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Don't leave your keys on your desk: company copies keys from photos for $6

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 4 hours ago. 7 Replies

"Keys Duplicated" will make a copy of your house key from smartphone photos, for anyone with a credit card.…Continue

Tags: stealth key copying, stealth key duplication, key copying, key copying from photos, stealth

Optical Illusions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by sk8eycat 13 hours ago. 64 Replies

This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

Ebola Drug From BC

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Sunday. 1 Reply

Ebola drug fast tracked.....http://www.cbc.ca/1.2731250B.C.'s Tekmira gets FDA approval to fast track Ebola drugContinue

Ebola Researcher from BC

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Sunday. 2 Replies

From our news......Young scientist garnering international attention for Ebola research…Continue

Ozone Recovering?

Started by Patricia Sep 11. 0 Replies

http://shar.es/11RhRK Following a harrowing depletion in recent decades, Earth's protective ozone layer, high in the planet's atmosphere, is on the track to recovery, according to a new report released today…Continue

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Started by dr kellie. Last reply by Larry Sep 5. 84 Replies

I discovered a brilliant new way to avoid  having xians ring my doorbell in attempt to share the good news with me.  Just now, I was in my kitchen, washing dishes and finding something to eat, when I looked out the large window above my sink.  Two…Continue

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Comment by Plinius on May 29, 2014 at 1:26am

I love your family stories, Joan! Wonderful how positive these people are!

I'm sorry about your back, Ruth! Like sciatica, I guess. I hope you feel better soon.

 I can imagine you're worried about a BFF with an addiction, Booklover. But your daughter is a sensible person, who'll be careful.

Can you get a secret telephone number, Patricia? It helps a lot.

Husband and I are still working hard at brother-in-law's problems. We're still waiting for him to get a place in a care home, then we can move his stuff and his cat and sell his apartment. We're getting very tired of this job - there's not much left of our lives apart from working and sleeping. But perhaps the bulk of it can be finished before August.

Comment by Patricia on May 28, 2014 at 11:44pm

Has anyone else here been driven stark raving nuts with callers ''vanting do dalk do me about my vindowz gumputuh"?

I have demanded they stop calling, screamed at them, banged the phone on a hard surface, hung up, not answered at all, etc., but tonight I had TWO calls right at our dinner hour!!!!

So much for the ''do not call list''!!!!

AARRRRGH!!!!!

Comment by Patricia on May 28, 2014 at 11:36pm

I don't have a smart phone, but Amber Alerts get on tv right away, & I sometimes get them in an email from some of my newsletter sites. I am on Twitter, but am not really knowledgeable about how to use it.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 28, 2014 at 11:29pm

Patricia, I'm not on Facebook either but I do get Amber alerts on my smartphone.  Most often the kidnapper turns out to be a parent or other family member.  Our current technology has allowed very swift action and information to be released to the pubic.  I have to say, most times the Amber alerts are cancelled within a few hours because the child has been found. 

Hi, Ruth.  Glad you could come by and say hello.  I hope your condition improves.  I'm sending good thoughts your way.  You should expect them in Pennsylvania very soon. 

Comment by booklover on May 28, 2014 at 4:40pm

I'm sorry about your back Ruth!  I'm glad you are able to return to normal activities now.   I've had my gastro "stuff" acting-up lately, and gasp!, haven't been able to drink coffee!  But seriously some nausea and a very acid-y stomach. Yuck.

Joan, thanks for telling us about your neat family!  I love to hear how people live.

Carl, that cat-cloud-explosion bugs me. LOL

My daughter's BFF has graduated and is back in town.  My daughter is now on one of her "up" times, and although I'm glad for that, her friend always seems to be trouble.  Not bad trouble, my daughter just seems to blow all her money when she's with her, and her friend is an alcoholic, and my daughter shouldn't even drink with the meds she's on.  My daughter limits herself to 2-3 drinks over the course of an evening, sometimes less, never more (only when out with friends.)  It just seems like since they were little, they have gotten into "trouble" together.  Now that they are adults, I hope that changes.  My daughter moves in the middle of August to her apartment, to finish her degree.  It should take 18 months.  I'm hoping her friend, who finished her degree this semester, gets a job far away.  I also hope she acknowledges her drinking problem.  My daughter and another young woman tried to talk to  her about it, but she wouldn't listen.

Comment by booklover on May 28, 2014 at 4:30pm

I wonder if that is because it happened in Canada rather than in the U.S., Carl?  I don't know!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 28, 2014 at 3:25pm

Thanks for the baby rescue story, Patricia, and for your family visit, Joan.

Cute kitty cloud, Flying Atheist.

I've been less active lately due to a flare up of pinched nerve syndrome in my lower back. I had trigger point injections last Thursday and am able to use the computer again and return to the gym. Not perfect, but better. It looks as if I may rely more on my walker to take pressure off of my back.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 28, 2014 at 2:01pm

Comment by Patricia on May 28, 2014 at 1:50pm

Kidnapped newborns occur a lot it seems to me, & in Quebec it seems more so.

We sold our house in Surrey to an expectant couple in 1976, & her newborn was taken a day or 2 after he was born, very shortly after they moved in.

I had a student nurse visiting me at that house for a few weeks before I had my youngest, so she came under scrutiny just because of the location. Luckily, she wasn't the culprit.

Nice to see the proper ones thanked in this latest case! I am not, & never will be a facebook fan, but in some cases these things work well.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 28, 2014 at 1:41pm

I hope you have seen Cosmos: The Immortals, Season: 1 Episode: 11. It explains the source of the biblical stories that are from the far distant past. If you want more information on the ancient stories, see my post, 

Cosmos, A Space Odyssey, The Immortals, Season: 1 Episode: 11

 

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