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Is the growing social-sourced economy the modern back door into socialism?
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Want to be whitelisted? Here are some sensible rules for web site advertising
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Fantastic new series on Syfy called “The Expanse” – for people who love traditional science fiction
Wed, Dec 30th 2015 9
My suggestion is to stay away from PayAnywhere(dot)com
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Is the growing social-sourced economy the modern back door into socialism?
Thu, May 5th 2016 12
My suggestion is to stay away from PayAnywhere(dot)com
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 10
Here is one for you VMWARE gurus - particularly if you run ESXi without fancy drive arrays
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 9
Fantastic new series on Syfy called “The Expanse” – for people who love traditional science fiction
Wed, Dec 30th 2015 9
Are you using a Surface Pro 2 or another Windows 8.1 Tablet? Want to use Traveler on the touch screen? It works!
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The Killer of Orphans (Orphan Documents)
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 8
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Is the growing social-sourced economy the modern back door into socialism?
Thu, May 5th 2016 10:30a   Andrew Pollack
Is the growing social-sourced economy the modern back door into socialism? I read a really insightful post a couple of days ago that suggested the use of social network funding sites like “Go Fund Me” and “Kickstarter” have come about and gained popularity in part because the existing economy in no longer serving its purpose for anyone who isn’t already wealthy. Have the traditional ways to get new ventures funded become closed to all but a few who aren’t already connected to them an
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Want to be whitelisted? Here are some sensible rules for web site advertising
Wed, Apr 20th 2016 4:40p   Andrew Pollack
An increasing number of websites are now detecting when users have ad-blocking enabled, and refuse to show content unless you "whitelist" their site (disable your ad-blocking for them). I think that is a fair decision on their part, it's how they pay for the site. However, if you want me (and many others) to white list your site, there are some rules you should follow. If you violate these rules, I won't whitelist your site, I'll just find content elsewhere. 1. The total space taken up by a
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Fantastic new series on Syfy called “The Expanse” – for people who love traditional science fiction
Wed, Dec 30th 2015 7:15p   Andrew Pollack
[] “The Expanse” is a new science fiction series being broadcast onthe Syfy channelthis winter. It’s closely based on a series of books by author James S. A. Corey beginning with “Leviathan Wakes”. There are 5 books in the “Expanse” series so far. If you’re a fan of the novels you’ll appreciate how closely the books are followed.TIP: The first five episodes are already available on Syfy.com. If you’re having trouble getting into the characters and plot, use those to get up to
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My suggestion is to stay away from PayAnywhere(dot)com
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 4:01p   Andrew Pollack
Here’s a cautionary story, with my personal suggestion that you stay away from any service offered by “PayAnywhere.com” or “North American Bankcard” or “PhoneSwipe.com”. I’m documenting this, as I told them I would, so that when other people search for information about them, they can be a bit more informed. This is my story of interacting them. I’m sure other people have had other experiences. Over the summer, I decided to drop my previous credit card processing service and tr




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