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AKA CW✔ - Just another so called geek on a dead website. Verified Internet Person. What ever that means...
The Ikea BEKANT Sit/Stand Desk Adjusts with the Press of a Button | Cool Material - http://coolmaterial.com/home...
The Ikea BEKANT Sit/Stand Desk Adjusts with the Press of a Button | Cool Material
"You’ve heard all about how you should ditch your traditional desk for a standing one, but you haven’t wanted to invest that kind of money, or have been fearful of the strain on your knees and back. Understandable. Ikea now presents an option that should quell your fears. The BEKANT is an affordable sit/stand desk that transforms with the press of a button. Available in a few different styles, the desk gives you the health benefits of staying on your feet with the ability to take a load off when you need to. Plus it looks a lot better than tossing your computer screen and keyboard on a couple milk crates." - Me from Bookmarklet
No frills but for an electric pushbutton that's like half price of what's been usually available. Not bad. - rönin
Capitola company, Sheriff's Office partner up to test firearm tracking technology - San Jose Mercury News - http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-c...
Capitola company, Sheriff's Office partner up to test firearm tracking technology - San Jose Mercury News
Capitola company, Sheriff's Office partner up to test firearm tracking technology - San Jose Mercury News
"CAPITOLA -- In 1982, when Santa Cruz County Sheriff Phil Wowak started as a volunteer reserve officer in the Capitola Police Department, the most cutting edge technology were personal radios. "As I came on the scene, officers were just getting into radios that were beyond the car," he said. But 32 years after Wowak began his career in law enforcement, he's helping to test the next stage of law enforcement technology: guns that transmit real-time data. The Sheriff's Office is partnering with Yardarm Technologies, a Capitola-based firearms technology company, to test microchips that could monitor when an officer draws a gun, is separated from the gun and fires a gun. Manufactured separately, the microchips fit easily into the standard-issue Glock pistol used by many law enforcement agencies." - Me from Bookmarklet
The Mystery of Where the Sunset Strip’s Rocky and Bullwinkle Statue Disappeared to Has Been Solved at Last! - Los Angeles Magazine - http://www.lamag.com/citythi...
The Mystery of Where the Sunset Strip’s Rocky and Bullwinkle Statue Disappeared to Has Been Solved at Last! - Los Angeles Magazine
"On September 24, 1961, a gigantic revolving sculpture featuring the cartoon stars Rocky and Bullwinkle was erected at 8218 W. Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, directly across the street from a revolving statue of a cowgirl promoting the Sahara Casino Hotel in Las Vegas. The Rocky and Bullwinkle statue was created by TV producer Jay Ward and placed in front of Jay Ward Animation Studios to poke fun at the showgirl on the other side of the street. She lasted 10 years, but R&B stayed put much longer—until 2013—long after Ward’s studio shut down. Over five decades, the statue became a symbol of the Sunset Strip. What else would you expect from the cartoon capitol of the world?" - Me from Bookmarklet
Oh, that's good even if I'm not ever going to pay to go to PC. I was wondering what happened to it. - Anika
Shuddle Is an Uber for Kids Driven by Childcare Pros | Re/code - http://recode.net/2014...
Shuddle Is an Uber for Kids Driven by Childcare Pros | Re/code
"Shuddle, a new service for parents to arrange paid rides for their children, launches today. It will be available in San Francisco and nearby areas including the East Bay and the Peninsula. Shuddle is very on trend; it could be described as an “Uber for kids.” The San Francisco-based company behind the service has raised $2.6 million in funding from Accel Partners, Forerunner Ventures and Comcast Ventures. Shuddle is much like the ridesharing services that are now becoming familiar in many cities — UberX, Lyft and Sidecar — except the driver is often a professional nanny." - Me from Bookmarklet
Sounds too much like "shudder " - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Snappy coroner's answers to stupid cross-examiner's questions - Boing Boing - http://boingboing.net/2014...
Snappy coroner's answers to stupid cross-examiner's questions - Boing Boing
""How can you be sure [the patient wasn't alive] Doctor?" "Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar." "But he still could have been alive, nevertheless?" "Yes, it is possible he could still have been alive and practicing law."" - Me from Bookmarklet
I think I remember some of these from 20 years ago... - Stephen Mack
The Joy of Tech comic… Apple Pay! - http://www.geekculture.com/joyofte...
The Joy of Tech comic… Apple Pay!
