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Peter Vogel

Peter Vogel 

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

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

Location: Vancouver BC Canada

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2016-04-21 22:21:34 (21 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 


What's "down" with Microsoft?

Seems that the 2 cents miss, despite good Azure numbers, has MSFT going the other way.

Here's the after-the-bell reaction, and it's not good. Seems that Microsoft won't be touching that all-time high after all.

Let's see how this goes after the market opens tomorrow. Indications are that the share price will be down by ca. $3.

Most reshares: 10

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2016-04-28 16:03:44 (1 comments; 10 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

HP stays in the Chromebook space.

Despite producing Windows-based competitors to the Chromebook lineup, HP has signaled it still sees the Chrome OS as important with its release of an ultra-thin Chromebook with a high-end screen.

http://venturebeat.com/2016/04/28/hp-chromebook13-intel-core-m/

Most plusones: 45

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2016-04-28 16:07:22 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 45 +1s)Open 

HP stays in the Chromebook space.

Despite producing Windows-based competitors to the Chromebook lineup, HP has signaled it still sees the Chrome OS as important with its release of an ultra-thin Chromebook with a high-end screen.

http://venturebeat.com/2016/04/28/hp-chromebook13-intel-core-m/

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2016-05-02 21:40:28 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Wonderful collection of maps.

___Wonderful collection of maps.

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2016-05-02 17:54:09 (3 comments; 3 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

Bogus claim? Tesla "Ludicrous Mode". Zero to 60 mph in 2.8 s.

That's 96 km/h. That's 26.7 m/s. Divide that by 2.8 s and you get 9.5 m/s^2, or about 0.9 g. Assuming that your forward thrust ultimately originates from friction between tire and road surface (mu x g = ma) you get a coefficient of friction between tire and roadway of around 1.0.

So, to get this sort of performance you'll definitely need more than run-of-the-mill tires and perhaps even better road surfaces. The typical coefficient of friction between tires and roadways is around 0.7.

Besides, the "Ludicrous Mode" is not coming as standard equipment. It's a $10,000 add-on. Presumably it includes tires.

http://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-model-3-will-have-ludicrous-mode-2016-5

Bogus claim? Tesla "Ludicrous Mode". Zero to 60 mph in 2.8 s.

That's 96 km/h. That's 26.7 m/s. Divide that by 2.8 s and you get 9.5 m/s^2, or about 0.9 g. Assuming that your forward thrust ultimately originates from friction between tire and road surface (mu x g = ma) you get a coefficient of friction between tire and roadway of around 1.0.

So, to get this sort of performance you'll definitely need more than run-of-the-mill tires and perhaps even better road surfaces. The typical coefficient of friction between tires and roadways is around 0.7.

Besides, the "Ludicrous Mode" is not coming as standard equipment. It's a $10,000 add-on. Presumably it includes tires.

http://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-model-3-will-have-ludicrous-mode-2016-5___

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2016-05-02 16:38:35 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Of tree sap, currents and seismic activity, and their effects of Earth's rotation.

The case for and against leap seconds. Yes, tree sap!

http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/04/the-leap-second-because-our-clocks-are-more-accurate-than-the-earth/

Of tree sap, currents and seismic activity, and their effects of Earth's rotation.

The case for and against leap seconds. Yes, tree sap!

http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/04/the-leap-second-because-our-clocks-are-more-accurate-than-the-earth/___

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2016-05-02 13:47:30 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Is Craig Wright BTC creator Satoshi Nakamoto?

He could well be but it is a complex story.

http://www.economist.com/news/briefings/21698061-craig-steven-wright-claims-be-satoshi-nakamoto-bitcoin

Is Craig Wright BTC creator Satoshi Nakamoto?

He could well be but it is a complex story.

http://www.economist.com/news/briefings/21698061-craig-steven-wright-claims-be-satoshi-nakamoto-bitcoin___

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2016-05-02 00:34:28 (3 comments; 7 reshares; 34 +1s)Open 

No need for monster-sized wind turbines says professor.

