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Christopher Parker
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Let's all hope that the culture at +Lenovo that made this even remotely possible doesn't infiltrate +Motorola Mobility... I shiver at the thought.
 
I recommend wiping and installing Ubuntu over it, myself.

By installing a single self-signed root certificate (trust me: That’s really bad) across all of Lenovo’s affected machines, Superfish intentionally pokes a gigantic hole into your browser security and allows anyone on your Wi-Fi network to hijack your browser silently and collect your bank credentials, passwords, and anything else you might conceivably type there. As Errata Security’s Robert Graham put it, “I can intercept the encrypted communications of SuperFish’s victims (people with Lenovo laptops) while hanging out near them at a cafe wifi hotspot.” If you have a Lenovo laptop that has Superfish on it (try Filippo Valsorda’s Superfish test to see), I would advise nothing short of wiping the entire machine and installing vanilla Windows—not Lenovo’s Windows. Then change all of your passwords.
Also in Slate: How to tell if you have Superfish, and how to kill it. When Lenovo preinstalled Superfish adware on its laptops, it betrayed its customers and sold out their security. It did it for no good reason, and it may not even have known what it was doing....
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This. This is the underlying source of most of my anxiety. I am as a square peg being crammed into a round hole. Brilliantly put!
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Two years later... I'm still holding out hope for a +Google Play integration with +UltraViolet, alongside its +Disney Movies Anywhere precedent.
 
If/when +Google Play Movies & TV supports +UltraViolet, I will gladly do most of my Movie/TV purchasing through +Google Play.
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Still ISO 2x $5 Target Ticket promo/gift codes. Please comment and send Hangouts message if you have any. Thanks!
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Woohoo!
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Does anybody know if Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 ever came with an Ultraviolet code? I know Part 2 did, and even though it's expired, I was able to redeem the code that I got yesterday.

When I attempt to enter the code that I got in my Blu-ray for Part 1 on Flixster, it doesn't say that it's invalid; it says that I'm entering it from the wrong region. This leads me to believe that, somehow, the code should work on Flixster, even though the redemption link for it on the sheet says it will only redeem via iTunes or Windows Media. I already tried redeeming it on Flixster from a UK IP address, though, and it didn't work.

I don't use iTunes; I don't own any Apple-branded anything. So if there's a way to get this on Ultraviolet (without spending any extra money), I'd rather do that.
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+greg samaniego No worries. You took time out of your day to respond to me. I appreciate that. Thanks! ^_^
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A beautifully subtle alleggory of the human condition... Splendid! Well done! Encore!
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Still ISO 2x $5 Target Ticket credits. Please comment and send Hangouts message if you have any to sell. Thanks!
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Me too, I've already checked all my target titles, all but 2 are at Cinemanow, and one of those is UV and at vudu, so I'm just gonna lose one, but it's not uv. Bought it when TT started and before I completely understood UV, lol. No biggie cause Cinemanow says they give credit for anything that doesn't transfer.
Just didn't want you to waste anything, since they're closing
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ISO How to Train Your Dragon 1 UV HDX (I already have the second movie; I'm only looking for the first)
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Anybody have a WALL-E code or know where I can find one?

EDIT: I forgot to mention... If it's more than $10, I can always just buy $20 worth of VUDU credits for $10 and buy the movie through VUDU. So, please, don't bother. :-)

Thanks!
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Amazing how so few get that.. and with credits you'll get the points.
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An interesting thought to ponder... Please hold your laughter until the end.

Apple's iTunes links up with Disney Movies Anywhere. Something that completely shocked me when it happened... Apple playing well with others!

What is the likelihood of Apple extending this spirit of cooperation and interoperability to UltraViolet, and rolling out UltraViolet linking support alongside DMA?

I know that UltraViolet was created in response to iTunes dominance. However, ultimately, both DMA and UV are just digital rights lockers. If they can do it with one, why not the other? They obviously possess the infrastructure capability to get the job done. Maybe DMA was a precursor to rolling out UV support? After all, there's a limited number of movies in the DMA database, so it'd be easier to test integration with DMA than it would be with UV (fewer movies = fewer points of failure). Perhaps, now that the infrastructure modifications necessary to support digital rights lockers has been established, they're going to work on adding UV?

Thoughts? Discuss.
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I think it'll be a cold day in hell when apple teams up with UV
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Thanks, +Cole Seth! One down, two to go.
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Education
  • Northern Essex Community College
    Computer Science, 2003 - 2006
  • Bunker Hill Community College
    Computer Science, 2001 - 2003
  • Malden High School
    1997 - 2001
    Grades 9 - 12
  • Malden Middle School
    1995 - 1997
    Grades 7, 8
  • Belmont Elementary School
    1994 - 1995
    Grade 6
  • Lincoln Elementary School
    1989 - 1994
    Grades 1 - 5
  • A Drewicz Elementary School
    1988 - 1989
    Kindergarten
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Other names
Chris, Parker, Bob, Spidey
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I <3 JavaScript
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¡CUIDADO! Don't take me seriously. Except for when I'm serious.

