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Peter Vogel
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Teacher | Network Admin | Journalist | Technology Enthusiast | CERN HST2011
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Doing some marketing research for my son's startup.

It's already quite successful. Now I can tell my students I did some work for a tech startup in the Bitcoin space, that started out as a Vancouver tech incubator project.

That would be for https://gonetcoins.com. My son's software basically turns any web-capable device into the equivalent of a Bitcoin ATM. That definitely appeals to specialty store operators who'd like to offer Bitcoin to customers without the heavy fees that typically accompany physical ATMs, and of course without taking up anything in the way of a physical footprint.

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Lovely view of Korean Airlines 747 over my house.

KAL 071 from Seoul to Vancouver making a turn prior to landing. Winglet condensation trails made the view all the more appealing. 
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So I received a "Your Google account is temporarily disabled" notice ...

Now what?

This isn't for my primary Google account. In fact I wasn't even cognizant of this account. I received a similar notice in September 2016 about this account.

I haven't yet acted to re-enable this account but am wondering if inactivity of the account is what is triggering this "violation" notice?

Does anyone have any insight into this?

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7/23/17
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Lyft takes aim at SAE Level 5 for autonomous vehicles.

It's a long way off but the ride-sharing company intends to be at the forefront of the fast-changing landscape for self-driving vehicles.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/21/lyft-launches-a-new-self-driving-division-called-level-5-will-develop-its-own-self-driving-system/

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Beware of low-quality, unsafe eclipse glasses being sold on Amazon.

Yes, lots of shady vendors. Don't take a chance. Even the ISO standard imprint can be faked.

Here is a set of recommendations from a team at NASA.

http://wkrn.com/2017/07/20/nasa-says-unsafe-eclipse-glasses-being-distributed/

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Bitcoin holding at or near one-month high and within striking distance of all-time high.

Market cap well past $45 billion. Ethereum has seen gains as well but its market cap is well back of 50% of that of BTC.

The chart below shows the three-month behaviour of BTC.
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More on virga.

The photos in the linked story are wonderful examples of virga, rain that evaporates before hitting the ground. This particular cloud formation appeared in Abbotsford, a community near to Vancouver.

http://globalnews.ca/news/2842952/what-was-behind-yesterdays-cloud-formation-in-abbotsford/?sf31573988=1

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Return of the WhatsApp email/voicemail scam.

It's fairly innocuous. There is no voice mail. The link, in this case to a Russian domain, points to a shady "Canadian" pharmaceuticals site, where, surprise, the biggest draw is Viagra and the like.

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7/22/17
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Summer evening clouds over Georgia Straight at Vancouver Airport.
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