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Homestead Survival: How to build a 14x14 solar cabin

Homestead Survival: How to build a 14x14 solar cabin

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Untitled, a photo by iquanyin moon on Flickr. dali, ipad 3

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meee, a photo by iquanyin moon on Flickr.
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Electronics Retailer Charging 6.8% Tax To Customers Who Shop Using Internet Explorer 7

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Electronics Retailer Charging 6.8% Tax To Customers Who Shop Using Internet Explorer 7:


While most of you are surely using the latest customized version of Firefox or Chrome to read this post, there are still a handful of people who not only continue to browse the Internet with Microsoft's Internet Explorer, but with outdated versions of IE. Thus, one Australian electronics retailer Kogan has decided to impose a tax on customers who apparently refuse to upgrade their browsers.

"We've implemented the world's first 'Internet Explorer 7 Tax'," reads an announcement on the Kogan website from earlier this week. "The new 6.8% tax comes into effect today on all products purchased from Kogan.com by anyone still insistent on using the antique browser."

The company says customers' insistence on using the outdated browser is holding it back from providing the best service for everyone:


One of the things stopping that is our web team having to spend a l…

7 TSA Agents Fired For Paying Bribes To Pass Proficiency Tests

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7 TSA Agents Fired For Paying Bribes To Pass Proficiency Tests:


Pop quiz: What's the best way to pass a proficiency test when you work for a highly scrutinized federal agency already under fire for ineptitude? If you answered "pay $200 to the instructor," then maybe you are among those TSA agents getting the boot from Philadelphia International Airport.

Back in November, the TSA got wind that something might be rotten among the screeners and pat-downers at PHL, and suspended 10 agents while it investigated.

In February, a training instructor pleaded guilty in federal court to accepting a $200 payment from one security officer in exchange for a passing grade on a test. She was sentenced to 300 hours of community service and six months of house arrest, with four years of probation.

Then today, the TSA announced it will be dismissing seven additional agents alleged to have paid for passing grades.

The other three suspended TSA staffers have already resigned.

From the TSA …