Pokemon Go

You have probably heard about the new Pokémon app. It’s going viral and sends people on the street to catch these little virtual creatures. There are some risks if you have the “gotta catch ’em all” fever.
First, please stick to the vetted app stores, do not download the app from anywhere else. Why? Bad guys have taken the app and infected it with malware, and try to trick you downloading it from untrustworthy websites.
Second, anyone using the app, and especially kids should be VERY aware that they are not lured into a real-world trap which could lead to mugging or abduction. Other players can track you in the real world using this app so be careful.
Third, there are possible privacy issues if you use your Google account to log into the app. Create a throw-away account and use that to log into Pokémon, not your private or business account.
Last but not least, Pokémon is a no charge app and do not fall for emails that claim you have to buy an upgraded version for a monthly fee!
As always, Think Before You Click!

Pokemon Go
Fun AR implementation. Addictive gym battles. Convinces kids (and adults!) to get up and moving. Encourages social interaction. Huge potential for growth and improvement.

Pokemon Go: How to Get Started and Catch ‘Em All
Pokemon Go has virtually nothing in the way of in-game help or instructions. Here’s how to get catching.
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Things you should avoid doing in Pokemon Go
In just under a week, Pokémon Go was downloaded an estimated 7.5 million times in the U.S. alone. Fans have gone wild for the augmented-reality game, which sends potential trainers out into their neighborhoods and communities on a quest to catch ’em all. The massive popularity of the app means there’s already been abundant feedback from the player base about problems with the game. We’ve prepared a list of some of those problems, as well as a few real-life issues that trainers have encountered along the way. Check ’em out in our video above or keep on scrollin’, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos about your favorite games!
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11 Hidden Tips and Secret Features Inside Pokemon Go
These tips and tricks will help you become a Pokemon Go Master.
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17 tips for Pokemon Go
Want to train Pokemon like a pro? Here are 17 tips to get you out there catching ’em all.
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Level fast with this technique

First, gather up a group of Pokeplayers for a leveling party. Next, drive (with the game off, of course) to an area that has multiple PokeStops in one small area.
Some places that typically have a high concentration of Pokestops are historical districts, town squares, tourist attractions and locations that have many churches in one area.
Once you’ve found a good spot, walk around and harvest all of the PokeStops for their goodies. Then, have one person set a lure at each PokeStop. Once the lures are in place, walk from PokeStop to PokeStop catching the hoard of Pokemon that appear.
Running out of Pokeballs or other items? Don’t worry. Setting a lure at a PokeStop makes it refresh with new items every couple of minutes. So, by the time you make a loop around all of the nearby PokeStops, they will be ready for you to spin again.
Collecting droves of Pokemon in a short amount of time will level you up quickly without a lot of searching, driving while Pokemon Go-ing (a big no-no) or buying gear like incense.

How to find Pokemon in Pokemon Go
Are you finding endless Zubats but no Squirtles, or no Pokemon at all near you? We have tips for tracking and capturing critters in Pokemon Go, including crowdsourced monster maps from Poke Radar and (would you believe) Yelp. Check out our guide to finding Pokemon, and come back later this week for tips on training your Pokemon.
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Bonus: Rarer Pokemon

Be ready for your Pokeparty to be joined by dozens of other players. This is great, though. There’s a theory that the more people that are located in a PokeStop area, the more likely a rare Pokemon will be to show up.
I tested this theory. Sure enough, I was able to catch a Magmar, Exeggutor and a Nidorina in the span of an hour. While not the rarest Pokemon, they were a lot better than the dozens of Pidgey and Rattata creatures I usually get.

Pokemon Rarity

Engineers hack Pokemon Go by using a drone (22:04, 13 July 2016)
An awesome video has emerged of a group of engineers using a drone to play Pokemon Go. The footage, captured on Sunday in San Diego, CA, USA, shows the men building a drone capable of playing the new augmented reality game. “Tired of walking around to capture Pokemon, our team of engineers and Pokemon enthusiasts built a quadcopter capable of capturing the little monsters from the Sky,” member of the team Radley Angelo wrote online. “The rig is 100 per cent functional, and we managed to snag three Pokemon from the air,” he added.
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Someone’s caught them all in Pokémon Go
Redditor ftb_hodor has done something that feels a looong way off for most of us – caught all the Pokémon in Pokémon Go.
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Configure the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

The first entry in our Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) series covered the installation and initial setup process involved in using MDT along with Windows Deployment Services (WDS). This article will focus on the configuration necessary for MDT to work before devices can be provisioned by the server.
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JobTabs

JobTabs Free Resume Builder v1r0m0b64

Put Your Best Foot Forward – Its not a numbers game.
Tailor your resume to every job application. JobTabs makes it so easy to do!
Don’t know how to write a resume Use the built-in resume builder to hold your hand.
Save time and energy by making job applications easier to do.
JobTabs allows all of the work you do to build on itself. Work you did yesterday is work that pays dividends today!

