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  • Colt Python - Nickle...Opinions

    05/25/2015 2:06:07 PM PDT · by Chasaway · 88 replies
    Only me | 5/25/15 | Me
    Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls.... I need some input on a handgun. I was gifted a Colt Python (.357 magnum) from my father. I'd like to know what this thing is worth.
  • Nevada Gun Reform passes Senate and House

    05/24/2015 9:28:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 5/24/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On 22 May, 2015, the Nevada House passed SB175, a bill that combined a ban on people who have domestic violence convictions with major firearm law reforms. The domestic violence law mirrors federal law, so it will have little practical effect unless the federal law is repealed or struck down by some future court. The bill passed the Senate 14 to 5, and the Assembly, 25 to 17. Governor Sandoval is expected to sign it. I am writing this article from Nevada, and these gun law reforms are welcome. They are similar to those enacted by a number of states...
  • Waiting for the Weekend

    05/23/2015 10:07:28 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 5 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 1991 | WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI
    The word "weekend" started life as "week-end" but lost its hyphen somewhere along the way, ceasing to be merely the end of the week and acquiring, instead, an autonomous and sovereign existence. "Have a good weekend," we say to one another—never "Have a good week." Where once the week consisted of weekdays and Sunday, it now consists of weekdays and weekend. Ask most people to name the first day of the week and they will answer, Monday, of course; fifty years ago the answer would have been Sunday. Wall calendars still show Sunday as the first day of the week,...
  • Meet Brooklyn, the 13-Year-Old With the Golden Voice

    05/22/2015 3:11:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    KCBD ^ | 5/19 | Taylor Langston
    She's known as the 13-year-old with the golden voice. Brooklyn Golden has a gift, one that makes her different than most teens. It's a product of hard work and part natural ability, Brooklyn is turning heads and dropping jaws. Brooklyn's story starts with a song. "At the Cactus Theater where I take voice lessons they have a parent night where you sing with your parents. Mom gets nervous so Dad said he would sing the auctioneer song with me." The Auctioneer by Leroy Van Dyke was a chart topper in the '50s, depicting a young boy with a big dream....
  • 55-57 Chevy Bel Air (a short break from all the other BS)

    05/21/2015 4:20:40 PM PDT · by ETL · 88 replies
    numerous sources | May 21, 2015 | self
    1) 1955 Chevy 2) 1956 Chevy 3) 1957 Chevy 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15) 16) 17) 18) 19) 20) 21) 22) 23) 24) 25) 26) This through 42 are 56s, inc a few pickup trucks and a B/W Nomad... 27) 28) 29) 30) 31) 32) 33) 34) 35) 36) 37) 38) 39) 40) 41) 56 Nomad 42) 43) 57 Sedan Delivery (differs from Nomad--rear window filled in, etc) 44) 45) 46) 57 Nomad 47) 48) 49) 55 Nomad 50) 51) 52) 53) 54) 55) 56) 57) 58) 59)
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    05/21/2015 3:20:53 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 88 replies
    I grew up with cornbread and spoon bread as meal staples, usually made from mixes. Some years ago my husband and I discovered this recipe for cornbread that we think is the best we've had. The only problem is that while it's wonderful warm out of the oven, it doesn't keep-over well to the next day - it gets heavy and dry, and I've never figured out how to fix that. But perhaps it's true of all cornbread. Anyway, here's the recipe; I cut it from a newspaper or magazine, and can't attribute it; but it was called Extreme Corn...
  • New Windows 10 Build 10122 aims to fix file association hijacking

    05/21/2015 2:59:47 PM PDT · by dayglored · 23 replies
    The Register ^ | May 21, 2015 | Tim Anderson
    Smoother and more stable, but Start menu and tablet issues remain Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10, named 10122, which includes an effort to fix file association hijacking, where a newly installed application becomes the default for opening documents with a particular extension, such as PDF, docx, jpg or MP3. In Windows 10, neither desktop nor Universal (UAP) apps will be able to show a dialog prompting the user to change default file associations. Instead, users get a prompt when they next open a document of a type handled by a newly installed app. The prompt defaults...
  • Yes, You Can Be Prosecuted For Stealing Gold, Weapons From Video Game Characters

