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Involved in: Railroad. Geek things. For quite a while. It could be worse...
Involved in: Railroad. Geek things. For quite a while. It could be worse...

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Here is a holiday scam you need to know about! Be careful out there! 

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Active Shooter still not located in Downtown Dallas at this time. Four officers shot, recent news indicates one has not made it.
http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/dallas-county/breaking-shots-fired-and-officers-down-at-downtown-dallas-protest/266881573

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Some pretty interesting points about vacation in his article. If you aren't tracked for the time that you spend outside of work hours working, then why should you be tracked on the hours that you spend away from work during work hours?

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I still have an Archos 6000 jukebox!  It came with a hard drive inside, similar to the early iPods.  It really worked quite well, when it was working.  I have to find the charger to it and see if it will still fire up, if I have the charger...

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Oh man. When it rains, it pours Rangers fans...

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Have an iPhone? You need to know this... 
Your iPhone quietly tracks where you've been ... and how long you were there
Well, this is awkward and somewhat embarrassing.

I’ve been an iOS user since 2007 and at this point I can practically handle my iPhone blindfolded. But I was somehow mostly unaware of a system setting which allows the device to quietly track my "frequent locations."

Assuming you've got the more general "Location Services" setting toggled on — if you use any sort of location-based feature, app, or service on your device, odds are that you do — the "frequent locations" tracking is toggled on as well, by default. The setting for this feature can be found by navigating to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Frequent Locations. In that spot — which feels like the digital equivalent of the “bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard’” — you can toggle the tracking off and view (or clear) your “frequent locations” history.

The history on my iPhone doesn’t go back more than about a month — likely because I wiped the gadget around that time — and Apple’s support site claims that the data is kept solely on my device, but its existence made me cringe nonetheless. I would’ve liked to explicitly acknowledge whether it’s alright for my iPhone to log these details. I probably would’ve been cool with it — as long as I’m sufficiently informed.

More details about the “frequent locations” feature:
http://www.newsweek.com/your-iphone-knows-exactly-where-youve-been-and-how-long-you-spent-there-249475
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5594

The quote about the locked filing cabinet comes from Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.”
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You'll get this if you remember these game machines... 
How many retro gaming consoles do you own? 

For #ThrowbackThursday , we're looking at this silly & sad retro gaming comic: 

#TBT #BlastFromThePast #Gaming #NES #Genesis #Atari #VideoGame #ConsoleGaming  
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It's good to have an understanding of how the railroad works...
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Happy Earth Day!

Did you know? Check out the info graphic in this link to find out some neat things to save both energy and money. (Scroll all the way down...)
“The delicate balances of nature, essential for our survival, can only be saved through a global effort involving all of us.” – John McConnell, Earth Day Proclamation, 1970

Learn more via this #infographic from our friends at GOOD: http://magazine.good.is/workbook/our-planetary-home
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