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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 Bateman16,725testing new cameralive moon test2014-06-11 00:00:0012  
NASA3,047,967Having 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 Vogel51,627Canada 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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Most comments: 16

2017-04-24 05:50:48 (16 comments; 10 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

What Can You Create On a Chromebook?

List of web services and apps mapped to common tasks.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pDsGwn7_Z38AYrvOtqqHbX_osrxxKIUpV1kRDiPL7bc/edit#

Most reshares: 20

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2017-04-11 22:46:58 (1 comments; 20 reshares; 55 +1s; )Open 

Have fun with Google's AutoDraw.

It's based on Google's AI Quick Draw.

https://www.blog.google/topics/machine-learning/fast-drawing-everyone/

Most plusones: 55

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2017-04-11 22:46:58 (1 comments; 20 reshares; 55 +1s; )Open 

Have fun with Google's AutoDraw.

It's based on Google's AI Quick Draw.

https://www.blog.google/topics/machine-learning/fast-drawing-everyone/

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2017-04-26 18:14:29 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

BTC continues its upward march.

___BTC continues its upward march.

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2017-04-26 18:13:59 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Apple 1 year ago. Apple today.

Don't look at the graphs. Look at the current valuation and compare it to the valuation exactly a year ago.

Apple 1 year ago. Apple today.

Don't look at the graphs. Look at the current valuation and compare it to the valuation exactly a year ago.___

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2017-04-26 16:54:46 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Typical Ransomware Attack: TD

Just received this ransomware attack via email. It is a near-carbon copy of yesterday's BMO email.

The email originates from tdsecuredocuments.com, a domain registered just a few hours ago. The email itself is better constructed than yesterday's. The hope is that recipients will click through to the payload .doc file.

Once again, the domain is registered through GoDaddy, using the same information as yesterday's domain. 

Typical Ransomware Attack: TD

Just received this ransomware attack via email. It is a near-carbon copy of yesterday's BMO email.

The email originates from tdsecuredocuments.com, a domain registered just a few hours ago. The email itself is better constructed than yesterday's. The hope is that recipients will click through to the payload .doc file.

Once again, the domain is registered through GoDaddy, using the same information as yesterday's domain. ___

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2017-04-26 02:27:00 (5 comments; 3 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Have I been pwned?

Definitely. Here's the situation on one of my five email accounts. This is the oldest email account I have, going back to the early 1990s. Each of these six breaches exposed many accounts.

Find out if your account(s) has been pwned.

https://haveibeenpwned.com/ 

Have I been pwned?

Definitely. Here's the situation on one of my five email accounts. This is the oldest email account I have, going back to the early 1990s. Each of these six breaches exposed many accounts.

Find out if your account(s) has been pwned.

https://haveibeenpwned.com/ ___

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2017-04-25 23:49:01 (10 comments; 15 reshares; 34 +1s; )Open 

New password guidelines.

Forget enforced password complexity. Forget forced periodic password changes. These don't work! Do have passwords checked against a list of commonly "hacked" passwords that regularly show up in stolen account data troves.

https://venturebeat.com/2017/04/18/new-password-guidelines-say-everything-we-thought-about-passwords-is-wrong/

New password guidelines.

Forget enforced password complexity. Forget forced periodic password changes. These don't work! Do have passwords checked against a list of commonly "hacked" passwords that regularly show up in stolen account data troves.

https://venturebeat.com/2017/04/18/new-password-guidelines-say-everything-we-thought-about-passwords-is-wrong/___

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2017-04-25 20:22:12 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Typical Ransomware Attack: BMO

Just received this ransomware attack via email. I happen to be a BMO customer but I never communicate with the bank via email.

The email originates from bmodocuments.com, a domain registered just a few hours ago. The email itself is poorly constructed. The hope is that recipients will click through to the payload .doc file.

My click-through is on a Chromebook so I don't get to the "enable macros" portion where, of course, the malicious action takes place.



Typical Ransomware Attack: BMO

Just received this ransomware attack via email. I happen to be a BMO customer but I never communicate with the bank via email.

The email originates from bmodocuments.com, a domain registered just a few hours ago. The email itself is poorly constructed. The hope is that recipients will click through to the payload .doc file.

My click-through is on a Chromebook so I don't get to the "enable macros" portion where, of course, the malicious action takes place.

___

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2017-04-25 18:11:57 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Golden Gate Bridge: SFO

These two photographs were taken by my colleague Angela Filipovic-Bajamic. Wonderful shots. 

