Amazon Lays an EGG - Drops Eggnog Latte for Most of US

Don't expect to find Eggnog Lattes at Starbucks locations throughout most of the US this holiday season.  Starbucks, in an unpublicized decision, has cut off most of the country from the beloved Eggnog Latte.  Cliff Burrows, Starbucks president, has said "At Starbucks, we strive to create a culture that values and respect diversity and inclusion".  Where is the respect and inclusion for the Eggnog Latte?   Let your voice be heard and demand Starbucks bring back the Eggnog Latte.

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Costco Tire Center - Breaking News

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The Costco Tire Center has always been a great membership benefit but it has not been without problems.  While tire installation is generally fast, 20- 30 minurtes, waiting for them to get to your car can take hours.  As great a deal as the $1.50 hotdog and drink at the Costco Food court is, you can't stretch that out for 2 hours.  The anouncement of appointments and extended hours Starting October 27, 2014 in Azuza (check your local warehouse) makes the Costco Tire Service close to perfect.  

The Costco Tire Advantage already boasted incredible free benefits:

  • Lifetime Maintenance Services that extend throughout the life of the tires you purchase. (some limits may apply)
  • Lifetime inflation preasure checks.
  • Inflation using nitrogen - superior to air (for tires).
  • Tire balancing and rotation.
  • Flat repairs (some limits apply).
  • Road hazard warranty (many limits apply).

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Identifying Back Doors, Attack Points, and Surveillance Mechanisms in iOS Devices by Jonathan Zdziarski

Slides from the talk Identifying Back Doors, Attack Points, and Surveillance Mechanisms in iOS by Jonathan Zdziarski at the 2014 Hope X conference in New York. 
 

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FBI Weighs Looser Pot Rules for New Hires - Funny

From todays WSJ - quote from FBI Director James Comey
 
Congress has authorized the FBI to add 2,000 personnel to its rolls this year, and many of those new recruits will be assigned to tackle cybercrimes, a growing priority for the agency. That is a problem, said Mr. Comey, as a lot of the nation's top computer programmers and hacking gurus are also fond of marijuana.
 
"I have to hire a great work force to compete with those cybercriminals, and some of those kids want to smoke weed on the way to the interview," Mr. Comey said. He added that the agency was now "grappling" with how to amend its marijuana policies.  Full Article
 

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