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this pressed for your convenience: How to Check Social Media Privacy Settings | Social Media Examiner


social media privacy settins
Find out where to check and adjust your privacy settings on top social media networks.

Why Check Your Privacy Settings?Content uploaded to social media platforms is not always secure, so it’s imperative to understand how to use the privacy features your social media sites have to offer.social media privacy settinsFind out where to check and adjust your privacy settings on top social media networks.Remember, each social media platform has its own settings, and some are more complicated than others. We’ll go through privacy settings for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest.FacebookFacebook is the most popular social media website, topping 1 billion active monthly users. There are three places to set privacy on Facebook: the Privacy tab, and your profile and photo settings.

via How to Check Social Media Privacy Settings | Social Media Examiner.

Six Massachusetts hospitals agree to handle Ebola patient if one is found in Bay State – Metro – The Boston Globe


http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/10/31/six-massachusetts-hospitals-agree-handle-ebola-patient-one-found-bay-state/rcsjyq1UXncx4oA3wAyiPM/story.html

Friday Poll: Could AI threaten humanity? – CNET


http://www.cnet.com/news/friday-poll-do-you-agree-that-ai-could-threaten-humanity/

Why Verizon Is Tracking All Your Mobile Web Traffic – ReadWrite


http://readwrite.com/#!/2014/10/31/verizon-tracking-codes-ads

Verizon Hints It Will Sue If FCC Treats Broadband As Utility 10/30/2014


http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/237345/verizon-hints-it-will-sue-if-fcc-treats-broadband.html

Exxon Mobil and Chevron Report Strong Earnings Despite Fall in Oil Prices – NYTimes.com


http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/11/01/business/energy-environment/exxon-mobil-and-chevron-report-3Q-earnings.html?referrer=

New York City’s Top Uniformed Police Officer Resigns – NYTimes.com


http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/11/01/nyregion/philip-banks-new-yorks-top-uniformed-police-officer-resigns.html?_r=0&referrer=

Former Android boss leaves Google


Former Android boss leaves Google http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29847537

Millions hit in Drupal hack attack


Millions hit in Drupal hack attack http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29846539

Pirate Bay founder gets jail term


Pirate Bay founder gets jail term http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29832318

Landrieu blames racism for Obama unpopularity


http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/31/politics/landrieu-race-south/

Even Israel’s Best Friends Understand That It Is Disconnecting From Reality – Atlantic Mobile


http://m.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/10/even-israels-best-friends-understand-that-it-is-disconnecting-from-reality/382156/

Judge issues order enforcing Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse


http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0IK1LZ20141031?irpc=932

Burkina Faso’s president resigns


Burkina Faso’s president resigns http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29851445

Peace of cake (Emergence 2) (my art collection)


Peace of cake (Emergence 2)

Peace of cake (Emergence 2) (no real cakes were used in the making of this piece of art/click to enlarge in new window/FasrStoneViewer-FotoSketcher were invoked in the creative process…blame them!)

This pressed: Cake to celebrate the success of the atomic testing program, 1946 — Historical Pics


this pressed for your right to know: UN report says problem of foreign fighters in terror groups unprecedented in scale


UNITED NATIONS – A new United Nations report says the world is facing a challenge from foreigners traveling to fight in terror groups on an “unprecedented scale,” with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone.

The report by a panel of experts monitoring al-Qaida and the Taliban, obtained Friday by The Associated Press, has been submitted to the U.N. Security Council.

via UN report says problem of foreign fighters in terror groups unprecedented in scale.

