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Steve Sakamoto
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So we have to get very, very tough on cyber.
The security aspect of cyber is very, very tough.

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+Steve Sakamoto Doh! Pardon me, while I dope slap myself.
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So boy #1 came home with a unique homework assignment the other day. He had to devise a potential project to propose to his class. An experiment that, in collaboration with NASA, could be voted in to be taken to the ISS and performed by astronauts and ohmygodNASAandimasgiddyasaschoolgirlimsweatingandmystomachisinropesandNASAohmygod. Ahem.

Anyway, everyone in class would come in with their lousy ideas (because let's face it, they're a bunch of 11 year olds. How good could their ideas be?!) and he'd present my his awesome idea, and naturally he'd win and would be the next great astrophysicist. I helped him work on his hypothesis and structure the parameters of his experiment, and he was ready to win, dammit.

And then he stayed home sick. Sick, I tell you! There is no such thing as justice in this world. Damn you, cosmos.

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+Steve Sakamoto Cmdr Hadfield addressed the question on one of his videos, found that Jalopnik post when trying to find it
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This is a brilliant fundraiser that my friend Michelle has started - she and her family are trying to raise funds to start a support program for young LGBTQ teens/tweens. Their son Noah, who had been born a girl, came out as trans earlier this year:

We took Nora to a barber shop on Church Street. As they cut Nora’s long hair we saw a light go on in our child’s eyes that we had not seen in quite a while. We came into the barber shop with Nora and left with Noah.

Their unconditional support of their son shouldn't be so commendable and courageous and special - yet for the time being, it is. And until such time that 'parents of trans kids' are just considered parents, kids like Noah will really benefit from some community support.

Please help if you can!
Please join me in supporting Tween Pilot Program for LGBTQ+. It is a great way to make a difference. Help Delisle Youth Services and Oolagen make youth mental healthcare accessible for everyone.
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Ouch...this stings. 
Kati Mather thought it would be fun to try fentanyl as a party drug. After 11 overdoses, the 22-year-old lives life one day at a time, wondering if she'll wake up tomorrow.
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Very hard and what people don't want to hear. There is no half way with addiction. It's all in and expensive if you want to treat and there will be relapses.
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Went to the Langley Good Times Cruise In again this year - not that there's an option with this car-obsessed kid in the house.

That's gotta be one of the best car shows ever. 
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I got to be Car Candy in my dress uniform for a classic car parade in Norfolk one year. I rode in the back of a pre-war Mercedes SS-99. It was a hoot!
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+andrea sakamoto Google photos tells me that this was a year ago today. Remember how excited Teddy was about that tree and all the smells after the windstorm? She was so happy on that walk! 
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...our darling grand-dog! Your first baby! She was family!
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Not sure if this petition will actually do anything, considering experts have already weighed in on the ineffectiveness of breed-specific laws, but if you're half as outraged as I am, please consider signing in the off chance that our collected voices can sink in.

More on the topic:

To Denis Coderre (Mayor of Montréal, Québec, Canada): If you and your city council politicians insist on restricting and banning dogs because of the way they look, then we and all of OUR friends will choose not to contribute to the City of Montreal...
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I've just learned that Departures, the greatest travel/adventure show on the planet, is being pulled from Netflix in one week's time. One week.

If you haven't seen it yet, do yourself a favour, and lock yourself into a room with a TV this weekend, and burn each episode into your brain.

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Pssst: The four-season combo pack is on sale (and no, I don't get kickbacks)!
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Seriously, will this gif ever not be funny?!
I saw it a couple of weeks ago, and couldn't stop laughing, so I saved it. I just found it again, and it's just as good now as it was then, so I'm sharing it with thanks to whoever I stole it from in the first place.
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5 comments I want a butler.
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Yikes! The fire chief sounds pretty blasé about the whole thing, but this seems pretty sketchy to me. Well, nobody was hurt, and it looks awesome, so here you go. For all you pyromaniacs out there!
Crews are on scene of blaze that broke out just before 1 p.m. Monday at business on Peardonville Road.
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Windows 8 question.

