Show Notes – May 25th, 2015

Due to memorial day laziness todays show notes are pretty poorly explained and organized.  Today may be all TED talks if Lena can figure out how to make them play.


Yay Holidays!

How Facebook is Killing the Open Web The way we use the web is changing. The rise of social networks and apps have created closed silos where people are spending increasing amounts of time, at the expense of the open web. There are a couple of ways for you to be reading this article: you could have entered MakeUseOf.com into your browser and come here directly, you could have searched for something online and followed a link to this
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The First Android Apps Are Now Available for Chrome OS At Google I/O, the company announced that soon you would be able to run Android apps in Chrome OS. Today, that day has arrived. Sort of. For a couple apps anyway.The initial set of supported apps is sparse. Duolingo, Evernote, Sight Words, and Vine are all available on the Chrome Web Store and…that’s it for now. Google promises it’s working with “select developers” to bring Android app
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Seven Things Your IT Department Wishes You Knew About Tech Support Working in the IT department is often a thankless job. You’re like the invisible behind-the-scenes worker who is only noticed when something breaks—and then you’re blamed for it. Here are seven misconceptions about tech support reps and the IT department you should know so you can work better with the IT guy or gal.Recently we asked you what you wish others knew about your occupation, and many in
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AdultFriendFinder Hack Might Expose Your Sexual Orientation When a company or website you trust gets hacked, it can be pretty unnerving. Particularly if you trusted that company with your credit card or medical information. But what if the hackers had knowledge of your sex life instead? That could be a reality: AdultFriendFinder has suffered a massive data breach.The UK’s Channel 4 News reports that 3.9 million AdultFriendFinder users have had their inform
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Get Software for Designing Rockets and Piloting Drones, Free From NASA You can get over 1,000 free programs from NASA, thanks to the second release of NASA’s online software catalog, which debuted last year. The catalogue includes every piece of software that NASA built for itself, ranging from project management and inventory programs to design software for rockets and crewed spacecraft. “This is all stuff from the past four to five years. A lot of it’s new,” Dan Lo
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The Paranoid Conspiracy-Theorist’s Guide To Online Privacy & Security Last time, I showed you how to attempt to break free of the tight embrace that is Google. This time, I am going to cover a wide range of topics, and offer tips that I have picked up on my online travels and from speaking to knowledgeable colleagues and friends. Hopefully you will find something here that connects with you and use to make your time online more secure. Revoke Website Privileges On G
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Stop Expecting Privacy When You Use Work Apps Your privacy is important, even if our concern for it is often misplaced. Nowhere is it more misplaced than the tech we use at work. When you use office computers, phones, or other gear, you shouldn’t expect privacy. And yet, so many still do. Here’s why it doesn’t make sense, and what you can actually do if you want to have an off the record conversation.Work Tech Is Not Your TechIt’s tempting to
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How to Avoid Being “Catfished” While Online Dating Online dating can be fun and exciting, but it can also be a playground for identity thieves, hackers, and other nasty people. Here are the tell-tale signs of a catfish—or someone online who’s pretending to be someone they are not—and how best to approach the people you meet online that seem a little fishy.Do Your Research and Look for Red FlagsAs soon as someone contacts you, your best bet is to d
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Spotify vs Netflix: Is There Room for Both with On-Demand Video? It appears Spotify may well be expanding into video streaming, and competing directly with the likes of Netflix and YouTube. Is this a smart move, or is Spotify punching above their weight? With over €1 billion (about $1.2 billion) in revenue, and 15m paying subscribers, one would expect Spotify to be in a pretty healthy financial position. So, naturally we’d be forgiven for believing rumors of Sp
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You Can Now Stream Movies with Popcorn Time Right From Your Browser The Netflix of movie torrents, Popcorn Time, has always been an easy way to stream movies—and now you can do it right from your browser, no extra software required.The new site, Popcorn In Your Browser, is super easy to use. Head to the home page, search the movie you want to watch, and then select it. The stream will start to buffer and in a few moments the movie will start playing. That’s it.The
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Walmart.horse is put out to pasture after retailer starts domain dispute Comic artist Jeph Jacques was so amused when the .horse top-level domain was created that he decided to make a new website: walmart.horse. The site portrayed an unexplainably funny picture of a horse in front of a Wal-Mart store (above). Wal-Mart didn’t get the joke. In March, they sent Jacques a cease-and-desist letter telling him that the site infringed their trademark. Jacques responded, sayi
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’90s web portal Lycos returns to sell its patents Long before Google and eons ahead of Bing, Lycos was the Internet’s search engine. In fact, the company was one of the first to implement spidered web indexing. And while Lycos hasn’t made many headlines lately, the company still maintains an impress…
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Heads Up, Americans: Here’s How Credit Cards Are Changing in 2015 Credit cards are nothing new in the United States or elsewhere in the world (there’s even a format to the numbers!), but this year, a big change is coming to the plastic payment form that will make its transactions more secure. Curiously, the USA is behind Europe and other countries that have already adopted the new credit card standard. Before you start seeing new terminals deployed in stores and
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How to Migrate From an Old NAS to a New One Overnight with rsync A NAS, or network-attached storage device, is great for storing files you can reach from any computer in the house. But when you upgrade to a new one, you’re stuck copying everything over by hand, swapping drives, and risking data loss. Here’s a much more reliable method.Not too long ago, I picked up a brand new NAS with way more space than my old one. It’s great, but as soon as I set it up I was
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Safari address-spoofing bug could be used in phishing, malware attacks From the department of things that aren’t what they seem, researchers have demonstrated a new address-spoofing exploit that tricks Safari users into thinking they’re visiting one site when in fact the Apple-made browser is connected to an entirely different address. The recently published proof-of-concept exploit causes the Safari address bar to display dailymail.co.uk even though the browser is

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/duck-lanes-introduced-in-canal-walkways-in-london-manchester-and-birmingham-10274383.html

quinn norton made neat info art about prisons:
and then this (all from a twitter fight) (this part maybe needs more explaination) :

 

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