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  • Shave like a man: a broke-ass man

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    Sam-O - Bargain Hunter
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:56 am
    I just can’t. When did shaving get so complicated? Three blades, four blades, five blades. Moisturizer strips. Batteries. Paying an arm and a leg. Our current troubles started in 1971 when Gillette introduced the Trac II — a razor with two blades — and began an arms race. The shaving behemoths became so bloated, so ridiculous, that they were disrupted by the even-more-ridiculous Dollar Shave Club, which incidentally, sells “THE EXECUTIVE” razor, with six (!) blades. There must be a simpler, cheaper, better way to shave. Here’s the skinny: For $25, you can shave for a year with…
  • Notes for Saturday – April 25, 2015

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    Hugh James Latimer
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:23 pm
    Today, we present another entry for Round 58 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $12,000+ worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate, good for any one, two, or three course (a $1,195 value), A course certificate from onPoint Tactical. This certificate will be for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses. (Excluding those restricted for military or government teams.) Three day onPoint courses normally cost $795, DRD Tactical is providing a 5.56 Nato QD Billet upper with a hammer forged, chromlined…
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  • Shave like a man: a broke-ass man

    Sam-O - Bargain Hunter
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:56 am
    I just can’t. When did shaving get so complicated? Three blades, four blades, five blades. Moisturizer strips. Batteries. Paying an arm and a leg. Our current troubles started in 1971 when Gillette introduced the Trac II — a razor with two blades — and began an arms race. The shaving behemoths became so bloated, so ridiculous, that they were disrupted by the even-more-ridiculous Dollar Shave Club, which incidentally, sells “THE EXECUTIVE” razor, with six (!) blades. There must be a simpler, cheaper, better way to shave. Here’s the skinny: For $25, you can shave for a year with…
  • Independent Bookstore Day Coming May 2nd

    Alex Mak - Editor & Comm. Outreach
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Support your local bookstores because books, as you know, are sexy.  And National Bookstore Day is not just a great time to meet your latest favorite author, it’s also a great day to score exclusive literary merch and go to fun events at your local bookstore. Following the runaway success of last year’s California Bookstore Day, bookstores across the nation are now preparing for Independent Bookstore Day, a country-wide celebration of books and independent bookstores on Saturday May 2nd. From SF to NYC and many of literate towns and cities in between, book lovers should mark…
  • ASK A TENANTS RIGHT’S LAWYER: Protecting Your Rent Controlled Apartment

    Daniel Wayne - Tenant's Rights Lawyer
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:09 am
    Ask a Tenants Right’s Lawyer is your chance to learn how to survive as a renter in San Francisco. Every few weeks attorney Daniel Wayne will answer a different question making it so that you have all the info you need to keep you in your home. Got a question? Send an email to alex@brokeassstuart.com and we will forward it on. Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably figured out that rents in San Francisco are among the highest in the country.  As such rent controlled units have become a particularly precious commodity.  Your landlord knows this as well.  …
  • FREE Super Duper Burgers on Monday

    Alex Mak - Editor & Comm. Outreach
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    3 p.m. Monday, April 27 2015 On the last Monday of April, Super Duper Burger gives FREE mini-burgers to the first 100 people in line.  It’s just their way of saying thanks to us little piggies who love beef and cheese. I like that their beef is Niman, their chicken is free range and their packaging is all compostable.  I also like that I am a little piggy.  All 8 Super Duper Locations are participating, they  recommend getting there early, it starts at 3pm.  And this year the person who is very first in line gets a $100 Super Duper Gift card. Locations: Super Duper Burger Castro…
  • The Elbo Room Officially Announces it’s Closing

    Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:19 pm
    After a couple years of rumors and hearsay it appears the Elbo Room is officially closing in November. I just logged on to Facebook and saw this post. All I gotta say is…damn. I think most of us have had at least one wonderful night there, I’ve had many. From readings for Muni Diaries Live, to Richie Cunning shows, to awkward first dates, I’ve spent many nights between those hallowed walls. Here is the article I wrote about The Elbo Room for my Weeknighter column a little while back…damn…   image by Traveling Dan    
 
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  • Notes for Saturday – April 25, 2015

    Hugh James Latimer
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:23 pm
    Today, we present another entry for Round 58 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $12,000+ worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate, good for any one, two, or three course (a $1,195 value), A course certificate from onPoint Tactical. This certificate will be for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses. (Excluding those restricted for military or government teams.) Three day onPoint courses normally cost $795, DRD Tactical is providing a 5.56 Nato QD Billet upper with a hammer forged, chromlined…
  • “Internet” Without Infrastructure – Part 5, by R.H.

    Hugh James Latimer
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:22 pm
    The Postmaster network Postmasters, of course, will be able to communicate through this network between themselves and share information. In this way, they will know the health of the network in various areas. They will be the first ones with the most knowledgeable about encryption and programs that are available. At first, many Postmasters may not know much about encryption or how to use the tools, but they can learn about it and even share copies of the software through the network. As soon as most Postmasters have mastered it, they can start providing encryption as a service across the…
  • Two Letters Re: “Internet” Without Infrastructure

    Hugh James Latimer
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:22 pm
    HJL, Almost precisely this concept was described by the New York Times back in 2004, except instead of exchanging files on USB keys, they were exchanged via a small computer on a moped that connected to an access point in each village as the moped drove through. From a technical perspective, the solutions are nearly identical and the two could easily be combined, not to mention combining with amateur radio VHF and/or HF links for high-priority or long distance communications. – J.F. o o o Hugh, The “Internet” Without Infrastructure article by R. H. is very intriguing. It…
  • Economics and Investing:

    Hugh James Latimer
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:21 pm
    105 Trillion Reasons To Own Silver o o o Largest Bank In America Joins War On Cash. – B.B. o o o Twilight Zone Economies – Part 2 o o o Europe Entering Economic Neverland: Just When You Think Things Couldn’t Get Any Stranger, Signs Of Total Economic Insanity Continue To Trickle Out Of Europe.
  • Odds ‘n Sods:

    Hugh James Latimer
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:20 pm
    Cops Go Car To Car In Traffic Jam, Issue $18,000 in Fines for Cellphone Use at a Near Dead Stop o o o Colorado businessman blames ‘stoned’ workers for move to SC o o o Is The U.S. Food Supply Cursed? Cursed or is it simply 50 years of bad management. Everything from GMOs to inhumane, crowded conditions and even overuse/preventative use of medications are contributing to a crisis in our food supply. o o o Christians Will Soon Be the Pariah to Eradicate. – T.P. o o o America’s Soft Police State. – B.B.
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