Golden Gate Bridge: SFO

These two photographs were taken by my colleague Angela Filipovic-Bajamic. Wonderful shots. ___

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2017-04-25 18:10:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Golden Gate Bridge: SFO

These two photographs were taken by my colleague Angela Filipovic-Bajamic. Wonderful shots. 

Golden Gate Bridge: SFO

These two photographs were taken by my colleague Angela Filipovic-Bajamic. Wonderful shots. ___

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2017-04-25 14:25:00 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Chaos for Webroot customers.

Windows system files quarantined.

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/popular-antivirus-program-mistakenly-ids-windows-threat-creating-chaos-n750521

Chaos for Webroot customers.

Windows system files quarantined.

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/popular-antivirus-program-mistakenly-ids-windows-threat-creating-chaos-n750521___

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2017-04-24 20:27:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Alphabet (Google) closes at all-time high.



Alphabet (Google) closes at all-time high.

___

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2017-04-24 20:17:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Apple, Microsoft close at or near all-time highs.



Apple, Microsoft close at or near all-time highs.

___

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2017-04-24 16:45:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

LinkedIn hits 500 million users milestone.

Company's growth remains where it was when the Microsoft acquisition closed in December.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/24/linkedin-hits-500m-member-milestone-for-its-social-network-for-the-working-world/

LinkedIn hits 500 million users milestone.

Company's growth remains where it was when the Microsoft acquisition closed in December.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/24/linkedin-hits-500m-member-milestone-for-its-social-network-for-the-working-world/___

2017-04-24 05:50:48 (16 comments; 10 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

What Can You Create On a Chromebook?

List of web services and apps mapped to common tasks.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pDsGwn7_Z38AYrvOtqqHbX_osrxxKIUpV1kRDiPL7bc/edit#

What Can You Create On a Chromebook?

List of web services and apps mapped to common tasks.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pDsGwn7_Z38AYrvOtqqHbX_osrxxKIUpV1kRDiPL7bc/edit#___

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2017-04-24 05:49:22 (1 comments; 4 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

What Can You Create On a Chromebook?

List of web services and apps mapped to common tasks.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pDsGwn7_Z38AYrvOtqqHbX_osrxxKIUpV1kRDiPL7bc/edit#

What Can You Create On a Chromebook?

List of web services and apps mapped to common tasks.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pDsGwn7_Z38AYrvOtqqHbX_osrxxKIUpV1kRDiPL7bc/edit#___

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2017-04-23 23:14:36 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

VentureBeat hiring an AI reporter.

Yes, the field is rapidly growing, if not maturing.

https://venturebeat.com/2017/04/23/venturebeat-is-hiring-an-ai-reporter/

VentureBeat hiring an AI reporter.

Yes, the field is rapidly growing, if not maturing.

https://venturebeat.com/2017/04/23/venturebeat-is-hiring-an-ai-reporter/___

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2017-04-23 22:20:58 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Is it time to break up Google?

There have been some spectacular anti-trust breakups over the decades. Might some of the Silicon Valley behemoths be on the breakup radar?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/22/opinion/sunday/is-it-time-to-break-up-google.html?_r=0

Is it time to break up Google?

There have been some spectacular anti-trust breakups over the decades. Might some of the Silicon Valley behemoths be on the breakup radar?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/22/opinion/sunday/is-it-time-to-break-up-google.html?_r=0___

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2017-04-22 23:42:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Russian hacker sentenced to 27 y in US court.

Quite a story of patience in tracking this fellow. He was a big fish, although there are bigger ones still operating with impunity inside Russia. How this one was nabbed makes for a good story.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/21/technology/russian-hacker-sentenced.html

Russian hacker sentenced to 27 y in US court.

Quite a story of patience in tracking this fellow. He was a big fish, although there are bigger ones still operating with impunity inside Russia. How this one was nabbed makes for a good story.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/21/technology/russian-hacker-sentenced.html___

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2017-04-21 17:37:35 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

EFF once again tackles Google's privacy policies for Chromebooks and the Google ecosystem.

Be sure to read fully, and carefully. The EFF seems to be dismissive of Chromebooks.

http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/04/19/eff-google-chromebook-is-still-spying-on-grade-school-students

EFF once again tackles Google's privacy policies for Chromebooks and the Google ecosystem.

