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And then time literally froze....
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Thanks +Mark Richards
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Excellent link. Thanks.
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Chocolate girl! Guess who got chocolate covered strawberries fire dessert tonight!
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Lucy looks like she is really enjoying her strawberry & chocolate.  
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No traveling for me till 2015!*

*Work travel that is.
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Yeah we were down for a visit. Reminds me of Cedar Park.
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Time to change passwords now!
HTG Explains: What the Heartbleed Bug Is and Why You Need to Change Your Passwords Now
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Yup, +Dan Warren.  There was a major vulnerability in OpenSSL, which is an open-source SSL (https://) software that encrypts traffic between clients and servers.

This is worse than the average Internet vulnerability because:
 a). The majority (like 99%) of websites that are "secured" (ones you access with https://) use OpenSSL because it is open source.
 b). This wasn't just a database leak of encrypted passwords or user-confident information.  This vulnerability allows anyone to snoop on traffic between your browser and a website's server.  So if you type a password or a credit card into a form, it won't be encrypted on its way to the server.
 c). There is no real way for a website to know if their user's were affected.
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Hey windows users, lookout.
This is the scariest thing I've seen this week.
You know you shouldn't be logging in as an admin.
You know you shouldn't be logging in as an admin.
This is the reason why. This is the greatest infected website I have ever seen. Before downloading anything, check the URL. This thing looks exactly like Adobe's Flash website. If you weren't looking at the URL, you'd just click run (or even cancel), and you'd be infected. This was just a giant photo of the adobe website. That's not a pop up. It's just part of the photo. The whole thing was a hyperlink. It doesn't matter where you click with this one, you are getting infected. And because you would've clicked through every warning, it's likely no anti-virus would have protected you.
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Whenever I'm downloading adobe flash there is always ask me two think to download 1. mcafee antivirus 2.adobe flash.the best message in this picture is Note:your antivirus...............also popup theme doesn't match with window theme something wrong with the picture.
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#GlassUpdates are back with Kit Kat for Glass, photo bundles & more  

You’ve been asking us when the next round of updates were coming. Well, they’re coming later this week! We know it’s been a little while, but this is a big one and we think it’s well worth the wait. Here’s what you’ll find in the new release:

Kit Kat for Glass – Our most exciting update is subtle, but big. We’ve been working on a significant upgrade to a new version of the Glass software. It’s not a change you can see, but it brings improved battery life and makes Glass more reliable and easier to update in the future. And now that Glass runs Android Kit Kat, developers can write Glassware using the latest Android SDK goodness, along with new features from our GDK.

Photo bundles – This one has been a long-standing request from our Explorers: now when you scroll through your timeline, your photos, videos and vignettes from each day will be organized in bundles so that you can swipe less and see more.

Photo replies in Hangouts – Photo sharing has been really popular amongst our Explorers, so we’ve added new ways to send photos in Hangout messages. The next time someone asks “what’s up,” tap “Reply” and then take a photo to show them. (If you already took the perfect photo, you can still tap to “Send” it in a Hangout message.)

Sending feedback – We always want to hear feedback from you on ways we can make Glass better so we’re making it even easier. Tap on the device info card in Settings and tell us what’s on your mind. If you need help, you can still send us an email, call us, or post in the Explorers Community.

Voice command sorting – With new features and Glassware, your voice command menu has grown pretty long. When you tap or say “ok glass,” voice commands are now sorted by recency and frequency, making it easier to see the commands you use most often and faster to access them from the touch menu. 

Video calls – We hold ourselves to high standards for the features that we build, and video calls aren’t living up to these standards. Explorers have told us so directly, and fewer than 10% of them use video calls. For this reason, we’ve made the hard decision to remove video calls from Glass until the experience is better. We don’t know when that will be, but in the meantime, keep an eye on MyGlass as more Glassware is built and released – we’re already seeing the developer community work on other video streaming services. We’ve always said that feedback from Explorers shapes Glass, and this is no exception.

…and more – This is a massive update and we couldn’t fit all the changes into this post, so watch the Glass Journal in the Explorers Community to see the rest.
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Trusty is gonna be great!
12 Days of Ubuntu Trusty Tahr Feature #6: Make the Unity Launcher icons as small as 16 px! Pin more applications to your launcher and enjoy quick, easy access to frequently-used apps! 
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Yes, finally! 
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+LastPass has built a to to inform you if your sites that you have saved accounts/passwords have been exposed and if their certificates have been updated.

I've used LastPass for years now and I highly recommend it.

+Sam Sullivan
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Using Google Authenticator with Lastpass is another nice option.
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