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SCIENCE!!
 
The waves detected came from an event that occurred 1.3 billion years ago... and frequency is audible to humans. (They played it at the press event.)
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First direct confirmation of a century-old prediction of general relativity.
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Malicious Fonts......two words that should never have gone together....like socks and sandals, President and Trump, chocolate and orange, crocs and anything.....
 
Four #vulnerabilities in the Graphite (or libgraphite) font processing library allow attackers to compromise machines by supplying them with #malicious fonts.
Graphite bug lets attackers take control of your system by sending you a malicious font via a rogue Web page
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Chocolate and orange could not be that bad, buttttt president and Trump can and will be ewwwwww ;-p
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You know, in all my tech career, the people I've had the most problems with have been the admin staff who manage/coordinate techs in the field. Here is a response I sent to one of them (who couldn't figure out how to view an image properly on her computer.....an IMAGE!!!)

"You did request a void cheque and I responded that I do not use cheques. You requested a direct deposit for and I sent one to you. You said you could not print and asked me to resend as an attachment. That image I send was an attachment. Please see the attachment to this email showing that the previous attachment was actually an attachment."

Seriously people! You work for a tech company, how the hell can you NOT know to use email attachments?!
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I'm not sure if I will ever understand how a Government of any democratic society can ever have a 'closed session' on ANY thing. If you are elected, then isn't there a responsibility to continue to represent those who elected you? If those who elected you CAN'T SEE what is going on, how can you know their thoughts and thus represent them in any meaningful way?

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/01/25-civil-liberties-organizations-call-open-hearings-section-702-surveillance
The House Judiciary Committee has plans for a “members only” meeting next week to discuss Section 702 of the FISA Amendment Acts, the law the NSA relies on to operate its notorious PRISM surveillance program and to tap into the backbone of the Internet, also known as “upstream” collection.
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AWS planned for a zombie apocalypse?
 
Check out clause 57.10 of AWS terms of service.

57.10 Acceptable Use; Safety-Critical Systems. Your use of the Lumberyard Materials must comply with the AWS Acceptable Use Policy. The Lumberyard Materials are not intended for use with life-critical or safety-critical systems, such as use in operation of medical equipment, automated transportation systems, autonomous vehicles, aircraft or air traffic control, nuclear facilities, manned spacecraft, or military use in connection with live combat. However, this restriction will not apply in the event of the occurrence (certified by the United States Centers for Disease Control or successor body) of a widespread viral infection transmitted via bites or contact with bodily fluids that causes human corpses to reanimate and seek to consume living human flesh, blood, brain or nerve tissue and is likely to result in the fall of organized civilization.

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The following Service Terms apply only to the specific Services to which the Service Terms relate. In the event of a conflict between the terms of these Service Terms and the terms of the AWS Customer Agreement or other agreement with us governing your use of our Services (the “Agreement”), ...
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For those that never heard of archive.org
 
Not that there is really a shortage of games and things to do in a browser today but I thought I'd throw this up in case anyone missed it. Archive.org has added a lot of old software which will run in the browser. Old DOS games as well as old Win 3.1 software. All kinds of stuff.
A few direct links:
Win 3.1 software: https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_win3
DOS games: https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos_games/v2

And here is a direct link to one I had hours of fun with back in the day and will still tease the brain just as well today. The lesser known but wonderful Klotski! Here running in Win 3.1.
https://archive.org/details/win3_KLOTSKI

These all spin up inside an emulator obviously. So depending on what you are running it might take a moment. And do scroll down for instructions on keyboard commands etc.. Also check the comments for additional help on some of them. Some you just need to feel your way along.
For instance it was not clear to me at all at first while playing Joust (an old DOS and arcade favorite) that I needed to press F2 to initiate things after the emulator had finished loading.
Also, if you are not aware, holding the SEARCH key down on a Chromebook book in addition to the hot key of choice on the top of the keyboard gives you the traditional F1, F2, etc...
Here is the link to that Joust game directly too.
https://archive.org/details/arcade_joust
Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 466 billion archived web pages.
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Woo-Hoo! I got a 'Wet Penties" offer from a chick! Wait...what?