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this pressed for your information: Labor Union Titan Maria Elena Durazo Leaving L.A. County Fed | The Informer | Los Angeles | Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly

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Born in the San Joaquin Valley, she worked with her family in the fields as a small child, picking fruits and vegetables. She has long been an advocate for immigration reform. She came to Los Angeles in the late 1970s, … Continue reading

Saint of the Day for Friday, October 31st, 2014: St. Wolfgang


Image of St. Wolfgang

St. Wolfgang

Wolfgang (d. 994) + Bishop and reformer. Born in Swabia, Germany, he studied at Reichenau under the Benedictines and at Wurzburg before serving as a teacher in the cathedral school of Trier. He soon … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Guatemala All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day


Guatemala All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day

Throughout Latin America, All Saints’ Day, November 1, and All Souls’ Day, November 2, are treated like a single holiday. In Guatemala, the villagers of Todos Santos stretch these celebrations honoring the dead into a three-day-long affair by adding October 31. The highlight of the festival is the wild horse races, in which many of the riders have been drinking since the previous night. In the town of Santiago Sacatepéquez, people fly huge kites in the graveyard, and many attach prayers and notes for their deceased loved ones to the kites’ tails. More… Discuss

quotation: Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way. Sophocles


Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC) Discuss

today’s birthday: Chiang Kai-shek (1887)


Chiang Kai-shek (1887)

After the Qing dynasty was overthrown and a republic established in China, Chiang joined the Kuomintang (KMT)—the Nationalist Party—and rose through the ranks to become commander in chief of the revolutionary army and eventual successor to leader Sun Yat-sen. Under Chiang’s direction, the KMT broke with its former allies, the Communists, and began a protracted civil war. Despite some initial success, Chiang ultimately failed, and his government was driven from mainland China to where? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: The Battle of Britain Is Won (1940)


The Battle of Britain Is Won (1940)

The Battle of Britain was the first major German failure in World War II. The Royal Air Force (RAF), outgunned and outmanned, nevertheless defeated the German Luftwaffe and thwarted Hitler’s plan for an amphibious invasion, which he had hoped would end the war quickly. The event was not only a testament to the courage of British pilots, but it also marked the first time a major battle was fought entirely in the air and featured the first use of radar in battle. Who were the “rows of idiots”? More… Discuss

Government Dissolved, State of Emergency Declared in Burkina Faso


Government Dissolved, State of Emergency Declared in Burkina Faso

Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Burkina Faso to demand the ouster of President Blaise Compaore, who seized power in a coup 27 years ago and has been seeking to extend term limits so that he might run for reelection again in 2015. The protesters stormed parliament and other government buildings, setting them alight. They also stormed the state television headquarters, taking it off the air. Compaore has responded by dissolving the government and declaring a state of emergency, a move condemned by opposition leaders. More… Discuss

Seattle’s Space Needle


The Space Needle is a tower in Seattle, Washin...

The Space Needle is a tower in Seattle, Washington. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Deutsch: Space Needle, Seattle, May 1997

Deutsch: Space Needle, Seattle, May 1997 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Seattle’s Space Needle

At 605 feet (184 m) tall, the Space Needle is the most recognizable landmark in Seattle, Washington. The tower was built for the 1962 World’s Fair and now boasts a rotating restaurant, a gift shop, and an observation deck, which afford views of the Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier, and Elliott Bay. The tower can withstand winds of up to 200 mph (322 km/h) and earthquakes up to 9.1 in magnitude. It also has 25 lightning rods. What two design concepts inspired the structure’s unique architecture? More… Discuss

English: The Space Needle in Seattle, Washingt...

English: The Space Needle in Seattle, Washington, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

word: jibe


jibe 

Definition: (verb) To be in accord; agree.
Synonyms: correspond, match
Usage: I expected to find some discrepancies in the books, but your figures jibe with mine. Discuss.