___No need for monster-sized wind turbines says professor.

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2016-05-01 21:19:51 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

One big plane is the Airbus A380

Should draw quite a crowd in Vancouver today for inaugural flight by British Airways into Vancouver.

https://pixabay.com/en/emirates-airbus-a380-aircraft-plane-867768/

One big plane is the Airbus A380

Should draw quite a crowd in Vancouver today for inaugural flight by British Airways into Vancouver.

https://pixabay.com/en/emirates-airbus-a380-aircraft-plane-867768/___

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2016-05-01 15:05:44 (8 comments; 4 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

It's not hard at all.

It's not hard at all.___

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2016-05-01 07:16:43 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Header image source for this collection:

https://pixabay.com/en/technology-future-phone-apple-512210/

Header image source for this collection:

https://pixabay.com/en/technology-future-phone-apple-512210/___

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2016-05-01 06:50:11 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

HST at 26: truly a triumph of space exploration.

Week’s Best Space Pictures: Hubble Turns 26 - National Geographic___HST at 26: truly a triumph of space exploration.

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2016-05-01 06:34:25 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Buzz Aldrin lays out his case for back to the moon and then on to Mars.

Nasa needs to go back to the moon BEFORE a Mars mission: Buzz Aldrin urges space bosses to delay deep space plans – but believes man could blast off to the red planet in 2040 - Style Magazine UK___Buzz Aldrin lays out his case for back to the moon and then on to Mars.

2016-05-01 06:14:16 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Not quite cutting the cord, but a step in that direction.

Here in Canada, the broadcast regulator, the CRTC, has mandated all cable companies to provide a basic TV subscription plan capped at $25/month. The order took effect March 1. While the adoption figure so far, 66,000, is not exactly indicative of an avalanche of support, it is significant given that the telcos have completely resisted promotion of the new plan, and are in fact overtly discouraging their uptake.

The CRTC has spelled out what such a plan must offer and has allowed a small option: the carriers may provide the five American channels in the package, that is ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, PBS. So far, here in the west, only one telco, Shaw Communications, has elected to carry these channels.

Effective December 1 the telcos must also offer complete a la carte channel pricing and stop tying a particular channel... more »

Not quite cutting the cord, but a step in that direction.

Here in Canada, the broadcast regulator, the CRTC, has mandated all cable companies to provide a basic TV subscription plan capped at $25/month. The order took effect March 1. While the adoption figure so far, 66,000, is not exactly indicative of an avalanche of support, it is significant given that the telcos have completely resisted promotion of the new plan, and are in fact overtly discouraging their uptake.

The CRTC has spelled out what such a plan must offer and has allowed a small option: the carriers may provide the five American channels in the package, that is ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, PBS. So far, here in the west, only one telco, Shaw Communications, has elected to carry these channels.

Effective December 1 the telcos must also offer complete a la carte channel pricing and stop tying a particular channel to a bundle.
___

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2016-04-30 15:00:36 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Chromebook hardware vs. Windows laptop hardware.

Read, the secrets why Chromebook hardware may actually be better than Windows notebook hardware for the same price.___Chromebook hardware vs. Windows laptop hardware.

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2016-04-29 19:24:24 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Fan of IFTTT? Here comes Microsoft's version.

It's likely that you are. The service is incredibly popular for automating a range of Internet-based actions.

Well, it seems that Microsoft wants in on this space. It's about to unleash its own version of IFTTT, with the name "Flow."

http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-flow-is-like-ifttt-for-connecting-cloud-services-2016-4?op=1

Fan of IFTTT? Here comes Microsoft's version.

It's likely that you are. The service is incredibly popular for automating a range of Internet-based actions.

Well, it seems that Microsoft wants in on this space. It's about to unleash its own version of IFTTT, with the name "Flow."

http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-flow-is-like-ifttt-for-connecting-cloud-services-2016-4?op=1___

2016-04-29 01:05:58 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Another day, another scam email.

This one is too simple. Feel free to go after "my" $1.4 million. I won't be claiming it.

The Treasury Board
Reference No. TBTRN-27USP-HMTPMY27-25116
DATE: 28th April, 2016

ATTENTION!!

REGARDING YOUR ENTITLEMENT


Your Entitlement worth $1.4 Million is processed to be paid to you this Week. The Treasury has issued a checklist to help determine what information should be provided by the Beneficiaries of the Compensation funds by IMF after the successful Investigation and approvals within the legal ambit. We are settling with the Bank to develop an account depending on which mode you prefer to get your Fund,extension sent to you within 48 hours.

