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Finally: Dems Read ObamaCare. Request Delays.

As Nancy Pelosi famously said, “You’ve got to pass the bill, so you can learn what’s inside…” Democrats are finally getting around to reading the ObamaCare law. And they’re surprised at the findings. Unknown taxes, hidden fees. Who would have guessed that within those 2,000 pages of hastily put together legislation would be ‘job killing taxes’ (as emphatically stated this ...

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Get Your Tricorder Here

Star Trek fans will love this. The tricorders from early episodes is closer to reality. Scientific America: A team of students has designed a Star Trek-inspired sensing device that can beam environmental data to a smart phone.The tricorder device is the team’s response to a challenge from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: “Is there an effective way to integrate external ...

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Reversing Paralysis With Nose Cells? It Might Work

Meet Jasper, a 10-year-old dachshund,  whose back legs were paralyzed. Today following a unique medical trial he is now walking and playing in the yard with his family. Jasper can be seen in the video before and after his treatment at the BBC website. In the study, funded by the Medical Research Council in the UK and published in the ...

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Apple doesn’t deserve your money

If you invest in individual stocks  you will likely, or should, be steering clear of Apple (AAPL). Apple shares are now more than 25% off their September levels, but the question long term investors should ask is why? Is it because Mr. Jobs passed  and the new leadership is unable to innovate? The answer is an unequivocal “YES.” Where are the really new ...

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Stopping Subway Flooding

The Department of Homeland Security technology department has come up with a crazy new device that may stop subway floods from happening in the near future. For years mass transit experts have worked to find an ability to block off sections of the tunnel system to stem flooding. While retrofitting existing tunnels with watertight doors seemed the obvious answer the ...

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Ai’s Cleaning Closet: First Use of the Shark Pro Steam Pocket Mop

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of cleaning products and housekeeping in general, so it’s no surprise that my interest in consumer cleaning products would spill into my online writing. (it’s not “all” politics all the time at Casa del Ai) I recently took possession of a Shark Pro Steam Pocket mop and decided to record it being ...

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Does A High Klout Score Mean That Your Tweets Are “Good”?

For the past week, I’ve been grousing over Michael Arrington’s sudden about-face in regards to the website Klout.  For years now, Arrington has been happy to relegate Klout to the pile of irrelevance, and I was in agreement with him.  But then he released this blog post last week that not only says he “likes” Klout now, but he’s also ...

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Klout, Retweets, and Why Neither One Really “Matters”

At the bottom of this post is a link to listen to a segment from last Saturday’s episode of Married to the Game.  This segment discusses thoughts on Klout and Twitter and old school “RT’s” versus the “new retweet”. The text in this post is meant as a supplement to flesh out some of the thoughts shared in that segment.  ...

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Dyson DC35 Animal vs DC34

Last week, I told you a little bit about my journey to find a “useful” vacuum cleaner.  My requirements were simple:  The vacuum *needed* to work with no shortcomings or frustrations, and I wanted it to be battery operated.  I ended up extensively testing two Dysons and a Shark.  Today’s video goes over some differences and details between the two ...

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Dyson DC35 Animal: Ease of Use Demonstration

I recently went on a hunt for a vacuum or vacuums that would accommodate my hectic life.  The older I get, the shorter my days feel, and sometimes I find myself looking for an edge.  In this instance, I was looking for a vacuum that was cordless, light weight, and would get the job done.  If I needed to clean ...

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Conan O’brien Wades Into The Apple Vs Samsung War (Video)

It looks like Team CoCo might be Team Apple after this video from one of his recent shows. Astute observers will notice that the “British guy in the black shirt” is an allusion to Apple’s design chief, Jony Ive.  What do you think?  Funny, or meh?

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