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Peter Vogel

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Teacher | Network Admin | Journalist | Technology Enthusiast | CERN HST2011

Occupation: Teacher: Physics, Information and Commmunications Technology; Journalist; Network Administrator; Amateur Radio Operator (NDRS Vancouver BC ICT/Physics/Network Admin)

Location: Vancouver BC Canada

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2016-07-17 20:07:24 (16 comments; 2 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

The losing war on TV piracy in Canada.

The big telcos have an injunction against the sale of "loaded" Android TV boxes but that doesn't mean the boxes aren't readily available.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/piracy-cable-tv-1.3681219?cmp=rss

Most reshares: 6

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2016-07-17 15:37:28 (4 comments; 6 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

Now that's a lens!

Most plusones: 30

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2016-07-17 15:37:28 (4 comments; 6 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

Now that's a lens!

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2016-07-27 16:39:29 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

So much for Amazon Launchpad and its Kickstarter educational projects.

Most don't ship to Canada. Good luck finding them on Amazon.ca.

http://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-teams-with-kickstarter-to-bring-more-wacky-educational-stuff-to-site/

https://www.amazon.com/b/ref=s9_acss_bw_cg_alcolsum_2a1?node=13514636011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-6&pf_rd_r=CGV6BHZDD0Z2TBQT7GMC&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=2563694122&pf_rd_i=12034488011

So much for Amazon Launchpad and its Kickstarter educational projects.

Most don't ship to Canada. Good luck finding them on Amazon.ca.

http://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-teams-with-kickstarter-to-bring-more-wacky-educational-stuff-to-site/

https://www.amazon.com/b/ref=s9_acss_bw_cg_alcolsum_2a1?node=13514636011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-6&pf_rd_r=CGV6BHZDD0Z2TBQT7GMC&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=2563694122&pf_rd_i=12034488011___

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2016-07-27 15:42:34 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Hadfield clears up several myths about space travel.

And here's something just pleasing: +Chris Hadfield talking about various bits of daily life in space, from sleeping and going to the bathroom to the games one plays. There are still wonderful things in this world. (And out of it)

Via +Paul Hosking.___Hadfield clears up several myths about space travel.

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2016-07-26 23:09:37 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Twitter shares fall off another figurative cliff, with earnings 10% or more below analysts' estimates.



Twitter shares fall off another figurative cliff, with earnings 10% or more below analysts' estimates.

___

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2016-07-26 23:05:16 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

AAPL shoots up on stronger than expected earnings, especially for iPads.

Catches analysts off guard. Up 6% or more after the bell.



AAPL shoots up on stronger than expected earnings, especially for iPads.

Catches analysts off guard. Up 6% or more after the bell.

___

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2016-07-26 18:57:43 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

US rolls out guidelines for responding to major cyber attacks.

"The directive defines a significant cyber incident as one that is likely to result in harm to national security or economic interests, foreign relations, or the public confidence, health safety or civil liberties of the American people, according to a White House fact sheet."

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-idUSKCN1061KT

US rolls out guidelines for responding to major cyber attacks.

"The directive defines a significant cyber incident as one that is likely to result in harm to national security or economic interests, foreign relations, or the public confidence, health safety or civil liberties of the American people, according to a White House fact sheet."

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-idUSKCN1061KT___

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2016-07-26 17:02:43 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Almost at an all-time high for Microsoft shares.

It's been quite a turnaround for the Redmond, WA, company under the watch of Satya Nadella.



Almost at an all-time high for Microsoft shares.

It's been quite a turnaround for the Redmond, WA, company under the watch of Satya Nadella.

___

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2016-07-26 16:48:53 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Adobe ID scam. #compsec

Poorly constructed with the usual bad grammar in the email. The scam seems to be after the Adobe ID (email/password). After entering these an illegible photograph of a document is loaded.

Here are the three components. 

Adobe ID scam. #compsec

Poorly constructed with the usual bad grammar in the email. The scam seems to be after the Adobe ID (email/password). After entering these an illegible photograph of a document is loaded.

