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Reading the stories over the past day or two, I'm not that worried. I did change my master password, but already use 2-factor auth on email, banking, etc. Hopefully folks who use Last Pass are also savvy enough to use 2-factor.
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Before/After pictures of our recently completed exterior house remodeling project beautifully done by the great people at JForrest Construction. Only 15 more years to pay off the home equity loan that funded it.
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Fraudsters have figured out how to break into Starbucks accounts and drain your bank account or credit card. Customers tell CNNMoney they're furious Starbucks isn't taking this more seriously.
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Hilarious.
Kid: Here it is: Bit… soup. It's like alphabet soup, BUT… it's ones and zeros instead of letters. Bachman: {silence} Kid: 'Cause it's binary? You know, binary's just ones and zeroes. Bachman: Yeah, I know what binary is. Jesus Christ, I memorized the hexadecimal times tables when I was fourteen ...
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Do you have what it takes to become a QUANTUM MECHANIC? Not just anyone can be a quantum mechanic. It takes determination, drive, imagination and money. Most of all, money. Bob is putting a son through medical school. Nation crying for fully trained QUANTUM MECHANICS.
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Just read this headline. READ THIS HEADLINE. Is Business Insider implying that music should NOT be paid for? This article is frightening. I'll be impressed if you can make it half of the way through without getting nauseous.
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"The one thing people in the music business all agree on is their love of vinyl. They love how it sounded and how it presented their work inside huge picture sleeves.
They also love how it made money.
In the vinyl era, you had to pay to hear a piece of recorded music. Tape cassettes let you copy an album for free, but taping was so laborious that it didn't really dent music sales. Nonetheless, the music business launched a legal and lobbying campaign against tapes, called "Keep Music Live."
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Labels and musicians loved it. They got rich."
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From reading the comments below this article and many others like it, I'm noticing that, increasingly as time goes on, people genuinely believe that musicians and labels are stinking rich and that music shouldn't be paid for. For me, this isn't about Apple, and it's not about purism. It has nothing to do with vinyl. It's about the fundamental worth of music. And the truth is that although we don't make music to make money, if we don't have the latter, we all lose the former. Together.
Please. Please. Please. If you like art, buy it. Otherwise, the next generation's Jimi Hendrix could end up being the guy who serves you your next latte for $3.99. Chances are you won't have the option of taking it home for free.
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IBM is deploying 50,000 MacBooks for its employees -- we've just entered The Twilight Zone...
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This is a great performance. Nice solos by Damian Erskine and John Nastos. Audio sounds good. Too bad the video is hard to see -- can hardly see Reinhardt and you can't see me at all -- hidden behind a hanging light fixture blocking the camera. Album available on CDBaby, Bandcamp, iTunes, Google Play, etc.
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MELZ, PRIGODICH, ERSKINE GROUP (MPEG) featuring Damian Erskine (bass), Reinhardt Melz (drums), Mike Prigodich (keyboards).
Introduction
Musician Mike Prigodich's jazz fusion compositions attract attention from many upper echelon, recognizable national artists. His original compositions combine Jazz, Prog Rock, Afro-Cuban, Latin, Brazilian, Flamenco, Funk, and not to leave out world music with influences from the Middle East, Africa, Ireland,and beyond venturing melodically, harmonically, and rhythmically around the globe. Mike leads the Melz/Prigodich/Erskine Group (MPEG) featuring master drummer Reinhardt Melz, bass virtuoso Damian Erskine, and the brilliant John Nastos on saxophone.

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About Mike Prigodich

Becoming a cancer patient in 2008 was the big wake-up call that propelled the need to pursue his dream of becoming a professional jazz musician, compose lots of new material, form a band, and start booking gigs. Just to prove what motivation can do, Mike raised over $10,000 on kickstarter.com in 2010 to fund his first studio album "A Stitch In Time" featuring Damian Erskine, Reinhardt Melz, John Nastos, Brandon Woody, Rafael Trujillo, Patrick Lamb, Tim Jensen, and Paul Mazzio,all produced by Emmy award-winning David Mathew. This studio album and band was featured on the Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) Oregon Art Beat television show. Mike currently resides in Portland, Oregon and enjoys playing with some of the finest musicians, up to the task of performing the extremely challenging yet accessible compositions. 

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"Wonderful. Beautiful. Really great. Wow, Mike. Great writing, man." -- Chick Corea

"I knew this guy was up to something; what a great disc! Beautifully written and played with passion and intensity by an excellent band. This is one of those CDs that you want to hear again as soon as it's finished. Bravo Mike!"  -- George Whitty (Brecker Brothers)

"Watch out for this guy! Mike is terribly brave, adventurous, playful, and adept. As his compositions and playing demonstrate, Mr. Prigodich is a rising talent following his creative muse fearlessly to wherever it takes him. Kudos Mr. P!"  -- David Goldblatt (Tribal Tech)

"Prigodich speaks a musical language all his own, one born of a voice that elevates his instrument far beyond its realm into one where mystery and magic meet.” -- All About Jazz

"Prigodich is an excellent keyboardist, but it's his writing that really stands out. There is a liveliness and emotional connection to much of this music that makes it immediately endearing. His band is tight and funky, with an ability to groove that puts many better-known fusion outfits to shame." -- All About Jazz

"What do Chick Corea and Spinal Tap have in common? That would be Portland keyboardist Mike Prigodich." -- Audiophile Audition

‎"The album’s intriguing melodies, odd time signatures, and ear-bending harmonies make it a stand-out album in the world of fusion." -- No Treble

"A tour de force that would certainly get the respect of Prigodich’s muse Chick Corea. In the tradition of The Yellowjackets, The Brecker Brothers, Hiromi and others, the 11 tracks on A STITCH IN TIME cover a vast fusion landscape of complex proportions that’ll have you wondering how an artist like Mike Prigodich could ever consider sitting on the sidelines. The entire project is an incredibly satisfying ride." -- Inside MusiCast

"Mike offers melodic breadth with very defined piano craft. He is an astonishing musician and a brilliant composer. His original works are studies in precision. They are demanding and they require the very best of musicians to perform them. He has gathered the best of the best and the results are scintillating." -- JazzTimes
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