    05/21/2015 2:23:47 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    Consumerist ^ | May 21, 2015
    In the Big Bang Theory episode “The Zarnecki Incursion,” Sheldon’s World of Warcraft account is hacked and his in-game character is robbed of all its amassed treasure and weaponry. The local police and FBI both laugh off his demands to track down the virtual thief, but in the real world there are prosecutors going after this new form of criminal. Fusion has the story of a pair of online gamers-turned-bandits who teamed up to steal and resell virtual goods in the game Diablo III. The twosome profited to the tune of more than $8,000 — in actual money. To commit...
  • Open Carry in Lordsburg, NM

    05/21/2015 9:08:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 5/21/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On my way to the NRA annual meeting, I passed through Lordburg, New Mexico on I-10. It is a convenient place to fuel the truck and myself, so I pulled into a truck stop to grab a sandwich. Open carry is protected by the New Mexico Constitution. I was carrying a Glock 17 (9mm for those who have not kept up with Glock nomenclature). The young woman behind the counter had a streak of purple hair, multiple piercings, a sizable tattoo on her right forearm, and was friendly, courteous, helpful, efficient and pleasant to speak with. I could not ask...
  • Safari (Apple browser) URL-spoofing vuln reveals how fanbois can be led astray

    05/20/2015 8:05:38 PM PDT · by dayglored · 13 replies
    The Register ^ | May 20, 2015 | Alexander J Martin
    A recently published exploit for the Safari browser demonstrates a URL spoofing mechanism which might convince users they are visiting a legitimate website, when they are actually visiting another site which may be phishing their details. Deusen researchers have disclosed a vulnerability which may be exploited by hackers to hijack user accounts on a range of websites, from social media to banking. The proof-of-concept invites users to visit what appears to be the Daily Mail website – however, a script will execute the loading of another URL before the page users are directed to can be displayed. Tested using Safari...
  • My latest brew: Kölsch

    05/20/2015 5:56:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    5/20/15
    The recipe (5 gallon batch): 7 lbs (64%) 2 row (pale) malt 2 lbs (18%) wheat malt 1 lb (9%) Vienna malt 1/2 lb (4.5%) Rye Malt (yes, rye) 1/2 lb (4.5%) Carapils 1 oz Perle pellets @ 60 minutes (25 IBUs) 1 oz Hallertau leaf @ 5 minutes (3 IBUs) 1 pkg White Labs WLP025 Kölsch yeast This is not mandatory, but if you want a bit more punch, add 2 lbs of Pilsen DME (that will up the ABV from around 5% to 6 - 6.5%) Cooking instructions: I did a 3 step mash with mash out...
  • Trojanized, info-stealing PuTTY version lurking online (SSH Secure Shell program for Windows)

    05/19/2015 5:17:01 PM PDT · by dayglored · 15 replies
    Help Net Security ^ | May 19, 2015 | Zeljka Zorz
    A malicious version of the popular open source Secure Shell (SSH) client PuTTY has been spotted and analyzed by Symantec researchers, and found to have information-stealing capabilities. PuTTY, which is written and maintained primarily by Simon Tatham and can be freely downloaded from the project's official site, is a popular software with admins and developers looking to connect to remote servers through encrypted means. Compiled from source, this malicious version is apparently capable of stealing the credentials needed to connect to those servers. "Data that is sent through SSH connections may be sensitive and is often considered a gold mine...
  • Microsoft: Free Windows 10 for THIEVES and PIRATES? They can GET STUFFED

