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Mike Butash
Attended Maryvale High School
Lives in Peoria, AZ
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Wow, more anecdotes of why not to deal with either +PayPal or +GoDaddy. I'm bleeding off domains off GoDaddy now actually, but sadly I purchase a lot with Ebay and paypal as a result. Perhaps I need to start rethinking that.
A story of how PayPal and GoDaddy allowed the attack and caused me to lose my $50,000 Twitter username.
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You'd think these people have never seen an In-App Purchase game before. First hit is always free, then you get to play in a Skinner's Box.
Late-game changes seem designed to pressure players to pay.
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Any feigned attempt at privacy died the moment Microsoft bought Skype. Yes, they record your naughty skype sessions too.
The move away from peer-to-peer has its virtues, but much is left unanswered.
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It probably prevents their own drive-by infection and tracking of citizens in mass if they do.
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The record companies became media cartels, and their iron grip means no one else wins, the distributors, or the artists. As nothing more than middle-men between the artists and consumers, and now technology companies like Google and Apple doing all their advertising by default, why keep them there? Oh yes, they won't be removed.

Meanwhile, technology will try to innovate around them, and continue to be smothered when threatening. Much the same as they do artists that bite the hand.

Exactly why I stopped buying music in the mid 90's once I realized what bastards the music companies really were.
Digital music appears to be dead as a standalone business, or at least on life support
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If only our government were owned by those profiting from selling closed and obscure software or abandonware to do the same.
Less than two years after my presentation titled “Open source for the government”, and almost exactly one year after I became advisor to…
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Absolutely shocking, couldn't have seen this one coming.
Probation agent saw offender playing game with kids outside agency's office.
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This is what happens when your shitty, old, expensive middleware application stack breaks.
Southwest Airlines flights across the country were held up while the airline worked to fix technology problems
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Everyone does it, especially the government.
The U.S. Government doesn’t take too kindly to software piracy. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) especially takes issue with pirates, writing on its site: Intellectual property theft involves robbing people or companies of their ideas, inventions, and creative expressions—known as “intellectual property”—which can include everything
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Ah, one of the last, dying "I hate Linux" efforts maintained by Microsoft in their new era of openness and selling more Linux than windoze in azure even. Of course they wouldn't let obsolete hardware become useful beyond WinRT by letting it run a non-deadend operating system like Linux?

I can envision seeing Ballmer throwing a chair seeing Ubuntu boot on one of these.
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Oh no, government contract-sucking megacorps don't like an upstart agency recommending using smaller, agile technology companies in lieu of them? They go on to state "longtime government IT vendors like IBM, Deloitte, SAP, Xerox and Microsoft", so yeah, all the usual big dollar, never ending, contract absorbing sloths oppose innovation.

This is exactly what is wrong with technology in government today.
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Awesome project, as someone with constant foot problems, I'd love to make one of these. Now I can put my old xbox kinect to use to 3d scan my foot into model around it.
My aim is to build an insole pressure distribution system to collect gait data. This data will then be used to inform the 3D model of a shoe which will be 3D printed using SLS technology. By doing so we are able to diagnose some anomalies which can be corrected by adding/removing material or by modifying the behavior of the shoe by tweaking the structure. Even in the case where a the user has no anomalies we can improve comfort by tailoring. ...
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How I Lost My $50,000 Twitter Username — Medium
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A story of how PayPal and GoDaddy allowed the attack and caused me to lose my $50,000 Twitter username.

Sex offender arrested, accused of playing Pokémon Go with kids
arstechnica.com

Probation agent saw offender playing game with kids outside agency's office.

How Pokémon Go starts punishing its high-level players
arstechnica.com

Late-game changes seem designed to pressure players to pay.

Southwest Airlines computer outage grounds fleet nationwide - CBS News
www.cbsnews.com

Southwest Airlines flights across the country were held up while the airline worked to fix technology problems

Skype finalizes its move to the cloud, ignores the elephant in the room
arstechnica.com

The move away from peer-to-peer has its virtues, but much is left unanswered.

