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Peter Vogel

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

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

Location: Vancouver BC Canada

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2016-06-16 14:00:35 (34 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Microsoft ramps up its attack on Chromebooks.

Not that anyone in this community will ever need it, but Microsoft has just issued a Chromebook to Windows migration guide.

I've heard of numerous schools migrating the other way. It would be interesting to hear from a school or district that actually makes use of this new guide.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edu/windows/chromebook-migration-guide

Most reshares: 14

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2016-06-17 15:48:17 (4 comments; 14 reshares; 36 +1s; )Open 

SketchUp running on my Chromebook!

My school became a SketchUp user the day it was first released to the public by Google. Now of course it belongs to another company, Trimble. Today that company has made available a web-based version of SketchUp. We'll be using it with Chromebooks!

It's in beta-invite release for the moment. 

Most plusones: 45

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2016-06-16 17:37:05 (8 comments; 4 reshares; 45 +1s; )Open 

Earth has a newly-discovered companion: an asteroid.

Not to worry. It keeps a healthy distance and it is what is known as a quasi-stable orbit.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/16/us/nasa-asteroid-circles-earth/index.html?sr=twCNN061616nasa-asteroid-circles-earth0531PMStoryLink&linkId=25615884

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2016-06-28 15:43:07 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

If you love looking up song lyrics you'll like the deal Google has struck with a Canadian company.

And you'll be checking out lyrics today, if you are in the US.

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/digital-and-mobile/7416692/google-licenses-lyricfind-for-search-results

If you love looking up song lyrics you'll like the deal Google has struck with a Canadian company.

And you'll be checking out lyrics today, if you are in the US.

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/digital-and-mobile/7416692/google-licenses-lyricfind-for-search-results___

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2016-06-28 15:28:40 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 39 +1s; )Open 

Five years of Google+

I first used Google+ while spending a month with a group of physics teachers at CERN and the Large Hadron Collider. I had requested access, which came through the day I arrived in Geneva.

I was hooked and from that time have pretty much never missed making a daily post (and usually many more).

Early on the legendary +Robert Scoble put me in a recommended circle, quickly driving my follower count skyward. Eventually it reached 50,000+, but that number has pretty much been static since last September. Oh there have been a few thousand added to various collections, but let's face it, most of those 50k are phantom followers (or is it circlers).

In large part they, including the aforementioned Scoble, have moved to Facebook.

I'm grateful for all the people who are still active here, keeping it the rich platform it is.... more »

Thank You!

Over the last five years each and every one of you helped me become different, more balanced in my views, more open in my thinking, willing to concede that even when someone else's point of view was wrong, they had a right to it and that right had to be addressed rather than shut down.

You've been privy to some of my innermost thoughts and I have shared openly, insights I have had and ideas I discovered, issues I could see and hopes and dreams I wanted to share. Your conversations have given me hope when sometimes I thought there was not a lot to be hopeful about and made me realize that underneath it all, the titles and ideologies, jobs and ethnicities, languages and histories, what actually mattered was the person rather than the beliefs.

I have seen some of you grow and develop out of all this interaction, frequently overtaking me in the scope of your thinking and the breadth of your knowledge.

I have no idea how far this journey will take us. I don't know whether the challenges we face, which are considerable, will prove to be too big for us to deal with. What I can promise you is that I will continue to share openly and strive to think clearly. My tiny way of saying "Thank You!" to each and everyone of you I have met or interacted with on this platform. ___Five years of Google+

I first used Google+ while spending a month with a group of physics teachers at CERN and the Large Hadron Collider. I had requested access, which came through the day I arrived in Geneva.

I was hooked and from that time have pretty much never missed making a daily post (and usually many more).

Early on the legendary +Robert Scoble put me in a recommended circle, quickly driving my follower count skyward. Eventually it reached 50,000+, but that number has pretty much been static since last September. Oh there have been a few thousand added to various collections, but let's face it, most of those 50k are phantom followers (or is it circlers).