    05/18/2015 4:30:47 PM PDT · by dayglored · 57 replies
    The Register ^ | May 15, 2015 | Neil McAlister
    Think you'll be getting a free upgrade to Windows 10 from your pirated copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1? Not so fast. For months, rumors have been swirling that suggested Microsoft was so eager to get its entire customer base onto Windows 10 that it will extend its free upgrade offer even to those who obtained their copies of Windows by, um, questionable means. Well, it seems that may not be true after all. Or not entirely true. Or something. Microsoft operating systems exec veep Terry Myerson weighed in on Friday to clarify the software giant's position on "Non-Genuine"...
  • "The Kinkajou" Knickerbockers (Ben Selvin ensemble) Johnny Marvin (1927) [From "Rio Rita"]

    05/17/2015 12:52:23 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1927 | Ben Selvin
    VIDEO
  • 2015 Preakness Stakes (LIVE 6:18pm ET on NBC)

    05/16/2015 2:55:40 PM PDT · by ETL · 76 replies
    DownTheStretchs.com, Preakness.com, Brisnet.com | self
    1./ American Pharoah 3/C L Victor Espinoza 126 Bob Baffert 4/5 2./ Dortmund 3/C L Martin Garcia 126 Bob Baffert 7/2 3./ Mr Z. 3/C L Corey Nakatani 126 D. Wayne Lukas 20/1 4./ Danzig Moon 3/C L Julien Leparoux 126 Mark Casse 15/1 5./ Tale of Verve 3/C L Joel Rosario 126 Dallas Stewart 30/1 6./ Bodhisattva 3/C L Trevor McCarthy 126 Jose Corrales 20/1 7./ Divining Rod 3/C L Javier Castellano 126 Arnaud Delacour 12/1 8./ Firing Line 3/C L Gary Stevens 126 Simon Callaghan 4/1
  • An early look at tomorrow's Preakness Stakes

    05/15/2015 7:23:29 AM PDT · by ETL · 29 replies
    preakness.com and brisnet.com (links included) | 5/15/15 | self
    2015 Preakness Stakes Distance:One Mile And Three Sixteenths - (Dirt) Pgm PP Horse Name (L) WT. Jockey/Trainer Owner M/L Odds 1 1 American Pharoah L 126 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Zayat Stables, LLC 4-5 2 2 Dortmund L 126 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Kaleem Shah, Inc. 7-2 3 3 Mr. Z L 126 Corey S. Nakatani D. Wayne Lukas Calumet Farm 20-1 4 4 Danzig Moon L 126 Julien R. Leparoux Mark E. Casse John C. Oxley 15-1 5 5 Tale of Verve L 126 Joel Rosario Dallas Stewart Charles E. Fipke 30-1 6 6 Bodhisattva L 126 Trevor McCarthy...
  • An Early Look at this Saturday's 2015 Preakness Stakes

    05/14/2015 4:30:55 PM PDT · by ETL · 10 replies
    Preakness.com and Brisnet.com (links included) | May 14, 2015 | self
    PIMLICO RACE COURSE 2015 Preakness Stakes 13th Race Distance:One Mile And Three Sixteenths - (Dirt) Conditions:For three-year-olds, $15,000 to pass the entry box, starters to pay $15,000 additional. 60% of the purse to the winner, 20% to second, 11% to third, 6% to fourth and 3% to fifth. Weight 126 pounds for Colts and Geldings, 121 pounds for Fillies. A replica of the Woodlawn Vase will be presented to the winning owner to remain his or her personal property. Program Selections:1-2-8-7 Pgm PP Horse Name (L) WT. Jockey/Trainer Owner M/L Odds 1 1 American Pharoah L 126 Victor Espinoza Bob...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues)Thread

    05/14/2015 3:43:34 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 156 replies
    This week we're starting with: Implements, Strange and Wonderful! I'm a sucker for 'gadgets' related to cooking and serving food - I have wonderful tools that I've never even used yet, and acquired quite a few 'Like on TV' failures that went immediately to the trash or to Goodwill. I now have every possible sort of sandwich toaster, for instance - including a couple of the old 'Toast Tite' ones; and yes, I bought that Hamilton Beach breakfast sandwich machine, and the ubiquitous red Quesadilla maker - both of which actually work very well, and get a lot of use!...
  • Madden NFL 16 cover: Odell Beckham Jr. makes history, beats out Gronk

