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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

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Russell Bateman16,717testing new cameralive moon test2014-06-11 00:00:0012  
NASA3,048,504Having trouble watching the event? Try watching directly on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8LI5JiWEfs --------- Have you ever asked a question to someone in space? No? Well now’s your chance. In a first for the agency, NASA will host a Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station on Feb. 22 from 10:30 a.m EST to 11:30 a.m. EST. Google+ Hangouts allow people to chat face-to-face while thousands more can tune in to watch the conversation live on Google+ or YouTube. This unique opportunity will connect you, our fans, with astronauts living and working on the orbiting laboratory 240 miles above the Earth. During the event, several video questions will be selected and answered by astronauts on the space station and on the ground. Additionally, NASA will ask real-time questions submitted by our followers on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook. Unique and original questions are more likely to be selected. You can view the Hangout live on the NASA Google+ page or the NASA Television YouTube channel to watch the astronauts answer the questions. SUBMITTING REAL-TIME QUESTIONS To ask a real-time question during the event on Google+ or Twitter, please use the hashtag #askAstro. You can also post a comment on a thread on NASA’s Facebook page that will open for questions on the morning of the event. WATCHING THE GOOGLE+ HANGOUT To join the hangout, and for updates and opportunities to participate in upcoming hangouts, visit NASA's Google+ page at http://plus.google.com/+NASA. During the hangout, astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn will answer questions and provide insights about life aboard the station. Station crews conduct a variety of science experiments and perform station maintenance during their six-month stay on the outpost. Their life aboard the station in near-weightlessness requires unique approaches to everyday activities such as eating, sleeping and exercising.NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station2013-02-22 16:30:008295  
Peter Vogel51,623Canada 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 22:30:0054  

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2017-03-18 01:41:33 (16 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

G+ "influence

Not sure what this means. I do know that G+ activity, at least from my perspective, has declined dramatically over the past two weeks. I'm still posting with the same frequency but interaction with those posts is down significantly from what I was seeing previously.


Most reshares: 10

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2017-03-22 04:11:14 (15 comments; 10 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Bad day for LastPass.

Stay away from LastPass Chrome extensions until bug noted in this piece is patched.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/21/lastpass_vulnerabilities/?mt=1490155686707

Most plusones: 30

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2017-03-22 05:14:00 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

Even bank phishing scams through text message.

Here's one I received this morning. The URL points to a UK hosting service, although by the time I got around to testing this, it had been blocked or shut down. 

Latest 50 posts

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2017-03-25 03:51:27 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Some of the impressive truck and crane work needed in the assembly of wind turbines.

These shots were sent to me from The Netherlands where they were taken by crane enthusiast Jan van der Gronden. This assembly represents just one of more than 80 wind turbines near the town of Urk.


Some of the impressive truck and crane work needed in the assembly of wind turbines.

These shots were sent to me from The Netherlands where they were taken by crane enthusiast Jan van der Gronden. This assembly represents just one of more than 80 wind turbines near the town of Urk.
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2017-03-25 02:48:25 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

What we know about the iCloud "hacker" demands.

And their credibility, or lack thereof.

ZDNet carries out an analysis of a sample of 57 accounts provided by the apparently disorganized gang.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/apple-icloud-ransom-what-you-need-to-know/

What we know about the iCloud "hacker" demands.

And their credibility, or lack thereof.

ZDNet carries out an analysis of a sample of 57 accounts provided by the apparently disorganized gang.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/apple-icloud-ransom-what-you-need-to-know/___

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2017-03-25 01:38:57 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

Wonderful reflections by Apollo 12 lunar explorer Alan Bean.

His paintings, his experiences, his views on extra-terrestrial life.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/space/astronaut-who-walked-on-the-moon-why-i-know-aliens-havent-visited-earth/news-story/cf021030a1a1b21d712512eb118d6b61

Wonderful reflections by Apollo 12 lunar explorer Alan Bean.

His paintings, his experiences, his views on extra-terrestrial life.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/space/astronaut-who-walked-on-the-moon-why-i-know-aliens-havent-visited-earth/news-story/cf021030a1a1b21d712512eb118d6b61___

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2017-03-24 21:09:40 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Visualizing meteor showers.

