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@MicrosoftStore at #BellevueSq you know how to treat your customers well. Even those from #Canada! 
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Control the root, control the network...
 
In November 2014, Li Yuxiao, a research fellow at the Chinese Academy of Cyberspace, stated, according to the state-run China Daily: "Now is the time for C
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Ummm, that's now how round-a-bouts are suppose to work!

via +Richard S
Donna “Diva” A originally shared:
 
Wait for it oooooo Damnnn 
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I guess that's why the roundabouts in Port Moody have stop signs. 
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Dangit. My birthday is in October. All these new shiny wants come out in October! #Pixel #firstworldproblems
 
Google will host an event on October 4th where it will reveal new "Pixel" smartphones and a new version of the Chromecast, according to a source with Android Police. Google is also likely going to highlight its Google Home and Daydream VR viewer products at the event.
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Was hoping for a Google watch (got the Moto 360 but always like the pure Google experience), but the rumours seem to have gone quiet. Google Home looks intriguing though.
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I have an old Apple IIe at work in my classroom.. Too bad it doesn't have a floppy drive to use with it.
 
Cool. "In September of 2016, a talented programmer released his own cooked update to a major company’s legacy operating system, purely because it needed to be done. A raft of new features, wrap-in programs, and bugfixes were included in this release, which I stress was done as a hobby project.

The project is understatement itself, simply called Prodos 2.4. It updates ProDOS, the last version of which, 2.0.3, was released in 1993.

You can download it, or boot it in an emulator on the webpage, here.

As an update unto itself, this item is a wonder – compatibility has been repaired for the entire Apple II line, from the first Apple II through to the Apple IIgs, as well as cases of various versions of 6502 CPUs (like the 65C02) or cases where newer cards have been installed in the Apple IIs for USB-connected/emulated drives. Important utilities related to disk transfer, disk inspection, and program selection have joined the image. The footprint is smaller, and it runs faster than its predecessor (a wonder in any case of OS upgrades).

The entire list of improvements, additions and fixes is on the Internet Archive page I put up [ https://archive.org/details/ProDOS_2_4 ]."
In September of 2016, a talented programmer released his own cooked update to a major company’s legacy operating system, purely because it needed to be done. A raft of new features, wrap-in p…
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The device even isn't out yet, and look, the vultures are flying around! Really! $1600 for a hunk of aluminum, glass and lithium?

#firstworldproblems
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I'm with you on that +Kienan Vella​.
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I love my 5-speed manual transmission on my Subaru Legacy GT! It makes driving it so much more enjoyable rowing through the gears.

But I guess young buyers aren't learning how to drive a true manual transmission anymore.
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Wow, meanwhile I just read today that for the 2017 model year Audi will have a manual transmission option across the entire A4 range. Previously in many cases the dual clutch auto was the only transmission, but not only do they offer the 6MT, they even reworked it making it lighter than the old one.

Funny thing is back in the late 80s my dad ended up with a quattro Audi 5000 because the FWD only came in auto.
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So I decided to learn how to play guitar this year. Called up my long-time buddy @spinacci to help me with buying one off of CL. Scored a nice but simple thin-body Yamaha APX500II acoustic yesterday evening.

Now I need a stand for it. I could buy one off of CL or a store, but why not make one! I have a whole bunch of left-over PVC tubing, elbow and joints that were just sitting there doing nothing. Might as well make something of it, rather than sit there.

I followed most of the instructions found here on indestructables http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-PVC-guitar-stand/ but I didn't glue any of the joints together so it really didn't support my guitar as it was too heavy to hold the neck up via friction. I didn't have any 1/2" PVC stuff - all mine is 3/4 so I had to hack a couple of elbow joints to make things narrow enough to support the neck.

I added the back brace but the centre of gravity was too far back and it my guitar would tip backwards. I decided to prop the rear of the base up with the 4-way joints and it moved the COG forward enough for it to stand! Rather than have nothing hold the front, I decided to use a 3-way to make a little front lip to hold it all together!

It's all friction fit together and is quite sturdy. It definitely isn't pretty, but hey, it was a fun way to spend a few hours this afternoon. Took me about 2 hours to put it all together.

I might put a 4-way cross joint to tie together the neck support and the back brace so that it becomes one unit rather than two separate pieces, but the cantilever support works fine. It's ugly, but heck, it was fun to build!

DIY and Indestructables FTW!
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I'd love my daughter to read a magazine like the one on the right.
 
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Graphic designer Katherine Young shows Girls' Life what their magazine cover should look like.
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I recall the original post comparing the Boys' Life and Girls' Life covers. Next step is one that is gender neutral. 
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Whohoo! Thanks @spinacci! Got the battery box cleaned out. I had to pop it out to clean the insides. Working on my D cord now.
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Huh? Are you serious? Yep. :(

“You get 16 years for forcibly entering your way into a computer, but you get one year for forcibly entering your way into a woman. I think that’s the precedent the government is setting here.”

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It’s a strange world that sees criminals sentenced to less prison time than those who expose their crimes, but it’s the world we live in. Anonymous vigilante hacktivist #DericLostutter, who hacked into the #Steubenville High School sports fan website to reveal incriminating evidence against two student rapists, now faces 16 years in prison.

#OpRollRedRoll

The students, Trent Mays and Ma’Lik Richmond, who were found guilty of raping an unconscious 16-year-old, served two years and ten months, respectively.

The original crime took place back in August of 2012. The rape, which was broadcast on social media, provoked a national debate over “rape culture” that has only intensified in recent months because of the three-month prison sentence of the Stanford rapist, Brock Turner.