You are advised to Contact The Admin Executive below... more »

Another day, another scam email.

This one is too simple. Feel free to go after "my" $1.4 million. I won't be claiming it.

The Treasury Board
Reference No. TBTRN-27USP-HMTPMY27-25116
DATE: 28th April, 2016

ATTENTION!!

REGARDING YOUR ENTITLEMENT


Your Entitlement worth $1.4 Million is processed to be paid to you this Week. The Treasury has issued a checklist to help determine what information should be provided by the Beneficiaries of the Compensation funds by IMF after the successful Investigation and approvals within the legal ambit. We are settling with the Bank to develop an account depending on which mode you prefer to get your Fund,extension sent to you within 48 hours.

You are advised to Contact The Admin Executive below for further Information about your Entitlement payment:

Mr. JACOB J LEW
Email: jacoblew@govtreasury.com
Phone: +1 509-592-9406

Best Regards.
TREASURY BOARD.

---
This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
https://www.avast.com/antivirus___

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2016-04-28 16:07:22 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 45 +1s)Open 

HP stays in the Chromebook space.

Despite producing Windows-based competitors to the Chromebook lineup, HP has signaled it still sees the Chrome OS as important with its release of an ultra-thin Chromebook with a high-end screen.

http://venturebeat.com/2016/04/28/hp-chromebook13-intel-core-m/

HP stays in the Chromebook space.

Despite producing Windows-based competitors to the Chromebook lineup, HP has signaled it still sees the Chrome OS as important with its release of an ultra-thin Chromebook with a high-end screen.

http://venturebeat.com/2016/04/28/hp-chromebook13-intel-core-m/___

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2016-04-28 16:06:23 (9 comments; 2 reshares; 41 +1s)Open 

HP stays in the Chromebook space.

Despite producing Windows-based competitors to the Chromebook lineup, HP has signaled it still sees the Chrome OS as important with its release of an ultra-thin Chromebook with a high-end screen.

http://venturebeat.com/2016/04/28/hp-chromebook13-intel-core-m/

HP stays in the Chromebook space.

Despite producing Windows-based competitors to the Chromebook lineup, HP has signaled it still sees the Chrome OS as important with its release of an ultra-thin Chromebook with a high-end screen.

http://venturebeat.com/2016/04/28/hp-chromebook13-intel-core-m/___

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2016-04-28 16:03:44 (1 comments; 10 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

HP stays in the Chromebook space.

Despite producing Windows-based competitors to the Chromebook lineup, HP has signaled it still sees the Chrome OS as important with its release of an ultra-thin Chromebook with a high-end screen.

http://venturebeat.com/2016/04/28/hp-chromebook13-intel-core-m/

HP stays in the Chromebook space.

Despite producing Windows-based competitors to the Chromebook lineup, HP has signaled it still sees the Chrome OS as important with its release of an ultra-thin Chromebook with a high-end screen.

http://venturebeat.com/2016/04/28/hp-chromebook13-intel-core-m/___

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2016-04-28 13:56:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Major data breach at Canadian gold miner Goldcorp.

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2016/04/28/gold-mining-firm-goldcorp-hacked/

Major data breach at Canadian gold miner Goldcorp.

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2016/04/28/gold-mining-firm-goldcorp-hacked/___

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2016-04-28 13:39:56 (9 comments; 2 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

I'll take ten million DNA strands with that Lumia 2040.

Microsoft buys a batch of customized DNA strands to use in encoding and data storage experimentation. The promise is incredible. In principle, a cubic millimeter could be the equivalent of an exobyte of storage.

Furthermore, unlike all other types of common data storage, molecular storage has much, much better retention over time.

http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-buys-dna-from-twist-bioscience-2016-4?op=1

I'll take ten million DNA strands with that Lumia 2040.

Microsoft buys a batch of customized DNA strands to use in encoding and data storage experimentation. The promise is incredible. In principle, a cubic millimeter could be the equivalent of an exobyte of storage.

Furthermore, unlike all other types of common data storage, molecular storage has much, much better retention over time.

http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-buys-dna-from-twist-bioscience-2016-4?op=1___

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2016-04-27 19:38:50 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Spectacular bridges. Why not!