Some stunning work here.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/science/visualizing-the-cosmic-streams-that-spew-meteor-showers.html?partner=IFTTT

Visualizing meteor showers.

Some stunning work here.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/science/visualizing-the-cosmic-streams-that-spew-meteor-showers.html?partner=IFTTT___

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2017-03-24 16:29:03 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Search in the days BG.

That is, before Google. A wonderful piece by +Steven Vaughan-Nichols. See how many of the search engines in this piece you recall and perhaps worked with.

Today, are you strictly a Google or Bing searcher? Are there alternatives you use on occasion. How about DuckDuckGo, or WolframAlpha?

https://insights.hpe.com/articles/how-search-worked-before-google-1703.html

Search in the days BG.

That is, before Google. A wonderful piece by +Steven Vaughan-Nichols. See how many of the search engines in this piece you recall and perhaps worked with.

Today, are you strictly a Google or Bing searcher? Are there alternatives you use on occasion. How about DuckDuckGo, or WolframAlpha?

https://insights.hpe.com/articles/how-search-worked-before-google-1703.html___

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2017-03-24 15:45:29 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Tesla gets set to roll out the Model 3.

The beginning of the used car apocalypse... not to mention the collapse of auto insurance as we know it, the demise of autobody shops. And many other related businesses. It's still a way off. After all, the Tesla 3 will still only be at Level 2 automation on the 5-level SAE scale.

http://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-model-3-safest-car-on-the-road-2017-3

Tesla gets set to roll out the Model 3.

The beginning of the used car apocalypse... not to mention the collapse of auto insurance as we know it, the demise of autobody shops. And many other related businesses. It's still a way off. After all, the Tesla 3 will still only be at Level 2 automation on the 5-level SAE scale.

http://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-model-3-safest-car-on-the-road-2017-3___

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2017-03-24 13:03:28 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Twitter considers a paid subscription version of Tweetdeck.

Sends survey to power users and professionals currently using Tweetdeck.

http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/23/15043422/twitter-subscription-service-tweetdeck-survey

Twitter considers a paid subscription version of Tweetdeck.

Sends survey to power users and professionals currently using Tweetdeck.

http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/23/15043422/twitter-subscription-service-tweetdeck-survey___

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2017-03-24 01:21:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Canada's Air Miles program warns of Cash Miles thefts.

Just received this note. Company says it is suspending in-store redemptions of Cash Miles following "small number of thefts."

Very reminiscent of Loblaws/Real Canadian Superstore incident last month.



Canada's Air Miles program warns of Cash Miles thefts.

Just received this note. Company says it is suspending in-store redemptions of Cash Miles following "small number of thefts."

Very reminiscent of Loblaws/Real Canadian Superstore incident last month.

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2017-03-23 16:49:44 (1 comments; 4 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

SpaceX testing robot.

Fascinating story follows high-res photo taken by tourist on helicopter flight.

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/2017/03/22/spacex-equipment-spotted-port-canaveral-florida-falcon9-reddit-drone-ship-ses10-kennedy-space-center/99457762/

SpaceX testing robot.

Fascinating story follows high-res photo taken by tourist on helicopter flight.

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/2017/03/22/spacex-equipment-spotted-port-canaveral-florida-falcon9-reddit-drone-ship-ses10-kennedy-space-center/99457762/___

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2017-03-22 20:27:49 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Experimented with an Android TV box.

Let's just say that this streaming technology has a way to go. A friend asked me to look at an Android TV box he'd been given. Specifically he wanted to see some Italian TV channels he had been assured were there to find.

The box was running the Kodi add-on, and within that a component called Exodus. First frustration was the length of time it took to get the various channels (1000+) loaded. Second frustration was that quite a few of these channels did not actually run.

Eventually I found the block of Italian channels. Turned out that most of them would not run. They generated errors or had regional blocks, and some that did run had poor quality.

The machine generated a lot of "vault" errors, whatever that may refer to.
I was unable to find any Vancouver-specific channels. Nor could I find the US... more »

Experimented with an Android TV box.

Let's just say that this streaming technology has a way to go. A friend asked me to look at an Android TV box he'd been given. Specifically he wanted to see some Italian TV channels he had been assured were there to find.