    05/14/2015 9:45:03 AM PDT · by cport · 39 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 13, 2015 | Sean Wagner-McGough
    On Wednesday night, it was announced that Beckham beat out Rob Gronkowski and will be featured on Madden 16's cover. Without this catch, there's probably no way he tops Gronk in any kind of vote. SNIP So to sum up, congratulations are in order for Beckham, and if you believe in the Madden curse, be sure to congratulate Gronk for avoiding a catastrophe. Regardless of how you feel, it was somewhat disappointing to see Beckham react to the news without celebrating like he did when LeBron hit a game-winner.
  • Patch Tuesday Alert! Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2015 - Do It Now

    05/13/2015 6:13:05 AM PDT · by dayglored · 22 replies
    Microsoft Security TechCenter ^ | May 12, 2015 | Microsoft
    Published: May 12, 2015 Version: 1.0 On this page Executive Summaries Exploitability Index Affected Software Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance Acknowledgments Other Information This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for May 2015. For information about how to receive automatic notifications whenever Microsoft security bulletins are issued, visit Microsoft Technical Security Notifications. Microsoft also provides information to help customers prioritize monthly security updates with any non-security updates that are being released on the same day as the monthly security updates. Please see the section, Other Information.
  • Microsoft Edge: Building a safer browser

    05/12/2015 5:50:07 PM PDT · by dayglored · 22 replies
    Microsoft Edge Dev Blog ^ | May 11, 2015 | Microsoft Edge Team
    With Microsoft Edge, we want to fundamentally improve security over existing browsers and enable users to confidently experience the web from Windows. We have designed Microsoft Edge to defend users from increasingly sophisticated and prevalent attacks. This post covers some of the advanced technologies used to protect Microsoft Edge, including industry leading sandboxing, compiler, and memory management techniques developed in close partnership with Windows. Web Security Threats While the web is predominantly a safe environment, some sites are designed to steal money and personal information. Thieves by nature don’t care about rules, and will use any means to take advantage...
  • Prep School: Bay Area Survivalists Are Ready for the Big One

    05/10/2015 8:34:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, May 6 2015 | Jeremy Lybarger
    Comments Armageddon chic: From protests to post-earthquake disasters, the gas mask is a perennial. Armageddon chic: From protests to post-earthquake disasters, the gas mask is a perennial. If you drive around the outskirts of El Dorado Hills long enough, you might chance upon the secluded 60-acre compound where Gary Miller and his friends are preparing for Armageddon. They have a water well, pallets of freeze-dried food from Costco, a Chevy alternator jerry-rigged with shovel blades that generate electricity as they spin, and a stockpile of guns and ammo. "My motto is, be prepared and be safe," Miller says. "If you...
  • Microsoft points PowerShell at Penguinistas

    05/10/2015 7:32:24 PM PDT · by dayglored · 26 replies
    The Register ^ | May 11, 2015 | Simon Sharwood
    In yet another sign that Microsoft is a very different animal these days, the company has released PowerShell DSC (desired state configuration) for Linux. PowerShell DSC is a server configuration tool that has hitherto driven Windows Server boxen. But Microsoft's now decided it has a “commitment to common management of heterogeneous assets in your datacenter or the public cloud”, so has added Linux-wrangling features to the tool. The new code can cope with CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Oracle Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Ubuntu Server. Once you get it up and running you can enjoy the...
  • Brownells Lady 3 Gun Challenge Showcases Shooting's Rising Female Stars

    05/10/2015 9:15:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    nrablog.com ^ | 5/9/2015 | Kyle Jillson
    Last weekend, Brownells held its Lady 3 Gun Pro-Am Challenge West Match in St. George, Utah. The event brought out hundreds of top female shooters to compete in action-packed 3 gun stages for a tournament that is quickly making a name for itself in the shooting world.
  • Can a computer beat one of the world's best poker players?

    05/10/2015 6:15:05 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 9, 2015, 1:46 PM | CBS News
    Strategy games such as chess have long been considered important ways to measure artificial intelligence. But A.I. researchers at Carnegie Mellon University chose a different, and in some ways, more challenging game: poker. Susan Koeppen of CBS Pittsburgh station KDKA reports on what happens when the chips are down. Doug Polk, 26, is considered the best heads up, or one on one, no limit Texas hold 'em player in the world. He's defeated countless opponents and won millions of dollars. Polk bet his reputation that he could beat Claudico, Carnegie Mellon's artificial intelligence super computer.
  • Microsoft's secret weapon Asm.js Native-speed JavaScript available in Windows 10's Edge browser(tr)

    05/09/2015 6:39:42 AM PDT · by dayglored · 11 replies
    The Register ^ | May 7, 2015 | Neil McAllister
    Original full title/subtitle:Microsoft's secret weapon in browser wars: Mozilla's supercharged Asm.js Native-speed JavaScript available now in Windows 10's Edge browser Microsoft has included a surprise feature in its new Edge web browser for Windows 10, in the form of support for the ultra-optimizable Asm.js JavaScript dialect. First developed by Mozilla and championed by the nonprofit's former CTO Brendon Eich, Asm.js is a strict subset of JavaScript that aims to be the "assembly language of the web." By eliminating many of the vagaries of the JavaScript language syntax, Asm.js forces client-side web code into a form that is easy for Just-In-Time...
  • Two Planes Land on Same Runway, On-Board Delhi Daredevils Players Have Narrow Escape

    05/08/2015 3:03:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The New Indian Express ^ | 08th May 2015
    A Raipur-bound IndiGo plane from Kolkata carrying 167 passengers, including the Delhi Daredevils IPL team, vacated the runway in the "nick of time" as another flight, a Jet Airways plane from Mumbai had landed on the same runway by that time, avoiding a possible mishap, sources said. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has launched a probe into the incident, which happened today morning, they said. "During taxiing, another aircraft was landing, so our plane had to take a right turn. There was absolutely no panic among our players," a DD team official told PTI here. Raipur is the second...
  • Woman Mistaken for Wild Boar Shot Dead by Hunters Near Thirukovilur

    05/08/2015 2:58:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    The New Indian Express ^ | 07th May 2015 | Karal Marx
    A 55-year-old woman was shot dead by villagers, who mistook her to be a wild boar that they were chasing from a nearby farm at Eravalam Madura Katchikuppam village near Thirukovilur on Tuesday evening. Police booked 16 villagers in connection with the incident and arrested six persons so far, including the man who shot the woman with a country-made gun. Local sources said Parvathy (55), wife of Subramanian of Katchikuppam village was diverting water at her sugarcane farm when a gang of villagers, who were chasing the boar saw it entering Subramanian's farm. The gang surrounded the farm in order...
  • Microsoft Launches Its .NET Distribution For Linux And Mac

    05/08/2015 2:10:24 PM PDT · by dayglored · 29 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | Apr 29, 2015 | Frederic Lardinois
    Last November, Microsoft said that it would bring some of the core features of its .NET platform — which has traditionally been Windows-only — to Linux and Mac. Today, at its Build developer conference, the company announced its first full preview of the .NET Core runtime for Linux and Mac OS X.In addition, Microsoft is making the release candidate of the full .NET framework for Windows available to developers today [April 29, 2015]. The highlight here, though, is obviously the release of .NET Core for platforms other than Windows. As Microsoft VP of its developer division S. “Soma” Somasegar told...
  • Great FR discussion: NC House Lifts Ban on Sunday Hunting (partially)

    05/08/2015 5:11:18 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 39 replies
    Self | 5-9-2015 | Vanity - discussion invitation
    A few days ago the NC House passed a bill that lifts the ban on Sunday hunting (with a gun, you can already bow hunt on Sundays) on private property. Still a ban within 500 yards of a church, and some other exclusions. Localities can reinstall the ban in the future if their local community wants to. Great discussion of the liberty / social conservative dynamic at play. What say Freep nation?
  • Mini Cooper Stolen Before Landing Down Yerba Buena Island Cliff: SF Fire

