Two Earthquakes reported … & Stay Grateful

Myanmar earthquake leaves east India shaken, tremors in Bengal, Assam
An earthquake of magnitude 6.7 on the Richter Scale hit Myanmar on Wednesday afternoon with tremors felt across east India. Reports of strong tremors have been felt across West Bengal and Assam. People panicked and fled out of buildings in Kolkata and Guwahati.

Myanmar earthquake leaves east India shaken, tremors in Bengal, Assam

Strong earthquake rocks central Italy, at least 38 reported dead… The Town is gone!

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Never negotiate a car purchase based on the monthly payment.

3 things you should never tell a car salesman… To get the best deal, there are several things a buyer should never say on the car lot. So if you feel the temptation to utter any of the following three phrases, remember instead to keep your lips zipped. Your wallet is counting on you.

  1. ‘I love this car.’ Car dealers hope you will fall in love with a vehicle. Again, the key to succeeding at this is to show very little enthusiasm for the vehicle.
  2. ‘I work at Acme Inc. as a [insert highly paid job title here].’ All car dealers engage in a perfectly legal technique called “price discrimination.” In economics, price discrimination refers to selling the same product to different buyers at different prices based on their willingness to pay for the good. Dealers do this as a way to maximize profits.
  3. ‘I want my monthly payment to be no more than this amount.’ It might seem counterintuitive, but even though the monthly car payment is the most important factor for many buyers, never tell the dealer that is what you care about.

Internet Good or Not

“What is the most amazing thing you have ever seen on the Internet?”
“Do you think the internet was a good thing or has it created more problems?”
worldwidewebYesterday the Internet (Not the WWW) turned 25 years old! Internauts, we celebrate this glorious technology that brings us all together! On August 23, 1991 — 25 years ago — the public gained access for the first time to the World Wide Web, designed and deployed by computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee at CERN in Switzerland. CNET

It gave rise to the internet as we know and use it today.