HARDWARE: iPhone Power Cord pet peeve

http://www.instructables.com/id/IPhone-Power-Cord-Protection-With-Shrink-Tubing/

iPhone Power Cord Protection With Shrink Tubing

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The iPhone is a significant investment but the power cord is surprisingly vulnerable to kinks and tears. To protect against this I applied a two inch length of shrink tubing. This serves to reinforce the collar.

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Pet peeve.

Every Apple cord has this type of damage.

(Except for the brand new one I have that I haven’t used yet. Argh!)

More than their resistance to break their security, how about they put another penny in to the cords?

Double Argh!

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GUNS: Phony gun, real time — NJ actor could face 5 years for prop firearm in film

http://nj1015.com/carlo-bellario-to-dj-ive-been-overwhelmed-with-support/

Carlo Bellario to D&J: I’ve been overwhelmed with support
By Dan Tantillo February 16, 2016 12:15 PM

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New Jersey comedian and actor Carlo Bellario’s name is in the news because he may face five years in prison for a prop gun. As Dennis & Judi were discussing his story, we were lucky enough to have Carlo join us on-air.

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Absolutely absurd!

https://www.gofundme.com/rawdeal

Vote with your contributions.

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SECURITY: Apple Tim Cook is wearing “the Emperor’s new clothes” with respect to “privacy”

http://www.france24.com/en/20160219-usa-apple-plays-digital-privacy-hardball-with-fbi-but-not-china

Business – Apple plays digital privacy hardball with FBI, ‘but not China’ – France 24

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Apple was hailed as a champion of digital privacy this week after refusing to help the FBI hack into an iPhone belonging to a suspect in the San Bernardino shooting. But the firm hasn’t always been so scrupulous about user data, especially in China.

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FURTHER undermining the Apple argument!

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CLOUD: LinkedIn change?

Hi FJohn,
 
 
At LinkedIn, we’re always looking for ways to make your professional life better. This sometimes means shutting down certain features that aren’t heavily used to invest in others that offer value for our members. 

On February 25th we’ll be removing the ability to save new contacts and sort your contact list by saved contacts. We’ve migrated the contacts you’ve already saved to a tag called “Saved_ Contacts” so you won’t lose anything you’ve already stored. To access your saved contacts from the LinkedIn desktop site: 

1. Go to “My Network” on the top navigation bar and select “Connections.” Scroll down to your Contacts list and click on the “Filter by” dropdown on the left. 

2. Select “Tag.” 

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3. In addition to a list of tags you may have created you’ll find a newly added tag called “Saved_Contacts.” Click on this tag to display your previously saved contacts. 

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We apologize for any disruption or inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact our Help Center

Thanks for being a member,
The LinkedIn Team 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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OK, I pay 500$/year and the change may negate what I use it for. Argh!

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Hi FJohn,
 
 
At LinkedIn, we’re always looking for ways to make your professional life better. This sometimes means shutting down certain features that aren’t heavily used to invest in others that offer value for our members. 

On February 25th we’ll be removing the ability to save new contacts and sort your contact list by saved contacts. We’ve migrated the contacts you’ve already saved to a tag called “Saved_ Contacts” so you won’t lose anything you’ve already stored. To access your saved contacts from the LinkedIn desktop site: 

1. Go to “My Network” on the top navigation bar and select “Connections.” Scroll down to your Contacts list and click on the “Filter by” dropdown on the left. 

2. Select “Tag.” 

Calendar

3. In addition to a list of tags you may have created you’ll find a newly added tag called “Saved_Contacts.” Click on this tag to display your previously saved contacts. 

Calendar

We apologize for any disruption or inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact our Help Center

Thanks for being a member,
The LinkedIn Team 

 
 
 
 
 
 

LEXICON: Precariat?

http://www.backwoodshome.com/blogs/ClaireWolfe/2016/02/15/i-have-learned-a-new-word-precariat/

Claire Wolfe
I have learned a new word: precariat
Monday, February 15th, 2016

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So yeah, “precariat” is an apt term for people like me and the growing number who live in the so-called “gig economy.”

Technically, to be in the precariat, you must also be in the proletariat: both insecure and low income. Without capital for building a real business. Selling your labor, piecemeal. Hey, I qualify again!

But what the heck. Life itself is precarious. And though the vast precariat lives on uncertainties, name me anybody who ultimately doesn’t. How many fabulously rich stock-market investors have taken spectacular falls? How many “secure” middle-class people have suddenly been rendered precarious by illness, addiction, divorce, accident, or government interference in their lives?

We are all members of the precariat as long as we’re still breathing.

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I would think that the “precariat” would be well situated for “tough times”.

Regardless of how much money you have, you have to think “worried”.

Growing up, I was always taught to “live below my means”. Unfortunately, it took me a while to learn that less0m.

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RANT: What the hell is “eyewash”?

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/the-cia-has-been-lying-to-its-own-employees-for-decades_022016

THE CIA HAS BEEN LYING TO ITS OWN EMPLOYEES FOR DECADES
FEBRUARY 13, 2016 | THE ANTI-MEDIA

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The Post says that references to eyewash date back to the 19th century in books on spying, as well as more recent Hollywood movies such as Argo. One official who has seen the Senate report said, “The people in the outer levels who didn’t have insider access were being lied to. They were being intentionally deceived.”

Five former “high-ranking CIA officials” said they have never heard of eyewash nor had they seen it used in internal communications. Fred Hitz, a former CIA inspector general, told the Post that someone might make a decision based on false information and said the tactic was equivalent to “playing with fire.” Other officials interview by the Post said the program has a significant potential for abuse.

Another government official who claims to have seen the practice said that in his career of more than two decades he had “only seen maybe five or six” eyewash cables. So far, the CIA has refused to comment on the Washington Post story.

Federal laws exist which make it illegal for a government employee to lie or falsify statements in an official record. Somehow, the CIA has managed to become so far above the law that they are able to lie to their own employees and compartmentalize it in such a fashion that the left hand never knows what the right hand is doing.

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You can trust the Gooferment about as you can trust that a politician is “honest”.

The fact that the CIA lies to its employees is only obscured by the fact that they, and the rest of the Gooferment, lies to the people, the taxpayers, and the world!

Argh!

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POLITICAL: Never ending wars are an accepted fact of life today

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/02/patrick-j-buchanan/republics-perish/

How Republics Perish
By Patrick J. Buchanan
February 12, 2016

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“Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded,” wrote James Madison, “No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”

Perhaps Madison was wrong.

Otherwise, with no end to war on America’s horizon, the prospect of this free republic enduring is, well, doubtful.

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The last Presidential candidate who was a “peace candidate” was Ron Paul. He was thrown out of the race by being accused of isolationism, pacifism, and essential being “crazy”. BHO44 became the “new” “peace candidate”; even going so far to get a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING. Then, immediately staring the pot and creating more wars. Argh!

So, who turns this around and how does it get done?

Sad to say, the only one with any semblance of a “peace bone” in their body — now that Rand Paul is gone — is Donald Trump. At least at one point, he said “leave the Ukraine to Putin” and let the “Muslims fight it out without us”. While not the “Let’s bring all the girls and boys home now!” of Ron Paul, I’ll take any shred of peace that I can get. And, the Donald has said things that make me think he’s not as “crazy” about war as the main stream media would like us to believe.

I can’t vote for a socialist or a uncovicted felon. So we have to see what choices we have.

I remember the line by in “Master and Commander” when Captain Jack Aubrey (Russel Crowe) says: “There, I have you! You’re completely dished! Do you not know that in the service … … [pauses] … … one must always choose the lesser of two weevils.”

Argh!

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