New Renter

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Help with a CarFax problem?
by New Renter on 9 Mar 2013  22 comments, latest 2 years 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 on 3 Oct 2013  7 comments, latest 4 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 on 23 Nov 2014  14 comments, latest 5 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 on 5 Apr 2014  38 comments, latest 5 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 on 26 Jun 2014  1 comment, latest 5 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 on 14 Jun 2014  3 comments, latest 5 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 on 1 Jun 2014  Posted 5 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 on 1 May 2014  5 comments, latest 5 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 on 30 Apr 2014  2 comments, latest 5 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 on 22 Apr 2014  Posted 5 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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Reward To Any Man Who Can Turn Lesbian Daughter Straight (huffingtonpost.ca)
by New Renter on 24 Jan 2014  26 comments, latest 5 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 on 30 Sep 2013  21 comments, latest 5 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 on 10 Jan 2014  14 comments, latest 5 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 on 16 Aug 2013  25 comments, latest 6 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 on 15 Aug 2013  7 comments, latest 6 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 on 14 Aug 2013  16 comments, latest 6 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 on 29 Jul 2013  2 comments, latest 6 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 on 15 Jul 2013  5 comments, latest 6 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 on 12 Jul 2013  12 comments, latest 6 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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Why I hate investing (moneynews.com)
by New Renter on 19 Jun 2013  24 comments, latest 6 years ago
Stock market is all set to skyrocket to 60,000!: http://www.moneynews.com/MKTNe Billionaires are dumping US stocks - crash imminent! http://www.moneynews.com/MKTNe Same publication, same day.#investing

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SLAC public lectures available online (.slac.stanford.edu)
by New Renter on 2 Jun 2013  1 comment, latest 6 years ago
These are videos from the Stanford Linear Accelerator Centers (SLAC) public science lectures. I've been going to them for a couple of years now, usually with my wife for "date...

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So THAT's what happened to the shadow inventory! (guardian.co.uk)
by New Renter on 27 Apr 2013  1 comment, latest 6 years ago
Its all in Spain! http://www.guardian.co.uk/mone http://www.marketplace.org/top

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Three Wrongs Make a Right (economist.com)
by New Renter on 27 Apr 2013  Posted 6 years ago
Neat idea to take down cancer: http://www.economist.com/news/ In essence the treatment is to infect a cancer patient with radioactive bacteria. The immune system attacks the bacteria except around the tumors....

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For the Landlords Out There - Making Your SFR Properties Pet Friendly
by New Renter on 6 Mar 2013  20 comments, latest 6 years ago
This topic is for the landlords and landlord hopefulls out there. As a pet owning renter I have found there is an appealing scarcity of good pet-friendly SFR rentals available....

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Rooster Kills Man Attending Cockfight (content.usatoday.com)
by New Renter on 11 Feb 2013  7 comments, latest 6 years ago
Imagine what that rooster could have done with an AR15! http://content.usatoday.com/co

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Yet another way cats are useful... (cnn.com)
by New Renter on 8 Feb 2013  2 comments, latest 6 years ago
Busting inmates out of prison! http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/06/

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Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks (richblockspoorblocks.com)
by New Renter on 14 Jan 2013  2 comments, latest 6 years ago
I ran across this website today. Its a nice graphic tool showing census income data by zip code: http://www.richblockspoorblock

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SUV collides with Semi (youtube.com)
by New Renter on 6 Jan 2013  39 comments, latest 6 years ago
Taken from a state trooper's dash cam.

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Who Knew?
by New Renter on 13 Dec 2012  Posted 7 years ago
In honor of The Hobbit opening tomorrow I though I'd post this little diddy: Not sure what possessed Mr. Spock to do this but I hope it was worth it.

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STEM Jobs Act of 2012 (On Passage of the Bill) (govtrack.us)
by New Renter on 3 Dec 2012  Posted 7 years ago
Republicans vote overwhelmingly to flood the already grossly oversaturated STEM fields with even more cheap labor: http://www.govtrack.us/congres

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ABB Develops a DC Breaker for High Voltage Transmission (tdworld.com)
by New Renter on 24 Nov 2012  2 comments, latest 7 years ago
http://tdworld.com/go-grid-opt Edison's final revenge! A 100 year old problem has finally been solved - a circuit breaker compatible with HVDC. This is a major advancement towards the development of a...

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Guess which one is the prison. (archdaily.com)
by New Renter on 12 Oct 2012  Posted 7 years ago
Here's a game for you. Try to guess which of these pictures is of a prison: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 Give up? They're ALL prisons! #1: Palencia Prison (Spain)....

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Christianity and paying your mortgage (sacbee.com)
by New Renter on 16 Jul 2012  8 comments, latest 7 years ago
I have a question for the Christians of this forum: I read this story in the Sacramento Bee yesterday and was struck by one woman citing her Christian values as...
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