How to: Upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7

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"The fundamental problem with the copyright monopoly today is that it can’t coexist with private communications as a concept. Our sharing of culture and knowledge happens as part of the private correspondence that leaves our computer, and therefore, the monopoly cannot be enforced as long as private correspondence exists."
"A free, competitive market economy is always rewarding successful entrepreneurs with profits for having made new, better and less expensive goods to earn consumer business. Thus, the normal trend in a free, competitive market is a world of gently falling prices as innovative businessmen bring improved and less expensive goods to consumers.

A truly free market economy, therefore, is one that tends to have the “good deflation,” and we should look forward to it, if only government intervention and central banking would get out of the way."

(Source: rightwinged)

(Source: satans-advocate)

lmliberty:

On Heels of ‘Heartbleed’ Bug, National Security Council Backs Disclosure of Software Vulnerabilities

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski WASHINGTON (AP) — Disclosing vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software is in the national interest and shouldn’t be withheld from the public unless there is a clear national security or law enforcement need, President Barack Obama’s National Security Council said Saturday.

"France is not alone. Germany recently banned managers from calling or emailing staff after normal work hours, unless it’s an emergency. “Managers should apply a principle of minimum intervention into workers’ free time and keep the number of people whose spare time is disrupted as low as possible.”"

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BIG RIVER:
I had a chance to visit my Birth Mother and Birth Father’s graves, for the First Time.  Both graves were near the Ohio River; one in Lawrenceburg, Indiana; the other was in Cincinnati, Ohio.  
I had some deep thoughts and questions, as I stood there feeling waves of surreal emotional energies.  I never knew either Birth Parent. I was…

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DOIN’ ME: How many scattered pieces of Oneself exists within? What will it take to piece them together?   Does THIS Journey ever End?   Does one’s ‘Experienced Dreams and Mazes’ reveal Answers?   Is Awakeness really Awareness?   And, does NEWNESS really hold Promises of Gifts, yet Unrealized?   Is the Misery of NOT KNOWING a GIFT?   Ah, . .  the…

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For example, you may have seen an ad for something on YouTube on your phone, looked it up using the Amazon app on your tablet, and eventually bought it on your computer. Unless you were logged into YouTube when you first saw the ad, Google can’t tell if the sale was a result of the ad, and can’t prove to advertisers—who spend half their mobile budgets with Google—that the money was well spent. It also can’t tell if it’s shown you the same ad over and over again to no effect—information it could use to target ads better.

This is a problem the entire online ad industry faces. But few have as much to lose as Google does, or the clout to push users around. Most companies would be lucky to get one app on your phone’s home screen. Google has a whole mobile operating system, Android. And even people who use Apple rather than Android devices can use a lot of Google apps on them—Google Earth, Drive, Hangouts, Translate, Blogger or even, yes, Google (which exists only to serve as the company’s data gathering tool). Hence its move to unify sign-in across them.

This change affects only Apple users who have upgraded to iOS 7, the latest version—but that’s 85% of iOS devices. They no longer have the ability to remain anonymous as they watch videos on YouTube or navigate their cities using Google Maps.

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infoneer-pulse:

The Federal Communications Commission approved measures on Monday that will free up more airwaves for Wi-Fi and wireless broadband. The agency also moved to help curb increasing cable rates for consumers, but in doing so cracked down hard on the ability of broadcast stations to negotiate jointly in competition with cable systems.

Perhaps the most significant move by the commission was to allow a broad swath of airwaves to be used for outdoor unlicensed broadband, clearing the way for a new generation of Wi-Fi networks and other uses of freely available airwaves.

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Do’n Me

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DO’n ME: How many scattered pieces of Oneself exist within? What will it take to piece them together?   Does THIS Journey ever End?   Does one’s ‘Experienced Dreams and Mazes’ reveal Answers?   Is Awakeness really Awareness?   And, does NEWNESS really hold Promises of Gifts, yet Unrealized?   Is the Misery of NOT KNOWING a GIFT?  Ah, . .  the Wonders of Wondering!!!

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