The FBI has warned that decisions by Apple and Google to encrypt their smartphones will make it more difficult to rescue kidnapping victims and foil terror plots.
Apple and Google have both decided to add new encryption systems to their smartphones
The two Silicon Valley giants have both decided to add new encryption systems in the face of privacy concerns sparked by Edward Snowden‘s disclosure of mass government surveillance.
English: The Earth at the start of the 4 (astronomical) seasons as seen from the north and ignoring the atmosphere (no clouds, no twilight). Português: A Terra no início das 4 estações (astronômicas) como vista do norte e ignorando a atmosfera (sem nuvens, sem crepúsculo). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The sun crosses the plane of the earth’s equator twice a year: on or about March 21 (Vernal Equinox) and again six months later, on or about September 22 or 23 (Autumnal Equinox). On these two occasions, night and day are of equal length all over the world. In the Northern Hemisphere, September 22 or 23 is the first day of autumn. Autumnal Equinox Day is a national holiday in Japan, observed on either September 23 or 24 to celebrate the arrival of autumn and to honor family ancestors. More… Discuss
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The Museo del Prado is Spain’s national art museum. Founded in Madrid in 1818 by Ferdinand VII, it features one of the world’s finest collections of European art, much of which came from the royal holdings of the Habsburg and Bourbon monarchs in Spain. In 1872, the Prado acquired
many notable works formerly owned by Spanish convents and monasteries. It owns outstanding pieces by El Greco, Diego Velázquez, and Francisco de Goya. What is considered its most famous work on display? More… Discuss
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We come from the land of the ice and snow,
From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow.
The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands,
To fight the horde, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!On we sweep with threshing oar, Our only goal will be the western shore.
We come from the land of the ice and snow,
From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.
How soft your fields so green, can whisper tales of gore,
Of how we calmed the tides of war. We are your overlords.
On we sweep with threshing oar, Our only goal will be the western shore.
So now you’d better stop and rebuild all your ruins,
For peace and trust can win the day despite of all your losing.
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“So much for streaming your own content with third-party apps.”
- So much for streaming your own content with third-party apps.
Google has reportedly launched an update to its Chromecast media streamer that signals the company’s intention to heavily police what users can do with the device. As it stands now, Chromecast users can no longer stream local content to their HDTVs from a third-party app, a move believed to be no accidental side effect from the recent firmware update.
Sinaxar 10 August
În aceasta luna, în ziua a zecea, pomenirea Sfintilor Mucenici Lavrentie (Laurentiu) arhidiaconul, Xist (Sixt), papa Romei, si Ipolit.
Sfântul Sixt (sau Xist) era grec din nastere si studiase filozofia la Atena inainte de a veni sa se instaleze la Roma sub domnia imparatului Valerian in vremea pontificatului Sfântului Stefan I (253-257, praznuit la 3 august). Mai intii favorabil crestinilor, imparatul – care cazuse sub influenta magilor si ghicitorilor egipteni dupa o nefericita expeditie in Orient – publica un edict interzicând practicarea in public a cultului crestin si cerea tuturor clericilor sa se inchine zeilor, amenintându-i cu exilul in caz contrar. Sfântul Stefan fusese una dintre primele victime ale acestei persecutii iar Sixt fu consacrat pentru a-i succeda. Persecutia spori atunci si fu decretata executia Episcopilor, Preotilor si Diaconilor in baza simplei constatari a identitatii lor, in timp ce laicii urmau sa fie condamnati injosirii si muncilor fortate. Sfântul Sixt fu atunci arestat si condus, dupa un prim interogatoriu, la renumita inchisoare Mamertine (n. tr. : unde au fost inchisi si Sfintii Apostoli Petru si Pavel). Pe drum, Arhidiaconul sau Lavrentie il intâlni si ii spuse in lacrimi : “Unde te duci, Parinte, fara fiul tau ? Ce jertfa te pregatesti sa aduci fara Diaconul tau ? M-ai gasit cumva nedemn de aceasta ? Vei refuza tu sa-ti fie alaturi pentru a-si varsa sângele pe cel pe care l-ai primit intru Sfintele Taine ?”. Episcopul ii raspunse : “Nu fiule, nu te parasesc, dar lupte inca si mai mari te asteapta. Noi, ca batrânii, ne-am angajat intr-o lupta usoara. Dar pe tine, tânar viguros, te asteapta o victorie si mai plina de glorie asupra tiranului. Nu mai plânge. Peste trei zile Diaconul ii va urma Preotului”. Si inainte de a-i da sarutul pacii, ii incredinta administrarea in numele sau a bunurilor Bisericii. Lavrentie isi indeplini pe data sarcina dupa voia lui Dumnezeu, impartind bogatiile Bisericii la clerici si la saraci. Pe muntele Coelius intâlni o vaduva, ce se numea Domnita, care ascundea pe multi crestini. Profita de intunericul noptii pentru a le aduce bani si haine si trecea apoi din casa in casa, vindecând pe bolnavi si spalând picioarele credinciosilor, asemeni Domnului.
