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Help with a CarFax problem?
by New Renter in #misc on 9 Mar 2013  22 comments, latest 7 months ago
My family is in an ongoing battle with CarFax. My stepdad took his car to to a dealer as a trade in . There he was told the Carfax showed...

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Justice Department Hits IBM Over H-1B Hiring Practices (news.dice.com)
by New Renter in #misc on 3 Oct 2013  8 comments, latest 3 years ago
http://news.dice.com/2013/09/2 How much trouble? Under the terms of the settlement with the Justice Department, IBM agreed to: Pay $44,400 in civil penalties to the United States Revise its hiring and...

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Barbie (suprise) Isn't a Computer Engineer After All. (geekwire.com)
by New Renter in #misc on 23 Nov 2014  14 comments, latest 3 years ago
Sure, she looks good - but can she actually write code? Turns out not so much. She CAN however get a couple of guys to do the hard work...

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SFBA Residential Construction Projects
by New Renter in #housing on 5 Apr 2014  38 comments, latest 3 years ago
Given the lack of housing inventory here in the SFBA and downer threads like this one... http://patrick.net/?p=1240680 ...I think its time to put together a list of ongoing and recently...

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Price Check Aims to Make Health Care Costs More Transparent in California (blogs.kqed.org)
by New Renter in #misc on 26 Jun 2014  1 comment, latest 3 years ago
I heard about this on the radio yesterday: http://blogs.kqed.org/pressroo Four-month project of KQED, Southern California Public Radio and ClearHealthCosts.com will use community-contributed health care cost data for reporting. KQED, Southern...

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Want to be an academic? (insidehighered.com)
by New Renter in #misc on 14 Jun 2014  3 comments, latest 3 years ago
You may want to think again after reading this: Academics often bemoan what Marc Bousquet, an associate professor of English at Emory University, called “the qualifications ratchet.” To be competitive...

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Hydrogen-fueled cars face uncertain market in California (sfgate.com)
by New Renter in #misc on 1 Jun 2014  Posted 3 years ago
http://www.sfgate.com/news/art Uncertain... That's putting it politely. Not a surprise considering the shortcomings of hydrogen: Efficiency: Most hydrogen comes from steam reformation of methane which of course can be used directly...

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Toys for our Times (amazon.com)
by New Renter in #politics on 1 May 2014  5 comments, latest 4 years ago
Where were these when I was a kid? http://www.amazon.com/PLAYMOBI Playmobil Security Check Point Customer Questions & Answers Q: Does it come with a TSA Pre-check bypass lane? A: That is...

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German landlord tries to collect rent with chainsaw (reuters.com)
by New Renter in #misc on 30 Apr 2014  2 comments, latest 4 years ago
(Reuters) - A landlord demanding rent arrears threatened tenants and German police with a whirring chainsaw, a police spokesman said on Wednesday. The frightened tenants called police to the scene,...

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Something Every Man Should Know for Summer (news.discovery.com)
by New Renter in #housing on 22 Apr 2014  Posted 4 years ago
Grilled meat is damned tasty but the polyaromatic hydrocarbons created in the meat during grilling are carcinogenic. Researchers from Portugal and Spain have found that marinating pork chops in dark...

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The "Scary" chart (marketwatch.com)
by New Renter in #misc on 13 Feb 2014  57 comments, latest 4 years ago
I should know, because I quoted a number of this chart’s skeptics in a column I wrote in early December. Yet the market over the past two months has...

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Reward To Any Man Who Can Turn Lesbian Daughter Straight (huffingtonpost.ca)
by New Renter in #misc on 24 Jan 2014  26 comments, latest 4 years ago
Reward! $120M! This man: Has now doubled his original offer of $60M to anyone who can turn his 33 year old daughter straight: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2 All it takes is for her...

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FYI SFR South Bay Area Construction Costs (redfin.com)
by New Renter in #misc on 30 Sep 2013  21 comments, latest 4 years ago
As some of you may know my family recently had our family home rebuilt after a devastating fire. The home is located in a high end country club neighborhood of...

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The Perfect Gift For the Handicapable Person in Your Life (dailymail.co.uk)
by New Renter in #misc on 10 Jan 2014  14 comments, latest 4 years ago
I SAID GET OFF MY LAWN!!! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new

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Why the 30-Year Mortgage Could Be Coming to an End (thestreet.com)
by New Renter in #housing on 16 Aug 2013  25 comments, latest 4 years ago
http://www.thestreet.com/story The 30-year mortgage is a U.S. consumer institution, affording families a path to full homeownership at reasonable monthly payments (although banks and lenders make out like bandits on the...

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Facebook makes you miserable (economist.com)
by New Renter in #misc on 15 Aug 2013  7 comments, latest 4 years ago
http://www.economist.com/news/ Ethan Kross of the University of Michigan and Philippe Verduyn of Leuven University in Belgium, has shown that the more someone uses Facebook, the less satisfied he is with...

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How long is a sentence in credit jail?
by New Renter in #misc on 14 Aug 2013  18 comments, latest 4 years ago
The talk of the potential demise of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has gotten me to wonder - if these two were to indeed go away what would happen to...

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Every Good Chinese Cop Deserves a Gatling Gun! (sadefensejournal.com)
by New Renter in #misc on 29 Jul 2013  2 comments, latest 4 years ago
(scroll down in the link to find the subject of this thread) http://sadefensejournal.com/wp The LM12 – An Indigenous Chinese Minigun A Chinese Minigun? Yes, it’s true. The Chinese are now...

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Putin warns U.S., West against arming organ-eating Syrian rebels (cnn.com)
by New Renter in #misc on 15 Jul 2013  5 comments, latest 4 years ago
Syrian Rebel = Cannibal Anarchist! http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/16/

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Factcheck Fail! (blog.sfgate.com)
by New Renter in #misc on 12 Jul 2013  12 comments, latest 4 years ago
http://blog.sfgate.com/matiera KTVU Channel 2 is apologizing for an on-air gaffe that the station — or viewers – won’t soon forget. During the noon newscast Friday, co-anchor Tori Campbell, announced that...
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