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June’s Prop. 50 Was Inspired In Part By Former State Sen. Leland Yee’s Arrest

This story originally appeared at CBS Sacramento on Feb. 24, 2016 By Kyle Buis SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The sentencing of former State Sen. Leland Yee comes just over three months before a Constitutional amendment his arrest helped inspire. On June 7, Proposition 50 will have California voters decide whether suspended members of the state’s legislature can be…
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Majora’s Mask Limited Edition 3DS And Game Bundles Will Be Available At Fry’s Electronics

Sometimes you complain into the wind and don’t expect to hear anything back. After news that Target and Fry’s had both listed the Majora’s Mask Limited Edition 3DS systems briefly before selling out, I threw out this random thought Wow, @Target and @fryselectronics sold out of Majora's Mask 3DS's in minutes. The scalpers are ready.…
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Constitutional Amendment To Strip Suspended Lawmakers’ Pay Advances In Assembly

SCA17 was crafted in response to the recent legal troubles of three California state senators, and the inability of the state legislature to suspend their salaries. The three suspended senators have cast a pall on the crumbling Democratic supermajority in the state Senate.

Why Did Three Suspended California Senators Get A Pay Raise?

The California Citizens Compensation Commission met on Friday and approved a 2 percent raise for California lawmakers and state officials, including embattled state Sens. Ron Calderon, Leland Yee and Roderick Wright.

REVIEW: Mario Kart 8 Is The Kick In The Pants Nintendo Needed For The Wii U

The eighth installment in this franchise is just the thing the Wii U needs to get out of its funk. The console’s been bogged down by headlines about its poor sales and even calls for Nintendo to pull a Sega and kill the Wii U off Dreamcast-style.

Why Is The Internet In Danger And How Can I Help Keep It From Turning To Crap?

The Federal Communications Commission has essentially thrown its hands in the air and is asking for public input for how to solve the open internet/net neutrality/Internet fast lane debate. The unfortunate thing is how little people know and understand about this very important issue for how the Internet should work. RELATED: Text of FCC’S proposed rules First a…
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Text Of FCC’s Proposed Rules: ‘Protecting And Promoting The Open Internet’

The FCC has a long document about its efforts to change the way Internet providers can handle traffic. I’ll have a post later about how these rules will affect users, but for now I’ve chopped out the most relevant portion of it and placed it here in a more reader-friendly format.

And now, yet another site redesign

I wish I’d taken screenshots over the years of how many times I’ve redone this site. Then again, that’s a longer slideshow than I’d have time to deal with. But this is a big transition for me. I’ve self-hosted and patched things together on my own through wordpress.org for the better part of a decade now. I…
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California Senators Hold On To Pay Because Of New Jersey Court Decision

The Legislative Counsel Bureau pointed toward a 2011 legal decision in New Jersey where an assemblyman’s pay was stripped following a flurry of indictments.