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Paul Spoerry
Paul Spoerry is a father, husband, 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.
Paul Spoerry is a father, husband, 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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Quantum observers with knowledge of quantum mechanics break reality
Quantum mechanics can't handle quantum observers that know quantum mechanics. mind blown
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A new antenna using single atoms could usher in the age of atomic radio
Still pretty large right now... but so are most new technologies initially.

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What's better than Toto's Africa?
Africa covered by Weezer with a guest appearance by Weird Al Yankovic!
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Facebook wants to incorporate your banking info into Messenger
Oh yeah... the company that has been leaking user data like a sieve wants to tie in banking info. This will end well.

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Koch-backed study finds ‘Medicare for All’ would save U.S. government trillions
A single-payer Medicare for All system would reduce the amount the U.S. spends on health care by more than $2 trillion, a Koch brothers-funded study released Monday found.

I know that the only thing a lot of people hear during discussions about Medicare for All, or Single Payer, or any other government healthcare program is that their taxes will increase.

But for some reason, the same people never seem to hear the part about how you won't have to pay insurance premiums anymore.

You won't have to pay deductibles.

You won't have to pay copays.

There won't be some middleman trying to make a profit between your payment to the hospital. Instead, your tax dollars will go directly to the hospital.

You won't have to pay the emergency room costs for people who had easily-preventable conditions.

The expanded risk pool will lower the overall costs for everyone. and, perhaps more critically (at least those who think we should all be well, not just the wealthy - which is where we're headed) everyone would be covered.
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Do NOT use the Verizon VPN app
Verizon has released an app they call 'Safe Wi-Fi' that uses the encryption of a VPN to protect you against dodgy WiFi hotspots and blocks some ads.

But read the fine print Oh wait... that's not the fine print because this is just some rebranded McAfee product So you have to go here:

This "VPN" does all sorts of logging, ties in third-party services to know more about you, and sell your information to third-parties. So it might protect you from your coffeehouse WiFi but Verizon/McAfee are still hoovering up your data and selling it.

A little pricey but a consistently highly rated VPN that doesn't log you is ExpressVPN: (or if you'd like to use my referral link:

If you need a free service (you can get free upgrades by tweeting at them each month) TunnelBear will do in a pinch and is super easy to use.
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White House Transcript Omits Critical Question From Trump-Putin Press Conference Video
Woah... this needs to be shared everywhere. During the press conference in Helsinki, Reuters reporter Jeff Mason asked Putin the question, “Did you want President Trump to win the election and did you direct any of your officials to help him do that?” He answered, “Yes, I did. Yes, I did. Because he talked about bringing the U.S.-Russia relationship back to normal.”

Fine. Fine. Here's the thing. The official White House transcript omits the first part of the question, “Did you want President Trump to win the election..." So... maybe that was a mistake...

The official White House VIDEO has been edited to remove that question as well. The Kremlin’s official transcripts removed the entire question and Putin's response altogether.

To recap:
1) The White House cut the question from the transcript
2) The White House edited the video itself
3) The Kremlin omits the entire question/answer
4) Trump declared that Putin is pushing for Democrats and "definitely" not him.
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Rapid7 study shows just how easily corporate networks are p0wned by hackers
At least one live vulnerability was exploited in 84 percent of the engagements, though when not forced to access the network remotely, some level of compromise was assured nearly 100 percent of the time. Similarly, network misconfigurations allowed for infiltration in 80 percent of external tests versus 96 percent during a simulated insider threat.

The hackers were able to capture at least one credential 53 percent of the time, a figure that shot up to 86 percent with access to the target’s local network. And with network access, via wireless or LAN connection, the hackers were able to gain complete administrative control over the organization’s network 67 percent of the time.

People also still use a horrible password as often as possible.
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LastPass Premium is 75% Off on Humble Bundle Store!
I use this myself and do not make anything off this deal. This is a GREAT deal.

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'Cosmos: Possible Worlds' trailer looks awsome
As the name implies, there's a focus on extraterrestrial exploration and seemingly fantastical ideas. What would alien life be like, Neil deGrasse Tyson asks, and what are we doing to venture beyond Earth? There's even talk of exploring "paradoxical realities."

At the same time, the show will focus on the small scale, including the very personal. You'll see the inner workings of a butterfly's wings, not to mention the early days of the late astrophysicist (and original Cosmos host) Carl Sagan. The series is once again focusing on how everything is connected, rather than treating biology and human endeavor as separate from the vastness of space.
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