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Peter Vogel has been at 4 events

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Russell Bateman16,741testing new cameralive moon test2014-06-11 00:00:0012  
Google for Education1,316,854Watch this Hangout On Air to learn more about Chromebooks for Education: simple, secure, and affordable laptops for schools. You can submit your questions at this link: http://goo.gl/uGZ9jHangout On Air: Chromebooks for Education in Canada2013-03-28 19:00:0040  
NASA2,836,469Having 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 16:30:008308  
Peter Vogel50,659Canada celebrates its 145th birthday. Events take place in most communities across the land. The time shown is for fireworks shows that will take place in major centres.  (In case you are wondering, this is just a blatant excuse to test Google's new Event feature)Canada Day2012-07-01 22:30:0056  

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2016-01-30 16:10:54 (22 comments; 10 reshares; 46 +1s)Open 

And he's not afraid to use the term "computer science."

Whereas other politicians bandy about the term "coding", US president Barack Obama has pledged to seek $4 billion in funding to support expanded teaching of computer science in US K-12 schools.

http://www.wired.com/2016/01/obama-pledges-4-billion-to-computer-science-in-us-schools/

Most reshares: 10

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2016-01-30 16:10:54 (22 comments; 10 reshares; 46 +1s)Open 

And he's not afraid to use the term "computer science."

Whereas other politicians bandy about the term "coding", US president Barack Obama has pledged to seek $4 billion in funding to support expanded teaching of computer science in US K-12 schools.

http://www.wired.com/2016/01/obama-pledges-4-billion-to-computer-science-in-us-schools/

Most plusones: 46

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2016-01-30 16:10:54 (22 comments; 10 reshares; 46 +1s)Open 

And he's not afraid to use the term "computer science."

Whereas other politicians bandy about the term "coding", US president Barack Obama has pledged to seek $4 billion in funding to support expanded teaching of computer science in US K-12 schools.

http://www.wired.com/2016/01/obama-pledges-4-billion-to-computer-science-in-us-schools/

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2016-02-08 20:30:57 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Seems those ether studies of decades ago may have discovered something directional after all.

___Seems those ether studies of decades ago may have discovered something directional after all.

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2016-02-08 19:47:25 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

LIGO and gravitational waves.

Latest rumour of gravitational waves is probably true this time

Never mind the rumours. A New Scientist investigation finds that the most-sensitive-ever search for gravitational waves may have caught a whiff of its quarry before it even started listening officially.

We found that the first search began on 17 September, starting in the constellation Dorado and veering across other southern sky constellations (see blue spots on map). LIGO’s observing run officially began the very next morning, but the experiment had spent the previous few weeks collecting data in preparation.

The first rumour of a signal appeared just a week later, to the consternation of team members. If borne out, then the first signal ever seen fell into LIGO’s lap before the experiment officially started.

Two other searches – one around the constellation Aries, the other in the rough vicinity of Hydra – both began on 28 December and continued until the end of the run on 14 January (see red spots on map). The three searches together suggest LIGO may have been unbelievably lucky.

New Scientist focused on searches from the European Southern Observatory, a set of telescopes in Chile that will hunt for the bright flash of light that may accompany a gravitational wave signal. By plotting the locations of these searches, we can infer where and when LIGO’s ears may have been pricked.___LIGO and gravitational waves.

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2016-02-08 19:45:10 (2 comments; 8 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

Return of Google's security checkup, and "gift" of 2 GB of cloud storage.

Get 2GB of free Google Drive storage for completing a security check on your Google Account.

https://security.google.com/settings/security/secureaccount___Return of Google's security checkup, and "gift" of 2 GB of cloud storage.

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2016-02-08 18:55:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Usborne classics released as free PDFs.

These were coding books that were popular in the early 80s.

http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2016/02/usborne-releases-1980s-coding-books-as-free-pdfs/

Usborne classics released as free PDFs.

These were coding books that were popular in the early 80s.

http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2016/02/usborne-releases-1980s-coding-books-as-free-pdfs/___

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2016-02-08 17:40:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Have to love the headline: "Three Ways to Bust Ghostly Dark Matter."