In large part they, including the aforementioned Scoble, have moved to Facebook.

I'm grateful for all the people who are still active here, keeping it the rich platform it is. I'm thinking the likes of +Laura Gibbs and +Wolfgang Rupprecht  and so many others.

Who knows what the future holds for G+ but I'm bracing myself for the fact that Google could pull the plug on this experiment tomorrow.

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2016-06-28 15:17:18 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

The cold reality of 3D printing, and why you'll likely never own a 3D printer.

As the field matures, the low-end of the market, units costing below say $1,000, are selling in rather low numbers.

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3088949/3d-printing/why-youll-never-buy-a-3d-printer.html

The cold reality of 3D printing, and why you'll likely never own a 3D printer.

As the field matures, the low-end of the market, units costing below say $1,000, are selling in rather low numbers.

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3088949/3d-printing/why-youll-never-buy-a-3d-printer.html___

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2016-06-28 11:16:02 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Wow! Richard Branson says Brexit has shaved about a third off his Virgin Group's market value.

Furthermore, says Brexit immediately cost his group a deal that would have resulted in 3000 jobs.

Calls for second vote. Says Britain headed for recession.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-virgin-idUSKCN0ZE11M?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=577259de04d3015e2156f02e&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Wow! Richard Branson says Brexit has shaved about a third off his Virgin Group's market value.

Furthermore, says Brexit immediately cost his group a deal that would have resulted in 3000 jobs.

Calls for second vote. Says Britain headed for recession.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-virgin-idUSKCN0ZE11M?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=577259de04d3015e2156f02e&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter___

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2016-06-28 10:57:59 (1 comments; 5 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Attack on Microsoft's Office 365 customers.

Not clear what is going on here other than that it involves ransomware with an audio twist (and of course a BTC-based payment demand). The ransomware attack is triggered through a phishing email but it's not clear how the attackers rustled up the list of O365 customers.

http://www.scmagazine.com/microsoft-office-365-hit-with-massive-cerber-ransomware-attack-report/article/505845/

#compsec

Attack on Microsoft's Office 365 customers.

Not clear what is going on here other than that it involves ransomware with an audio twist (and of course a BTC-based payment demand). The ransomware attack is triggered through a phishing email but it's not clear how the attackers rustled up the list of O365 customers.

http://www.scmagazine.com/microsoft-office-365-hit-with-massive-cerber-ransomware-attack-report/article/505845/

#compsec___

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2016-06-27 17:23:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Google doesn't hold back at ISTE16

Unleashes a flurry of announcements and upgrades. Some quite impressive.

Some, unfortunately, US-only. I'm thinking of the special deals for WeVideo, Soundtrap and Explain Everything. These are wonderful packages. In my school we are big on WeVideo and Soundtrap and are just signing a deal for licenses. We won't be able to take part in this new promo as we are in Canada.

Other big deals: Cast for Classroom, Expeditions, and graded quizzes in forms.

https://googleblog.blogspot.ca/2016/06/technology-help-teachers.html

Google doesn't hold back at ISTE16

Unleashes a flurry of announcements and upgrades. Some quite impressive.

Some, unfortunately, US-only. I'm thinking of the special deals for WeVideo, Soundtrap and Explain Everything. These are wonderful packages. In my school we are big on WeVideo and Soundtrap and are just signing a deal for licenses. We won't be able to take part in this new promo as we are in Canada.

Other big deals: Cast for Classroom, Expeditions, and graded quizzes in forms.

https://googleblog.blogspot.ca/2016/06/technology-help-teachers.html___

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2016-06-27 17:01:11 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Another biggie from Google: Google Cast for Education.

Built into Classroom. In beta release now.

https://youtu.be/07KFD5fGq_4?t=4

Another biggie from Google: Google Cast for Education.

Built into Classroom. In beta release now.

https://youtu.be/07KFD5fGq_4?t=4___

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2016-06-27 17:00:45 (5 comments; 7 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Another biggie from Google: Google Cast for Education.

