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Fired IT Worker Locks College Out Of Accounts

Posted 1/17/2017 6:10 pm by

In May, students for the for-profit American College of Education were running into some problems.  Their access to email accounts and course information was locked down by Google, who had disabled their accounts.  The reason why?  A fired IT worker for the American College of Education locked the school out of their Google cloud account. […]

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Yahoo To Become Altaba With New CEO

Posted 1/09/2017 8:51 pm by

There’s just a constant state of flux in one of the web’s biggest companies and the pre-Google version of Google.  Yahoo, limping along while its former corporate child Alibaba has become a major player in the online world.  Yet poor old Yahoo keeps struggling along, but maybe a new name will yield new fortunes?  Yahoo […]

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Amazon Echo Witnesses A Murder

Posted 12/27/2016 6:36 pm by

When Victor Collins was murdered, sometime between the hours of 1 and 3 AM, it is believed to have happened in the home of one James Andrew Bates, of Bentonville, Arkansas.  Police have arrested Bates for the murder, and are actively looking to put together a criminal case, and there’s believed to be only one […]

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Electoral College Chooses Trump; Clinton Loses Votes

Posted 12/19/2016 6:44 pm by

The story of this election has been the divided country we live in.  Just because the election has been decided that doesn’t mean that the election story is over.  Oh no.  The United States uses something called the Electoral College, which basically means that every state is worth a certain number of electoral college votes. […]

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Synthetic Pot Leads To Brooklyn “Zombie Outbreak”

Posted 12/16/2016 6:21 pm by

Synthetic marijuana is nothing to sneeze at.  In fact, it’s nothing to even try smoking, either, because it’s dangerous, dangerous stuff.  A street corner in Brooklyn, where Bushwick meets Bedford-Stuyvesant, has become known as “zombie corner” because of the massive amount of K2 addicts gathering there.  During one weekend day, 33 people passed out in […]

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One Billion Yahoo Accounts Hacked

Posted 12/14/2016 6:31 pm by

It wasn’t all that long ago that Yahoo suffered the largest single hacking attack on record.  At that time, 500 million user accounts were compromised.  Turns out, that’s just the tip of the iceberg for the flailing online giant.  Yahoo announced today that one billion Yahoo accounts have been compromised.  No, not one billion total; […]

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Man Spends Stolen $1 Million On Game Of War

Posted 12/12/2016 6:40 pm by

People spend a lot of money on games on their phone.  Even a free game like Pokemon Go can rack up hundreds of dollars in fees if you decide to become a pay to win player (which is what most game companies are counting on)  For example, the biggest money-making game of the last two […]

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Philip Morris CEO Looking At A Smokeless Future

Posted 11/30/2016 7:20 pm by

The old days of “smoke ’em if you got ’em” have been gone for a long time, and it seems that every day, more people kick the smoking habit.  Even in the state I live, where cigarettes keep people employed and where a quarter of the population still smokes, smoking is on the downswing.  Too […]

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Donald Trump’s Victory Tour

Posted 11/29/2016 7:01 pm by

Donald Trump is back in the news again.  Stop me if you’ve heard that before.  However, it’s not his policies that are drawing attention this time; if anything, he’s getting attention paid to him thanks to the one thing he can do well:  draw crowds.  Donald Trump somehow transferred his reality show popularity and media […]

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A 5-Second Video Will Crash Your iPhone

Posted 11/22/2016 7:46 pm by

The modern electronic is a far cry from the old days of tubes and transistors.  These days, things are way more delicate than they used to be, and the funniest things can become big problems for smartphone owners.  Every time an operating system gets updated, problems arise.  Even something as simple as watching a video […]

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New Balance: The Official Shoe Of White People

Posted 11/15/2016 6:50 pm by

Donald Trump has a way about him that makes people go crazy.  Take your pick of how he makes people go crazy.  Either he’s leading huge rallies of people or he’s driving people to destroy their cell phones and smash up public monuments.  There seems to be no difference.  Now, because of a statement that’s […]

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Gawker And Hulk Hogan Settle Lawsuit

Posted 11/02/2016 7:51 pm by

Gawker has been completely destroyed by their own actions.  Terry Bollea, AKA Hulk Hogan, was publicly humiliated by Gawker when the media company essentially published a stolen sex tape and refused to take it down even after a court order was issued against the company.  Judges hate it when you ignore court orders.  Judges also […]

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AT&T To Buy Time Warner For $80 Billion

Posted 10/22/2016 4:13 pm by

It’s time to buy, if you’re a major corporation.  No one’s been trying to buy more things than AT&T, and nobody’s been trying to get bought up more than Time Warner.  Charter tried to buy Time Warner and failed.  Comcast tried to buy Time Warner and failed.  AT&T tried and failed to buy T-Mobile, but […]

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Amazon Launches Unlimited Music Streaming Service

Posted 10/12/2016 9:30 pm by

There are a lot of music streaming services out there.  Apple, Spotify, Google Play Music, and any number of others.  that’s a pretty crowded field, and yet, Amazon has spotted a softness in the marketplace, and a good way to add some value to Amazon’s Echo home entertainment/concierge system.  To that end, Amazon is ready […]

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NFL Disgrace Greg Hardy To Become MMA Fighter

Posted 10/11/2016 7:54 pm by

At age 28, Greg Hardy should be lining up on Sunday afternoon for a professional football team.  He was an All Pro player in 2013, and his performance on the field cannot be questioned.  However, his behavior off the field is the problem.  Hardy can’t stay out of trouble, whether it’s being arrested for domestic […]