Here are three ways that evidence for dark matter is being pursued.

https://www6.slac.stanford.edu/news/2016-02-08-three-ways-bust-ghostly-dark-matter.aspx

Have to love the headline: "Three Ways to Bust Ghostly Dark Matter."

Here are three ways that evidence for dark matter is being pursued.

https://www6.slac.stanford.edu/news/2016-02-08-three-ways-bust-ghostly-dark-matter.aspx___

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2016-02-08 17:32:48 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Good to see this page is still operating.

That would be the hack-attack map powered by Norse Corp. The page has been up and down over the past week as the parent company faces an uncertain future.

There's lots of interactivity in this page. Try it. http://hp.ipviking.com 

Good to see this page is still operating.

That would be the hack-attack map powered by Norse Corp. The page has been up and down over the past week as the parent company faces an uncertain future.

There's lots of interactivity in this page. Try it. http://hp.ipviking.com ___

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2016-02-08 17:29:52 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

No confirmation yet of cyber hack at DOJ-DHS

That would be the US Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security. The initial dump of some 9000 DHS employee names, email addresses, titles, phone numbers has been more or less verified by a reporter contacted by the supposed hacker.

There are indications that there is much more data involved in the hack.

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/us-doj-dhs-yet-to-confirm-breach-leak/d/d-id/1324224?_mc=sm_dr&hootPostID=cea6c9819acb928fed79df3f2a204f11

No confirmation yet of cyber hack at DOJ-DHS

That would be the US Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security. The initial dump of some 9000 DHS employee names, email addresses, titles, phone numbers has been more or less verified by a reporter contacted by the supposed hacker.

There are indications that there is much more data involved in the hack.

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/us-doj-dhs-yet-to-confirm-breach-leak/d/d-id/1324224?_mc=sm_dr&hootPostID=cea6c9819acb928fed79df3f2a204f11___

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2016-02-08 05:25:20 (2 comments; 4 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

Out of this world, literally.

Out of this world, literally.___

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2016-02-07 22:07:04 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

Hawking suggests a way out of the information paradox aka black hole conundrum.

Stephen Hawking’s latest black-hole paper could be a fresh way to solve a black-hole conundrum
Almost a month after Stephen Hawking and his colleagues posted a paper about black holes online, physicists still cannot agree on what it means. Some support the preprint’s claim — that it provides a promising way to tackle a conundrum known as the black ho...___Hawking suggests a way out of the information paradox aka black hole conundrum.

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2016-02-07 16:13:34 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

The incredible (really) story of John Minor.

You'll recognize some of his creations; you may even be using some.

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2016/02/06/the-incredible-story-of-cnets-founder-he-beat-bankruptcy-now-he-wants-to-beat-the-banks/

The incredible (really) story of John Minor.

You'll recognize some of his creations; you may even be using some.

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2016/02/06/the-incredible-story-of-cnets-founder-he-beat-bankruptcy-now-he-wants-to-beat-the-banks/___

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2016-02-07 16:03:33 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Ten best TVs of 2016, according to PC Magazine.

And no mention of HDR, although half of them are 4k units.

Hope you're watching the Super Bowl on one of these TVs.___Ten best TVs of 2016, according to PC Magazine.

And no mention of HDR, although half of them are 4k units.

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2016-02-07 15:56:48 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Messaging app Kik increasingly problematic.

Canada-based Kik has become wildly popular with teenagers. As with all messaging platforms there can be problems. Some of Kik's have been rather high-profile.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/02/06/us/social-media-apps-anonymous-kik-crime.html

Messaging app Kik increasingly problematic.

Canada-based Kik has become wildly popular with teenagers. As with all messaging platforms there can be problems. Some of Kik's have been rather high-profile.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/02/06/us/social-media-apps-anonymous-kik-crime.html___

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2016-02-07 02:21:47 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Potential for the blockchain in real estate transactions.

3 Ways That The Blockchain Will Change The Real Estate Market___Potential for the blockchain in real estate transactions.

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2016-02-07 01:53:03 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

What exactly does this vague Google Drive/Docs error mean?



What exactly does this vague Google Drive/Docs error mean?

___

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2016-02-06 23:28:42 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Bizarre story from earlier in the week...

The White House has banned its own security researcher, possibly due to his reporting on Edward Snowden.___Bizarre story from earlier in the week...

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2016-02-06 15:35:08 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Another PayPal scam.

