Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Come up higher


16 comments:

  1. Yeaaaaaaa...Bernie!

    listener--re combs:

    Kent combs, made in the UK from cellulose acetate. Good reputation. Here is a company that handles them, shipping is very reasonable, prices seem very competitive:

    Smallflower [Click] I pulled the trigger and bought two--will give you my opinion when they arrive.

    Here is the manufacturer's comb page [Click]


    "Comare (aka Belson) makes a comb (Model # C333163) which is equivalent to the original Ace hard rubber combs (it's made by the same manufacturer of the original Ace combs!). The only problem is that it's designed for stylists, so it's 9" long." Available at beauty supply stores, so if you have a local one you can save the shipping cost.

    And in case you are feeling really old-timey, there are
    horn combs [Click]

    --Alan

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    1. The reviews are not as good as Kent--sharp teeth are a bit of a problem for me, since my scalp has thinned in my geezerhood. The first ones look like they might be new old stock. I suspect I don't need the two widths--I have just kept on with the same style I started with sixty-odd years ago. I ordered two men's pocket combs, one 130 mm with two widths, and the other 147 mm all fine. I think I will prefer the latter. I will let you know, but your mileage may vary. Total cost, delivered, was fifteen dollars and change. I'd rather not buy a pig in a poke, but I don't think there is a store carrying Kent combs hereabouts.

      --Alan

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    2. I mentioned to my hairdresser that combs are terrible these days and by the end of the day she had found me one she says is unbreakable and will hold it for me. I call that "service"! I won't be there for weeks yet, but I'll let you know more about it once I have it in hand. :-)

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    3. But wait, she just told me it's 5 1/4" long.

      Gee, I may have to pick it up early. ;-)

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    4. Yes, that IS good service, listener. 5.25 inches [133 mm] would be the typical length of a man's pocket comb. If unbreakable and black, it ought to be hard rubber--you will be able to tell hard rubber from plastic. If it is yellow and orange blended, it is probably cellulose acetate. I think Hercules S├Ągemann, a German make, is widely used by barbers and beauticians, and uses a type of hard rubber.

      --Alan

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  2. So Hillary won't be charged with a crime over her emails. No surprise. But the FBI report is pretty harshly critical, using such terms as "reckless." Her private server was vulnerable to hacking by hostile foreign agents. There's no direct evidence that they did so, but it's entirely possible they hacked in without leaving a trace. And while only a handful of emails on the server were actually marked as classified, a couple of hundred (out of more than 60,000) contained information that a knowledgeable person should have recognized as secret or top secret.

    It appears that, after Whitewater, Clinton wanted a server where her personal emails would be under her direct control. But it seems to me that setting up a private server that also handled work-related emails was patently counterproductive. Without any slightest reason to want to conceal anything, when I was working for someone else I never, ever used my work email for anything personal That waited until I got home and could use my personal email account on y own compute. And even working at home, I have separate "work" and "personal" email accounts that I try (with fair but not complete success) to keep separate.

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    1. I know it. Lots of people have two different e-mail accounts. Heck, I have several. For someone not technically inclined, or lazy, it might be a problem but, honestly!

      I have to confess to pettiness. On seeing the headline yesterday morning that HRC would not be charged my reaction was, "Ah, shit!"

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    2. It will never go away; drip, drip, drip, drip...

      Clinton vs. DT might or might not be a blowout, but who knows? One more skeleton out of the Clinton closet before the convention, and Bernie might start looking pretty good to the super-delegates. Or what if DT starts loudly demanding that she turn over informatsion about her secret bank accounts in the Cayman Islands or wherever? It wouldn't have to be true--lots of people would figure it was.

      Alan

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    1. And! I noted that PhD*Son was on Facebook, so I messaged him:

      "Wow! You're online, so we assume you're off Coats. Looks like an excellent season there! See you soon. Safe travels! :-) "

      And he responded:
      "It went really well! Off the island and will be home tomorrow :-) "

      wOOt!!!

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  4. Wanted to mention that I leave for Chattanooga (Libertycon) early tomorrow morning. Won't be on-line again until Tuesday,

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  5. Traveling mercies, Bill! Has a grand time!

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