Submitted by admin on Sun, 05/08/2016 - 00:02
I was browsing the news tonight and spotted an article titled “What you don’t know about Powerball”. While most of this was obvious, the very last section held an unusual statistic: your odds of being struck by lightning while drowning are 1 in 183 million; still more probable than winning the Power Ball jackpot.
Submitted by admin on Sun, 05/01/2016 - 16:01
Truthfully I don't remember the exact chain of events that lead me to have this epiphany (that plays out in context...) but while driving back to Beaufort the other day it occurred to me: I need to begin using a new moniker. Many people say, text or write "OMG" and I realized it was time for me to turn the world upside down. Or (baby steps) just the the middle letter. Now, when explaining how (and why) things are, I instead will initial my observations as: OWG
Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/05/2016 - 09:45
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:
Submitted by admin on Sun, 04/03/2016 - 21:58
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
Submitted by admin on Fri, 04/01/2016 - 16:33
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.
Submitted by admin on Thu, 03/24/2016 - 20:33
No explanation necessary.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 03/22/2016 - 19:01
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.
Submitted by admin on Wed, 03/16/2016 - 20:04
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.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 03/15/2016 - 10:10
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.
Submitted by admin on Mon, 03/14/2016 - 16:38
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…