Well, it's nothing to do with PayPal of course. It's a way to get you to part with enough information so that your credit card can be used by someone else.

This person really likes capital letters!



Another PayPal scam.

Well, it's nothing to do with PayPal of course. It's a way to get you to part with enough information so that your credit card can be used by someone else.

This person really likes capital letters!

___

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2016-02-06 15:33:23 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Typical PayPal identity scam.

Just arrived. Note the country code in the URL. And the use of "informations". Of course it is nothing to do with PayPal. It's simply a way to steal credit card data.


Typical PayPal identity scam.

Just arrived. Note the country code in the URL. And the use of "informations". Of course it is nothing to do with PayPal. It's simply a way to steal credit card data.
___

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2016-02-06 15:27:23 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Yes, that banking site looks legitimate.

Getting a barrage of RBC account verification emails this morning. They all say I need to log in to my RBC account regularly. Oh, sure.

Take a good look at that URL. BTW, this is the second screen in the process. The first screen asks for an account number and password; just enter anything random to get to this point.



Yes, that banking site looks legitimate.

Getting a barrage of RBC account verification emails this morning. They all say I need to log in to my RBC account regularly. Oh, sure.

Take a good look at that URL. BTW, this is the second screen in the process. The first screen asks for an account number and password; just enter anything random to get to this point.

___

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2016-02-06 01:25:26 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 35 +1s)Open 

Another of the 12 men who walked on the moon dies. Edgar Mitchell passes on at 85.

It was a remarkable period of scientific accomplishment for the American space program. Six missions with successful moon landings. One that didn't have a landing but that was nonetheless a testament to American ingenuity and a determination to bring its astronauts home.

http://www.americaspace.com/?p=91365

Another of the 12 men who walked on the moon dies. Edgar Mitchell passes on at 85.

It was a remarkable period of scientific accomplishment for the American space program. Six missions with successful moon landings. One that didn't have a landing but that was nonetheless a testament to American ingenuity and a determination to bring its astronauts home.

http://www.americaspace.com/?p=91365___

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2016-02-05 14:33:51 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

You'll love this: Frinkiac.com: a Simpsons quotes search engine. frinkiac.com.

Enter a term; for example "wallet inspector". Up comes a set of screen caps from that particular Simspons scene, along with a meme generator.

Irresistible. 

You'll love this: Frinkiac.com: a Simpsons quotes search engine. frinkiac.com.

Enter a term; for example "wallet inspector". Up comes a set of screen caps from that particular Simspons scene, along with a meme generator.

Irresistible. ___

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2016-02-05 05:47:45 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

Gearing up for the 36th annual Physics Balsa Bridge Building Contest.

Fortunate to have a lot of high-profile sponsors, but the economic downturn means fewer than last year's record.

More about our sponsors in subsequent posts.


http://balsabridge.com

Gearing up for the 36th annual Physics Balsa Bridge Building Contest.

Fortunate to have a lot of high-profile sponsors, but the economic downturn means fewer than last year's record.

More about our sponsors in subsequent posts.


http://balsabridge.com___

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2016-02-05 05:38:25 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

New properties of superconductivity.

A Canadian study looks into the interesting area of electronic nematicity.

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-physicists-properties-superconductivity.html

New properties of superconductivity.

A Canadian study looks into the interesting area of electronic nematicity.

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-physicists-properties-superconductivity.html___

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2016-02-05 02:54:45 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Google helps in the fight against deceptive web content.

Chrome will more actively warn users about deceptive content on web pages.

https://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.ca/2016/02/no-more-deceptive-download-buttons.html

Google helps in the fight against deceptive web content.

Chrome will more actively warn users about deceptive content on web pages.

https://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.ca/2016/02/no-more-deceptive-download-buttons.html___

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2016-02-05 02:41:56 (3 comments; 4 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Forget gigabytes and terabytes. It's time to talk zettabytes.

A zettabyte: approximately how much Internet traffic will move during 2016.

That's a billion terabytes. Or a trillion gigabytes. And it is largely being driven by mobile devices.

For the record, a zettabyte is represented by a one followed by w21 zeroes.

http://recode.net/2016/02/03/phones-will-drive-internet-traffic-past-the-zettabyte-mark-this-year/

Forget gigabytes and terabytes. It's time to talk zettabytes.

