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I am a Linux enthusiast, a multi-engine instrument-rated pilot, and a traveller. I am interested in all aspects of computing and technology in general, especially Linux and Free Software. As an avid pilot I can be found somewhere over the skies of the southwestern US most weekends.  As a traveller I have been to many interesting places. Check out my photo gallery. Want to get me something cool? Check out my Amazon.com wish list!

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by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 01, 2009 11:49 PM

You have to be very careful about what you read on the net and consider the source. I use the net almost exclusively for my news and current events but I know to consider the source and use a little critical thinking. A lot of people don't. Every other day I am getting some political nonsense email or some urban legend or chain mail from some well intentioned but utterly clueless friend. I have a habit of running the whole email through this little program I wrote to extract all of the email addresses in all of the forwards and then doing a little research on Snopes.comto turn up the facts and then emailing a rebuttal to everyone whose mind may have been poisoned by the nonsense. Today I ran across this very interesting link about the infamous McDonalds hot coffee lawsuit.

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