#spam #fail

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From Apple to Google, watch as the internet giants accumulate (or lose) wealth in real-time in this interactive visualization.
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Alright you geeks, check your security settings AND get an extra 2GB of Google Drive storage! Win!
 
Want a free extra 2GB of Google Drive storage, and a more secure Google account? Take a quick security check-up for your account and you'll get an extra 2GB of free-forever Drive storage. (And yes, it stacks with last year's security checkup bonus!)

https://security.google.com/settings/security/secureaccount
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I also wondered if it took Jesus 3 days to rise because he had to reset is password to unlock the door as well.....
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Introduction

You would think that replacing a waterpump on a 1974 Dodge Charger SE would have nothing to do with my Technical Skills but you would be surprised.

I love cars. Specifically older Mopars and recently, Volvos. Owning a 1974 Dodge Charger SE as a first car was quite the experience. So was sitting beside my brother on the radiator support and changing the waterpump! Still, doing things by my own hands and making changes to improve something was a pure expression of creativity and efficiency.

When I was younger, I was fascinated by how things worked. I once owned one of those original ‘Mickey Mouse’ watches. One day it stopped working, so I took it apart. I never got it back together again but that was probably the start of my curiosity in technology.

I learned where my values were at a young age. Being creative was certainly one of them. Building a go kart, based on Mark Hamil’s movie Corvette Summer, showcased both my love of all things mechanical and the ability to express myself by re-creating a hoodscoop!

In later years and with real cars, I furthered that expression with my hands-on approach as well as tweaking things for both more power and efficiency. The idea of integrating modern technology into older cars stuck with me and continues to do so. From simply installing radios to using old cell phones as a screen to read OBD II computer output from newer vehicle, I never stopped learning and evolving.

When I turned to the IT Industry as a profession, my hobby became a fully developed learning machine. I applied my enthusiasm without limit and when I graduated with a 95% average from my CDI Networking course, I was thrilled and in my element.

Working with others also confirms my passion for technology:

“Don was a key member of my deployment team. he provided leadership and technical skills beyond what was expected of him. he quickly became my primary support technician for the rest of my 25 person team. I would happily work with him again.”

  • Kelly Davis

“Don's dedication to IT support is clearly evident whether is was at Mercer or my home when timely repair and - or troubleshooting was required. He was always well briefed on the latest trends, products and virus protection and ensured the job was done right. I would highly recommend Don to any individual or company.”

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Left Canada to explore the world!
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - Seoul, South Korea - Uijeongbu, South Korea - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Brampton, Ontario, Canada - MIssissauga, Ontario, Canada - Dundas, Ontario, Canada - Freelton, Ontario, Canada - North York, Ontario, Canada - Sacheon, South Korea - Samcheonpo, South Korea - Gongyang, South Korea
Was recommended by a friend, was NOT disappointed! Great service, friendly and very fair with his prices! Looking forward to getting more work done here!
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I have been in South Korea for two years and only recently learned about this place. Being a self-avowed metatarian, this place rocked my world! I was seriously impressed with the offerings and the courtesy with which it was delivered too! 7 different types of meat, all of them high-quality and very tasty! Out of the 7, the pork was my least favourite. That being said, it still beats pork anywhere else in Korea :) I rated the cost as expensive but one must keep in mind a number of things. First, the place is in Itaewon. Not the cheapest location to have a restaurant. Second, beef is very expensive here (in which case the price is only moderate compared to what you can eat). Normally how you can really tell what the quality of a restaurant is, is by seeing how you feel later/the next day. I believe the meat was of a quality I have never had before. Not only did I feel extremely good, that lasted for the entire next day and slowly faded the day after. While I have never done drugs, this is about the closest I can say to have been on an 'energy high' from the nutrients gained from eating here. Oh if only I could afford to do this more regularly! About the only downside wold be the music. They played it just a bit too loud. Being Itaewon, I suspect they are heavily influenced by the 100s of other clubs but really should stick to the status quo when being a restaurant. Background noise only please.
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Pizza School is awesome for the value.
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