Other news items from elsewhere on a Saturday morning – 9/22/2018

Three-fourths of the nation’s businesses don’t have paid employees US Census Bureau

Is fall for planting? Penn State Extension

Americans feel they can best distinguish news from opinion in local TV news; worst, online news sites and social mediaNieman Lab

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The Real Top 20 | Causes of DeathProCon

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“Don’t psychologize me!” | “8 Tips for Amateur Psychologists Tempted to Analyze Out Loud”Psychology Today

Passive-aggressive-evolutionSOURCE: martyduren.com

No Surprise TherePOTUS’s attempt to discredit Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, fits his usual pattern of responding to sexual-misconduct allegations.

“But I’m in high school — I don’t want that to happen to me.” | “What Teens Think of the Kavanaugh Accusations”The Atlantic

Just too good | A favorite of ours, Time Goes By: What It’s Really Like to Grow Old, has this interaction with Windows:

“@#$%^&* TECHNOLOGY

“This is no exaggeration. It happened to me almost word-for-word a few days ago. My friend and attorney John Gear sent it, perhaps in response to Crabby Old Lady’s elder tech complaints last Monday.

WINDOWS:
Please enter your new password.

USER:
Cabbage

WINDOWS:
Sorry, the password must be more than 8 characters.

USER:
Boiled cabbage

WINDOWS:
Sorry, the password must contain 1 numerical character.

USER:
1 boiled cabbage

WINDOWS:
Sorry, the password cannot have blank spaces

USER:
50damnboiledcabbages

WINDOWS:
Sorry, the password must contain at least one upper case character.

USER:
50DAMNboiledcabbages

WINDOWS:
Sorry the password cannot use more than one upper case character consecutively.

USER:
50damnBoiledCabbagesShovedUpYourAssIfYouDon’tGiveMeAccessNow!

WINDOWS:
Sorry, the password cannot contain punctuation.

USER:
ReallyPissedOff50DamnBoiledCabbagesShovedUpYourAssIfYouDontGiveMeAccessNo

WINDOWS:
Sorry, that password is already in use.

See the entire column here.

 

One comment

  1. “Old man – I don’t want that to happen to me”

    I’d like to retain the right to confront my accuser face to face.

    I’d like to know what the specific allegations are against me before having to defend myself.

    I would like to be granted the presumption of innocence.

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