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2014 UCLA vs USC preview
Posted by BB on Saturday, November 22, 2014 @ 06:11:09 PST (14 reads)
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Sports: Athletic ContestsIt is that time of year again. The Annual UCLA USC game. This year, back to the Rose Bowl for a matchup of top 20 teams.
Do not let anybody tell you that corporations and businesses that create jobs
Posted by BB on Sunday, October 26, 2014 @ 10:49:54 PDT (48 reads)
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Opinion: PoliticsThe quote from Hilary Clinton is not quite correct, She did not have nearly that level of conviction.

On Friday October 24, Hilary was at a Democratic rally in Massachusetts. 


Minnesota defeats Michigan and takes home the Little Brown Jug
Posted by BB on Monday, September 29, 2014 @ 19:59:50 PDT (87 reads)
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Sports: Athletic Contests

I think Coach Kill did get some credit. Certainly, there were lots of shots of him enjoying the moment. Nice hug by Jerry for Brady Hoke at midfield, "I have been here man, I feel your pain." The Gophers vs Wolverines was a little Ralphie vs Scut Farkus in there, I am sure. Heard some rumors of some Minnesota resident Wolverine fans who have proudly flown their big M flags for years now taking them down. Minnesota has been the nail to Michigan's hammer for a long time. Certainly the Little Brown Jug trophy has been held at Schembechler Hall for many years.

 

Samantha Brown Great Weekends, Strange Picture
Posted by BB on Friday, March 14, 2014 @ 12:30:59 PDT (633 reads)
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Movie DiscussionsSamantha Brown is a star on the Travel Channel. My wife picked up her Passport to Great Weekends : Collection 1 DVD at the library. It has a show for Las Vagas, where my wife hopes to warm up for a few days during this endless dreary Spring of 2014.
Matchbox collecting getting more difficult
Posted by BB on Friday, March 14, 2014 @ 12:17:03 PDT (402 reads)
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Matchbox Die Cast CarsA number of factors are conspiring to make this hobby less interesting and more difficult to sustain. The main lines from Mattel for Hot Wheels and Matchboxes are getting less collectible.
Group29 2013 Bowl Game Picks
Posted by BB on Sunday, December 29, 2013 @ 11:01:08 PST (925 reads)
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Sports: Athletic ContestsIt was time again for our group to pick the 35 teams for the 2013 College football season bowl games. 
The rules are simple (until you get to the tiebreaker part...). Simply pick the winners of more of this year's College Football Bowl Games than any other contestant and walk away with a reward so priceless, you don't have to declare it on your income taxes!
USC vs UCLA preview 2013
Posted by BB on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 @ 16:56:56 PST (750 reads)
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Sports: Athletic ContestsUCLA has missed the Pac-12 championship game even after mounting a furious comeback against ASU. It would have been their greatest of all time. USC is on a five game winning streak now that Lane Kiffin has been unceremoniously dumped at LAX. Ed Orgeron is the coach to beat.
Calvin and Hobbes author Bill Watterson
Posted by BB on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 16:48:55 PST (482 reads)
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This guy wants nothing to do with the world at large.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/53216/mental-floss-exclusive-our-interview-bill-watterson

I read the full article at the Library this evening in the December issue, where the cover caught my eye.

 

The Palomino Blackwings, Part III, The Pearl
Posted by BB on Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 17:26:13 PDT (1220 reads)
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Engineering: Things that are builtI picked up my order of Blackwing Pearl pencils. As advertised, they are in the middle of the Blackwing 602 and the Blackwing (The Paliomino Blackwing).

Over the last two years, the Pencils.com web site has expanded their offerings to include other pencil manufacturers. 
As chance would have it, he was a Pulitzer Prize winner
Posted by BB on Saturday, April 06, 2013 @ 08:52:32 PDT (2279 reads)
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Movie DiscussionsThe Group29 web site started with a bit of hubris, the premise that anyone could offer an opinion on movies and be a film critic. But the fact is that a true film critic has to be an accomplished writer, art lover, academic, and immerse oneself in the field.
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Posted by JDB on Saturday, April 06, 2013 @ 08:23:25 PDT (3249 reads)
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Movie Discussions Siskel in 1999 and now Ebert 2013, cancer...two thumbs down!
Group29 2012 Bowl game picks
Posted by BB on Sunday, December 30, 2012 @ 08:26:33 PST (2450 reads)
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Sports: Athletic Contests
Here are the Group29 picks for the 2012 bowl season.

The following is a list of this year s games - all 35 of them.

UCLA defeats USC 38-28 and represents Pac-12 South for second year
Posted by BB on Friday, November 23, 2012 @ 12:48:08 PST (1677 reads)
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Sports: Athletic ContestsFor only the second time in 14 contests, UCLA has defeated arch-rival USC. This time the Pac-12 Championship game was on the line, for both teams. The probably was the expected outcome when the Pac-12 South Division was formed. 

Is this a championship? Or are the division winners just representatives to the Championship?
iPhone 5 - The Headphone Jack is on the bottom
Posted by BB on Friday, November 23, 2012 @ 12:13:05 PST (870 reads)
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Neater than RAZR phonesWell, this is not exactly mind blowing
UCLA vs USC Preview 2012 - November 17, 2012
Posted by BB on Saturday, November 17, 2012 @ 10:57:36 PST (1581 reads)
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Sports: Athletic ContestsIn nine years of previewing, this is the first time the UCLA (17) has been ranked higher that USC (21) in the polls coming into the game. Up to this point, the Bruins have been subject to machetes, rock to the scissors, and a 50-0 blowout. There was one lone victory in 2006.

First Paid App: from the Apple iTunes app store: Notability
Posted by BB on Saturday, October 13, 2012 @ 18:22:25 PDT (1157 reads)
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Neater than RAZR phonesI just bought my first app on the Apple app store for iPad. It is called Notability. I have owned an iPhone since April 2008. I have never spent any money at the app store before this.
Slide rules - the K+E 4181-3
Posted by BB on Saturday, October 13, 2012 @ 18:02:06 PDT (1304 reads)
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Engineering: Things that are builtI found the slide rule that belonged to my dad. He became an engineer in the 1950s.  The internet has given me a lot of information about it. 

It is a Keuffel and Esser ( K+E  ) model number 4181-3. I found that was a plastic Log Log Duplex Decitrig. It must be from before 1962 when Keuffel and Esser changed all their model numbers. It is Made in U.S.A. - all plastic (trade name "Ivorite") stock, plastic cursor lens.


Group29 2011 Bowl Season picks
Posted by BB on Thursday, December 29, 2011 @ 05:48:39 PST (1886 reads)
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Sports: Athletic ContestsHere we go. The college football bowl post-season is underway. Here are the Group29 predictions for the upcoming bowls.
HTC Titan Camera
Posted by BB on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 @ 12:54:32 PST (1832 reads)
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Moving to the next after iPhone 1One of the cool new things about my HTC Titan is the camera. There is a special button on the lower right side that is perfectly positioned for right index finger shutter operation. There is a saying attributed to Chase Jarvis, "The best camera is the one that is with you."
Why AT&T Does not want to sell you a Windows Phone
Posted by BB on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 @ 12:49:09 PST (2860 reads)
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Moving to the next after iPhone 1It is pretty simple, really; the sales reps have no incentive. I discovered this in person a few weeks ago when visiting some AT&T stores and kiosks. The sales people dismiss the phones because they do not have apps. They do not stock them. They will tell you that they are in third place in a two-[platform] race.
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