TECHNOLOGY: Facial recognition software report — not ready for prime time

Saturday, September 6, 2014

2014-Sep-06

http://patch.com/new-jersey/southbrunswick/have-you-seen-her-police-looking-woman-involved-nj-fraud-scheme#.VAsQu2RdXrM

Have You Seen Her? Police Looking for Woman Involved in NJ Fraud Scheme

NOTJJ 2014 09 06

Suspect allegedly stole license plates from cars in East Brunswick, cashed forged checks at various banks around New Jersey, police report.

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Guess facial recognition software is NOT that good yet!

In one respect, that’s good for privacy.

In another, that’s bad for putting an end to this petty crime spree before others get hurt,

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HARDWARE: Bond multiple internet connections

Monday, September 1, 2014

Carrier grade capabilities coming down to high end user price levels.

It’s easily now in the SMB range. Won’t be long before it’s in SOHO.

Bond 4g, 3g, cable / fios, cell phone bandwidth together.

Never dreamed of in the old days.

Wow.

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Introducing SimplyBonding from 3Gstore
3Gstore is thrilled to announce our new hosting service that allows you to bond multiple internet connections with minimal equipment and easy setup: SimplyBonding. Unlike failover or load balancing, a bonded connection takes multiple internet connections and COMBINES them. The resulting connection is both faster and more reliable: if you have 3 internet connections that are bonded together and one goes down, your connected devices and apps will never know there was a failure – even apps that maintain persistent connections!

Video: SimplyBonding Unbreakable Internet

What is bonding?

When businesses need a more reliable internet connection, they often turn to Failover or Load Balancing, features familiar to many users and available on a variety of consumer and enterprise grade routers. Failover routers have the ability to switch over to a secondary connection when one internet connection goes down, but you lose the connection during the switchover (and again when the primary connection comes up again and it switches back), and failover doesn’t help with connection speeds. Load Balancing routers split the traffic load amongst multiple internet connections, but they do not aid in reliability or increase speed. Failover and load balancing are useful features, but they are NOT the same as bonding.
A bonded connection takes multiple internet connections and COMBINES them to create a faster and more reliable stream. The concept of bonding (AKA aggregating) internet connections has been around for years, but it has historically been prohibitively expensive and very complicated to deploy and manage. SimplyBonding solves both of those problems!

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HARDWARE: Turn off the Caps Lock key

Monday, August 11, 2014

http://www.cultofmac.com/246792/stop-yelling-turn-off-the-caps-lock-key-on-your-mac-os-x-tips/

Stop Yelling – Turn Off The Caps Lock Key On Your Mac [OS X Tips]

Rob LeFebvre (6:00 am PDT, Sep 23rd 2013)

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Gal Pal’s Mom, on a Windoze implementation, for the n-th time, had the caps lock on while typing her password for AOL.

(Yeah, I know, who knew AOL was still business.)

So, Gal Pal asked me how to permanently disable it.

Easy peasy.

Then I go to think of all the times I inadvertently did the same thing.

So I found out how to turn it off on the Mac OS X.

Easier!

Done.

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SERVICE: ESPN on the inet via the ISPs

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

http://espn.go.com/watchespn/apps

Your Favorite ESPN Networks are Now Available live anytime and anywhere with WatchESPN.

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Doesn’t seem to work on the Mac?

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SOFTWARE: Freeplane for mind mapping

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

https://sourceforge.net/blog/june-2014-project-of-the-month-freeplane/

The Community Choice Project of the Month (POTM) for June is Freeplane, which is an application that supports mind mapping and analyzing information contained in mind maps. Congratulations to the Freeplane project on being voted as the June 2014 Community Choice POTM.

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I love “mind mapping”.

I really don’t understand why it doesn’t become more popular.

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HARDWARE: Chromebook Central Google Product Forum

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hello, Chromies!

Our new Chromebook Central Google Product Forum is officially live and awaiting your posts! You can access the new forum here (https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/chromebook-central).

To get started, why don’t you stop by this thread and discuss your favorite extensions, apps, and plugins with other Chromies.

Please note that Chromecast has moved to its own forum. You can access the new Chromecast forum here (https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/chromecast).

We will now be archiving the posts on this community forum, meaning you will still be able to search and read the archived posts, though this former site will no longer feature active posts (learn more about the reasons behind our move here.) Be sure to share the new forums with your fellow Chromies!

Thanks to all of you for the contributions you’ve made to the Chromebook Central community. We’ll see you over in the new Chromebook Central and Chromecast forums!

- Andrea
Chromebook Central Community Manager

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SOFTWARE: Anyone else notice CHROME BROWSER performance stinks

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Recently, all I seem to get is “spinning tabs”. Opera and Fivefox don’t have a problem.

I’m confused.

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