Unofficial CS 183B mp3s - http://yc-cs183b.tumblr.com/
"Here is where you can get mp3s of YC and Stanford’s awesome CS 183B course “How to Start a Startup”. This content was created in partnership between Y Combinator and Stanford and all rights belong to them.   Our team at BlueLight thought it would be valuable to have this amazing content available in audio format as well.  So we went ahead and did it.  If there any issues with this, please contact me (Preet)." - Me from Bookmarklet
How Does Google Handle IT for Its Workers? Ask CIO Ben Fried - WSJ - WSJ - http://online.wsj.com/article...
How Does Google Handle IT for Its Workers? Ask CIO Ben Fried - WSJ - WSJ
"Many chief information officers find themselves in the role of technology evangelist, raising awareness of the value of information technology among skeptical leaders at the executive and board level. But what if you work at Google Inc. and your CEO is Google co-founder Larry Page ? It’s no surprise that Google CIO Ben Fried ’s experience is probably a lot different than that of most of his peers. Mr. Fried, who joined Google six years ago after 13 years at Morgan Stanley, leads IT at a company where no one needs to be convinced about the value of the cloud, and where choice in the use of technology has been enshrined for years. Most businesses are headed in that direction—Google just got there sooner. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Fried spoke about the link between technology and company culture." - Me from Bookmarklet
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Phant storage - http://www.smbc-comics.com/
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Phant storage
Totally expect some company to steal this name in the next few years. - Me from Bookmarklet
Google debuts Inbox, a new way to stay on top of email - http://www.usatoday.com/story...
Google debuts Inbox, a new way to stay on top of email
"A decade ago, Google took the wraps off Gmail, the popular email service used by hundreds of millions the world over. Now that email is vibrating in pockets as often as it's pinging computers, the Internet giant is rethinking how your inbox should look and work. The result is Inbox, a new product that Google says is a smarter way to sort email. It's rolling out Wednesday by invitation only. "We want this to be your inbox for the next 10 years," Alex Gawley, product director of Gmail and Inbox, said in an interview. For a technology that everyone loves to hate, email is stubbornly popular." - Me from Bookmarklet
I'm excited by the continuing evolution of email. - Kevin Fox
Evil Vinyl – Halloween Countdown | - http://www.evilcorp.tv/evilblo...
Evil Vinyl – Halloween Countdown |
Evil Vinyl – Halloween Countdown |
Evil Vinyl – Halloween Countdown |
"In celebration of the most EVIL month of the year, the latest Vinyls have a rather appropriate theme…" - Me from Bookmarklet
Golden Gate Bridge considers charging bicyclists, pedestrians - SFGate - http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea...
Golden Gate Bridge considers charging bicyclists, pedestrians - SFGate
"Expect to see a sea of spandex filling the usually staid chambers of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District on Friday when directors consider charging a toll for bicyclists and pedestrians to cross the landmark bridge. And don’t expect those bodies in spandex to be very pleased. “Really? I think that’s stupid,” said Joanna Del Mundo, 26, a nurse from Fremont who was wearing a Giants jersey and walking on the bridge Tuesday. “I mean, it’s a public bridge, a public sidewalk. I think it would hurt some people’s access to the bridge.” Bicyclists, many of whom commute daily across the bridge, are likely to show up in force as the 19-member Board of Directors contemplates a financial strategy that includes evaluating the possibility of charging cyclists and walkers to use the sidewalks. Cyclists, including members of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, have battled the notion of bike tolls before, and are likely to do so again. “We expect it to be a very vocal... more... - Me from Bookmarklet
Hmm. How that deficit happen in the first place? How is $5 per car not enough to pay for the bridge's expenses? As vehicles, bikes are certainly something to look toward putting a toll on but I think I agree with SFBC that with things the way they are, you don't want to deter people from adopting a smog-free vehicle commute. - Spidra Webster
That's crazy. I would think that would backfire and just encourage more people to get back in their cars creating more traffic. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93 - The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/nationa...
Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93 - The Washington Post
"Benjamin C. Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post newsroom for 26 years and guided The Post’s transformation into one of the world’s leading newspapers, died Oct. 21 at his home in Washington of natural causes. He was 93." - Me from Bookmarklet
ACK! I'm now addicted to Civilization V
Yet another Civilization is coming out this week? AHHH!!!! - Me
Gamer Gate: Three Stages to Obit | Popehat - http://www.popehat.com/2014...