Arrgh Matey! US Navy Faces $600M Lawsuit For Allegedly Pirating 3D Software
hothardware.com

The U.S. Government doesn’t take too kindly to software piracy. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) especially takes issue with pirate

China Bans Ad Blocking, And Adblock Plus Cries Foul | AdExchanger
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When China released its first set of digital ad regulations two weeks ago, the impact on search was heavily discussed – and understandably s

Bulgaria Got a Law Requiring Open Source — Medium
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Less than two years after my presentation titled “Open source for the government”, and almost exactly one year after I became advisor to…

Insole Pressure System for Mass Customised Shoes
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My aim is to build an insole pressure distribution system to collect gait data. This data will then be used to inform the 3D model of a shoe

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The 25 Best U.S. Cities for Finding a Job In 2016
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The Play Store Is Coming to Chrome OS, Bringing Tons of Android Apps
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Today, Google made a lot of Chrome OS users very happy. The full suite of Android apps will officially be coming to Chrome OS soon, starting

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Today, the government announced a long-awaited change to the Nutrition Facts label. Despite pressure from some sugary food makers, “added su

Why do we use the Linux kernel's TCP stack? - Julia Evans
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Security researcher gets threats over Amazon review
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How Oracle’s business as usual is threatening to kill Java
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Oracle's silence about Java EE has brought developer community distrust to a fever pitch.

Decided to give it a try one day, and fought the onslaught of Dutch Brothers car lines to get at it. I was pretty hungry, and quickly realized it was pretty darn expensive to eat there. A meal was going to be almost 12 bucks, so decided to get *just* the burrito that was 9 bucks or so as I didn't feel like spending really either amount out of principal for lunch. While the burrito was pretty tasty, it wasn't as filling as either Chipotle or my local Fedrico's, and being well more expensive than either, isn't worth returning for since. I saw later Groupon coupons for it even, and still really didn't come out worth it in my head for dealing with the onerous terms of usage of said coupons. Rather just go elsewhere until more reasonable for what it is.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Food is good, still bar food, but their wings are better than most. Specials aren't bad either for a budget. Service is their downfall, simply not enough people to go around even when the place is darn near empty, sometimes taking a good 20 minutes for someone to come by or get a drink. Last friday night, we were there an hour and still hadn't gotten our first drinks, finally leaving as we were both hungry, and didn't want to see how many hours it'd be to get food. Shame, it's a nice local spot close to my home, but sort of done with the lack of service. That and karaoke nights at very least are to be avoided unless you like terrible singing, but I suppose that's any bar with karaoke.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Generally uncomfortable room, really hard to not either freeze or sweat to death with rickety AC unit. Noisy, needed earplugs to not be bothered by perpetual construction around the hotel at 4am every day. Bed is uncomfortable, being surprised they'd only offer a full-sized bed, and far too tall it, and down comforter far too hot to sleep with. Generally low-end/old accommodations for the cost, rather stay elsewhere, but good location if working in financial district.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Worst chipotle ever, everyone was disinterested, ordered double and none cared, and no hotsauce. When asking if any from a cook because all the casheers disappeared at once, she got butthurt, pulled one out, tossed it at me, turned away and didnt even respond. I know its new york, but the absolutely worst service ever here - avoid this location.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Best Sazerac I'd had in a long time, ask for the cognac version, also great ambiance. Always made it a point to stop in when in town.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Pretty bad hotel, cheap Ikea furniture was all falling apart, broken, doors hanging crooked, janky shower, various other general defects of an unmaintained/uninvested hotel. AC is rickety, iced up and ended up draining all over my hotel floor causing a small lake to wake up to. Wifi is terrible, poor system with one single AP per floor, nowhere near the furthest room back to get signal (where fortunately I was placed). Overpriced laundry.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Went on a saturday night, and while it wasn't terribly crowded, was fairly busy. We seated and waited at least 10 minutes for a waitress to show up, but we were talking and skimming the beer menu, which we were informed we'd get a flight sampler to test a few. This was nice, but took another 15 minutes to show up, and the waitress had no idea what they were. After about another 10 minutes the waitress stops by and we just order to get alcohol coming, where we got one beer and a sapphire and tonic. The waitress came back at least 4 times to confirm what we wanted, she finally admitted she had no idea what "sunflower" was with tonic. Gin dammit! Last time she came back prior to the drink to inform me they had no sapphire, only tanqaray or well. Ugh. I order a double/tall with tanqaray (not a preference), and I get mostly gin in a short neat whisky glass with a hair of tonic. At this point, I'll take it. We order food, salads, with haste as it might be an hour before we eat. We people watch as there as a steady stream of people filter in and out of there, but it's never overly busy or loud. Decent mix of modern music, some dance, but no dancing. Salads probably took another 25-30 minutes to come, another heavy poured tanq and tonic, and they were actually about the best part of the service as of yet. We ate and hung out some, watching the thinning crowd, but once finished figured we'd get outta there as we were already annoyed with the dim/high waitress, and mostly lame scene. Not really sure I'd go back, likely not. At least there isn't a pack of ravenous Peoria cops hanging out outside quite yet ala McDuffy's era there, eye-raping you as you leave to see if you're going to help them meet this month's quota with a DUI to just follow you out.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago