Flying Cars Now Closer To Reality?

Here are some embeds of various flying car concepts over the years and some of which are very recent.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shlZySkGq6g&w=560&h=315]

#1 One of the 1st flying cars ever created and has been around for years. It isn’t all that impressive and is a piece of junk compared to the concepts underneath.

 

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeQL-dUjlOg&w=560&h=315]

#2 This one is obviously far more plane than car but clearly shows flying cars can be obtainable. Interesting note is that it runs on gas and not jet fuel!

 

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0DM3wrEveg&w=560&h=315]

#3 This one is similar to embed number 2.

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Attention White-Collar Workers: The Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs

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From the self-checkout aisle of the grocery store to the sports section of the newspaper, robots and computer software are increasingly taking the place of humans in the workforce. Silicon Valley executive Martin Ford says that robots, once thought of as a threat to only manufacturing jobs, are poised to replace humans as teachers, journalists, lawyers and others in the service sector.

“There’s already a hardware store [in California] that has a customer service robot that, for example, is capable of leading customers to the proper place on the shelves in order to find an item,” Ford tells Fresh Air’s Dave Davies.

In his new book, Rise of the Robots, Ford considers the social and economic disruption that is likely to result when educated workers can no longer find employment.

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How To Improve Your Internet Connection (for Kenny)

Kenny,

Every time we talk on Skype (which isn’t much) it seems like the signal is lost within about 1-2 minutes. If we’re lucky you’ll have up to 5 minutes of talk time before we’re cut off. This has been going on for about 2 years and it seems to be getting worse. We had a discussion a while ago on exactly how to improve your internet. I don’t expect you to remember all what was said, so I’ll post the brief version of what we discussed in this blog.

These are several methods that I think could improve your internet tremendously and you really should explore these 3 options.

 

Option #1 – Get a WiFi range booster:

This is by far the quickest, cheapest and easiest method in attempting to improve your signal. Nowadays just about any electronics store has them for about $35 and you’ll find them even cheaper on eBay. If the extender doesn’t help much, then chances are there’s a bottleneck going on with your landlord’s internet. Since your WiFi connection is shared by about 40 tenants I have a bad feeling this method will only give you mixed results. Since this is the easiest method I suggest trying this one first.

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Tutorial – Creating a Basic Proxy

This blog demonstrates how you can configure your site server to also act as a proxy. I used this method myself a few years back before I began using TOR and other means of maintaining anonymity. Before we begin I just want to say that this proxy is NOT perfect since you’ll still be prone to DNS leaks. So if you want pure anonymity then I suggest sticking to TOR and/or use a VPN. This method is great for those who want to bypass network filters, or avoid those freebie malware-ridden web proxies or you don’t want certain sites tracking your IP.

 

For this tutorial I will be using Firefox version 34.0.5 as a web browser

 

1.  Click on ‘Options’, go to the (I.) ‘Advanced‘ section, then click on the (II.) ‘Network‘ tab, and finally click on the (III.) ‘Settings‘ button as pictured.

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iOS 8.1.1 has already been jailbroken.

Wow… that was super fast! So yea anyone using a newer iPhone/iPad, the latest operating system for it (iOS 8.1.1) was jailbroken a few days ago.

Where to download:

http://apt.taig.com/installer/TaiGJBreak_1021.zip

Here’s some step-by-step instructions to do it (very simple):

http://www.idownloadblog.com/2014/11/29/how-to-jailbreak-ios-8-1-1-…

I’ve been running this on my iPhone 5s for the past 24 hours and I can honestly say it works a little better than the last one (by Pangu) from a few weeks ago. If you’re still using version 8.1 then I suggest you upgrade and jailbreak because that older version was terrible at conserving battery life. Version 8.1.1 does a surprisingly better job and some of the well known veteran crackers are now vouching for this latest jailbr… 🙂

Video Tutorial:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDLgvAYiCGM&w=560&h=315]

Download Videos with Youtube-DL

YouTube videos can also be downloaded via Windows command with something called youtube-dl. Never really explored this method, I guess because I always found the Firefox plugin VideoDownloader to be more than an enough for me.

 

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCrUGKwc8JA?list=PLWQqrldPh8tLBSTiKIsQwdToUNkl2JrML&w=560&h=315]

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It cannot be stressed enough

Yea yea I know it’s been said to us countless times to keep our passwords safe, keep our software/antivirus up to date, etc etc. But it can’t be stressed enough and here is another example.

By now everyone has heard about Heartbleed making big headlines this last May. The major security bug which severely compromised SSL/TLS encryption and giving hackers easy access to one’s login info. However, about 2 months prior to this, there was another major security issue that struck. It that was talked about a lot amongst techs but it didn’t garner near as much publicity. This last March it was reported that around 162,000 WordPress sites had been hijacked, added to a botnet and used in one of the largest DDoS attacks ever.

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