Here are the three components. ___

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2016-07-26 07:55:23 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

That would be Vancouver-area company DWave's computer.

This is just a hint at the game-changing nature of this technology; imagine a larger quantum computer running more complex simulations:___That would be Vancouver-area company DWave's computer.

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2016-07-26 07:45:25 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

New to IFTTT?

Six recipes that might get you started.

http://blog.ifttt.com/post/147706416578/new-to-ifttt-the-first-6-recipes-you-should-add

New to IFTTT?

Six recipes that might get you started.

http://blog.ifttt.com/post/147706416578/new-to-ifttt-the-first-6-recipes-you-should-add___

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2016-07-26 06:40:55 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Lovely photo of Golden Ears Bridge at sunset.

This is a Vancouver area cable-stayed bridge crossing the Fraser River between the communities of Langley and Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows.

Note the flying eagle sculpture between the upper two cables.

Photo taken by a colleague of mine, Quentin Paras.

Lovely photo of Golden Ears Bridge at sunset.

This is a Vancouver area cable-stayed bridge crossing the Fraser River between the communities of Langley and Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows.

Note the flying eagle sculpture between the upper two cables.

Photo taken by a colleague of mine, Quentin Paras.___

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2016-07-26 06:18:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Lovely photo of Golden Ears Bridge at sunset.

This is a Vancouver area cable-stayed bridge crossing the Fraser River between the communities of Langley and Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows.

Photo taken by a colleague of mine, Quentin Paras.

Lovely photo of Golden Ears Bridge at sunset.

This is a Vancouver area cable-stayed bridge crossing the Fraser River between the communities of Langley and Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows.

Photo taken by a colleague of mine, Quentin Paras.___

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2016-07-25 22:41:35 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

9 #compsec facts experts want you to know.

(from a year ago)


http://gizmodo.com/9-facts-about-computer-security-that-experts-wish-you-k-1686817774

9 #compsec facts experts want you to know.

(from a year ago)


http://gizmodo.com/9-facts-about-computer-security-that-experts-wish-you-k-1686817774___

2016-07-25 22:31:44 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Great Big Story?

Anyone familiar with this site? Run by CNN.

https://www.greatbigstory.com

And, after you check on the "About" page, see if you want to find out about the word "pulchritudinous". 

Great Big Story?

Anyone familiar with this site? Run by CNN.

https://www.greatbigstory.com

And, after you check on the "About" page, see if you want to find out about the word "pulchritudinous". ___

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2016-07-25 20:41:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Privacy changes at Code.org.

They are quite revolutionary. Read on.

http://blog.code.org/post/147243645493/supporting-student-privacy

Privacy changes at Code.org.

They are quite revolutionary. Read on.

http://blog.code.org/post/147243645493/supporting-student-privacy___

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2016-07-25 18:39:22 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

One of Vancouver's most notorious companies reaches the end of the road.

That would be file sharing service IsoHunt, a business in the sights of the recording industry associations for years. It was in essence a version of the Pirate Bay operation.

The least court action has come to an end, with the operator of IsoHunt, Gary Fung, assessed penalties of $60 million+ and $110 million+. I'm unclear on exactly what these penalties mean and wonder whether they are against a now-closed and defunct business.

Certainly Fung doesn't seem distressed.

https://torrentfreak.com/isohunt-founder-settles-cria-66-million/

One of Vancouver's most notorious companies reaches the end of the road.

That would be file sharing service IsoHunt, a business in the sights of the recording industry associations for years. It was in essence a version of the Pirate Bay operation.

The least court action has come to an end, with the operator of IsoHunt, Gary Fung, assessed penalties of $60 million+ and $110 million+. I'm unclear on exactly what these penalties mean and wonder whether they are against a now-closed and defunct business.

Certainly Fung doesn't seem distressed.

https://torrentfreak.com/isohunt-founder-settles-cria-66-million/___

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2016-07-25 18:19:40 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

In case you prefer Facebook ...