    05/07/2015 3:10:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    An empty car that was reported stolen out of Berkeley was found on the rocks below a cliff at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Island on Tuesday, according to a fire department spokeswoman. A citizen reported white Mini Cooper with a black roof at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday near the lighthouse on the southeast tip of the island, San Francisco fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said. When crews got there, they found the ca was empty. Talmadge said a car thief might have been responsible for abandoning the car.
  • Sorry, Windows 10 early adopters: Microsoft Edge WON'T block ads at launch

    05/07/2015 9:52:21 AM PDT · by dayglored · 15 replies
    The Register ^ | May 6, 2015 | Neil McAllister
    You won't have to worry about dodgy toolbars, rogue ActiveX controls, or buggy plugins when you use Microsoft Edge (née Project Spartan), Redmond's new web browser for Windows 10. But you can also forget about extending the browser in any way, at least at first. Microsoft gave a sneak peek at its new, HTML/JavaScript-based extensibility engine for Edge at its Build developer conference in San Francisco last week. But on Wednesday we learned that this engine won't be available when the first general-availability build of Edge ships with the Windows 10 launch. "We will enable this new model after our...
  • Windows 10 IoT (Internet of Things) - Getting Started on the Raspberry Pi 2

    05/06/2015 9:48:50 PM PDT · by dayglored · 20 replies
    Windows Management User Group ^ | Apr 30, 2015 | Paul Winstanley
    (This is about using Windows 10 on tiny embedded hardware for Internet-connected devices.) Windows 10 IoT Insider Preview was released yesterday (Apr 29) for various low cost hardware types - Raspberry Pi 2, MinnowBoard MAX, Intel Galileo and Arduino. It's available from here https://ms-iot.github.io/content/GetStarted.htm In this blog post I'll be getting the IoT release up and running on one of those devices, the Raspberry Pi 2. (Article goes into detailed steps of how to load Windows 10 onto a Raspberry Pi 2.)
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    05/06/2015 6:35:36 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 84 replies
    Fish! (A little early again this week, to get ahead of Mom's Day; but here is your weekly cookin' thread :-) I am not much of a meat-eater; in fact, I was largely a 'veg/fish-itarian' until I met and married my husband. I like a good hamburger now and then, or my husband's barbecued pork chops; and I like chicken pie and chicken and dumplings. But I'm not one to go into a restaurant and order a 'slab o' meat'. Steak, for instance, isn't near the top of my list. But I do love FISH! along with all the other...
  • Windows PowerShell Blog - ScriptAnalyzer in GitHub and availability on Powershell Gallery

    05/06/2015 5:57:41 AM PDT · by dayglored · 15 replies
    The Windows PowerShell Blog ^ | Apr 29, 2015 | PowerShell Team
    Windows PowerShell Blog "Automating the world one-liner at a time…" With the release of Windows Management Framework 5.0 April Preview, we are excited to announce that PowerShell ScriptAnalyzer development has moved to GitHub for greater collaboration & community involvement. https://github.com/PowerShell/PSScriptAnalyzer Also, we have published v1.0 of ScriptAnalyzer to PSGallery. https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/PSScriptAnalyzer/ Here are the significant changes in this release: Features: "Recursive" switch to analyze a folderpath in Invoke-ScriptAnalyzer Three levels of Severity - Error/Warning/Informational Robust Engine that does emits non-terminating errors (Ex: for failed ast parse) and continues rule application when running on multiple scripts Add wild card supports for rules...
  • Windows 10 bombshell: Microsoft to KILL OFF Patch Tuesday