Check out our Slideshow! A walking tour of JobTabs
http://www.jobtabs.com/oth/slideshow/index.asp?slide=0

Stay motivated – Its not about working harder – its about working smarter.
Say goodbye to the energy draining drudgery that has been the job search for so many.
JobTabs allows you to focus on selling yourself instead of weighing you down with staying organized.
With JobTabs, the more employment opportunities you pursue the easier it becomes to pursue others.

Get organized – Harness the details.
Manage your working relationships with such detail they will convince themselves they are the only one you are working with.
Keep it all in sync with world class crossreferencing.
JobTabs is a job seeker’s personal CRM (Customer Relationship Management).
You will always have an exact copy of every resume you have sent to every employer.
Keep it all in one place! This includes MS Word documents, hyperlinks to resources on your harddrive, web pages, emails, email attachments, pdfs, etc. JobTabs handles it all.

Leverage Your Network – JobTabs is networking done right.
Networking is not about ‘me’, networking is about ‘we’.
JobTabs not only keeps your resume, but the resumes of your contacts. Keep their elevator pitch and a resume for reference and you will quickly become the networking contact of choice in your field.

Too often software to support job seekers focuses on simply pooling postings from the internet. Where they fall short is they don’t lend themselves to supporting the job seeker at every stage of the process. Finding an opportunity to pursue is easy – getting the interview is the real challenge. Give JobTabs Job Search and Resume Builder a once over and we think you will agree.
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Data stored at the atomic level with super-high density

Hard drive capacity is getting surprisingly large these days, but the density of data written to traditional materials can only take us so far. Researchers from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have devised a way to store data on the atomic scale by manipulating single atoms. The density of the proof-of-concept atomic storage created for the study is 500 terabytes per square inch. That’s 500 times more dense than the highest capacity hard drives.
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Create a system image backup

The surest way to recover from a data disaster, such as a system drive failure, is to restore that drive from an image-based backup. You’ll need an external hard disk–at least as large as the amount of space in use on the system drive and ideally the same size as your system drive.

The capability to back up and restore a system image is in the Windows 7 Backup And Restore program. That same program is also in Windows 8, 8.1, and 10, although it’s somewhat hidden. (In Windows 10, you can find it by typing backup in the search box.)

To start the program, press Windows key + R to open the Run box, type sdclt, and press Enter. Click Create A System Image from the column on the left, choose your external hard disk as the location where you want to save the backup, and click Next. On the following page, all partitions on the system drive should be selected. Just click Next and then click Start Backup.

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TeamViewer

TeamViewer GmbH TeamViewerVersion v11.0.63017

Portable Freeware Remote Access (WIN)

Release Date: 2016.07.20

Would you like to help friends or acquaintances with their computer problems from a remote location or have them help you? Do you want to make large files available to others – quickly and easily? Or would you like to show your desktop to someone at a remote location? In these and many other cases, TeamViewer is the perfect freeware for you. Use TeamViewer free of charge as a personal user and benefit from its extensive capabilities: remote control of computers, transfer of files, working online with others in a team, starting instant online meetings or scheduling your meetings in advance, communicating via VoIP or video, chatting or presenting online. TeamViewer is easy to use and secure (and trouble-free behind firewalls, proxy servers and NAT routers). Test it yourself: Download TeamViewer (without registration). Your first connection will be up and running in two minutes.

A simple and fast solution for remote control, desktop sharing, and file transfer that works behind any firewall and NAT proxy. To connect to another computer just run TeamViewer on both machines without the need of an installation procedure. With the first start automatic partner IDs are generated on both computers. Enter your partner’s ID into TeamViewer and the connection is established immediately. TeamViewer Portable can be run directly from a USB stick or a CD.

http://www.teamviewer.com/

http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/teamviewer_portable

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Odd Links of the Day (July 19th, 2016)

A great collection of epic wins, with the most amazing performances of incredibly talented people:
http://www.flixxy.com/people-are-wonderful-epic-wins.htm?utm_source=4

The DURUS robot walks like a human. Can you see Battlestar Galactica’s blonde bombshell #6 in the future?