Built into Classroom. In beta release now. Do these guy never rest?

https://youtu.be/07KFD5fGq_4?t=4

Another biggie from Google: Google Cast for Education.

Built into Classroom. In beta release now. Do these guy never rest?

https://youtu.be/07KFD5fGq_4?t=4___

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2016-06-27 13:53:26 (11 comments; 3 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Here comes Amazon Inspire.

For you, the teacher. The company sets out to disrupt another area, this time education resources, from lesson plans to Chromebooks.

You'll have to request access.

"Help shape the future of open educational resources.

Someday soon, teachers everywhere will have free and unlimited access to educator-created digital educational resources. This is your chance to get in early."

https://www.amazoninspire.com/access

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/28/technology/amazon-unveils-online-education-service-for-teachers.html?_r=0

Here comes Amazon Inspire.

For you, the teacher. The company sets out to disrupt another area, this time education resources, from lesson plans to Chromebooks.

You'll have to request access.

"Help shape the future of open educational resources.

Someday soon, teachers everywhere will have free and unlimited access to educator-created digital educational resources. This is your chance to get in early."

https://www.amazoninspire.com/access

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/28/technology/amazon-unveils-online-education-service-for-teachers.html?_r=0___

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2016-06-26 20:18:06 (8 comments; 7 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Street lighting, human health and a rethink of those LED lights being installed by cities.

The AMA has taken a stance on LED street lighting that is beginning to take over in some cities. Their stance suggests a rethink on adoption of these lights may be needed.

What is happening in your city?

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/21/health/led-streetlights-ama/?iid=ob_homepage_deskrecommended_pool

Street lighting, human health and a rethink of those LED lights being installed by cities.

The AMA has taken a stance on LED street lighting that is beginning to take over in some cities. Their stance suggests a rethink on adoption of these lights may be needed.

What is happening in your city?

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/21/health/led-streetlights-ama/?iid=ob_homepage_deskrecommended_pool___

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2016-06-26 19:57:15 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Majorana Fermions?

Maybe. This seems to be a breaking news story. Note that this particular account contains spelling and grammatical errors that may be the result of automated translation software.

http://english.cctv.com/2016/06/23/VIDE1MsA06i12lySWNX9Vw0l160623.shtml

Majorana Fermions?

Maybe. This seems to be a breaking news story. Note that this particular account contains spelling and grammatical errors that may be the result of automated translation software.

http://english.cctv.com/2016/06/23/VIDE1MsA06i12lySWNX9Vw0l160623.shtml___

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2016-06-26 14:25:48 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Check out Google Domain pricing and available TLDs.

Google has simplified the domain acquisition process for a broad array of TLDs.

Check it out here.

https://support.google.com/domains/answer/6010092?hl=en&_ga=1.37814435.1049963657.1466950810

via +Esther Wojcicki

Check out Google Domain pricing and available TLDs.

Google has simplified the domain acquisition process for a broad array of TLDs.

Check it out here.

https://support.google.com/domains/answer/6010092?hl=en&_ga=1.37814435.1049963657.1466950810

via +Esther Wojcicki___

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2016-06-25 20:35:55 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Obama and Zuck at GES2016.

300 investor-types and 700 entrepreneurial types from around the world were in attendance at Stanford for the three-day event. My younger son was among those invited.

http://www.cnet.com/news/obama-zuck-entrepreneurship-stanford-brexit-facebook/

Obama and Zuck at GES2016.

300 investor-types and 700 entrepreneurial types from around the world were in attendance at Stanford for the three-day event. My younger son was among those invited.

http://www.cnet.com/news/obama-zuck-entrepreneurship-stanford-brexit-facebook/___

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2016-06-25 17:28:09 (2 comments; 4 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Canadians receiving notice-and-notice shakedowns from Hollywood-hired agencies.

Canadian law permits notices, filed through ISPs, to end users who have downloaded media. It does not permit shakedown notices and monetary demands.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/piracy-copyright-infringement-canada-1.3640434

Canadians receiving notice-and-notice shakedowns from Hollywood-hired agencies.

