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Spring cleaning your computer – MyDaytonDailyNews

Sunday, April 23, 2017

As you’re doing spring cleaning around the home, don’t forget about your computer! It needs taken care of, too. Here are a few things you should consider doing to keep your computer in tip-top shape: Run a malware scanner to remove junk: Along with having an anti-virus installed, consider a secondary anti-malware program. They can catch things missed by your anti-virus, in addition to other junk not classified as…

A scholar asks, ‘Can democracy survive the Internet?’ – The … – Washington Post

Sunday, April 23, 2017

In more innocent times, the rise of the Internet was seen by many people as a boon to democracy. Disruptive, yes, but the Web broadened the flow of information, introduced new voices into the political debates, empowered citizens and even provided a powerful fundraising tool for some lesser-known candidates such as Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders. Now, in what are clearly less innocent times, the Internet is viewed as a…

Advocates fan out in global show of support for science – Washington Post

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Thousands of people gathered in the rain Saturday on the soggy grounds of the Washington Monument to turn Earth Day into an homage to science. After four hours of speeches and musical performances, they marched down Constitution Avenue to the foot of Capitol Hill, chanting “Build labs, not walls!” and “Hey, Trump, have you heard, you can’t silence every nerd!” The March for Science began as a notion batted around…

Ryan promises to keep government open — and makes no promises on health care – Washington Post

Sunday, April 23, 2017

House leaders told GOP lawmakers Saturday that they plan to devote their energy in the coming week to keeping the federal government open, conspicuously avoiding an immediate commitment to take up health care despite pledges to do so by conservatives and the White House. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), speaking on a conference call with GOP members Saturday afternoon, offered no specific plan on how or when lawmakers might…

Five things to watch in France’s election – The Hill

Sunday, April 23, 2017

This election uniquely includes both right- and left-wing populists, with the National Front’s Le Pen and La France Insoumise’s Jean-Luc Melenchon. A runoff with Le Pen and Macron would also be notable, since it wouldn’t include the mainstream parties that have governed in France for decades. “It wouldn’t be the classic left vs right divide but two views of the world clashing,” Ifop pollsters’ Jerome Fourquet told Reuters. “Macron bills himself…

Trump administration dismisses, replaces Obama-era Surgeon General – CBS News

Sunday, April 23, 2017

President Donald Trump’s administration has dismissed Obama-era Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and replaced him with the deputy surgeon general, a nurse. A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services says Murthy was asked to resign after “assisting in a smooth transition” under President Donald Trump. Murthy’s deputy, Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, is serving as acting surgeon general and leader the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps until the…

‘Happy Days’ Star Erin Moran Dies at 56 – Variety

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Erin Moran, best known for playing Joanie Cunningham on the 1970s sitcom “Happy Days,” has died. She was 56. According to TMZ, Moran’s body was found unresponsive Saturday afternoon by authorities in Indiana. The cause of death is unknown. The California-born actress, who also starred in the “Happy Days” spinoff “Joanie Loves Chachi,” had fallen on hard times in recent years. She was reportedly kicked out of her trailer park home in…

A scholar asks, ‘Can democracy survive the Internet?’ – The … – Washington Post

Sunday, April 23, 2017

In more innocent times, the rise of the Internet was seen by many people as a boon to democracy. Disruptive, yes, but the Web broadened the flow of information, introduced new voices into the political debates, empowered citizens and even provided a powerful fundraising tool for some lesser-known candidates such as Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders. Now, in what are clearly less innocent times, the Internet is viewed as a…

Hacker, 15, who brought down Microsoft and Sony from his bedroom … – The Sun

Sunday, April 23, 2017

A LAD who created a computer bug at age 15 and made almost £400,000 by selling it to cyber criminals was motivated for “status”, a court has heard. Adam Mudd, now 20, faces jail after admitting to hacking and money laundering, with the court hearing his sophisticated hacking software led to more than 1.7million attacks on websites worldwide. Adam Mudd, now 20, designed a hacking program that affected almost every…

