I don't have the headphones all all day, everyday either. Only when I need full concentration. I respect when my guys do it as well and don't interrupt them when they are clearly in or trying to get "in-the-groove."

    It is called working together and being respectful. I'm not really listening to music. I'm blocking out all the idle chatter and business/personal phone calls from nearby people. If that means you need to send an email, fine. I've had this discussion with the VP over our group and she understands and approves, especially since they don't want to pay for individual offices.

    Posted in: Do you find it annoying when you're trying to get a co-worker's attention in the office but can't because they are listening to music? Do you think companies should ban employees listening to whatever it is they listen to, especially in an open office where employees need to communicate with each other?

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    theFu

    With barely six weeks before Election Day, Clinton is narrowly leading Trump in polls that indicate both candidates remain highly unpopular.

    Exactly. No good choice.

    Posted in: Clinton, Trump clash over defense of U.S. allies

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    theFu

    Which mall? Seems like that would be part of the things every reporter is taught to put in there stories. *Who" "What" "When" ?Where"

    Seems Who and Where are missing here.

    Posted in: Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at scene

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    theFu

    It will be impressive to see how they keep a 200 mile long tube as vacuum, while still allowing entrance and exits along the way for emergency needs. If they can't get most of the air out, going that fast just isn't possible. Air becomes incompressible near mach 1+ speeds. Imagine trying to push a plunger for 200 miles - that's what will happen if they don't get the air out. Maintaining a large vacuum is hard - really hard.

    I'm not actually concerned about it staying inside the tubes or rubbing against the sides. Control systems can easily handle that today in a highly redundant way.

    Plus they need to partner with some company that already has right-of-way leases/ownership for the track location and have money left over to fight the legal battles that Amtrack, Greyhound, Delta, UA, AA will all bring.

    Posted in: Hyperloop pushes dream of low-cost futuristic transport

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    theFu

    It can't get much more "inflamed" than it already is. They need a law that mandates releasing all police video footage within 72 hours like other states have. Being open and honest is the only way to get any public trust back.

    How can someone not holding a firearm drop it?

    Where did that firearm come from? One of the cops? If the man was holding a book, it must have been from a cop, right? Personally, I don't carry mine when there are cops in the neighborhood. Not even if I think there is a prowler on my property. Best not to have a stupid mistake on their or my part make simple things complicated. OTOH, I don't live in Charlotte and have never been majorly hassled by police, though a few traffic tickets which were thrown out of court could have been seen as harassment.

    Posted in: Family releases video of Charlotte police shooting

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    theFu

    From reading the article, sounds like the son WAS NOT a terrorist when Dad called the FBI, but changed slowly after a visit to Pakistan. The FBI did what they should have back then, IMHO.

    See ... in the USA we have free speech that is protected under most situations with a few exceptions (yelling "fire" inside a crowded theater is NOT protected). But until someone actually DOES SOMETHING illegal, they deserve to be free.

    I wouldn't expect the son to be cooperative with law enforcement. Smart people dealing with US law enforcement don't. Our system of justice has flaws like "anything you say CAN and WILL be used against you." Anything you say won't be used FOR YOU. My lawyer told me never to answer questions and to say "I don't answer questions" whenever asked. Police are looking to close a case, not necessarily find the real perp.

    Posted in: FBI says it looked into New York bombing suspect 2 years ago

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    theFu

    VOTE: NONE OF THE ABOVE.

    or Gary Johnson (lib). He won't win, but at least the coming political and economic disasters won't be my fault. Mr. Johnson has some crazy ideas too, but since he won't win, his idea of cutting the Fed budget 43% won't do any harm and removing corporate taxation would jump start the economy wildly. Too bad for all the corporate CPAs.

    Posted in: Sanders urges turned-off voters to turn out for Clinton

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    theFu

    Mr. Trump is a boob. We need a workable solution. I'm thinking visitor work visas for Mexican and Canadian nationals which require them to go home for at least 3 months a year. The USA gets workers and the imported workers get to be with their families AND have a slightly better life than they would otherwise, if there part of the world doesn't let them do that locally. Clearly much of Mexico doesn't have economic issues.

    Why Canada too? Need to be fair to both countries that have long borders with the USA.

