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A little blast from the past, and plug for saving it.. I enjoyed these Choose-Your-Own-Adventure series as a kid.
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+Maklin Deckard Now you can read through them all, when you're better equipped to make those decisions! ;-)
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I came across this article today about a change to the base operating system that’s most obvious with the Disk Repair Utility.  Various permission files will be wholly protected in the upcoming El Capitan’s OS 10.11, and cannot be changed by user, by installer, or otherwise modified.  This should keep them from being corrupted as we’ve seen from time to time in other version.  However it opens some questions about upgrades and doing a clean install vs. an upgrade.
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It it us very amusing.  MS tries to (in a minor, minor way) to harden THEIR OS by forcing upgrades...the 'its my machine, how DARE they!' types take a dump in their drawers.    The holy Apple makes something that can deliberately break apps...nary a peep other than a warning to make sure your apps work on THEIR OS..
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A little breakdown on the Windows 10 privacy situation. This is a little MS-friendly, but interesting, nonetheless.

#Windows10 #Win10
So you got Windows 10, but now you're worried that Microsoft is stealing your data, even when you turn most the new features off. Let me explain. Now that Microsoft's latest operating system is...
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A LITTLE MS friendly?   That's like saying the Titanic took on a little water. :)   Reads like a MS PR person wrote it as a paid puff piece.  Then then you have the comments filled with MS fans insulting and shouting down anyone that disagrees (That 'CompGuy' hurling insults at anyone that disagrees with his MS lovefest was rather nauseating).

I read it hoping for info, but  it was not really useful, since the author kept going 'But you can turn that off' and not saying WHERE to turn it off..   Seems the biggest threat to privacy is Cortana, which was the first thing I disabled.
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Windows 10 Reminder: Turn off your WiFi Sharing.
You’ve taken the plunge and got Microsoft’s brand new operating system up and running on your machine—now what? Before you start familiarizing yourself with the ins and outs of the software, take a tour around these five settings and make sure Windows 10 is working the way you want.
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And your point, related to the article is or the post is?   Oh right, you have none...but it was a nice tone troll. :)
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This might be a useful article in the coming weeks:  Disable Windows 10 Auto-Updates.
Windows 10 auto-downloads and auto-installs updates. This is mostly a Good Thing for general security, but becomes a Bad Thing when said update installs a glitchy graphics driver that breaks your desktop. There is a way to disable auto-updates, but it’s not pretty.
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+Maklin Deckard I can agree about not wanting to turn it off for the average user, especially at home.  But, if you've done your own early install, it's more likely you're capable of deciding if you have a reason to turn it off.  But, again, the average user shouldn't.
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Outlook 2011 and Syncing with Google Calendar and Google Contacts.  So, purportedly, you should be able to sync Outlook 2011's calendar and contacts with your local Mac, and then those with with Google.  However, I'm having trouble making that happen.

From what I can tell, it appears that the Outlook Sync Agent isn't actually requesting access to the Calendar or Contacts.  Therefore, nothing is passing back and forth.  It's a fresh, fully updated install of 10.10.4 and Outlook 2011 (14.5.3)  Has anyone else ever had this issue?  Or better yet, figured out how to correct it?

My next option is to take Office out completely and try to re-install from scratch.
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Has anyone run into the OS X 10.10.4 breaking SMTP with Gmail?  (Or is it more general than just with Gmail?)  I'm looking at a situation using 2-step authentication with gmail, and SMTP will seem to randomly 'break' and stop sending.  Has anyone else run into this issue, and more importantly, is there a fix that corrects the issue, either by update or by work-around?
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This is an interesting read, and some good ideas to keep in mind.

We can all use a little more happiness.

#Happy #Happiness
Happiness is the purpose of life. Despite this, only one in three Americans say they’re very happy. Several years ago in an interview with Conan O’Brien, Louis C. K. tells of flying on a newly equipped Wi-Fi airplane. He was amazed by the new technology. Until, during the flight, the Wi-Fi went down. Immediately, the
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Reads a bit more like a religious experience than secrets to happiness, but a few useful things.
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For those who still don't like the Windows 10 Start Menu...
If there’s one complaint you can expect to hear when a new version of Windows rolls out, it’s “What did they do to the Start Menu?” If you just want the start menu in Windows 10 to look and function the way the Windows 7 Start Menu did, we’re here to help.
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I finally figured out how to make the search box stop searching the internet when I want files on the system, but if you know a way to get it to stop doing the alphabetizing of individual programs and go back to the old style 'folder for each app and its parts' I'd be really happy.
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I think that if I lived where I could go see the National Air and Space Museum regularly, any time I'm in need of being recharged, re-inspired in life ...they'd have a good deal of my money.

#ReboottheSuit  
Smithsonian Institution is raising funds for Reboot the Suit: Bring Back Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit on Kickstarter! A chance for citizens of Earth to conserve, digitize, and display Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit for explorers everywhere.
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You don't see one of theses everyday....
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