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Just another so called geek on a dead website. Verified Internet Person. What ever that means... CW✔. -
You can lead a Sys Admin to Wiki, but you can't make him document his work.
You can lead an engineer to keyboard, but you can't make him code.
Pa. doctor shoots patient who killed caseworker - http://www.usatoday.com/story...
Pa. doctor shoots patient who killed caseworker
"A psychiatric outpatient opened fire Thursday inside a psychiatrist's office at a hospital near Philadelphia, killing his caseworker and slightly wounding the doctor, who shot the gunman with his personal firearm, authorities said." - Me from Bookmarklet
Annual SausageFest 5K will have winners and wieners - San Jose Mercury News - http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_2620...
"The third and final SausageFest will take over Los Gatos Creek Trail on Aug. 2. The 5K fun run and walk is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. After the race, participants can grab a beer on tap and a sausage. Proceeds from the event will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. "As a company, we will be donating at least 5 percent of all proceeds to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and other local charities" at the end of the year, said Emory Fuqua, the event specialist, race director and one of the founders of JEMS Racing." - Me from Bookmarklet
Ready for some Python....
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That was really fun. - Me from YouFeed
I can't say how much I enjoyed that. - Me
This wasn't a coding seminar? - Professor A.I.
They did talk about spam a bit. - Me
That was super good fun! I'm pretty sure I was equal parts laughing and blushing, and loving the parts where they made each other laugh. :D - Bette Cooper
I'm curious Bette, will you buy the DVD when it comes out? - Me
Romantic Han and Leia mugs - Boing Boing - http://boingboing.net/2014...
Romantic Han and Leia mugs - Boing Boing
"These "I Love You"/"I Know" Han/Leia mugs are $34 from Mugoos on Etsy; they're a great wedding/anniversary gift idea" - Me from Bookmarklet
Legos + Farming? WOOHOO! Togetherfarm Blocks by Togetherfarm, LLC : Grand St. - https://grandst.com/marketp...
Legos + Farming? WOOHOO!  Togetherfarm Blocks by Togetherfarm, LLC : Grand St.
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"Togetherfarm Blocks are a fun new way to create your next garden bed. With just one kit, you can build a box that’s about 4 square feet and 6 inches deep in just 5 minutes without using tools or hardware. Need something a little bigger? Combine kits to build larger gardens in various shapes to fit nearly any yard, balcony, or rooftop space. Each individual block is 10" X 2" by 2"." - Me from Bookmarklet
The Movie You Really Want to See This Weekend - http://gizmodo.com/the-mov...
The Movie You Really Want to See This Weekend
"In the mood for a futuristic film this weekend? Something with a lot of explosions and a little bit of sexy stuff? Something randy? Here's the latest summer blockbuster you didn't know you wanted." - Me from Bookmarklet
Napoleon Dynamite And Pedro All Grown Up - Neatorama - http://www.neatorama.com/2014...
Napoleon Dynamite And Pedro All Grown Up - Neatorama
Napoleon Dynamite And Pedro All Grown Up - Neatorama
"If you’re dreaming of a sequel to the cult hit movie Napoleon Dynamite you’ll just have to go on dreaming, because chances are Napoleon, and his little politician pal Pedro, aren’t coming back to the big screen anytime soon. However, if you're wondering what Pedro and Napoleon will look like when they're all grown up wonder no more" - Me from Bookmarklet
Giving up on saving the world - Boing Boing - http://boingboing.net/2014...
"Grist has an interview with activist and writer Paul Kingsnorth, a former environmentalist who has decided that the right way to deal with the end of the world is to just accept its inevitability. More importantly, Kingsnorth's point is that "the end of the world" isn't actually the end of the world. It's the end of our current lifestyle. And he's okay with that vanishing." - Me from Bookmarklet
Server is down!! You are responsible. | Puppet Labs - https://puppetlabs.com/meme...
Server is down!! You are responsible. | Puppet Labs
"Server is down!! You are responsible." - Me from Bookmarklet
The Second Civil War (TV Movie 1997) - IMDb - http://www.imdb.com/title...
The Second Civil War (TV Movie 1997) - IMDb
"A simple immigration issue spins wildly out of control for those involved, ranging from the President of the United States, to a news producer." - Me from Bookmarklet
Did you watch it? - Jenny H. from Android
Not recently, but I remembered it from way back. - Me
Found a sweet white dog in my neighborhood. Was running on the busy street. No tags, no microchip. I think its home might be a couple of sketchy homes down the street, but I am hesitant to take him back there to find out. I've seen him around outside a couple of times as has other neighbors.
If the owners are so irresponsible to let such a sweet little dog loose all the time, should they really get him back? Not that I am thinking of keeping him or giving him up to a shelter or the local pound.. it just seems sad to give him back to people that would treat him so badly. - Me
The dog almost got hit a couple of times while out in the street. I am not sure he isn't injured as he is still skittish, but warming up to us. Hopefully we will get to examine him more when he is more used to us. - Me
We took the dog to a 24hr vet and asked them to scan for a microchip, but didn't find any. I posted a pict of the dog on Nextdoor.com and a neighbor commented they have seen the dog running loose the last week around a major intersection. We decided to take the dog for a late night walk over that way and had him lead us to his home. A couple of the neighbors out said he has been running... more... - Me
Do you have a local organization called ORCA? (organization for responsible care of animals) I have used them for things like this and they are wonderful. Maybe this could be a model for starting a group in your vicinity?http://www.orcarescue.org/ - Janet
Thanks Janet. I'll take a look into it. It might be a nice Pet project. ;) - Me
Contradictory ruling in Gmail case leaves questions of privacy | SiliconANGLE - http://siliconangle.com/blog...