Gamer Gate: Three Stages to Obit | Popehat
"GamerGate is, however, a small battle in a thousand year war. The Blue team is neither entirely sympathetic nor entirely unsympathetic. The Red team is neither entirely sympathetic nor entirely unsympathetic. However, the Blue team is ascendant, and it's a valid question as to whether it wants a peaceful rise. It's not crazy to note that Blue Team has used policies that arrest, deport, and kill "thought leaders" from Red Team on occasion (in Ireland, in France, in Mexico, in Germany, in Russia, and so forth) and to note that the ascendant Bright majority today is happy to talk about imprisoning or killing people who disagree with their conclusions on, say, global warming. Sure, the slickly produced videos of AGW deniers being exploded for their thought-crimes are meant as a light hearted joke, but many a truth is spoken in jest. All things being equal, I'd prefer to live in one of Conquest's "civic" cultures, and not one of his "despotic" cultures. But if I'm forced to live in one of the latter, then it behooves me to play a game of realpolitik and back the weaker side." - Me from Bookmarklet
Interesting post to say the least. Will have to watch some more as the sides play it out. - Me
Bryan Cranston responds to petition against Breaking Bad toys - Boing Boing - http://boingboing.net/2014...
"@BryanCranston "Florida mom petitions against Toys 'R Us over Breaking Bad action figures." I'm so mad, I'm burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest" - Me from Bookmarklet
R.I.P. Gerard Parkes, Doc from Fraggle Rock · Newswire · The A.V. Club - http://www.avclub.com/article...
R.I.P. Gerard Parkes, Doc from Fraggle Rock · Newswire · The A.V. Club
"The Wrap is reporting the death of Gerard Parkes, best known for playing the gruff yet lovable Doc, the only human character on Fraggle Rock, as well as the gruff yet not as lovable Doc, the Tourette’s-afflicted bartender in The Boondock Saints. Parkes died just a few days after his 90th birthday, in his hometown of Toronto." - Me from Bookmarklet
Google Online Security Blog: Strengthening 2-Step Verification with Security Key - http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/2014...
Google Online Security Blog: Strengthening 2-Step Verification with Security Key
"2-Step Verification offers a strong extra layer of protection for Google Accounts. Once enabled, you’re asked for a verification code from your phone in addition to your password, to prove that it’s really you signing in from an unfamiliar device. Hackers usually work from afar, so this second factor makes it much harder for a hacker who has your password to access your account, since they don’t have your phone. Today we’re adding even stronger protection for particularly security-sensitive individuals. Security Key is a physical USB second factor that only works after verifying the login site is truly a Google website, not a fake site pretending to be Google. Rather than typing a code, just insert Security Key into your computer’s USB port and tap it when prompted in Chrome. When you sign into your Google Account using Chrome and Security Key, you can be sure that the cryptographic signature cannot be phished." - Me from Bookmarklet
Only works on Chrome browsers though. :( That sucks for people that use other browsers. - Me
Killer Aliens Are Pretty Darn Scary in Virtual Reality (Videos) | Re/code - http://recode.net/2014...
Killer Aliens Are Pretty Darn Scary in Virtual Reality (Videos) | Re/code
"Videos of people reacting to horror videogames are a dime a dozen in the world of “Let’s Play” videos online — because, let’s be honest, watching people get scared is pretty funny. This week, though, the genre got kicked up a notch thanks to virtual reality. Videos of people wearing the Oculus Rift while playing the new game Alien: Isolation, based on Ridley Scott’s 1979 film “Alien,” have begun to pop up on YouTube. How is this possible, you might ask, when a consumer launch date for the Rift hasn’t even been announced? Officially, it isn’t. Alien: Isolation’s developers, a British studio called Creative Assembly, demoed a small portion of the game at the Oculus booth at this year’s E3 gaming expo, to much acclaim. At the time, though, they said this was just a proof of concept and that the game would not launch with Oculus support. In the end, it appears the whole game is playable in virtual reality, requiring only a small and easy change to one file in the folder for the PC... more... - Me from Bookmarklet
I fully expect Lenovo to own one of the two HP companies at some point. They seem to be buying up all the old technology companies.
Federal Agents Raid Los Angeles Garment Businesses Allegedly Linked to Drug Cartels - WSJ - http://online.wsj.com/article...
Federal Agents Raid Los Angeles Garment Businesses Allegedly Linked to Drug Cartels - WSJ
"LOS ANGELES—Nearly 1,000 federal and local law-enforcement agents swept into the Fashion District here on Wednesday morning as part of a long-running investigation into alleged money laundering for Mexican drug cartels. Nine people were arrested and $65 million was seized in the raid, part of a probe called Operation Fashion Police, federal officials said. According to court documents unsealed Wednesday, garment businesses allegedly aided the cartels in getting proceeds from drug sales in the U.S. back into Mexico. In one case, owners of a business allegedly laundered money as ransom payment for a cocaine-dealing relative who was held hostage and tortured at a ranch in Mexico by the Sinaloa cartel." - Me from Bookmarklet
That explains all the federal cars we saw yesterday. - Anika
I just heard about this yesterday! - Andrew C (✔)
Stopped by my favorite Haunted Fox Hollow yesterday.
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Poor Mike Rowe has turned into Huell Howser.
I loved Huell Howser. - Rodfather from Android
HehA tribute to Huell Howser of California's Gold: http://youtu.be/539jdK3eN1o - Rodfather from Android
But also Gordon Jump. - Spidra Webster
Caaaaaalifwornia's Gowld - Steve and 4 other people
Thats AMMMAAAZZZZIIINGGGG! - Me
Now that's an avocado-eating dog. - bentley
Not dissing Huell in any way. Met Huell a few times in OC with my Grandmother. He was a real nice guy. But I'm watching Mike Rowes new CNN show and he talks to the Hair museum lady just like Huell. It was a total Huell Howser moment. - Me
PSA: You can still upgrade the RAM in the Retina iMac, save hundreds over Apple’s price | 9to5Mac - http://9to5mac.com/2014...
PSA: You can still upgrade the RAM in the Retina iMac, save hundreds over Apple’s price | 9to5Mac
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"Yesterday Apple released a new version of the Mac Mini that no longer features user-servicable RAM, but thankfully the new iMac with Retina 5K display still allows users to upgrade memory through an access door on the back, just like previous models. The new machine houses four memory slots." - Me from Bookmarklet
Fix Mac OS X Yosemite - https://fix-macosx.com/
"What does this fix? This script modifies the current user's Spotlight preferences, disabling sharing of Spotlight searches with Apple. Spotlight isn't the only OS X feature that unnecessarily phones home! Help us find and fix them all." - Me from Bookmarklet
hmm.. - Me
Kickstarter pulls Anonabox, a Tor-enabled router that raised over $585,000 | Ars Technica - http://arstechnica.com/securit...
Kickstarter pulls Anonabox, a Tor-enabled router that raised over $585,000 | Ars Technica
"Kickstarter removed a fundraiser for a popular Tor-based router project on Friday afternoon. The Anonabox, which was created by August Germar, of Chico, California, aimed to be an “open source embedded networking device designed specifically to run Tor.” Its fundraising goal was $7,500, and in five days, it raised $585,549 from nearly 9,000 backers—including three Ars editors. Germar told Ars that he was not aware that it had been suspended until Ars forwarded him an e-mail from Kickstarter outlining the possible reasons why it could have been cancelled. In recent days, many Kickstarter commenters pointed out notable flaws in the project, including the fact that Germar claimed to have made the hardware on his own—other commenters found links on other sites that show nearly-identical devices." - Me from Bookmarklet
Errata Security: FBI's crypto doublethink - http://blog.erratasec.com/2014...
"Recently, FBI Director James Comey gave a speech at the Brookings Institute decrying crypto. It was transparently Orwellian, arguing for a police-state. In this post, I'll demonstrate why, quoting bits of the speech. "the FBI has a sworn duty to keep every American safe from crime and terrorism" "The people of the FBI are sworn to protect both security and liberty" This is not true. The FBI's oath is to "defend the Constitution". Nowhere in the oath does it say "protect security" or "keep people safe". This detail is important. Tyrants suppress civil liberties in the name of national security and public safety. This oath taken by FBI agents, military personnel, and the even the president, is designed to prevent such tyrannies. Comey repeatedly claims that FBI agents both understand their duty and are committed to it. That Comey himself misunderstands his oath disproves both assertions. This reinforces our belief that FBI agents do not see their duty as protecting our rights, but instead see rights as an impediment in pursuit of some other duty." - Me from Bookmarklet
Michael Dunn sentenced to life in 'loud music' trial | MSNBC - http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc...
Michael Dunn sentenced to life in 'loud music' trial | MSNBC
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"Michael Dunn was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole on Friday for the 2012 Florida shooting death of unarmed black teenager Jordan Davis. The sentence, in what was deemed the “loud music trial,” also carries an additional 90 years for three previous convictions of attempted murder — 30 consecutive years for each count — and 15 concurrent years for firing a gun into an occupied vehicle." - Me from Bookmarklet
Ebola Czar? Really? What a waste of money and time.
Don't we already call that person "Surgeon General"? - Vampire Hunter DYSP
We would if we had one. - Jennifer Dittrich
Gee, I wonder why we don't have one. *side-eyes Congress* - Vampire Hunter DYSP from Android
If the govt shows they are taking somethign serious by appointing a Czar, where is the Constitutional Rights Czar? Police Brutality Czar? Misappropriations of funds Czar?
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