The box was running the Kodi add-on, and within that a component called Exodus. First frustration was the length of time it took to get the various channels (1000+) loaded. Second frustration was that quite a few of these channels did not actually run.

Eventually I found the block of Italian channels. Turned out that most of them would not run. They generated errors or had regional blocks, and some that did run had poor quality.

The machine generated a lot of "vault" errors, whatever that may refer to.
I was unable to find any Vancouver-specific channels. Nor could I find the US CNN feed.

I did enjoy some of the music and radio feeds. I could not get the Vevo service to load, even though it appears to have been built-in to the overlay in this particular box.

No, not quite ready for prime time, that's for sure.

The shot you see here is of the boot-up screen for this particular Android TV box.

Oh, one other point. Unlike say Roku, this device uses an IR remote control. Once you've used an RF remote it is awfully frustrating to go back to an IR remote.
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2017-03-22 19:56:25 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

A tentative sign of spring here in the Vancouver area.

These little flowers popped up in the front lawn.

A tentative sign of spring here in the Vancouver area.

These little flowers popped up in the front lawn.___

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2017-03-22 18:38:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

LinkedIn keeps rolling out the changes since the Microsoft takeover.

Today it is trending topics. News if you will.

http://www.recode.net/2017/3/22/15017202/linkedin-trending-topics-section-facebook

LinkedIn keeps rolling out the changes since the Microsoft takeover.

Today it is trending topics. News if you will.

http://www.recode.net/2017/3/22/15017202/linkedin-trending-topics-section-facebook___

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2017-03-22 11:59:15 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

iCloud account leads to arrest, despite use of pre-paid (with cash) SIM and disposable email address.

http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/20/14987874/eichenwald-twitter-troll-seizure-arrested-icloud-anonymous

iCloud account leads to arrest, despite use of pre-paid (with cash) SIM and disposable email address.

http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/20/14987874/eichenwald-twitter-troll-seizure-arrested-icloud-anonymous___

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2017-03-22 05:14:00 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

Even bank phishing scams through text message.

Here's one I received this morning. The URL points to a UK hosting service, although by the time I got around to testing this, it had been blocked or shut down. 

Even bank phishing scams through text message.

Here's one I received this morning. The URL points to a UK hosting service, although by the time I got around to testing this, it had been blocked or shut down. ___

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2017-03-22 04:11:14 (15 comments; 10 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Bad day for LastPass.

Stay away from LastPass Chrome extensions until bug noted in this piece is patched.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/21/lastpass_vulnerabilities/?mt=1490155686707

Bad day for LastPass.

Stay away from LastPass Chrome extensions until bug noted in this piece is patched.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/21/lastpass_vulnerabilities/?mt=1490155686707___

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2017-03-22 03:41:34 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Widespread authentication issues with Microsoft services today.

Second time in two weeks.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-outlook-skype-onedrive-hit-by-another-authentication-issue/

Widespread authentication issues with Microsoft services today.

Second time in two weeks.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-outlook-skype-onedrive-hit-by-another-authentication-issue/___

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2017-03-22 01:15:13 (1 comments; 5 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

15 cool Google tools you may never have considered.

Or heard of.

http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2017/03/hipster-google.html

15 cool Google tools you may never have considered.

Or heard of.

http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2017/03/hipster-google.html___

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2017-03-22 00:47:25 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Physics Footnotes Gallery

Lots of wonderful physics gifs.

http://physicsfootnotes.com/library/gifs/

Physics Footnotes Gallery

Lots of wonderful physics gifs.

http://physicsfootnotes.com/library/gifs/___

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2017-03-21 21:02:53 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Escape from Virtual Machine.

Hackers manage to hack their way OUT of virtual machines.
Nothing is secure.

#security

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3182816/security/pwn2own-hacking-contest-ends-with-two-virtual-machine-escapes.html___Escape from Virtual Machine.

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2017-03-21 01:57:50 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

BMO phishing email

Usual structure. A note about online banking being frozen until account details can be verified. Note the BMO-like domain name used for the phishing part. Note too that the Chrome browser catches this page as being "dangerous."

The rest of the scam involves providing enough information for the scammer to impersonate the victim and gain control of the account, and (although I didn't follow this one through to the end) possibly a credit card.

