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Here's a companion to my previous lunchtime post. This provides some more general useful stuff on security. Why Two-Factor Authentication isn't acheiving it's potential. Windows backup program. LastPass​ Family. The origins of Alice and Bob. How to securely erase hard and solid state disks.

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A lunchtime post: Some articles that caught my eye related to government cybersecurity and space.

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Last night we saw "Peter Pan" at Cabrillo Music Theatre​ (or should that be 5 Star Theatricals). A wonderful story about a female time lord long before Dr. Who ever existed, so take that you female time lord haters. Where was I? Oh yes, Peter Pan at Cabrillo. A wonderful production that remains entertaining to children but problematic to adults who can see the larger issues of cultural appropriation and deep psychological troubles -- which is why we want to remain children and just enjoy the spectacle. 

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Yesterday afternoon, for the first of our two shows for the day, we saw the Actors Co-op Theatre Company​ Too! production of "Ruthie and Me". This was the first staged workshop after an unspecified staged reading. Definitely a work in progress, but there is the bones of a good start in the production. 

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More clearing of the news chum, before I try to work from home (as I'm still sick and coughing): This time, the subject is LA. In this episode, Joe Friday discovered there are only two porn movie theaters left in the city, that the LA Times building is being redeveloped and the paper might move to an office tower, that the Tail Of The Pup has a new home, that Target (nee Fedco) will soon be at the intersection of La Cienega and Obama, and that Wood Ranch BBQ thinks it can do Texas Brisket.

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While I'm home sick today, I have just enough energy to put out a news chum collection. In this post: How do you call transgender/gender-non-normative people to the Torah for an Aliyah? [plus a webcomic on transitioning]; the most common way people interact with chemical elements [plus the chemistry of frozen desserts]; Two articles on the implications of Amazon Prime [plus Cirque de Soleil buys Blue Man Group]; The 13 Traits of Toxic Parents [plus the chemicals in plastic lead to many chronic diseases]; the history of the O'Reilly Press animals [plus an Anamaniacs reboot]; a tutorial on H.264 Video Compression [plus great music podcasts]; and the fraudulent nature of the Calorie [and what can be done if the last election was shown to be fraudulent].

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A lunchtime clearing of some technology news chum: (1) Acronis incorporates blockchain technology into their backups; (2) password stuff: two-factor authentication, UK recommends not changing passwords, what security experts name their dogs, and breech notification; (3) how to do multiprocess Firefox, plus why it is a better browser; (4) who is best in the navigation wars: google, waze, or apple; and (5) Rootsmagic adds ancestry support.

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I was going to do a post about the various kerfuffles today, but decided instead that there was something deeper I wanted to write about: E Pluribus Unum, and why it is a better motto than "In God We Trust". 

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My annual Fourth of July post -- an annual retelling of how it really happened, as opposed to what you read in those so-called history books (which are all alternative facts anyway). We all know the truth that is Stan Freberg​ (and one wonders what his take would be on the current situation). I truly mean the first paragraph of the post.

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Two quick news-chum items. The frist looks at Colorado Springs, and what happens when they elected a politically-inexperienced business man. Second is an exploration of why we are still flyiing, and will continue to see them in the future.
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