A zettabyte: approximately how much Internet traffic will move during 2016.

That's a billion terabytes. Or a trillion gigabytes. And it is largely being driven by mobile devices.

For the record, a zettabyte is represented by a one followed by w21 zeroes.

http://recode.net/2016/02/03/phones-will-drive-internet-traffic-past-the-zettabyte-mark-this-year/___

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2016-02-04 17:38:10 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

That didn't last long. Google back behind Apple as world's most valuable company.

That didn't last long. Google back behind Apple as world's most valuable company.___

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2016-02-04 14:13:05 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Domain name expiry scam.

See this one every now and then. Sometimes it arrives as a physical document. Here it is in email form. It suggests that a domain name is about to expire. In this case the domain name is good through 2019 but the scam says it expires next month.

Clicking on the payment button brings up a credit card entry page, along with this lovely "about us" statement:

About Us
This website was generated by people who believe that site owners can help each other in order to get better results. By providing the tools and the environment, we hope to develop a virtual community that will work together to bring more Internet traffic.

Another lucrative scam.




Domain name expiry scam.

See this one every now and then. Sometimes it arrives as a physical document. Here it is in email form. It suggests that a domain name is about to expire. In this case the domain name is good through 2019 but the scam says it expires next month.

Clicking on the payment button brings up a credit card entry page, along with this lovely "about us" statement:

About Us
This website was generated by people who believe that site owners can help each other in order to get better results. By providing the tools and the environment, we hope to develop a virtual community that will work together to bring more Internet traffic.

Another lucrative scam.


___

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2016-02-04 05:35:15 (0 comments; 5 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Russia makes plans for a manned lunar landing.

However, it won't occur until the end of the 2020s. Superficially the lander looks similar to the LEM, the lunar excursion module that took Armstrong and Aldrin, and five other teams to the moon's surface.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/moon-mars/news/a19269/revealed-russias-manned-lunar-lander/

Russia makes plans for a manned lunar landing.

However, it won't occur until the end of the 2020s. Superficially the lander looks similar to the LEM, the lunar excursion module that took Armstrong and Aldrin, and five other teams to the moon's surface.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/moon-mars/news/a19269/revealed-russias-manned-lunar-lander/___

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2016-02-03 21:16:51 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Of course Macs are immune to malware, right?

For those seeing beyond the rhetoric here are ten apps to help combat malware on your Mac.

This is from eWeek so you many have to look past the advertising.

http://www.eweek.com/pc-hardware/slideshows/10-apps-to-defend-your-mac-from-malware-cyber-attacks.html

Of course Macs are immune to malware, right?

For those seeing beyond the rhetoric here are ten apps to help combat malware on your Mac.

This is from eWeek so you many have to look past the advertising.

http://www.eweek.com/pc-hardware/slideshows/10-apps-to-defend-your-mac-from-malware-cyber-attacks.html___

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2016-02-03 20:49:27 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Filming a piece on earthquake detection systems in my school.

My school is part of a network known as the UBC Earthquake Early Warning System. The system uses sophisticated sensors and communications systems to give students an advance warning of an impending earthquake.

https://twitter.com/JamesRobertsCBC/status/694979037140226050

Filming a piece on earthquake detection systems in my school.

My school is part of a network known as the UBC Earthquake Early Warning System. The system uses sophisticated sensors and communications systems to give students an advance warning of an impending earthquake.

https://twitter.com/JamesRobertsCBC/status/694979037140226050___

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2016-02-03 19:35:51 (4 comments; 6 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

HP kicks up its Chromebook game.

A ruggedized unit for schools.

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2016/02/03/hp-launches-new-education-chromebook/

HP kicks up its Chromebook game.

A ruggedized unit for schools.

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2016/02/03/hp-launches-new-education-chromebook/___

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2016-02-03 02:51:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Too bad that Norse Corp. has imploded.

Or so it would seem. Even the co-founder isn't sure if his company still exists.

Although there is still a simpler version of this wonderful realtime "hacking" display available, the one below has vanished. 

Too bad that Norse Corp. has imploded.

Or so it would seem. Even the co-founder isn't sure if his company still exists.

