Choetech 50W 6-Port Desktop USB Charger (Product Review)

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For better or worse, most gadgets these days are charged via USB. Most use standard, A-Type connectors on the supply-side, but the load-side can vary widely: from the most current USB-C, Micro-USB, Mini-USB, standard USB, and a whole bunch of proprietary connectors to muddy the waters. Regardless of the type of connector, the number of…

Being Offended vs. Taking Offense

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of·fend·ed əˈfendəd/ adjective resentful or annoyed, typically as a result of a perceived insult. Whether its a flag, a religion, a dress, a political party, or something someone said or did (or perhaps didn’t say or do), a segment of our culture today is quick to “take offense” at something someone else did. Let’s clear…

Part 1: The Problem with Utah Politics

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Politics: Poly, meaning many; Ticks, blood sucking bugs. Chapter 1: The Background I’ve always hated politics. In high school, one of my teachers offered an extra-credit assignment to write a letter to our Congressional Representative about an issue we’d been discussing, then report back with their response (if any). This was back in the days…

Gun Friends: Support Amazon March 1st, 2018!

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The Leftists have called for a boycott of Amazon because of their relationship with the National Rifle Association. Let’s counter that boycott by buying something through Amazon on March 1st, 2018! Here are a few items you might want to pick up tomorrow. If you don’t see anything you like in this list, make sure…

URIs: The Anatomy of a Web Address

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Background We often take for granted the ease at which we can retrieve “stuff” over the Internet. Recently, at work, I was asked what sounded like an easy enough question, but the answer was based upon multiple layers of prerequisite understanding. A simple question turned into a fairly lengthy explanation. Just in case that explanation…