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Sat, 02 Apr 2011

Startup lies companies tell you

We always want to hear and believe in stories of humble beginnings , but are they always true or just another marketing ploy by smart startups.
This article just proves how much lies Startup companies tell us to make us believe that they are the David's against Goliath's and soon they become the Goliaths for future David's.

Read the article @ http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2011/smallbusiness/1103/gallery.business_creation_myths/index.html

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Tue, 01 Feb 2011

S.F. Yellow Pages ban to be considered

San Francisco would become the first city in the nation to ban the unsolicited distribution of the Yellow Pages under legislation to be formally introduced today by Board of Supervisors President David Chiu.

The thick volumes, dropped off at nearly every home and office in the city, are becoming increasingly obsolete in the Internet age, Chiu says, and often end up unopened in the recycling bin. 

Read more @ http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/02/01/MN761HGSAR.DTL

I personally fully support this as yellow pages at my house go straight from the front door to the garbage.

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Wed, 29 Dec 2010

An Introduction to Net Neutrality: What It Is, What It Means for You,

and What You Can Do About It Lifehacker has a very good article on Net Neutrality.
My stand on this is very simple that ISP's like comcast cannot determine what I do on the internet , their job is to provide me a pipe for data and their job stops at that and they
should not throttle any type of data or site etc which might conflict their business model.

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Wed, 09 Jun 2010

California Voters use vote by mail but the state still wasting money on polling booths

In Santa Clara county almost 70% of voters , vote by mail but due to stupid California law , there needs to be a polling booth for every 1000 voters.
What a waste of money.
Read more details @ http://www.mercurynews.com/elections/ci_15247394?nclick_check=1
It still surprises me that there is no online voting  but that is a separate topic :-).

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Sun, 18 Apr 2010

VTA to eliminate EcoPass

Ecopass is a very good way of encouraging employees to change their driving habits that is encouraging them to use public transit(specifically VTA) by allowing them free access to entire fleet of VTA.
But according to this blog post  due to the recent budget crisis , Ecopass might be on the chopping block.
In my mind if VTA eliminates Ecopass it will be a nail in the coffin  for the existence of VTA itself(I might be exaggerating a little here to prove my point).
But the main thing is that with Ecopass , Employers will pay for the whole commute and people will have to think twice whether they want to use this privilege.But without the incentinve of free commute from the employers people would not change their driving habits.
So I really hope VTA finds other alternatives but they should encourage more employers and apartments  to sponsor Ecopass for their employees/residents.
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Mon, 02 Mar 2009

Washington state to allow `dignity' deaths

OLYMPIA, Wash. . Terminally ill patients with less than six months to live will soon be able to ask their doctors to prescribe them lethal medication in Washington state.

But even though the "Death with Dignity" law takes effect Thursday, people who might seek the life-ending prescriptions could find their doctors conflicted or not willing to write them.

Read more @ http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/assisted_suicide

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Thu, 29 Jan 2009

Postmaster General: Mail days may need to be cut

I'm a big fan of reducing the Saturday delivery.Especially with the reduced amount of snail mails . So my big support to this . More details @ http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/01/28/national/w115921S52.DTL

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