Thursday, October 30, 2008

Queen of Cartridges


Queen of Cartridges, originally uploaded by Veronica Belmont.

Veronica, on the throne...so to speak.


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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Smart Blogger test

For this post, I'm using a portable version of Smart Blogger...we'll see how it looks. It seems very basic...not bad. I'm looking for a reason to use it over Blogger's web interface...and, for the moment, I can't seem to find one.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tucson, Oct. 30, tech forum

Thursday, October 30, from 5 to 7:30 PM, there will be an Arizona Technology Council’s Technology Town Forum with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D) and Senator Tim Bee (R)...the two candidates running for the US House of Representatives in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District. The event will include time for questions from the audience, and is free to pre-registered attendees.

Pima Community College’s District Office
4905 E. Broadway Blvd.
Community Board Room #C105
Phone: 520-829-3440
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Thursday, October 16, 2008

WoW Addict has 36 Accounts. . .and Raids by Himself

It costs $5711 in subscription costs per year, with 36 accounts on the 6 month pay schedule...11 computers in use...

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searching the Internet increases brain function

(This reminds me of when I was a child and sent to get a book, or to the library, to "look it up"...)

"..computer-savvy middle-aged and older adults, searching the Internet triggers key centers in the brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning. The findings demonstrate that Web search activity may help stimulate and possibly improve brain function."

His book is availble in e-book format...

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Official: Jail slaying could not have been prevented

A man in jail, awaiting trial, may have been murdered because (according to the investigative report prepared by the sheriff's office) he refused to beat up another inmate...

"After reviewing this incident, we are confident this homicide could not have been prevented," said the county's chief of detention..."It was never in full view of the officer."Sheriff's officials acknowledged that the measures in place at the jail aren't sufficient to prevent inmates from killing each other...

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fact checking the last presidential debate

What they said versus what is true...

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Airport 'X-ray art' courts TSA trouble - Network World

Take a metal plate, stencil and cut out a message -- words or an image -- place the plate at the bottom of your carry-on bag, and watch what happens as the TSA employee operating the airport X-ray machine notices . . . or doesn't notice.(If someone would give some of these to me to use when I travel, I would...)

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AVG flags ZoneAlarm as malware

Grisoft, the makers of AVG antivirus, have released a new update addressing a false positive...

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Bottled Water Quality: 10 Major Brands, 38 Pollutants

Unlike tap water, where consumers are provided with test results every year, the bottled water industry does not disclose the results of any contaminant testing that it conducts...EWG's study has revealed that bottled water can contain complex mixtures of industrial chemicals never tested for safety, and may be no cleaner than tap water...

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Add Copy To and Move To to Windows Explorer

In Microsoft Windows XP, the right-click context menu in Windows Explorer contains an entry for the Send To command but not for Copy To or Move To. Adding Copy To and Move To functionality to the Windows Explorer right-click menu starts with the finding the key in the Windows Registry file. (Be sure to back up the Registry file before you begin.)

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Monday, October 13, 2008

WiFi is no longer a viable secure connection

Global Secure Systems has said that a Russian's firm's use of the latest NVidia graphics cards to accelerate WiFi ‘password recovery' times by up to an astonishing 10,000 percent.

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(Norton) User Access Control (replacement) - Windows Vista

The User Account Control tool has been designed to replace the Vista UAC...any application launched by an administrator is running with a filtered, standard user access token. When the administrator attempts to perform a task, the UAC prompts the user to approve the action...many users find the UAC security clearance and prompting process annoying.

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YouTube/Will.i.am Launch In My Name, Effort to End Poverty

(Deadline November 1)...Upload your own video telling world leaders why they need to eradicate extreme poverty and achieve the UN's Millennium Goals!...

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New dads can get postpartum depression, too

...a male version of postpartum depression..."They can't stand to be around their baby...they can't stand the smell or the sound of their child screaming"...sadness, a sense of worthlessness and a loss of interest in sex or hobbies. A rocky relationship with a spouse, a sick or colicky baby, anxiety about becoming a father and a history of depression can also contribute to the condition. Men are also more likely to hide their depression from loved ones..."If a man doesn't get effective treatment for his depression, it could have damaging, long-term consequences for himself, his marriage, his career and his child"...Financial responsibilities also can fuel pressure...

