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AKA CW✔ - Just another so called geek on a dead website. Verified Internet Person. What ever that means...
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Which Wine Pairs With my Halloween Candy? Here’s How to Tell for the Classiest Halloween Ever | Bustle - http://www.bustle.com/article...
Which Wine Pairs With my Halloween Candy? Here’s How to Tell for the Classiest Halloween Ever | Bustle
"I can’t say that it ever occurred to me to pair wine with Halloween candy, but you know what? It actually sounds like a pretty good idea. What better way to put a grown-up spin on your favorite seasonal treats — and without any pumpkin spice nonsense at that? Your Halloween candy of choice might say an unexpected amount about who you are as a person, but, well… Let’s just say that it’s a whole new ballgame when you add your favorite wine on top of it. Created by the folks behind wine app Vivino, the infographic seen here offers a friendly way to match your trick or treat haul (or, y’know, the results of your last trip to Target) with an appropriate wine. As you might expect, the fruity candies tend to pair better with white wines, while chocolate-y treats work better with reds — but this infographic doesn’t just leave it at that. Oh no. It takes the idea to a whole new level by pairing specific sweets with a range of wine types beyond simply red or white." - Me from Bookmarklet
W00t! - Me
MPAA, movie theaters announce “zero tolerance” policy against wearables | Ars Technica - http://arstechnica.com/tech-po...
MPAA, movie theaters announce “zero tolerance” policy against wearables | Ars Technica
MPAA, movie theaters announce “zero tolerance” policy against wearables | Ars Technica
"A movie theater industry group and the Motion Picture Association of America updated their anti-piracy policies and said that "wearable devices" must be powered off at show time. "Individuals who fail or refuse to put the recording devices away may be asked to leave. If theater managers have indications that illegal recording activity is taking place, they will alert law enforcement authorities when appropriate, who will determine what further action should be taken," said a joint statement from the MPAA and the National Association of Theatre Owners, which maintains 32,000 screens across the United States." - Me from Bookmarklet
As if theaters don't have enough going against them. - Me
FTC sues AT&T over unlimited data plans - LA Times - http://www.latimes.com/busines...
FTC sues AT&T over unlimited data plans - LA Times
"For millions of AT&T Inc. wireless customers, unlimited data plans come with a catch, federal regulators said: slower Internet speeds for browsing, video streaming and other Web page loading after reaching a ceiling. In its first lawsuit addressing so-called data-throttling, the Federal Trade Commission accused the telecommunications giant of misleading smartphone customers by slowing the speed of their data usage without properly notifying them. "If you make a promise about unlimited consumer service, we expect you to fulfill those promises," said Edith Ramirez, the agency's chairwoman. Instead, she said, AT&T charged mobile customers "for so-called unlimited data plans that were, in reality, not unlimited at all."" - Me from Bookmarklet
good to know. - Big Joe Silence
'House of Cards' Star Elizabeth Norment Dies at 61 - http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news...
'House of Cards' Star Elizabeth Norment Dies at 61
"Elizabeth Norment, the actress who starred as Kevin Spacey's executive secretary Nancy Kaufberger on Netflix's series "House of Cards", has passed away at the age of 61. Her sister, Kate, told The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday, October 28 that Elizabeth died on Monday, October 13 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Kevin expressed his condolences to Elizabeth through Twitter, writing, "RIP Elizabeth Norment. We all loved her and she leaves a void in all of us here at HoC's." Beau Willimon, the creator of "House of Cards", said in a statement, "Everyone at 'House of Cards' is deeply saddened by Elizabeth's passing. She was a talented actress, a warm soul and a good friend to us all."" - Me from Bookmarklet
The ChronodeVFD Resurrects Old Displays For A Cool New Watch | TechCrunch - http://techcrunch.com/2014...
The ChronodeVFD Resurrects Old Displays For A Cool New Watch | TechCrunch
The ChronodeVFD Resurrects Old Displays For A Cool New Watch | TechCrunch
"The ChronodeVFD is a personal project I’ve been working on for a couple of months. It’s a wristwatch built around the IVL2-7/5 VFD display tube. I originally purchased a few of these tubes to build a standard desk clock, but after playing around with them, I realized I could probably build a wristwatch too. The tube has a number of features which make it more suited than most Soviet-surplus VFDs for this purpose." - Me from Bookmarklet
Gender-swapped father-daughter Han-Leia costume - Boing Boing - http://boingboing.net/2014...
Gender-swapped father-daughter Han-Leia costume - Boing Boing
"I’ll admit—my take on Princess Leia Organa isn’t 100% flattering to Carrie Fisher, but, you know, I made due with what I had. I found an incredibly cool Princess Leia hoodie at HerUniverse.com that came with the trademark Leia hair buns on the hood, which made it hard to resist. The skirt is a Red Cross nurse’s skirt from a local uniform store. And the thermal underwear and crappy sneakers? Well, it’s Michigan and it was cold and we were going to an event at the local zoo, so, yeah, I dropped the ball on that one. I need to find some better Leia boots for actual Halloween. All in all, I think my daughter and I will make a great pair for Halloween. We got nothing but smiles at the Halloween event we attended last night and even got a few laughs when I came face-to-face with a mom dressed as Princess Leia and said “Well, this is embarrassing…” But, I think, my big take-away from all this will be—equality goes both ways. If I’m going to tell my daughter that she can do almost anything a... more... - Me from Bookmarklet
The Newest Meme: Adorable Bunnies as Phone Cases - Neatorama - http://www.neatorama.com/2014...
The Newest Meme: Adorable Bunnies as Phone Cases - Neatorama
"10 days ago, Twitter user ryooneokrock1 sent out this image of his pet rabbit serving as a smartphone case. That triggered a wave of similar images across Japan and China. Brian Ashcraft of Kotaku has a roundup of some of the cutest photos in the meme. He denies that the rabbits' ears improve the signal strength, but that claim should be subjected to empirical testing." - Me from Bookmarklet
I love those fuzzy feet. - bentley
Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required - NYTimes.com
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"For almost 40 years, Carole Hinders has dished out Mexican specialties at her modest cash-only restaurant. For just as long, she deposited the earnings at a small bank branch a block away — until last year, when two tax agents knocked on her door and informed her that they had seized her funds, almost $33,000. The Internal Revenue Service agents did not accuse Ms. Hinders of money laundering or cheating on her taxes — in fact, she has not been charged with any crime. Instead, the money was seized solely because she had deposited less than $10,000 at a time, which they viewed as an attempt to avoid triggering a required government report. “How can this happen?” Ms. Hinders said in a recent interview. “Who takes your money before they prove that you’ve done anything wrong with it?” The federal government does." - Me from Bookmarklet
Goddamn, that's shitty. I hope she can get a lawyer to sue for her. - Spidra Webster
Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns - The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...
Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns - The Washington Post
"Do teachers really know what students go through? To find out, one teacher followed two students for two days  and was amazed at what she found. Her report is in  following post, which appeared on the blog of Grant Wiggins, the co-author of “Understanding by Design” and the author of “Educative Assessment” and numerous articles on education. A high school teacher for 14 years, he is now the president of Authentic Education,  in Hopewell, New Jersey, which provides professional development and other services to schools aimed at improving student learning.  You can read more about him and his work at the AE site. Wiggins initially posted the piece without revealing the author. But the post became popular on his blog and he decided to write a followup piece revealing that the author was his daughter, Alexis Wiggins, a 15-year teaching veteran now working in  a private American International School overseas. Wiggins noted in his follow-up that his daughter’s experiences mirrored his own and aligned well with the the responses on surveys that his  organization gives to students." - Me from Bookmarklet
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.
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