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Steve Jobs changed the world three times, by my count.

The first time was at the end of the 1970s. Prior to Steve, no one in the computer industry thought that computers were suitable for the home, or that regular people would ever want them. Sure, there were homebrew computer hobbyists, but they...

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Have you ever tried to sell a car or motorcycle on Craigslist and wondered why no one called you? There’s probably a simple explanation for that: Your Craigslist ad sucks. Think about it. You’re trying to get a total stranger to come to your house and give you thousands of dollars. If you expect...

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"What if I could build my dream garage," I sometimes ask myself. "Any car or motorcycle could be mine. What would I choose?" Now, you might think the answer might be some supercar, like an exotic Lamborghini, but you'd be wrong. Not only because cars like that are so expensive and, at the same time,...

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2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT

Used Car Review

Car guys are culturally required to hate minivans. If you love cars, you're supposed to want the BMW M5, or a Chevy Camaro, or Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Of course, the M5 costs as much as a house. The Camaro--even the $60,000 ZL1 version--has a remark...

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The weirdest thing to get used to in Grav is the experience of writing in Markdown. It's this odd hybrid of modern technology and ancient word processing. But it's not weird because it's hard to get used to. It's weird because of how quickly it makes you realize that WYSIWYG editing isn't actually...

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In which I talk about replacing Wordpress with Grav; discover that Google is limiting monetization on my videos for some unknown reason, and wonder if it has anything to do with my politics; look ahead to playing Wolfenstein, Assassin's Creed: Origins, CoD: WWII, and Red Dead Redemption 2;...

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The web site that used to be here is gone. As I explained previously, I lost my entire Wordpress site, because someone exploited some sort of vulnerability that turned my web site into a spamvertising site, that was sending out emails in the background, without anyone being aware of it. Wordpress,...

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ATTGATT. All the gear, all the time. It’s the mantra I live by, especially since my motorcycle is my primary transportation, and I ride every day. That turned out to be a good decision in 2008, when the van driver for a handicapped transportation service, presumably trying to drum up some more bus...

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It’s been a month since I traded in my Triumph Trophy for an orange and black BMW K1600GT that I dubbed “Orange Crush”. Since it’s my primary transportation I’ve ridden it every day—except for some rainy days here and there. So, I think I have a good handle on the good, and the bad of owning it.

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The Way We Were

Categories: Humor
Tags: 70s Ads

The 1970s weren’t just a different time. The United States itself was a far different place. A much stranger place. Just take a look at these ads, which, at the time, seemed entirely normal. Because we were high as a kite.

Keep in mind that these weren’t weird little ads in alternative newspaper...

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