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Just a simple test. Have to send and receive, backup and restore, to test the goodness value of this software.

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Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a Carbon Tax Proposal – The New York Times

Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a Carbon Tax Proposal – The New York Times: “The group, the Climate Leadership Council, unveiled a ‘conservative climate solution’ in February that would fight global warming by taxing greenhouse gas emissions and returning the money to taxpayers as a ‘climate dividend.’ The underlying idea is that, by making energy derived from fossil fuels more expensive, the free market will move more quickly and effectively toward renewable energy and other low-carbon solutions.”

Nothing to see here

The “new” mini was cloned from a CCC backup (10.12.3) of the old one. All is well but slow. Now I can deal with the old Mac mini. OWC offers a turnkey update service. $79 which includes shipping both ways and installation of hardware. I like that price for service. I ordered a 480 GB SSD and a 2TB spinning drive to be placed in the mini. They did the task well, timely enough, and even replaced the OWC memory that was in it. Apparently it failed testing so they did the lifetime warranty replacement while it was there.

Lazy-Man Brand Noodle Soup

Don’t have a restaurant nearby? Don’t want to walk 5 blocks, wait 10 minutes, spend $10??

With a little planning, a pantry, and a freezer you can have my version of soup called “Lazy-Man Brand Noodle Soup”.

Acquire the following

  • favorite flavor pho cube (go ahead, sound it out)
  • Green Dragon (or other) wheat/egg noodle pack
  • frozen stir-fry vegetables

Get out the wok. Boil 1 liter of water. Add pho cube to dissolve. Dump in 2 servings of noodles. Cook 3 minutes.

Dump the noodles to a big bowl. Wipe out the wok. Heat it back up with some oil.

Dump in the veggies and cook for about 5 minutes, stir a lot.

Dump the noodle soup back in to the wok. Heat and stir for a minute.

Voila. 10 minutes. About 250 calories per person, 500 if you eat the whole thing (good luck).

Add some used chicken, pork, beef, fresh tofu, whatever if you need extra protein.

pho Cube

Vinyl sales may be rising, but have you seen who’s buying it?

The demographic of the average vinyl buyer is very clear. It’s a middle-aged man, possibly bearded (OK, definitely bearded); kids have probably left home, no longer on speaking terms with wife, spare bedroom has become a shrine to his teenage love: the Floyd (their album The Endless River was the best-selling vinyl LP in 2014). Essentially it’s me.

Source: Vinyl sales may be rising, but have you seen who’s buying it? | Bill Brewster | Comment is free | The Guardian