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Personal Interests
  • Somewhat of a Google "fanboy" since The Year Two Thousand.
  • Good without god(s); agnostic atheist, with appreciations for:
    • The philosophy of Yeshua ben Yosef, of Nazareth (without the Yahweh/Jehovah part)
    • Daoism
    • Thelema
    • Norse mythology
    • Greek mythology
    • Buddhism
    • Anton LaVey is my homeboy \m/
  • Politics: Libertarian. Anarchist. Socialist. Voluntaryist. Egalitarian.
    • The philosophy of Yeshua ben Yosef, of Nazareth (without the Yahweh/Jehovah part)
    • My Test Results:
    • Like Stephen Colbert, I don't see skin color. I also don't see hair color, eye color, nationality, race, heritage, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual preference, handicap, disability, weight, height, or any other purely circumstantial aspect of an individual. I just see people; namely, their personalities and their decisions.
      • Everyone deserves a chance. Discrimination of any form is not allowed in my stream. If I see it, I'll block it. (This includes <circumstantial characteristic>-only events, fundraisers, charities, etc.! One demographic is no more deserving than any other.)
  • Science-based interests include (and I would like to have PhDs in)...
    • Astrophysics
    • Psychoanalysis
    • Neuropsychiatry
    • Computer science
  • Organizations I support (financially as well as philosophically)
    • Free Software Foundation
    • Electronic Frontier Foundation
    • Wikimedia Foundation
    • Free State Project
    • American Civil Liberties Union
    • Freedom From Religion Foundation
    • Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science
    • Center for Inquiry
    • James Randi Educational Foundation
    • NORML

Professional Interests
  • Target Career Venues (aka "Dream Jobs") in pseudo-random order:
    • Google
    • Bocoup
    • GitHub
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Massachusetts General Hospital
    • VALVe
    • Harmonix
    • Bethesda
    • Square Enix
    • Myself

Bio from Facebook (to be assimilated)

I have over ten years of experience in various Web development roles using a myriad of Web-based technologies, ranging from client side technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to server side technologies such as Perl, PHP, Python, and Java. I'm also fully capable as a DBA, having amateur and professional experience with RDBMSes such as Oracle 9i/11g, IBM DB2, MySQL, and PostgreSQL. I've also served in several IT roles as system administrator and network architect, both in professional and amateur environments. I work well on both small and large teams, and I have experience with multiple types of development process management, such as the more traditional "waterfall" approach as well as newer agile methods, such as XP and Scrum.

Proud father and husband. JavaScript junkie (for hire). Free software advocate. All around cool guy.

Need to get something off your chest or confide in someone? I'm your man.

I'm a bit of a hodgepodge. I don't adhere to any one specific teaching or school of thought. In the past, I've used labels to help define who I am. Now, I'm just me. Accept me or not, I change for myself and myself alone.

Other bios of mine:


PSN Online ID: cparker15
Xbox Live Gamertag: cparker15
Wii Number: 6773 0121 7596 5883
Bragging rights
Married, Two kids, Three cats, A house, Two cars, A crapton of debt. Ordained minister in two separate churches.
Work
Occupation
Software Engineer; Web Developer; IT Specialist; Geek of All Trades
Skills
JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Perl, Ruby, PHP, Python, C++, Java, XML, XSLT, VB.NET, C#, Dust, SASS, Bash shell, sed, awk, grep, regular expressions, SEO, Microformats, oEmbed, RSS, Atom, SVN, Git, Git-flow, Semver, GNU/Linux, copyleft, FLOSS
Employment
  • Fidelity Investments
    Sr. JavaScript Web Developer, 2013 - present
  • Parker Innovations
    Founder, 2006 - present
  • American Student Assistance
    Sr. Web Developer, 2012 - 2013
  • Iron Mountain Incorporated
    UI Developer, 2011 - 2012
  • Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
    Programmer, 2009 - 2010
  • Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
    Web Developer, 2009 - 2009
  • Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
    Sr. Business Analyst, Web Developer, 2006 - 2009
  • Dr. Dan's Integrative Pet Hospital
    IT Director, Web Developer, 2006 - 2007
  • BancTec
    Level 1 PC Technician, 2006 - 2006
  • Northern Essex Community College
    Peer Tutor, 2005 - 2006
  • L-3 Communications (Security & Detection Systems)
    Software Engineer, 2004 - 2005
  • L-3 Communications (Security & Detection Systems)
    Systems Engineer, 2003 - 2004
  • L-3 Communications (Security & Detection Systems)
    Technical Writer, 2003 - 2003
  • L-3 Communications (Security & Detection Systems)
    Technician, 2002 - 2003
  • Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
    Web Developer, 2001 - 2002
  • Youth Tech Entrepreneurs
    Coder, 2000 - 2000
  • Youth Tech Entrepreneurs
    Web Business Project Manager, 2000 - 2000
  • Massachusetts Department of Education
    Assistant Web Administrator, 1999 - 2000
  • Employment Resources, Inc.
    Employee, 1999 - 1999
  • Imaging Technologies
    Printer Technician, 1998 - 1998
  • Youth Tech Entrepreneurs
    Web Business Co-founder, 2000 - 2000
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Currently
Malden, MA
Previously
Haverhill, MA - Everett, MA - Lynn, MA - Revere, MA - Quincy, MA
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I actually love this place's food and atmosphere... But they have a persistent rodent infestation problem, so I don't eat here anymore. I really wish they'd clean the place up, because I'd love to go back.
Public - 10 months ago
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The one time I actually called the place due to a delivery that was running late, I could barely understand the person on the phone. However, considering I order food from here via Foodler multiple times per month, and this has only happened once, I consider this occurrence to be a fluke. I've never had any negative experiences with the quality of the food from Lucky Star. The crab rangoons are second to none.
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Every time I get food from Cosi, I'm left wondering why. The food costs twice as much as it should, if not more, and the bread is unbelievably hard and tough, making my teeth ache by the time I'm done. Is their bread just always stale when I get it?! I wouldn't feed their bread to my family, at any rate... if the bread in my pantry felt like the bread at Cosi, I'd throw it out and go buy something fresh! Now I have a tooth ache and I feel poor. Thanks, Cosi!
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