Canadian law permits notices, filed through ISPs, to end users who have downloaded media. It does not permit shakedown notices and monetary demands.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/piracy-copyright-infringement-canada-1.3640434___

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2016-06-25 16:42:18 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

YouTube Red steps up its game from cat videos.

Signs on for a major big-budget, Hollywood produced, scripted-for-TV series with Lionsgate.

Presently YTR is only available in the US, Australia and New Zealand, although there are signals that the service is set to expand into Europe.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/24/business/media/youtube-red-buys-step-up-its-first-big-budget-tv-drama.html?_r=0

YouTube Red steps up its game from cat videos.

Signs on for a major big-budget, Hollywood produced, scripted-for-TV series with Lionsgate.

Presently YTR is only available in the US, Australia and New Zealand, although there are signals that the service is set to expand into Europe.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/24/business/media/youtube-red-buys-step-up-its-first-big-budget-tv-drama.html?_r=0___

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2016-06-24 21:26:19 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

At #GES2016.

Proud that my younger son is at this event at Stanford. Here's a photo he's just taken of Sergey Brin in his presentation on entrepreneurial spirit.

"Failure isn't important, and neither is success for that matter" - Sergey Brin at #GES2016 reminding entrepreneurs that the startup journey itself is the most enjoyable part, and to value the opportunity to work on an entrepreneurial pursuit. ___At #GES2016.

Proud that my younger son is at this event at Stanford. Here's a photo he's just taken of Sergey Brin in his presentation on entrepreneurial spirit.

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2016-06-24 18:02:03 (8 comments; 5 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Well, let's not get carried away here: stealing computer data via its fan!

How malware could steal data from an air-gapped PC - via its fan.

Read more in my latest article for the +Bitdefender blog:

http://www.hotforsecurity.com/blog/how-malware-could-steal-data-from-an-air-gapped-pc-via-its-fan-14179.html___Well, let's not get carried away here: stealing computer data via its fan!

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2016-06-24 08:15:42 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Got to see the famous Google self-driving car today at #GES2016 in Stanford, California. The car is much taller than I expected (as tall as an SUV). The staff-person from Google explained that placing the cameras up high enables longer range of vision from the camera / sensor array. So it might be a little while before you have a self-driving Miata.

Got to see the famous Google self-driving car today at #GES2016 in Stanford, California. The car is much taller than I expected (as tall as an SUV). The staff-person from Google explained that placing the cameras up high enables longer range of vision from the camera / sensor array. So it might be a little while before you have a self-driving Miata.___

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2016-06-24 06:49:55 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Brexit triggers limit-down curbs on overnight NY trading.

Suggests morning opening will be down at least 5%.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-23/u-s-stock-index-futures-advance-as-u-k-seen-remaining-in-eu

Brexit triggers limit-down curbs on overnight NY trading.

Suggests morning opening will be down at least 5%.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-23/u-s-stock-index-futures-advance-as-u-k-seen-remaining-in-eu___

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2016-06-24 02:30:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

GES2016

My younger son is attending this rather prestigious event in San Francisco (at Stanford actually) today and tomorrow at the invitation of the American consulate here in Vancouver.

He may be the only representative from BC. Right now he is at a session with John Kerry, later with Barack Obama and then with Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pinchai, Steve Case and others who are all well known as leaders in their fields.

http://www.ges2016.org/press-releases/2016/6/21/global-entrepreneurship-summit-featured-speakers-announced

Here's another article on the event:

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/silicon-valley-obama-keep-hot-button-tech-issues-232920838--finance.html

#proudfather

GES2016

My younger son is attending this rather prestigious event in San Francisco (at Stanford actually) today and tomorrow at the invitation of the American consulate here in Vancouver.