(Been there...many times...)

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Oldies Become Classic Hits, And Motown Goes MIA

"...Motown...isn't mass-appeal enough..."Shared with Flock - The Social Web Browserhttp://flock.com

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Friday, October 10, 2008

MobaTalk test


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City-owned fiber network a go as judge tosses telco lawsuit

A judge has dismissed a telco's entire lawsuit against a Minnesota community that decided to build its own fiber-to-the-home network.

The argument by the company (Bridgewater Telephone Co., also known as TDS Telecom) was dismissed...the city has the authority to use the money for public services, such as a high-speed network. The city used revenue bonds to finance its project. Revenue bonds are traditionally used by communities to pay for public infrastructure or community improvements...if the projects are considered a convenience for the public. They are sold to investors after being approved by voters in a referendum.

(If your "public utility" won't upgrade, do it without them!)

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

U.S. Eavesdropping on Americans

Despite pledges by President George W. Bush and American intelligence officials to the contrary, hundreds of US citizens overseas have been eavesdropped on as they called friends and family back home, according to two former military intercept operators who worked at the giant National Security Agency (NSA) center in Fort Gordon, Georgia...

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Homeland Security's Space-Based [Domestic] Spying Goes Live

...more flexible, have greater resolution...ultra high-resolution photographs to within a meter of their "target," can also track the heat signatures generated by people inside a building...

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Phoenix metro newspaper cutting back to 4 days and 4 cities

The East Valley Tribune...the newspaper will withdraw coverage and distribution from Scottsdale and Tempe to concentrate on Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert and Queen Creek...The print edition probably will appear on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays...

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Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders

(now on The Movie Channel Extra)...the film shows how the modern financial industry really works...and tells us why the poor are getting poorer while the rich keep getting richer...the bare necessities, not Prada shoes, are killing American families...Maxed Out examines an industry that thrives on making people fail, then pursues them relentlessly to death's door...90 percent of credit reports—those forms that now determine whether we get a job, a home and insurance—have errors on them, yet the credit bureaus aren't doing anything to correct the situation...the credit bureaus keep a special "V.I.P." list of prominent citizens whose reports are specially cleaned up...The rich get richer and the poor get poorer...

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Friday, October 3, 2008

Some facts adrift in veep debate

Republican Sarah Palin, and Democrat Joe Biden, in the vice presidential debate Thursday...

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‘Fakeproof’ microchipped identification can be cloned in minutes

New microchipped passports designed to be foolproof against identity theft can be cloned and manipulated in minutes and accepted as genuine by the computer software recommended for use at international airports...

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homeless, disabled vietnam vet beaten and robbed

He's homeless and crippled...was beaten by a robber...he sleeps behind a bank branch on a blanket...he served in the Marines...he's been homeless for about four years...

A veteran of the U.S. should never be homeless.

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Gap Casting Call contest for babies and kids

...through October 22...child must be younger than 11 at the time of entry...

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Help NPR Fact-Check Tonight's Debate on Twitter

As you watch the debate, we invite you to be on the lookout for any questionable claims made by Sen. Biden or Gov. Palin. If you can track down the original source and help verify if it's accurate, you can then get it to NPR by posting it to Twitter with the tag #factcheck included in your tweet.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Get FBI Files

"...it's free! (Well, except for the cost of a postage stamp)..."

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(To generate the letters you need to send to the FBI to get a copy of your own FBI file: http://www.getmyfbifile.com)
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trade-in/recycle elecrtronics at no cost

"...With the Toshiba Free Electronic Program you can recycle your old electronics regardless of the brand and at no cost to you. We also provide a trade in option should you want to trade in your used products for cash...."

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15 years for man (playing a video game) who killed baby

...a near-maximum sentence of 15 years in prison...was charged with first-degree murder, but pleaded guilty to manslaughter..."I'm sorry I lost my patience"...he was playing a video game when the baby began crying...he shook the baby, and returned to his video game...--------------------------------------------------When you are responsible for a child, they need your total attention. Have no distractions, and engage in nothing that could frustrate or enrage you.

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