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Dissing the new lightsabre? You should.

Current Events, Entertainment, Technology

  By now, you’ve seen that clip of the lightsabre from the upcoming Star Wars money grab, due out soonish.  And you’ve probably seen people dump on it.  And you’ve probably seen people defend the design with an argument like: It’s just a movie. Yes, it is just a movie.  I can’t deny that. However, […]

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So you’re mad at the government, the police, the system…

Crime, Current Events

… how does ripping up your town make it better? Irrespective of what any person may think about the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury decision, what positive outcome can be expected from ripping up your own community and setting it ablaze? Not that I agree, but I can understand something like “march on city hall.”  I […]

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The Ottawa Sun… i.e. the sun over Ottawa

Current Events, Math and Science, Outdoors, Travel

I’m off to Australia to see the solar eclipse in November, and to assist with this, I am acquiring solar filters for my binoculars. This will allow me to watch the eclipse in full binocular glory in November. Binos are easier to transport than my telescope, by a lot, so this seems like the right […]

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The Support Scam

Crime, Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security

The Squidette is well versed in computer security, and it’s a good thing. Yesterday someone called to try and effect the Windows Support Scam. What happens is that someone calls you and claims to be receiving messages from your Windows machine. They’ll even talk you through a look into the event logger to show you […]

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