My sister-in-law has asked me to fix her laptop which is currently running W8; possibly 8.1 - I can't tell. (Let's not go down the path of wondering why she'd bring it to me in the first place, but this seems to be the routine, after having cleared her previous computer of viruses in the past.) I don't remember the specs, but it's a decent computer. More than enough to handle her requirements (MS Office and chrome).

I can't get the thing running. It takes a minimum of 7 minutes to complete the startup process. When attempting to start, it either freezes immediately on the chicklets start menu, or fails to start at all. Apparently it died partway through the W10 'upgrade', and now it won't really do much of anything at all.

I can't get into the boot sequence, nor am I aware of a way to start to safe mode in W8 unless it's already running.

I believe it has the install files in a separate partition, so if I can ever get the thing running, I could wipe/restore, but I can't get far enough to do so. She does not have a recovery CD/USB drive. She has photos that have not been backed up anywhere, so she'd prefer to rescue the computer than wipe it. If I do wipe it, I'm probably going to have to use Linux of some flavour since she won't want to buy a W10 license out of pocket, but she has no Linux experience, so I'm hesitant to do so.

My question is, is this something that she (meaning I) can recover from? If so, what would you do?

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Sounds very much like a dead HDD ( due to bad sectors).
Grab another HDD and image the entire drive with something like ToDo Backup Free (it supports uefi drives).
You might get lucky and a chkdsk will repair enough of the drive to keep it going.

Alternatively if you can get the current Windows key off the system Microsoft provide a free download of the Win 10 media (Google media creation tool win10), you can put a Win 7, 8 & 8.1 key directly into Win 10 install and it accepts it :)

But as everyone has take another copy of the data before anything else!
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I have an expired EpiPen, and don't often think about it, but if I were concerned, I'd be able to get one for a few bucks. As a result, this latest price hike has been in the periphery of my awareness.

This article puts a very fine point on the issue. I feel for the author, and everyone he writes on behalf of. 
They will never choose personal enrichment over saving the lives of others.
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We used to have an EpiPen (or a very early version of it) for years because of my Mom's allergy to bees. So far, thank God she's never been stung in the years since her first reaction. But that reminds me that in all the years since then, neither she or I have mentioned this to her doctors.

I will have to mention it when we next go in.
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Business development. Communications, project management, relationship management, and a bunch of other related things.
  • Blueprint ECM
    Practice Manager, 2013 - present
    SharePoint consultancy business development and project management
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    Practice Manager, 2013 - present
    Managed QA and testing services business development and project management
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Stephen, but only if I'm in trouble.
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About me:
Canadian, through and through. I'm a Vancouver resident now, but I've lived in 5 provinces, and grew up in the suburbs of Toronto. I'm a lover of the great outdoors (mountain biker, hiker, backpacker and camper), a technology nut, gaming geek, a socialist-to-liberal-minded bleeding heart. I'm an unapologetic idealist, treehugger enviro-weenie atheist. On the work side of things, I do business development, project management, communications, and marketing (sort of). I'm husband, a dad, and the BFF to the world's most awesome dog.  If you're in to the whole Myers Briggs thing, I'm INFP.

My schtick:
I try to be as open and friendly as possible, although that friendliness may depend on the amount of coffee I've had if you're catching me in the morning. 

I have no time for disrespectful or rude people. If you get heated, I get it - I do too - but if you can't avoid mud-slinging or name-calling, I'm out. I'm here to share interests and conversation - the second a debate devolves into personal attacks is the second I pull the chute.

And that's it - pretty easy, right? Right. Looking forward to talking with you!
Bragging rights
If the robot that keeps calling me is to be believed, I've recently won several free night stays at select Marriott Hotels. Lucky me!
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Vancouver, BC
Toronto, ON - St. John, NB - Montreal, PQ - Whitby, ON - Calgary, AB