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Samsung Recalls All Galaxy Note 7s

Posted 10/10/2016 8:38 pm by

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but Samsung is recalling their defective Galaxy Note 7 phones.  They’ve already announced one recall, but it looks as though the replacement phones are just as dangerous as the original versions.  Samsung is recalling every Galaxy Note 7 phone it has produced.  If you have a Galaxy […]

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Millennials Don’t Eat Big Macs

Posted 10/08/2016 11:50 am by

McDonald’s has tried valiantly to change its business around, to keep growth happening and to keep their place at the top of the fast food world, but it’s not happening quite as easily as it might have.  Mickey D’s attempt at all-day breakfasts hasn’t sparked the way it was expected, and while they’re still changing […]

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Parade Features Hillary Clinton’s Execution

Posted 10/05/2016 8:50 pm by

The political system in America, by and large, works pretty good.  Sure, there are occasionally disagreements between various political factions, but most of the time things don’t go past the argument stage.  There are occasional issues with Donald Trump’s more ardent supporters, but even those pale in comparison to what goes in in some other […]

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CBS And Viacom Pondering Forced Merger

Posted 9/28/2016 5:49 pm by

When someone owns most of your company, it’s pretty hard to tell him no.  Sumner Redstone is a huge player in the media world, thanks to his company National Amusements.  National Amusements is a movie theater chain that also happens to own 80 percent of two massive media companies, CBS and Viacom.  So, in effect, […]

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Yahoo Hacked; 500 MILLION Accounts Breached

Posted 9/23/2016 7:51 pm by

Just when it looked like things were turning around for Yahoo, no such luck.  It wasn’t that long ago that Marissa Mayer left Google and successfully orchestrated the sale of Yahoo to Verizon for $4.8 billion dollars.  Well, that silver lining is now tarnished, because Yahoo is facing one of the biggest security problems of […]

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Pumpkin Chocolate French Fries, Thanks Japan!

Posted 9/21/2016 6:01 pm by

Fall is my favorite season.  The leaves change color, and food all takes on different properties.  That doughnut?  Now a pumpkin spice doughnut.  That latte?  Now it’s every white girl’s favorite drink, the pumpkin spice latte.  Pumpkin spice everything is out there, ready for the taking, so enjoy it while it lasts.  (Next is peppermint […]

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Three Arrested After Scary Clown Hoax

Posted 9/20/2016 8:44 pm by

People live in fear of clowns.  Not me, but there’s just something about clowns that makes a lot of people very uncomfortable.  A trio of Alabama kids used that fear of clowns to prey on the fears of some classmates and associates in the town of Flomaton, and they’ve landed not in a puddle of […]

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Yosemite National Park Gets 400 Acres Larger

Posted 9/08/2016 8:25 pm by

When John Muir laid out the plans for Yosemite National Park in 1890, one of the things he’d included in the massive park was an area called Ackerson Meadows, which is a meadow and wetland area some 400 acres near the park’s Big Oak Flat entrance.  For whatever reason, that never happened, while other parks […]

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Apple Unveils New iPhone 7 and Apple Watch

Posted 9/07/2016 7:42 pm by

You have 10 days or so to save up $649 plus taxes or find a smuggler.  That’s the going rate for the new iPhone 7, which will be hitting store shelves on September 16.  (The $649 will get you the small 32GB edition of the iPhone.)  If you want a new Apple Watch, that’ll be […]

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ITT Tech Shut Down By US Government

Posted 9/06/2016 7:15 pm by

College is a big business.  No matter that half of all college degrees, my own included, are wasted.  In fact, a lot of people would have a better life without wasting time and money on a degree, but for a lot of people, college is more about what it represents than the actual education.  That […]

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Samsung Is Recalling ALL The Galaxy Note 7 Phones

Posted 9/02/2016 6:16 pm by

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone has been on sale since late August.  So, a couple of weeks now, at best.  However, as it turns out, there’s a little… well, a large problem with the phones.  They have a nasty habit of exploding.  Some 35 or so of the phones have exploded around the world, […]

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Netflix Brings Science Back To TV

Posted 9/01/2016 8:47 pm by

I was never a Bill Nye fan.  For whatever reason, I just never took to the show.  My science TV show was, and always shall be, Beakman’s World, if only because a guy in a rat suit got to eat sugar glass.  Plus they taught me, a movie nerd, how to make sugar glass.  Still, […]

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RIP Gene Wilder, Comedy Legend

Posted 8/29/2016 7:43 pm by

Sometimes it’s easy to forget about someone when they choose to retire from the world, but someone like Gene Wilder could never be forgotten.  He made too big of an impression, with his high-strung nature, frizzy hair, and bugged-out eyes.  His impression might last, but the world is now short one genius actor.  Gene Wilder, […]

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Meet A Mentor With Lunchback

Posted 8/26/2016 7:04 pm by

Let’s do lunch.  We need to have a lunch meeting.  Everyone bring your lunch, we’re working late.  Lunch is a big deal around the office, because for some people, it’s the only chance they get to leave the office.  For other people, lunch is an invaluable resource for making professional connections.  That’s where Lunchback comes […]

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Ramen Noodles Are Like Money In Prison

Posted 8/23/2016 9:20 pm by

Worry not, bachelors.  You’ve got a goldmine in your cabinet, assuming you go to prison.  With changes in prison food availability, particularly less of it as part of cost-cutting measures around the country, there’s a new king on the prison trading market.  Move over cigarettes, prisoners are now using ramen noodles as prison currency.  That’s […]

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