Profile

Cover photo
John C. Reid
Works at Back to Basics Computer Services
Attends Western Governors University
Lives in Lake Havasu City, AZ
711 followers|767,503 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1's

Stream

John C. Reid

Shared publicly  - 
 
Malicious FONT
 
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
3 comments on original post
3
1
Aaron Gilliland's profile photoMichael Stephan's profile photo
 
TrueType causes much worse things, though.
Add a comment...

John C. Reid

Shared publicly  - 
7
1
Mince Walsh's profile photo
Add a comment...

John C. Reid

Shared publicly  - 
 
Click the link, read the quote, wake up.
 
55 years ago today, a war hero in the White House warned us of what Snowden later revealed. We have a great deal to learn from Ike's prescient warning.
Today marks the 65th anniversary of a world-historical speech by the last war hero to occupy the White House: President Dwight D. “Ike” Eisenhower. His last speech while in office holds crucial implications for the U.S. today, as well as the history we celebrate tomorrow, on Martin Luther King Day.
View original post
1
Aaron Gilliland's profile photo
 
I like Ike.
Add a comment...

John C. Reid

Shared publicly  - 
 
Yes, please turn off your add blocker so we can serve up some lovely malware.
 
I thought I'd vent this here.. What do you guys think?
Are we really this stupid...??? Suffice to say I never 'continued to site', but instead closed the session and moved on to other things. I have to admit… - Chris Caley - Google+
19 comments on original post
3
Cagatay Ulubay's profile photo
 
I (and AdBlock) support quality Advertisement, but nearly every page is spamming me more with bullshit, than I get spam mails about viagra pills. I would rather buy a flagstaff (Yes, I get even spam like this), than underwear for women or a 100k €/$ car that I actually can't affort.

I understand that some pages are related to advertisement and it's one of their core money source.. but I see a bad business model in this business strategicy. You can't just FORCE someone to go with your business model, just because you decided that you sell bullshit for even more of them.

In Germany we have a news label that blocks every AdBlock user. I am actually happy, because this news label is the worst and is spreading stupidy around the would, so they blocking them own.. thank you at this point. But I am afraid that other pages will follow and this is NOT the right way, ladies and gentlemen.

Don't force your customers to your business model. Adjust your model to your customers!

It's like the gaming business model.. pay 13€/$ a month for a game like 1000 others? Why, when you can play Free2Play games? So okey, block or reduce the options your free users can use.. they leave and get better alternatives and you still don't get any cent.

Riot Games did a Free2Play game with an Ingame shop that won't give you any advantages, just makes you look cooler and encourages the quality overall.
Guess what: They earn tons of money!!

Just my 2 cents in general. No finger pointing at anyone. Read it, make your own mind and if you want, you can also discuss about it.
Add a comment...

John C. Reid

Shared publicly  - 
Exploit acquisition firm Zerodium is offering up to $100,000 for exploits that bypass Flash Player's latest heap isolation protection.
1
Bryan Parks's profile photoJohn C. Reid's profile photo
2 comments
 
Yea, too bad the bounty goes to those who will exploit rather than being from Adobe to make sure we the consumer do not continue to pay for their lack of due diligence.
Add a comment...

John C. Reid

Shared publicly  - 
 
In recent years, the stock photo industry has sent out thousands of boiler plate demand letters asking Internet users to pay for photos that appear on blogs and other websites. In many cases, the industry appears to be leveraging the threat of litigation to extract settlements well beyond any actual harm.
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
711 people
Mike Zuydam's profile photo
Zeeshan Baryari's profile photo
Andrew Eva's profile photo
Noah Benzing's profile photo
Urdelandio Vieira's profile photo
Alex Balinski's profile photo
Stacy Burkett's profile photo
David Jacobs's profile photo
I Love The Book of Mormon's profile photo

John C. Reid

Shared publicly  - 
 
Microsoft isn’t forcing Windows 7 and 8.1 users to upgrade to Windows 10, but they are pushing it on them pretty aggressively. Windows 10 is now automatically downloaded to all Windows 7 and 8.1 machines as a “recommended update” with the Windows Update tool—whether you want it or not.
1
5
Brass Tack's profile photoFelipe J Ruiz's profile photoWebb Studios's profile photoShweta Singh's profile photo
4 comments
 
It's a tablet, so there wont be any hardware changes. The main reason I wanted to try it is that the Windows 8 install is rather messed up and does fun things like blue screen or lock up on occasion. I don't have any media to do a reinstall with 8 or 8.1. As near as I could tell once I had 10 installed I would have the option to download an ISO and do a clean install. That was my main motivation. That combined with the fact that I don't want 10 on any of my other computers, so this was my once chance to try it.
Add a comment...

John C. Reid

Shared publicly  - 
 
Remember this?
1
Aaron Gilliland's profile photoBryan Parks's profile photo
2 comments
 
Yay! It's back in beta!

I kinda miss the beta status for Gmail. What was that? Felt like about 10 years before they removed the tag. 
Add a comment...