Be sure to read fully, and carefully. The EFF seems to be dismissive of Chromebooks.

http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/04/19/eff-google-chromebook-is-still-spying-on-grade-school-students___

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2017-04-21 17:23:48 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Terrific! I'm a Google Music Subscriber. GPMAA to become default player on Samsung devices!

Starting with S8/8+.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/21/new-partnership-makes-google-play-music-the-default-on-all-samsung-devices-with-double-the-storage-capacity/

Terrific! I'm a Google Music Subscriber. GPMAA to become default player on Samsung devices!

Starting with S8/8+.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/21/new-partnership-makes-google-play-music-the-default-on-all-samsung-devices-with-double-the-storage-capacity/___

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2017-04-19 13:49:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Spotify's half-price plan for students comes to Canada.

Yes, Canada. Usually we are an afterthought country. Not today.

Spotify's half-price plan for students comes to 33 more countries http://engt.co/2pAs6nE___Spotify's half-price plan for students comes to Canada.

Yes, Canada. Usually we are an afterthought country. Not today.

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2017-04-19 13:48:00 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

The wild future that Zuckerberg et al foresee for Facebook's AI/AR/VR-driven camera platform.

Mind-bending material here.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexkantrowitz/mark-zuckerbergs-next-big-bet-making-the-real-world-an?utm_term=.lrynmKpv4k#.erd65JeBaV

The wild future that Zuckerberg et al foresee for Facebook's AI/AR/VR-driven camera platform.

Mind-bending material here.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexkantrowitz/mark-zuckerbergs-next-big-bet-making-the-real-world-an?utm_term=.lrynmKpv4k#.erd65JeBaV___

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2017-04-19 08:14:38 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

VR, AR, AI loom large at Facebook event ...

and draw extended attention in the tech press. Here is a screen shot of the attention being shown on the Techmeme.com site. 

VR, AR, AI loom large at Facebook event ...

and draw extended attention in the tech press. Here is a screen shot of the attention being shown on the Techmeme.com site. ___

2017-04-18 21:31:04 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Anyone able to help with SketchUp issue?

We've used SketchUp from the day it was released. Today we are beginning to see Error 8 messages, which refer to licensing. We use the free version and the present installation is SketchUp 2014.

What I have spotted is that under licensing info is that the actual license is considered to be an evaluation license with a specific number of usage minutes. On my machine it says 435 minutes remaining.

I'm not sure where to go from here.

Any advice?

https://www.sketchup.com


Anyone able to help with SketchUp issue?

We've used SketchUp from the day it was released. Today we are beginning to see Error 8 messages, which refer to licensing. We use the free version and the present installation is SketchUp 2014.

What I have spotted is that under licensing info is that the actual license is considered to be an evaluation license with a specific number of usage minutes. On my machine it says 435 minutes remaining.

I'm not sure where to go from here.

Any advice?

https://www.sketchup.com
___

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2017-04-18 18:00:32 (7 comments; 3 reshares; 52 +1s; )Open 

Google Earth now on Chrome (and #Chromebooks).

New Google Earth being rolled out. And it is spectacular. Coming to Android later this week.

https://earth.google.com


Google Earth now on Chrome (and #Chromebooks).

New Google Earth being rolled out. And it is spectacular. Coming to Android later this week.

https://earth.google.com
___

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2017-04-18 17:45:34 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

Space debris problem getting worse.

5000 pieces 1 m or bigger.

20000 pieces 10 cm or bigger

750,000 pieces 1 cm or bigger

Collisions with space debris are statistically very unlikely, but key spacecraft do take evasive action and, on four occasions, the ISS crew had to take precautionary measures by taking cover in the Soyuz escape craft.


https://www.yahoo.com/tech/space-debris-problem-getting-worse-scientists-153254567.html 

Space debris problem getting worse.

5000 pieces 1 m or bigger.

20000 pieces 10 cm or bigger

750,000 pieces 1 cm or bigger

Collisions with space debris are statistically very unlikely, but key spacecraft do take evasive action and, on four occasions, the ISS crew had to take precautionary measures by taking cover in the Soyuz escape craft.


https://www.yahoo.com/tech/space-debris-problem-getting-worse-scientists-153254567.html ___

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2017-04-18 16:07:06 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Comprehensive review of the Samsung S8/S8+.

Considering the latest Samsung smartphone? Be sure to read this review.

http://www.theverge.com/2017/4/18/15328968/samsung-galaxy-s8-review-s8-plus

Comprehensive review of the Samsung S8/S8+.

