From the Desk of John Rourke – December 11th, 2014

What is Instagram?

Instagram is a fun and quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a photo with your mobile phone, then choose a filter to transform the image into a memory to keep around forever.

I have been enjoying Instagram connecting with like-minded people and sharing thoughts and ideas. Check it out if you are interested however be aware that if you are easily offended – you likely will be.

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In an earlier life I went to Clemson University. What I remember most was dislocating my shoulder diving in the school pool, hot chicks, and how unbelievable boring English 101 was. Well  – actually none of that is true. I remember most the chocolate shakes I would buy at the Agricultural building and getting a group of guys together and driving down roller coaster road. Fun!

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The Dollar Tree carries some pretty good deals. One of which are small lithium ion batteries such as the CR2032. These are often used in glucose maters used by diabetics as well as many inexpensive red dot sights.

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Quote: “the chair is against the wall, the chair is against the wall”, “John has a long mustache, John has a long mustache”

What movie is this from?

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Confusion and speculation over EMP protection is ever ongoing. The reality is no one knows for sure. Yes – there have been studies and people do research however since we have never actually had “THE EVENT” so no one knows what will happen with absolute certainty.

My opinion? For best chance of successful protection use the “Russian doll” method. You know – those Russian dolls that fit one inside another, and another, etc.  The theory is to place your electronic item and place it inside a metal box, then that metal box inside another, and inside another. Doing this provides multiple barriers of protection. Something else important is to make sure that no metal touches other metal and that the item being protected does not touch any metal.



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  1. Hold on – George was right! It was in “The Longest Day” first [by 20 years!] Red Dawn used it as an Easter egg/tribute to that movie.

  2. Both are correct, just as in, “Badges, we don’t need no steenking badges”, was used first in “Treasure of the Siera Madre” and secondly in “Blazing Saddles”.

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