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+1 and share this post for a chance to win an official +Roush Fenway Racing Team hat!   #RFRDRIVEN  
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RIP Patrick Macnee

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Wow what an dignified British Gentleman. Mrs Peele we're needed
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It's going to be awesome!
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Omg South Carolina.

WTH is wrong with people?
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This is not The Onion, folks. #OPMHack
The bitter-sweet nectar of incompetence...  LOL

You might have heard that China hacked the Federal Government and got access to everything? The identity of every single person who's worked for the federal government (Social Security, Name, Address, EVERYTHING)?   

From the Article (emphasis mine)
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 Ars that he found the Unix systems administrator for the project "was in Argentina and his co-worker was physically located in the [People's Republic of China]. Both had direct access to every row of data in every database: they were root.
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Root, if you aren't technical, is equal to "system god". You can do anything on the servers and read anything and decrypt anything and log anything and read anything and modify anything.

There is no broader, better, more powerful system access than "root." 

Seriously.  Never mind they didn't hire US IT workers to do this... 



http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/06/encryption-would-not-have-helped-at-opm-says-dhs-official/
Attackers had valid user credentials and run of network, bypassing security.
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Holy crap.. FTA:

Some of the contractors that have helped OPM with managing internal data have had security issues of their own—including potentially giving foreign governments direct access to data long before the recent reported breaches. A consultant who did some work with a company contracted by OPM to manage personnel records for a number of agencies told Ars that he found the Unix systems administrator for the project “was in Argentina and his co-worker was physically located in the [People’s Republic of China]. Both had direct access to every row of data in every database: they were root. Another team that worked with these databases had at its head two team members with PRC passports. I know that because I challenged them personally and revoked their privileges. From my perspective, OPM compromised this information more than three years ago and my take on the current breach is ‘so what’s new?'”
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Ever played with +Xamarin?

Well, check this out even if you haven't. I just finished downloading the free, starter edition. I thought I'd see what it was all about. If it's any good maybe I could use it for business apps and stuff. So...

I opened it. 
I selected New Project.
It defaulted to Cross Platform, so I did that.
I opened the project, and saw the device selection.
I hooked up my iPad 3.
I pointed it at my device as the build target.
I hit Run.
and...
Xamarin Studio tells me the project is too big for starter and I need to sign up for a paying subscription.

ROFL

I did not write one single, line of code and I can't build the default project because the default project requires a paid subscription.

I just wanted to see Xamarin it in action and I can't even do that.  Upon reflection, I seem to remember downloading the trial before and it not working or some such several months ago.

I think I'll dust this off and tinker with it some other time (again).
I'm a bit wary of giving them a $2000 a year based upon initial impression. I'll just have to spend more time with it to see if it actually works as advertised. 

It's a valuable lesson for me though, if I'm ever in the position of offering something like this. Maybe a "starter kitchen sink" project would be a good idea? Maybe a list of projects that CAN be opened by the product and built?

I tried an iOS project, the "Metal Game" that came with it, too. Guess what? I can't build that either.

At this point, I'm failing to see the value in the starter edition. Well, the value in it for me, anyway. They got my email; and this public post. Which hopefully is of value to someone. :)

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So I saw this cool duffle bag I'm interested in on Facebook; too bad the sellers are predatory.

$80? Looks cool - I dig it... So I click the ad. I just happen to be in the market for a cool duffle.  Too bad they're predatory advertisers.

Those jerks won't even let me look at the catalog without forcing me to give them my email or giving them access to my FB profile. 

Yeah - not just no thanks. HELL NO. thank you. Trust you? LOL Yeah right.
I've muted them on FB and will do it here.  What a super rude move and one hell of a way to waste a click through. Dumbest move I've seen in a while. "Hey, here's an ad for our product." Which I actually clicked because I'm looking for that product. Then they hide it with a "Give us access to your facebook profile or give us your email. Trust us.." #FAIL   #facepalm   #clickbait   #greed   #rude

Just sharing to my followers.  Adios, JackThreads. Good luck with that.  You had a chance to earn my business and you wasted it by being invasive and greedy.  #FU.
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Hostage shopping. These companies hold the info hostage. Yeah, I make sure and block them too.
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Yeah - This is not good...

Some 6 month old "Zero Day" exploits for Apple. This is not good at all...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/17/apple_hosed_boffins_drop_0day_mac_ios_research_blitzkrieg/
Keychains raided, sandboxes busted, passwords p0wned, but Apple silent for six months
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