Considering the latest Samsung smartphone? Be sure to read this review.

http://www.theverge.com/2017/4/18/15328968/samsung-galaxy-s8-review-s8-plus___

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2017-04-17 17:58:08 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Windows 10 Cloud/CloudBooks and the looming Microsoft battle with the Chromebook platform.

Microsoft has signalled that it is unwilling to cede territory lost to the Chromebook platform. Next month it is set to unveil its strategy to claw back some of the 50+% market share that the Chromebook ecosystem has managed to gain for school computer sales.

http://www.digitaljournal.com/tech-and-science/technology/microsoft-s-cloudbooks-to-step-up-the-fight-against-chromebooks/article/490533

Windows 10 Cloud/CloudBooks and the looming Microsoft battle with the Chromebook platform.

Microsoft has signalled that it is unwilling to cede territory lost to the Chromebook platform. Next month it is set to unveil its strategy to claw back some of the 50+% market share that the Chromebook ecosystem has managed to gain for school computer sales.

http://www.digitaljournal.com/tech-and-science/technology/microsoft-s-cloudbooks-to-step-up-the-fight-against-chromebooks/article/490533___

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2017-04-17 17:36:08 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Seems legit. :)

This morning's PayPal account phishing attempt. Notice the domain in the email. Notice the routing to 400+ recipients. Notice the odd domain (.cat, for Catalan) that the scam is using on the subsequent screens.

All the addresses being spammed here are in the outlook.com domain, save for a handful of hotmail addresses. 

Seems legit. :)

This morning's PayPal account phishing attempt. Notice the domain in the email. Notice the routing to 400+ recipients. Notice the odd domain (.cat, for Catalan) that the scam is using on the subsequent screens.

All the addresses being spammed here are in the outlook.com domain, save for a handful of hotmail addresses. ___

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2017-04-17 06:46:17 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Cloudbook?

Well, it would certainly merge parts of two well known brands, iCloud and Chromebook.

Is it too late for MSFT?

Microsoft’s rumored CloudBook could be your next cheap computer http://onvb.co/GMwxkwe___Cloudbook?

Well, it would certainly merge parts of two well known brands, iCloud and Chromebook.

Is it too late for MSFT?

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2017-04-17 03:12:38 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Golden Ears Cable-stayed Bridge

Connecting Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows with Langley, across the Fraser River here in BC. In the background is majestic Mount Baker (3000 m, 10,000 feet) across the border in Washington State.

Golden Ears Cable-stayed Bridge

Connecting Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows with Langley, across the Fraser River here in BC. In the background is majestic Mount Baker (3000 m, 10,000 feet) across the border in Washington State.___

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2017-04-17 02:55:37 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

22-degree ice crystal halo around the sun this afternoon.

Produced by light refracting through hexagonal ice crystals present in the high-altitude cirrus clouds above me today. Be sure to click through to photos 2 and 3 to better see the halo.

22-degree ice crystal halo around the sun this afternoon.

Produced by light refracting through hexagonal ice crystals present in the high-altitude cirrus clouds above me today. Be sure to click through to photos 2 and 3 to better see the halo.___

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2017-04-16 00:09:11 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

Ultra-fast chips a key battleground component for adoption of VR.

AMD bets on a Texas chip maker. Ultra-fast chips and Wi-Fi are key if VR/AR adoption is to move beyond the niche market of headsets tethered to desktop computers.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-12/amd-betting-on-extra-fast-wi-fi-to-open-up-virtual-reality

Ultra-fast chips a key battleground component for adoption of VR.

AMD bets on a Texas chip maker. Ultra-fast chips and Wi-Fi are key if VR/AR adoption is to move beyond the niche market of headsets tethered to desktop computers.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-12/amd-betting-on-extra-fast-wi-fi-to-open-up-virtual-reality___

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2017-04-15 22:02:45 (5 comments; 4 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Large Bitcoin Collider project aims to "smash open" Bitcoin wallets.

Here's what we know, along with a smattering of speculation.

http://fortune.com/2017/04/15/bitcoin-collider/

Large Bitcoin Collider project aims to "smash open" Bitcoin wallets.

Here's what we know, along with a smattering of speculation.

http://fortune.com/2017/04/15/bitcoin-collider/___

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2017-04-15 05:24:51 (6 comments; 11 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

Setting up your own free VPN in the cloud.

Lots of good material here.

http://lifehacker.com/how-to-set-up-your-own-completely-free-vpn-in-the-cloud-1794302432

Setting up your own free VPN in the cloud.

