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Mitch Wagner
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Attended State University of New York at Stony Brook
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Tough to avoid "Game of Thrones" spoilers if you're watching it a few days late. 
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Brace yoirself. You'll see some tits. You've been warned ( . )( . )
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Even kinkier than dogs and cats laying together!
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Hodor..... :(
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The parodist known as @Dick_Nixon says Clinton needs to make America afraid of Donald Trump
 
Or maybe afraid of her. I'm not quite sure.
 
Still, it's a great parody, and great advice.
 
> The bigot is fat and loud, he throws punches, he uses bad language. But there’s another fellow behind him. He’s 55 or so, an ex-factory foreman. Or a contractor. He has no problem in principle with Arabs or Mexicans. Maybe he’s Mexican himself.
 
> Not that he’d say so. Who knows when his people came over? Who cares? He worked hard, kept his head down, speaks English. He’s American. And he’ll be damned to see jobs fly across the border, or go to barrio kids who work for pennies and send it all back to Juarez anyway. And don’t get him started on the Chinese, or the expense—hell, thehuman cost—of keeping troops in every tinpot nation on earth.
 
> His son, his nephew, his neighbor, the kids he sees in the papers—they joined to serve their country. Theirs, got it? So why are they dead in some sonofabitching desert?
 
> Once upon a time this guy made Election Day phone calls for his union. He voted for Bill Clinton. He was proud to call himself a Democrat.
 
> Now the factory’s closed, his wife left, the kids moved away, and he competes for fry cook jobs with ex-convicts. He considered Sanders, because “revolution” is a nice word, but Bernie talks like a damn shoe salesman.
 
> Our guy wants a real bastard, someone who’ll put them all against the wall.
 
Clinton needs to make America afraid of the prospect of Donald Trump in the White House with control over the US military and nuclear arsenal. She needs her version of the Daisy commercial.
Hit the bastard, Ms. Clinton. Then keep doing it until he stops moving. And then hit him a few more times to be sure.
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Coming to TV this fall: Science fiction comedy about a 21st Century college slacker who goes back in time to 1775 to party in New England, screws up history. Surprisingly, it looks good.
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This fall, we learn from at least two shows that black people should avoid time travel.
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President Obama and Anthony Bourdain eating pho in Vietnam while on one around them seems to care.
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Just knowing this exists at San Diego Airport is driving me crazy. I want to get a blue pencil and correct the spelling.
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Curse you, +Ordinal M. ! I was going to make that joke!
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Google, Amazon, and Facebook are betting big on AI and virtual assistants. If those are the wave of the future – and it seems likely they are – then Apple is screwed, says Marco Arment. Apple is lagging badly in those areas, and it's not the kind of thing you can develop in secret and spring in a keynote.
 
Arment is not only a smart industry observer, but he's also an Apple enthusiast and iPhone app developer. He's the opposite of an Apple hater.
In 2007, BlackBerry was the pinnacle of mobile email and voice devices, which was what mobile phones were for. But the market moved on and BlackBerry didn't. Apple is at risk of the same here in 2016, Arment says.
 
Related: I recently had my first experience with Apple CarPlay and was delighted. Pairing your iPhone to the car is accomplished with a single tap, and after that you can get your Maps, messaging, phone calls, and listen to podcasts on the screen on the car's dashboard and using the car's speakers. Like the Apple slogan used to go: "It just works." And, quoting another old Apple slogan, "you already know how to use it" – even if, like me, you've never used it before, have never read about it, and have had no training.
 
And that reminds me of how so many Apple tools don't "just work" anymore. My MacBook Air freezes up sometimes. It seems to not do that if I don't use Safari and I reboot every day. Not sure though. Haven't found a cause. And recently I was getting quite exasperated figuring out how to share an album in Apple Photos. I'm still not sure I did it right.
 
Apple is becoming like Microsoft in the late 90s.
If Google's right about AI, that's a problem for Apple. May 21, 2016 ∞https://marco.org/2016/05/21/avoiding-blackberrys-fate. Before the iPhone, RIM's BlackBerry was the king of smartphones. They seemed unstoppable, because by most accounts, they were the best and most successful at what most ...
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+Ryanne Dolan has a point... wouldn't be the first time Apple have countered their need to play catch up by buying what they need off the shelf and giving it a fresh lick of paint and an apple logo. (and it's not just apple... whilst other tech firms do seem to put more effort into AI development, a lot of that either starts with or is heavily augmented by buying up varying independents and feeding their work into their own in a borg-esque manner)
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Trailer for "Timeless," a time-travel science fiction TV show coming this fall. Looks good!
 