Contradictory ruling in Gmail case leaves questions of privacy | SiliconANGLE
"A judge in a United States District Court ruled that federal law enforcement agencies are allowed to search the entire contents of a Gmail user’s account to find evidence laundering case. The ruling in the case potentially opens up the door for more cloud-related searches and investigations. Gabriel Gorenstein, United States Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, concluded that email accounts, like hard drives were allowed to be seized and searched in their entirety by police and federal agents. The ruling is directly at odds with other major rulings, including those in the Districts of Kansas and Columbia. In Kansas, the scope of the search was limited to the actual crimes under investigation. In the District of Columbia, law enforcement was not granted the entire contents of an email account because the judge did not believe they had probable cause." - Me from Bookmarklet
Parenting Tip: Star Wars Audiobooks, Family, and narrator Marc Thompson - Scott Hanselman - http://www.hanselman.com/blog...
Parenting Tip: Star Wars Audiobooks, Family, and narrator Marc Thompson - Scott Hanselman
"My buddy Dennis Petersen from LEGO recommended Star Wars audiobooks as a great way to pass the time as a family. I was a little suspicious, as I've listened to a lot of Audible audiobooks and it's been hit or miss. It all comes down to having a good narrator. Also, has the producer of the audio book decided that this would be a voice actor just reading the book or is this a radio production with music, voices, and sound effects." - Me from Bookmarklet
James Garner dead at 86: Legendary TV and film actor passes away in California - NY Daily News - http://www.nydailynews.com/enterta...
James Garner dead at 86: Legendary TV and film actor passes away in California - NY Daily News
"Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western "Maverick" led to a stellar career in TV and films such as "The Rockford Files" and his Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance," has died, police said. He was 86." - Me from Bookmarklet
:( - Me
:( - Steven Perez from Android
Who ordered Rain in July?
Probably me, but just a little. Things are getting parched around here! - Jennifer Dittrich
I think it was delivered to the wrong location. We'll see about sending it up your way. - Me
I'd pay good money for rain if only to get rid of the damn humidity! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Casey Kasem's body missing from funeral home, daughter's rep says - LA Times - http://www.latimes.com/enterta...
Casey Kasem's body missing from funeral home, daughter's rep says - LA Times
"The body of the late Casey Kasem, shown here at a movie premiere in 2000, is no longer at a Tacoma, Wash., funeral home despite a court order saying it could not be moved or cremated pending a decision regarding an autopsy." - Me from Bookmarklet
REBOOT:music Live! Exhibition Closing Party | The Tech Museum of Innovation - http://www.thetech.org/special...
REBOOT:music Live! Exhibition Closing Party | The Tech Museum of Innovation
"The Tech Museum of Innovation brings you a world class lineup of live electronic musicianship, staged in the largest exhibition of interactive, collaborative digital music installations ever created. Celebrate the culmination of REBOOT:music and immerse yourself in a new world of musical performance led by multitalented electronic musicians that are redefining the human machine interface." - Me from Bookmarklet
Zoe Keating will be playing https://www.youtube.com/watch... - Me
TSA employee to security theater skeptics: "You don't have shit for rights" - Boing Boing - http://boingboing.net/2014...
TSA employee to security theater skeptics: "You don't have shit for rights" - Boing Boing
TSA employee to security theater skeptics: "You don't have shit for rights" - Boing Boing
"A person who "works for the TSA" accidentally posted a public comment to Facebook excoriating Rebecca Hains for expressing skepticism about the TSA's efficacy. The person saw Hains's comments a friend's wall, and believed he was commenting privately to his friend, rather than publicly, and he quickly removed it. Hains captured his rant for posterity, though. It ends, "If you don't like it, shut the fuck up. The Greyhound station is around here somewhere."" - Me from Bookmarklet
Colin Nederkoorn paid for Verizon FiOS, but his Netflix still sucked. So he decided to do something about it. | The Verge - http://www.theverge.com/2014...