I also have lots of tech news, physics, space, astronomy posts to my Facebook stream, which, I hasten to add, I set up rather reluctantly, as I much prefer the G+ platform. However, I no longer assume Google will keep this service running.

https://www.facebook.com/PeterVogelCA

In case you prefer Facebook ...

I also have lots of tech news, physics, space, astronomy posts to my Facebook stream, which, I hasten to add, I set up rather reluctantly, as I much prefer the G+ platform. However, I no longer assume Google will keep this service running.

https://www.facebook.com/PeterVogelCA___

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2016-07-25 15:35:52 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Dealing with a lost or stolen Chromebook in a school environment.

A few steps that may help you recover that Chromebook.

Step by step instructions on how to use the Google Admin console to recover a lost or stolen Chromebook.___Dealing with a lost or stolen Chromebook in a school environment.

A few steps that may help you recover that Chromebook.

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2016-07-25 04:46:26 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

How to start a Wordpress blog.

This is a useful and concise article.

http://www.razorsocial.com/how-to-start-a-wordpress-blog/

How to start a Wordpress blog.

This is a useful and concise article.

http://www.razorsocial.com/how-to-start-a-wordpress-blog/___

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2016-07-25 04:26:03 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

End of the road for the Marissa Mayer era at Yahoo.

Sources say Verizon has indeed won the bidding war and will pay somewhere around $5 billion. Mayer is not expected to stay on once the deal closes.

http://www.recode.net/2016/7/23/12263772/verizon-and-yahoo-set-to-announce-exclusive-5-billion-deal-as-other-bidders-drop-out

End of the road for the Marissa Mayer era at Yahoo.

Sources say Verizon has indeed won the bidding war and will pay somewhere around $5 billion. Mayer is not expected to stay on once the deal closes.

http://www.recode.net/2016/7/23/12263772/verizon-and-yahoo-set-to-announce-exclusive-5-billion-deal-as-other-bidders-drop-out___

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2016-07-25 04:22:00 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Why Microsoft is giving Minecraft to schools for free, sort of.

Let's just say that Microsoft sees an upside to its $2.5 billion acquisition of the firm behind the popular simulation environment.

http://money.cnn.com/2016/06/09/technology/minecraft-microsoft/index.html

Why Microsoft is giving Minecraft to schools for free, sort of.

Let's just say that Microsoft sees an upside to its $2.5 billion acquisition of the firm behind the popular simulation environment.

http://money.cnn.com/2016/06/09/technology/minecraft-microsoft/index.html___

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2016-07-24 22:01:31 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Read what this guy has to say about his essential technology.

Cut to the bottom if you just want to read what he says about Chromebooks.

via +Michael Cooke

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2016/07/24/tech-with-value/

Read what this guy has to say about his essential technology.

Cut to the bottom if you just want to read what he says about Chromebooks.

via +Michael Cooke

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2016/07/24/tech-with-value/___

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2016-07-23 19:19:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Impressive photo of crane collapse on Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project in NY state.

This is a late-model Manitowoc crawler crane. The collapse occurred during routine pile driving for the new bridge. One theory is that the pile hit a patch of softer earth that caused the pile to fall faster and further than intended. When the fall of the pile was arrested it may have placed a greater than usual force on the massive boom, causing it to buckle. It fell completely across the existing bridge to the left, as you can see below.

http://westchester.news12.com/news/photos-crane-collapsed-on-tzb-1.12063609#14

Impressive photo of crane collapse on Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project in NY state.

