Club-Admiralty

v6.2.1 - moving along, a point increase at a time

Art imitating life?

I have been reading some Star Trek related literature and comic books over the past year (figured that there is plenty there to keep me entertained since there is no trek on TV...yet).  I came across this in a comic book recently (I think it's from the Year Four missions):
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Charter Schools....#faceplam

Oh man... gets my blood boiling(Last Week Tonight covered Charter Schools this week...)
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Stop Bigotry

Got this in the mail the other day.  I think more of us should be posting this on our pages ;-)
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It's super Tuesday! Go Vote!

I can't believe it's here!  Super Tuesday!  For those of you abroad, this is when a lot of states hold their primary elections (instead of having an election here and an election there in scattered form). This is usually when front-runner nominees show up.I can't believe that Trump is projected to win Massachusetts (I mean...seriously people!) Good thing I am independent and I can vote in
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Voter Registration...

Last week on "last week tonight with John Oliver" the main investigative segment of the satirical news show was on voter ID laws. For those of you abroad, in the US you don't have to prove you are who you say you are in order to go vote. You can just go, give the person your street address, and your name, and they'll cross you off as having voted.  I've always found this a little odd, that in
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Pinky and the Brain do Who's on First

For the longest period of time, "Who's on first" for me was a sports bar next to fenway park. It's not hard to see where this sports bar was my only reference for the comedy routine. I had never seen the original Abbot & Costello version, and I walked by this place daily on my way to Tae Kwon Do when I was in high school.  Eventually I got to see the original (see bellow) and more more recently...the
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Language politics and the internet

There are  some people that I have been following on Twitter that I have now started following on Google+ because they are quite interesting and quite a few times they give you some food for thought. Two of these people are Panagiotis and Nikos (both post in English and Greek).  The origin of this post comes from a question that Panagiotis (@vrypan) had about the utility
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Best use if a QR code!

I was watching the Daily Show this past weekend and in one of the episodes from last week Stewart was making fun of CNN and the republican candidate debate; more specifically CNN's use of on-screen QR codes to rake viewers to some CNN website (stats about the candidate ? LOL). In any case Stewart throws up his own barcode which too you to a website with the image bellow. Well played sir! Best. QR code
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Social profiles living on after a person's death - some thoughts

A while back I read this post (I wish I could remember the link) about Facebook suggesting that he reconnect with his friend but there was one gotcha in this situation - his friend had passed away a number of months ago - therefore even if this person tried to "reconnect" it would be a one-way conversation (unless they enlisted the help of medium).In any case, this got me thinking.  These days
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Sex sells

I saw this comic strip on xkcd the other day and you know that it's funny because it's true.I had a good laugh at it because no matter where you go on the internet these days it seems like there is a scantly clad person inviting you to some random dating service (Yahoo mail and Facebook seems to be a big culprits in this). I just want to read my mail thank you :-)
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Social media, not a fad

I saw this video on Metablogging.gr recently. The statistical information is pretty interesting.I never thought that Social Media was a fad (well, maybe they're a fad like computers are a fad but anyway).I would be interested in finding out more about these statistics. I often do wonder how many people have duplicate accounts on various networks because as we all know there are three types of liars:
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Big Brother is watching

Sad, but true!
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For Amalia

A few days back Amalia, a greek blogger and cancer patient who blogged her experiences with hospitals and doctors in Greece, passed away. The fakelaki* has been around for a while, I remember it growing up in Greece, and I am sad to say that it still exists in Greece, in 2007, in an EU country.Read more about it here*Fakelaki (n) A cash bribe given to doctors, nurses and other hospital staff in order
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