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#Microsoft #Bing killed my website CSharpner.com for a day!

I got some email early yesterday morning that my web hoster disabled my website due to violation of TOS because of extreme usage. They investigated and it turns out that the BING bot was overly aggressively scanning my site!

Thanks #Microsoft!

Anyway, they finally turned my site back on.
Problem. Instead of giving you direct access to make DB2 calls to your corporate iSeries, your IT department is exposing iSeries database capabilities via web services provided by IBM's WebSphere. Sounds great, but as you've experienced, it's a major pain because they're not implemented the way ...
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Feel safe yet? Maybe if we remove even more clothing, that'll help? So glad we got rid of private run security companies doing security and replaced them with "processionals", because as you know, government runs everything so much better. I'd say "nuclear" facepalm, but that might get me put on a do not fly list.
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It was meant to be security theater, not real security. Public or private it definitely met the required goals of inconveniencing and disrespecting travelers while having zero security effectiveness.
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I really hate that the desktop Chrome browser now HIDES the protocol on the URL in the address bar (after experimenting, looks like it's only when it's not HTTPS).  And I hate that Google hides the URL in search results on the Android app.  These are pretty critical items.
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doesn't happen on opera web browser at all
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Woman drops off old computers at recycling center. One is an original Apple I computer sold at auction for $200,000! Now they're trying to find her to split the winnings.
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Multi-Window on Android M!!!
 
[ How-To ] Enable Multi-Window feature on Android M (Noob Friendly)
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White guy tries to victimize innocent black man by trying to car jack him. Innocent black man defends himself with his concealed carry personal firearm. Turns himself from victim to hero. Gets a handshake from the police as they take the carjacker away in cuffs. No shots fired, which is the majority of self defense with guns cases.

Protect yourselves and your loved ones, people!

Thanks to +Greg B​​​
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Now for something lighter... Sort of. Remember when Andy Caughman egged that wrestler into a match? Of course you don't. It was before many of you were born. Anyway, here they are meeting again on Letterman. Warning! NSFW language near the end.

Andy was the actor that played the immigrant taxi driver on the hit TV show "Taxi" and was a stand up comedian. He died of cancer not too terribly long after this. He was famous for his extraordinarily odd sense of humor and pranks. This entire, drawn out episode with Lawler was one of his odd pranks that Jerry may not have been privy too. No one could ever tell with certainty when Andy was being serious or pranking. Even at his funeral, his friends and family were halfway expecting him to come in from the back to let them know it was a prank. At his funeral, he had a prerecorded video of himself played that had everyone sing along with him a silly song.
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Pretty good "sales" pitch for Linux.
 
Kodak probably doesn't want to offer support for Linux because they have a Unix they used to push, back around 1989.
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I've decided to stop using cloud drives that do NOT encrypt my files locally BEFORE uploading them

As a result, I won't be using Google Photos (except to share stuff I'm OK with snoops seeing) or Amazon Prime photo and video storage.

Mega now does full encryption locally.  I'm not 100% convinced about that service considering who's running it (Kim Dot Com).  But, considering his Mega service is a big F-U to the government so they can't gain anything by raiding his servers again, gives me some hope that this is probably a worthwhile service.  And of course, I will not rely on it as a permanent backup considering the U.S. government is still after him.

Anyone have experience with utilities that encrypt files locally before storing them on these other services?

Thoughts?

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I'm seriously considering writing something if I can't find anything. It's beyond time we all have "zero knowledge" EASY encrypted cloud storage.
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Timeline of how a distorted political point grows into a fever with more distortions added on top as it grows. Scout Walker said the ultrasound of HIS KIDS are a "cool thing". He did NOT say that FORCING an ultrasound was a cool thing. And he never even mentioned a transvaginal ultrasound. But that's the narrative and that's what's out there now. And this posted video is how it happened.

Also, here's the ORIGINAL interview video, so you can see for yourself his true context: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UyQCggS6SjY

Note that the link above is a different video than the primary video in my post. The primary one is a timeline breakdown of how the distortion started and how it grew.

BTW, a transvaginal ultrasound (NOT WHAT WALKER MENTIONED!) Is a highly intrusive procedure. The only people talking about THAT are his critiques who are so willing to make up and or spread lies.

Addendum: I don't support his opinion of forced belly rub ultrasound (again, it's not a transvaginal) either, but this breakdown of a distortion of his words are a perfect example of how this crap gets a life of its own. I chose this one as an example because it's something where I actually disagree with the politician's point. That way, no one can accuse me of being a supporter of his issue. I'm someone that disagrees with his issue, but I disagree with the whole political process of distortions and lies even more. And THAT'S what this post is about.

Comments disabled because I don't have the time. The point is clear: This is typical of how political lies and distortions begin and grow and we all need to be aware of it when a story like this makes their rounds.
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I design and write software as both a hobby and a profession. I write about what I love to do on my blog and here. I value my privacy and that of my family emensely which is why you won't see a lot about my personal life here. This is an interactive outlet for my blog and for me to help people solve their technology problems in a more interactive and personal way than is possible with just the blog. Google just doesn't get it.
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Programming is my passion.  My current side project is building GUI front ends to many of the Linux command line utilities.  The die hards may hate me for it, but the non-geeks will appreciate it.