    05/05/2015 8:55:08 PM PDT · by dayglored · 75 replies
    The Register ^ | May 4, 2015 | Iain Thomson
    New policy verges on apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgradeIgnite 2015 Microsoft has shown off some of the new security mechanisms embedded in Windows 10, and revealed a change to its software updates. Windows supremo Terry Myerson reckons the revised security patch rollout – effectively ditching the monthly Patch Tuesday – will shame Google. "Google takes no responsibility to update customer devices, and refuses to take responsibility to update their devices, leaving end users and businesses increasingly exposed every day they use an Android device," Myerson said during his Ignite keynote in Chicago today. He was referring to the sometimes tardy...
  • Microsoft discontinues Media Center with Windows 10

    05/05/2015 4:53:03 PM PDT · by dayglored · 41 replies
    The Register ^ | May 5, 2015 | Gavin Clarke
    Windows Media Center has come to the end of the road with Windows 10. Microsoft’s next client operating system won’t include Redmond’s media software, for recording and playing TV, music and video. General manager for OSG data and fundamentals Gabriel Aul Tweeted: We can confirm that due to decreased usage, Windows Media Center will not be part of Windows 10. — Gabriel Aul (@GabeAul) May 4, 2015 For those who are using Windows Media Center, Aul said Microsoft would deliver a “DVD option” in an update later this year. Windows Media Center debuted as Windows XP Media Center Edition in...
  • Red Neck, Brown Belly

    05/04/2015 8:35:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2015-5-4
    A competitor belly flops into a muddy watering hole during the dive competition at the 2015 National RedNeck Games on Saturday in Augusta, US.
  • Microsoft's Office 2016 Public Preview download is now available

    05/04/2015 5:48:07 PM PDT · by dayglored · 21 replies
    Neowin ^ | May 4, 2015 | Max Slater-Robins
    Back in March, Microsoft made Office 2016, the next major update to one of the companies' most important products, available to IT professionals to test and submit feedback on. Just as they have done with Windows 10, Microsoft is welcoming constructive criticism - or praise - that will help shape the product when it launches later this year. The next step is to open Office 2016 up to the public. On stage at Microsoft's Ignite conference, CEO Satya Nadella announced that the public preview of Office 2016 has been released. In the accompanying blog post, Jared Spataro, general manager for...
  • Rogers proposes CMP take control of old Army pistols

    05/04/2015 9:46:52 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 24 replies
    WVTM Ch 13 News ^ | 5/1/2015 | Unknown
    ANNISTON, Ala. —An east Alabama congressman has a plan to save taxpayers money when it comes to storing vintage firearms for the Army. The plan involves moving the weapons to the Civilian Marksmanship Program, which includes its facility in Anniston. Congressman Rogers says it's a win-win because the pistols are placed in very capable hands at the Civilian Marksmanship Program and it also saves taxpayers roughly $200,000 per year. The M1911A1 pistol was once the standard sidearm for U.S. armed forces. Rogers says a little over 8,000 of the 100,000 pistols were sold to law enforcement and transferred to foreign...
  • Secrets of the Chevrolet Chevelle

    05/04/2015 1:05:31 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 59 replies
    Fox news ^ | May 03, 2015 | Hagerty
    The Chevelle is one of America’s favorite classic muscle cars. If you turn on your favorite televised classic car auctions at random, chances are that there will be a Chevelle crossing the block. With so much attention, the Chevelle is pretty much an open book, yet here are some lesser-known facts:
  • My son (5year old) acting Bruce Lee's Nunchaku scene (video)

    05/02/2015 1:51:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | may 1, 2015 | bruce ryu
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzXL-KM2UqU
  • 2015 Kentucky Derby

    05/01/2015 6:10:44 PM PDT · by ETL · 68 replies
    several | Commie May Day | self
    Just wanted to share a couple excellent links for info on tomorrow's Kentucky Derby. A ton of info at this one, included prior races charts, prior races video, etc.http://www.kentuckyderby.com/horsesFree Past Performances: (on PDF File—Adobe required)http://www.brisnet.com/brisnet_promos/KentuckyDerby15.pdf
  • 7,377 Built, Two left flying...The Lancaster Bomber

