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Tropical Storm Cristina moves NW in Pacific,Tropical Storm Hagibis moves north towards China

Last Updated June 14, 2014, 8:00:00 PM EDT (EDT)
Location 22.1N 243.2E Movement N at 5 mph
Wind 50 MPH

Last Updated June 14, 2014, 11:00:00 PM EDT (EDT)
Location 19.8N 112.3W Movement WNW at 6 mph
Wind 40 MPH Pressure: 1003 MB

18 year olds registering to vote in Florida because of MMJ ballot initiative

I know this because my son and his friends have registered to vote in the November election. I told my son I was surprised and very proud of him. Yea yea, it would have been more "pure" if they registered out of pure civic-mindedness, but I'm quite sure his friends all registered as Democrats. My son is a good liberal Democrat, just like his papa.

Maybe there's hope for them young'uns yet

How does DU, quantum mechanics and the meaning of life correlate to each other ?

A question for when you're bored.

Hurricane Cristina continues moving NW in Pacific, Tropical Cyclone Nanauk dissipates

Last Updated 6/13/2014, 8:00:00 PM (Pacific Daylight Time)
Location 18.9N 110.7W Movement NW at 7 mph
Wind 90 MPH Pressure: 978 MB

Indian Ocean

There is no tropical storm activity for this region.

Hurricane Cristina wends westward in Pacific, Tropical Cyclone Nanauk aims for NE Oman

Last Updated 6/12/2014, 8:00:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)
Location 17.3N 108.3W Movement WNW at 8 mph
Wind 120 MPH Pressure: 959 MB

Last Updated 6/12/2014, 5:00:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)
Location 18.6N 297.2E Movement W at 5 mph
Wind 50 MPH

Bugs flooding Windows XP


Exploitation of the unprotected computer operating system, Windows XP, is happening, said Brian Wilkey, senior vice president of Digital Boardwalk, Inc., a Pensacola based information technology (IT) company. It was predicted to happen after the April 8 termination of support by Microsoft, a standard practice called a program's end of life (EOL), computer problems would come for dedicated XP users. Microsoft will no longer publish updates for the 12-year-old system; CNN Money reported 29 percent of the world's computers were still utilizing XP. Because of this issue, two major effects are one, new hardware, like printers and monitors, won't be able to communicate with the outdated system, and two, Microsoft will no longer offer patches to newly discovered vulnerabilities.

Wilkey discussed three results his company as seen since XP's EOL.

The first result, Wilkey said he’s seen a wave of malicious software, known as malware, attacking machines still running XP. Wilkey said, "We've seen an 80 percent increase in malware toward XP machines for the clients we manage." He said they could not trace it back to the source, but did track it down to the second week of May. According to Wilkey, this malware has become more insidious. Originally, he said, malware would masquerade as protection software and declare there was a threat on the system. Unaware users would pay a sum to the fake anti-virus company to remove it. Wilkey said the focus of cyber attacks has changed. "Identities are worth a lot of money," Wilkey said, as evidenced by the Target and eBay cyber attacks. "Identity protection is a wise investment," he said.

Wilky identified seniors as the most vulnerable to identity attacks. “I’m willing to bet the older demographic is still using XP,” he said. Wilky said it takes only one time of putting sensitive personal information online, like making purchases via the internet or entering a social security number, to become vulnerable to attack.

more at link

This is contrary to another article I read.

Jewish Family Gets $68 Million for 1938 Nazi Store Seizures


The heirs of a Jewish family that owned Schocken AG, a German department-store chain seized by the Nazis, were awarded an extra 50 million euros ($68 million) in compensation by a Berlin court.

The German government, which has already paid about 15 million euros to the family for a building in Chemnitz, must put up the additional amount for the assets, the court ruled. The heirs live in Israel and the U.S., court spokesman Stephan Groscurth said in an e-mailed statement today.

Salman Schocken -- who established the chain with his brother Simon -- also founded in 1931 a publishing house in Germany, which began selling in the U.S. in 1945 under the name Schocken Books. The stores were seized by the Nazis in 1938.

“You find us very happy to finally have the Jewish victims compensated after almost a quarter of a century of legal battles,” said Bernd-Wilhelm Schmitz, the lawyer for the Schocken family. “This hasn’t been a case like any other, moving us very much on a personal level as well.”

Hurricane Cristina trundles WNW in Pacific Ocean, Tropical Cyclone Nanauk moseys NW in Arabian Sea

Last Updated 6/12/2014, 8:00:00 AM (Pacific Daylight Time)
Location 16.6N 107.1W Movement WNW at 8 mph
Wind 150 MPH Pressure: 935 MB

Last Updated 6/12/2014, 5:00:00 AM (Pacific Daylight Time)
Location 18.2N 296.4E Movement W at 11 mph
Wind 65 MPH

Rebecca & Fiona - Holler (Fred Falke Remix) [Cover Art]

Love this tune from the Nu-Disco scene !

Tropical Storm Cristina waddles westward in Pacific Ocean, TC Two wanders NW in Arabian Sea

Last Updated Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 8:00:00 PM 0
Location 15.2N 103.9W Movement W at 6 mph
Wind 65 MPH Pressure: 996 MB

Last Updated Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 5:00:00 PM 0
Location 16.9N 292.9E Movement WNW at 9 mph
Wind 65 MPH

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