Profile

Cover photo
Mike Smith
386 followers|50,446 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos+1'sReviews

Stream

Mike Smith

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Mike Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
Harper government dismantling democracy, rights coalition says
Abuse of parliamentary rules, the intimidation of public servants, the defunding and intimidation of organizations that hold views at odds with the government, and muzzling independent watchdogs are just some of Harper government's alleged attempts at eroding democratic values in Canada ...
1
Add a comment...

Mike Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
Add your voice.
We need you to tell your Trade Minister today: don't let the Trans-Pacific Partnership destroy our laws and censor the Internet.
1
Add a comment...

Mike Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
Black Sails might just be better than Game of Thrones...
3 votes  -  votes visible to Public
33%
67%
Black Sails
33%
Game of Thrones
67%
1
Add a comment...

Mike Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
OEM's will be able to configure Windows 10 to lock out alternative operating systems completely. If you thought it was hard to install Linux on a Windows 8 computer, just wait until it gets impossible.
Windows 10 hardware must support Secure Boot and won't have to let you turn it off.
63 comments on original post
1
1
Sabrina Kelly's profile photo
Add a comment...

Mike Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Domain registrar, Tucows, has been targetted in the U.S. Trade
Representative's Notorious Markets List for failing to delete domain names from the Internet without a trial. In other words, for simply for doing its job, rather than acting as judge and jury against website owners accused of piracy or counterfeiting.
The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has built an arsenal of tools to pressure other nations to enact enforcement measures that benefit major entertainment companies such as the members of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
6 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
386 people
Chun Yin San (Bioran)'s profile photo
Brian Whiteman's profile photo
Frank Almeida's profile photo
Michael Gushue's profile photo
Tony Miller's profile photo
ashraf ghobrial's profile photo
Center for Inquiry Michigan's profile photo
Jeff Klemin's profile photo
Austin Cline's profile photo

Mike Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
1
Add a comment...

Mike Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Warner Bros. Inflate TV Show Piracy ‘Fines’ By 50% - Most companies attempting to “turn piracy into profit” seek to scare ‘pirates’ by billing them for alleged downloads. These ‘fines’ can reach many thousands of dollars but companies like U.S. based Rightscorp took a decision to hit the bottom end of the market with demands of just $20 per shot. While this has attracted giants such as Warner Bros. to the fold, Rightscorp can’t seem to make money. Year after year the co... http://ow.ly/2ZXsAv
View original post
1
Add a comment...

Mike Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
~ The first U.S. penny touts science, not God ~ [Why Evolution Is True] :: The interesting part is the motto on the coin: “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry”. Now we all know that the “In God We Trust” motto is a relatively recent innovation, but I was surprised to find (although I shouldn’t have been) that the founders rated science as one of the boons of liberty. And nary a mention of the creator. Just another little nail in the coffin of “America founded as a Christian nation.” ::  #atheism
Reader Will called my attention to a new piece in CNN News describing the auction of the first U.S. one cent coin for a cool 1.2 million dollars. Now that's a pretty penny! It's the famous "Birch C...
6 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Mike Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
So the UN is warning of a worldwide water shortage. Meanwhile the Canadian government is selling water to Nestle for $2.25 per million litres. That's right:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/nestl%C3%A9-b-c-water-deal-too-cheap-says-ndp-1.2964709
UN warns world could have 40 percent water shortfall by 2030
1
Add a comment...

Mike Smith

Hangouts Games  - 
 
Anyone willing to help me out with an introduction to Dungeon World via Hangouts? I plan to run it for others and want to make sure I'm ready, know what I'm doing, and can run a smooth enough game. I also want to play before I GM. Any help is appreciated!
4
Steven Mah's profile photoMike Smith's profile photoOney Clavijo's profile photo
31 comments
 
I'm signed in there a while ago.
Add a comment...

Mike Smith

Shared publicly  - 
 
"Stop talking in front of Samsung TVs… if you value your privacy" http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/02/09/samsung-tv-privacy/
Your internet-enabled Samsung Smart TV could be listening to everything you say, and sharing it with third parties.
1
1
Mike Smith's profile photoMatt Smith's profile photoSabrina Kelly's profile photo
3 comments
 
At the very least, they're getting transmitted over a data connection since they require it to function. Siri and Kinect also have trigger words, which means they would have to always be listening in at least some capacity.