Interestingly, in this particular case, the email is more or less error-free.


BMO phishing email

Usual structure. A note about online banking being frozen until account details can be verified. Note the BMO-like domain name used for the phishing part. Note too that the Chrome browser catches this page as being "dangerous."

The rest of the scam involves providing enough information for the scammer to impersonate the victim and gain control of the account, and (although I didn't follow this one through to the end) possibly a credit card.

Interestingly, in this particular case, the email is more or less error-free.
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2017-03-20 19:37:30 (5 comments; 5 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

The parking ticket scam.

You receive the following via email. The link to pay the fine or to view supposed photos points to a zip file containing a Javascript file. I haven't looked into the file just yet but it likely contains a ransomware payload. 

The parking ticket scam.

You receive the following via email. The link to pay the fine or to view supposed photos points to a zip file containing a Javascript file. I haven't looked into the file just yet but it likely contains a ransomware payload. ___

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2017-03-20 17:55:40 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

The entire Chromebook display at a typical Best Buy Canada store.

Yes, that's it. One low-level Chromebook, shouldered by a few Chromecasts.

Chromebooks really get short shrift here in Canada. This one may actually work. Typically the Chromebook display is damaged or the Chromebook is missing altogether.

The entire Chromebook display at a typical Best Buy Canada store.

Yes, that's it. One low-level Chromebook, shouldered by a few Chromecasts.

Chromebooks really get short shrift here in Canada. This one may actually work. Typically the Chromebook display is damaged or the Chromebook is missing altogether.___

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2017-03-20 14:06:46 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Edge.org 2017 questions. What scientific term ought to be more widely known?

Lots of intriguing questions here. Take a look through the list. Includes an item posited by a professor from right here in Vancouver.

https://www.edge.org/contributors/what-scientific-term-or%C2%A0concept-ought-to-be-more-widely-known

via +Michael Cooke

Edge.org 2017 questions. What scientific term ought to be more widely known?

Lots of intriguing questions here. Take a look through the list. Includes an item posited by a professor from right here in Vancouver.

https://www.edge.org/contributors/what-scientific-term-or%C2%A0concept-ought-to-be-more-widely-known

via +Michael Cooke___

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2017-03-20 06:19:20 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Techmeme: the important and deceptively basic tech news aggregator.

An interview with Gabe Rivera.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/meet-the-man-who-shapes-techs-narrative?utm_term=.qjZpP5Nk7d#.hqyRpZB5P1

Techmeme: the important and deceptively basic tech news aggregator.

An interview with Gabe Rivera.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/meet-the-man-who-shapes-techs-narrative?utm_term=.qjZpP5Nk7d#.hqyRpZB5P1___

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2017-03-20 03:20:15 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

First private moon landing set for 2018.

European project will launch on Elon Musk's Falcon rocket.

Lunar buggies set to land near rover last used by Eugene Cernan in Apollo 17 landing in the 1970s.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/03/19/european-rocket-scientists-pledge-make-first-private-moon-landing/

First private moon landing set for 2018.

European project will launch on Elon Musk's Falcon rocket.

Lunar buggies set to land near rover last used by Eugene Cernan in Apollo 17 landing in the 1970s.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/03/19/european-rocket-scientists-pledge-make-first-private-moon-landing/___

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2017-03-20 00:00:00 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Making an invisibility cloak.

Well, sort of. Think mirrors.

http://physicsfootnotes.com/invisibility-cloak/

Making an invisibility cloak.

Well, sort of. Think mirrors.

http://physicsfootnotes.com/invisibility-cloak/___

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2017-03-19 23:32:38 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

A follower suggestion.

With the recent downtick in G+ activity, at least from my perspective, I've been remiss in suggesting new people to circle here.

Today I ran across https://plus.google.com/+JasonMayes . He has a lot of wonderful material, particular related to technology. Take a look at his collections. At a time when many posters can't resist including political content in their streams, I think you'll be impressed with just how focused Jason's various topics are.

He is exactly the kind of poster that makes Google+ the rich environment it is, notwithstanding the various platform changes that have many wondering if G+ can survive in the long run. 

A follower suggestion.

With the recent downtick in G+ activity, at least from my perspective, I've been remiss in suggesting new people to circle here.