Although there is still a simpler version of this wonderful realtime "hacking" display available, the one below has vanished. ___

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2016-02-02 14:56:06 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

There you go: the blip that pushed GOOG past AAPL.

To make Google, er Alphabet, the world's most valuable company, as measured by market capitalization. It's not by much, a paltry ten billion dollars or so, but that gap could increase. 

There you go: the blip that pushed GOOG past AAPL.

To make Google, er Alphabet, the world's most valuable company, as measured by market capitalization. It's not by much, a paltry ten billion dollars or so, but that gap could increase. ___

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2016-02-02 02:00:16 (1 comments; 4 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

Google (er, Alphabet) poised to move ahead of Apple as world's most valuable company.

Will likely happen just after the opening bell tomorrow morning. In after the bell trading this evening it is all but confirmed, with GOOG up markedly on strong earnings reports.


Google (er, Alphabet) poised to move ahead of Apple as world's most valuable company.

Will likely happen just after the opening bell tomorrow morning. In after the bell trading this evening it is all but confirmed, with GOOG up markedly on strong earnings reports.
___

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2016-02-01 19:33:25 (6 comments; 2 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Remember all that free cloud storage you earned from Barracuda Network's copy.com service?

It's the end of the road. The company is shutting down its cloud storage service. So much for the 250 gigs of "free" storage I have.

The service will be shutting down May 1 2016.



Remember all that free cloud storage you earned from Barracuda Network's copy.com service?

It's the end of the road. The company is shutting down its cloud storage service. So much for the 250 gigs of "free" storage I have.

The service will be shutting down May 1 2016.

___

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2016-02-01 05:12:58 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

Wonderful video montage of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.

At one time Ceres was classified as a planet. Now it's the latest solar system object to be mapped by an orbiting satellite.

http://www.cnet.com/news/soar-over-dwarf-planet-ceres-surface-in-awe-inspiring-nasa-video/

Wonderful video montage of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.

At one time Ceres was classified as a planet. Now it's the latest solar system object to be mapped by an orbiting satellite.

http://www.cnet.com/news/soar-over-dwarf-planet-ceres-surface-in-awe-inspiring-nasa-video/___

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2016-01-31 22:00:20 (3 comments; 5 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

Serious, large-scale hack of NASA systems?

Including taking control of a large drone over the Pacific? Note the source of this article, Infowars. As +Leonard Burdek III implies below in his comment, this article should be treated with some skepticism, at least for now. I'll leave the post here but may remove it. I have added question marks to both the title of this post and to the first sentence.

http://www.infowars.com/hackers-allegedly-hijack-drone-after-massive-breach-at-nasa/

Serious, large-scale hack of NASA systems?

Including taking control of a large drone over the Pacific? Note the source of this article, Infowars. As +Leonard Burdek III implies below in his comment, this article should be treated with some skepticism, at least for now. I'll leave the post here but may remove it. I have added question marks to both the title of this post and to the first sentence.

http://www.infowars.com/hackers-allegedly-hijack-drone-after-massive-breach-at-nasa/___

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2016-01-31 21:42:25 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Word docs part of attack on Ukraine electrical systems.

The Word docs are used as the vector to drop additional material onto computer systems used as part of the command and control structure for Ukraine's electricity supply network.

http://www.securityweek.com/attackers-use-word-docs-deliver-blackenergy-malware

Word docs part of attack on Ukraine electrical systems.

The Word docs are used as the vector to drop additional material onto computer systems used as part of the command and control structure for Ukraine's electricity supply network.

http://www.securityweek.com/attackers-use-word-docs-deliver-blackenergy-malware___

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2016-01-31 21:32:01 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Water ice distribution on Pluto.

http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/pluto-s-widespread-water-ice

Water ice distribution on Pluto.

http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/pluto-s-widespread-water-ice___

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2016-01-31 15:47:20 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Lead gens, the Israeli connection and the murky world of locksmiths located through Google Search.

What a mess. A $19 locksmithing job turns into a $350 charge. A locksmithing company located through a Google search turns out to have a fake presence on Google Maps. And it's part of a massive network of fake locksmiths nationwide.

The Israeli angle turns out to be particularly interesting.