At any rate, totally agree with the original quote on disabling if privacy is valued. That's the tradeoff with most services these days, sadly.
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
386 people
Chun Yin San (Bioran)'s profile photo
Brian Whiteman's profile photo
Frank Almeida's profile photo
Michael Gushue's profile photo
Tony Miller's profile photo
ashraf ghobrial's profile photo
Center for Inquiry Michigan's profile photo
Jeff Klemin's profile photo
Austin Cline's profile photo
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
  • Transmission
  • Duet
  • Connect Bubbles
  • ∞ Loop
  • Mahjong
  • Skyward
  • Shapeout
  • Solitaire
Story
Tagline
Geek, gamer, skeptic, infojunky.
Introduction
I'm a geek, gamer, and skeptic with a penchant for uncommon knowledge. I can find just about anything online.

I'm into science, technology, computers, philosophy... I'm a Linux user, I love open source, etc.
Bragging rights
Black belt in Google-fu.
Collections Mike is following
View all
Mike Smith's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
reddit sync
play.google.com

reddit sync is a great new way to enjoy reddit on the go. Easily sync your favorite subreddits for later offline viewing. Reddit Sync aims t

HTTP Switchboard
chrome.google.com

Point & click to forbid/allow any class of requests made by your browser. Use it to block scripts, iframes, ads, facebook, etc.

D&D 3.5 Compendium
market.android.com

Compendium for the RPG Dungeons & Dragons 3.5Find classes, feats, spells, items and more from the SRD content.Within seconds, you may be abl

SeriesGuide
market.android.com

Pratite (ponovno) gledanje svoje omiljene TV emisije. Vidite što je na rasporedu, pratite što ćete gledati sljedeće. Prijavite se na trakt.t

World of Goo
market.android.com

- "Game of the Year" -MetaCritic, IGN, TouchArcade, Rock Paper Shotgun, GameTunnel - Best Games for Android lists - NYTimes, techcrunch, poc

Trello - Organize Anything
market.android.com

Whether you're planning a surprise birthday party for your best friend, writing an epic screenplay, tracking million-dollar sales leads, or

Swype Keyboard
market.android.com

Swype is the original swipe style keyboard that started it all! With Swype, you can enter text quickly and accurately, backup and synchroniz

TV Show Favs
market.android.com

* Watching shows is NOT supported * * Account is required to save your data online and sync between devices * * Current premium key users sh

RealCalc Scientific Calculator
market.android.com

Android's #1 Scientific Calculator. A fully featured scientific calculator which looks and operates like the real thing.Looking for fraction

reddit sync
market.android.com

reddit sync is a great new way to enjoy reddit on the go. Easily sync your favorite subreddits for later offline viewing. Reddit Sync aims t

Nova Launcher
market.android.com

Highly customizable, performance driven, home screen replacement for Android 4.0+Accept no substitutes! Nova Launcher is the original and mo

Maps
market.android.com

Download the latest release of Google Maps, and never carry a paper map again. Google Maps for Android with Navigation (Beta) has:* Detailed

KeePassDroid
market.android.com

KeePassDroid is an implementation of the KeePass Password Safe for Android.Read/write support for .kdb and KeePass 1.x. Read-only support fo

Hangouts (replaces Talk)
market.android.com

Hangouts brings one-on-one and group conversations to life with photos, emoji, and video calls for free. Connect with friends across compute

Google+
market.android.com

FEATURES:- Enjoy magazine style layout in the tablet version - Automatically share photos to an Event with Party Mode - Turn on Auto Backup

Google Play Music
market.android.com

Google Play Music makes it easy to discover, play and share the music you love on Android and the web. With our new All Access service (US),

Google Keep
market.android.com

Quickly capture what’s on your mind and recall it easily wherever you are. Create a checklist, enter a voice note or snap a photo and annota

Google Goggles
market.android.com

Search by taking a picture: point your mobile phone camera at a painting, a famous landmark, a barcode or QR code, a product, or a popular i

Google Drive
market.android.com

* With Google Drive, you can store all your files in one place, so you can access them from anywhere and share them with others * Use the Go

Google Authenticator
market.android.com

Enable 2-step verification to protect your account from hijacking.Google Authenticator generates 2-step verification codes on your phone.Ena

Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
It's the little things that make this place good, like drinks served in chilled mugs instead of with ice cubes. Food is good, and they say it's ethically produced. Prices could be better.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
33 reviews
Map
Map
Map
Good chicken schwarma for good price. A bit oily though.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
When I went here the guy was mopping the floor and proceeded to use the same mop in the oven itself where the pizza goes.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago