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Josh Frye

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Thought I might share this with my fellow Ed Tech colleges. And students.

https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2016/06/new-Google-Cloud-Platform-Education-Grants-offer-free-credits-to-students.html


New Google Cloud Platform Education Grants offer free credits to students
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Posted by Alison Wagonfeld, Vice President of Marketing, Google Cloud & Google for Education We are excited to announce Google Cloud Platform Education Grants for computer science faculty and students. Starting today, faculty in the United States who teach courses in computer science or related subjects can apply for free credits for students to use across the full complement of Google Cloud Platform tools, without having to submit a credit card. These credits can be used anytime during the 2016-17 academic year.
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Matt Elsberry

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Was wondering when this would start to pick up.
 
POS and Credit Cards: In the Line of Fire with “PunkeyPOS”.
PandaLabs has discovered PunkeyPOS, a new malware variant that infects Point of Sale terminals to steal credit card data. Protect yourself!
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+Mince Walsh I only saw the article mention that it was Windows compatible. 
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Chris Ell

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How the #IoT   #internetofthings  is changing the cloud http://bit.ly/28SKzGH
Guest Blogger. Today, we have over 6 billion smart devices, mostly smartphones and TVs that are connected to the Internet. Smart devices like these are called the Internet of Things (IoT) and there's going to be a whole lot more of them soon. In just a few years, there will be smart cars driving ...
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Good article. For real life usage, we need quantum computing first. I think.
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Rodney Fletcher

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Anyone else seeing an increase in SPAM today? We've seen an astronomical increase in SPAM in the last 24-48 hours. Even on top of the already elevated levels in the last month. Each of our filters has seen over a hundred thousand extra rejected emails just the last 24 hours.
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I have Facebook e-mails. They say i have to Click a link and login..... Only i don't have Facebook XD
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Claas Ichtfolie

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Major update Redstone 1 (Windows10).

Never made any major update so far. Curious about the coming Redstone 1 update for Windows10.

I didnt even made it from build 10240 -> TH2, because I made a full, clean install with the ISO, but since I won't format/re-install again on a major update I'm thinking about how to handle such update? I wouldnt say it is better to do a clean-install since you can't expect such move from ANY Win10 user, but how to survive an major update?

Regars
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Daniel Pache's profile photoAllen Darlack's profile photo
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had a minecraft moment. Then it was ruined when I realized it was a Update. :D
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Matt Elsberry

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Beautiful day for installs...
The LiteBeam AC units have been performing awesome! Although we are using BETA firmware, the alignment tool alone makes it worth the risk.
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Wet trees give us a problem.. but the ones that have LoS, do not have issues in the rain.
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Patrick Flavin

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Hi IT professionals, I think I might have just gotten a job as an IT Business Analyst. Can anyone tell me specifically what the job might entail? How "business" oriented are positions like that? The expected duties make it sound like a systems analysis and design job, which I was hoping for, as I am definitely not a "business" person. Thanks in advance for any adviuce.

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Hope the new company doesn't see this! Lol 
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Luis Sanchez

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I'm stuck on this issue and need a fresh brain on this. So I have two Canon printers ADV 6265 and 5240 and a tech came in the other day to service one of them. Next day I'm getting complaints that people cannot print because it's asking them to install the print drivers (They have no admin rights). I have these two printers deployed on GP and I ask tech if he updated anything and he states no but why is it day after it requesting for new drivers. I went and updated the drivers in the print server and nothing. I pushed the policy Point and Print Restrictions to allow the update and now when they try to print a small window opens that shows its installing the drivers and nothing prints out which it repeats itself over and over when they try to print. Any advice? 
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+Schnitzer325ci I got it! Adjusted the Point and Print restrictions and now is allowing them to install the drivers.
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Greg Merideth

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So even though I have a SQL 2014 instance running at a clients location, Intuit just told me their TimeSlips 2017 product uses the "vastly better" Firebird SQL engine(??) which it seems was just a spin off from BDE.

Has anyone ever used Firebird SQL?
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Ron Pillar's profile photoHolger Jakobs's profile photo
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PostgreSQL is the leading OS database. Unless you need something embedded.
MySQL/MariaDB are particularly harmful, although quite popular. They don't even honor CHECK CONSTRAINTs and lack very basic things like a BOOLEAN type (expect the user to rape a TINYINT - which is unheard of in standard SQL - to save boolean values).
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Hendrat Moko

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Hii, i try make clustering using windows server 2008. It's successfuly, but when i try add disk is failed ? What wrong ? Please help. Thanks
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Contact the storage vendor and make sure that the array has been configured correctly to support SCSI-3 compliant commands.
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Patrick Leland

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Because my google fu isn't working for me today:
Can I have the Forest in Active Directory at level 2003 while a sub domain remains at 2000?  I've got an older domain to upgrade and I can't seem to find this answer. The goal is to get it to 2008 R2 but I have a way to go before I get there.
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Try this: https://swisscows.ch/ no tracking!
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Chris Ell

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Detection is more important than prevention when it comes to data center cybersecurity.
http://bit.ly/28YinSn
It's hard to protect something you can't detect. That's something data centers are striving to improve upon. Find out how.
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eric peacock

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Reasons/opinions of scheduling a full system scan for enterprise workstations DURING regular business hours.
GO:
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+Jeff Messenger +Sophos or bust.
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HotHardware

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Yes, MOAR #GoogleFiber  please...
Google's been on a mission to offer 1Gbps Internet service to as many people as possible through its Googe Fiber service, and to accelerate future roll outs, it has agreed to acquire Webpass, a high-speed ISP serving San Francisco, Oakland, Emeryville, Berkeley, San Diego, Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Chicago, and Boston. Like Google
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+GoogleFibre #Googlefibre when you comming to the uk with 1gigbit Internet? 
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James Clayton

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I have a scenario I'm trying to approach with sharing a home network. Standard household. Modem>Router. I have a visitor for 6 months. I do not want any communication between our computers. Should I use a router and directly connect him, then link a second router and have my traffic exist upstream; and block his MAC on the upstream router. ?
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+Michael Johnson HOME setup? Boggle!
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Matt Elsberry

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So, I got into a debate as to using BETA firmware and software. My position was that I want to have the latest features and bug-fixes as well as assist in finding issues, in order to help the firmware evolve at a faster pace. In my situation, reverting back to the latest release is quite easy, if issues arise. I realize that there are risks involved and the added headache that if you ever need support, the vendor will brick-wall you if you are using BETA firmware.

So... I decided to put it to a poll on the trusty G+ community!

Question is: Do you use BETA firmware/Software in your PRODUCTION system (whatever that may be... router, firewall, WiFi, CRM, etc...)? If so, please feel free to explain yourself. If not, please feel free to state the obvious... 
331 votes  -  votes visible to Public
Yes, I like the latest features
38%
No, I rather play it safe
57%
What is BETA anyway?
5%
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+HotHardware This poll may make for an interesting article... please feel free to use it and my quotes if you feel it would be an interesting read. 36% Is WAY more than I ever thought this poll would yield, in favor of using BETA in production environments.
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Jesse Hooton

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Well, it happened... My dad's laptop upgraded to Windows 10, even though I changed the settings to prevent it. Anyways, I'll be rolling back to Windows 7 and I have one quick question. If I roll back to 7, will it ask or attempt to upgrade to Windows 10? 
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+Jesse Hooton exactly. "If it works, don't fix it."
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Matt Elsberry

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Thought I would share this email screen shot from our wholesale provider.

Apparently there was an explosion at a factory that produces memory. May want to stock up..
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+Holger Jakobs see what comes from disrespecting Santa Clause?
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