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Windows 10 Uses Your Bandwidth to Distribute Updates
If you're on a limited bandwidth plan you may want to disable it. BUT while it's true that it uses your bandwidth to distribute updates in a sort of bittorrent peer-to-peer manner, it also allows you to GET updates in this way. So leaving it enabled means the collective of the Internet will help you receive updates much more rapidly as well. 

To turn it off, follow these steps:
* Search for “Check for updates” in the Start menu.
* Under “Windows Update” choose “Advanced options.”
* Under “Choose how updates are installed” click “Choose how updates are delivered.”
* Disable the toggle under “Updated from more than one place.”

src: http://lifehacker.com/windows-10-uses-your-bandwidth-to-distribute-updates-d-1721091469
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Exactly. Clearly if you have data caps that might not be in your best interest. But peer-to-peer is pretty efficient so people need to stop with the chicken little, sky is falling crap, and just recognize it for what it is and that it's not evil by design but efficient by design. For most users this will be a good thing.
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Confirmed real: http://wilsonpost13.com/team_project/

I was going to introduce myself but I'm afraid they might rub me the wrong way. 
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        Are they talking about the alter boys???
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Fearing Skynet Musk and Hawking lead 1,000 strong call for AI weapons ban
“The key question for humanity today is whether to start a global AI arms race or to prevent it from starting. If any major military power pushes ahead with AI weapon development, a global arms race is virtually inevitable, and the endpoint of this technological trajectory is obvious: autonomous weapons will become the Kalashnikovs of tomorrow.

Unlike nuclear weapons, they require no costly or hard-to-obtain raw materials, so they will become ubiquitous and cheap for all significant military powers to mass-produce. It will only be a matter of time until they appear on the black market and in the hands of terrorists, dictators wishing to better control their populace, warlords wishing to perpetrate ethnic cleansing, etc.”

Sadly, the US will probably be the first to really push into this territory. Making weapons seems to be our M.O.
The murderous aims of Skynet in the Terminator series of movies are pretty well known, so you'd think that nations might be a little cautious about working towards a fully automated ...
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       This is what I have eluded to before. Governments would love to take the human out of the population control scenario (including our own). That way there is no issue when the order to fire on their own people comes down.  
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My cat in a monitor on your monitor
So meta.

#caturday
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Or her, whatever.
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Google Maps Easter Egg - "Are We There Yet"
HA! The latest update to Google Maps on Android carries a hidden Easter egg when you ask, "Are we there yet?". The maps service will respond, in a line true to Chevy Chase's iconic line in National Lampoon's Vacation, "If you ask me again, we won't stop for ice cream."

src: http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/07/23/no-ice-cream-for-you-the-latest-version-of-google-maps-has-a-hilarious-easter-egg/
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YouTube fixing vertical videos
Because we can’t be trusted to do anything right (particularly you iOS users), YouTube is alleviating our long-standing pain and anguish over watching vertical videos in landscape by finally giving us the option to watch those horizontally-challenged bits of cinema in full screen on Android phones. And there was much rejoicing.
Because we can’t be trusted to do anything right, YouTube is alleviating our long-standing pain and anguish over watching vertical videos in landscape by finally giving us the option to watch those horizontally-challenged bits of cinema in full screen on Android phones. And there was much rejoicing.
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So THATS how we get to the Demolition Man future.
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Windows 10's Wi-Fi Sense Freakout debunked
Seems everyone on the net has been wigging the f'out about a new feature in Windows 10 called Wi-Fi Sense that allows sharing of your wifi connection with contacts with statements like "Windows 10 will by default share your Wi-Fi network password with any contacts you may have listed in Outlook and Skype -- and, with an opt-in, your Facebook friends." this is bullshit

Yes, the option to allow sharing is enabled by default (but even then they don't get your password, it's sent encrypted, and they can't get on your LOCAL network). But the critical piece that everyone keeps leaving out is the part where it says "For networks I select...". It's NOT on by default and you have to consciously enable it in order for it to work. 
Yesterday, tech sites went full Chicken Little over a Windows 10 feature that allows you to share your wireless connection without having to give away your Wi-Fi password. If only those alarmists had actually used the feature first...
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I'll have to keep an eye out for that +David Gillam. I've been running the preview in bootcamp on an older MBP and Win10-defender was just on by default. Since I wasn't doing anything critical on it I just left it running that. However, my OTHER machines are using 3rd party. And I agree... it should honor that if one is installed. 
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Seuss Wisdom
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.
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Google+ to be streamlined and unlinked from other Google services
Smart move... people hated the forced YouTube integration. 
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Hoping this will smack down the trolls that have been clogging threads since this was politely forced upon the world.
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Popular religions
At least one of those is updated regularly.
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+Lee Rothstein  much better updates though
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Maybe not so fast... But toooootoally furious
Toddler lays down rubber doing wicked donuts! 
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Q lindo beiby amigo q tenga bello sueno😘 😘 😘 
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Happy dog... Happy for a rest on her walk

#dogwalking #animatedgif
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Paul Spoerry is a father, coder, life-experimenter.A reincarnated disco king searching for his long lost leisure suit. SEO nerd, Wordpress fan, gadget geek, SQL stud, and coder. I also meditate and do Parkour.
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If you're just looking to add me without ALL the details of my life and just wanna know what Circles to put me in... I'm Paul Spoerry and I'd fit into any of these (or whatever you may have that aligns with these):

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  • Android
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  • Parkour
  • Meditation/Meditator (I meditate daily)
  • Martial Arts (TKD/KungFu//MMA)
  • Dancing
  • Electronic music lover (Techno/House/DnB/Progressive/etc)
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  • I sorta go nuts on #Caturday, #StarWarsTuesday, #ZenSunday