You'll find this article very interesting, and you'll never look at Google search results the same way again.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/31/business/fake-online-locksmiths-may-be-out-to-pick-your-pocket-too.html?_r=0 

Lead gens, the Israeli connection and the murky world of locksmiths located through Google Search.

What a mess. A $19 locksmithing job turns into a $350 charge. A locksmithing company located through a Google search turns out to have a fake presence on Google Maps. And it's part of a massive network of fake locksmiths nationwide.

The Israeli angle turns out to be particularly interesting.

You'll find this article very interesting, and you'll never look at Google search results the same way again.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/31/business/fake-online-locksmiths-may-be-out-to-pick-your-pocket-too.html?_r=0 ___

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2016-01-31 02:26:07 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

This guy owned the google.com domain name, for a whole minute.

Still, it netted the new "owner" a spot of cash, which went to a charity.

http://www.cnet.com/news/what-did-google-pay-the-guy-who-briefly-owned-google-com/

This guy owned the google.com domain name, for a whole minute.

Still, it netted the new "owner" a spot of cash, which went to a charity.

http://www.cnet.com/news/what-did-google-pay-the-guy-who-briefly-owned-google-com/___

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2016-01-30 21:54:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Songza's last day is today.

As of tomorrow the integration of Songza in to Google Play Music will be complete. The Songza team sent out a last day notice to users urging them to adopt the Google service.



Songza's last day is today.

As of tomorrow the integration of Songza in to Google Play Music will be complete. The Songza team sent out a last day notice to users urging them to adopt the Google service.

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2016-01-30 17:17:58 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Norse Corp said to be imploding.

You may know the name from the company's analysis of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack. I know them for their compelling attack maps that I have playing on a large-screen TV in my computer classroom.

Well, it appears that investor infighting may spell the end of the company as soon as Monday.

More here from Brian Krebs.

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/01/sources-security-firm-norse-corp-imploding/


Norse Corp said to be imploding.

You may know the name from the company's analysis of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack. I know them for their compelling attack maps that I have playing on a large-screen TV in my computer classroom.

Well, it appears that investor infighting may spell the end of the company as soon as Monday.

More here from Brian Krebs.

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/01/sources-security-firm-norse-corp-imploding/
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2016-01-30 16:51:23 (7 comments; 9 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

Windows Phone is dead.

That was pretty much all-but-confirmed in Microsoft's latest quarterly report. All that remains is for the company and CEO Satya Nadella to file a death certificate. Whether that comes before or after a rumoured Surface Phone, who knows?

With just 1.1% of the smartphone space, Windows Phone is no longer viable for apps developers. It is finished.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2016/01/30/microsoft-windows-phone-lumia-sales-crash/#bd81f01d3f4a

Windows Phone is dead.

That was pretty much all-but-confirmed in Microsoft's latest quarterly report. All that remains is for the company and CEO Satya Nadella to file a death certificate. Whether that comes before or after a rumoured Surface Phone, who knows?

With just 1.1% of the smartphone space, Windows Phone is no longer viable for apps developers. It is finished.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2016/01/30/microsoft-windows-phone-lumia-sales-crash/#bd81f01d3f4a___

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2016-01-30 16:32:29 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Malwarebytes tackles ransomware.

Names like Cryptolocker, Cryptowall strike fear in the hearts of seasoned network and security administrators.

Respected security company Malwarebytes yesterday announced a beta release of a last-line-of-defense product that will prevent ransomware from encrypting files.

For now Malwarebytes anti-ransomware is an early-stage beta and separate from the company's flagship product. Eventually it will be incorporated into the standard product.

And in case you are wondering why you would need this if you already subscribe to Malwarebytes Anti-malware and Anti-exploit software, here's the company' answer:

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/177816-i-have-mbam-and-mbae-why-do-i-need-anti-ransomware/
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Malwarebytes tackles ransomware.

Names like Cryptolocker, Cryptowall strike fear in the hearts of seasoned network and security administrators.

Respected security company Malwarebytes yesterday announced a beta release of a last-line-of-defense product that will prevent ransomware from encrypting files.

For now Malwarebytes anti-ransomware is an early-stage beta and separate from the company's flagship product. Eventually it will be incorporated into the standard product.

