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Smartphones start getting Infrared - at long last
By curious2 in misc   13 comments, latest 11 minutes ago:
curious2 says Update: as of March 2015, the LG G3 D855 seems the best available, though its proprietary infrared remote app is limited to around 24x28 buttons, and Android lacks a worthy successor to Novii...

Surviving Spouse Questions:
By CL in misc   8 comments, latest 14 minutes ago:
elliemae says You're welcome. Feel free to ask any further questions - I check patnet a couple of times a week. Can't quite cut the cord.

Some fun facts
By indigenous in misc   posted 17 minutes ago:
When an economic crisis is coming, there are usually certain indicators that appear in advance. For example, commodity prices usually start to plunge before a recession begins. And as you can see from the Bloomberg...

Bridge fixers claim 2,501 California bridges need repair
By tvgnus in misc   posted 21 minutes ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Cites federal data showing structural issues •  Elected officials can't just sprinkle fairy dust on America's bridge problem The Washington lobby for companies that repair bridges is out with its annual warning list of...

Hiring ramping up: 32 percent of employers hiring in Q2
By tvgnus in misc   posted 23 minutes ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Wages may get a boost, too •  The brisk hiring anticipated for the second quarter comes against the backdrop of stronger sales Small businesses and their larger counterparts plan to step up hiring activity...

The end of meaningless jobs is a win for all of us
By tovarichpeter in misc   9 comments, latest 28 minutes ago:
marcus says iwog says why does anyone think the jobless who are replaced by automation will receive a check every month? Because it's good for everyone. Remember the demand side of teconomics ? And a...

Bad News For America's Biggest Housing Bubble: San Francisco Home Prices Suffer
By mell in misc   113 comments, latest 29 minutes ago:
indigenous says Also he said that the fact that the price of the houses have gone up so much is why they are not qualifying.

Is fractional reserve lending ridiculous?
By Blurtman in misc   100 comments, latest 34 minutes ago:
mell says tatupu70 says Your theory is that because they only lost 99% of their money rather than 100% that they'll be anxious to do it again? You bet. Why risk million dollar bonuses or...

Rabid pensioned cop throws a massive hissy fit-still on the job.
By lostand confused in misc   2 comments, latest 39 minutes ago:
Vicente says He's lucky he doesn't have a few extra orifices. LUCKY!

Michelle Obamas healthy lunches going to the pigs literally
By zzyzzx in misc   12 comments, latest 58 minutes ago:
Call it Crazy says turtledove says I think if they went back to actually cooking food in school cafeterias, you could improve the health content considerably. On what planet would anyone consider TV dinners to...

Sen. Robert Menendez indicted, but still remains in office
By Call it Crazy in misc   8 comments, latest 1 hour ago:
sbh says Call it Crazy says Interesting on how a thread about the criminal actions of Menendez turns into a Jeb Bush bashing thread Better start deleting these degenerate posts.

Two out of three Americans now own smartphones
By tvgnus in misc   14 comments, latest 1 hour ago:
Bellingham Bill says My $500 iPad Air 2 (actually $360 thanks to a Black Friday "Door Buster", LOL) is about 20% faster than the ~$3000 2006 Mac Pro I still have around (and that is...

Home Prices & the Dow, each Inflation-Adjusted. A recent Dow day.
By ttsmyf in misc   371 comments, latest 1 hour ago:
ttsmyf says WOW! The UNtrustworthy are certainly in control of what information is apparent to the people! Say hey! This was in the Wall Street Journal on March 30, 1999. Note "... how much it...

Iceland leads the way again
By Blurtman in misc   9 comments, latest 2 hours ago:
Blurtman says They can evaporate losses, i.e, buy crap them their chums and disappear it

Anti-terrorism cop terrorizes driver
By tovarichpeter in misc   posted 2 hours ago:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

GOPs latest tax cut proposal for the upper .2 percent
By tovarichpeter in misc   3 comments, latest 2 hours ago:
iwog says Elimination of the "death tax" is something the Republicans have wanted for decades. Yes idiots will fail to comprehend that this means the tax burden will be lifted from billionaires and placed squarely...

Before you take out a student loan
By tovarichpeter in misc   posted 3 hours ago:
http://www.sovereignman.com/tr The restnearly 2 out of 3are either behind on payments, in all-out default, or have entered some sort of deferral program to delay making payments, with a small percentage still in school. Its pretty...

McDonald's believes in high pay for workers...
By CaptainShuddup in misc   4 comments, latest 3 hours ago:
CaptainShuddup says curious2 says Those statements seem opposite, don't they? errc says Smoke another one, cap'n Damn it I got it all wrong... Good catch just the transparency this nation needs.

The Ticker Ceases Publication
By mell in misc   8 comments, latest 3 hours ago:
indigenous says Yup, hook line and sinker.

Brown orders mandatory water cuts
By tvgnus in misc   4 comments, latest 3 hours ago:
Call it Crazy says CaptainShuddup says and drink cheap wine. I heard SBH is packing his bags and moving TODAY!!!!

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