He may be the only representative from BC. Right now he is at a session with John Kerry, later with Barack Obama and then with Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pinchai, Steve Case and others who are all well known as leaders in their fields.

http://www.ges2016.org/press-releases/2016/6/21/global-entrepreneurship-summit-featured-speakers-announced

Here's another article on the event:

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/silicon-valley-obama-keep-hot-button-tech-issues-232920838--finance.html

#proudfather___

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2016-06-22 20:54:05 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

PayPal scam.

Looks believable: not. Nothing suspicious about the strange layout or grammar of the initial message, or that the link points to a Russia (.ru) domain which then immediately resolves to an Italy (.it) domain, nor that the language then switches to French.

Yes, that all looks pretty normal, doesn't it. 

PayPal scam.

Looks believable: not. Nothing suspicious about the strange layout or grammar of the initial message, or that the link points to a Russia (.ru) domain which then immediately resolves to an Italy (.it) domain, nor that the language then switches to French.

Yes, that all looks pretty normal, doesn't it. ___

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2016-06-22 17:13:40 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

It's the end of the line for Diablo Canyon.

The well-known nuclear reactor has been supplying California since 1985, and is the last operational nuclear energy facility in the state.

With declining energy prices amidst bountiful supply from renewables, Diablo Canyon is no longer economically viable. Its operator has applied to shut it down in 2025.

In the movie The China Syndrome, the nuclear plant is run by a company with a similar name to that of Diablo Canyon's operator.

The Diablo Canyon plant sits just 60 miles or so from the San Andreas fault.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-21/pg-e-proposing-to-retire-california-s-only-nuclear-reactors

It's the end of the line for Diablo Canyon.

The well-known nuclear reactor has been supplying California since 1985, and is the last operational nuclear energy facility in the state.

With declining energy prices amidst bountiful supply from renewables, Diablo Canyon is no longer economically viable. Its operator has applied to shut it down in 2025.

In the movie The China Syndrome, the nuclear plant is run by a company with a similar name to that of Diablo Canyon's operator.

The Diablo Canyon plant sits just 60 miles or so from the San Andreas fault.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-21/pg-e-proposing-to-retire-california-s-only-nuclear-reactors___

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2016-06-22 17:02:34 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Streaming video service numbers for North America.

Companies such as Netflix are notoriously secretive about their user and usage numbers. However there are companies that can gain insight into just how end users make use of the various streaming video services.

Take a look at this one.

http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-video-usage-continues-to-climb-2016-6?op=1

Streaming video service numbers for North America.

Companies such as Netflix are notoriously secretive about their user and usage numbers. However there are companies that can gain insight into just how end users make use of the various streaming video services.

Take a look at this one.

http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-video-usage-continues-to-climb-2016-6?op=1___

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2016-06-22 16:33:16 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Netflix is a volatile stock.

Here's its play over the course of a year. Remember, this is the year that the business expanded to almost every country on the planet. China being a notable exception.

Here in Canada its growth has been quite astounding, although the company does not release direct numbers itself.


Netflix is a volatile stock.

Here's its play over the course of a year. Remember, this is the year that the business expanded to almost every country on the planet. China being a notable exception.

Here in Canada its growth has been quite astounding, although the company does not release direct numbers itself.
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2016-06-22 16:08:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Here comes BitTorrent TV, a news network.

http://variety.com/2016/digital/news/bittorrent-news-network-hires-1201799271/

Here comes BitTorrent TV, a news network.

http://variety.com/2016/digital/news/bittorrent-news-network-hires-1201799271/___

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2016-06-21 16:03:32 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Haven't seen this one before.


Haven't seen this one before.
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2016-06-21 06:00:29 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Numbers looking good for Spotify.

100 million MAUs. 30 million paying subscribers. Unfortunately, losses are up by 10%. It is a tough business model.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/06/20/spotify-crosses-100m-users/

Numbers looking good for Spotify.

100 million MAUs. 30 million paying subscribers. Unfortunately, losses are up by 10%. It is a tough business model.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/06/20/spotify-crosses-100m-users/___

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2016-06-20 23:15:57 (1 comments; 6 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Big win for net neutrality advocates in Canada.

