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Google reminds us: You buy the product or ARE the product

“Omnipresent tech giant Google told US senators that it lets third-party apps read data from Gmail accounts and share this information with marketers, even though Google itself allegedly stopped this practice last year.” “Google itself has mined users’ emails since Gmail was launched in 2004, but announced last year that it would stop the practice, amid privacy concerns and a federal wiretapping lawsuit.” Why exactly did you think they GAVE YOU free e-mail service? This mega-corporation is NOT a charitable enterprise. It is a massive, profitable, powerful, international conglomerate. That they no longer read your mail does not mean they are no longer harvesting your information. Their goals have not changed. “At least 379 apps available on the Apple and […]

You either pay for the product, or you ARE the product

My confuser fan was running far too much, too fast and too often. I finally dealt with it. Not advisable, but expedient is to vacuum or use compressed air dusters to suck or blow the air vent holes in the bottom. I did get quite a bit of dust out, but without changing its symptoms. I opened up the case and did it right, again with canned air made for the task. Oh yeah, quite dusty inside. That needed doing. But my new browser Vivaldi and old Firefox both tend to run the cooling fan at its highest level, working to dissipate heat the the computer is generating with all that thinking – that is all the electrons flowing hither […]

ode to Valentine One

I road raced toy cars as a rug rat. I pushed brake-less wooden coasters to hilltops and drove them hard through corners on the way down. I was the same with my bicycles. Throughout my motorized years, superior cars or bikes disappear from from my mirrors every time curves are involved. I LOVE the art, science and skillset of driving. From two wheels to eighteen, I have always paid attention to driving machines and environment like nobody else I know. I observe my ten-and-two hold on the steering wheel in maybe one out of a hundred drivers. I see lounge-chair seating positions, one-hand at the bottom of the wheel, double-arm hug, fast food in one hand, driver focused on back […]

The Show

We are in the time and place of the greatest overthrow in the history of mankind. It would be a shame to not peek in at least once in a while. Here I share one heckuva peek… And links to see more… Oh so much more. … Q: “Watch the resignations” In this video 412 Anon helps us do exactly that. The four researching activists in the show also cover other really exciting Drain The Swamp news. The one thing I struggled with in the above video was following through on some of the suggestions made by the participants. So I watched it again, taking notes, then stumbing around the world wide web so I could help you with any […]

BEARS in the air

BEARS Bitterroot Emergency Amateur Radio Services —————————– When normal communications systems – phone lines, cell phones, internet, 911-call-centers, broadcast TV & radio – are unavailable or overtaxed, amateur radio can provide flexible communications resources. MISSION Provide our neighborhoods and communities with a pool of trained radio operators, technicians and resources to deliver essential communications during emergencies. ———————————————————- BEARS is an organization dedicated to preparing, practicing for, and being able to provide radio communications via amateur radio whenever requested , whether for emergencies or planned events throughout and beyond the Bitterroot whenever radio is superior, or other means of communication are compromised We are eager, able and willing to work with related organizations and other emergency service providers, but retain […]

website security and reliability

In February I changed hosting services. That took a lot more learning than I expected. It also had a large number of failures before my perseverance finally resolved the myriad details that had to be addressed exactly so. Even before I finally achieved the reliability in presentation and fluid ability to post new articles to my sites, I began getting messages suggesting I really, really ought to convert to the more secure access offered by “HTTPS”, as opposed to unsecured plain HTTP. Enter, once again, more details that I did not know and had to learn about. Today I think my websites are reliably, consistently up on HTTPS with improved security for thee and me. To take advantage of that, […]

intelligentsia quitting Google

You love the Earth, nature, people and feeling like you are a positive contributor to all that. Then you discover that you work for a corporation with some OTHER priorities. Do you hang onto your comfortable income stream or live within your honor and integrity. Some Google employees have faced that dilemma and come out on the side of honor. I commend them. Google employees finally wake up and realize they’re working for PURE EVIL… AI drone “terminator” project meets internal resistance Thursday, May 17, 2018 by: Ethan Huff Tags: accountability, artificial intelligence, autonomous, computing, Department of Defense, employees, ethics, evil, fascism, future tech, Glitch, Google, killer drones, military tech, military use, Project Maven, quitting, robotics, robots, search engine, Tyranny, […]

mushroom leather

I am currently taking a weekly evening class on growing oyster mushrooms. Our instructor, Chase, spent the 6 months following his oil field job layoff studying mushrooms, and experimenting with their production. He is enthusiastically passing on what he learned. There is SO MUCH about mushrooms that I did not know. Of course the rather meticulous, involved propagation is part of that, but the nature of a mushroom colony is quite different than what I imagined. The part we all see, know and eat is such a tiny element in the being. Moreover, mushrooms exist in a huge number of varieties, most of which adapt to their surroundings in surprising ways. My weekly class is zooming over the tip of […]