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Richard Keggans
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Blogging baby boomer, born in Scotland but living in the USA since the eighties
Blogging baby boomer, born in Scotland but living in the USA since the eighties

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Weekly Round-Up - May 19
Time for another Weekly Round-Up, where I pull together an eclectic
sampling of items from the past several days that I hope will be of interest to you. Facebook will stream 20 MLB games this season When doctors literally "blew smoke up your arse" Shout dr...

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In A Twist, Pirates Held For Ransom
Disney's new Pirates of The Carribean: Dead Men Tales No Tales movie is apparently being held hostage by hackers, who are threatening to release parts of the film online unless Disney pays them a ransom, the amount of which has not been released. Piracy of ...

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The $400 "Budget" Phone
I have noticed an alarming trend referring to "budget" Android phones being in the $400 range (on CNET and other sites). To my sensibility that is nuts, quite frankly. I know I am a cheapskate, but $400 is a lot of money for something that we seem to regard...

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The Nuts And Bolts Of WannaCry Ransomware
Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group has a technical write-up of the WannaCry-type ransomware that is causing so much churn this week. Some of the workings of the malware are interesting, if not unique, such as deleting any existing shadow copies on the victim'...

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WannaCry Ransomware May Indeed Make You Cry
The security issue du jour is the "WannaCry" ransomware infection that is spreading literally - and rather quickly - around the world. If your Windows PC is infected, your files will be "encrypted" (scrambled and inaccessible) unless you pay a monetary rans...

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Weekly Round-Up - May 12
Time for another Weekly Round-Up, where I pull together an eclectic
sampling of items from the past several days that I hope will be of interest to you.   The search for life on Mars is about to get weird   Great laptop deals for this weekend   - from Tech...

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Tesla Solar Tile Warranty - To Infinity And Beyond!
Tesla is ready to start taking US pre-orders for their solar roof tile and home battery system. They have also produced a calculator to let you estimate the cost of implementing the system - and it appears to be competitive, not crazy expensive like you mig...

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More Than Half Of US Homes Only Have Wireless Phone Service
The "plain old telephone service" (or POTS, as it is also known) is a thing of the past for over half of us in the USA. Home that only use a traditional landline for their telephone calls account for less than 7% these days. Most of us, particularly younger...

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The UK Is Awash In Surveillance
I was born in the UK and lived there till my mid-twenties, so it really pains me to see how they have really chosen to "go all 1984" with some really draconian surveillance laws. New proposals bring new levels of snooping to bear, and one wonders if the pub...
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