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AltaVista, The Google Of Its Time: 1 year rememberance


AltaVista, you were closed of July 8, 2013.  It’s been a little over a year.  I still think back and remember how impressive you were in the late 1990′s.  You were a pioneer who helped make the way for Google.

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But somewhere along the way, you got lost and forgotten.  Between the failed IPO, the dotcom crash of 2001 and then being bought out by Yahoo as part of the Overture purchase, well you just never stood a chance to keep up with Google.  You were the red-headed step child who had the cult following, but even that eventually thinned.

I loved you, but like so many other lovers you have had throughout the years, you were cast aside and forgotten about.  It wasn’t till this year, when I saw an old article about indexing using AltaVista did I even wonder, what ever happened to that ex-lover of mine.    I went to the old website only to find it to say “Please try the full Yahoo experience at Yahoo.com“.

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An odd wave of sadness crept in over me, as I realized you were gone.   Although we went out separate ways, you will always have a special place in the heart of this geek.  RIP, my dear AltaVista.

by: James Weaver July 24, 2014

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William Shatner Slams Facebook App for Celebs


it’s not the first time William Shatner has spoken out on issues with social media, like when he had issues with Twitter.  Now he’s letting Facebook know he’s not happy either.    Read all about it below in this article:

Memo to Mark Zuckerberg: next time you launch an app aimed at making Facebook easier for celebrities, consider asking William Shatner to beta-test it first.

William Shatner during his one-man show in Vegas in June. IMAGE: ETHAN MILLER, GETTY IMAGES ENTERTAINMENT

William Shatner during his one-man show in Vegas in June. IMAGE: ETHAN MILLER, GETTY IMAGES ENTERTAINMENT

Shatner — yes, that Shatner, the singer, raconteur and sometime starship captain — launched a blistering broadside against Facebook Mentions on his Tumblr account Tuesday. “I’m not quite sure why Facebook released this app,” Shatner concluded at the end of a comprehensive review of its features. “It seems to be ill conceived.”

If you don’t know what Facebook Mentions is, that’s probably because you’re not famous enough.  Launched last week, the app is supposed to make life on the social network easier individuals who command large numbers of fans. They get to swoop in on conversations where fans mention them as well as conduct Q&As from the comfort of — well, anywhere.

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Man sentenced in death of 2-year-old daughter he tried to turn gay


FLINT, Mich. — A Michigan man has been sentenced to more than 18 years in prison for biting and beating his two-year-old daughter to death in what officials said was an attempt to make her gay.

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Donovan Haynes

Donovan Haynes, 23, was sentenced Monday to roughly 18 to 40 years in prison after pleading no contest to second-degree murder of his daughter, Ti’Airra Woodward, in July 2011.

MLive reports that a pre-sentence investigation report claimed that Haynes beat his daughter in an attempt to turn her gay in hopes that she would avoid men like him, who had a history of treating women poorly.

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Susan Sarandon joins ‘Americans For Marriage Equality’ campaign


Another celebrity has joined the Human Rights Campaign’s “Americans For Marriage Equality” campaign.  Susan Sarandon voices her support for marriage equality in the latest video from the Human Rights Campaign’s “Americans For Marriage Equality” campaign.

Sarandon, who divorced in 1979 and later spent 21 years with former partner Tim Robbins, said, “While marriage might not be my thing, if it’s your thing you damn well ought to be able to have it equally and unequivocally.”

“The America I want to live in celebrates diversity, and believes in equal rights for all families no matter what what they look like,” she said.

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Maryland ended transgender health care exclusions for state employees today


Maryland Drops Insurance Exclusions for State Employees

Photo credit: Believeoutloud.com

Photo credit: Believeoutloud.com

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) celebrates a Maryland resolution ending transgender health care exclusions for state employees. The case, brought forward by FreeState Legal, settles a complaint on behalf of Sailor Holobaugh, a transgender state employee who was denied medically necessary care. FreeState filed an Equal Employment Opportunity complaint as well as a complaint with the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, alleging the denial of health care coverage for a transition-related procedure was discrimination on the basis of gender identity.

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5 Interesting & Funny Cat Pics


Here’s five interesting & funny cat pics!  Hope you enjoy!

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I too have (usually when drunk) feel asleep somewhere it was just too much work to move from!

 

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I am sure basically every spoiled cat feels this way.

This cat knows he can’t let the red dot psych him out.

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I understand. Really. I do.

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I believe this 100%.

Netflix doubles its profits as it reaches 50 million members


Netflix doubles its profits as it reaches 50 million members

The streaming-video giant continues to show impressive international growth

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Breaking News: Obama Signs Executive Order On LGBT Job Discrimination


BREAKING: President Obama just signed an executive order to protect millions of LGBT federal workers from workplace discrimination. Thank you!

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