Today I ran across https://plus.google.com/+JasonMayes . He has a lot of wonderful material, particular related to technology. Take a look at his collections. At a time when many posters can't resist including political content in their streams, I think you'll be impressed with just how focused Jason's various topics are.

He is exactly the kind of poster that makes Google+ the rich environment it is, notwithstanding the various platform changes that have many wondering if G+ can survive in the long run. ___

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2017-03-19 02:00:18 (10 comments; 2 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Another Apple ID phishing scheme.

They all follow the same basic pattern. Email with fairly bad grammar. A link pointing to a shady domain. And an attempt to phish (steal) whatever account information the recipient is duped into supplying. I couldn't get any further than this screen because I don't know Apple's format for accounts. These scammers have incorporated a check at this stage.

Another Apple ID phishing scheme.

They all follow the same basic pattern. Email with fairly bad grammar. A link pointing to a shady domain. And an attempt to phish (steal) whatever account information the recipient is duped into supplying. I couldn't get any further than this screen because I don't know Apple's format for accounts. These scammers have incorporated a check at this stage.___

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2017-03-18 20:38:28 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

One-time Internet success story, ShoeMe.com, bankrupt.

Technology gear being auctioned off next week. The Vancouver-based company was quite the success story for a year or two.

http://vancouversun.com/business/local-business/office-equipment-from-defunct-vancouver-e-commerce-darling-shoeme-to-be-auctioned-off

One-time Internet success story, ShoeMe.com, bankrupt.

Technology gear being auctioned off next week. The Vancouver-based company was quite the success story for a year or two.

http://vancouversun.com/business/local-business/office-equipment-from-defunct-vancouver-e-commerce-darling-shoeme-to-be-auctioned-off___

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2017-03-18 03:45:51 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

The phases of Venus.

Lovely composite of the phases of Venus, as seen from Earth. From December 2016 through March 2017.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap170317.html

The phases of Venus.

Lovely composite of the phases of Venus, as seen from Earth. From December 2016 through March 2017.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap170317.html___

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2017-03-18 01:41:33 (16 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

G+ "influence

Not sure what this means. I do know that G+ activity, at least from my perspective, has declined dramatically over the past two weeks. I'm still posting with the same frequency but interaction with those posts is down significantly from what I was seeing previously.


G+ "influence

Not sure what this means. I do know that G+ activity, at least from my perspective, has declined dramatically over the past two weeks. I'm still posting with the same frequency but interaction with those posts is down significantly from what I was seeing previously.
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2017-03-17 16:40:27 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

It's still a long way to Level 4 and Level 5 for autonomous vehicles.

And Uber's stats underscore this. Pretty much every mile required some sort of intervention. Mind you, Uber is far behind Waymo/Google in this area.

http://www.recode.net/2017/3/16/14938116/uber-travis-kalanick-self-driving-internal-metrics-slow-progress

It's still a long way to Level 4 and Level 5 for autonomous vehicles.

And Uber's stats underscore this. Pretty much every mile required some sort of intervention. Mind you, Uber is far behind Waymo/Google in this area.

http://www.recode.net/2017/3/16/14938116/uber-travis-kalanick-self-driving-internal-metrics-slow-progress___

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2017-03-17 04:00:18 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Another POS breach.

Lots of detail from Brian Krebs here. Bottom line: he assumes the entire food and hospitality industry payments network is overrun with scammers.


https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/03/google-points-to-another-pos-vendor-breach/

Another POS breach.

Lots of detail from Brian Krebs here. Bottom line: he assumes the entire food and hospitality industry payments network is overrun with scammers.


https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/03/google-points-to-another-pos-vendor-breach/___

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2017-03-17 03:52:37 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

New rules pretty much make drone use in Canadian cities a no-go.

And they come with a $3000 fine for violations.

Forget about launching your drone from the sundeck or patio. The rules say the drone can't be closer than 75 m to a building.

http://www.cknw.com/2017/03/16/will-ottawa-be-able-to-enforce-tough-new-drone-rules/

New rules pretty much make drone use in Canadian cities a no-go.

And they come with a $3000 fine for violations.

