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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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Peter Vogel51,410Canada celebrates its 145th birthday. Events take place in most communities across the land. The time shown is for fireworks shows that will take place in major centres.  (In case you are wondering, this is just a blatant excuse to test Google's new Event feature)Canada Day2012-07-01 22:30:0056  

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2016-08-05 15:48:14 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Add your Internet bandwidth "scores" to this spreadsheet.

Make a quick measurement of your Internet download and upload speeds (using speedtest.net) and then enter the values through a simple Google form.

Then check out all the numbers supplied so far.

It will take you no more than a minute.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfn32RKhbdELiavXHZwMNwtD6anJ-vZHD9I3-yaBI7O1GWqVg/viewform


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2016-08-13 20:43:52 (1 comments; 9 reshares; 74 +1s; )Open 

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2016-08-22 21:47:26 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Glass-bottomed bridge opens in China.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/22/travel/china-glass-bridge-zhangjiajie/

Glass-bottomed bridge opens in China.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/22/travel/china-glass-bridge-zhangjiajie/___

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2016-08-22 21:46:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Glass-bottomed bridge opens in China.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/22/travel/china-glass-bridge-zhangjiajie/

Glass-bottomed bridge opens in China.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/22/travel/china-glass-bridge-zhangjiajie/___

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2016-08-22 00:53:37 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Matter and antimatter annihilation products.

#physics #energy 🤓🤓🤓 via Physicist Page___Matter and antimatter annihilation products.

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2016-08-22 00:38:57 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

China considers a manned radar station on the moon.

Follows on the heels of launch of "quantum" satellite.

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2006611/chinese-scientists-study-viability-manned-radar-station

China considers a manned radar station on the moon.

Follows on the heels of launch of "quantum" satellite.

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2006611/chinese-scientists-study-viability-manned-radar-station___

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2016-08-21 19:00:31 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Reviewer gives short shrift to Google Duo.

Says it will have a difficult time gaining traction.

http://www.androidauthority.com/google-duo-little-chance-succeeding-710317/

Reviewer gives short shrift to Google Duo.

Says it will have a difficult time gaining traction.

http://www.androidauthority.com/google-duo-little-chance-succeeding-710317/___

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2016-08-21 18:44:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

The Canals of Mars: from Schiaparelli to Spectroscopy.

Interesting to read how, and why, canals were believed for a period to be features of Mars and how they were eventually ruled out.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martian_canal

The Canals of Mars: from Schiaparelli to Spectroscopy.

Interesting to read how, and why, canals were believed for a period to be features of Mars and how they were eventually ruled out.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martian_canal___

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2016-08-20 15:34:26 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Completely fascinating interview with Uber's Travis Kalanick and the company's bet on self-driving cars and trucks.

The Uber CEO sets out his road map for autonomous vehicles.

http://www.businessinsider.com/travis-kalanick-interview-on-self-driving-cars-future-driver-jobs-2016-8?op=1

Completely fascinating interview with Uber's Travis Kalanick and the company's bet on self-driving cars and trucks.

The Uber CEO sets out his road map for autonomous vehicles.

http://www.businessinsider.com/travis-kalanick-interview-on-self-driving-cars-future-driver-jobs-2016-8?op=1___

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2016-08-20 15:22:39 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Thanks +CircleCount You have me seeing hope for G+

+CircleCount is a terrific service. I used it a lot when Google+ was in a period of growth. However, in the past year or two that growth disappeared, until just a month or two ago.

All of a sudden I began receiving new follower notices. That led me back to +CircleCount to see just what that growth might look like. It's nothing spectacular but it is growth, and steady growth. I suppose it could all be from bots but I don't think so!

Perhaps there is still hope for this wonderful platform. Here's the growth chart for the past thirty days.


Thanks +CircleCount You have me seeing hope for G+

+CircleCount is a terrific service. I used it a lot when Google+ was in a period of growth. However, in the past year or two that growth disappeared, until just a month or two ago.

