Parallax Forum Posts Now Considered Illegitimate

Any posts by Chris Savage on the Parallax Forums are to be considered illegitimate / fraudulent / fake. Apparently posts on the Parallax Forums can be modified for content at will, meaning anything posted may not be what the original poster wrote. Continue reading

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Tabletop Kiosks: The New Spies On The Block

If you’ve recently eaten at Red Robin, Applebee’s or Chili’s, you may have noticed a tabletop kiosk that allows you to order food, play games and even pay your bill. These devices are becoming more and more popular in restaurants. But did you know they have a built-in camera? Continue reading

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The Expert (Short Comedy Sketch)

Engineers are often faced with the demands of those who don’t know the capabilities (or limitations) of the technology they’re asking us to design, sometimes putting us in the position of being asked to design something that is, quite literally, impossible!

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Microsoft Telemetry Hits Windows 7/8.1

Back when Microsoft was cramming Windows 10 down everyone’s virtual throat, force-installing it onto their PC if the updates were allowed to install automatically, I went to great lengths to insure I didn’t end up with Microsoft’s spyware-infested O/S on my hardware. I quickly identified the updates associated with the Windows 10 Nagware and disabled it by hiding it in the updates. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony. Continue reading

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How Turning Signals Work

State Trooper creates a PSA for those who don’t know what a turning signal is.

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Jefferson Airplane Starship

Okay, so it was originally Jefferson Airplane, then Jefferson Starship and finally, Starship. But in my collection it is listed as Jefferson Airplane Starship or as my late wife called it, “The Identity Crisis Band”. No need to get technical, I know the history, but I prefer to listen to the music from the original Jefferson Airplane through Jefferson Starship followed by music from Starship. So in that sense, to me they’re all the same…but I digress…that’s not what this blog entry is about. If you’re a fan of the aforementioned groups as well as a fan of Def Leppard you might find this interesting. Continue reading

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McDonald’s No More…For Me!

What would you do if you saw your orange juice being filled from the overflow tray at the bottom of the machine? Yeah, me too! Gross! But that’s what happened to me this morning! Continue reading

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Progressive Auto Insurance

If Progressive Auto Insurance offered to insure my vehicles FREE for LIFE, I would decline. Here’s why… Continue reading

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Auto Insurance Company Tactics

As of January 3, 2017 I have had four vehicles rear-ended by another driver who either wasn’t paying attention or was driving recklessly. In all four cases the other driver had insurance at the time of the accident and was confirmed by their insurance company. But in all four cases, by the time the “investigation” was completed, none of these drivers had coverage any more. Sound suspicious? Well it is… Continue reading

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Hyundai Motor Finance

Hyundai vehicles are some of the most reliable and robust I have ever driven. That’s why when I moved to CA from NY I kept buying Hyundai. The warranty couldn’t be beat and the reliability and bang for the buck was attractive. However, Hyundai Motor Finance has got to be one of the worst companies I have ever done business with! If your life is calm, peaceful and devoid of stress and you really want to know what it is like to have stress in your life, buy a Hyundai and finance it through Hyundai Motor Finance. Then change something…anything! Watch your stress level skyrocket! Continue reading

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