The credit bureaus will no longer be able to charge you for placing a freeze on your credit report as of next Friday, 21 Sep.
So set a reminder, calendar appointment, or whatever it takes, because you will no longer have cost as an excuse for not taking the time to protect yourself from identity theft when it comes to some lowlife obtaining credit in your name.
News from the IoT (Internet of Things). It’s a coffee delivery drone that can sense when you are tired and automatically deliver coffee to you. Or you could use hand gestures to call for a coffee delivery.
Trouble at home and/or work? Feeling the need for incontrovertible evidence? No problemo, compadre! Well, there is one minor detail. While all options are well-designed and reasonably priced, you still must choose! <eg>
The app, called Natural Cycles, contains an algorithm that calculates the days of the month a woman is likely to be fertile based on daily body temperature readings and menstrual cycle information, a method of contraception called fertility awareness. Designed for mobile devices, it is intended for use in pre-menopausal women aged 18 and older.
If you ever considered attending Burning Man, but didn’t find a week in the desert appealing, now you only have to endure Washington, DC.
The Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery has a large-scale, participatory work from the desert gathering. The exhibition takes over the entire Renwick Gallery building and surrounding Golden Triangle neighborhood, bringing alive the maker culture and creative spirit of this cultural movement.
It’s another Patch Tuesday week with Apple joining Microsoft and Adobe in issuing security updates.
Pain Reduction Tip: Keep a current image handy as it’s much easier and more certain to restore your system if you encounter a bad patch than attempting to back it out/uninstall it. And be especially mindful with Windows 10 and Office 365 automatic updates.
I just remembered that once, log ago and far away (mid-1980s), I had an NEC PC-8201 (Radio Shack marketed it as the Tandy 100), quite possibly the first “laptop” computer.
It ran 16 hours on 4 AA batteries! It’s probably stashed away in one of the overwhelming number of boxes yet to be unpacked from my last move (2005) along with any number of technological artifacts.
Announced: March 1983
Price: US $599 w/ 8K RAM
Weight: 3.8 lbs.
CPU: 80C85, 2.4MHz
RAM: 8K, 32K max.
Ports: RS-232, parallel port, bar code reader, 300 baud modem
Display: 40 X 8 character LCD display
Power: 4 ‘AA’ batteries or external 9vdc power supply
Storage: audio cassette in/out
OS: Microsoft BASIC v1.1 in ROM
I even stumbled across an active project site devoted to it.
I’d take it with me on walks, stop and sit with my back against an old tree and type away, expressing whatever was on my mind at that very moment. Not being one to discard things unnecessarily, I probably have those old (ancient?) missives archived on some floppy, firmy, tape, or CD/DVD somewhere. <grin> Hard to convince myself that even if I did find and resuscitate them, it would be significantly illuminating. But then again…………………..
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 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.