Fashion wakes up to the older woman – The Guardian

Sunday, April 23, 2017

When the former magazine fashion editor Alyson Walsh began her blog, That’s Not My Age, nine years ago it was as a reaction to the fact that she “wasn’t seeing anyone that looked like me in the media, and I wanted to celebrate the fact that older people are cool too and you don’t just disappear off the radar once you’re over 40”. Now 53, Walsh has witnessed a welcome…

Fashion businesses rip plan to tear Garment District from Midtown … – New York Daily News

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The fate of the city’s Garment District is hanging by a thread — while the city and industry insiders debate whether to rip it out of Manhattan entirely or find new ways to permanently stitch it into Midtown. Once a massive part of the cityscape — stretching from lower Manhattan into the 30s — the Garment District is now little more than a square mile between 34th and…

Rupert Murdoch phones Trump every week to talk strategy – Daily Mail

Saturday, April 22, 2017

A report reveals Rupert Murdoch called Sean Spicer after his holocaust gaffe Murdoch and President Trump ‘plot strategy’ on the phone every week  The News Corps chairman is reportedly one of the president’s closest friends By Kaileen Gaul For Dailymail.com Published: 18:13 EDT, 22 April 2017 | Updated: 19:13 EDT, 22 April 2017 e-mail 64 View comments President Donald Trump’s media mogul pal Rupert Murdoch phoned Sean Spicer to console him…

Why people are marching for science: ‘There is no Planet B’ – Washington Post

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Thousands of people gathered in the rain Saturday on the soggy grounds of the Washington Monument to turn Earth Day into an homage to science. After four hours of speeches and musical performances, they marched down Constitution Avenue to the foot of Capitol Hill, chanting “Build labs, not walls!” and “Hey, Trump, have you heard, you can’t silence every nerd!” The March for Science began as a notion batted around…

Charles de Gaulle would roll over in his grave over what has become of French politics – Washington Post

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Charles de Gaulle addresses France during a televised speech in 1962. (AFP/Getty Images) COLOMBEY-LES-DEUX-ÉGLISES, France — The General rests in peace. In the graveyard of a small stone church in this afterthought of a country village, Charles de Gaulle — the founding father of modern France — enjoys the repose only awarded to the “great men” of history. Tourists traipse through his house; admirers bow their heads at the grave…

Trump to hold 100th-day rally on same night as White House correspondents’ dinner – Washington Post

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Surgeon general is removed by Trump administration, replaced by deputy for now – Washington Post

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Vivek H. Murthy (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy has been removed by the Trump administration and replaced temporarily by his deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams. Murthy, a holdover from the Obama administration, was asked to resign, according to a statement released Friday night by the Department of Health and Human Services. The statement said that “after assisting in a smooth transition into the new Trump administration,”…

‘A Shortage of Coffins’ After Taliban Slaughter Unarmed Soldiers – New York Times

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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I’ve run my laptop all week off this giant external battery – BGR

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Technically, I could have spent all of this past week living off-grid. For the past week, I’ve charged every electronic gadget I own off a giant battery pack that’s more like a mini generator alternative than a battery pack. Unlike the kind of thing you buy off Amazon for $40, the River pack can’t fit in a laptop bag, and it definitely doesn’t cost $40. But for $459, what you…

GPD Pocket, one of the smallest laptops in the world: SPECS … – Business Insider

Saturday, April 22, 2017

YouTube/GPD Game Console Remember netbooks? The tiny ultra-portable laptops? One Chinese tech company is bringing them back. The GPD Pocket is an absolutely tiny laptop that runs the full version of Windows 10, and it fits in your pocket. It might sound like a netbook, but its premium build and decent specs differentiates it from traditional netbooks that felt cheap and were incredibly underpowered. The GPD Pocket went through an…