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Things I don’t want

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology

Today, I noticed I had some Skype message notifications in my Windows Notification area.  This mildly pisses me off because I don’t run Skype all the time and thus feel there is no valid reason to be receiving Skype messages.  Microsoft, apparently, feels otherwise. Since they’d been there for a while, I figured it was […]

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The Risks of Pokémon Go!

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Games and gaming, Outdoors, Security, Technology

The Pokémon Go game has hit civilization with a tsunami of success.  Children and adults, pasty and weak from lack of exposure to the sun are now out and about, chasing pocket monsters on their smartphones.  Humans, skittish as they are, are raising flags that the platform might be used for nefarious purposes. I have […]

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All lives matter, yes, even black lives

Crime, Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

Black Lives Matter has valid concerns, and I am going to state up front that I totally concur… in the US, and maybe even in Canada, black people are killed by police at a rate that is disproportionate with their numbers in the general population.  That implies a level of systemic racism, and I won’t […]

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The days get longer?

Math and Science, Outdoors

Days get longer in the summer and shorter in the winter, right?  We all know this.  It’s a truism we all grow up with.  But I was doing some astronomy reading, and realized that, in fact, that truism is completely false!  Days do not get longer in the summer nor shorter in the winter. How […]

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