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Feb 25, 2014 bobbelieu commented on What Do You Think of the Silicon Valley Trailer?.
I worked in the tech industry in Silicon Valley back in the 1980's and I have no desire to relive that experience in any way. I can't imagine the place (or the people) have gotten any better or more interesting since then.
Jan 30, 2014 bobbelieu commented on Is Everyone Sick All the Time This Winter, Or Is It Just Me?.
@8: Indeed. I've been healthy for three years and this year I've had two colds in as many months. Whatever is going around it pretty brutal.
Jan 14, 2014 bobbelieu commented on The End Is Nigh-er.
Read it a couple of months ago. You definitely want to start with The Last Policeman and then read Countdown City. I'm not sure how the stories would hold up individually.

A very good yarn.
Oct 3, 2013 bobbelieu commented on Mint the Damn Coin Already.
Legal or not, wise or not, I think an interesting question would be "What should be printed on the face of the coin?"

Fun to think about...
Aug 29, 2013 bobbelieu commented on Feds Will Allow Legal Pot Industry in WA, CO.
@4: Made my day too. Can't wait to start seeing it sold in stores. Anyone know when that's supposed to happen? I keep hearing 'next year' sometime, nothing very specific.
Aug 5, 2013 bobbelieu commented on Jeff Bezos to Buy the Washington Post.
"There is no map, and charting a path ahead will not be easy. We will need to invent, which means we will need to experiment."

In other words, "Get your resumes up to date, bitches."
Jul 31, 2013 bobbelieu commented on The Worst Jobs We’ve Ever Had.
I worked a lot of crappy jobs when I was young but the worst was the four years at an iron foundry in my home town of Lodi, CA. I was a core maker and it was a boring and dangerous job. God knows what nasty stuff I inhaled during that time. The one good thing about that job was that it gave me the drive and ambition to go back to college. I haven't worked for a living since.
Jul 23, 2013 bobbelieu commented on We Get Mail.
What #6 said. We're a sad species.
Jul 12, 2013 bobbelieu commented on A Boeing 787 Caught Fire in London.
Actually, there is damage to the upper fuselage just forward of the rear bulkhead. If that fire damage was caused by flames that reached the ceiling then it would be in the right location for the aft battery. Here's a diagram from an article written back during the battery snafu: http://tinyurl.com/nqmbm9v
Jun 20, 2013 bobbelieu commented on This Is a Big Fucking Deal: Exodus International Offs Itself.
Indeed Dan. A VERY big deal.