Here in the Vancouver area we are building mainly cookie-cutter cable-stayed bridges. Bridges can be works of art in their own right. They are statements of what is possible when architecture and engineering meet.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/27/architecture/spectacular-new-bridges-that-break-the-mold/index.html

Spectacular bridges. Why not!

Here in the Vancouver area we are building mainly cookie-cutter cable-stayed bridges. Bridges can be works of art in their own right. They are statements of what is possible when architecture and engineering meet.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/27/architecture/spectacular-new-bridges-that-break-the-mold/index.html___

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2016-04-27 19:37:40 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

Spectacular bridges. Why not!

Here in the Vancouver area we are building mainly cookie-cutter cable-stayed bridges. Bridges can be works of art in their own right. They are statements of what is possible when architecture and engineering meet.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/27/architecture/spectacular-new-bridges-that-break-the-mold/index.html

Spectacular bridges. Why not!

Here in the Vancouver area we are building mainly cookie-cutter cable-stayed bridges. Bridges can be works of art in their own right. They are statements of what is possible when architecture and engineering meet.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/27/architecture/spectacular-new-bridges-that-break-the-mold/index.html___

2016-04-26 18:23:00 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

More ammo for cord cutters.

And more dollars to spend on streaming services. This could be a winner. Turner Classic Movies is good at picking winning content. This service could appeal to the younger demographic.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-26/time-warner-s-turner-appeals-to-film-nerds-with-web-only-service

More ammo for cord cutters.

And more dollars to spend on streaming services. This could be a winner. Turner Classic Movies is good at picking winning content. This service could appeal to the younger demographic.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-26/time-warner-s-turner-appeals-to-film-nerds-with-web-only-service___

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2016-04-26 17:40:43 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Google gets aggressive in attempts to woo enterprise customers away from Microsoft solutions.

Google will let companies with enterprise agreements use Apps for free through 2016___Google gets aggressive in attempts to woo enterprise customers away from Microsoft solutions.

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2016-04-26 14:05:03 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Apple's worst quarter in over a decade?

Possibly. But no need to hold a yard sale for the Cupertino company. Cash on hand is still enormous, well over $200 billion.

Profit for the quarter will still be huge. But it will be smaller and there may be other indicators that give analysts pause for concern.

The share price is off by around 30% from its high but we aren't at a 12-month low just yet.

We'll know more this afternoon, after the bell, when Tim Cook et al discuss the quarterly earnings.

http://recode.net/2016/04/26/apple-earnings-preview-growth-phone/

Again, we need to wait until after the closing bell. Remember that the analysts and pundits had it wrong about Microsoft last week. There were predictions that the Redmond company would hit an all-time high; instead the share price was driven down by some four dollars.

Apple's worst quarter in over a decade?

Possibly. But no need to hold a yard sale for the Cupertino company. Cash on hand is still enormous, well over $200 billion.

Profit for the quarter will still be huge. But it will be smaller and there may be other indicators that give analysts pause for concern.

The share price is off by around 30% from its high but we aren't at a 12-month low just yet.

We'll know more this afternoon, after the bell, when Tim Cook et al discuss the quarterly earnings.

http://recode.net/2016/04/26/apple-earnings-preview-growth-phone/

Again, we need to wait until after the closing bell. Remember that the analysts and pundits had it wrong about Microsoft last week. There were predictions that the Redmond company would hit an all-time high; instead the share price was driven down by some four dollars.___

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2016-04-25 17:36:54 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Spotify account hack?

Maybe. Details are sparse. A paste bin of hacked accounts has appeared online.

http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/25/hundreds-of-spotify-credentials-appear-online-users-report-accounts-hacked-emails-changed/

Spotify account hack?

Maybe. Details are sparse. A paste bin of hacked accounts has appeared online.

http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/25/hundreds-of-spotify-credentials-appear-online-users-report-accounts-hacked-emails-changed/___

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2016-04-25 13:49:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

New form of publication. Vox Media (think Verge, ReCode) launches Circuit Breaker, a gadget blog, as Facebook page.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/25/business/vox-media-tries-something-old-on-something-new.html?_r=0

New form of publication. Vox Media (think Verge, ReCode) launches Circuit Breaker, a gadget blog, as Facebook page.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/25/business/vox-media-tries-something-old-on-something-new.html?_r=0___

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2016-04-25 06:57:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

BTC approaches a one-year high.