And in case you are wondering why you would need this if you already subscribe to Malwarebytes Anti-malware and Anti-exploit software, here's the company' answer:

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/177816-i-have-mbam-and-mbae-why-do-i-need-anti-ransomware/

https://blog.malwarebytes.org/news/2016/01/introducing-the-malwarebytes-anti-ransomware-beta/___

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2016-01-30 16:14:39 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

US Congress to tackle Juniper Networks "backdoor" security concern.

This could be embarrassing to the US government itself if it can be shown that the NSA struck a deal with Juniper Networks to have a security bypass backdoor installed in router and switch gear from the California company.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-juniper-networks-congress-idUSKCN0V708P

US Congress to tackle Juniper Networks "backdoor" security concern.

This could be embarrassing to the US government itself if it can be shown that the NSA struck a deal with Juniper Networks to have a security bypass backdoor installed in router and switch gear from the California company.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-juniper-networks-congress-idUSKCN0V708P___

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2016-01-30 16:10:54 (22 comments; 10 reshares; 46 +1s)Open 

And he's not afraid to use the term "computer science."

Whereas other politicians bandy about the term "coding", US president Barack Obama has pledged to seek $4 billion in funding to support expanded teaching of computer science in US K-12 schools.

http://www.wired.com/2016/01/obama-pledges-4-billion-to-computer-science-in-us-schools/

And he's not afraid to use the term "computer science."

Whereas other politicians bandy about the term "coding", US president Barack Obama has pledged to seek $4 billion in funding to support expanded teaching of computer science in US K-12 schools.

http://www.wired.com/2016/01/obama-pledges-4-billion-to-computer-science-in-us-schools/___

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2016-01-30 15:53:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Another millimetre Internet communications project: Project Skybender.

Google has a secretive project running in the deserts of New Mexico. Project Skybender aims to deliver data at unheard of speeds using short-path millimetre waves in the 28 GHz spectrum.

The project is very tricky and involves some rather large drones, one of which crashed last year.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jan/29/project-skybender-google-drone-tests-internet-spaceport-virgin-galactic

Another millimetre Internet communications project: Project Skybender.

Google has a secretive project running in the deserts of New Mexico. Project Skybender aims to deliver data at unheard of speeds using short-path millimetre waves in the 28 GHz spectrum.

The project is very tricky and involves some rather large drones, one of which crashed last year.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jan/29/project-skybender-google-drone-tests-internet-spaceport-virgin-galactic___

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2016-01-30 05:08:13 (12 comments; 4 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

The state of private sector fusion research.

Don't count on anything in the way of production fusion in the next decade, dare I say two or three decades. And that brings us into the range of 30 to 40 years. That number "40" has some cachet in fusion research as in "electricity from fusion is always 40 years down the road." It's been that way since the late 50s.

Everything you need to know about private-sector fusion research:___The state of private sector fusion research.

Don't count on anything in the way of production fusion in the next decade, dare I say two or three decades. And that brings us into the range of 30 to 40 years. That number "40" has some cachet in fusion research as in "electricity from fusion is always 40 years down the road." It's been that way since the late 50s.

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2016-01-30 02:02:57 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Just shy of four years since I began using a Chromebook.

Just found my first post about using a Chromebook, from back in March 2012. I bought a set of thirty Chromebooks for my school, sight unseen, directly from Google. They are still pretty much all working. 

Here's that first post. 

https://plus.google.com/105201176373156907412/posts/ChEMuzUiFav

Just shy of four years since I began using a Chromebook.

Just found my first post about using a Chromebook, from back in March 2012. I bought a set of thirty Chromebooks for my school, sight unseen, directly from Google. They are still pretty much all working. 

Here's that first post. 

https://plus.google.com/105201176373156907412/posts/ChEMuzUiFav___

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2016-01-29 04:21:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Microsoft issues upbeat quarterly report.

MSFT beats the street on strong numbers for Surface, Office 365, Azure cloud services.

http://www.ibtimes.com/microsoft-corporation-msft-q2-2016-earnings-revenue-beats-street-strong-surface-2284867

Microsoft issues upbeat quarterly report.

MSFT beats the street on strong numbers for Surface, Office 365, Azure cloud services.

http://www.ibtimes.com/microsoft-corporation-msft-q2-2016-earnings-revenue-beats-street-strong-surface-2284867___

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