Russ Gibb at Random
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ride em'

February 16, 2010

Well, we are all paying plenty of bucks for gasoline and we'd all like a cheaper way to get around. Take a look at this invention from out in New Zealand. I'm not sure that I can handle it, but I am sure that you can.

Take a look.

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cell phone broadcasting

August 31, 2009

I don't own a cell phone and after watching this video, I don't want one. I think you will be very interested in this clip done by TV station in Indianapolis. You think you're safe when you are talking on your cell phone? Well watch this video and weep. Let me know what you think after you watch this video.


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they are coming

March 23, 2008

Some of you know that I collect robots as a hobby. In fact I have one of the Sony's first Aibo dogs which I purchased from the Tech Museum in San Jose, Ca. But I must admit that this one scares the hell out of me. RUR is alive and well.

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Your Phone Privacy

February 13, 2008

Here's some interesting information I received yesterday.
Important Information.

Google has implemented a new feature which enables you to type a telephone number into the search bar, hit enter and you will be given the person's name and address. If you then hit MapQuest, you will get a map to the person's house.

Everyone should be aware of this! It's a nationwide reverse telephone book.

If a child gives out his/her phone number, someone can now look it up to find out where he/she lives. The safety issues are obvious, and alarming.

Note that you can have your phone number removed or blocked. I tried my number and it came up along with the mapquest and directions straight to my house.

I did fill out the removal form for myself, and encourage all of you to do the same.

In order to test whether your phone number is mapped, go to:
http://www.google.com/. Type your phone number in the search bar (i.e. 555-555-1212) and hit enter.

If you want to B L O C K Google from divulging your private information,simply click on your telephone number and then click on the Removal Form. Removal takes 48-hours.

Check your own number and although this may not apply to you >if you have an unlisted number or cell phone as primary contact, but you may know someone who needs to know this.

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Humbling

May 18, 2007





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Look at this

March 8, 2007

Click on this link and think about it.
http://glumbert.com/media/shift

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Power out again.

August 1, 2006

Russ:

On the issue of Dearborn utility problems that are getting worse every year.

I am curious about a topic that has once again reared its ugly head. Service outages threaten the Dearborn power grid. Once again, Dearborn residents are powerless to do anything. Despite paying some of the highest utility bills in history, having to deal with record increases in utility costs we are not being told that the infrastructure wont support the usage in a time of record high temperatures. They want us to pay more money but yet tell us that we can’t rely on the integrity of the power grid. They tell us to reduce our consumption, yet what do we get for conservation? Higher prices and lower quality of service.

I contend that neighboring communities are sprawling at an uncontrolled rate and not contributing to upgrades in their own power grid infrastructure. Dearborn has spent millions to beef up and maintain our infrastructure, yet we still continue to be at the mercy of DTE to do whatever they want because Canton and Plymouth and Brownstown won’t spend any money on their infrastructure despite growing property tax revenue from new home builds. I hear a lot of lip service about public service commissions and law suits from Dearborn politicians but once again, we are spot lighting a failure of several public officials to act in Dearborn’s public interests. Hundreds of residents in Dearborn are reported and identified for theft of electricity, water and natural gas, but somehow, never seem to be brought to justice.

Sue Hubbard, who begins the crusade to reduce airport noise, has gotten the same result in dealing with our public utility for service concerns.....NO RESULT! She has done nothing! Is this who we want sitting in judgment of our city? We have heard our city council president bellow on and on at times about how we are getting screwed by DTE and the Detroit Water Board, yet what has that gotten us? Higher prices and declining service. Is this who we want running our city?

Who will be the next aspiring politician in Dearborn to rant on about the Utility problems and the Airport issues and advance their political careers yet still do nothing?


Concerned citizen

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Wanna talk to a human?

April 7, 2006

If you're tired of telephone voice promts, check out this website it'll show you how to talk to a human every time. I tried it and it works. Have fun.
http://gethuman.com/us/

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Computer Pop-ups

December 26, 2003

Windows users: Having trouble with pop-ups on your computer? Well, try this.

1. Click Start, then Settings, then Control Panel, then Administrative Tools, then Services.
2. Scroll and highlight "Messenger."
3. Right-click it and choose Properties.
4. Click the STOP button.
5. Let "disable manual" show in the start up type scroll bar.
6. Click OK

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal

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Your Computer Got You Down?

March 24, 2003

Pat Murray, a college-student-computer-whiz-kid, has a service for you. He comes to your house, show you how to install new programs, makes repairs if necessary, and will even teach you how to use the darn thing. He gives free estimates and Senior Citizen discounts. Good deal. You can call Pat at 313-587-2491.

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