The cryptocurrency has been on a bit of a tear lately.



BTC approaches a one-year high.

The cryptocurrency has been on a bit of a tear lately.

___

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2016-04-25 01:36:53 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Anyone able to point me to a poster of the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge?

I've wanted a 36x24" poster of the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge for a long time. I have posters of all sorts of bridges in my classroom; others come out to decorate our annual Physics Balsa Bridge Building Contest. A poster of this bridge would be very meaningful for me as I consider this to be the longest bridge in the world, as measured by the length of the centre span.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akashi_Kaiky%C5%8D_Bridge

Anyone able to point me to a poster of the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge?

I've wanted a 36x24" poster of the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge for a long time. I have posters of all sorts of bridges in my classroom; others come out to decorate our annual Physics Balsa Bridge Building Contest. A poster of this bridge would be very meaningful for me as I consider this to be the longest bridge in the world, as measured by the length of the centre span.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akashi_Kaiky%C5%8D_Bridge___

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2016-04-24 21:26:46 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

Made it ... !

Solar-powered plane completes journey across Pacific Ocean - A solar-powered airplane landed in California on Saturday, completing a risky, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean as part of its journey around the world.___Made it ... !

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2016-04-24 20:24:10 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

Hmm ... might Canada's Magna International have the inside track in working on Apple's car project?

Seems Daimler and BMW are "out" for the secret project apparently being run from Berlin.

https://global.handelsblatt.com/breaking/exclusive-bmw-daimler-reject-cooperation-with-apple-over-icar

Hmm ... might Canada's Magna International have the inside track in working on Apple's car project?

Seems Daimler and BMW are "out" for the secret project apparently being run from Berlin.

https://global.handelsblatt.com/breaking/exclusive-bmw-daimler-reject-cooperation-with-apple-over-icar___

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2016-04-24 20:14:46 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Ahead of Apple's Tuesday earnings report, analysts are penciling in a downturn.

Most see a few negative quarters ahead, with a possible reprieve in 2017 with the iPhone 7.

http://www.cnet.com/news/apple-predicted-an-iphone-sales-drop-here-it-comes/

Ahead of Apple's Tuesday earnings report, analysts are penciling in a downturn.

Most see a few negative quarters ahead, with a possible reprieve in 2017 with the iPhone 7.

http://www.cnet.com/news/apple-predicted-an-iphone-sales-drop-here-it-comes/___

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2016-04-23 21:25:27 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Roku's $50 streaming stick looks like best of the field for 2016.

Stops at 1080 resolution, but that's good enough for most home TVs today.

http://www.engadget.com/2016/04/23/roku-stick-review-2016/

Roku's $50 streaming stick looks like best of the field for 2016.

Stops at 1080 resolution, but that's good enough for most home TVs today.

http://www.engadget.com/2016/04/23/roku-stick-review-2016/___

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2016-04-23 16:24:59 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Cord cutting meets the data cap.

And it is a threat to the Netlix's of the world. As the cable companies lose revenue from cord cutters they move to implement rigid bandwidth caps, or offer unlimited plans at a hefty premium.

http://www.wsj.com/article_email/broadband-data-caps-pressure-cord-cutters-1461257846-lMyQjAxMTI2MDI5MTAyMjE4Wj

Cord cutting meets the data cap.

And it is a threat to the Netlix's of the world. As the cable companies lose revenue from cord cutters they move to implement rigid bandwidth caps, or offer unlimited plans at a hefty premium.

http://www.wsj.com/article_email/broadband-data-caps-pressure-cord-cutters-1461257846-lMyQjAxMTI2MDI5MTAyMjE4Wj___

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2016-04-23 15:25:18 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Hit by Petya ransomware?

Infected by Petya ransomware? Use this tool to unlock your files... for now

https://www.grahamcluley.com/2016/04/petya-ransomware-unlock-tool/

(via +David Bisson) ___Hit by Petya ransomware?

