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John E. Bredehoft
Re: In Ontario, retiring police chief keeps calm as others carry on - http://www.dailybulletin.com/governm...
"Tamales!" - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: The Missing Piece to Annual Sales Kick-offs - http://www.qvidian.com/blog...
"Of course, I'm sure that some sales director read this post and thought, "Hmm...an iron chef competition!" Now I need to find the white paper that was referenced in the newsletter. I'm in proposals, but reinforcement can help in all disciplines." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: See the 'Storm of the Century' Hit the West Coast - http://abcnews.go.com/US...
"At least they didn't refer to Glendale." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: See the 'Storm of the Century' Hit the West Coast - http://abcnews.go.com/US...
"DUDE! One different between the Pacific Northwest and the Southwest is that much of the Southwest is a desert. When that storm makes it to Southern California and Arizona, the ground won't be able to absorb all the rain, and flooding will occur. Yes, it's much greener in Seattle..." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: (714) 630-9701: PRINTRAK INC Payphone Location, ANAHEIM California - http://www.payphone-project.com/numbers...
"This number is now a fax number at a company called DefenderWorx. http://defenderworx.com/contac... I work at 1250 N. Tustin, and I can't remember the last time that a pay phone was in this facility (I recall there was one in 1995)." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Let’s Roll: Bowlium Lanes, Montclair - http://www.insidesocal.com/davidal...
"Ask your publisher Mark Givens about his former 'zone, The Bowl Sheet." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: At Rancho Cucamonga High, he was the principal of the thing - http://www.dailybulletin.com/social-...
"Sounds like you got off easy - you skipped the student cafeteria." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Ontario is shocked — shocked! — to learn about Edison towers - http://www.dailybulletin.com/governm...
"I know that legalese is legalese, but in what universe is Chino Hills "adjacent" to Ontario? I guess the universe in which February 31st is a day..." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Taking the train … a few blocks? - http://www.insidesocal.com/davidal...
"A friend of mine in Texas is planning to come out to Southern California in a couple of months. I'll ask him if he needs any appliances - suitcase-size appliances." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
"One of the reasons that I often use my middle initial online is because there are two other online John Bredehofts - one a lawyer and one a plumber - and I want to spare them the embarrassment of being accused of being me. (Incidentally, I arrived here via Jeff Pearlman.)" - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Sign flub hints that freeway work really is endless - http://www.dailybulletin.com/general...
"It would cost money to correct the February 31 freeway signs, so they may entertain us for a while longer." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
"Once I went to a taxi website to figure out what the taxi fare was from Ontario airport to my Ontario home. The website page was specifically for Ontario, California. But by the time I got to the taxi calculation screen, I was presented with a journey of several thousand miles - and a fare to match." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Journalists: Unprepared, but resourceful - http://www.insidesocal.com/davidal...
"Thankfully you had receipts and didn't have to rely on a straw wrapper, or a napkin." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: FBI Adds Facial Recognition To Biometric ID Toolkit - http://www.ibtimes.com/fbi-add...
""Rap Black"? Don't think so. Double-check the FBI press release." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: The Era Of Widespread Biometric Indentification And Microchip Implants Is Here - http://www.rightsidenews.com/2014090...
"(DISCLOSURE: I work for a biometrics provider, but my views are my own.) Just about every technology is ethically neutral. Nuclear technology can run power plants or blow cities to smithereens. Anonymizers can protect citizens from repressive governments, or provide a great way to distribute porn. Similarly, biometrics can ensure identity or can be used to enslave people. The challenge with any technology is to use it wisely." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Claremont Courier writes up ‘Pomona A to Z,’ me - http://www.insidesocal.com/davidal...
"If you write a book called Claremont A to Z, the Courier will probably devote 26 straight issues to it." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Amazon Fire Phone deep-dive review: Two weeks with a weird device - http://www.computerworld.com/s...
"While JR has done an excellent job of analyzing the capabilities of this phone, there's also a bigger issue - will this set a precedent for big retailers, rather than releasing apps, to release entire phones? Will there be a Walmart phone? A General Motors phone? The premise may seem attractive to some companies - the best way to keep a user in your ecosystem is to provide the user with a phone that FORCES you to stay in your ecosystem. But if a technically savvy company like Amazon isn't able to create a compelling experience, I wonder if any other firm outside of the usual OS vendors will be able to do so." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Access denied - debunking popular biometrics myths - http://www.itweb.co.za/index...
"It's an exaggeration to say that ALL modern biometric detection devices are immune to spoofing. The aforementioned phone fingerprint readers are still susceptible http://blogs.computerworld.com... and hackers will always continue to try to beat security features." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: 7 Things We Hate About Belgium - http://www.motherjones.com/node...
