Today in 1933 Germany’s parliament building, the Reichstag, was gutted by fire. Chancellor Adolf Hitler, blaming the Communists, used the fire as justification for suspending civil liberties.
My friend Jim sends me historical events periodically through txt. I like to read them, and it’s always a bit scary at some of the things that we’ve done in the past, and continue to do today.
In this instance and throughout history, those in power always use some tragedy as a reason to suspend civil liberties—whether temporary or permanently. No good can ever come from this. We’ve seen this time and time again throughout history, and even today here in the US. Like 9/11 for instance, that ushered in the Patriot Act.
Liberty is always at battle for survival, and unfortunately far too many don’t realize that there should never be any compromise with it’s existence. It should always win, unless you are okay with others telling you how to live your life and what you can and cannot do. This goes for terror attacks, school shootings, you name it. Sure they are horrific, but if you lose your liberty on account of them, you lose. If you think you become safer, you don’t. No tragedy, whether foreign or domestic, minor or major, in the past or that may one day happen in the future, should ever be tolerated as an excuse to limit the liberties that we’ve been guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.
Admittedly, I’m not the best at checking my credit card statement for unauthorized charges. But I’m going to get in the habit of doing so now. I noticed a charge by WEBROOT ANTI VIRUS – BROOMFIELD. Supposedly it’s an automatic renewal of a subscription, but I don’t recall ever paying for the software in the first place. I tend to have a pretty good memory of things like that, but Webroot doesn’t come to mind, and a visit to the website doesn’t ring any bells either. I’ve searched my email archives, and no purchase history.
Requesting a refund was almost too easy via their website, but I’ve yet to see it actually be processed. So we’ll see. Last resort will be a credit card dispute, because I’m not paying $59.99 for some software that I never even purchased and will never even use or trust to install.
By default, most of the well liked autocorrect features, such as the first word of a sentence, are disabled with no easy to enable them.
To fix this, create a file called winword.exe and copy it into the Outlook 2013 directory that contains outlook.exe. After restarting Outlook, the autocorrect features that you are likely wanting should be available.
3 days with two amazing girls – Tennessee Aquarium & Amicalola Falls State Park
I’ve had a Droid Razr Max for over 4 months now. Obviously it’s worlds different that your average cell that has just a minimal camera, texting, and of course phone capabilities.
What I Love
First off is the much nicer 10 megapixel camera. That again is worlds different from my previous 2 megapixel camera. I like the ability to capture those on the go pictures with minimal loss of quality, without the hassel of the dSLR.
Text messaging is so much nicer since conversations are threaded rather than each message being an individual entry.
The convenience and availability of having internet access is very nice, and with that there is no need to carry along a GPS on road trips any longer.
Apps. I’ll post about my favorite apps at a later date.
What I Hate
The size of the phone is a little annoying because I’ve always carried my phone in my jeans pocket, and I’ve already noticed wearing on my pocket rims from having to get it out of my pocket throughout the day.
My family and I have enjoyed your service for quite a number of years now. A loyal customer I would say we are. But, you have a horrible business model when you blare on TV that you are offering a special of phone, internet, and cable for just $90/mo, for new customers. Keyword new. What ever happened to rewarding your loyal customers? Aren’t we the ones that keep you in business? Apparently you don’t appreciate the business at all, because when I called about the promotion, your sales associate made it clear that the special only applies to new customers and you can’t do any better for your existing customers. Perhaps it’s time to switch companies? Almost like you should shop around on your auto insurance, perhaps it’s time that everyone starts shopping around on a regular basis for their phone/cable/internet service and become a “new” customer somewhere else and get a sweet promo rate there.
The harmonic balancer on my car has been quite the headache. I’ve done some reading online, and they say that you have to put weights in the drill-holes just like the old one so that it is balanced. Easy, right? Sure, until no one can tell you where you get the weights, or how you get it exactly like the old one when the new one doesn’t even have the same drill-holes.
So on my way to a Chevy dealer near Rome, while out on my lunch, to see if someone there could maybe help us out, I decided I would give it a long-shot and call up West Coast Corvette to see if maybe someone there could help me out with a little Q & A. I was blown away. The guys that I talked to were more than willing to tell me about it, and to explain that the harmonic balancer on these cars are actually just a dampener and serve as just a crank pully. They don’t balance the engine, because it’s balanced by the flywheel.
The new One Less Reason album is going to be amazing. ‘Blueprints’ and ‘Uneasy’ I’ve heard, and I’m wearing out replay now!
My car has had a squeak underneath the hood for nearly a year now. It started off as just a slight, belt squeal which gradually got louder and more annoying as the months passed on. The car is 10 years old, so we changed the belt and that did nothing. Changed the belt-tensioner, that did nothing as well. The car has had some electrical issues throughout this time, mostly with the lights dimming as you braked, and sometimes a slight flickering of the time display on the radio. So since the belt and belt-tensioner didn’t help, we thought we had it narrowed down to a bad alternator. It was charging at an irregular voltage anyways, so we had hoped that would kill two birds with one stone. Well it killed one. Turns out the harmonic balancer is shot. When the car is running, if you shine a light down, it’s definitely got a good bit of wobble in it.
The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach. —