Friday, June 28, 2013

Google sues IRS; NSA and Your Freedom, Part 2, and more thanks to GMSV

Google sues IRS over AOL in today’s alphabet soup winner

Posted on Friday June 28, 2013
The news that ginormous search giant Google is suing the IRS over a transaction with AOL has tech experts across the country asking: What’s AOL?

Plugging away: Army blocks Guardian website in wake of NSA spying reports; Stuxnet leak probe

Posted on Friday June 28, 2013
File this under “F” for futile: The Army is restricting access to the Guardian website to try to crack down on leaks, theMonterey County Herald reports. The Guardian was the first to write about the extent of the National Security Agency’s surveillance program earlier this month, and it reported details about a separate spying program yesterday. The Guardian’s reports are based on classified documents leaked by former government tech contractor Edward Snowden, who is now wanted by U.S. authorities.

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Best practices for helping parents with computers when you're out-of-state, Connie's opinion

1) Buy or get your parents to buy a laptop that will fit in the longer of the 2 "medium" USPS priority mail boxes, leaving a little room for protective wrapping (costs about $11 to ship and the computers tend to survive the experience)
2) Obtain the computer long enough to install free virus scanning like MSE if it's a PC, and be sure to install LogMeIn, keep a log of all the passwords you use for LogMeIn (there is one for the account and one for each computer), and to do any other setup (OpenOffice is usually handy).
3) Setup cloud backup of documents and desktop using DropBox or SugarSync or something (parents often only need the free service), again keep the passwords.
3) Ship it back, and when you get that phone call about the non-working computer/bad browser behavior/question about whether recommended updates are real or viruses, use LogMein if the machine boots, which will let you see everything that is happening on the screen, or do it yourself!
If it will not boot/let them login, get them to ship it back to you for further brain surgery...   ;-)

And so on and so on...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Heisenberg and Schrodinger are on a road trip, when a cop pulls them over. The officer walks up and asks if they know how fast they’re going.

It's hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they always take things literally.

Jean-Paul Sartre is sitting at a French cafe, revising his draft of Being and Nothingness. He says to the waitress, "I'd like a cup of coffee, please, with no cream." The waitress replies, "I'm sorry, Monsieur, but we're out of cream. How about with no milk?"

Werner Heisenberg, Kurt Gödel, and Noam Chomsky walk into a bar. Heisenberg turns to the other two and says, "Clearly this is a joke, but how can we figure out if it's funny or not?" Gödel replies, "We can't know that because we're inside the joke." Chomsky says, "Of course it's funny. You're just telling it wrong."

Heisenberg and Schrodinger are on a road trip, when a cop pulls them over. The officer walks up and asks if they know how fast they're going. Heisenberg replies that they do not, but know with high precision where they are. The cop thinks that's weird, and begins to search the vehicle. He opens the trunk and asks, "did you know you've got a dead cat in the trunk?" Schrodinger says, "well, *now* we do."

 What's the contour integral around western Europe? Zero, all the poles are in eastern Europe

Friday, June 21, 2013

robot future; mental illness, bike offenders, Tourette’s and Twitter, dead blogs, thanks to GMSV

MIT’s Cynthia Breazeal talks our robot future with Thomas Friedman

Posted on Thursday June 20, 2013
Cynthia Breazeal stopped by a global gabfest hosted by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman to talk about how there’s no need to worry that the robots she’s working on at MIT are going to take over the world and eat us.

Off topic: Peppers, mental illness, biking offenders, Tourette’s and Twitter, dead blogs
Posted on Friday June 21, 2013
Here’s a hot story: peppers, pleasure and pain. On the persistent mental-illness taboo. A registry of sidewalk-biking offenders in San Francisco.Surrender Your Say uses Twitter as a tool for Tourette’s awareness. (via Metafilter) And Zombie Dead Blog isn’t about the walking dead, it’s a blog about abandoned blogs. (via Mental Floss)

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

MotionX-GPS Track: Table Mesa bike ride end, Boulder


Connie O'Dell uses MotionX-GPS on the iPhone and is sharing with you the following track:

Name:Table Mesa bike ride end, Boulder
Date:Jun 12, 2013 5:45 pm
(valid until Dec 9, 2013)
View on Map
Distance:1.10 miles
Elapsed Time:2:46:57
Avg Speed:0.4 mph
Max Speed:18.0 mph
Avg Pace:-- per mile
Min Altitude:5,528 ft
Max Altitude:5,756 ft
Start Time:2013-06-12T23:45:20Z
Start Location: 
 Latitude:39º 58' 50" N
 Longitude:105º 15' 32" W
End Location: 
 Latitude:39º 58' 16" N
 Longitude:105º 15' 55" W


MotionX-GPS Commonly Asked Questions

  1. What is MotionX-GPS?
    MotionX-GPS is the essential GPS application for outdoor enthusiasts. It puts an easy-to-use, state-of-the-art handheld GPS on your iPhone.

  2. Can I use MotionX-GPS?
    Sure! MotionX-GPS can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.

  3. How can I display tracks in Google Earth?
    Follow the directions on the Google Earth web site to download and install the Google Earth program. Save the attached "Table Mesa bike ride end Boulder.kmz" file to your computer. Launch Google Earth, select File, Open, and open the saved "Table Mesa bike ride end Boulder.kmz" file.

  4. This email was forwarded to me. Where are the attachments?
    Some e-mail programs do not include the original attachments by default when forwarding an e-mail. In this case, the sender must reattach the original files for them to be included.


Please contact MotionX customer support with any comments or questions.

All the best,

The MotionX Team

US and Foreign Patents Granted and Pending. Fullpower® is a registered trademark of Fullpower Technologies, Inc. MotionX™ is a trademark of Fullpower Technologies, Inc. © Copyright 2003 - 2012 Fullpower Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Where is SVN on OS X Mountain Lion? - thanks to Super User

Where is SVN on OS X Mountain Lion?

[ In my opinion, here is the most important part of the answer:

If you don't want to download/install Xcode, you can always just download 
Command Line Tools for Mountain Lion from Developer Downloads.

Enjoy - Connie ]
I upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion and found out SVN is no longer present. I use Netbeans 6.9.1 in conjunction with Apache's SVN.
How can I get it back and working?
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Install the latest Xcode from the Mac App Store.
Go to Xcode » Preferences » Downloads » Command Line Tools » Install.
If you don't want to download/install Xcode, you can always just download Command Line Tools for Mountain Lion from Developer Downloads.
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For anyone else who finds it doesn't work, I had to close my terminal window and open a new one before SVN would stop complaining about bad versions after installing the CLT from inside Xcode. – Jeremy Clarke Nov 26 '12 at 18:18

If you have Xcode installed and if you use bash :
$> vi ~/.profile
add this at the end of your .profile PATH="${PATH}:/Applications/"
$> source ~/.profile
It should be working
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I initially +1'ed the accepted answer, but I added a +1 here because this worked without having to install anything (which may only have "installed" what was already there anyway.) – JMD Nov 15 '12 at 15:29

Also checkout Homebrew for these type of packages :
brew install svn
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Use this to get svn 1.7 on OSX Lion – olore Oct 29 '12 at 16:11

Where is SVN on OS X Mountain Lion? - Super User:

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