Following the Vermont Legislature’s historic passage of a bill legalizing recreational cannabis use for adults, and Gov. Phil Scott signing the bill into law, Heady Vermont will host a celebration for members and the general public on July 1 – the day legalization goes into effect. Our celebration will take place at Willow Crossing Farm in Johnson. Willow Crossing Farm is an experimental and educational organic family farm, and the birthplace of the Prospect Rock Permaculture Project.
At Vault Of VHS, Vaulto humbly puts together these portraits of the lowly VHS tape. Many hours of collecting, scanning, and photoshopperey have gone into this effort of preservation. No two tapes are the same here. you may find some that look familiar, or seem like a tape that has come before, but look closely if you dare. Something is different, be it a sticker, or a manufacturing date
The Point to Point, powered by VSECU, is a cycling and running event that was created in 2002 to raise funds and awareness for the Vermont Foodbank’s mission to end the growing problem of hunger in Vermont. Help a neighbor in need and have fun doing it!
Every dollar that is raised through the Point to Point goes directly to the Vermont Foodbank.
17th Annual Point to Point – August 11, 2018. Online registration closes August 8, 2018 at noon.
In addition to participating in the Point to Point, riders, runners, and family members are invited to join the fun at the P2P Festival. Event day will be packed with activities for all ages, including food trucks, live music, Family Fun Zone, and ample opportunities to meander the Ascutney Trails system.
Rides: 25, 50, and 100-mile road distances and 10 and 20-mile trail distances.
**Shows will be canceled due to rain, but tickets from canceled show will be good at any other performance, at the June 24 rain date if it is activated, or a refund will be available.
Provided chairs will be placed for audience seating in the stage area, but picnicking on the farm is encourage before the show. Fable Farm will have drinks for sale at Fri & Sat shows.
It Can’t Happen Here
A cautionary dark satire about the fragility of democracy and how fascism can take hold even in the land of liberty.
It Can’t Happen Here follows the ascent of a demagogue who becomes president of the United States after fomenting fear and promising drastic economic and social reforms while promoting a return to patriotism and “traditional” values. Witnessing the new president’s tyranny from the sidelines is a liberal, middle-class newspaper editor from Vermont who trusts the system will fix itself—until he ends up in a prison camp. Sinclair Lewis’ eerily prescient 1935 novel gets a fresh update in this adaptation that examines what brings a citizenry to the point of sacrificing its own freedom and how a courageous few can prevail to overcome the fall.
In 1918, the Allies declared victory in World War 1, Babe Ruth pitched 29 1/3 scoreless innings for the Red Sox in the World Series, Woodrow Wilson was president, color movies were invented, and Effie Ballou opened the Wayside on the Barre-Montpelier Road.
Originally just a roadside eatery, the Wayside Restaurant has withstood the test of time and is ready to celebrate its 100th Anniversary this year. In an industry where 70 percent of all restaurants fail after 10 years, the Wayside has defied the odds.
The Boring Company has been selected by the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT), on behalf of the City of Chicago, to design, build, finance, operate and maintain an O’Hare Express service. The Chicago Express Loopwill provide fast and convenient transportation between O’Hare Airport (Terminals 1-3) and Block 37 in downtown Chicago.
Loop is a high-speed underground public transportation system in which passengers are transported on autonomous electric skates traveling at 125-150 miles per hour. Electric skates will carry between 8 and 16 passengers, or a single passenger vehicle.
Randolph librarian wins surprise judgement against Equifax
RANDOLPH — In a small claims court ruling that surprised even the victor, a self-described member of the “librarian resistance” has won a $600 judgment against Equifax, the credit ratings agency that collects financial data on nearly a billion consumers and businesses worldwide.
Sure, it’s in the best interest to consume adequate amounts of water on a daily basis. You know the capacity of whatever container you’re consuming from (or can easily figure it out). So, how hard is it to remember how many times you’ve refilled it during the course of a day?
Need a reminder? Set one on your phone, computer, watch, or whatever.
Behold, the Hidrate Spark 2.0 Intake Monitoring 24 oz. Water Bottle.
“Track how much water you drink and be reminded of when to hydrate. A sensor in the bottle syncs via Bluetooth to the Hidrate app in your smartphone and/or your fitness tracker for optimum daily hydration.
Internal sensor monitors how much water (ml or oz.) you drink throughout the day
Glowing light reminds you when to drink more water and signals that you’ve met your intake goal
Customizable daily intake goal
Sends push reminders to your phone
Syncs to Hidrate app on your iOS or Android Bluetooth device
Integrates with fitness trackers including Fitbit, Apple Watch, Apple Health Kit, Google Fit, Under Armour Record and Nokia/Withings”
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning that a new malware threat has rapidly infected more than a half-million consumer devices. To help arrest the spread of the malware, the FBI and security firms are urging home Internet users to reboot routers and network-attached storage devices made by a range of technology manufacturers.
The data is/are sketchy, but most reports recommend, at the very least, rebooting your router.
Firmware updates may be in order for the following presumably targeted devices:
Mikrotik RouterOS for Cloud Core Routers: Versions 1016, 1036, and 1072
QNAP TS439 Pro
Other QNAP NAS devices running QTS software
There’s no easy way to know if a router has been infected by VPNFilter. For more advanced users, Cisco provided detailed indicators of compromise in Wednesday’s report, along with firewall rules that can be used to protect devices. Ars has much more about VPNFilter here.
The advice to reboot, update, change default passwords, and disable remote administration is sound and in most cases requires no more than 15 minutes. Of course, a more effective measure is to follow the advice Cisco gave Wednesday to users of affected devices and perform a factory reset, which will permanently remove all of the malware, including stage 1. This generally involves using a paper clip or thumb tack to hold down a button on the back of the device for 5 seconds. The reset will remove any configuration settings stored on the device, so users will have to restore those settings once the device initially reboots. (It’s never a bad idea to disable UPnP when practical, but that protection appears to have no effect on VPNFilter.)