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Using Chrome? Set "Check for server certificate revocation" to mitigate 'Heartbleed' issues.

Turns out Chrome users are vulnerable to revoked server certificates. Go into Settings>Advanced settings and make this change.
Read more here:

http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/04/18/chrome-users-oblivious-to-heartbleed-revocation-tsunami.html
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Checked it, bro!
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Ha!  I's been well over a year since I've booted to my Windows 8 partition on my notebook (been running Linux Mint 14 on it instead).  Now that I've booted into Windows 8, I feel so..... Dirty!

But, I'm only doing it to recover any personal files I may have had and making a recovery boot disk before I wipe the whole thing and install the latest Linux Mint 16.

#Linux   #Mint   #Windows8   #LinuxMint  
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Good move!
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Sweet! No, seriously! :-)
 
sugar-powered fuel cell has 10 times the energy storage capacity of lithium-ion batteries used now in electric cars. :) This cell is refillable with a solution of maltodextrin; among its byproducts are electricity and water.  More info at ► goo.gl/t9UypD.  
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If you ever want to know what it's like to be a programmer... well, this is it.
 
A perfect explanation.
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Goes the same for systems... 
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This will be MUCH easier than you think.
 
New Rubik's Cube with circular spinning dials

What do you think +Erno Rubik? Shall we just leave it at the original?


http://www.wilcowings.com/2014/04/new-rubiks-cube-with-circular-spinning.html
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Linda Carter just hasn't aged well... Not at ALL!
 
Dem glasses. 
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Linda Tripp! Nailed it!!
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That'll do. 
One of the more far-reaching Android Police stories this year was our exclusive write-up of Virus Shield, an impressively popular anti-virus app that manag... by Michael Crider in Applications, News
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May play this on the big screen for the "kids" when the in-laws get here in a couple of hours for Easter.
 
Hey! Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote fans. Looky what I found. One continuous 45 minute Road Runner cartoon. These are modern scenarios and quite hilarious. I have no idea who produced this but it is quite good. Enjoy!
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To continue my comments from +Chris Sewell's share of this...

There is no right or wrong answer to whether or not you want an SD card.  It IS wrong to declare that there is a universal answer.

It depends on YOUR OWN PERSONAL needs.

I, for example, prefer having my 64GB SD card.  Why?

1.  I rooted my phone, which opens up tons of capabilities, one of which is full, local backups, which I can do in short time without using any data plan bytes.  Then I can restore from those backups, in very short order, from any backup.  There's no cloud way to do that.  iCloud is FANTASTIC, but you can't do a full OS backup with it and you can't have multiple backups to it and you can't use it when you're in a dead zone or slow zone.

2.  Apps CANNOT run from the cloud.  They MUST be installed locally.  I install A LOT of apps.  I use an app called FolderMount that let's me move any folder to my SD card without screwing up apps that depend on the folder being in a certain place... It makes a fake path in the original location, so it works with all apps.

3.  I don't always have access to high speed data.

4.  Security:  There are some files that I don't want on the cloud.  I do back them up to my PC though, but I don't want them on the cloud.

There ARE plenty of legitimate reasons to use SD cards.  They are NOT 100% functionally interchangeable with cloud storage.  Both cloud and SD storage have their pros and cons.  That's why i use BOTH and for somewhat different reasons.

I currently have unlimited data, but not everybody does, so cloud storage just isn't a realistic option in some of those cases nor is it a realistic option for people that are frequently in dead zones or low speed zones.  And, if you can have it all locally, immediately, well, I can't see a downside.  Of course, as always, make sure you also back it up, either to another device you own or to the cloud or both.

But, if cloud storage meets your needs, then more power to you.  I love cloud storage too, that's why I have an account on all of the popular cloud storage services and I use them.
 
On the topic of SD Cards, Android users are all like...

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The policy used to read upload/submit. It now includes store, send, receive content, and even "through" the services. So now it includes content you have no control of. Effective immediately I changed my email address in to all my senders to a non Google email account that I own and host. Also, my cloud is going to be ftp to my own hosted server like it was between 2001 until about 2011. Important files get put in a folder on my desktop and ftp'd automatically to my nonpublic off site server. Whjo knew I was cloud when it was just a ftp program and a folder on my server without the funny name. 
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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.

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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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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 - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 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 - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
This was a pretty cool place to visit. It's where the old Dinosaur Museum used to be that was a waste of time and money. This place is much nicer and there's a LOT to see here. We bought a VIP pass to go up to the observation deck. I'm not sure if I'd recommend the VIP, but it wasn't bad.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
My son loves it. I like the food. The staff is nice and will make a pizza to your order for the buffet. BUT today there were very dirty plates in the "clean" plate stack. Also, the salt and pepper and cheese and hot pepper shakers were greasy and dirty.
Food: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Very good
Public - 9 months ago
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This place is now a pile of rubble. Completely demolished.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Pizza was really good. Prices were decent. Restaurant was clean and nice on the inside. Our waitress was nice, pleasant, and helpful. It's been here for 5 years or so, but I only discovered it today. We got the deep dish pepperoni pizza with Parmesan crust. Although deep dish doesn't really have crust, so they added Parmesan cheese around the edges. We'll take the kids there soon.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
$5 for a large, 1 topping pizza. You can't beat that price anywhere. Pick up only though. Now they've got deep dish pizza and it's really really good. I fed a whole den of Cub Scouts and their parents and a few siblings for $50, and had plenty of pizza left over. $50 = 10 large pizzas!
Food: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Very good
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reviewed a year ago