All of a sudden I began receiving new follower notices. That led me back to +CircleCount to see just what that growth might look like. It's nothing spectacular but it is growth, and steady growth. I suppose it could all be from bots but I don't think so!

Perhaps there is still hope for this wonderful platform. Here's the growth chart for the past thirty days.
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2016-08-20 14:57:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Heading the likes of HP, IBM, YouTube.

Impressive list___Heading the likes of HP, IBM, YouTube.

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2016-08-20 14:39:54 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Why does Facebook have such scuzzy advertising?

I'm tired of all this obviously suspect "advertising" about people who've supposedly died. Now we have advertising that points to highly suspect sites registered in the last day or two and clearly designed for identify theft or to scam unwitting dupes out of money or credit card data.

Here's an example, probably designed to scam Canadian hockey fans. The image implies that top hockey player Sidney Crosby has been arrested and found guilty for use of banned substances. Linking to the image is a completely fake page that is made to look as if it belongs to ESPN. The domain name used for this page was registered a few days ago in Panama.

Needless to say all the links on the page point to additional supplement scams.

Surely with all its resources, the security team at Facebook can sideline... more »

Why does Facebook have such scuzzy advertising?

I'm tired of all this obviously suspect "advertising" about people who've supposedly died. Now we have advertising that points to highly suspect sites registered in the last day or two and clearly designed for identify theft or to scam unwitting dupes out of money or credit card data.

Here's an example, probably designed to scam Canadian hockey fans. The image implies that top hockey player Sidney Crosby has been arrested and found guilty for use of banned substances. Linking to the image is a completely fake page that is made to look as if it belongs to ESPN. The domain name used for this page was registered a few days ago in Panama.

Needless to say all the links on the page point to additional supplement scams.

Surely with all its resources, the security team at Facebook can sideline all this useless, and potentially damaging, advertising that targets unwitting users of the platform.

Here's the original advertisement, along with a screen grab of the fake site linked from it.

BTW, this is the domain being used for this ad today: espn-canada.go-news-live.today/___

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2016-08-20 06:14:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

For National Aviation Day.

(In the United States that is.)

National Aviation Day
From modern cockpit to redesigning exhaust nozzles.
You will love to read more at:
http://go.nasa.gov/2baadFG
or:
http://www.aeronautics.nasa.gov

if you get any problems, try also:
http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/c_litho_12_07_09_v2_high.pdf?linkId=27852154


Image credit: NASA


#NationalAviationDay  , #NASA  , #Aeronautics  ,___For National Aviation Day.

(In the United States that is.)

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2016-08-20 00:43:08 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Wozniak upbeat on Cook's five years at the Apple helm, post-Jobs.

http://www.cnet.com/news/steve-wozniak-on-tim-cooks-first-5-years-as-apple-ceo/

Wozniak upbeat on Cook's five years at the Apple helm, post-Jobs.

http://www.cnet.com/news/steve-wozniak-on-tim-cooks-first-5-years-as-apple-ceo/___

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2016-08-19 22:59:47 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Pandora set to go with on-demand streaming package.

At the typical $10/month.

http://www.wsj.com/article_email/pandora-nears-deals-for-on-demand-streaming-1471599002-lMyQjAxMTA2MDE5OTgxNzkxWj

Pandora set to go with on-demand streaming package.

At the typical $10/month.

http://www.wsj.com/article_email/pandora-nears-deals-for-on-demand-streaming-1471599002-lMyQjAxMTA2MDE5OTgxNzkxWj___

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2016-08-19 16:42:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

New 64 GB ASUS Chromebook.

A product page for the new ASUS Chromebook C301SA has gone live.  The device, which ASUS is pitching from around $299, is notable for being the first Chromebook to be made available with 64GB of onboard storage — a feature that makes the brightly…___New 64 GB ASUS Chromebook.