This is a late-model Manitowoc crawler crane. The collapse occurred during routine pile driving for the new bridge. One theory is that the pile hit a patch of softer earth that caused the pile to fall faster and further than intended. When the fall of the pile was arrested it may have placed a greater than usual force on the massive boom, causing it to buckle. It fell completely across the existing bridge to the left, as you can see below.

http://westchester.news12.com/news/photos-crane-collapsed-on-tzb-1.12063609#14___

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2016-07-23 16:22:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

New analysis leads to bigger estimate for "protoplanet" that formed one of the moon's largest craters.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-36847382

New analysis leads to bigger estimate for "protoplanet" that formed one of the moon's largest craters.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-36847382___

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2016-07-23 16:14:24 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Search capability in "new" Google+

When is the G+ team going to bring basic search capability into the new G+? It's a nuisance having to go back to "classic" just to search past posts.

https://plus.google.com/s

Search capability in "new" Google+

When is the G+ team going to bring basic search capability into the new G+? It's a nuisance having to go back to "classic" just to search past posts.

https://plus.google.com/s___

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2016-07-22 16:48:00 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Anyone notice this subtle change in Google News searches?

Within the past week Google News has made a small change to its search results. It used to be the case, and has been so for many years, that with a news search came a numeric result of the number of sources covering a particular story. It was a great way to gauge the importance of a particular story.

However, this week Google has quietly dropped that number in favour of the term "View all". I found it helpful to use that number as I scanned down the page of search results to see variations on the search term and the corresponding numbers of articles written about them.

Anyone else notice this?

I tried asking +Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Land about this but I'm too insignificant to receive a reply from his Twitter feed :)

Anyone notice this subtle change in Google News searches?

Within the past week Google News has made a small change to its search results. It used to be the case, and has been so for many years, that with a news search came a numeric result of the number of sources covering a particular story. It was a great way to gauge the importance of a particular story.

However, this week Google has quietly dropped that number in favour of the term "View all". I found it helpful to use that number as I scanned down the page of search results to see variations on the search term and the corresponding numbers of articles written about them.

Anyone else notice this?

I tried asking +Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Land about this but I'm too insignificant to receive a reply from his Twitter feed :)___

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2016-07-22 16:38:30 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Microsoft stock at one-year high, skirts with all-time high. Meanwhile, Apple stock near one-year low.

Microsoft stock at one-year high, skirts with all-time high. Meanwhile, Apple stock near one-year low.___

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2016-07-22 16:23:27 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Liberty Media goes after Pandora. Or does it?

Both names in that headline are little known in Canada.

Liberty Media holds the controlling stake in SiriusXM and a one-third stake in Live Nation Entertainment (the big ticketing business). Liberty's CEO is Greg Maffei, onetime Microsoft CFO, who left the Seattle company to found 360 Networks, a company based for a while here in Gastown. 360 specialized in buying up so-called dark-fibre but the company eventually foundered.

Pandora of course is the long-running and biggest of the music streamers. However it pays far greater royalties for music (and was hit with a $90 million royalties penalty recently) than do the other streamers. Pandora was accessible in Canada for a number of years until geo-blocking was invoked. However, unlike Netflix, Pandora's geo-blocking is relatively mild and is easily circumvented with... more »

Liberty Media goes after Pandora. Or does it?

Both names in that headline are little known in Canada.

Liberty Media holds the controlling stake in SiriusXM and a one-third stake in Live Nation Entertainment (the big ticketing business). Liberty's CEO is Greg Maffei, onetime Microsoft CFO, who left the Seattle company to found 360 Networks, a company based for a while here in Gastown. 360 specialized in buying up so-called dark-fibre but the company eventually foundered.

Pandora of course is the long-running and biggest of the music streamers. However it pays far greater royalties for music (and was hit with a $90 million royalties penalty recently) than do the other streamers. Pandora was accessible in Canada for a number of years until geo-blocking was invoked. However, unlike Netflix, Pandora's geo-blocking is relatively mild and is easily circumvented with free services such as Tunnel Bear.

Why would Liberty want Pandora? After all, SiriusXM is now a solid business model, both on a subscriber basis and on the basis of deals with car manufacturers.

Well, as cars become Internet hotspots and as data use fees drop there is the strong likelihood that satellite radio subscribers will turn their backs on $15/month fees in favour of cheap or free services such as Pandora (which operates much like a radio station, at least in terms of advertising).

