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Can you help this poor man find his father?
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+Tom Gray Even if I did fall for the joke, people received important information. Did have to find my natural father. The military told me that there was a fire in the seventies and a lot of records were lost. All I got was name rank and serial number and that he was honorably discharged. So many peoples records were lost also.Never really did care for the star wars movies. Anything to do with the mpaa or the riaa we boycott.
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Lovely.
 
For the second time this month, the moon is about to become full. There was one full moon on Aug. 1st/2nd and now a second is tonight. According to modern folklore, whenever there are two full moons in a calendar month, the second one is "blue." Watch & learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/1KuqxyP 
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I read a news like this once in a blue moon.
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When the moon kisses the sea. I wish I knew who took this shot. It's glorious. Google Image Search didn't help this time.
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Wow, that's a beautiful shot
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My friend +Naomi Friedman latest take on Middle East foreign affairs.
Before signing the Iran deal, Obama administration officials often repeated an "I think I can't" mantra.
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At last, someone has interviewed Hamilton, who's alive, well, and still programming. 
 
Margaret Hamilton, the Engineer Who Took the Apollo to the Moon

We interview this computer science pioneer after her photo with the Apollo 11 mission code conquered Twitter.
We interview this computer science pioneer after her photo with the Apollo 11 mission code conquered internet
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She doesn't need github. She does the hiring.
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You tell 'em +Mike Elgan ! We're still here and for me G+ is still the best social network.
 
Sorry, tech press. Google+ is alive and well.

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/Z6sQ6w )

A chorus of tech journalists this week is saying that Google is phasing out its social network, Google+.

Where did they get this juicy nugget of information? Well, they made it up. And I'll tell you why.

But first, let's look at what the press is saying and compare that with reality:

http://www.eweek.com/cloud/google-is-alive-and-well-despite-persistent-media-reports.html

#GooglePlus #Google+
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^ errr, maybe not including that one.
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With the best of today's tri-band Wi-Fi routers you can now hit real-world half-a-gigabit speeds. Gigabit? Wait until next year when it's supported in clients.
Two new tri-band Wi-Fi routers from D-Link and Linksys bring real-world half-a-gigabit speeds to your 802.11ac network.
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+Dave Taht​ interesting useful benchmark. That - and similar things, including latency during various loads - would make for extremely useful product comparisons. Wish I could get that info in a nice table somewhere.
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I really don't want to hear any more whining about automatic Windows 10 updating. If you don't like Microsoft playing Big Brother, then start using Linux already.
The number one complaint people have about Windows 10 is that it forces patches down their throat. Good! There are too many security dolts using Windows who are making the net unsafe for all of us.
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+Luke Jones Me either, my whole family have been problem free ever since they moved to Linux.
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Nope.
Here’s some news plenty of you will find to be a bummer: Just because a drone happens to be flying over your property, that doesn’t mean you can shoot it down. Sorry.
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Or ... create a killer kamikaze drone
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Eventually, this is going to end up in the Supreme Court, but for now, here's one step in the right direction. 
It's a tug of war for cell-phone privacy as U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh rules mobile-phone tracking does requires a warrant.
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That was on content, this is for tracking your location 24x7.
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So, how many different ways could the password cracker order a beer?

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83er, 833r, be3R
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Hmmm...
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+Shang Heng Wei​ he is Gandalf, he runs Windows on OSX (oh, and he arrives precisely when he means to) :) 
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Introduction
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge, PC operating system; 300bps was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state of the art word processor; and we liked it!

Steven was also the first writer to notice this little thing called the Web and he thought it just might be important some day. Who knew!? :-)
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  • West Virginia University
    History, 1982 - 1984
  • Glenville State College
    English & history, 1974 - 1975
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