The premise: A criminal steals a time machine, and a team comprising a pretty woman historian, a roguish Delta Force officer and a pilot go back in time to prevent the crook from rewriting history. 
 
I like that one of the characters is black. I enjoyed the hell out of "11.23.63," but noted it would have been a very different story if the main character had been black. His life in 2010 might not have been all that different, but in 1960? Boy howdy.
 
There are supposedly a few time travel shows coming this fall. Fine by me; I like time travel stories.
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It's "Scotty" from "Suits". Good for her. Nifty actress. 
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LOL. Kind of a Rorschach. I immediately thought: "Ah -- the Blue Amoeba. Beloved symbol of the City of San Diego, colonized (and plumbed) by Spanish Missionaries ..."
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Monkey at a keyboard, Light Reading West Coast Bureau Chief
Introduction

I’m a technology journalist, editor, blogger, writer, husband, dissatisfied Democrat, American, nonobservant Jew, and science fiction fan.

I live in San Diego with my wife, three cats and a dog. We did not intend to get quite so many pets. We’re a little confused how it happened precisely.

I grew up on Long Island, and I’ve lived in New Jersey, Boston, and San Francisco.

I’m West Coast Bureau Chief for Light Reading, a news and community site for the telecom industry — the companies formerly known as phone companies.

I blog occasionally at Like I Was Saying. I’m also active on Google+TwitterFacebook, and Tumblr.

That keeps me busy.

I e-published a short story. It’s called “The Biggest Man in Lilliput.” Then I published another, “Mr. Shaddo.” They’re both comedy science fiction adventures. You want to buy them and read them. 

I've finished a novel and am nearly finished with another, as well as a 41,000-word novelette. 

Bragging rights
I lost 90 pounds between 2009 and early 2011, and kept it off, which is kind of a big deal. Also, I can wiggle both ears together or each ear independently.
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    West Coast Bureau Chief, 2014 - present
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    Editor in chief, 2012 - 2014
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    2010 - 2014
  • United Business Media
    2010 - 2014
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Orange's failure to seal a takeover deal for Bouygues Telecom may force the company to accelerate other strategic initiatives.

GoDaddy Looks to Cloud to Shake Sleazy Image | Light Reading
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GoDaddy hopes its new cloud service will woo 30 million small developers. But first it's got a bad reputation to shake off.

Open Source Is Killing Us | Light Reading
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Open source overwhelms service providers, and crushes vendor profits.

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Technology Won't Save the Telcos | Light Reading
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New network technologies will not help telcos to reinvent themselves.

GSMA Catches Flack for MWC Babygate | Light Reading
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Should trade shows be accommodating of parents with infants? The GSMA is grappling with that question after one mom was denied entrance to M

App-Layer Security Still Sorely Lacking | Light Reading
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App-layer security is rarely employed, leaving just about the entire Internet of Things vulnerable, not to mention creating specific securit

Telefonica CTO: It's Time for Unica Phase II | Light Reading
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After a year of tough lessons, the Tier 1 operator is moving forward with its SDN and NFV plans and has earmarked Germany as the first marke

Cisco Rewrites Enterprise Networking DNA in 'Monumental Shift' | Light R...
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Cisco is transitioning from closed, hardware-based networks to open, software-based connectivity. But don't worry -- it's still selling hard

Cisco Storms the Hyperconverged Data Center | Light Reading
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Cisco introduces the HyperFlex data center server, combining compute, storage and networking to challenge a market dominated by high-flying

Cisco Plans $320M Network Chip Acquisition | Light Reading
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The stealthy Leaba, based in Israel, is reportedly a talent acquisition to help Cisco develop infrastructure.

Andreessen Facepalms on Facebook Free Basics | Light Reading
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His criticisms of India's decision to block the free Internet program went too far.

Google, Apple Aim To Kill Passwords - InformationWeek
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Apple, Yahoo, and Google are making inroads into enabling smartphones to become a replacement for entering passwords -- a move that may not

Curing America's China Syndrome | Light Reading
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It's time for our industry to call BS on the US government's position on Chinese telco manufacturers.

Amazon Soars but Investors Sulk | Light Reading
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Despite growing profits and revenue both overall and in in its AWS business, Amazon failed to hit analyst results and Wall Street punished i

BT, DT Tie-Up Holds All-IP, Cloud Promise | Light Reading
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With Deutsche Telkom set to become BT's biggest shareholder, strategic opportunities in the all-IP and cloud services areas could beckon.

Finding the Right Home for Cloud Apps | Light Reading
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Finding a place to run your apps is like shopping for real estate.

T-Mobile CEO Plays Data Traffic Cop | Light Reading
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John Legere says he will go after those customers that abuse unlimited data plans by exploiting loopholes in tethering, kicking them off unl