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George Kopp
Works at GK Computer Consulting
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Lives in Jefferson City, MO
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I own an Amazon Tap and love it. In this era of home control devices that don't want to work together, Amazon has really got this figured out. The Tap has the ability to control everything I have. This includes Nest, iHome, Lutron, and Philips devices. All work with Amazons voice control.

So I decided to try using this in an always listening mode rather than having to press the button. So I ordered one of these just released devices. We will see in October. 
Echo Dot (new generation) is a voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home products, provide information, and more.
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Learn about iOS malware, ransomeware , and backup from a presentation I made to the appleJAC Macintosh users group. http://applejac.typepad.com/files/iphone-and-ipad-malware-and-backup.pdf
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Looks like the beloved Wikileaks got some of the good guys this time. But donations to the site get hurt by this

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/22/politics/dnc-wikileaks-emails/index.html
A meeting of Florida Democratic delegates descended into chaos when outgoing Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz took the stage Monday, with critics holding up signs with the word "Emails" and Bernie Sanders supporters booing the congresswoman loudly, even after she began speaking.
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After a lot of effort, I was finally able to get windows 10 installed on my windows 8.1 computer. All the research I did told me that this machine is compatible with windows 10 but windows did not agree. When the icon in the taskbar came up asking me to reserve windows 10 it allowed me to do it. But when I checked back it told me it was not compatible with my machine.

So I went ahead and downloaded the windows 10 install image, burned it to DVD, and ran the installer on the machine. Everything seems to work perfectly.

It's way too early do you know for sure but so far I'm really liking it. Windows 10 is much more Macintosh like. Kind of a cross between windows, the Mac, and an iPad. I think there's a lot of potential here for Microsoft. It'll take me a week or so to play with all the features and do my testing but so far I'm giving it a thumbs up.
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Earlier this week, in effort to help a buddy pull data off of a very old Mac floppy disk, I have the opportunity to set up some old computers that he and I had around. I set up the cube that I had acquired from a client of mine in the last year, and he set up a dual floppy Macintosh SE. I pulled out an old SCSI hard disk drive and had it connected to The SE.

It was pretty amazing to see the difference in evolution of the operating system on these two old machines. The SE with its tiny black and white screen and line drawn interface, and the cube with a very early version of OS X. In a lot of ways, it's amazing these machines still run. 
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Well said.
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I've gotten to be very ambivalent about the Olympics. As a kid it was a highlight to be able to see all of the athletes perform on TV. But now days, it's all political, and all about money!

Here's a great example. Somebody needs to explain to me why one gold metal never gets covered in the national news but another gold metal is the top highlight on all of the news sites. I guess I can answer my own question, it's all political. A gold metal with a rifle just doesn't count in today's america. Too many political interests and too many news medias who are on "all guns are bad" side want this to be a bad thing rather than a good one.

So until the competitive shooting events show up on TV, in the mainstream, I think I'll just pass the Olympics and make a specific point to pass those businesses that advertise with Olympic related media
19-year-old American Ginny Thrasher fears it distracts from the sport she loves.
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Things are looking up in the iPad Pro department. I was lucky enough to pick up Apples iPad Pro keyboard at the Apple Store in Kansas yesterday. No pencils in sight. Hopefully we are about a week away from that shipment.
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The Apple Watch is a little unruly when it comes to charging at night. Laying it on the table just doesn't seem to be the right thing. For $12 at Amazon, this little white plastic stand is doing a great job. I've seen much fancier Apple Watch stands going for as much is $100. But this little baby works for me
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Lover of all things Mac and Google
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I has been active in the Macintosh community since my purchase my first Mac in 1984. I also has extensive professional experience in supporting Windows computer users and multi-platform networks.

For the last thirteen years, I have been providing support to both Macintosh and PC computer users. Specializing in cross-platform issues, I provide support for connectivity between multiple platforms. My years of experience in Windows operating systems and hardware combined with my passion for all things Macintosh provide a unique perspective in providing computer solutions.
 
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  • UMKC
    Civil Engineering, 1977 - 1982
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  • GK Computer Consulting
    Principal, present
  • Missouri DOT
    Civil Engineer, 1983 - present
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