Cum Papa fusese condamnat sa i se taie capul pe Via Appia, Sfântul Lavrentie ii iesi in cale si ii striga : “Nu ma lasa, Parinte Sfânt, pentru ca am impartit deja comorile pe care mi le-ai incredintat”. Auzind vorbindu-se de comori, soldatii il prinsera imediat si pe Lavrentie si il dusera in fata tribunului Partenius care il instiinta pe imparat. Aruncat in inchisoare si dat in paza tribunului Ipolit, Sfântul Lavrentie vindeca prin rugaciunea sa si aduse la credinta pe un orb numit Lucillus. Auzind vestea, alti numerosi orbi alergara la el si fura cu totii vindecati de catre sfânt, care in plus il boteza pe Ipolit impreuna cu celelalte nouasprezece persoane ce se aflau in casa lui…(continua aici)
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Ernst von Dohnányi Piano Quintet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 1 (1895) – iii.
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Ernő Dohnányi (Hungarian: [ˈɛrnøː ˈdohnaːɲi]; July 27, 1877 – February 9, 1960) was a Hungarian conductor, composer and pianist. He used a German form of his name, Ernst von Dohnányi, on most of his published compositions. The “von” implies nobility, and, according to the biography by his third wife, his family was ennobled in 1697 and given a “seal,” which she describes in some detail.
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Created with http://www.mp32tube.comL’isle joyeuse, L. 106 (The Island of Pleasure) is an extended solo piano piece by Claude Debussy composed in 1904. According to Jim Samson (1977), the central relationship in the work is that between material based on the whole-tone scale, the lydian mode
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If you are in the habit of snapping racy selfies with your smartphone, you may want to think twice about reselling it when you get a new one. Security firm Avast purchased 20 used Android devices on eBay and managed to recover the previous owners’ data from at least some of them, including emails, text messages, Google searches, and 40,000 photos—more than 1,000 of which featured the subject in various states of undress. Google responded to the report, saying that the phones in question are older models that do not reflect current Android protections, but security researchers caution that the only way to fully protect your data on any device is to destroy it entirely. More… Discuss
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“My sweet Lord” – George Harrison
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Cuvinte, cugetare poetica de George-B
Am deschis sertarul de cuvinte
Si-n gramada amestecata am cules
cu maini avide de… cuvinte
cele mai multe s-au scurs
printer degete, ca nisipurile fine ale plajii Mamaiei…
Am asezat cuvintele ce n-au fugit
Si-am contruit o casa de cuvinte,
Si-am folosit ca armature seara far-de luna
Iar drept coperis am pus de straja firmamentul
Fiind foarte obosit, dupa asa de multa munca-am
Adormit, in casa de cuvinte,
avand drept coperis…tot firmamentul
(©Always by George-B.)
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A website, fully unusable without flash plugin, as seens from the customers computer that does not provide easy installation of this plugin. They all look largely the same. It may be not possible to replace this by original screen shoot because of the copyright issues, but the screen shoots used for concept do have more or less the same layout: several empty frames is all you see with flash disabled. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A crop of a “sad plugin” crash in Mozilla Firefox. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Gnome-mime-application-x-shockwave-flash (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
- Shockwave Flash has crashed again!