Lots of good material here.

http://lifehacker.com/how-to-set-up-your-own-completely-free-vpn-in-the-cloud-1794302432___

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2017-04-14 22:36:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

So much for Octane bench-marking.

Seems too many were gaming the system.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/04/google-deprecates-octane-javascript-benchmark-because-everyone-is-basically-cheating/

So much for Octane bench-marking.

Seems too many were gaming the system.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/04/google-deprecates-octane-javascript-benchmark-because-everyone-is-basically-cheating/___

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2017-04-14 17:42:43 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Productivity tip: pinned tabs.

I typically have 30-50 tabs open on my Chromebook at any given time. However, I keep a set purposely pinned.

These are my most-frequently used tabs. The three leftmost are emails: a personal email account (that goes back to 1990), my school email, Gmail. Then we have Google+, Google Drive, Klout and news aggregator Techmeme.

I only wish that pinned tabs would "live" across machines.

Productivity tip: pinned tabs.

I typically have 30-50 tabs open on my Chromebook at any given time. However, I keep a set purposely pinned.

These are my most-frequently used tabs. The three leftmost are emails: a personal email account (that goes back to 1990), my school email, Gmail. Then we have Google+, Google Drive, Klout and news aggregator Techmeme.

I only wish that pinned tabs would "live" across machines.___

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2017-04-14 16:57:57 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

What does a company do with a sell-out product?

Apparently it discontinues it in North America.

Popular to the point of being sold out. Nintendo says no more shipments of its NES Classic to North America.

http://mobilesyrup.com/2017/04/13/nintendo-discontinues-nes-classic-edition-games/

What does a company do with a sell-out product?

Apparently it discontinues it in North America.

Popular to the point of being sold out. Nintendo says no more shipments of its NES Classic to North America.

http://mobilesyrup.com/2017/04/13/nintendo-discontinues-nes-classic-edition-games/___

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2017-04-12 21:37:17 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Good financials for Canada's Shaw Communications.

Stems cord-cutting. Share price up 4+%.

http://business.financialpost.com/fp-tech-desk/shaw-communications-inc-loses-fewer-subscribers-freedom-mobile-ceo-steps-down

Good financials for Canada's Shaw Communications.

Stems cord-cutting. Share price up 4+%.

http://business.financialpost.com/fp-tech-desk/shaw-communications-inc-loses-fewer-subscribers-freedom-mobile-ceo-steps-down___

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2017-04-12 19:25:24 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Is Microsoft girding up for a battle with Chromebooks?

Maybe. The company has scheduled a May 2 event focusing on education. Well, schools typically can't afford high-end Surface devices so maybe there is a new Windows 10 laptop-type device that can compete with the Chromebook juggernaut.

More than 50% of new devices going into American schools are Chromebooks. Just 20% or so are Windows devices and another 20% or so are i-devices.

http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-surface-event-may-surface-pro-5-phone-2017-4?op=1

Is Microsoft girding up for a battle with Chromebooks?

Maybe. The company has scheduled a May 2 event focusing on education. Well, schools typically can't afford high-end Surface devices so maybe there is a new Windows 10 laptop-type device that can compete with the Chromebook juggernaut.

More than 50% of new devices going into American schools are Chromebooks. Just 20% or so are Windows devices and another 20% or so are i-devices.

http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-surface-event-may-surface-pro-5-phone-2017-4?op=1___

2017-04-12 17:41:38 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

YouTube question

We do not have restricted mode for YouTube turned on. However, a colleague tells me he can't watch a certain video with his students, and that our GSuite domain is blocking it.

Where might I begin to troubleshoot this?

It may be that this particular video has a YouTube 18+ restriction and that hence it is being restricted separately from the console settings.

YouTube question

We do not have restricted mode for YouTube turned on. However, a colleague tells me he can't watch a certain video with his students, and that our GSuite domain is blocking it.

Where might I begin to troubleshoot this?

It may be that this particular video has a YouTube 18+ restriction and that hence it is being restricted separately from the console settings.___

2017-04-12 17:15:08 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

YouTube question

We do not have restricted mode for YouTube turned on. However, a colleague tells me he can't watch a certain video with his students, and that our GSuite domain is blocking it.

Where might I begin to troubleshoot this?



YouTube question

We do not have restricted mode for YouTube turned on. However, a colleague tells me he can't watch a certain video with his students, and that our GSuite domain is blocking it.