No free TV for you!

http://business.financialpost.com/fp-tech-desk/bell-mobility-loses-appeal-court-rules-mobile-customers-must-be-charged-for-all-data-used?__lsa=33d3-b49a

Big win for net neutrality advocates in Canada.

No free TV for you!

http://business.financialpost.com/fp-tech-desk/bell-mobility-loses-appeal-court-rules-mobile-customers-must-be-charged-for-all-data-used?__lsa=33d3-b49a___

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2016-06-20 20:13:20 (5 comments; 3 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Another day, another scam.

Here's the Netflix scam. The usual "your account is frozen, update payment information. Of course it's nothing more than a way to collect your credit card information.

Here's how it looks.



Another day, another scam.

Here's the Netflix scam. The usual "your account is frozen, update payment information. Of course it's nothing more than a way to collect your credit card information.

Here's how it looks.

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2016-06-20 18:24:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Stratolaunch on a path to initial flight next year.

You'll see this Paul Allen venture billed as the world's largest aircraft. That's a bit loose as it is based on one parameter alone: wingspan. The Boeing 747-8 and the Airbus A380 are still bigger in other ways.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3649882/Paul-Allens-space-company-nears-debut-worlds-biggest-plane.html

Stratolaunch on a path to initial flight next year.

You'll see this Paul Allen venture billed as the world's largest aircraft. That's a bit loose as it is based on one parameter alone: wingspan. The Boeing 747-8 and the Airbus A380 are still bigger in other ways.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3649882/Paul-Allens-space-company-nears-debut-worlds-biggest-plane.html___

2016-06-20 03:39:50 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Still nothing substantial from Citrix/GoToMyPC.

That would be on their so-called "sophisticated password attack" that led the company to shut down its regular access and force password resets on all customers.

It is important to know the nature of the attack and the degree to which customer data was accessed.

So far, nothing. Check for yourself.

http://status.gotomypc.com/

Still nothing substantial from Citrix/GoToMyPC.

That would be on their so-called "sophisticated password attack" that led the company to shut down its regular access and force password resets on all customers.

It is important to know the nature of the attack and the degree to which customer data was accessed.

So far, nothing. Check for yourself.

http://status.gotomypc.com/___

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2016-06-20 03:34:28 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

One of the Internet's oldest sites continues to serve up weather info.

From the earliest days of the world wide web Plymouth State University became known for its weather data pages.

Here's one still looking pretty much as it did two decades ago. On this day of record-breaking temperatures across the US it shows some of the raw data that goes into those lovely coloured temperature contour maps your favourite TV meteorologist will be using this evening.

http://vortex.plymouth.edu/usheat.gif

One of the Internet's oldest sites continues to serve up weather info.

From the earliest days of the world wide web Plymouth State University became known for its weather data pages.

Here's one still looking pretty much as it did two decades ago. On this day of record-breaking temperatures across the US it shows some of the raw data that goes into those lovely coloured temperature contour maps your favourite TV meteorologist will be using this evening.

http://vortex.plymouth.edu/usheat.gif___

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2016-06-19 22:33:43 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Attend a NASA launch as a social media ambassador.

I'm not eligible. I'm Canadian. However you may be. I'd love to go to one of these.

http://www.nasa.gov/social/spacex-crs-9-social

Attend a NASA launch as a social media ambassador.

I'm not eligible. I'm Canadian. However you may be. I'd love to go to one of these.

http://www.nasa.gov/social/spacex-crs-9-social___

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2016-06-19 22:21:24 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Google building another Chromebook Pixel?

Google could be building another Chromebook Pixel___Google building another Chromebook Pixel?

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2016-06-19 14:40:21 (0 comments; 5 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Netflix: its history and its difficult future.

An extended NYT piece on the company that put video streaming on the map and that essentially invented the phenomenon of binge viewing.

How long can it go on as a money loser?