As they say in radio, stay tuned.

http://www.wsj.com/article_email/liberty-media-ceo-greg-maffei-floated-roughly-15-a-share-offer-for-pandora-media-1469117183-lMyQjAxMTA2ODI2MTEyODEyWj___

2016-07-21 23:02:13 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Quite a day in North American media. Roger Ailes steps down at 21CF News.

Of course "steps down" is a euphemism for "forced out". Read the interesting letter from Rupert Murdoch to his employees (pay close attention to the paragraph from his sons though). Then read the letter from Ailes to Murdoch Sr.

Quite a smackdown for the American conservative movement on the day its sign-bearer accepts the nomination from his party to stand for the office of President of the United States.

Disclaimer: I'm only an interested observer in a fellow NATO member nation :)

https://www.21cf.com/news/21st-century-fox/2016/roger-ailes-resigns-chairman-and-ceo-fox-news-channel

http://www.drudgereport.com/flashnowa.htm

Quite a day in North American media. Roger Ailes steps down at 21CF News.

Of course "steps down" is a euphemism for "forced out". Read the interesting letter from Rupert Murdoch to his employees (pay close attention to the paragraph from his sons though). Then read the letter from Ailes to Murdoch Sr.

Quite a smackdown for the American conservative movement on the day its sign-bearer accepts the nomination from his party to stand for the office of President of the United States.

Disclaimer: I'm only an interested observer in a fellow NATO member nation :)

https://www.21cf.com/news/21st-century-fox/2016/roger-ailes-resigns-chairman-and-ceo-fox-news-channel

http://www.drudgereport.com/flashnowa.htm___

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2016-07-21 22:46:42 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Here's what the province of Ontario is looking for in a Chief Digital Officer.

There's a lot of interesting material here.




Here's what the province of Ontario is looking for in a Chief Digital Officer.

There's a lot of interesting material here.


___

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2016-07-21 18:54:43 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Shooting nature's extremes.

Great tips from a photographer who clearly loves his work.

www.cnet.com/news/capturing-the-extreme-how-to-go-on-an-epic-photography-adventure/

Shooting nature's extremes.

Great tips from a photographer who clearly loves his work.

www.cnet.com/news/capturing-the-extreme-how-to-go-on-an-epic-photography-adventure/___

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2016-07-21 17:09:34 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Recognizing Canadian physicist and astronomer.

https://www.facebook.com/PeterVogelCA/posts/306012726407953?pnref=story

Recognizing Canadian physicist and astronomer.

https://www.facebook.com/PeterVogelCA/posts/306012726407953?pnref=story___

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2016-07-21 16:01:05 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Google rolls out Training for Google Apps for GAFE and GAFW domains.

Announcing Training for Google Apps - great resource - http://googleappsupdates.blogspot.com/2016/07/announcing-training-for-google-apps.html___Google rolls out Training for Google Apps for GAFE and GAFW domains.

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2016-07-21 15:36:14 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Amazon account phishing scheme.

Usual scam. Email notification with an alarming tone suggesting your account needs verification. This one contains the lovely spelling "wonce". The verification process points to a nonsensical domain and URL. There the real damage is done as the victim is prompted through a multi-step process, the key one being the completion of credit card details. That process looks fairly genuine, save for a few spelling errors.

Check out the screen shots. I didn't include the last one which, as with all these scams, is the official landing page for the actual service in question.

Here we go. 

Amazon account phishing scheme.

Usual scam. Email notification with an alarming tone suggesting your account needs verification. This one contains the lovely spelling "wonce". The verification process points to a nonsensical domain and URL. There the real damage is done as the victim is prompted through a multi-step process, the key one being the completion of credit card details. That process looks fairly genuine, save for a few spelling errors.

Check out the screen shots. I didn't include the last one which, as with all these scams, is the official landing page for the actual service in question.

Here we go. ___

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2016-07-21 07:23:48 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Google decides AI does a better job than humans at minimizing power needs in its data centers.