"Colin Nederkoorn, a startup CEO living in New York City, was unhappy with his Netflix service. He pays Verizon for FiOS service that promises 75Mbps down. But when he tried to stream video, it was a miserable experience, with buffering and low-definition pictures. So Nederkoorn decided to measure the speed of his connection. What he found was that when he was streaming Netflix he was getting speeds of just 375kbps, or 0.5 percent of what he was paying Verizon for. To try to fix the problem, Nederkoorn began using a virtual private network, or VPN, which could essentially act as a virtual ISP that would route the traffic he requested from Netflix through a different set of connections than the ones being used when he went through Verizon. The results were pretty astounding: his speed increased to 3,000kbps and Netflix video streamed without buffering, and in much higher quality." - Me from Bookmarklet
"Nederkoorn says he understands that the poor-quality Netflix stream he was getting over Verizon was as much about a business dispute between two companies as it was about Verizon's infrastructure. "I use Valve's service, Steam, to buy computer games. When I test the speed on that, I can download several-gigabyte games at very near the optimum speed I was promised with my subscription."... more... - Me
They had a pretty interesting article in ArsTechnica a few months back about using VPN for just this purpose. I'm guessing you'll see a spike in people subscribing to these services. - Jennifer Dittrich
"Still Hungry" - October Jones's Text from Dog - http://textfromdog.tumblr.com/image...
"Still Hungry" - October Jones's Text from Dog
"FAT SOUNDS AWESOME. LET'S GET FAT" - Me from Bookmarklet
Elaine Stritch mourned as a feisty, funny broad - The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/enterta...
Elaine Stritch mourned as a feisty, funny broad - The Washington Post
"Elaine Stritch was more than a Broadway actress. She was a New York institution, strolling around in a fur coat, pork pie hat or oversized sunglasses. She often wore shorts and ties, or just black stockings and a white flowing shirt. Her weapon of choice was the zinger." - Me from Bookmarklet
:( - Me
How the Internet Is Helping a Father Fight an Illness Unknown to Science - http://gizmodo.com/how-the...
How the Internet Is Helping a Father Fight an Illness Unknown to Science
"As Bertrand's story bounced from inbox to inbox, it eventually landed in that of the parents of Grace Wilsey, a girl whose mysterious illness turned out to also be caused by NGLY1. The Mights have since found nine cases like their son's. If the Mights' story is about the triumph of the internet, it is also about flaws in the traditional research community. It was impossible to find other cases related to NGLY1 in existing databases because researchers are unwilling to share genomic data—due to fears about patient privacy but also about not getting credit for a discovery. Social media has upended how patients with rare diseases find each another and, really, how these diseases are even discovered." - Me from Bookmarklet
The Case for Continuous Security — Threat Stack, Inc - http://blog.threatstack.com/labs...
The Case for Continuous Security — Threat Stack, Inc
The Case for Continuous Security — Threat Stack, Inc
"We now have a world where your junior system administrator is able to make a small change to a Chef Recipe, Puppet Manifest, or maybe an Ansible Playbook, and deploy it to production within minutes.  But what is the scope of that change?  System Administrators don’t want to be slowed down by the security team.  They don’t want their configuration management changes to be passed through a Change Control Board.  They want to change a variable, open a pull request, and once merged, they want their operational tooling to do the rest.  They want their change to hit production servers as soon as possible." - Me from Bookmarklet
Is this not the second Malaysian Airplane to be lost in less than a year?
Yup, been an unlucky year for them. - rönin
And if Russia shot it down ugh - Steve C
Ukraine is currently saying it was rebels. - Big Joe Silence
They did shoot down a Ukrainian military transport the other day. - Eric - Back to the Grill
actually, it was a Ukrainian Su-22 fighter. but yes, Russia has been directly involved militarily. - Big Joe Silence
Oh, I heard transport, but if they shot down a fighter they have some serious weapons. - Eric - Back to the Grill
You are not my supervisor!
Fake TSA screener infiltrates SFO checkpoints, gropes women - Boing Boing - http://boingboing.net/2014...
"He was allegedly drunk, and had at least two victims before SFO's crackerjack private aviation security outfit, Covenant, noticed (they're the same ones who smashed my brand new camera some years ago and refused to take responsibility for it). Because all his victims had already flown by the time anyone noticed that the guy in khakis, a blue polo, and blue gloves who'd been steering women into the private screening booth wasn't actually airport security, they can't charge him with anything except being drunk in public. Meanwhile, the woman travellers whom America has systematically trained to defer to aviation authority or face brutal punishments apparently didn't notice anything amiss." - Me from Bookmarklet
Federal court rules California's death penalty unconstitutional | The Verge - http://www.theverge.com/2014...
"A federal judge in Orange County, California today struck down the state's death penalty, arguing that the system is so fractured, it violates the state's constitution. Filed today by US District Judge Cormac J. Carney in the Central District of California, today's opinion — posted here by KWMU — explains that more than 900 people have been sentenced to death in California since 1978, but only 13 have been executed. The ruling ruled not based on the idea that the death penalty itself is unconstitutional, but rather that the delays and uncertainty constitute cruel and unusual punishment. For the hundreds of prisoners on death row, the opinion reads, "the dysfunctional administration of California's death penalty system has resulted, and will continue to result, in an inordinate and unpredictable period of delay preceding their actual execution." These "systemic" delays have made executions "so unlikely that the death sentence" serves "no retributive or deterrent purpose...."" - Me from Bookmarklet
"Long stints on death row are expensive. In its "Financial Facts" research, the Death Penalty Research Center found that California has spent close to $5 billion on death row prisoners since 1978, and that converting those death sentences to "life without parole" sentences would "result in an immediate savings of $170 million per year, with a savings of $5 billion over the next 20 years." Today's ruling effectively put that change into effect." - Me
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