Magician Steven Brundage has pulled off another amazing trick with a Rubik’s cube at America’s Got Talent:
http://www.flixxy.com/magician-steven-brundage-wows-with-another-amazing-rubiks-cube-trick.htm?utm_source=4

The Darwin Awards. OMG this is SO funny. I was literally ROTFLMAO:
https://twitter.com/AwardsDarwin

Every time you jump, you experience gravity. It pulls you back down to the ground. But how does it work?
http://www.flixxy.com/popular-science-newton-einstein-gravity.htm?utm_source=4

Pro football player and magician Jon Dorenbos wows the judges and audience of America’s Got Talent with an unbelievable card trick:
http://www.flixxy.com/magician-jon-dorenbos-earns-golden-buzzer-at-americas-got-talent-2016.htm?utm_source=4

Dilbert – The Knack – Engineer. Hilarious Dilbert clip:
http://www.flixxy.com/dilbert-the-knack.htm?utm_source=4


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Thoughts for the Day

Today in History (July 19th)

1814: Birthdays: American firearms inventor Samuel Colt.

1834: Birthdays: French painter Edgar Degas.

1848: Bloomers, a radical departure in women’s clothing, were introduced to the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y. They were named after Amelia Jenks Bloomer.

1860: Birthdays: Accused ax murderer Lizzie Borden.

1865: Birthdays: Dr. Charles H. Mayo, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic.

1870: France declared war on Prussia.

1896: Birthdays: Author A.J. Cronin.

1911: Pennsylvania became the first U.S. state to pass laws censoring movies.

1918: The end of World War I approached as the German army began retreating across the Marne River in France.

1922: Birthdays: Former U.S. Sen. George McGovern, D-S.D. (1972 Democratic presidential nominee).

1935: Birthdays: Former CIA agent-turned-author Philip Agee.

1941: Birthdays: Singer Vikki Carr.

1946: Marilyn Monroe was given her first screen test at Twentieth Century-Fox Studios. Even without sound, the test was enough to earn Monroe her first contract. Birthdays: Tennis Hall of Fame member Ilie Nastase.

1947: Birthdays: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Bernie Leadon (Eagles).

1962: Birthdays: Actor Anthony Edwards.

1969: John Fairfax of Britain arrived at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to become the first person to row across the Atlantic alone.

1976: Birthdays: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch.

1984: U.S. Rep. Geraldine Ferraro, D-N.Y., was chosen as Walter Mondale’s vice presidential running mate at the Democratic National Convention. She was the first woman on a major ticket.

1989: A crippled DC-10 jetliner crash-landed in a cornfield in Sioux City, Iowa. Amazingly, 181 of the 293 people aboard survived.

1990: Major League Baseball record-holder Pete Rose was sentenced to five months in prison for tax evasion.

1993: The Pentagon announced its don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t pursue policy toward homosexuals in the U.S. military.

1996: The Summer Olympics opened in Atlanta with a record 197 countries taking part.

1997: The IRA declared a cease-fire in its long war to force Britain out of Northern Ireland.

2005: U.S. Appeals Court Judge John Roberts was nominated by U.S. President George Bush to the U.S. Supreme Court, replacing the resigned Sandra Day O’Connor. After the death of William Rehnquist, Roberts’ nomination was changed to make him chief justice.

2007: On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average closed at more than 14,000 for the first time.

2010: A speeding express train slammed into the rear of a train preparing to leave a West Bengal station in India, killing more than 60 people and injuring more than 100 others. Driver error was blamed.

2012: The U.S. Defense Department said military personnel would be permitted to march in uniform in a San Diego Gay Pride Parade.


purl

PRONUNCIATION: (purl)
http://wordsmith.org/words/purl.mp3

MEANING:
A:
(verb intr.), To flow with a rippling motion.
(noun), The sound or curling motion made by rippling water.
B:
(verb tr., intr)
1. To knit with a reverse stitch.
2. To edge or finish with a lace or embroidery.
(noun)
1. The reverse of a knit stitch.
2. A decorative border.
3. Gold or silver wire thread used in embroidery.

ETYMOLOGY:
For A: Of uncertain origin. Earliest documented use: before 1586.
For B: Of uncertain origin. Earliest documented use: 1394.

USAGE:

“The anger purling in her hadn’t abated a bit.” – Donna Fasano; Where’s Stanley?; Harlequin; 2012.

“Her mother purls away at a beginner’s scarf.” – The Stitch ‘n’ Bitch Niche; The Economist (London, UK); Feb 2, 2006.

Explore “purl” in the Visual Thesaurus.
http://visualthesaurus.com/?w1=purl


panegyric

PRONUNCIATION: (pan-i-JIR-ik, -JY-rik)
http://wordsmith.org/words/panegyric.mp3

MEANING: (noun), A formal or elaborate oration in praise of someone or something; eulogy.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin panegyricus, from Greek panegyrikos (of or for an assembly), from paneguris (public assembly), from pan- (all) + aguris (assembly, marketplace). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ger- (to gather) that is also the source of gregarious, aggregate, congregation, egregious, and segregate.

USAGE: “Gov. George Pataki’s 10th State of the State speech yesterday was more a panegyric to freedom and security than a rousing promise to fix what’s clearly wrong with New York’s government.” – A Real State of New York; The New York Times; Jan 8, 2004.

Explore “panegyric” in the Visual Thesaurus.
http://visualthesaurus.com/?w1=panegyric


equanimity

PRONUNCIATION: (ee-kwuh-NIM-i-tee, ek-wuh-)
http://wordsmith.org/words/equanimity.mp3

MEANING: (noun), Evenness of temper in all circumstances.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin aequanimitas, from aequus (equal, even) + animus (mind, spirit).

USAGE: “Even as a young netball star, Tharjini had no inflated opinion about herself nor did she ever take offence at the numerous teasing remarks or stares that her height drew. She met both celebrity status and silly remarks with equanimity.” – Thulasi Muttulingam; A Player With Many Highs in Her Life; The Sunday Times (Colombo, Sri Lanka); Jul 12, 2009.


A Minicourse in ‘Stay the Course’

Q: I always thought “stay the course” meant to “stay on course,” but, checking in my dictionary, I discovered that “stay the course” could mean “to check the course of (as a disease).” These meanings seem contradictory. — Frederick Millner, Trenton, N.J.

A: They are. In fact, “stay the course” is a “contronym” — a word or phrase with two opposite meanings. Because “stay” can mean both “halt” or “stick with,” “stay the course” can mean either “stop an action” or “persist in an action.” Crazy, huh?

When “stay the course” first emerged during the 1500s, its meaning was “halt an action.” But during the late 1800s, a second meaning developed — “persist in one’s course of action.”

This new definition evolved not, as you might guess, from sailing, but from horse racing, where steeds were valued for “staying the course,” that is, persisting on the race course and winning. Soon this meaning became more common than the “stop an action” denotation.

Politicians quickly adopted the phrase. President Ronald Reagan, for instance, used it frequently in the weeks leading up to the 1982 midterm elections as he urged voters to stick with his economic policies by voting for Republicans.

Since then, “stay the course” has proved to be an irresistible cliche for any politician who’s urging steadfastness.

Q: How did a word denoting a formalized getting together of convivial friends (a club) derive from the name of a stout stick, often used as a weapon? — Ed Collins, West Newton, Pa.

A: Apparently you’ve never had a club treasurer come after you for unpaid dues.

The noun “club,” meaning “a heavy stick,” first appeared in English during the 1200s, and the verb “club,” meaning “to beat with a club,” appeared during the late 1500s.

A key feature of most clubs is the massing of material at one end. So during the 1600s the verb “club” took on a new meaning — “to gather something into a club-shaped mass,” as in “she clubbed her hair.”

By 1700, this verb had expanded to mean “to form into a single mass, to gather,” and the noun “club” had taken on a new definition — “a gathering or collection of people.”

Recently the verb “club” has come to mean “to patronize bars and night clubs, to party.” And, the next morning, some of those who have clubbed too much feel as if they’ve been clubbed.


Rob Kyff, a teacher and writer in West Hartford, Conn., invites your language sightings. Send your reports of misuse and abuse, as well as examples of good writing, via e-mail to Wordguy@aol.com or by regular mail to Rob Kyff, Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Copyright 2013 Creators Syndicate Inc.


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Quotes (July 19th, 2016)

“It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” – Yogi Berra

“Always give 100% at work: 12% Monday, 23% Tuesday, 40% Wednesday, 20% Thursday, and 5% Friday.” – Anonymous

“We are all of us more or less echoes, repeating involuntarily the virtues, the defects, the movements, and the characters of those among whom we live.” – Joseph Joubert, essayist (1754-1824)

“A child’s education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., poet, novelist, essayist, and physician (1809-1894)

“If you wish to drive a car successfully it requires most attention forward – with a few quick glances to the side and at the rearview mirror – Successfully driving your life is the same.”- Chase LeBlanc

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”- E. E. Cummings


Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921- ) US medical physicist:

“The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning you’re not old.”

“The world cannot afford the loss of the talents of half its people if we are to solve the many problems that beset us.”

“[W]e must believe in ourselves or no one else will believe in us; we must match our aspirations with the competence, courage and determination to succeed.”

“In the past, few women have tried and even fewer have succeeded.”

“I have long felt that the trouble with discrimination is not discrimination per se, but rather that the people who are discriminated against think of themselves as second-class.”


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Quotes (July 18th, 2016)

“Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good.” – Thomas a Kempis, 1380-1471

“Learning is not compulsory… neither is survival.” – W. Edwards Deming, 1900-1993


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