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  2. How to convert a Windows laptop to a Chromebook Chromebooks are wonderful for schools and businesses, provided you primarily use Google services. But a brand new Chromebook doesn't make an existing machine any better, and new hardware is a quick way to blow throw an IT budget. Here's how to convert a Windows laptop to a Chromebook! Why do this? Yes, I hear you in the comments section and on Twitter. "Why would I want to make my computer LESS useful?!" That's a fair question, but the answer depends on what "less useful" means to you. If you're a school or corporate IT administrator starting to transition your enterprise to Chromebooks, being able to convert your existing hardware will save you thousands of dollars on replacement machines. Especially considering the converted Chromebooks will work perfectly with Google's administrator console. If you're a home user, you may just want something more secure for a relative. If your relative only uses their computer for basic email and social media, this is a great way to make their computer more secure. They won't be susceptible to malware and other attacks that target Windows or macOS, since they won't be using either of those operating systems. And speaking from experience with some of my coworkers and relatives, Chrome OS is much easier to navigate and use than other versions of Linux. Finally, you may just be a tinkerer like me. I'm trying this on a 17-inch Windows laptop since there aren't any 17-inch Chromebooks. You can't just download Chrome OS and install it on any laptop like you can Windows and Linux. Chrome OS is closed source and only available on proper Chromebooks. But Chromium OS is 90% the same as Chrome OS. More importantly, it's open source: you can download Chromium OS and build on top of it if you so choose. One company that has built on top of Chromium is Neverware. Neverware builds CloudReady, a very-slightly tweaked version of Chromium OS that turns any computer with an x86 processor into something that's nearly identical to a Chromebook. End users don't need to do anything except create the installation USB, then boot that onto their old computer. You'll need a spare USB thumb drive for this. All files will be erased from the thumb drive, so back those up if you need to. Go to Neverware's website Scroll down, then select Download USB Maker. https://www.neverware.com/freedownload Once the USB maker has finished downloading, open and run the .exe file. Insert the USB drive into your computer. The installer will walk you through the steps of creating the installation USB. Install CloudReady With the USB install drive created, it's time to actually install it on your old laptop. Make a recovery drive on a second USB stick. Enterprise users will likely have their own installation methods, but home users will want to have a backup in case things go wrong. Backup any local files to Google Drive. Turn off your laptop. Plug the USB drive into your laptop. Turn your laptop on so that it brings up the boot menu. The exact key combination varies from manufacturer to manufacturer; on the Lenovo laptop I am using, I press F9 to open the boot menu when the PC is starting up. Select your thumb drive from the list of boot devices. If all goes well, you'll see the CloudReady logo on screen. If you don't see that logo, search for how to boot from a USB drive for your computer model and make sure you have the right BIOS settings. Leave the USB drive in for now. From here, setting up the laptop is the same as setting up a new Chromebook. What to do next From here, you can choose if CloudReady gets fully installed, and install some proprietary components. Before fully installing CloudReady, plug in any docks or accessories you want to use and make sure they work properly. Click on your profile picture in the lower right corner. Click Install CloudReady. Click Erase hard drive & install CloudReady. The installation will take about twenty minutes. Plug in the power supply to keep the laptop from going to sleep during installation. Once the installation is done, the computer will shut down. Remove the USB, power the computer on and start using it. What's different from Chrome OS When you start using the laptop, you'll notice it looks an awful lot like a standard Chromebook. But there are some subtle differences: There's no Google Play Store or support for Android applications CloudReady is about one full Chrome version behind standard Chromebooks You'll need to go into Settings to install some proprietary media components. The logo in the lower right corner will be the blue Chromium logo instead of the full-color Chrome logo. None of these — except maybe the lack of Google Play Store — will really change how you use the machine. It'll just look slightly different compared to a standard Chromebook. But your Chrome extensions and apps will all just work, websites will load the way they should, and your computer will be more secure than it was before. What say you? https://www.neverware.com/freedownload Would you turn your old computer into a Chromebook? Let us know down below!
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    Knitting

    Cute...
  4. DIVORCE HEARING IN ITALY… A man and his wife were getting a divorce at a local court in Italy, but the custody of their children posed a problem. The mother jumped to her feet and protested to the judge that since she had brought the children into this world, she should retain custody of them. The man also wanted custody of his children, so the judge asked for his side of the story. After a long moment of silence, the man rose from his chair and replied: "Your Honor, when I put a coin into a vending machine, and a Coke comes out, does the Coke belong to me or to the machine?" DON'T LAUGH . . . HE WON! Well - I'm not sure of that but it's a cute story anyway...
