By day, John Schindel is a graduate student affairs officer for UC Berkeley’s psychology department, but by night, he’s a popular children’s book author who has written 22 books for kids and toddlers. His newest title,The Babies and Doggies Book, features photos of the two groups of cuties in similar situations and expressing similar emotions. He created the book in collaboration with Molly Woodward, who lives in Berkeley.
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Pharmaceutical Companies Buy Rivals’ Drugs, Then Jack Up the Prices
Hospital Discharges Rise at Lucrative Times
GPG Suite for Mac – Privacy for People
Use GPG Suite to encrypt, decrypt, sign and verify files or messages. Manage your GPG Keychain with a few simple clicks and experience the full power of GPG without too much hassle.
One shouldn't need to set up sophisticated encryption tools to protect their private mail, documents and records. Amendment IV to the U. S,. Constitution reads:
The Sun Sets on Radio Shack
Founded in 1921, Radio Shack and their catalogs were part of my formative years. Allied Electronics / Radio Shack was one of the great catalogs of the 60s. Page through the 1967 catalogue. The company filed for bankruptcy protection on Thursday and stores are liquidating inventory this weekend. If you need some toggle switches, panel lamps in various colors or some 2N107 transistors they are 80% off today – but most people don't need those things. At 50% off normal prices, most other items can still be found online for about the same price and from companies that will take returns. In many ways Radio Shack was ahead of it's time and never managed to change with the times. Photo – Radio Shack Store Duarte CA
L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award nominations announced
Seven nominees are vying for the best production award: "Firemen" at the Echo Theater "Floyd Collins" at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts One in the Chamber" at the Lounge Theatre Deaf West Theatre's "Spring Awakening" at Inner City Arts "Stupid … Bird" at the Theatre @ Boston Court "Taste" at Sacred Fools Theaterand "The Behavior of Broadus" at Sacred Fools. read more …
A Fix for Mac OSX Archiver Hanging Up -Update
A few years ago I experienced problems with Mac Archiver under Mountain Lion and posted a fix related to permissions. Today Archiver again would not function and just hung when called. The following fixed the problem and is much faster. Start Activity Monitor from the Utilities folder in the Applications folder. Sort the list alphabetically by process by clicking on the process name column heading. Find the process “appleeventsd” and click the "force process to quit" button in the upper left of the Activity Monitor window. The process will return the next time you uncomress a file.
High Profile Cyber Attacks Open Door to More Surveillance
Recent cyber attacks against private companies such as Sony, Target and Home Depot have legislators proposing new cyber security legislation that would open the door to more government surveillance and less individual privacy while doing little to address cyber threats.
Congress Should Say No to “Cybersecurity” Information Sharing Bills
YouTube to Launch Music Subscription Service
Amazon Prime Photos – Unlimited Photo Storage Free with Prime
Amazon has added free “unlimitted” cloud storage of photos called Prime Photos as another benefit of it’s Amazon Prime subscription. The $99 a year subscription now includes free two day shipping, Prime Instant Video: unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes, and expected by the end of the year, free 4K video streaming.
The terms of Amazon Photo limiot a single image to 2GB and a video to 20 minutes. A wide range of formats are supported. According to the Amazon website:
Supported File Types