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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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When to inspect these girls....

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hived on the 24th May

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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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[Webinar] Learn How Hackers Steal Your Credentials

Do You Know How Hackers Steal Your Credentials? Join us and Skyport Systems to learn how hackers steal your credentials and why Active Directory must be secure to stop them. Thursday, July 13, 2017 10:00 A.M. PDT

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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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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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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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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by:Brian Matis
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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@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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@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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Enroll in June's Course of the Month
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Enroll in June's Course of the Month

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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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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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by:Reece Dodds
Ser Loras Tyrell
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Free Tool: Port Scanner
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Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

This is a neat tool for summarizing text and websites.  It's what the auto tl;dr bot uses on reddit.

http://smmry.com/
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What's on my mind, this box on EE asks me... What's on my mind? I'll tell you: Artificial Intelligence is on my mind. A lot. While I am utterly fascinated by AI research and development, I am also deeply troubled by it. And no, I don't mean troubled by some sort of dystopian future à la "The Matrix" or "The Terminator", but by the potential for massive job displacement and extreme economic impacts as a result.

While I'm extremely optimistic that in the long run, turning over a lot more work to AI systems will be of major benefit to humanity, I am exceptionally concerned about a very painful period of adjustment. We seem to be at the precipice of a paradigm shift at least on par with (or even greater than) the Industrial Revolution, and I wonder: how can we learn from that transition and foster a smoother one this time around? Is it even possible? Am I being alarmist? And what responsibility do we, as technology professionals, have as we steer these new advancements?
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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.