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2016-08-19 15:00:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Impressive adoption rate of ultrafast 1G/500Mbps Internet residential service across New Zealand.

Meanwhile, here in Canada ... well, let's not go there.

http://www.voxy.co.nz/technology/5/260695

Impressive adoption rate of ultrafast 1G/500Mbps Internet residential service across New Zealand.

Meanwhile, here in Canada ... well, let's not go there.

http://www.voxy.co.nz/technology/5/260695___

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2016-08-18 15:00:11 (7 comments; 4 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 


T-Mobile rolls out unlimited plan.

In Canada we can only hope for similar. T-Moblie goes unlimited data at $70/mth (HD video add $25), and $40/mth avg for family of four.

http://www.geekwire.com/2016/t-mobile-shifting-entirely-unlimited-data-new-bid-shake-wireless-industry/



T-Mobile rolls out unlimited plan.

In Canada we can only hope for similar. T-Moblie goes unlimited data at $70/mth (HD video add $25), and $40/mth avg for family of four.

http://www.geekwire.com/2016/t-mobile-shifting-entirely-unlimited-data-new-bid-shake-wireless-industry/
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2016-08-17 20:29:14 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Google rolls out updates for Classroom and other ed-tech services.

It's hard keeping up with Google on the education front. Here's today's summary of changes from the team.

Google rolls out a few changes to Classroom and other education services.

http://googleforeducation.blogspot.ca/2016/08/taking-learning-beyond-classroom-walls.html?m=1

Google rolls out updates for Classroom and other ed-tech services.

It's hard keeping up with Google on the education front. Here's today's summary of changes from the team.

Google rolls out a few changes to Classroom and other education services.

http://googleforeducation.blogspot.ca/2016/08/taking-learning-beyond-classroom-walls.html?m=1___

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2016-08-17 03:11:27 (1 comments; 5 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

Quantum communications experiment put in orbit by Chinese space program.

Here comes that wonderful term, entanglement.

http://spaceflight101.com/qss-launch-success

Quantum communications experiment put in orbit by Chinese space program.

Here comes that wonderful term, entanglement.

http://spaceflight101.com/qss-launch-success___

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2016-08-16 18:21:01 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Mars weather app.

Wonder when we'll start seeing Mars weather on the Weather Channel?

Get basic Mars weather data with Hello Mars for Android
The Hello Mars app for Android displays a few basic data on the current weather and environment on Mars:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lockheedmartin.hm

Developed by the Lockheed Martin aerospace corporation, which manufactured NASA’s Curiosity rover, the app has a lot of eyecandy but little substance.

Features
Hello Mars helps you locate Mars in the sky and displays the temperature, pressure, and other environmental parameters on the planet recorded by Curiosity.

Usage
The initial screen shows directions for locating Mars in the sky by moving your Android device around. Once located the app shows the distance from the Earth and travels to the planet, finally opening the main data screen.

The main screen shows a spinning Mars globe with a marker at Curiosity’s landing site. Tap the icons at the bottom of the screen to display the sunset time (SUNSET), the temperature (TEMP), pressure (PRESSURE), and UV radiation intensity (UV) at the landing site. BACK TO MAGNETIC COMPASS brings you back to the initial Mars tracking screen.

Tap the settings icon at the screen’s upper left to change some preferences such as toggling the metric/US units and calibrating your device’s compass.

SHARE lets you share only to Facebook or Twitter, it doesn’t open the Android system sharing dialog (very lame).

Tips
To skip the introductory Mars tracking screen tap SKIP >>.

Turn off the background music in the settings screen under SOUND.

The app works in full screen and the Android navigation bar can’t be seen, but it’s there and it works. To make the bar visible swipe down from the longest side of the screen.

Sharing essentially promotes the app, just don’t bother. It’s equally easier and more useful to share a screenshot.

Screenshot
The temperature at Curiosity’s landing site on Mars as shown by the Hello Mars app on my Nexus 6P phone.___Mars weather app.