I cut my binary teeth on 8-bit 6502 CPUs and have been heavily involved in software development ever since.  My true love in this field is getting under the hood and programming directly on the metal, though, that's impractical for most things today.

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I won't be discussing politics (at least, I'll try not to) because my primary reason for participating here to discuss science and technology.  Once in a while, some bill will come up that directly affects our technology and I'll speak up on those bills.  Oh, and since G+ is a global community, I guess I should point out that I'm a U.S. citizen and the bills I discuss will almost always be U.S. bills.

If you want to know what circles to place me in, here are some suggestions:
  • Anti-SOPA, Protect IP, etc...
  • Programmer
  • Android
  • .Net
  • ASP.Net
  • ASP.Net MVC
  • WebForms
  • WinForms
  • C#
  • Linux
  • Techie
  • Science Nerd
  • Space Nut
  • Robotics

I post content on all of those topics and those are the topics I am generally interested in reading as well.

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Vehemently disagree with Google+'s "real names" policy! I've lived through 8 bit, 16 bit, 32 bit, and now 64 bit computing from the inside out. My first computer had a 1Mhz processor, 64KB of RAM and a 140KB 5.25" floppy drive, no hard drive (had never even heard of one), and with it I had to walk up hill to school in 6 feet of snow, bar foot, BOTH WAYS and I liked it! My current computer has 4 2.4Ghz processors, 8GB RAM, 6TB of hard drive space and my phone is 800 times faster than that first computer and has more than 252,265 times as much RAM as my first computer and neither has enough space nor is fast enough and my kids get their homework assignments online and have never seen a record player. [Edit] We were cleaning out my parents' garage and now they've finally seen one!
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Really, really good pizza, bread sticks, and sauce. Place is very clean, well lit, and clean. Did I say it was clean? It was very clean. I ate here MANY times the few times I stayed in Norwell.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Kind of run down. Rooms smelled funny. Front office is across the street and down the road. Wi-fi was very weak. It's not the worst place and will do in a pinch, but I'd recommend finding another place. Two buildings. One on the beach where the office is, the other (the one we got placed in) was down the road and across the street.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Food was good, but service was unbelievably bad. First, I ordered for my daughter, asking that they put things in separate dishes. We got 1 dish with all the greens, and a bowl with the chicken, rice, and pinto beans all in it. When I went back and asked them to serve it in separate dishes, like I asked, and she got all bent out of shape. Next, right after we got our food and began eating, one of the workers asked if he could shut down the salsa bar (which I planned on using throughout the meal... the main reason I went there). So I stocked up on chips and salsa and let him shut it down. Then they started sweeping the floors around us, then shut off the A/C when it was 100 degrees outside. Then shut off the music. Then when my son went to get a to go box for my Mother, (he only needed one), she walked away before he could ask. My nephew went up there and cleared his throat really loud. She came back and he asked for a to go box. She grabbed 1 styrofoam box and told him that's all she could give him, from a shelf of about 100 or so there. He wasn't even asking for more than one, but nice to know we weren't welcome to more if we needed them. Don't go here if you expect customer service of any kind above -5. We will not be back.
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Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
I've had no problems at this store, but their credit card is now useless... Best Buy transitioned their RewardZone cards over to Citi, who is so woefully incompetent that: 1. They don't have the ability to download transactions into Quicken. 2. They still give the long ago dead QIF file format, which CANNOT be imported into a credit card account in Quicken. 3. Their "spreadsheet" download is just a text file (tab delimited) with a ".xls" file extension... NOT a spreadsheet file... NOT an Excel file... NOT an actual XLS files. It's been this way since August of 2013. Every time I call, they say they're "thinking" about adding Quicken support. OK, so I'm NOT thinking about manually entering all of these transactions, but I AM thinking about canceling this card. At least my HHGregg card account can download into Quicken.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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A fairly dirty place, kind of run down, pool area was in disrepair and completely not useable, and unseemly characters walking around. Stay here only if you're in dire straights and have no where else to go. Keep your doors locked and sleep with your gun under your pillow. Room smelled funny (not a good funny). The girl behind the counter was very nice.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
I've had no major problems at this store, but their credit card is now useless... Best Buy transitioned their RewardZone cards over to Citi, who is so woefully incompetent that: 1. They don't have the ability to download transactions into Quicken. 2. They still give the long ago dead QIF file format, which CANNOT be imported into a credit card account in Quicken. 3. Their "spreadsheet" download is just a text file (tab delimited) with a ".xls" file extension... NOT a spreadsheet file... NOT an Excel file... NOT an actual XLS files. It's been this way since August of 2013. Every time I call, they say they're "thinking" about adding Quicken support. OK, so I'm NOT thinking about manually entering all of these transactions, but I AM thinking about canceling this card. At least my HHGregg card account can download into Quicken.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This place is now a pile of rubble. Completely demolished.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago