Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Hotel Californication of America

It costs more than three times as much to rid yourself of America citizenship as it does to obtain it.The naturalization fee is $680, including the $85 biometric charge. (If you’re over 75, the biometric fee is waived.)To renounce your citizenship, you must pay an exit fee of $2350, up from $450.Not a lot of […]

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Ten years of Gmail

I don’t remember my first email message. It was some time during the early 1980s when I was working at DEC. For most of that decade, email was all internal, sent from one DEC-owned computer along DEC networks to another DEC-owned computer.As the 80s closed, there were a bunch of email protocols and messaging schemes. […]

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