Wonder when we'll start seeing Mars weather on the Weather Channel?

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2016-08-16 15:05:57 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Oculus Rift comes to Canada September 20.

Canadians, and Europeans, will be able to get their hands on the popular head set in just over a month.

http://www.cnet.com/news/oculus-rift-europe-canada-release-date/

Oculus Rift comes to Canada September 20.

Canadians, and Europeans, will be able to get their hands on the popular head set in just over a month.

http://www.cnet.com/news/oculus-rift-europe-canada-release-date/___

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2016-08-16 01:37:55 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Where does the mass of a proton come from?

Well, about 98% comes from gluons.

http://portside.org/2016-08-14/where-does-mass-proton-come

Where does the mass of a proton come from?

Well, about 98% comes from gluons.

http://portside.org/2016-08-14/where-does-mass-proton-come___

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2016-08-15 23:05:13 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Chemtrail conspiracy theories: a load of malarkey of course.

77 experts weigh in with a serious study of claims made about chemtrails. They entitle their study "Quantifying expert consensus against the existence of a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program".

Have a look for yourself.

http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/11/8/084011

or if you prefer a consumer-friendly version try this summary by Phil Plait (aka The Bad Astronomer):

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2016/08/15/scientists_look_at_chemtrail_claims_and_find_them_lacking.html

Chemtrail conspiracy theories: a load of malarkey of course.

77 experts weigh in with a serious study of claims made about chemtrails. They entitle their study "Quantifying expert consensus against the existence of a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program".

Have a look for yourself.

http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/11/8/084011

or if you prefer a consumer-friendly version try this summary by Phil Plait (aka The Bad Astronomer):

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2016/08/15/scientists_look_at_chemtrail_claims_and_find_them_lacking.html___

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2016-08-15 05:49:48 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

I have this same telescope and mount. It did not come with a camera adapter so I ordered that separately. Instead it came with a Barlow that I so far have not been able to use as I can't get focus with it. I've only looked at the moon and Saturn with the telescope but am not clear how to go about photographing Saturn. I'd welcome any advice you might have.

I have this same telescope and mount. It did not come with a camera adapter so I ordered that separately. Instead it came with a Barlow that I so far have not been able to use as I can't get focus with it. I've only looked at the moon and Saturn with the telescope but am not clear how to go about photographing Saturn. I'd welcome any advice you might have.___

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2016-08-14 06:41:32 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Sig figs, tolerances and ties in Olympics swimming.

How long is a 50 meter #Olympic pool?

Sounds like an odd question? Yes, but it's the tolerances that count; for a pool they are +/- 3 cm. In fact this well-explained article answers the question raised in a family discussion yesterday. Top swim sprinters cover about 2.4 mm in a thousandth of a second. So now you know: they'll stick to timing to the nearest hundredth!___Sig figs, tolerances and ties in Olympics swimming.

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2016-08-14 06:32:54 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

First attempt at astrophotography with a telescope.

Used a Skywatcher E80 on a German equatorial mount along with a Canon 7D Mark II to get this photo earlier this evening. Naturally that first photo has to be of the moon.

This is the raw photo without any cropping or enlargement. The second photo is a cropped and zoomed version.

Shot at ISO 400, 1/1000.

First attempt at astrophotography with a telescope.

Used a Skywatcher E80 on a German equatorial mount along with a Canon 7D Mark II to get this photo earlier this evening. Naturally that first photo has to be of the moon.

This is the raw photo without any cropping or enlargement. The second photo is a cropped and zoomed version.

Shot at ISO 400, 1/1000.___

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2016-08-13 20:44:55 (5 comments; 4 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

In the beginning indeed ...

___In the beginning indeed ...

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2016-08-13 20:43:52 (1 comments; 9 reshares; 74 +1s; )Open 

Wonderful, especially given that yesterday was Schrodinger's birthday.