Something interesting that we can finally talk about: the AIs are controlling their own datacenters, and it knocks about 15% off our power usage. More specifically, we designed a deep learning system to control things like cooling fans, windows, and other things related to power and cooling, with the objective of minimizing power needs. It turned out that this sort of system reliably outperformed manual control by a lot - enough that we've gradually transitioned datacenters to fully automatic operation.

This is one of those examples of how machine learning can be really useful; at any given instant, its decisions may be roughly as good as a human's would be, but it can make those decisions every few milliseconds and continually adjust things in a way a person couldn't. I expect to see technologies like these greatly increasing the efficiency of all sorts of infrastructure, from power to transport, over the next few years - with corresponding savings in both money and resource usage. ___Google decides AI does a better job than humans at minimizing power needs in its data centers.

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2016-07-20 15:40:47 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

MSFT at 5-year high.

Just $2 from all-time high. Cloud business driving numbers.



MSFT at 5-year high.

Just $2 from all-time high. Cloud business driving numbers.

___

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2016-07-20 04:34:15 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Lovely full moon ... this evening ...

with the dome of Mount Baker, just across the border in Washington State, visible through the clouds below.

Lovely full moon ... this evening ...

with the dome of Mount Baker, just across the border in Washington State, visible through the clouds below.___

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2016-07-20 00:37:31 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Deezer hits the US.

It's been in Canada for several years. Tomorrow the French music streamer tries the crowded US market with a 30-day free trial followed by the usual $10/month plan.

I've been a Deezer subscriber for a couple of years and am quite impressed by the service. However the Deezer customer service is abysmal. More often than not there is no reply to tweets to the Twitter feed the company maintains.

http://www.wsj.com/article_email/music-subscription-service-deezer-enters-crowded-u-s-field-1468900982-lMyQjAxMTA2NDE3OTExOTk1Wj

Deezer hits the US.

It's been in Canada for several years. Tomorrow the French music streamer tries the crowded US market with a 30-day free trial followed by the usual $10/month plan.

I've been a Deezer subscriber for a couple of years and am quite impressed by the service. However the Deezer customer service is abysmal. More often than not there is no reply to tweets to the Twitter feed the company maintains.

http://www.wsj.com/article_email/music-subscription-service-deezer-enters-crowded-u-s-field-1468900982-lMyQjAxMTA2NDE3OTExOTk1Wj___

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2016-07-20 00:16:42 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Microsoft surprises with better-than-expected quarterly numbers.

Stock price jumps in after-the-bell trading and looks set to open about a dollar below the high for the past year.



Microsoft surprises with better-than-expected quarterly numbers.

Stock price jumps in after-the-bell trading and looks set to open about a dollar below the high for the past year.

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2016-07-19 21:03:53 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Drudge rolls out the Kmart-type flashing light.



Drudge rolls out the Kmart-type flashing light.

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2016-07-19 17:30:30 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Netflix is a volatile stock.

However, it does trade within a fairly well-defined range, from ca. $82 to ca. $130. At least that's the pattern over the last year or so.

Disclosure: I hold ten shares of NFLX, just for interest's sake!

Netflix is a volatile stock.

However, it does trade within a fairly well-defined range, from ca. $82 to ca. $130. At least that's the pattern over the last year or so.

Disclosure: I hold ten shares of NFLX, just for interest's sake!___

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2016-07-19 15:51:19 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

The influence of the Drudge Report web site.

The site remains a monster traffic draw, not to mention being a top referrer to major news organizations and their web sites.

"Visiting the Drudge Report in the 2016 primary season was like entering an alternate reality: Trump remained entirely free of imperfection while his Republican opponents were cast as corrupt, dishonest politicians desperately seeking power at any cost."

http://www.businessinsider.com/drudge-report-trump-2016-7

The influence of the Drudge Report web site.

The site remains a monster traffic draw, not to mention being a top referrer to major news organizations and their web sites.

