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An update from +Republic Wireless on the status of Lollipop deployment and the Stagefright vulnerability.
It has been a while since they've let the Product Guy out, but here I am again, with an update from the product team on our device portfolio and upcoming software releases. Android security, calling and messaging issues, and WiFi connectivity have been hot Community topics lately, ...
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Well, there goes my plan for human sacrifices under my deeply held faith in Cthulhu.

"Her good faith belief is simply not a viable defence," said Mr Bunning. "Mrs Davis took an oath. Oaths mean things."
A US judge orders a Kentucky official jailed for contempt of court after she has repeatedly refused to issue marriage licences to gay couples.
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Pretty sure some jail time is absolutely essential for the book deal & honorarium she expects for the appearances on Fox & Friends, etc.
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Updated pre-built Linux kernel for the Raspberry Pi:

Raspberry Pi 4.2.0-1.20150902 :
http://goo.gl/QdVFLn

#Linux   #kernel   #RaspberryPi 
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Lasagne for dinner today.
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Someone today mentioned to me that she has just been at Whole Foods: they have vegan lasagna! I want vegan lasagna
Me: What's stopping you... You don't have to be vegan to try vegan food
Her: Well I just feel like I shouldn't take food away from the vegans.

Lol! I told her that the only time to be thinking of that is at a catered event or dinner party where there may only be one vegan dish, or a very limited supply of vegan options, when it actually is possible the vegans in the house could go hungry ;-) 
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Barbara has been reading in the greenhouse and on the deck more and more lately. Since we read e-books almost exclusively, that's a bit difficult with most displays. While I'm a proponent of reading books on phones / tablets, this is one area where existing devices are weak. E-Ink was made for this since it uses reflected light, so we decided to pick up an e-reader.

I settled on the Nook Glowlight (manufacturer refurbished). At $60 delivered it's reasonably priced (we actually got it as a freebie with Amazon credits). It has a nice backlight for reading in bed at night. Long battery life; up to two months on a charge, depending on WiFi / backlight usage.

But the primary reason I selected this e-reader was that I could bypass any tracking and use sideloaded ePubs.

The WiFi is only needed for the device to register itself / initially check for firmware updates, and to set up a Barnes and Noble account. The B&N account setup is unverified, so you don't actually have to provide any real information. No credit card or other payment is needed. Once the initial setup is done, you can turn the WiFi off and never use it again.

Connecting the Nook via USB to a computer / Chromebook lets you sideload (drag and drop) ePub books. You can also use this method to upgrade firmware; just drop the firmware zip file into the root of the mounted directory.

One of the complaints is that while the device is listed as 4GB, only 512MB is available for the sideloaded content. Realistically, that's enough space to keep about 1000 ePub novels on the device.

It's a single-function device, but it does that function very well.
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Princess has "taught" us a game. She chirps, then runs from the room and hides. We look around trying to find her. Like a little kid, she thinks if she can't see us, we can't see her. Finally, we give up, and she reveals herself. :)
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Haha! NBC Universal accidentally issued a DMCA takedown for the online Canadian premier of Mr. Robot.

"Chris McCumber, president, USA Network, said that the strategy provided a “unique opportunity” to get noticed and drive word-of-mouth promotion. It’s the kind of effort piracy has been providing unofficially for many years via leaked pilots."
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Sell EVERYTHING! Or buy, because everything is on sale. But whatever you do, make sure to panic. Because the financial institutions could really use some extra trading fee revenue for the xmas party.
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At about 50 seconds into this video, two officers have their weapons on a man. The man put up his hands in surrender, and the police open fire, killing him.

"The Bexar County Sheriff's Office and District Attorney's office have addressed the incident, and commented on the video, which calls into question whether the shooting was justified."

Looks like a simple case of murder to me.
The unedited version of a video obtained by KSAT 12 News showing the fatal shooting of a man by two Bexar County sheriff deputies will now be made available for online viewing.
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What? But "officer-involved shootings" can't be murder because... Oh wait, why is that again? Oh yeah. No oversight, no balls, united front, deny everything... It's like a big cult where everyone knows bad shit happens but no one on the inside speaks out. 
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Samsung has published a paper with more information of their global internet low Earth orbit satellite constellation proposal. (PDF)

"In this paper, we discuss a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite system capable of carrying a total at least one Zetabyte/ month data traffic by employing thousands of high capacity microsatellites, each operating at Tb/s or higher data rates."
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Isn't Musk doing that? 
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Stealing a Google account from a refrigerator using a man in the middle attack.

I like the "internet of things" - but I prefer to "internet my own things" instead of using insecure off the shelf implementations. Of course, that's not what 99.999% of people will do.
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Chili!
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  • Retired
    2001 - present
  • Grumman Data Systems (CallData)
    Tech Support, 1977 - 1980
  • AT&T
    Virtual Machine Operating System developer, 1980 - 1995
  • AT&T Bell Labs
    WAN Networking developer, 1995 - 1997
  • AT&T Labs
    WAN Networking developer, 1997 - 2001
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Fan of: Grace Helbig, Chuck, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alias, Angel, Firefly, Veronica Mars, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Archer, Lost Girl, The IT Crowd, Dead Like Me.

Interested in: Linux, Science fiction, Fantasy, Science, Electronics, Technology, Cryptography, Security, Automation.

Favorite book series:
Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher
Sandman Slim, by Richard Kadrey
Monster Hunter International, by Larry Correia
October Daye, by Seanan McGuire
Imp, by Debra Dunbar 
Laundry Files, by Charles Stross
Foundation and Robot novels, by Isaac Asimov

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 - Alcohol-free, Sugar-free, Dietary Vegan
 - Atheist
 - Gun owner
 - Politically moderate
 - Egalitarian
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I am the only person with my name in the known universe.
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  • Brooklyn College, CUNY
    B.S., Computer Science
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