___Wonderful, especially given that yesterday was Schrodinger's birthday.

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2016-08-13 18:16:49 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Last year was actually a pretty good year on G+

I only saw this yesterday for the first time. However, I'm guessing that the 2016 version of these stats won't be as good. We'll see.

Last year was actually a pretty good year on G+

I only saw this yesterday for the first time. However, I'm guessing that the 2016 version of these stats won't be as good. We'll see.___

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2016-08-13 06:22:39 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

How I did on Google+ last week: 73 new followers, 144 plusones, 16 reshares and 47 comments in 16 posts. Get your numbers at +CircleCount http://www.circlecount.com/howidid/

How I did on Google+ last week: 73 new followers, 144 plusones, 16 reshares and 47 comments in 16 posts. Get your numbers at +CircleCount http://www.circlecount.com/howidid/___

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2016-08-13 01:49:49 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Wired says Chromebooks about to get awesome.

As if they weren't awesome already. However, as Android apps come to Chromebooks, the dynamic changes. Forget those new MacBooks, or those high-priced Windows laptops.

http://www.wired.com/2016/08/attention-poor-students-chromebooks-get-awesome

Wired says Chromebooks about to get awesome.

As if they weren't awesome already. However, as Android apps come to Chromebooks, the dynamic changes. Forget those new MacBooks, or those high-priced Windows laptops.

http://www.wired.com/2016/08/attention-poor-students-chromebooks-get-awesome___

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2016-08-13 01:26:37 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

The basics of meteor showers.

___The basics of meteor showers.

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2016-08-12 01:34:01 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

You can always try "listening" to the Perseid meteors.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/perseid-meteor-shower-1.3715568

You can always try "listening" to the Perseid meteors.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/perseid-meteor-shower-1.3715568___

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2016-08-11 16:48:08 (2 comments; 4 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Super Planet Crash

Add ice giants and brown dwarfs to your planetary system and see how long you can make it last.

http://www.stefanom.org/spc/#

Super Planet Crash

Add ice giants and brown dwarfs to your planetary system and see how long you can make it last.

http://www.stefanom.org/spc/#___

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2016-08-11 16:20:19 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Microsoft shares within 50 cents of all-time high.

And they were within a quarter earlier in today's trading session.


Microsoft shares within 50 cents of all-time high.

And they were within a quarter earlier in today's trading session.
___

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2016-08-09 16:05:53 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Another day, another PayPal ID scam.

It's the usual type. An email warning about an account matter. This time the claim is that the service has been improved, necessitating a new user agreement.

Of course anyone going along with this will be asked for bank account and /or credit card details. And of course the process has the usual telltale signs of a scam: strange URLs, poor grammar.

Let's see how long it takes to have this scam taken down.



Another day, another PayPal ID scam.

It's the usual type. An email warning about an account matter. This time the claim is that the service has been improved, necessitating a new user agreement.

Of course anyone going along with this will be asked for bank account and /or credit card details. And of course the process has the usual telltale signs of a scam: strange URLs, poor grammar.

Let's see how long it takes to have this scam taken down.

___

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2016-08-09 02:33:03 (11 comments; 5 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

VW's plot to cheat America: the near-complete story.

Quite a read.

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/autos/news/vw%E2%80%99s-plot-to-cheat-america-revealed/ar-BBuw1P7?li=AAggFp0&ocid=iehp

VW's plot to cheat America: the near-complete story.

Quite a read.

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/autos/news/vw%E2%80%99s-plot-to-cheat-america-revealed/ar-BBuw1P7?li=AAggFp0&ocid=iehp___

2016-08-08 18:35:27 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Your Internet speeds, at school or at home.

Here's an interesting Google Spreadsheet where you can view actual speed readings that people are measuring in their workplace or home.

You can add your values by making a quick speed measurement and then recording them in this Google Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfn32RKhbdELiavXHZwMNwtD6anJ-vZHD9I3-yaBI7O1GWqVg/viewform

If you prefer to just peruse the data then look here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13B5iTdAgBE3kZtUNg26CXmTRu3UBYo_Hv95EpS7nEwI/edit#gid=0

Your Internet speeds, at school or at home.

