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    GE Sells Lighting Division

    "General Electric is no longer in the light bulb business, the company announced on Wednesday. GE said that its 129-year-old lighting unit—which was formed in 1892 from the merger of Thomas Edison’s Edison General Electric Company with two other firms—will be sold off to smart home manufacturer...
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    POWER OUTAGE PRACTICE - Saturday, March 30

    Just a reminder that Saturday night is your Earth Hour opportunity to test your power outage preparation skills - At 8:30PM your local time, turn off anything and everything that requires mains power, get out your flashlights and lanterns, and dig in for an hour of blackout entertainment. When...
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    RIP Stephen Hawking

    I remember excitedly reading A Brief History page by page as a high school student, giggling uncontrollably at how he'd broken down these impossibly complex ideas on the structure and nature of the universe and could outline them in simple paragraphs that even a high schooler could understand...
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    Recommend A Book, Part II

    (The original Recommend A Book thread, started in January of 2012 with 200+ posts, mysteriously vanished as of early 2018; we will resume the thread here.) Friendly top-of-the-page reminder: Recommend ONE BOOK every THREE MONTHS. If you have more than one book to recommend, post one now and...
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    Power Outage Practice - Saturday March 24th

    Just a reminder that Saturday, March 24th is your Earth Hour opportunity to test your power outage preparation skills - At 8:30PM your local time, turn off anything and everything that requires mains power, get out your flashlights and lanterns, and dig in for an hour of blackout entertainment...
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    Christmas Gift Guide 2017

    It's that time of year again, time to pick out gifts for kids and loved ones, which has over time come to mean "pick up some gift cards at the drug store." But if you'd be interested in being that one thoughtful gift giver who has somehow come up with an incomparably awesome gift that stands...
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    Request

    Don't know that I'm ever going to be able to afford a proper McGizmo light, but how about a titanium McGizmo-branded bottle opener?
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    RIP Jerry Lewis

    Waving goodbye to old Hollywood a little more every day..
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    Northeastern Snowstorm Stella

    Everyone up there buckling down? What preparations have you made? Any updates?
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    RIP Popular Photography

    Publisher CEO: "The rise of smartphone-camera technology and its increasing ability to capture quality photos and video and instantly share them socially has dealt the photo industry formidable challenges. For our brands, these industry challenges have left us with insurmountable losses in...
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    You Serious?

    And to think I spent all these years trying to come up with some ridiculous flashlight for April Fools Day, only to have one of the advertisers usurp me; not sure how this one will get mentioned in the forum without discussing using it as a weapon..
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    RIP Sport Chalet

    Sporting goods store Sport Chalet sent around an e-mail to customers this morning that they are going out of business after 57 years. The website is no longer accepting orders and closings will be completed by the end of the month. Their flashlight and lantern section was unbeatable, if you...
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    Happy Easter!

    Time to find some eggs and eat too much candy! The catch with colorful eggs is that they don't hide so well..
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    Power Outage Practice TONIGHT

    Just a reminder that Saturday night is your Earth Hour opportunity to test your power outage preparation skills - At 8:30PM your local time, turn off anything and everything that requires mains power, get out your flashlights and lanterns, and dig in for an hour of blackout entertainment. When...
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    Upload High Res Pictures for Forum Sharing

    So yet another service that I was using to upload higher-res photos is closing down, and all the pictures I posted using that service will once again go away, so I'll end up with yet another string of posts from the past that have missing images. Is there a photo-sharing service remaining that...
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    What Is This Object?

    This object was left at a front desk in the Amazon warehouse and befuddled everyone who inspected it, quite a feat given that your average Amazon employee knows retail items like a Bedouin knows sand. I don't have Android so don't have access to Google Goggles, the other object search engine was...
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    California Shooting

    Our family has for some time worked with the Inland Regional Center where the shooting happened today; last week my wife was in the very room where the shooting began. Everyone we know there is fine, but a great number of people weren't so lucky. I was at work keeping tabs on what was going on...
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    Christmas Gift Guide 2015 ( Removed)

    Star, Posting such a promotion for your employer is nothing short of advertising on their behalf. They are welcome to request a commercial dealer subscription for purposes of advertising, but such an extreme promotion, even if they were a supporting dealer, would not be permitted in our regular...
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    POWER OUTAGE PRACTICE - Saturday March 28th

    Just a reminder that Saturday night is your Earth Hour opportunity to test your power outage preparation skills - At 8:30PM your local time, turn off anything and everything that requires mains power, get out your flashlights and lanterns, and dig in for an hour of blackout entertainment. When...
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    Christmas Gift Guide 2014

    It's that time of year again, time to pick out gifts for friends and loved ones, which has over time come to mean "pick up some gift cards at the drug store." But if you'd be interested in being that one thoughtful gift giver who has somehow come up with an incomparably awesome gift that stands...
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