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Penelope S.
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Let the pieces fall. There is more than one way to make it all work.
Let the pieces fall. There is more than one way to make it all work.

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can't get any simpler! good one.
LOL. Web server admins and web-developer will understand this!

‪#‎sysadmin‬ ‪#‎unix‬ ‪#‎linux‬ ‪#‎devops‬ ‪#‎bsd‬ ‪#‎osx‬ ‪#‎iis‬ ‪#‎apache‬ ‪#‎nginx‬ ‪#‎lighttpd‬
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One of my fave covers so far. \m/

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Saying good bye to an amazin' 34th year and up at bat for the next one!! Let's go!! (Mets too)
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Chronological photo blog of the happenings halfway around the world from us. The willingness to fight and die for beliefs is an amazing capability that we forget and take for granted sometimes. You may want to translate the page to view the captions, but the pictures speak louder.

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Government "Big Data" Request For Information (RFI). Available to the public and responses due by March 31st. Review and respond away!

I only just learned about it. Did you hear about this and do you think it should have been more readily available to the average public? (ie. covered in nightly news, mentioned in local papers, etc.?)
#informationsecurity #sharing #privacy #governmentsurveillance  

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Dissolving the boundaries of the human body Your brain can control a machine, and even perceive it as its own body. The VERE project link a human brain to a robot using skin electrodes and video goggles so that the user feels they are actually in the android body wherever it is in the world.

The electrodes measure brain impulses enabling a person to control the robot's actions without moving their own limbs. The idea is to enable severely disabled people to enter the world via a real-life avatar.

Follow today from 09:30  the Innovation Convention 2014 to discover more #EU funded projects live via http://webcast.ec.europa.eu/eutv/portal/index.html or via our live blogging http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/ic2014/index_en.cfm?pg=follow-live 

More projects http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/ic2014/index_en.cfm?pg=showcase

 #EUIC2014  #scienceeveryday   #science   #avatar   #robots   #robotics   #animatedgif   #sciencegifs  
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Have been craving a really good slice of pizza and caprese salad, but finding a gluten free friendly place was challenging--until now! :) 
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Did you know? That anything you place on the internet is not private, no matter how much restriction you think you have. placed on your data by spending over an hour choosing who can see your photo or not.  Unless it is your device, network, server , etc.,  don't ever think that you have any control of your data.  It is one of the obvious lessons taught by all intrusions and breaches we see on a daily basis; proving that with enough patience and perseverance your information will be accessed. Sometimes, it's just a fat-finger-fuck up (as seen on attached link) that happens more often than you think. So before you share, beware. Also, be absolutely certain that you are 100% okay with it being 'exposed' because most breaches aren't known until discovered by some forensic investigation and reported much later.  

If more people were to understand this, then the attached story would get a shrug and 'ehh, whatever' because it is a social network. However, this logic doesn't apply to our information being shared that is protected by laws and compliance directives such as HIPAA, PCI. If a medical facility, bank or merchant wants to store my data electronically, then I don't expect to see it floating around on the internet. That is where demand for more security, stricter laws and penalties and more exposure to people should be. Instead only those affected will receive emails and letters with a year's worth of credit monitoring for identity theft and some reassurance that the organization has taken steps to mitigate the risk - only for it to happen again in some cases.  

Every day I read about health and credit card breaches that don't have any news coverage, but social networks? oh, noes!! 

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Wow!!  XD

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I searched for this after watching a brief cnn video on Melissa Ethridge's opinion that Jolie's choice was 'not brave, but fearful'.  A mother will do anything for her children and after reading Jolie's statement, I can't say I wouldn't have made the same choice if I were in her position.

To be fair, I do agree with Ethridge's statement that the environment inside our bodies plays a big role in cancer and disease development, especially those that are inherited, but there is no proven method to prevent cancer. I am in a high risk for diabetes and high blood pressure because of my mother, grandparents, etc., both of which are preventable, until they become permanent. Fear of developing either is what keeps me on edge about the food I consume and the exercise I get. I grew up watching my mother struggle with both and it is absolutely frightening: needles, insulin comas, vital organs dying from sugar and pressure issues and strokes and more. 

Jolie is in a high risk of developing breast cancer and I am sure watching her mother go through a decade of fighting and then losing to breast cancer was an added motivating factor for her decision to move forward with something that can help lower the risk of developing breast cancer. 

Let's say she didn't opt for this and then develops breast cancer. Is it bravery then to fight the good fight and win or lose? or would fear motivate a person to poison their body with radiation in an attempt to kill it off? All the while sitting there saying to yourself, 'I shoulda, coulda, woulda...'.

Fear, love, bravery. Whatever you want to call it - it is a choice on an avenue that didn't exist before. I am grateful for the technological advancements that can even make this possible. 
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