Here's an interesting Google Spreadsheet where you can view actual speed readings that people are measuring in their workplace or home.

You can add your values by making a quick speed measurement and then recording them in this Google Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfn32RKhbdELiavXHZwMNwtD6anJ-vZHD9I3-yaBI7O1GWqVg/viewform

If you prefer to just peruse the data then look here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13B5iTdAgBE3kZtUNg26CXmTRu3UBYo_Hv95EpS7nEwI/edit#gid=0___

2016-08-08 16:23:59 (2 comments; 7 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

What Can You Create on a Chromebook?

Some may find this document to be of use.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pDsGwn7_Z38AYrvOtqqHbX_osrxxKIUpV1kRDiPL7bc/edit#heading=h.4c6x4p5qplh7

What Can You Create on a Chromebook?

Some may find this document to be of use.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pDsGwn7_Z38AYrvOtqqHbX_osrxxKIUpV1kRDiPL7bc/edit#heading=h.4c6x4p5qplh7___

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2016-08-06 19:41:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

25th anniversary of the WorldWideWeb

And notice it is written as one word, without spaces. That's how it was originally named. I've made posts about this anniversary several times before. I am fortunate to have seen the original machines used to run that first version of the web.

Here's my post from 2014. That's my photograph of the plaque on the door of the office where Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau carried out their groundbreaking work. See if you can spot the spelling error.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/105201176373156907412/posts/YgDQTBT3UTP

25th anniversary of the WorldWideWeb

And notice it is written as one word, without spaces. That's how it was originally named. I've made posts about this anniversary several times before. I am fortunate to have seen the original machines used to run that first version of the web.

Here's my post from 2014. That's my photograph of the plaque on the door of the office where Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau carried out their groundbreaking work. See if you can spot the spelling error.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/105201176373156907412/posts/YgDQTBT3UTP___

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2016-08-05 21:19:33 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Washington Post to use AI and "robots" to produce data-centric stories and tweets from Rio Olympics.

Should free up journos for "more interesting and complex stories."

http://www.recode.net/2016/8/5/12383340/washington-post-olympics-software

Washington Post to use AI and "robots" to produce data-centric stories and tweets from Rio Olympics.

Should free up journos for "more interesting and complex stories."

http://www.recode.net/2016/8/5/12383340/washington-post-olympics-software___

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2016-08-05 15:48:14 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Add your Internet bandwidth "scores" to this spreadsheet.

Make a quick measurement of your Internet download and upload speeds (using speedtest.net) and then enter the values through a simple Google form.

Then check out all the numbers supplied so far.

It will take you no more than a minute.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfn32RKhbdELiavXHZwMNwtD6anJ-vZHD9I3-yaBI7O1GWqVg/viewform


Add your Internet bandwidth "scores" to this spreadsheet.

Make a quick measurement of your Internet download and upload speeds (using speedtest.net) and then enter the values through a simple Google form.

Then check out all the numbers supplied so far.

It will take you no more than a minute.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfn32RKhbdELiavXHZwMNwtD6anJ-vZHD9I3-yaBI7O1GWqVg/viewform
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2016-08-04 21:48:39 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Word of the day: steganography.

I've been telling my students about this for several years. Here's a report of the technique in action.

The AdGholas malvertising network was using steganography, researchers reveal.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/2016/08/adgholas-use-steganography-drive-malware-campaign/

(via +David Bisson)___Word of the day: steganography.

I've been telling my students about this for several years. Here's a report of the technique in action.

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2016-08-04 17:16:03 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

New 5-year high for Microsoft.

Within $1.50 of all-time high. Admittedly an intra-day value at this point.

New 5-year high for Microsoft.

Within $1.50 of all-time high. Admittedly an intra-day value at this point.___

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2016-08-04 16:54:22 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

LastPass, 1Password, My1Login, Keepass?

