Monthly Archives: November 2016

Rest In Pieces, USA

“The Government of Canada’s immigration website crashed on Tuesday night as the US election results were rolling in.” See Canadian immigration site crash: Election 2016What can I say? TLW won a $200 bet that Trump would win. The price of gold … Continue reading

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Linux Foundation Fumbles

“The results were a big surprise, and hearkened back to the bad ol’ days when open source and the rest of the world usually didn’t work and play well together. Browser, cookies, bandwidth and “Flash Test Video” all passed with … Continue reading

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Avenging Deer

I’ve been getting over a persistent cold last week. Today, I had enough energy to harvest my marigold seed, take care of a drainage issue on the property and fetch the mail. I guess I’m ready to hunt deer in … Continue reading

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Arwa! Are You Trying To Kill Us With Worry?

“For more than 28 hours, CNN senior international correspondent Arwa Damon and photojournalist Brice Laine were with Iraqi special forces during their push into ISIS-held Mosul. It was a new phase of the liberation operation — switching from villages and … Continue reading

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Sewage Becomes Oil, Nature’s Way

“the raw sewage is placed in a reactor that’s basically a tube pressurized to 3,000 lb/in2 (204 atm) and heated to 660° F (349° C), which mimics the same geological process that turned prehistoric organic matter into crude oil by … Continue reading

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OOPS! MySQL Falls Down…

“two critical vulnerabilities, which can lead to arbitrary code execution, root privilege escalation, and server compromise, affect MySQL and forks like Percona Server, Percona XtraDB Cluster, and MariaDB, according to security researcher Dawid Golunski” See Admins, update your databases to avoid … Continue reading

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Oh Yes! Secondary Batteries Made From Junkyard Scrap!

“A room-temperature chemical process is developed to convert brass and steel into functional electrodes for rechargeable energy storage that transforms these multicomponent alloys into redox-active iron oxide and copper oxide materials. The resulting steel–brass battery exhibits cell voltages up to … Continue reading

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Chickens Do Come Home To Roost – Closing In On MH370

“Drifters starting in the southern half of the current search area or below (dark blue, green, light blue) can be observed on and around the coast of Western Australia, with many drifting towards Tasmania. No debris has been discovered on … Continue reading

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