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Matilda, my 15 year old cat I've had since she was a kitten passed this morning.

Condolences, Wayne. My brother in law got killed in a bike accident this afternoon. 38yo, father of two, 6 and 3 yo kids. I can't find words to say how stupid and nonsensical is this.

Some of you have seen this on Facebook, but I wanted to post it here as well. I don't feel like typing up anything different, but I love you guys and wanted to share this. Today marks the 25th annive

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I think he was terrible enough to celebrate his death:  https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/rush-limbaugh-mock-aids-gays/

Yep. I remember that. I can find no redeeming value in this man's life. I don't like to hate, but there are a few that I can't find my way around it. Rush made that list. But like Nate, I'll settle for not celebrating his life.

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They looked like they were going out of business for at least the last 2 years...

Strange store, but kinda fun to go to. Shit for electronics components though. Lots of NTE. I did buy soldering equipment from them though. Hakko stuff in particular. And some test leads.

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There were so many computer superstores I can no longer remember names, but think of when driving by their old locations. Still a couple Computer Centrals, though one near me burnt down a couple years back and the rest are pretty dead. Micro Center shrunk and vacated the area. It still seems strange Silicon Valley can't support a large store for quick pickups, when there was once so many. Guess it's all Amazon and fast delivery now, same as everywhere else. Will be strange not to be able to pick up things on a lunch run. 

A ton of problems with Fry's over the years. I often wondered how Apple's big comeback affected them as they never really played in that space. And as Apple Stores popped up. Sold some Macs like Best Buy, but Fry's wasn't a general electronic store, though in the end tried to be. 

This is worth a read - https://mondaynote.com/the-frys-era-8709a7e602eb 





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I used to go to the one in Campbell all the time and the Sunnyvale one in a pinch.

I knew a lot of folks in the Campbell area (used to live at the Upstart Crow coffeehouse there) and I'd run into some of them there sometimes.

In fact, it was the last time I saw Lloyd (old member here) was there.

I kinda dug the weird decor and the bargains on snacks and stuff that lined the checkout area.

I really miss having a local electronics store (even Radio Shack was better than nothing) but there ya go.

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