John C. Reid

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Alan Rickman is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with. He is also, one of the loyalest and most supportive people I've ever met in the film industry. He was so encouraging of me both on set and in the years post-Potter. I'm pretty sure he came and saw everything I ever did on stage both in London and New York. He didn't have to do that. I know other people who've been friends with him for much much longer than I have and they all say "if you call Alan, it doesn't matter where in the world he is or how busy he is with what he's doing, he'll get back to you within a day".

People create perceptions of actors based on the parts they played so it might surprise some people to learn that contrary to some of the sterner(or downright scary) characters he played, Alan was extremely kind, generous, self-deprecating and funny. And certain things obviously became even funnier when delivered in his unmistakable double-bass.

As an actor he was one of the first of the adults on Potter to treat me like a peer rather than a child. Working with him at such a formative age was incredibly important and I will carry the lessons he taught me for the rest of my life and career. Film sets and theatre stages are all far poorer for the loss of this great actor and man.
View original post
3
Add a comment...

John C. Reid

Shared publicly  - 
 
Cisco, they started by taking someone else's source code and using it to make routers. It was not their idea, not their code, and they were not even part of the student group creating routing for the university's use. I never had a lot of respect for Cisco, and this doesn't help.
Cisco Systems built a security system for the Chinese government knowing it would be used to track and persecute members of the Falun Gong religious group, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation technology rights group.
1
Add a comment...

John C. Reid

Shared publicly  - 
 
+Jenny A​ like Fallout 4? Like anime? This might be of interest.

http://kotaku.com/fallout-4s-graphics-cranked-so-hard-it-becomes-a-cartoo-1751673870
There are already a number of mods out there which alter the appearance of Fallout 4, but they don’t go quite as far as this tweak, which makes the game look like it came from Telltale (or Gearbox) instead of Bethesda.
1
Jenny A's profile photo
Jenny A
 
I like Fullmetal Alchemist the best. One of my friends is waiting for someone to make true 4K graphics for this game.
Add a comment...

John C. Reid

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
711 people
Mike Zuydam's profile photo
Zeeshan Baryari's profile photo
Andrew Eva's profile photo
Noah Benzing's profile photo
Urdelandio Vieira's profile photo
Alex Balinski's profile photo
Stacy Burkett's profile photo
David Jacobs's profile photo
I Love The Book of Mormon's profile photo
Work
Occupation
IT Specialist
Skills
Well-rounded IT professional with over 15 years of professional experience. * CompTIA A+ 2009 * CompTIA A+ ce * CompTIA Network+ ce * CompTIA Project+ ce * Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist * CIW v5 Associate Certification * CIW JavaScript Specialist Certification * Extensive VoIP experience * Wireless Networking predating Wi-Fi * Remote Access experience * Unix, Linux, and Windows server administration * Multi-platform Network Administration * Help Desk Administration * Virtual Machine experience * Excellent at building co-worker and client rapport / good listener * Linux, Microsoft, Solaris, BSD & Mac * Creative Problem Solver
Employment
  • Back to Basics Computer Services
    Lead Tech, 2013 - present
  • Community Partnerships of Idaho
    IT Specialist, 2011 - 2012
    Notable Projects: * Conversion of multiple remote offices from ATM to 50Mbps Cable and VPN. * Discovery, documentation, and labeling of main office infrastructure cabling. * Almost the entire organization was using thin clients and terminal services with expiring CALs. Migrated to Windows Domain on workstations in all 13 locations. * Setup an employee intranet based on a CMS, authenticating the employees via Active Directory. * Replacement and migration of several servers from heat damaged hardware to new hardware.
  • Computer and Network Services
    President, 2005 - 2011
    Notable Projects: * Planned, and implemented the network for a new multi-tenant office building where every suite had its own securely isolated network while still allowing for some shared common resources such as a printing center and conference room. * Maintained the computers, networks, and Point of Sale systems of three local area True Value Hardware stores. * Built and administered custom, need specific firewalls for multiple clients. * Setup and host multiple e-commerce websites for clients.
  • Odyssey Computer Solutions
    Network Engineer, 2002 - 2005
    Notable Projects: * Built and administered a clustered Sun/Solaris VoIP Soft switch and provided residential phone and virtual PBX service to residents and businesses. * Provided the provisioning, support, and ongoing administration for a Fiber-to-the-Home implementation with services including both Internet and feature rich residential phone service. * Provisioned, maintained, and administered an Exchange server providing a hosted Exchange platform for clients. * Designed, implemented, and provided administration, provisioning, and customer support of a wireless broadband and dial-up ISP. * Designed, implemented, and maintained a proxy for dial-up customers that compressed images, removed whitespace from html, and GZIPed the http stream to provide a "5 times faster" browsing experience.
  • Christa McAuliffe Academy
    Information Technology Director, 1999 - 2002
    Notable Projects: * Transitioned the curriculum from shipped materials to Internet delivered using technologies such as Adobe Flash for dynamic interaction and Citrix ICA for a secure testing environment. * Created and maintained a secure database for student records that was remotely and securely accessible to faculty anywhere in the world without the need for a VPN. * Setup a Windows and Mac (System 7 and OS8 using AppleTalk) network with resources for staff and faculty using NT4 authentication paired with print and file sharing via a Linux server. * Administered and maintained one of the first commercial VoIP PBX systems: a first generation, prototype, 3Com NBX system. * Administered an online collaboration platform for our "Virtual Classrooms" which rivaled the capabilities provided today by platforms such as Adobe Connect and Cisco WebEx.
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Previously
Merlin, OR - Boise, ID - Caldwell, ID - Yakima, WA - Oklahoma City, OK - Biloxi, MS - Riyadh Air Base, Saudi Arabia
Story
Tagline
Jensen built, 1963 Volvo P1800
Introduction
I drive a 1963, Jensen built, Volvo P1800. You know, the car Rodger Moore said in a recent BBC interview was the one film car he drove that he would want to keep.