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/19/magazine/can-netflix-survive-in-the-new-world-it-created.html?_r=0

Netflix: its history and its difficult future.

An extended NYT piece on the company that put video streaming on the map and that essentially invented the phenomenon of binge viewing.

How long can it go on as a money loser?

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/19/magazine/can-netflix-survive-in-the-new-world-it-created.html?_r=0___

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2016-06-19 04:54:44 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

GoToMyPC announces hack: passwords reset.

GoToMyPC has been around a long time. Here's a notice just sent to customers.

Wonder if we will be seeing GoToMyPC user account details eventually showing up on Troy Hunt's haveibeenpwned.com site? In this case though the company, Citrix, has already taken action, requiring a password reset.

Here's a link to the GoToMyPC status page.

http://status.gotomypc.com/

GoToMyPC announces hack: passwords reset.

GoToMyPC has been around a long time. Here's a notice just sent to customers.

Wonder if we will be seeing GoToMyPC user account details eventually showing up on Troy Hunt's haveibeenpwned.com site? In this case though the company, Citrix, has already taken action, requiring a password reset.

Here's a link to the GoToMyPC status page.

http://status.gotomypc.com/___

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2016-06-18 14:21:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Acer notifies regulators of breach of its online store systems.

Says it has notified some 35,000 customers whose data was part of the breach.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/acer-online-store-flaw-let-hackers-steal-a-years-worth-of-credit-cards/

Acer notifies regulators of breach of its online store systems.

Says it has notified some 35,000 customers whose data was part of the breach.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/acer-online-store-flaw-let-hackers-steal-a-years-worth-of-credit-cards/___

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2016-06-18 14:12:16 (7 comments; 4 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Hmm ... a Volkswagen-type cheat in the graphics card industry?

#ASUS  and #MSI  are accused of providing hardware reviewers with cards that are "juiced'___Hmm ... a Volkswagen-type cheat in the graphics card industry?

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2016-06-17 15:48:17 (4 comments; 14 reshares; 36 +1s; )Open 

SketchUp running on my Chromebook!

My school became a SketchUp user the day it was first released to the public by Google. Now of course it belongs to another company, Trimble. Today that company has made available a web-based version of SketchUp. We'll be using it with Chromebooks!

It's in beta-invite release for the moment. 

SketchUp running on my Chromebook!

My school became a SketchUp user the day it was first released to the public by Google. Now of course it belongs to another company, Trimble. Today that company has made available a web-based version of SketchUp. We'll be using it with Chromebooks!

It's in beta-invite release for the moment. ___

2016-06-17 15:25:05 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Chromebook migration tool post stricken from community.

Trying to determine why yesterday's rather popular post about Microsoft's Chromebook Migration Guide was removed. No one contacted me.

Chromebook migration tool post stricken from community.

Trying to determine why yesterday's rather popular post about Microsoft's Chromebook Migration Guide was removed. No one contacted me.___

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2016-06-17 14:54:55 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Apple ordered to halt certain iPhone sales in China in patent violation allegation case. Order stayed.

http://www.wsj.com/article_email/beijing-regulator-orders-apple-to-stop-sales-of-two-iphone-models-1466166711-lMyQjAxMTI2NDE0NzcxMzcwWj

Apple ordered to halt certain iPhone sales in China in patent violation allegation case. Order stayed.

http://www.wsj.com/article_email/beijing-regulator-orders-apple-to-stop-sales-of-two-iphone-models-1466166711-lMyQjAxMTI2NDE0NzcxMzcwWj___

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2016-06-16 17:55:42 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Another Apple ID scam.

Of course, it's nothing to do with Apple. It's strictly a scam to collect credit card data. 

Another Apple ID scam.

Of course, it's nothing to do with Apple. It's strictly a scam to collect credit card data. ___

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2016-06-16 17:37:05 (8 comments; 4 reshares; 45 +1s; )Open 

Earth has a newly-discovered companion: an asteroid.