"I guess if one were to get technical, King Leopold's rule of the Congo can't be laid at the feet of Belgium, since the Congo Free State started out not as a Belgian colony, but as the personal colony of the King himself. The gender equality one is surprising, since some European countries are now mandating equal female representation on corporate boards. Apparently Belgium isn't one of them." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Upland family terrorized by nightmare nanny - http://www.dailybulletin.com/general...
"A somewhat similar story was resolved when the squatters (in this case, a couple that occupied a deployed soldier's home) decided to leave after receiving unwanted media attention. http://www.wfla.com/story/2532..." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Phoenix Suns: The LeBron James Free Agency Pitch - http://hoopshabit.com/2014...
"While this is a good analysis, it's missing discussion of three key factors that would enter into any Decision - the owner, the general manager, and the coach. For example, here's how LeBron would analyze a potential return to Cleveland: OWNER: Dan Gilbert Right at that point, the decision is no. I admit that I'm not familiar with the current Suns organization (I live in southern California - we're the guys who jump into other people's swimming pools), and I'm sure that the Suns owner is much better than Dan Gilbert, but LeBron will need to evaluate ownership and management before making any decision, since a star player or up and coming player is one trade or injury away from becoming a non-factor." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: ’21 Things You Need to Know About Pomona Before You Move There’ - http://www.insidesocal.com/davidal...
"Years and years ago, I had the opportunity to dine at the restaurant operated by Cal Poly Pomona's School of Hotel and Restaurant Management. Wonderful dinner; I need to go back." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Quinn: Brendan Eich, Mozilla's former chief executive, needed to tell us more. - http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_2548...
"A case can be made for being intolerant of intolerance, or to be non-inclusive of people perceived as exclusive. But if that is the view that Mozilla is going to adopt, then Mozilla should not claim to be inclusive or tolerant. This is what is written in Mozilla's Community Participation Guidelines: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/a... "Some Mozillians may identify with activities or organizations that do not support the same inclusion and diversity standards as Mozilla. When this is the case: "(a) support for exclusionary practices must not be carried into Mozilla activities. "(b) support for exclusionary practices in non-Mozilla activities should not be expressed in Mozilla spaces. "(c) when if (a) and (b) are met, other Mozillians should treat this as a private matter, not a Mozilla issue." Of course, people can claim that Mozilla's hand was forced by outside interests, and that Mozilla was therefore forced to disregard item c in its own guidelines. But a principle that is easily bent..." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Quinn: Brendan Eich, Mozilla's former chief executive, needed to tell us more. - http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_2548...
"The brouhaha over Eich's appointment will result in less transparency, not more. The lesson learned here, yet again, is that the only way to survive in the so-called age of transparency is to keep all of your personal opinions to yourself." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Last gasp for Upland packing house - http://www.insidesocal.com/davidal...
"Whoops...should have read your Daily Bulletin article before I asked the question..." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Last gasp for Upland packing house - http://www.insidesocal.com/davidal...
"I guess "Super Dave Osborne" doesn't fear any competition from you. :) Any idea what will happen to the property? Nearby residents would probably object to new commercial use, but the property presumably isn't zoned for residential." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Starbucks & The Economist Admit To Using Google+ For SEO More Than Social - http://searchengineland.com/starbuc...
"Theoretically, "social" refers to personal engagement. For example, if I post a message saying that "the Starbucks location at 123 Main Street doesn't calibrate its machines," then ideally someone at Starbucks would respond and say "We're really sorry, John, and we'll check into that." In other words, the @ComcastCares model. Whether the distinction matters is up to the individual, I guess." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: What do you think the biggest news stories of your life have been | Dead Presidents - http://deadpresidents.tumblr.com/post...
"I'm a little (OK, more than a little) older than you, so I would want to add the moon landing and the Nixon resignation to the list. (I was only a baby when John F. Kennedy was assassinated.) One important difference for the older stories is the way that they were covered. Back when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, we did not have an Internet, dedicated news channels, or a 24 hour news cycle. Therefore, the very fact that the moon landing was covered live on all three networks made the story even more consequential." - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Your two cents: ‘Is this…?’ - http://www.insidesocal.com/davidal...
"Obviously the caller could not claim, "I'm a big fan of Mel's. I go there every week."" - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Re: Trader Joe’s leaving Upland - http://www.insidesocal.com/davidal...
"Somewhat tangential to THIS particular discussion, but a Portland, Oregon neighborhood was slated to get a Trader Joe's...until the neighbors objected. One reason: the store would "increase the desirability of the neighborhood (for) non-oppressed populations." Writer Steve Duin, however, notes that the plot of ground was offered for a significant discount over its assessed value, and that "whenever someone gets rich in Northeast Portland, African Americans rarely share in the profits." http://www.oregonlive.com/news... It just shows how complex the whole goal of attracting business can be - something that we all understand from the decade-long brouhaha just a half mile south of the former Trader Joe's location." - John E. Bredehoft
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