Where might I begin to troubleshoot this?

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2017-04-11 22:46:58 (1 comments; 20 reshares; 55 +1s; )Open 

Have fun with Google's AutoDraw.

It's based on Google's AI Quick Draw.

https://www.blog.google/topics/machine-learning/fast-drawing-everyone/

Have fun with Google's AutoDraw.

It's based on Google's AI Quick Draw.

https://www.blog.google/topics/machine-learning/fast-drawing-everyone/___

2017-04-11 17:41:24 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Odd things happening with G+ this morning.

Had some comments disappear.

Had notifications suddenly switch to "all caught up".

Either some updates are in the works, or it is the beginning of the end for G+.


Odd things happening with G+ this morning.

Had some comments disappear.

Had notifications suddenly switch to "all caught up".

Either some updates are in the works, or it is the beginning of the end for G+.
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2017-04-11 13:50:40 (4 comments; 4 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Spoofing fingerprint unlock sensors. The odds are pretty decent.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/10/technology/fingerprint-security-smartphones-apple-google-samsung.html?_r=0

Spoofing fingerprint unlock sensors. The odds are pretty decent.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/10/technology/fingerprint-security-smartphones-apple-google-samsung.html?_r=0___

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2017-04-11 06:54:35 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Quantum computing goes mainstream?

Well, sort of. Article mentions Burnaby, BC-based D-Wave Systems, a sponsor of my annual Physics Balsa Bridge Building Contest.

http://www.newsweek.com/quantum-computing-ibm-580751

Quantum computing goes mainstream?

Well, sort of. Article mentions Burnaby, BC-based D-Wave Systems, a sponsor of my annual Physics Balsa Bridge Building Contest.

http://www.newsweek.com/quantum-computing-ibm-580751___

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2017-04-11 05:25:03 (3 comments; 12 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Reverse lookup tips for email.

Great suggestions here.

https://www.airsassociation.org/services-new/airs-knowledge-network-n/airs-articles/item/18752-reverse-email-lookup-tricks-to-know-whose-email-is-this

Reverse lookup tips for email.

Great suggestions here.

https://www.airsassociation.org/services-new/airs-knowledge-network-n/airs-articles/item/18752-reverse-email-lookup-tricks-to-know-whose-email-is-this___

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2017-04-10 04:48:49 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

More AI fun from Google.

Check it out.

https://aiexperiments.withgoogle.com/

More AI fun from Google.

Check it out.

https://aiexperiments.withgoogle.com/___

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2017-04-10 04:45:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

AI Piano Duet

Courtesy of Google.

https://aiexperiments.withgoogle.com/ai-duet/view/

AI Piano Duet

Courtesy of Google.

https://aiexperiments.withgoogle.com/ai-duet/view/___

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2017-04-09 20:17:45 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Cathode Ray Tube lab in my Physics 12 class.

Lovely single-spot cathode ray tube (look closely, you'll see the green dot on the screen), with associated gear for a two-part experiment. Part 1 measures deflection as a function of deflecting voltage (supplied by various battery combinations). Part 2 measures deflection as a function of accelerating voltage, in which the voltage is reduced using a simple variable resistor.

This particular unit operates at an accelerating voltage of about 550 V. The electron impact dot is visible in a darkened room down to about 200 V.

In the foreground, centre, you see the CRT neck portion of an old TV; the long metal strip with the loop on it was used to ground electrons after they impacted with the screen.

Credit: photo taken by my student Edwin Ebora. 

Cathode Ray Tube lab in my Physics 12 class.

Lovely single-spot cathode ray tube (look closely, you'll see the green dot on the screen), with associated gear for a two-part experiment. Part 1 measures deflection as a function of deflecting voltage (supplied by various battery combinations). Part 2 measures deflection as a function of accelerating voltage, in which the voltage is reduced using a simple variable resistor.

This particular unit operates at an accelerating voltage of about 550 V. The electron impact dot is visible in a darkened room down to about 200 V.

In the foreground, centre, you see the CRT neck portion of an old TV; the long metal strip with the loop on it was used to ground electrons after they impacted with the screen.

Credit: photo taken by my student Edwin Ebora. ___

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2017-04-09 14:53:26 (10 comments; 4 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Improve those password practices.

Lots of useful background information here.

http://hackaday.com/2017/04/07/is-my-password-safe/

Improve those password practices.

Lots of useful background information here.

http://hackaday.com/2017/04/07/is-my-password-safe/___

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