The hack secured crucial evidence that helped to convict Mays and Richmond, but what KnightSec leader, KYAnonymous (Lostutter), and fellow hacker Noah McHugh revealed was that there had also been a massive coverup of the crime. Steubenville coaches, school administrators, and even prosecutors were implicated in this coverup.
When criminals are sentenced to less prison time than those who expose their crimes...
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It's not about justice; it's about power and control. When looked at through that lens, the American judicial system makes a lot more sense.
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<grabs popcorn>subscribed...</grabs popcorn>
 
Elon Musk has warned people to stay vigilant and “revolt against the propaganda of the fossil fuel industry which is unrelenting and enormous”. Now Tesla is having its own fight against…
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That's not a well formed xml ... I'll see myself out.
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Highschool ICT Teacher
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Photography, music, programming, Linux, GIMP, Android
Employment
  • Surrey School District
    Teacher, 2000 - present
    I currently teach ICT and programming at Frank Hurt Secondary School.
  • Simon Fraser University
    ITDA Mentor, 2011 - 2013
    I mentored in-service teachers who were in the ITDA (Integrating Technology for the Digital Age) Field Program.
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If it isn't broken, you're probably not using it to its full potential!
Introduction
I am a open source technology user and advocate.  If it's open and cross platform, I'm interested in it.

I teach computer studies, digital media design (a.k.a. Game Programming) and programming at Frank Hurt Secondary School in Surrey, BC, Canada.

Current hobbies include digital photography, GIMP, Android, Linux, and playing with my Raspberry Pi.
Bragging rights
I am a digital senior citizen! Been online since the late 80s using a modem over POTS!
Education
  • Simon Fraser University
    Computing Science, 1993 - 1998
  • Simon Fraser University
    Professional Development Program, 1999 - 2000
  • Burnaby Central Secondary School
    1988 - 1993
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A sober warning about “The Transgender Contagion”
www.dennyburk.com

If you haven’t read David French’s article “The Transgender Contagion” yet, let me encourage you to do so. One paragraph in particular is wo

If pedophilia is a sexual orientation, now what?
www.dennyburk.com

I have written in this space before about the idea that pedophilia is a sexual orientation, that it’s just another element of human sexual d

Why don't we have Android Pay in Canada? Let's find out | Android Coliseum
www.androidcoliseum.com

That's come and passed... With no word on adoption.. Yet. So one of our readers, +Jace Hernandez, suggests that we take up arms and tweet th

Ataraxia
thewritingsidee.blogspot.com

The air I breathe In and out With a sound of doubt Lingering throughout my ears Saying yes, while others say no Having to bear that pain Day

Why Won't Gay Activists Debate?
www.charismanews.com

Their silence is more than glaring. It is quite instructive.

Teacher Leadership
www.joebower.org

The best schools have both a strong and healthy administration and teaching staff. Weak administration can leave even the most qualified tea

Run Jonah Run - Прыкладаннi Android у Google Play
market.android.com

Run Jonah Run is an addictive running game challenge designed for quick play. Jonah the Snail runs across the screen and with your help, he

Google Japan Blog: Now カードに表示される情報が増えました
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2015 年 4 月 27 日. Posted by: Now カードチーム 本日、Google アプリの Now カードに表示される情報がさらに多様になりました。本日より新たに Ameba、ウェザーニュースタッチ、シュフー、じゃらん、タウンワーク、ナビタイム、ホットペッパー グ

Why do we worship? - Harmanny Music
harmannymusic.com

My youngest daughter, Emily, is 3. Recently, I have noticed that the number of her “why” questions have been increasing. Victoria Osteen, wi

JBox2D: A Java Physics Engine
www.jbox2d.org

JBox2D is a close Java port of Erin Catto's excellent C++ Box2D physics engine and Google's LiquidFun physics Engine. Check out the demos be

SFTP File System
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Access a SFTP server directly from the Files app.

Ghost Stories
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Ghost Stories – szósty album brytyjskiego zespołu Coldplay grającego rock alternatywny. Premiera odbyła się 19 maja 2014 roku. Album w Polsc

Dell XPS 13 2015 Review and Giveaway
www.makeuseof.com

At Consumer Electronics Show 2015, Dell's XPS 13 2015 edition swept the awards for laptops, particularly in the $800 price range. Considerin

Dell XPS 2015 - Review and Giveaway
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Enter to win at http://muo.fm/win-xps2015

Improving How Your Children Use Technology for Education
www.mcconville.ca

Do you ever have conversations with your adolescent child about what they did at school and get little or no information? It is possible tha

Amazing! Apple wins the smartwatch wars without ever shipping a device!
betanews.com

That is the only takeaway from today's brutal bias assault against Android Wear. Canalys reports half-year 2014 shipments of 720,000, and th

The Nature and Nurture of Genius: The Sweet Illustrated Story of How Hen...
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A heartening testament to the nourishing power of parental love in the cultivation of greatness. At 8PM on the last day of 1869, a little

Great service and Nick, the proprietor knows his stuff!
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Home Sense and Winners in one big box. Sports Check, Adidas Outlet and Staples in the same lot too.
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Recently renovated. They have a Starbucks in the lobby. Free Internet if you stay overnight. Parking is expensive though. ~18/day but you do have in& out privileges. Just make sure you park in the right lot.
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Only take Visa now, and cash of course.
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Organized, clean and friendly staff. Lots of ample parking in the back and along the street.
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Only time it's not busy is at 7am in the morning. Sometimes what you need isn't in stock. Things like milk, veggies, eggs, etc. It's just a really busy supermarket. It's own success is it's weakness.
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