2016-04-23 15:15:20 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Don't believe relativity has real-world implications for you?

If you make use of GPS systems then you are benefiting from Einsteins work on both general and special relativity.

Here's how.

http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~pogge/Ast162/Unit5/gps.html

Don't believe relativity has real-world implications for you?

If you make use of GPS systems then you are benefiting from Einsteins work on both general and special relativity.

Here's how.

http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~pogge/Ast162/Unit5/gps.html___

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2016-04-23 15:11:38 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

Cheap switches, no firewall. There goes $100 million.

Part of the story behind the scheme that netted hackers of the Bangladeshi Central Bank big dollars.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fed-bangladesh-idUSKCN0XI1UO

Cheap switches, no firewall. There goes $100 million.

Part of the story behind the scheme that netted hackers of the Bangladeshi Central Bank big dollars.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fed-bangladesh-idUSKCN0XI1UO___

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2016-04-23 15:06:39 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

Proud to see family member in today's Vancouver Sun.

Part of the "Conversations that Matter" TV series produced in conjunction with the city's major newspaper.

https://conversationsthatmatter.tv

Proud to see family member in today's Vancouver Sun.

Part of the "Conversations that Matter" TV series produced in conjunction with the city's major newspaper.

https://conversationsthatmatter.tv___

2016-04-23 07:04:29 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

"How to suck at information security."

A checklist.

https://zeltser.com/suck-at-security-cheat-sheet/#

"How to suck at information security."

A checklist.

https://zeltser.com/suck-at-security-cheat-sheet/#___

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2016-04-22 13:28:27 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Acer announces fleet of new devices.

Including a 14# Chromebook for Work, with beefed up case and screen.

http://www.cnet.com/news/acer-debuts-new-gaming-pcs-and-a-powerful-2-in-1/

Acer announces fleet of new devices.

Including a 14# Chromebook for Work, with beefed up case and screen.

http://www.cnet.com/news/acer-debuts-new-gaming-pcs-and-a-powerful-2-in-1/___

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2016-04-21 22:21:34 (21 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 


What's "down" with Microsoft?

Seems that the 2 cents miss, despite good Azure numbers, has MSFT going the other way.

Here's the after-the-bell reaction, and it's not good. Seems that Microsoft won't be touching that all-time high after all.

Let's see how this goes after the market opens tomorrow. Indications are that the share price will be down by ca. $3.


What's "down" with Microsoft?

Seems that the 2 cents miss, despite good Azure numbers, has MSFT going the other way.

Here's the after-the-bell reaction, and it's not good. Seems that Microsoft won't be touching that all-time high after all.

Let's see how this goes after the market opens tomorrow. Indications are that the share price will be down by ca. $3.___

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2016-04-21 14:17:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Google, well Alphabet, continues its upward move.

As seen over ten years, Google's (er, Alphabet's) share performance has been quite remarkable.

From that IPO price of $100 it has mostly been an upward journey, with occasional roll backs, but none alarming.

Google, well Alphabet, continues its upward move.

As seen over ten years, Google's (er, Alphabet's) share performance has been quite remarkable.

From that IPO price of $100 it has mostly been an upward journey, with occasional roll backs, but none alarming.___

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2016-04-21 13:32:04 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

Alright you fellow Canadians, and others too, who want a browser with a built-in VPN.

Opera's latest browser instance may be just what you want. It comes with a built-in VPN. No more fidgeting with a separate installation when you want to geo-surf to catch the Netflix content from another country.

For now this is a developer-version-only release, with just three countries in the VPN list. More are coming however in the full consumer release.

Canadians have certainly been frustrated as, one-by-one, Netflix has ended the use of the likes of Tunnel Bear, NordVPN, Witopia, UnoTelly. Let's see how long it takes before the Opera Browser is added to the list.

Oh, did I add that the Opera VPN is free?

http://gizmodo.com/opera-now-has-a-totally-free-and-unlimited-built-in-vpn-1772216276

Alright you fellow Canadians, and others too, who want a browser with a built-in VPN.

Opera's latest browser instance may be just what you want. It comes with a built-in VPN. No more fidgeting with a separate installation when you want to geo-surf to catch the Netflix content from another country.

For now this is a developer-version-only release, with just three countries in the VPN list. More are coming however in the full consumer release.

