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Housing Heads finally gave in today, Tight Lending crowd RIP
By Logan Mohtashami in misc   127 comments, latest 23 seconds ago:
bob2356 says iwog says bob2356 says So down 30% and up 15% is actually HUGE? It's not up 15%. It's up 25% nationwide (or 33 points) as read directly from the CS website. I'm guessing...

Adam Sander - Burned Out, Talentless, and a Racist.
By Blurtman in misc   23 comments, latest 5 minutes ago:
CaptainShuddup says Bush can pronounce Jalapeno without sounding too white. That practically makes you a quarter castellanos in Texas.

Som scientists skeptical of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos
By tovarichpeter in misc   posted 8 minutes ago:
http://news.yahoo.com/scientis Faster, cheaper, better. An innovation that accomplishes those three things has the potential to disrupt an industry. But such innovations are rare. Theranos, a company founded by Stanford sophomore Elizabeth Holmes in the fall...

Local newsreader pronounces Spanish names with accent, but not others
By Blurtman in misc   2 comments, latest 14 minutes ago:
komputodo says CaptainShuddup says Damed right, it's sir-vase-a, say it, say it! um, more like "said-VESS-uh" BTW, one of my favorites:

Public boarding schools?
By tovarichpeter in misc   posted 27 minutes ago:
http://phys.org/news/2015-04-b Buffalo's chronically struggling school system is considering an idea gaining momentum in other cities: public boarding schools that put round-the-clock attention on students and away from such daunting problems as poverty, troubled homes and...

Are we becoming a police state?
By indigenous in misc   71 comments, latest 57 minutes ago:
bob2356 says indigenous says Nope, "Nazi" was an abbreviation for "der Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiters Partei — in English translation: the National Socialist German Workers' Party — As usual you have no clue about history. So...

Youth won't be wasted on the young
By tovarichpeter in misc   posted 1 hour ago:
http://www.americanthinker.com George Bernard Shaw proffered the brilliant insight that “Youth is wasted on the young.”  Thankfully, the old are becoming increasingly youthful, and this bodes well for civil society because wiser citizens will remain vigorous...

U.S. Highest broadband prices, lowest speeds
By tovarichpeter in misc   posted 1 hour ago:
Robert Reich 1 hr · It’s a good thing Comcast can’t acquire Time-Warner, but the problems with Comcast and other Internet service go far deeper. The United States has the highest broadband prices among advanced...

Are we becoming a police state 2nd article
By indigenous in misc   3 comments, latest 2 hours ago:
BayAreaObserver says Fair enough - long posts seem to get glossed over.

Analysis of killings by police shows outsize risk for young black men
By Blurtman in misc   8 comments, latest 2 hours ago:
Blurtman says Call it Crazy says being respectful In a two-tiered justice system where the law is broken with impunity by some, there is no respect for law enforcement.

The Irish are not white people
By Blurtman in misc   12 comments, latest 2 hours ago:
Blurtman says Strategist says Italians were not considered "White" too, Correct. In fact the USG passed immigration laws to prevent entry of Southern and Eastern Europeans into the country. All sorts of non-whte people were...

Is the Apple watch the new ninny indicator?
By Blurtman in misc   15 comments, latest 2 hours ago:
Strategist says hanera says Computers has gone a long way since mainframe, to mini, to micro, to our lap, allow us to hold in our palm, and now wear on our wrist. What's next? You...

Cuba has had a lung cancer vaccine for years
By tovarichpeter in misc   11 comments, latest 2 hours ago:
Strategist says tovarichpeter says Cuba has had a lung cancer vaccine for years Hope it works. I don't care who invents what, as long as all of mankind benefits.

China is going to cheap robots
By tovarichpeter in misc   1 comment, latest 3 hours ago:
CaptainShuddup says Those people don't have a home to go back to, their incestrial homes were flooded over to create the power for the robots that will be replacing them. It will be interesting to...

U.S. has sharply reduced spending on basic research
By tovarichpeter in misc   1 comment, latest 3 hours ago:
CaptainShuddup says There's billions being spent in R&D. But for new creative financial vehicles, it's an arms race. Of Wallstreet building a faster getaway car.

Qualcomm Snapdragon processors
By BayAreaObserver in technologies   posted 3 hours ago:
name of technologyQualcomm Snapdragon processors description of technologySamsung's prized chip-making foundries will also build Apple’s A9 CPU. Future Qualcomm Snapdragon processors are to be built at Samsung’s chip-making plants. Apple has apparently already decided that...

Now that Bruce Jenner is becoming a woman, will he be an Immense Hirsute Lesbian
By Rin in misc   44 comments, latest 4 hours ago:
sbh says Call it Crazy says So then, iwog and Dan, both those bitches, like, came back to the cafeteria, without asking, like they had permission, which I totally hadn't given them. But I never...

How a failed cancer drug led to a potential diabetes breakthrough for Intarcia
By BayAreaObserver in misc   posted 5 hours ago:
About two months ago, Kurt Graves decided if he’s going to market a tiny device inserted below the skin aimed at upending the way type 2 diabetes is treated, he ought to know what it...

Institutional Venture Partners - IVP
By BayAreaObserver in investors   posted 5 hours ago:
name of investor in SF tech companiesInstitutional Venture Partners - IVP about the investorIVP reloads with $1.4B for late-stage venture investments. Institutional Venture Partners is the latest Silicon Valley venture firm to raise a big...

Clock may be ticking on new reservoirs (1st story)
By tvgnus in misc   posted 5 hours ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, was successful in getting an amendment tacked onto the $35.4 billion Energy and Water Appropriations bill that orders the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to finish and submit feasibility studies for...

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