Forget about launching your drone from the sundeck or patio. The rules say the drone can't be closer than 75 m to a building.

http://www.cknw.com/2017/03/16/will-ottawa-be-able-to-enforce-tough-new-drone-rules/___

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2017-03-17 03:46:38 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Stream video content right within Gmail.

Yes. No need to download first. You can stream right inside the Gmail environment.

http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/16/14950814/gmail-now-streams-video-attachments

Stream video content right within Gmail.

Yes. No need to download first. You can stream right inside the Gmail environment.

http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/16/14950814/gmail-now-streams-video-attachments___

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2017-03-16 08:03:36 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Google's official announcement on Classroom becoming open to accounts outside the GSuite environment.

https://www.blog.google/topics/education/google-classroom-now-open-even-more-learners/


Google's official announcement on Classroom becoming open to accounts outside the GSuite environment.

https://www.blog.google/topics/education/google-classroom-now-open-even-more-learners/
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2017-03-15 21:20:41 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Chrome gets aggressive about throttling, suspending, background tabs. In version 57 that is (released March 9).

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3180754/web-browsers/chrome-makes-power-move-suppresses-background-tabs.html

Chrome gets aggressive about throttling, suspending, background tabs. In version 57 that is (released March 9).

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3180754/web-browsers/chrome-makes-power-move-suppresses-background-tabs.html___

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2017-03-15 21:10:35 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Buying Bitcoin? Here's an easier way than through Coinbase.

https://www.gonetcoins.com/compare/coinbase/

Buying Bitcoin? Here's an easier way than through Coinbase.

https://www.gonetcoins.com/compare/coinbase/___

2017-03-15 20:56:47 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Microsoft releases massive patch rollup.

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3181314/security/microsoft-fixes-record-number-of-flaws-some-publicly-known.html


Microsoft releases massive patch rollup.

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3181314/security/microsoft-fixes-record-number-of-flaws-some-publicly-known.html
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2017-03-15 18:44:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

My bridge building contest.

For 37 years I have held an annual Physics Balsa Bridge Building Contest. Just this past week was that 37th contest.

Here's a little about it.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/proud-sponsor-lineup-37th-annual-physics-balsa-bridge-peter-vogel

My bridge building contest.

For 37 years I have held an annual Physics Balsa Bridge Building Contest. Just this past week was that 37th contest.

Here's a little about it.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/proud-sponsor-lineup-37th-annual-physics-balsa-bridge-peter-vogel___

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2017-03-15 18:30:12 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Usual bank account scam. This time an RBC variant

Laughable. But probably effective enough to be lucrative.

The originating email for this particular one comes from The Netherlands. Don't think RBC operates there. The links point to a Russian domain.

Note that the Chrome browser does flag the second and third screens as "dangerous."

Usual bank account scam. This time an RBC variant

Laughable. But probably effective enough to be lucrative.

The originating email for this particular one comes from The Netherlands. Don't think RBC operates there. The links point to a Russian domain.

Note that the Chrome browser does flag the second and third screens as "dangerous."___

2017-03-15 14:24:28 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Top 100 media publications in USA.

Based on page views in February 2017. Number 1 is no contest, 30% ahead of number 2. Entire list is very interesting to peruse.

https://www.similarweb.com/blog/us-media-publications-ranking-february-2017

Top 100 media publications in USA.

Based on page views in February 2017. Number 1 is no contest, 30% ahead of number 2. Entire list is very interesting to peruse.

https://www.similarweb.com/blog/us-media-publications-ranking-february-2017___

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2017-03-15 00:20:30 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Microsoft rolls out its Slack competitor, Teams.

Part of O365. And about a week after Google rolls out a similar venture for its Docs/GSuite environment.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-teams-goes-live-with-new-email-integration-enterprise-bots/

Microsoft rolls out its Slack competitor, Teams.

