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Microsoft recently paid a (very small) price for its Windows 10 upgrade tactics, and that was before they became increasingly aggressive.
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The notification told those customers -- primarily consumers, but also many small-to-mid-sized businesses -- that the free Windows 10 upgrade had been pre-scheduled by Microsoft.

The same document also acknowledged that those who clicked the red "X" in the upper-right corner of the pop-up were approving the scheduled upgrade.

"If you click on OK or on the red 'X', you're all set for the upgrade and there is nothing further to do," the document stated.

The problem was that that operation -- clicking the X -- has been a decades-old convention in graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for simply closing a window. To users, shutting a window by clicking the X tells the operating system or application to remove the notification or close the window frame without expressing an opinion, without selecting an option or without calling for an action.
Microsoft has been using a deceptive tactic to dupe Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users into upgrading to Windows 10 for at least two months.
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Just noticed this looks like prairie dogs with toupee's on Linux Chrome.
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We need this law to pass to close a loophole in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) of 1986. The ECPA extended government restrictions on wire taps from telephone calls to include transmissions of electronic data by computer, added new provisions prohibiting access to stored electronic communications, i.e., the Stored Communications Act. Here is the issue, the Stored Communications Act allows anything stored on a server that you don't own (i.e. a 3rd party provider like E-mail or Facebook, or basically anything on the Internet you don't 100% control yourself,) that is stored there over 180 days, to be seized without a warrant.

The Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699) will close this loophole and require a warrant.
 
Law enforcement shouldn't access email without a warrant
If law enforcement wants to rummage through our Gmail accounts or read our private messages on Facebook, it should be required to go to a judge and get a search warrant. Tell the Senate to pass the Email Privacy Act, and keep the police out of our email.
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A very clever YouTube woodworker turns a Death Star on his lathe.
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" The Washington Post reports that a woman told an Air Wisconsin crew that she was too ill to fly. In reality, she was sitting next to a suspicious man and her illness was a ruse to report him to the crew.

Authorities questioned the man. What was his suspicious activity? Was he assembling a bomb? Carrying a weapon? Murmuring plans for destruction into a cell phone? No, he was writing math equations. University of Pennsylvania economics professor [Guido Menzio] was on his way to deliver a speech and was reviewing some differential equations related to his work."
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+JP Chastain​ I thought you would find this interesting
Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer
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The good news is there's no meteor coming, you just never know. XD
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Wow.
Two incendiary devices were found at the scene of a campus fire at Google that caused minor damage to a building and a Google Earth demo car, according to police.
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I was just going to share this with my "Save" circle to bookmark it for when I need to actually get a high security lock. However, I figured it might be of interest to others as well.
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No go out there and spin really fast.
If you ever feel like you’re not going anywhere or that you’re undervalued or struggling to make a difference, consider this: Are your talents or skills being put to their best use?
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I always do. I always do.
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"VirusTotal, a subsidiary of the search giant, said last week that it was attempting to curtail abuses of the database by mandating that any companies that access it must also participate in the service to help it grow."
For more than a decade, Google's VirusTotal has given antivirus companies the ability to detect malware and share information about new viruses. But in a sweeping change meant end 'abuse' of the system, it is limiting access to the widely used database.
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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
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  • 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.
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Merlin, OR - Boise, ID - Caldwell, ID - Yakima, WA - Oklahoma City, OK - Biloxi, MS - Riyadh Air Base, Saudi Arabia
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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.

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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
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  • Western Governors University
    IT - Networking Emphasis, 2009 - present
  • Perry Technical Institute
    Telecommunications Technology, 1997 - 1999
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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
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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
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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
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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

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Google Glass Officially Gets Access To Google Play Music, Stereo Earbuds...
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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...
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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
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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 ...
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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
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Linux kernel developer Sarah Sharp is searching for a solution to the problem posed by vampire mice, she said in a presentation at LinuxCon

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