Ukraine’s “cyborg” defenders at Donetsk airport


Ukraine’s “cyborg” defenders at Donetsk airport http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29793696

The metal detectors saving marriages


The metal detectors saving marriages http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29800160

Lenovo completes Motorola takeover


Lenovo completes Motorola takeover http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29833131

Lenovo completes Motorola takeover


Lenovo completes Motorola takeover http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29833131

Data retention bill introduced


Data retention bill introduced http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-29828677

Tasnim News Agency – Iran Urges Concerted Action to Help Remove Afghanistan’s Problems


http://www.tasnimnews.com/English/Home/Single/545524

Hungary shelves toxic internet tax


Hungary shelves toxic internet tax http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29846285

Burkina Faso crowds back on streets


Burkina Faso crowds back on streets http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29844123

this pressed for your spider photo collection: 5 Spooky Spider Myths Busted : Discovery News


Spiders: they creep, they leap, they haunt the nightmares of arachnophobic humans. But a lot of the fear surrounding spiders is based on myths, not facts, according to the experts who study these eight-legged creatures.

Did you know, for example, that the venom of most tarantulas would hardly make adult humans flinch, let alone kill them? And all those stories you’ve heard about spiders laying eggs inside an open wound are the stuff of urban legend, not reality.

via 5 Spooky Spider Myths Busted : Discovery News.

Kempff – Brahms Capriccio op.76 no.2 in B minor: great compositons/performances


Kempff – Brahms Capriccio op.76 no.2 in B minor

Stravinsky Divertimento from “The Fairy’s Kiss” (Muti-Philadelphia Orch.): great compositions/performances


Stravinsky Divertimento from “The Fairy’s Kiss” (Muti-Philadelphia Orch.)

Gioachino Rossini – Semiramide (Overture): make music part of your life series


This pressed for your guidance: Matthew 15:14 “Leave them; they are blind guides. If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.” — Catholic Online October 31, 2014


this presssed for your bat week experience: National Bat Week Pictures: Just in Time for Halloween!


Mexican free-tailed bats fleeing a bat-cave preserve.

Bats on the Wing Photograph by Joel Sartore with Cole Sartore, National Geographic Creative

Bats on the Wing

Photograph by Joel Sartore with Cole Sartore, National Geographic Creative

Bats have long been associated with vampires, witches, and Halloween. But their bad reputation looks more like a trick than a treat.

Bats matter in a big way in countless ecosystems around the world. In truth, the only thing scary about bats is the rate at which they’re disappearing.

Bats are a wildly diverse order of mammals, with more than 1,300 species worldwide. About one out of every five mammal species is a bat.

Despite the way they’re often depicted in movies and television, only three species of bats feed exclusively on blood. Most species—around 70 percent—dine on insects, making them invaluable partners in human agriculture by removing crop pests. The rest eat nectar and fruit and serve as some of the best pollinators and seed dispersers on the planet.

via National Bat Week Pictures: Just in Time for Halloween!.

Stanford doctor in Ebola quarantine in Bay Area – SFGate


http://m.sfgate.com/health/article/Stanford-doctor-in-Ebola-quarantine-in-Bay-Area-5859597.php

Friction Grows Between Israel and Jordan Over Jerusalem Holy Site – NYTimes.com


http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/31/world/middleeast/friction-grows-between-israel-and-jordan-over-holy-site-in-jerusalem.html?referrer=

IPCC debates ‘most important’ report


IPCC debates ‘most important’ report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29803811

Newt flesh fungus ‘brought by pets’


Newt flesh fungus ‘brought by pets’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29831384

Anzacs’ sacrifice remembered 100 years on in Albany


Anzacs’ sacrifice remembered 100 years on in Albany http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-29828624

The scandal-hit politicians seeking re-election


The scandal-hit politicians seeking re-election http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29713125

The volunteers ready to fight Ebola


The volunteers ready to fight Ebola http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29834391

Key Jerusalem holy site ‘to reopen’


Key Jerusalem holy site ‘to reopen’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29843876

How an Antifreeze Ingredient Led to a Whiskey Recall in Europe – ABC News


http://abcnews.go.com/Health/antifreeze-ingredient-led-whiskey-recall-europe/story?id=26574180

U.S. quarantines ‘chilling’ Ebola fight in West Africa: MSF


http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0IJ2PR20141030?irpc=932