"Visiting the Drudge Report in the 2016 primary season was like entering an alternate reality: Trump remained entirely free of imperfection while his Republican opponents were cast as corrupt, dishonest politicians desperately seeking power at any cost."

http://www.businessinsider.com/drudge-report-trump-2016-7___

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2016-07-19 05:03:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Gravitational effects from Sun, Moon, on some Andreas Fault earthquakes.

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-la-me-earthquakes-tides-san-andreas-20160718-snap-story.html

Gravitational effects from Sun, Moon, on some Andreas Fault earthquakes.

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-la-me-earthquakes-tides-san-andreas-20160718-snap-story.html___

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2016-07-19 02:04:33 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Netflix takes a hit in after-the-bell trading.

Quarterly report shows lower than forecast growth. Cancellations follow price hike and rollout of cheaper Amazon service.

Disclosure: I hold ten shares of NFLX.

Netflix takes a hit in after-the-bell trading.

Quarterly report shows lower than forecast growth. Cancellations follow price hike and rollout of cheaper Amazon service.

Disclosure: I hold ten shares of NFLX.___

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2016-07-18 23:29:56 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Informatics breakthrough: single atoms representing data.

It's a one kilobyte "chip", at least approximately.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/tiny-hard-drive-uses-single-atoms-to-store-data-1468854001

Informatics breakthrough: single atoms representing data.

It's a one kilobyte "chip", at least approximately.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/tiny-hard-drive-uses-single-atoms-to-store-data-1468854001___

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2016-07-18 16:28:52 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Bezos-era Washington Post: requires email address to read articles.

And that leads to a "free"six-month subscription.



Bezos-era Washington Post: requires email address to read articles.

And that leads to a "free"six-month subscription.

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2016-07-18 16:09:59 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

National Security Agency (NSA) sponsors summer camps for students.

There are 119 such camps this summer. 200 are lined up for next year. And they are popular. No wonder. The average wage for those in cybersecurity is three times the national wage average.

http://www.fredericksburg.com/features/the-girls-at-this-summer-camp-make-computer-hackers-look/article_cea67529-0d59-5f14-8f8b-a9bbfd348aee.html

National Security Agency (NSA) sponsors summer camps for students.

There are 119 such camps this summer. 200 are lined up for next year. And they are popular. No wonder. The average wage for those in cybersecurity is three times the national wage average.

http://www.fredericksburg.com/features/the-girls-at-this-summer-camp-make-computer-hackers-look/article_cea67529-0d59-5f14-8f8b-a9bbfd348aee.html___

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2016-07-18 00:51:00 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Amazing first image from South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope array.

This from just 16 of 64 dishes. Precursor to massive 3000-dish array.

Finds hundreds of galaxies previously undetected.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/17/health/south-africa-meerkat-telescope-galaxies/index.html

Amazing first image from South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope array.

This from just 16 of 64 dishes. Precursor to massive 3000-dish array.

Finds hundreds of galaxies previously undetected.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/17/health/south-africa-meerkat-telescope-galaxies/index.html___

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2016-07-17 23:37:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

The music curators who come up with playlists at your favourite streamer.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/reggieugwu/the-unsung-heroes-of-the-music-streaming-boom

The music curators who come up with playlists at your favourite streamer.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/reggieugwu/the-unsung-heroes-of-the-music-streaming-boom___

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2016-07-17 20:07:24 (16 comments; 2 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

The losing war on TV piracy in Canada.

The big telcos have an injunction against the sale of "loaded" Android TV boxes but that doesn't mean the boxes aren't readily available.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/piracy-cable-tv-1.3681219?cmp=rss

The losing war on TV piracy in Canada.

The big telcos have an injunction against the sale of "loaded" Android TV boxes but that doesn't mean the boxes aren't readily available.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/piracy-cable-tv-1.3681219?cmp=rss___

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2016-07-17 15:37:28 (4 comments; 6 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

Now that's a lens!

Now that's a lens!___

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