Part of O365. And about a week after Google rolls out a similar venture for its Docs/GSuite environment.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-teams-goes-live-with-new-email-integration-enterprise-bots/___

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2017-03-14 14:36:38 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Bitcoin price making a gigantic comeback

In terms of price that is. Following the SEC ruling against an ETF for the cryptocurrency, BTC suffered a precipitous drop. However, in just a matter of days nearly all of that drop has been recovered. via +Michael Vogel and https://gonetcoins.com

http://uk.businessinsider.com/bitcoin-price-making-a-gigantic-comeback-2017-3

Bitcoin price making a gigantic comeback

In terms of price that is. Following the SEC ruling against an ETF for the cryptocurrency, BTC suffered a precipitous drop. However, in just a matter of days nearly all of that drop has been recovered. via +Michael Vogel and https://gonetcoins.com

http://uk.businessinsider.com/bitcoin-price-making-a-gigantic-comeback-2017-3___

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2017-03-13 02:48:52 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

A few shots capturing the essence of the Physics Balsa Bridge Building Contest.

This was the 37th annual. Students in physics 11 and 12 build bridges that meet certain specifications, chief among them being that their mass must not exceed 100.0 g.

This year's winning bridge supported a mass of 165 kg. The bridge being tested here supported just under 133 kg.

The annual event is held in a theatre and is also streamed live around the world. Everything is student-run.

More here:

http://balsabridge.com

http://en.calameo.com/read/001198772aa14980e7afe


A few shots capturing the essence of the Physics Balsa Bridge Building Contest.

This was the 37th annual. Students in physics 11 and 12 build bridges that meet certain specifications, chief among them being that their mass must not exceed 100.0 g.

This year's winning bridge supported a mass of 165 kg. The bridge being tested here supported just under 133 kg.

The annual event is held in a theatre and is also streamed live around the world. Everything is student-run.

More here:

http://balsabridge.com

http://en.calameo.com/read/001198772aa14980e7afe
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2017-03-13 02:38:14 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Roku makes bold claims about its streaming platform.

Says in a Feb. 28 press release:

-Roku devices streamed 1 billion hours of content in December 2016
-Roku streaming platform accounts for 48% of all active streaming players in the US
-says Roku on pace to be most popular OS for TVs (time frame not specified)

http://newsroom.roku.com/press-release/press-releases-usa/roku-ends-milestone-year-1-billion-monthly-streaming-hours


Roku makes bold claims about its streaming platform.

Says in a Feb. 28 press release:

-Roku devices streamed 1 billion hours of content in December 2016
-Roku streaming platform accounts for 48% of all active streaming players in the US
-says Roku on pace to be most popular OS for TVs (time frame not specified)

http://newsroom.roku.com/press-release/press-releases-usa/roku-ends-milestone-year-1-billion-monthly-streaming-hours
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2017-03-13 00:50:50 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Roku search for news channels.

Any Roku users here? Have been using a Roku Ultra for several months now. Frustrated over lack of solid news channels, in HD.

CNN US would be a good addition. Can't find it anywhere.

CBC (Canada) would be good. Can't find it.

A Vancouver TV channel (e.g. CBC, Global, CTV) would be good. Can't find one.

Anyone able to provide some suggestions? 

Roku search for news channels.

Any Roku users here? Have been using a Roku Ultra for several months now. Frustrated over lack of solid news channels, in HD.

CNN US would be a good addition. Can't find it anywhere.

CBC (Canada) would be good. Can't find it.

A Vancouver TV channel (e.g. CBC, Global, CTV) would be good. Can't find one.

Anyone able to provide some suggestions? ___

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2017-03-12 01:20:32 (15 comments; 2 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

What's with the terrible new form for G+ notifications?

At least it's new to me. 

What's with the terrible new form for G+ notifications?

At least it's new to me. ___

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2017-03-11 20:40:29 (2 comments; 7 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Considering the use of Team Drives for your school?

This article has some helpful background information.

http://usingtechnologybetter.com/how-team-drives-solve-one-of-g-suites-biggest-problems/

Considering the use of Team Drives for your school?

This article has some helpful background information.

http://usingtechnologybetter.com/how-team-drives-solve-one-of-g-suites-biggest-problems/___

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2017-03-11 20:39:01 (1 comments; 5 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Considering the use of Team Drives for your school?

This article has some helpful background information.

http://usingtechnologybetter.com/how-team-drives-solve-one-of-g-suites-biggest-problems/

Considering the use of Team Drives for your school?

This article has some helpful background information.

http://usingtechnologybetter.com/how-team-drives-solve-one-of-g-suites-biggest-problems/___

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