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Permissions...

Recent service issues have had a common theme, likely partially related to the mass migration to Windows 10 from earlier versions. Based upon Internet search results it appears many folks are having these same problems; I thought I would explain both of them, and their solutions, here:

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Realism...

Tonight I was cleaning up files I'd downloaded from various sources when I came across this one. These are, perhaps, better than most of the security questions that one gets to select from with most systems. Yes: I can see myself offering this as an alternative security question list on some future project…

NIHILISTIC PASSWORD SECURITY QUESTIONS
BY SOHEIL REZAYAZDI

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Clues...

My party, the Republican party, is foundering. While I appreciate the fact that they still use a picture of the Lincoln monument on the home page for linking to our Rules and Resolutions, it feels lonely claiming my place as a Lincoln Republican. My perspective of my party is well summarized in this article in The Nation. I know others agree.

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Pollen...

Pollen is the Death Star...

No explanation necessary.

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Crutch...

Many of us are mourning the attacks in #brussels. These continued, senseless attacks by #ISIS (presumably & claimed) and others have the additional effect of empowering otherwise sensible democracies down the path of least resistance when looking for solutions to their security problems. Unfortunately, rights often get compromised, or cast aside, along the way. A case in point: encryption.

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SCOTUS...

I received many email messages today. One of them was sent from "[email protected]" (actually replying to <[email protected]>) stating:

As we’ve been saying all along, this isn’t about the nominee. It’s about a basic principle.

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Encryption...

John Oliver, host of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”, weighed in on the current encryption debate perfectly! If you cannot spend 18 minutes to watch this entire episode (shown both below, and on YouTube), fast forward and at least watch it from 15:22 through the end where he suggests how Apple's marketing prowess could be useful here.

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PI...

There are many things I know about PI and a few others unproven but suspected. Until today I'd never heard PI expressed musically. Enjoy either this NPR version, and/or the IFLScience post, and join the celebration of PI day…

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DST

I am always surprised when I encounter adults who don't learn the simple rules. Tonight, one of my co-workers admitted that she hadn't heard the daylight saving time reminder saying "Spring forward and Fall back."

She exclaimed "That's what we do, too: we spring forward but fall backwards."

Of course, that's what makes rules of thumb work so well....

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WRGAS...

When I was a younger lad, a regional rock band performed often at our school. They had a cool presence: stylized as gas station attendants, both by the logo on their uniforms and the corresponding name:

W. R. Gas

I understood it's meaning back then and, in later years, when I discovered the domain was available, I bought it. Well, only the .com and .net domains. I already have too many

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