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Why I prefer desktop computers over laptops

I have owned many personal computers over the past 30 years… but never a laptop. I’ve used others’ laptops from time to …

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A better use for 4.5 billion dollars

I am shocked by the recent winning bid for Nortel’s patent portfolio.  4.5 billion U. S. dollars.  In cash! More than shocked, …

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Facebook, the Island of the Lotus-Eaters

Last night I watched Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief on TV.  (Beware, spoilers ahead.) This moderately-entertaining movie cleverly incorporates a …

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A Solomonic Response to Username Disputes

In recent months, I’ve read of the following scenario playing out on a couple of different occasions [1]: Person “So-and-So” chooses “CleverName” …

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An immediate hiatus

As is evident to anyone checking in, I’ve so far failed to keep up with my initial, modest goal of writing once …

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Collide world!

Hello, world!  My name is Andrés Cabezas Ulate.  Yesterday, as I was reading one of my favorite blogs, I came across the …

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