    05/01/2015 11:27:45 AM PDT · by Doogle · 31 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 01/21/15 | CWHMuseum
    It has been 50 years since two Avro Lancaster bombers flew side by side. The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Avro Lancaster, VeRA, flew from Hamilton, Ontario to meet her British counterpart, Thumper—the only other surviving flight worthy Lancaster bomber in the world—the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's (BBMF) Lancaster in England. Suddenly SeeMore...Productions Inc's specialty is reality adventure television and the people who make it. REUNION OF GIANTS documents this historic mission as it unfolds, through the eyes of the flight crews, veterans, friends and family—all part of the bombers’ history, including this new chapter as VeRA crosses the...
  • Microsoft used this adorable robot to show off new HoloLens features

    04/30/2015 8:11:55 PM PDT · by dayglored · 24 replies
    The Verge ^ | Apr 29, 2015 | Sean O'Kane
    We've learned some amazing things about Microsoft's Windows Holographic platform since it was announced back in January. We know that NASA is using it to virtually explore Mars, and you can play Minecraft on your coffee table, and today we learned that the company will integrate all universal apps running on Windows 10 into the experience. But a short demo near the end of today's Microsoft Build 2015 keynote showed us a little bit more about how HoloLens can help blend virtual reality with the real world to create what the company calls "mixed reality." A small metal robot drove...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    04/30/2015 4:00:07 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 84 replies
    Panzanella, and other hearty sides! Every year around the first of June, my office has a barbecue party. Thinking of a side dish to take this year, I remembered one that I haven't made in a while. I first had 'Panzanella' - or Tuscan Bread Salad - at the home of a friend, and looked for a recipe of my own. This one is very good: Tuscan Bread Salad 1/2 loaf day-old dense, country-style bread (I always use Italian bread) 3 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced...
  • Windows 10: Build 10074 is still for the brave - but it's looking good

    04/30/2015 8:42:27 AM PDT · by dayglored · 32 replies
    The Register ^ | Apr 30, 2015 | Tim Anderson
    Build 2015 Microsoft has released preview Build 10074 of Windows 10 at its Build developer event in San Francisco. It is only a week since the previous preview build (10061) arrived, but this one is a milestone available even to users who prefer to stick with the more stable releases – the “slow” update cycle in Windows Insider terms. This also means you can get an ISO image for a clean install. Windows 10 is set for release this summer, according to Microsoft, with AMD CEO Lisa Su letting slip that it may be done by the end of July....
  • Parallels 2X hits Raspberry Pi for Remote Desktop access (Windows apps on tiny Linux platform)

    04/30/2015 8:33:23 AM PDT · by dayglored · 6 replies
    SlashGear ^ | Apr 30, 2015 | (none)
    Today the folks at Parallels have unveiled Parallels 2X Remote Application Server, the first RDP Client for Raspberry Pi. This system will enable Raspberry Pi users to access Windows virtual applications and Remote Desktops alike. With Parallels 2X RAS, as they also call it, users will have the ability to deliver applications to any device - Chromebooks, Windows PCs, Mac computers, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Linux workstations, HTML5 browsers and of course, strangest and most awesome of all, the device family known as Raspberry Pi...
  • We're live at Microsoft's Build 2015 keynote

    04/29/2015 2:40:09 PM PDT · by dayglored · 13 replies
    Engadget ^ | Apr 29, 2015 | Devindra Hardawar
    (Liveblogging as it happens)
  • Creating the Windows 95 Startup Sound ("The Microsoft Sound" by Brian Eno)

    04/28/2015 7:17:34 PM PDT · by dayglored · 52 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | May 30, 2013 | Chris Higgins
    When Windows 95 was being developed, Microsoft executives commissioned music legend Brian Eno to develop a "piece of music" to play when the operating system started up. This music would become known as "The Windows Sound." Eno is probably most renowned* for his ambient music -- long tracks with deep sound beds and drifting melodies. But this track had to be a little shorter. Eno related the story: The thing from the agency said, "We want a piece of music that is inspiring, universal, blah-blah, da-da-da, optimistic, futuristic, sentimental, emotional," this whole list of adjectives, and then at the bottom...