Not to worry. It keeps a healthy distance and it is what is known as a quasi-stable orbit.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/16/us/nasa-asteroid-circles-earth/index.html?sr=twCNN061616nasa-asteroid-circles-earth0531PMStoryLink&linkId=25615884

Earth has a newly-discovered companion: an asteroid.

Not to worry. It keeps a healthy distance and it is what is known as a quasi-stable orbit.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/16/us/nasa-asteroid-circles-earth/index.html?sr=twCNN061616nasa-asteroid-circles-earth0531PMStoryLink&linkId=25615884___

2016-06-16 17:29:37 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

How to clear that annoying paper jam in the school photocopier.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=290717987937427&id=100009976844402&pnref=story

How to clear that annoying paper jam in the school photocopier.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=290717987937427&id=100009976844402&pnref=story___

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2016-06-16 16:21:01 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 


Microsoft ramps up its attack on Chromebooks.

Not that anyone in this community will ever need it, but Microsoft has just issued a Chromebook to Windows migration guide.

I've heard of numerous schools migrating the other way. It would be interesting to hear from a school or district that actually makes use of this new guide.

(Also posted to GAFE Admins, where it has drawn considerable reaction).

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edu/windows/chromebook-migration-guide


Microsoft ramps up its attack on Chromebooks.

Not that anyone in this community will ever need it, but Microsoft has just issued a Chromebook to Windows migration guide.

I've heard of numerous schools migrating the other way. It would be interesting to hear from a school or district that actually makes use of this new guide.

(Also posted to GAFE Admins, where it has drawn considerable reaction).

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edu/windows/chromebook-migration-guide___

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2016-06-16 14:18:41 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Microsoft releases an application to "Set Up School PCs."

Hmmm ... same day it releases a Chromebook to Windows migration guide.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edu/windows/use-set-up-school-pcs-app

Microsoft releases an application to "Set Up School PCs."

Hmmm ... same day it releases a Chromebook to Windows migration guide.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edu/windows/use-set-up-school-pcs-app___

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2016-06-16 14:00:35 (34 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Microsoft ramps up its attack on Chromebooks.

Not that anyone in this community will ever need it, but Microsoft has just issued a Chromebook to Windows migration guide.

I've heard of numerous schools migrating the other way. It would be interesting to hear from a school or district that actually makes use of this new guide.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edu/windows/chromebook-migration-guide

Microsoft ramps up its attack on Chromebooks.

Not that anyone in this community will ever need it, but Microsoft has just issued a Chromebook to Windows migration guide.

I've heard of numerous schools migrating the other way. It would be interesting to hear from a school or district that actually makes use of this new guide.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edu/windows/chromebook-migration-guide___

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2016-06-16 06:31:00 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

ITER wants more time and money.

Commercial fusion at least 30 years off.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-15/world-s-biggest-science-experiment-seeks-more-time-and-money

ITER wants more time and money.

Commercial fusion at least 30 years off.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-15/world-s-biggest-science-experiment-seeks-more-time-and-money___

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2016-06-16 00:31:22 (1 comments; 4 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

More troubling ransomware.

This time a variant that seems to be able to spread machine-to-machine without the need for end-user action. Only the initial user, in a corporate network, would need to fall for the phishing part of the scheme.

http://www.winbuzzer.com/2016/05/31/microsoft-malware-protection-center-warns-zcryptor-ransomware-xcxwbn/

More troubling ransomware.

This time a variant that seems to be able to spread machine-to-machine without the need for end-user action. Only the initial user, in a corporate network, would need to fall for the phishing part of the scheme.

http://www.winbuzzer.com/2016/05/31/microsoft-malware-protection-center-warns-zcryptor-ransomware-xcxwbn/___

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2016-06-16 00:23:34 (1 comments; 7 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Clever new phishing scheme.

Think hovering your mouse over the URL will save you? Think again!

https://www.grahamcluley.com/2016/06/phishers-using-javascript-redirect-steal-paypal-credentials/

(via +David Bisson)___Clever new phishing scheme.

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