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Spammers, Spies & Soda



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More “bombs,” more questions…

The recent reports of the Facebook “hack” seemed to alarm people. For about an hour. It should alarm you still, not because it was a “hack,” it wasn’t. It turns out that there was hardly any effort at all. Mostly because we are stupid. Is my own Social Media use affecting my son? Read the rest of this entry

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The Submarine Movie or Gerard Butler Saves The World



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Gerard Butler is an actor. A good actor, in my view. His most recent film, “Hunter Killer,” is about a US Submarine and it’s glorious mission to save the world. look, The Submarine move genre is, obviously, one of my favorite. But… all submarine movies have the same three plot elements. If they don’t have them, they are not a “Submarine Movie,” they are a move with a submarine in it (alá James Bond).

The co-founder of Microsoft and well-known philanthropist Paul Allen passed away on Monday. Within hours, tributes were pouring in from a City that loved him, not just for the Seahawks, and appreciated his generosity and sense of adventure. for me personally, it was his efforts to locate and document shipwrecks which most resonated with me, even though I am writing this on a Microsoft product that I have used and loved for years.

Last year he and his team discovered the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, one of the most tragic and moving stories of a ship and her crew. Like so many, I sat enthralled as the footage rolled by. so many people, sailors and the children and grandchildren of sailors watched as the finally gained some sense of closure.

His passing was felt across the tech world, but nowhere, perhaps, as much as it was here in the PACNORWEST.

Well… except for a few asshats…


Cold Waters: SSN-688 v Old Soviet Diesel Boats

Just an example of the play of Cold Waters…

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