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Quite a lovely day for an outing!
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So, if you've often suspected that "security questions" aren't the best defense against account hijacking, it turns out you're right.

http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/2015/05/new-research-some-tough-questions-for.html
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Why would I recall a code sent to me? It's usually a one time code.
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More office archaeology: 100 free hours of Internet access! New, unopened copy of CompuServe 2000! First come, first serve on that registration number.
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I don't have a magical closet.  I am simply a Packrat Of A Certain Age.  I'm going through boxes that haven't been opened in at least a decade.
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For the first time since I've been attending (2007, I think?), it's cloudy, cool, and overcast at Bay Area Maker Faire. This is a huge improvement. Good work on that weather machine!
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+Dan Morrill That's why I wore a hat.  The flower with the animated LED center was just a pretext.
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In May 1970, students protesting the bombing of Cambodia by United States military forces, clashed with Ohio National Guardsmen on the Kent State University campus. When the Guardsmen shot and killed four students on May 4, the Kent State Shootings became the focal point of a nation deeply ...
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I was about to turn 6, in Cleveland (about half an hour away).  If I recall correctly, shortly after the shootings, my family went to visit one of my mother's college friends who was going to KSU at the time.  In any case, it was very much "local news" in Cleveland, and made an impression on me even at a very young age.
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The last irises of the season: Blue Rhythm and Before The Storm.
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Office Archaeology, hardware division. It boots!
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Palm Vx I think was the pinnacle of form for the standalone PDA. Treo (i had a 650) opened up the smart phone idea, but PalmOS just couldn't handle it; I drilled a hole on the back so I could reset it without popping the case open. Inability to execute fast enough on WebOS killed them. Now many of the Palm folks work in Android.

Small prediction: Android in more tiny devices like watches for more narrow but seamless applications. Appliances if you will. My problem is that I really can't wear a watch, and I can't think of anywhere else to wear something except perhaps a pocket watch or a torc; come hither, science fiction wardrobes!
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I didn't actually make it to the office, or I would have!
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I was very sad to get this news today. I worked with Dan for many years on a variety of projects. He was always enthusiastic and thirsty for adventure. We talked the afternoon before he left for this trip, and he was hugely looking forward to it, especially after having one cancelled the previous year (also because of an avalanche).
 
I just had the immensely sad task of sending the following to all Google employees. My thoughts are with everyone in Nepal, and with Dan's family and friends.

"Early this morning, Nepal experienced the worst earthquake in its history, registering 7.8 on the Richter Scale. Current reports are that over 1,000 people were killed. It's a terrible tragedy.

Sadly, we lost one of our own in this tragedy. +Dan Fredinburg a long-time member of the Privacy organization in Mountain View, was in Nepal with three other Googlers, hiking Mount Everest. He has passed away. The other three Googlers with him are safe and we are working to get them home quickly.

The Crisis Response team has launched Person Finder[1] for Nepal, and is working to get updated satellite imagery to aid in the recovery effort. Google.org is committing $1M to the response, and we’ll have gift-matching available soon.  

Our thoughts are with the people of Nepal, and with Dan’s family and friends during this terrible time."

[1] http://google.org/personfinder/2015-nepal-earthquake
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Fingers crossed that they stay safe.
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Must be an IMTS phone, since it has a dial. (Before the introduction of IMTS in 1965, all calls to or from a mobile phone had to be set up manually by the Mobile Operator.)

The idea of breaking a metropolitan area up into cells, so that the same frequency could be used simujlatneously for low-power transmissions in multiple cells, was proposed in the late 1940s, but cellular telephones did not actually come into use until the late 1960s.
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reviewed 4 years ago
Excellent spot for lunch or a light dinner, though it helps to like olives. Pleasant patio for people-watching when the weather is good.
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reviewed 4 years ago
I can't judge the lunch buffet (I don't expect great food at any buffet, to be honest), but the food at dinner has been consistently delicious every time I've eaten here. The fragrant and spicy curries and vindaloos are better than any other Indian restaurant in the area.
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