    I would like it if Mexico had a reciprocal agreement.

    VOTE: NONE OF THE ABOVE.

    or Gary Johnson (lib). He won't win, but at least the coming political and economic disasters won't be my fault.

    Posted in: Trump says open borders cost lives and 'this will end'

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    theFu

    JefferyDomer Sep. 17, 2016 - 08:27PM JST @thefu

    Ha! Spoken like a true millenial! Do nothing‥……

    That's how we got into this mess to begin with.

    I'm quite a bit older than any millennial or 2 prior "named" generations.

    The two choices for Pres suck equally in different ways. Wish there were someone I could actually VOTE FOR, instead of voting against. Mr. Trump's and Ms. Clinton's economic policies have been reviewed by experts. If enacted, both would destroy the US economy and harm the world's. I'm concentrating on things I can control, since it appears the 2 main candidates are equally bad for the country. On paper, Ms. Clinton seems like the better candidate - years of govt service, but as a former DoD contractor, I just can't get passed her violation of laws AND the belief that she isn't responsible for this. Her liberal policies scare me even more. Mr. Trump is a loudmouthed boob and an embarrassment to the USA. I'd rather he not need to dissolve 3 counties before he finally learns to get it right.

    IMHO.

    Regardless, I hope that Ms. Clinton feels better. Being ill isn't fun for anyone. Her people all need to be fired for lying about pneumonia and sending her to events when she should have been resting. We all get sick and need to take care of ourselves. This shows poor judgment from her inner circle, IMHO. There are lots and lots of examples of her poor judgment, sadly.

    Time to try to make both of these candidate impotent once either gets into office.

    Posted in: Trump suggests Clinton's Secret Service agents disarm

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    theFu

    Isn't it great that Mr. Trump knows exactly what is best for everyone else? Oh ... Ms. Clinton knows what we need too.

    Great.

    Vote: NONE OF THE ABOVE!

    Posted in: Trump suggests Clinton's Secret Service agents disarm

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    theFu

    Getting a credit card number doesn't mean much if that CC number is a 1-time number and has been canceled. I use 1-time numbers to protect myself from less-than-honest sellers of services only. Experience stuff, not things where a warranty is desired.

    Posted in: Last-minute cancellation by Chinese tour groups driving businesses crazy

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    theFu

    Can I wipe it and load a stock Android? Don't need any more big-brother-devices listening and watching everyone in the house. We already have enough of those.

    Have a 10inch tablet that is too big, so this 8inch would be very nice.

    Posted in: Amazon launches low-cost tablet with Alexa assistant

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    theFu

    I don't have to reboot my normal watch. It lasts for 10+ yrs.

    I am a tech nerd, but never saw the use in a watch connected to anything else. Perhaps if it did dictation with 99% accuracy, it would be useful. Plus, I'm not interested in any device that requires internet connectivity to work.

    Posted in: Smartwatches: For fitness freaks and tech geeks only?

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    theFu

    I simply said "it was difficult" - the same code they use to mean it is impossible either for practical or political reasons. After all, directly saying "no" isn't allowed.

    Posted in: Have you ever had any trouble with a co-worker in Japan? What did you do to solve the problem?

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    theFu

    Glad there are so many experts here with all the answers. Thanks for sharing folks.

    Posted in: 13 killed, dozens wounded in Chicago Labor Day weekend shootings

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    theFu

    Credit card data too? Block it.

    Names, nationality and passport numbers makes perfect sense.

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    theFu

    Send in the Ninja squad.

    Tired of hearing about this sort of stuff. Any organization who kidnaps another human needs to be "disappeared." That applies to govts too. If there aren't charges filed, then it is a kidnapping.

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    theFu

    Almost everyone is poor in their teens and early 20s.

    If they don't get sucked into other expenses (college debt, kids, wive(s)), they will have plenty of disposable income for the rest of their lives. It is the same reason as why CC companies give college kids CCs. Build the habit. SnapChat isn't dumb.

    OTOH, I hope these young people know what ad blockers are.

    Posted in: Snapchat ad revenue to rocket: eMarketer

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    theFu

    They are both dangerous. Vote: "NONE OF THE ABOVE"

    Posted in: Clinton, Trump: He's a national security danger; no she is

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