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A miscellany is defined as a "collection of various pieces of writing by different authors", but it has come to mean something "Of items gathered or considered together of various types or from different sources" or "a collection or group composed of members or elements of different kinds". The word "miscellaneous" comes from the Latin word "miscere", meaning "to mix." You might have heard the expression "a mixed bag," which applies when you don't quite know what you're going to get. More commonly, a miscellaneous group is made up of an odd group of things that don't fit anywhere else.

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Have you read about a released feature you liked at Experts Exchange, or a bug that was fixed only to find it didn't work for you?  That's happened to me and I've just stumbled on the reason why!

You need to log out of Experts Exchange and then log back in for the new features to show up, or bug fixes to take effect on your EE account.  See below.

Log out of EE

Once you do that, all new features and bug fixes come into effect.

Hope that's helpful  
:^)
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by:Craig Kehler
I think in this particular case you may have worked around something by logging out and back in. That doesn't mean that we intentionally fixed it. "You need to log out of Experts Exchange and then log back in for the new features to show up," this is definitely not the case for new features nor should it be required for bug fixes.

Once we have all the details on how to reproduce that problem, we will have a chance to intentionally fix it. :) However right now I think it may return after you happen across the steps again.
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by:Andrew Leniart
You're most likely correct Craig.. I got a little excited when something wouldn't work and then did so probably jumped the gun a bit :)
However right now I think it may return after you happen across the steps again
Agreed.. Nailing those steps down can be a frustrating exercise though. It's like fighting with a poltergeist that only rears its head once in a while just to irritate you! lol..
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With Experts Exchange’s latest app release, you can now experience our most recent features, updates, and the same community interface while on-the-go. Download our latest app release at the Android or Apple stores today!

Looking at professional certifications? I've discovered that community colleges near me offer Adobe, Microsoft and CompTIA certification exams free of charge! You might find an academic testing center near you that does the same or offers a great discount. Considering these exams usually cost $150-200 when administered by private testing centers? Woot!

http://www.certiport.com/Portal/desktopdefault.aspx?tabid=673&roleid=101

https://home.pearsonvue.com/test-taker.aspx

For more information about the exams available and how to prepare for them:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/default.aspx

http://www.adobe.com/education/certification-programs.html
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July 2017 - Course of the Month at Experts Exchange

I almost didn't sign up for this months "course of the month" because at first glance, the title
"HTML5 Specialist - Certification" made it look like the content was sure to be way over my head.  Not so!  

I decided to take a look at it anyway and am now glad I did.  I'm a beginner to any sort of coding and having just completed the first 9 lessons of the course, can confidently say that I understood everything that was covered completely. The course is designed to be understood by total beginners to html coding.

If you were initially hesitant to enroll in this months course for the same reason I was, and you are interested in learning a little about coding in the HTML5 language, I highly encourage you to enroll in this course.

The instructors explanations are great and (so far in the first 9 lessons) also highly enjoyable. If it stays as easy to follow as this for the remainder of the course, I may even try to get the certification badge :)

Just thought I'd share my experience so far, as a heads up to others.

Cheers...
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I watched the Free "GDPR Attack Plan: What You Need To Know" course created by Troy Hunt the other day.  It was quite interesting.

If you're in an organisation who stores personal data of EU citizens/users then you will want to be aware of what GDPR is.  There are some regulation changes coming up in 2018 that will probably affect your business.  I've placed a link below to the free course.

https://info.varonis.com/gdpr-attack-plan
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Portland with some ftp advice.
ftpsecurity
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When to inspect these girls....

bees-on-bin.jpg
hived on the 24th May

hived.jpg
Time for inspection soon, to check how they are progressing....

(yes, just not a VMware Consultant!)

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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
Yes, Honey Bees - I'm also a Beekeeper....nothing related to technology!

old craft of Beekeeping...

if you look carefully you can see eggs, and brood on this photo
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by:Qlemo
You definitely are missing an 'r' there, Andrew - it is "Beerkeeper" :D.
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If you've ever provided Telephone or Remote support to non technically minded computer folks, I'll bet you've faced the challenge of how to get them not to type a web address you're giving them by phone into Google, Bing, Yahoo (or any other search engine they might favor) rather than enter it into a browsers address bar.

I've been using the following trick for a while and think I've managed to save some of my hair as a result!

  1. Tell them to open their favorite web browser
  2. Press CTRL + L (instruct client not to touch any other keys)
  3. Tell them to type the web address you need them to go to - like support.me

Support.me is just a web alias for the Logmein Rescue app that I subscribe to.  Do you have any favorite tricks you like using when giving telephone support? Please share them in the Comments section below.

Hit the thumbs up button if you hadn't heard of (or forgotten about) this useful shortcut :-)
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by:Kyle Santos
I'm constantly using CTRL+SHIFT+T to recover tabs I've closed recently, and CTRL+T to open new tabs.  I'm on Chrome.
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by:Brian B
Even in the early days of Windows, when I was doing phone support I would not have a caller drag and drop files, since they inevitably end up accidentally dropping them in the wrong place. I tend to favour R-click Copy and R-click Paste... or even resorting to the command line for particularly tricky situations.

This may be less prevalent nowadays with using remote connections rather than guide the caller. However these are still helpful tricks for bad or slow remote connections.
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Advancements in smell-based user interfaces could have "tremendous potential for AR and VR applications, as it addresses our emotions so directly.”

https://www.fastcodesign.com/90125481/smell-based-user-interfaces-are-on-the-way
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by:Brian Matis
Smell-o-vision! Also reminds me of when some old computer games used to come with scratch and sniff stickers.
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by:Brandon Lyon
Smells will make computers that much more immersive
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On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Ready to improve network connectivity? Watch this webinar to learn how SD-WANs and a one-click instant connect tool can boost provisions, deployment, and management of your cloud connection.

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I wish I could endorse this 100 times. This right here is one of the reasons I care so much about technology and its potential to bring about significant quality of life improvements for so many. As a Type 1 Diabetic myself, I can fully attest to the importance of constant blood glucose monitoring and the frustration with existing solutions. Don't get me wrong, it's fantastic and amazing that we have fairly simple and accessible ways to check blood sugar, but getting a non-invasive continuous monitoring solution is indeed a complete game changer.

And having Apple branching out into medical tech is exceptionally exciting, especially considering the massive amount of resources they can bring to bear on problems like this and their unparalleled attention to user experience. Assuming they can make progress on this, I think we'll get into a golden age of health improvement. (And we sure can use it...)
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To submit complaints about the FCC getting rid of Net Neutrality, you can go here, then click "+Express" and fill out the form.

http://www.gofccyourself.com/
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by:Kyle Santos
Cool thank you
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by:Juana Villa
Done :D
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May the Fourth Be with you, While some of us wait for the 5th

Jedi holiday
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by:Lucas Bishop
Mike pronounces force
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This has nothing to do with technology, but it's a brilliant and important piece about that nature of beliefs, cognitive bias, and how the human mind responds to information that conflicts with what it already knows. You may have already seen this, but if not, I implore you to give it a read.

Perhaps, if we all understood this, we could work together a little bit more and fight a little bit less...

What do you think?
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Happy Saturday!

If you still have one of those old unlimited data plans on AT&T and you happen to reach 22GB for the month, AT&T is going to throttle you like a Le Mans driver downshifts. Enjoy! ;)
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Thanks for the head's up! Fortunately, I think I manage to stay well under that, but I'll have to be sure to keep an eye on it.
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Thought for the day: if you have an autonomous car and get pulled over for speeding, who pays the ticket? You or the car manufacturer?
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by:Dustin Saunders
@brian - That's an interesting question, I would assume that the cars actively can process a speed limit sign and then that data gets relayed back to Google after x number of verifications and the database gets changed permanently.

There are some other interesting problems to, come to think of it- for example, I wonder how the car would react to something like a construction worker either waving you on to move forward or holding up his hand to stop you.  

For a lot of things, there's going to need to be manual interaction- and I think the variable of liability will be in who the car's black box says was in control at the time.
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by:Justin Pierce
@Brian

Maybe car companies will work with the state to help pay for electronic signs that interact with their cars. The German automakers did this for the autobahn, making it a super safe place to drive. I was astonished when my rental car automatically pulled the speed limit from the passing signs, and put it on my HUD.
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Wikipedia founder is creating a news site called Wiki Tribune.

https://www.wikitribune.com/
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by:Doug Walton
Nice!  I tried signing up to be a supporter but it refused to take my paypal or credit card info... so I gave up for now, but planning on trying again tonight.
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by:Brian Matis
Huh... wonder if they were getting too many requests at once when you tried...
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by:Doug Walton
Nice, that's pretty cool!
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by:Juana Villa
adidas-top-2.jpg__564x376_q85_crop_s.jpg I love the concept!!!!! However, no much the design.
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An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

We've got AI winning at poker, driving cars, and detecting cancer. And now, there's even one that just wrote all of David Hasslehoff's lines in a short sci-fi film about AI writing movies... Haven't had a chance to watch it yet, but posting here for later viewing.

https://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2017/04/an-ai-wrote-all-of-david-hasselhoffs-lines-in-this-demented-short-film/
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Ok... had a chance to watch this last night. Was pretty darn weird... Had a bit of a "student film" vibe to it, but it was pretty entertaining to see the performances of the AI written dialog. I really would like to read through the script on its own, as the actors did a great job of selling the lines and I wonder if it would seem more like gibberish without the acting...
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by:Jaime Lewis
I would be all over it if they had a Sriracha Dash Button!
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by:Daniella Barion
@Brian let's help @Juana and give her more work.
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by:Juana Villa
@Daniella LOL!!
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I wonder how many of you heard about this amazing story!
I am very impressed with the fact that these scientists launch to Mars with a budget of $74 million vs NASA's budget of $651 million. I think there is something we can learn from them.
As a minority female, I feel so excited to read stories that teach young girls that there is no limit to their dreams.

https://backchannel.com/isro-scientists-5ad220d6f38c#.m42p3oi8r 
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by:Daniella Barion
Yes, it's an amazing story.  A great breakthrough for science considering the time and expenses. Unfortunately,  the media does not give the right attention. I also wonder how much this information challenges other economic and political interests.
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by:Juana Villa
@Daniella I totally agree with you. We definitely need to keep an eye on these scientists because  they will keep doing amazing things.
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I love when technology is used to make our life style more sustainable. Fuel made by plastic is one of them!
I think this is a great innovation since it is estimated that by 2050 there will have more plastic in the ocean than fish. I am aware that the real solution is to be smarter consumers and reduce our plastic consumption. However, I think this is a great solution to reduce the amount of plastic that there is currently in our landfills and ocean.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Plr_iNU-hGw 
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by:Craig Kehler
For those of you who prefer to read rather than watch... http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/2/6/e1501591.full from the youtube comments. :)
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by:Brian Matis
@Craig - I haven't taken chemistry in over 20 years... I scanned through that article and, much like the guy in the video, just thought "alchemy!" ;-)
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by:James Bilous
Is that Merry from the hobbit?
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Ser Loras Tyrell
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A miscellany is defined as a "collection of various pieces of writing by different authors", but it has come to mean something "Of items gathered or considered together of various types or from different sources" or "a collection or group composed of members or elements of different kinds". The word "miscellaneous" comes from the Latin word "miscere", meaning "to mix." You might have heard the expression "a mixed bag," which applies when you don't quite know what you're going to get. More commonly, a miscellaneous group is made up of an odd group of things that don't fit anywhere else.