Canadians have certainly been frustrated as, one-by-one, Netflix has ended the use of the likes of Tunnel Bear, NordVPN, Witopia, UnoTelly. Let's see how long it takes before the Opera Browser is added to the list.

Oh, did I add that the Opera VPN is free?

http://gizmodo.com/opera-now-has-a-totally-free-and-unlimited-built-in-vpn-1772216276___

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2016-04-21 05:42:10 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Australia to spend big on cyber security.

Prime Minister announces strategy and major funding to combat threats on the nation's government branches.

http://www.cnet.com/news/australias-prime-minister-is-investing-230-million-in-cybersecurity/

Australia to spend big on cyber security.

Prime Minister announces strategy and major funding to combat threats on the nation's government branches.

http://www.cnet.com/news/australias-prime-minister-is-investing-230-million-in-cybersecurity/___

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2016-04-20 13:38:52 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Apple continues its stock slide.

Mind you it isn't below $100/share yet.



Apple continues its stock slide.

Mind you it isn't below $100/share yet.

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2016-04-19 13:45:33 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Predicting cyber attacks.

MIT is on the job.

http://news.mit.edu/2016/ai-system-predicts-85-percent-cyber-attacks-using-input-human-experts-0418

Predicting cyber attacks.

MIT is on the job.

http://news.mit.edu/2016/ai-system-predicts-85-percent-cyber-attacks-using-input-human-experts-0418___

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2016-04-19 02:31:06 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

Gorgeous "back yard" composite of Jupiter.

#Jupiter and Ganymede shot last night from my garden in England, using a Meade LX90 8" SCT, 2x barlow and ASI120mm.

Shot between 21:43-00:28 - each frame is four minutes apart, showing you just how fast Jupiter turns, indeed it's day is only 10 hours long.

#space #astrophotography #solarsystem #timelapse___Gorgeous "back yard" composite of Jupiter.

2016-04-18 16:12:00 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Problems with two-factor authentication.

Researchers show that 2FA is increasingly problematic as users sync their content across multiple devices.

http://www.securityweek.com/two-factor-authentication-bypassed-simple-attacks

Problems with two-factor authentication.

Researchers show that 2FA is increasingly problematic as users sync their content across multiple devices.

http://www.securityweek.com/two-factor-authentication-bypassed-simple-attacks___

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2016-04-18 16:05:59 (1 comments; 5 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Vancouver's D-Wave quantum computer scoring sales.

It's a very controversial field and D-Wave's quantum computer is a major player. It has scored key sales in the United States.

Here's some of what we know.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/d-wave-quantum-1.3525566

Vancouver's D-Wave quantum computer scoring sales.

It's a very controversial field and D-Wave's quantum computer is a major player. It has scored key sales in the United States.

Here's some of what we know.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/d-wave-quantum-1.3525566___

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2016-04-18 02:59:04 (12 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Amazon figures the time is right to take on Netflix.

But is it too late? Amazon Prime at $9/month now a standalone service.

Even if Amazon can't beat Netflix at the streaming game, don't feel sorry for the Seattle company. After all Netflix operates entirely from Amazon Web Services.

http://www.wsj.com/article_email/amazon-ups-the-ante-on-streaming-video-1460944802-lMyQjAxMTI2MDE5ODAxMjg4Wj

Amazon figures the time is right to take on Netflix.

But is it too late? Amazon Prime at $9/month now a standalone service.

Even if Amazon can't beat Netflix at the streaming game, don't feel sorry for the Seattle company. After all Netflix operates entirely from Amazon Web Services.

http://www.wsj.com/article_email/amazon-ups-the-ante-on-streaming-video-1460944802-lMyQjAxMTI2MDE5ODAxMjg4Wj___

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2016-04-17 20:45:53 (10 comments; 8 reshares; 38 +1s)Open 

The one Google Drive check box that makes all the difference, to +Stephen Shankland and others too.

http://www.cnet.com/news/google-drive-new-checkbox-unlocks-power-of-google-photos/

The one Google Drive check box that makes all the difference, to +Stephen Shankland and others too.

http://www.cnet.com/news/google-drive-new-checkbox-unlocks-power-of-google-photos/___

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