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    Quantum computers are old news now. The newest...

    Quantum computers are old news now. The newest computer is the Micro Mote, which measures 0.3 millimeter by 0.3 millimeter. Unfortunately it loses all its data when it's turned off. If you want one,...
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    This latest fire is spreading rapidly -- very...

    This latest fire is spreading rapidly -- very rapidly. It's northeast of Clear Lake Oaks, a cute little town with huge oak trees and a lake with lots of ducks and other birds. I vacationed there a...
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    George Cameron, drummer and founding member of...

    George Cameron, drummer and founding member of the Left Banke, a New York quintet known for Walk Away Renee in 1966 and Pretty Ballerina in 1967, has left this earth. He died today of cancer at age...
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    This Los Angeles Times essay explains how Trump...

    This Los Angeles Times essay explains how Trump is "distorting the truth." I think it would be more accurate to say Trump is making up stories which in his own mind he believes are true.

    Trump...
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    A former Trump campaign chairman and current Fox...

    A former Trump campaign chairman and current Fox News commentator accused a black Democratic strategist of being out of his "cotton-picking mind." A racist bigot working at Fox News -- Who ever...
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    Onyx and Edge receivers occasionally display that...

    Onyx and Edge receivers occasionally display that message even when nothing is wrong with the antenna. If the cable is not bent or broken, simply disconnecting and reconnecting the antenna should...
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    Yes indeed, it's going to be a long hot summer....

    Yes indeed, it's going to be a long hot summer. Yesterday's fire near Lake Piru burned 100 acres. A huge fire that broke out today in northern California has destroyed 12 structures and is...
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    To play for 13 different teams, a player has to...

    To play for 13 different teams, a player has to be very good -- or perhaps very bad. I'm still trying to decide.

    Right-handed pitcher Edwin Jackson to join Oakland A's, tie major league record by...
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    The Fifth Amendment to the United States...

    The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees "due process of law" in criminal proceedings. The Supreme Court ruled in 1953 that non-citizens are guaranteed due process as well. We...
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    Alec Baldwin, Alfre Woodard, Martin Sheen, LeVar...

    Alec Baldwin, Alfre Woodard, Martin Sheen, LeVar Burton, 44 members of the Kennedy family and many other actors and lawmakers are joining thousands of Americans taking part in a hunger strike to...
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    Yes sir, that Donald Trump is all heart, isn't...

    Yes sir, that Donald Trump is all heart, isn't he?

    Trump administration calls for expanded use of immigrant family detention
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    Another day, another Southern California...

    Another day, another Southern California wildfire. It's going to be a long, hot (in more ways than one) summer.

    Firefighters battling 75-acre blaze near Lake Piru in Ventura County
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    A rancher goes to the local veterinarian and...

    A rancher goes to the local veterinarian and says, "I have a horse. Sometimes he walks normally and sometimes he limps. What should I do?" The veterinarian tells him, "The next time he walks...
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    In the past few years, Facebook, Twitter, Google...

    In the past few years, Facebook, Twitter, Google and other sites have had to deal with major problems caused by hacks, privacy issues, data leaks, data thefts and data sharing. What has Cisco learned...
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    Facebook is now trying to weed out fake political...

    Facebook is now trying to weed out fake political ads -- and they've been mistakenly identifying ads from restaurants, hair salons and other businesses as "political." This is just the latest in a...
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    Which Donald Trump do you believe? "Everybody can...

    Which Donald Trump do you believe? "Everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea" (June 13) or "North Korea continue[s] to pose...
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    The Chinese smartphone manufacturer was illegally...

    The Chinese smartphone manufacturer was illegally sharing US technology with Iran and North Korea. In April 2018, the Department of Commerce banned US companies from exporting parts and components to...
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    Four rock drummers have died so far this month....

    Four rock drummers have died so far this month. Okay, this is really getting creepy!

    Vinnie Paul, legendary drummer for Pantera, Damageplan and Hellyeah, dead at 54
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    When Bud Abbott explained, "Who's on first,...

    When Bud Abbott explained, "Who's on first, What's on second and I Don't Know is on third," Lou Costello could never understand: "Who is on first?" "Who." "The guy playing first." "Who." "That's what...
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    CEO Reed Hastings says Friedland used "the N-word...

    CEO Reed Hastings says Friedland used "the N-word on at least two occasions." The N-word? My dictionary has hundreds of words starting with the letter N. But I guess we all know what word he's...
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    The engines will be made in the US, the SUVs will...

    The engines will be made in the US, the SUVs will be made in Mexico, and President Trump will be made furious in Washington, DC.

    General Motors is bringing back the Chevy Blazer -- and it will be...
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    Under the new five-year contract, drivers who now...

    Under the new five-year contract, drivers who now make $19 an hour will get $34.79 an hour in 2022. Translation: Expect a huge increase in UPS shipping rates.

    UPS strikes deal with Teamsters,...
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    Chipotle's new CEO Brian Niccol used to be CEO of...

    Chipotle's new CEO Brian Niccol used to be CEO of Taco Bell. It appears the Tacobellization of Chipotle has begun.

    Chipotle testing six new menu items including quesadillas, nachos, avocado...
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    Trump said two days ago he would support the...

    Trump said two days ago he would support the House Republicans "1,000%" -- he obviously isn't good at math -- but today he's asking them to postpone the immigration bill vote until after the November...
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    Well, he didn't stay unemployed for very long. ...

    Well, he didn't stay unemployed for very long.

    Barry Trotz named Islanders' head coach
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