My Professional Profiles:
Bragging rights
A+ Network+ & Project+ Certifications, Microsoft Certified Professional, Extensive VoIP experience, Wireless Networking predating Wi-Fi, Remote Access experience, Linux Microsoft Solaris BSD & Mac administration, CIW v5 Associate Certification, CIW JavaScript Specialist Certification, Multi-platform Network Administration, Help Desk Administration
Education
  • Western Governors University
    IT - Networking Emphasis, 2009 - present
  • Perry Technical Institute
    Telecommunications Technology, 1997 - 1999
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Relationship
Married
Other names
T313C0mun1s7
John C. Reid's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Custom Graph Paper
customgraph.com

Print custom graph paper online for free. Download blank printable multi color graph paper in inch or metric grid sizes in linear, semi-log

Cops Are Handing Out Spyware to Parents—With Zero Oversight | WIRED
www.wired.com

Mere days after a government crackdown on a spyware manufacturer comes the startling revelation that law enforcement agencies have been purc

Sticking With WinXP? 10 Things You Must Do
blog.knowbe4.com

April 8 2014, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP and stop creating security updates for XP as well. That means that when after April

10 things you need to know about Satya Nadella, Microsoft's new CEO
www.pcworld.com

At long last, after much searching, a flood of whispered rumors, and more than a little journalistic hand-wringing, Microsoft has found its

Newegg “back on track” after beating patent troll at ITC
arstechnica.com

Licensing isn't enough to be a "domestic industry," at least not this time.

Google to let users download portable file with all their Gmail messages
www.pcworld.com

In a major move for data portability, Google will let users download their entire set of Gmail messages in a single file and do the same wit

ABOUT US | JAG Logistics | Gas Plant Construction
www.jaglogistics.ca

JAG Logistics specializes in professional oil and gas plant construction and facilities leasing. Our professional services include project m

Google Glass Officially Gets Access To Google Play Music, Stereo Earbuds...
www.androidpolice.com

Since its introduction, Google Glass has been in the unfortunate position of having relatively limited functionality. However, with a steady

Google Compute Engine is now Generally Available with expanded OS suppor...
googlecloudplatform.blogspot.com

Google Cloud Platform gives developers the flexibility to architect applications with both managed and unmanaged services that run on Google

Microsoft abandons employee-ranking system
www.pcworld.com

Microsoft is abandoning a ranking system that has been blamed for hampering innovation and pitting employees against one another.Employees l

This 98-Year-Old Man Spent 13 Years Creating Remarkable Art in MS Paint ...
www.wired.com

Hal Lasko may be 98 years old, but while many of his peers devote their leisure time to shuffleboard and bridge, he has a very different pas

Linux users cope with vampire mice, zombie hard drives
www.pcworld.com

Linux kernel developer Sarah Sharp is searching for a solution to the problem posed by vampire mice, she said in a presentation at LinuxCon

Playing Starcraft 2 Might Make You Smarter | TechCrunch
techcrunch.com

This won't come as a surprise if you're familiar with the game's genre, but playing Starcraft 2 might make you smarter. Starcraft 2 is a so-

WTF Is Calico, And Why Does Google Think Its Mysterious New Company Can ...
techcrunch.com

The sad truth is that, if everyone on the Forbes 400 list simultaneously (and tragically) got Cancer, or Parkinsons (or any given disease fo

Joyent Co-Founder Jason Hoffman Steps Down As CTO Of The Cloud Computing...
techcrunch.com

Joyent co-founder Jason Hoffman is leaving his position as CTO of the pioneering cloud computing company. Hoffman said in a blog post that h

Announcing Google to Google Apps Migrations with Backupify Migrator | Ba...
blog.backupify.com

We’re excited to announce that Backupify Migrator now supports migrating data between: Google to Google Apps accounts Google Apps to Google

Hacker Faces More Jail Time Than The Convicted Steubenville Rapists He E...
techcrunch.com

TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breakin

Hacking high school exams and foiling them with statistics
feedproxy.google.com

A few weeks ago, [Debarghya Das] had two friends eagerly awaiting the results of their High School exit exams, the ISC national examination,