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Jon Stow
Tax practitioner solving your difficult tax problems, business connector, freelance writer, blogger, aspiring photographer, radio amateur G4MCU
Tax practitioner solving your difficult tax problems, business connector, freelance writer, blogger, aspiring photographer, radio amateur G4MCU

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In Google+ using Firefox any posts I visit repeatedly refresh such that I cannot watch any video posted and it is difficult even clicking through to a link. Aside from using another browser, how do I fix this? Firefox is all up to date.

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A false statement “Morse Code is now an obsolete language…” 
Glass chandelier at the Corning Museum of Glass blinks poem in Morse Code.
Exhibit label reads “Morse Code is now an obsolete language…”
Trying to find out if the words are the artists or a curators. In either case, it is incorrect.
I am a member of several morse code clubs myself.
LIDS, Straight Key Century Club, North American QRP CW Club, The International Society for the Preservation of Morse Code -Fists
Just to name a few off the top.
Morse may not be the majority of this country’s go-to communications mode, but it’s hardly obsolete.
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Something I feel strongly about!

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A great hobby. Participation, and being a creator, not just a user of technology.
The Radio Society of Great Britain's new awesome promotional video about #HamRadio  

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Nice story

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Depression is an Offline Event

In the last several weeks, two people that I've known from online have taken their lives. In both cases, there were tweets or Facebook posts or Google+ updates that hinted that things might be falling apart. But we rarely notice such posts. We rarely hear them loudly, because they aren't Siri jokes or cats dressed like astronauts.

Depression is tricky. People seeking to connect and get solace online, it's not really going to help. You can't count on your Twitter following to pull you out of a depression. You can't feel floored when your online friends don't hear you loud and clear. Remember that everyone is living out their own biography, and they might not be as aware of what's been going on with you.

Seek help offline. Visit a priest or a rabbi or whatever religious person makes sense. Visit a shrink. Talk to your doctor. Often times, depression is a medical problem that is exacerbated by experiences happening in your environment.

You're not alone, but the online world makes it really hard to see your pain. Things move too fast, are too shiny, and we are all hurrying around. The online world can make you feel more alone when you're feeling sad.

Get help early. Don't feel like you are a failure because you need some help. The strongest people in the world get help often, in many forms. You are worth it. Please, seek help offline and then come back and chat with us, too. Okay?

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The pirates were game-changers for European commercial radio. All good of course.
31 augustus is het 41 jaar geleden dat de zeezenders moesten stoppen!
Zo jammer..

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Strange idea.

FCC considering proposal to lock down computing devices (routers, PCs, phones, SDRs) to prevent modification

The website reports:

Right now, the FCC is considering a proposal to require manufacturers to lock down computing devices (routers, PCs, phones) to prevent modification if they have a "modular wireless radio"[1][2] or a device with an "electronic label"[3]. The rules would likely:

Restrict installation of alternative operating systems on your PC, like GNU/Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, etc.

Prevent research into advanced wireless technologies, like mesh networking and bufferbloat fixes

Ban installation of custom firmware on your Android phone

Discourage the development of alternative free and open source WiFi firmware, like OpenWrt

Infringe upon the ability of amateur radio operators to create high powered mesh networks to assist emergency personnel in a disaster.

Prevent resellers from installing firmware on routers, such as for retail WiFi hotspots or VPNs, without agreeing to any condition a manufacturer so chooses.

Take Action Now!

The FCC is asking for comments on this proposal. The most important thing you can do is comment on the FCC's proposal and tell them you want to be able to control your computing devices. Will you do this?

Comment deadline extended to October 9.

Read the full article here:-
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