Anyone care to share their observations on a password manager? 1Password is today rolling out a $3/month all-devices plan.

I've been a user of My1Login for years. It's solid as a desktop application but not so much on mobile.

https://blog.agilebits.com/2016/08/03/new-1password-hosted-service/

LastPass, 1Password, My1Login, Keepass?

Anyone care to share their observations on a password manager? 1Password is today rolling out a $3/month all-devices plan.

I've been a user of My1Login for years. It's solid as a desktop application but not so much on mobile.

https://blog.agilebits.com/2016/08/03/new-1password-hosted-service/___

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2016-08-04 06:55:14 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Average d/l speed hits 50 Mbps in the US.

And that's close to a doubling YoY. That's impressive. However, speeds in North America still remain rather pedestrian compared to other parts of the world.

What is the speed you get from your provider?

If you wish to add your speed (download and upload) to my survey, use this Google form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfn32RKhbdELiavXHZwMNwtD6anJ-vZHD9I3-yaBI7O1GWqVg/viewform

https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/03/average-broadband-speed-in-us-rises-above-50-megabits-for-the-first-time/

Average d/l speed hits 50 Mbps in the US.

And that's close to a doubling YoY. That's impressive. However, speeds in North America still remain rather pedestrian compared to other parts of the world.

What is the speed you get from your provider?

If you wish to add your speed (download and upload) to my survey, use this Google form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfn32RKhbdELiavXHZwMNwtD6anJ-vZHD9I3-yaBI7O1GWqVg/viewform

https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/03/average-broadband-speed-in-us-rises-above-50-megabits-for-the-first-time/___

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2016-08-04 00:09:46 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Dozens of Canadian firms paid to recover data held by ransomware: study.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/study-finds-dozens-of-canadian-firms-have-paid-ransoms-to-regain-control-of-data-1.3012804

Dozens of Canadian firms paid to recover data held by ransomware: study.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/study-finds-dozens-of-canadian-firms-have-paid-ransoms-to-regain-control-of-data-1.3012804___

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2016-08-02 02:47:17 (7 comments; 3 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Try this. A battery car.

___Try this. A battery car.

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2016-08-02 02:27:49 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Lovely clouds earlier today over Vancouver.

These striations are cirrus clouds, very high up, and made up of ice crystals. They immediately caught my eye.

Lovely clouds earlier today over Vancouver.

These striations are cirrus clouds, very high up, and made up of ice crystals. They immediately caught my eye.___

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2016-08-01 22:20:43 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Amazon Music really is quite different from the likes of Spotify and Apple Music.

More so than just the music lineup, only about a million for Amazon Music as opposed to say 30 million tracks for Spotify and Apple Music.

Check out the analysis. It makes a lot of sense.

http://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-music-what-the-service-for-coldplay-fans-can-do-that-spotify-cant/

Amazon Music really is quite different from the likes of Spotify and Apple Music.

More so than just the music lineup, only about a million for Amazon Music as opposed to say 30 million tracks for Spotify and Apple Music.

Check out the analysis. It makes a lot of sense.

http://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-music-what-the-service-for-coldplay-fans-can-do-that-spotify-cant/___

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2016-08-01 21:59:21 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

30 million Chromecasts sold. 5 million in past two months alone.

The figures include all versions of the Chromecast, right back to the initial release in 2013. That would be a few versions of the base unit and also the more recent Chromecast audio.

I have two running in my home.

http://9to5google.com/2016/07/31/google-has-sold-30-million-chromecasts-5-million-in-the-past-2-months/

30 million Chromecasts sold. 5 million in past two months alone.

The figures include all versions of the Chromecast, right back to the initial release in 2013. That would be a few versions of the base unit and also the more recent Chromecast audio.

I have two running in my home.

http://9to5google.com/2016/07/31/google-has-sold-30-million-chromecasts-5-million-in-the-past-2-months/___

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