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My name is Paul Spoerry (http://www.PaulSpoerry.com) and I was fortunate enough to have a father who recognized that a computer would be a “good investment for his children’s future”. To his dismay the investment he spent a good deal of the family savings on wouldn't work when he brought it home. I begged him to let me play with it, but he always brushed me off (would you let a little kid play with a $5,000+ piece of hardware you’re struggling to make work?). After having several people out to diagnose the machine, each unable to fix it, he finally turned to me and said “well, you can’t break it any more than it already is” and walked out of the room frustrated. When he returned a few hours later the room was littered with components… I had his “investment” in pieces. I’m surprised I survived that day because I saw his face turn several shades of red in rapid succession. He walked out of the room… I’m not sure if it was because he was going to cry, or because he feared he might kill me after seeing what I’d just done. Several hours later he returned again, presumably to dole out my punishment. When he walked in the room this time it was no longer in disarray. The box was put back together, the OS was booted, and I sat there with the soft glow of the monitor highlighting a giant smile on my face. All he said as he walked out was “that’s yours now”.

That moment solidified my passion for technology. I've had very little “formal” training. I grew up hiding my inner geek, secretly tinkering with beige boxes that no one around me understood. I’d go to school, wrap up soccer or Tae Kwon Do practice, and then spend my nights dialing out (ok yes, sometimes wardialing) to BBS’s – seeking out other geeks and as much information as I could get my hands on. Sadly, my passion was discouraged at every turn by the education system… from Junior High all the way through college I was told my math skills weren't strong enough to work in computers. I eventually pursued a degree in Philosophy; but dropped out when I realized that would require a boatload more school (which I already didn't really care for) and all I’d be able to do with it was teach Philosophy.

As luck would have it I was really good at telemarketing (worst.job.ever…. you’re rejected for hours on end, it’s seriously a psychologically difficult job, but the money was good). This was fortunate because while on one of the thousands of calls made, I managed to social engineer my way into an interview at a technology training company. The rest is history because that call turned my passion into my career.

I now have a utility belt full of programming languages (like Batman but for coding). I'm into Local SEO, Lead Generation, Affiliate Sales, Email Marketing and promotions. I have a database of all my knowledge on databases; it has indexes on key elements and filegroups separated across different RAID arrays – performance baby. I'm a keywording SEO junkie fascinated by the new influence of Social Media / Social Networking / Engager. I practice code fu. Oh, I've also done actual Kung Fu - Citong Shaolin Kung Fu. I’ve done martial arts for a large majority of my life. I studied Tae Kwon Do for 15 years; earning a black belt and eventually worked hard enough to earn a gold medal in the Junior Olympics. I meditate daily and find mindfulness meditation has brought a quality of presence to my life that is amazing.  

I’m the proud father of a fantastic little boy. He’s incredibly smart, both intellectually (he’s in the gifted program at his school) and emotionally. When he’s with me we wrestle, play Xbox, and go for adventures with NERF guns in the woods behind our house. I’m his father, but he’s perhaps the greatest teacher I've ever had. I have a fantastic woman in my life; she’s full of more energy than I could possibly explain (no seriously, the woman can talk like you wouldn't believe). She’s deep, compassionate, and full of life. The three of us do Parkour together (free running) every week. It's an amazing, challenging, and rewarding thing to put your body in motion and challenge yourself to tackle new things or refine existing things every week. 

I’m an Android enthusiast… that means that I break my phone often tweaking and overclocking it (note to self: remember to NAND backup first!). My youth was spent spending time doing martial arts or sitting with my mom while my sister did dance lessons. While I never took lessons, I love to dance; it’s when I feel most free. The rapidly shifting landscape of social media is my latest fascination born from IT.

I'm active on EmpireAvenue and enjoy the community, engagement, and the fun of the social stock market. 

I code. I run. I love. I meditate. I dance.

I've been known to remodel airports on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I manage my time efficiently, I write award-winning opera, and translate ethnic slurs for North Korean refugees.

Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. When I'm bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. Thanks to my ginger playmate I know the exact location of every food item in the grocery store (yes, including real butter). With this knowledge I plot my shopping list on my smartphone for maximum efficiency. I've performed several covert ops for the CIA, the details of which I cannot share or I'd be forced to kill you. While on vacation in Belize, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery.

I pay all my bills as they arrive and always on-time. I have a gold medal in full-contact origami. In college I discovered the meaning of life. Sadly, I forgot to write it down. I breed prizewinning shrimp and enjoy books... they are like the Internet but made of trees. I ponder who is smarter, Jesus or Buddha, in terms of not letting himself get crucified. No, this last part is not all original but has been modified to fit me and is hilarious.

I currently work for Concentrix developing web enabled insurance applications (formerly with IBM).  I blog at PaulSpoerry.com, tweet @PaulSpoerry, and develop for The LittleBigFund.org. I do side gigs via http://Enhanc3.com.


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Geek Extraordinaire - Obsessed with new technology, gadgets, SEO, social media, marketing. I'm passionate about Android, Google, Wordpress, meditation, running, electronic music, and random funny crap on the intertubes. I also tweet via @PaulSpoerry and post on my blog http://www.PaulSpoerry.com.

I believe in and am passionate about DonorsChoose and helping our kid in the education system. Please visit my Giving page for awesome projects to donate toward! http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/viewChallenge.html?id=254186&max=25
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I competed in the Junior Olympics and hung out with Chuck Norris. YES... THAT Church Norris; everything you read on the web about him is true.
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The Ultimate Review Plugin for Wordpress. Turn social proof into viral buyer traffic for your business using this powerful #Wordpress #Revie

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