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YouTube Copyright Basics (Global)…. actually it is Google’s policy, going so far as to deny the owner recopying! your own work!
but still: the denial of any other video format, except for the ever-so-slow and cumbersome flash (I would say down the toilet) is retardingly slow, no matter what the ISP speed is! But again is very protective of the profits, google (uyoutube) make from denying even owner (creators) of the work to download their own youtube published videos, and comment: So tell me : WHO”S THE OWNER OF YOUR WORK NOW, HA? Cause it sure isn’t you!
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Dvorak Psalm 149 op 79 Boston Ozawa
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Sur ma vie je t’ai jurée un jour …
De t’aimer jusqu’au dernier jour de mes jours…
Et le même mot devait très bientôt…
Nous unir devant Dieu et les hommes…
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Maria Badiu – Fetele De La Sibiu
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“Plantain. In childhood, we treat abrasions, scratches and bruises plantain leaves freshly picked. This plant can be used in the kitchen but in salads, stews and soups. However, in addition to leaves, inflorescence and seeds are edible. Seeds, dried and ground are a rich source of fiber and are effective in the treatment of constipation. “
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Concerto in E Major, RV 271 (PV 246)
“L´amoroso” by Antonio Vivaldi
Felix Ayo, violin
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It is said that “time heals all wounds.” Not so in the age of the Internet. Nowadays, one’s missteps are forever just a click away for all the world to see, but perhaps not for long. The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled in favor of a man who sued Google for continuing to include news about the 1998 repossession of his home in searches for his name despite the fact that he has long since overcome his financial troubles. The ruling sets an important precedent regarding the “right to be forgotten” and could mean that Internet companies will now have to remove inadequate, irrelevant, outdated, or excessive personal information from search engine results. More… Discuss
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Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops play “The Mikado” Overture
Recorded June 8, 1951
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||(noun) The quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech.
||forthrightness, frankness, directness
||While I appreciate candor, sometimes a little white lie is necessary to protect a person’s feelings. Discuss.
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The uglier a man’s legs are, the better he plays golf—it’s almost a law.
H.G. Wells (1866-1946) Discuss
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Analog Fagaras si studioul ZooM Recordings
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În loc de alte urări, o poveste. Sărbători fericite, cu drag… Izvorul din ziua de Înviere, O altfel de legendă de Paște din Avrig. Pe vremuri, la noi, slujba de înviere se făcea la 3 dimineața, …
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Computer experts have discovered a major security flaw in the popular Web encryption program OpenSSL that makes servers running it vulnerable to data theft byhackers. The scope of this problem is considerable; about two-thirds of Web servers rely on OpenSSL, and thevulnerability—appropriately dubbed Heartbleed—had gone undetected for about two years. Because the issue is rooted in server software, there is little consumers can do to protect their information until the sites they frequent upgrade their software. Many major Web firms have already taken steps to secure user data, but experts say it could be years before all affected sites and devices are updated. More… Discuss
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Film – atitudine. Despre oamenii care adună avere fără a se gândi la “averea” spirituală.
Ideea: dacă omul pierde sfinţenia din suflet nu are scăpare în viaţă.
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The composer Claude Debussy needs little introduction. As a pianist, he was noted for his avoidance of the crisp, dry and articulated style which typified French pianism of the nineteenth century. His style of playing was simple, highly tone-conscious and completely uncluttered by over-expressive angst.
The recording is a piano roll recording made by Debussy for Welte in 1913 (just three years after the work was composed). The piano rolls for Welte are amongst the most accurate we have, conveying the original performed dynamics, attack and pedalling rather faithfully, and when a good roll is played on a properly conditioned piano, the problems of dubious rhythmic bumpiness which infect many roll playbacks can vanish. This rendition seems as fine as we could hope for.
This work, “La plus que lente“, is a very slow waltz of sorts, composed in 1910.
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