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Question closed on stackexchange.com? Need free help in a hurry?

stackexchange.com is a great site to ask questions and receive professional answers, but it usually takes time to get an answer and questions are sometimes closed unnecessarily. Here are some other options: If your question is closed on physics.stackexchange.com (which … Continue reading

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barrycarter.info is broken (for now)

The machine that hosted barrycarter.info broke. I am working to transfer all services to a new host, but many things are currently broken.

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Pearls Before Swine comments

Have you ever commented on an old Pearls Before Swine strip and wondered if anyone replied to your comment? I maintain a queryable database of gocomics comments to help answer that question. For example, here are the 100 most recent … Continue reading

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Google Maps chokes on null character “typerror: a is null”

I cut and paste some google maps code from https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/overlays, but it didn’t work. After hours of work, comparing it to known good code, whittling it down to find the error, and using od, I finally found the problem: the … Continue reading

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“Lunar Embassy” scumbag Dennis Hope goes one step too far

Dennis Hope claims to own the moon, and sells pieces of it to unsuspecting consumers. By putting “this is a novelty gift” on the deeds, Hope narrowly avoids prosecution. A while back, however, Hope decided to go one step further … Continue reading

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Poor Linda…

Linda Ronstadt’s latest song…. “Somewhere in there, where my fingers reach… I’m thinking of me, and loving me tonight” (MASCULINE VOICE): Somewhere… “Shut up, Aaron, I don’t need you anymore!”

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My Poker Book

Another guy named “Barry Carter” wrote a book telling people how to win at poker. Big deal! Anyone can do that. Here’s my book (aka blog entry) on how to lose at poker. The objective of poker is to lose … Continue reading

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Twitter scam domains

Twitter scammers often DM with fake twitter domains, such as: tvvltter.com ijvvitter.com tlwittler.com twitller.com itwjtter.com tvvitter.com tpwitter.com itwtier.com tvviltter.com tvvytter.com tvviller.co.nf [off chance this one is legit, but I don't think so] Surprisingly, a google search for these domains yields … Continue reading

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Foglio’s Bookshop

When Skeeve first visits Deva in Myth Adventures #5 (magazine size comic book), the bookseller titles are (my comments are in braces {like this}: Thieves World Booger Picking [for?] Fun & Profit – Tim Sale ?Engle ?fiala The Phil A. … Continue reading

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Britta’s got a nice Perry…

The only transcription I could find of the newspaper article above (from Community) was in google’s cache, not on any live sites. I’m copying that transcription here (I was going to transcribe it myself, but the google cache version appears … Continue reading

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