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  7. The Very First Cell-Phone Picture Philippe Kahn is a mathematician, technology innovator, entrepreneur and founder of four technology companies: Fullpower Technologies, LightSurf Technologies, Starfish Software and Borland. Philippe Kahn is also the man you want to thank for being able to take beautiful pictures on your mobile phone. Kahn has always had a passion for blending technology with everyday life. In 1997, Philippe Kahn was stuck in a Northern California maternity ward with nothing to do. The software entrepreneur had been shooed away by his wife while she birthed their daughter, Sophie. So Kahn, who had been tinkering with technologies that share images instantly, jerry-built a device that could send a photo of his new-born to friends and family—in real time. Like any invention, the setup was crude: He purchased a Casio QV-10 digital camera during a time when only simple email existed and wireless bandwidth was constrained. In 2016, Time Magazine included Kahn's first camera phone photo in their list of the 100 most influential photos of all time He connected the digital camera to his flip-top cell phone when the Internet was just four years old, Kahn inserted the first point, shoot and share camera into a Motorola Star tac, the most popular mobile cellophane at the time. The concept is now one of the most prominent and prized features on cell phones and smartphones worldwide, synched by a few lines of code he’d written on his laptop in the hospital. On June 11, 1997, an image of Kahn's new baby Sophie became the first-ever photo ever taken by a mobile phone. But the effect has transformed the world: Kahn’s device captured his daughter’s first moments and transmitted them instantly to more than 2,000 people. Kahn soon refined his ad hoc prototype, and in 2000 Sharp used his technology to release the first commercially available integrated camera phone, in Japan. The phones were introduced to the U.S. market a few years later and soon became universal. Kahn’s invention forever altered how we communicate, perceive and experience the world and laid the groundwork for smartphones and photo-sharing applications like Instagram and Snapchat. Phones are now used to send hundreds of millions of images around the world every day—including a fair number of baby pictures.
  8. How to stop Facebook from sharing? How to stop Facebook sharing your personal info Tech companies can and should do more to protect users, including giving users far more control over what data is collected and how that data is used. That starts with meaningful transparency and allowing truly independent researchers—with no bottom line or corporate interest—access to work with, black-box test, and audit their systems. Finally, users need to be able to leave when a platform isn’t serving them — and take their data with them when they do. Of course, you could choose to leave Facebook entirely, but for many that is not a viable solution. How to opt out of Facebook’s Platform data sharing Unfortunately. For now, if you’d like keep your data from going through Facebook’s API, you can take control of your privacy settings. Keep in mind that this disables ALL platform apps (like Farmville, Twitter, or Instagram) and you will not be able to log into sites using your Facebook login. Log into Facebook and visit the App Settings page (or go there manually via the Settings Menu > Apps). From there, click the “Edit” button under “Apps, Websites and Plugins.” Click “Disable Platform.” If disabling platform entirely is too much, there is another setting that can help: limiting the personal information accessible by apps that others use. By default, other people who can see your info can bring it with them when they use apps, and your info becomes available to those apps. You can limit this as follows. From the same page, click “Edit” under “Apps Others Use.” Then uncheck the types of information that you don’t want others’ apps to be able to access. For most people reading this post, that will mean unchecking every category. How to opt out of Facebook data sharing Facebook and other companies often buy data from data brokers in order to sell advertisers more targeted ad space on their platforms. Here is how to keep your data safe. Facebook knows a lot about you. If you have ever been creeped out by a scarily on-point ad, while visiting Facebook that is why. But some of you might wonder where Facebook gets its data. The answer is simple: data brokers. A data broker collects your information from various sources and depending on the broker in question, this information could come from online, offline, or both. Whenever you make a purchase online or utilize your grocery store's loyalty card, the data on your purchases is collected by at least one company. Facebook buys this data and, letting advertisers use it to more specifically target ads towards you. Though Facebook says that the data brokers anonymize what they collect, the details can still be matched against your Facebook profile, building for Facebook and its advertisers a complete picture of who you are. There is some good news here, though. You can opt-out of this sort of data collection at a lot of data brokers including the companies with which Facebook has partnered. And you can do this on top of using security features such as limiting ad tracking on devices like your iPhone and iPad. Who has your data? Right now, Facebook lists seven companies as "Audience Data Providers" on its Marketing Partners Program. These companies currently provide data to Facebook from around the world: Acxiom Epsilon Experian Oracle Data Cloud Quantium KBM Group CCC Marketing The bad news is that these companies are Facebook's partners for now. The social network sometimes rotates between different data providers, meaning that if another company starts providing its data to Facebook, you will probably want to opt-out of them, as well. How to remove your data from or stop tracking by Facebook's data providers In your quest to wrench your data from the grips of these data brokers, know that it will take a while. One thing in common with all of these companies is that you will need to specify exactly what you want to be left out of any data collection, including your name, phone number, and any email addresses. Here is how to suppress your data or prevent tracking at the Facebook data partners that provide such tools: Acxiom In addition to options for opting out of data collection by phone or mail, Acxiom provides an online form that you can fill out in order to prevent your data from being collected. Note that this opt-out form covers only one identity at a time. Head to https://isapps.acxiom.com/optout/optout.aspx in your browser or choice. Click the checkboxes under the type of information that you want to remove (mailing addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses) from Acxiom's data tracking under Acxiom Corporation’s Online Opt-Out. Choose who is the subject of this data removal: yourself, someone over whom you have guardianship, or a deceased family member. Click the green + sign on the box that says Full Names. Add your name to the fields presented to you that you want to be removed from Acxiom's data tracking. Click Add to complete adding the name to the opt-out list. Repeat steps 4-6 to add more names to the list, including nicknames, former names, and married names. This list, like the other three, accepts up to 10 entries. Click the green + sign on the box that says Phone numbers. Add a phone number that you want to be removed from tracking. Click Add to add the phone number to your opt-out list. Repeat steps 8-10 to add more numbers to your list. Click the green + sign on the box that says Email Addresses. Add an email address that you want to be removed from tracking. Click Add to add the email address to your opt-out list. Repeat steps 12-14 to add more email addresses to your list Click the green + sign on the box that says Mailing Addresses. Add a mailing address that you want to be removed from tracking. Click Add to add the mailing address to your opt-out list. Repeat steps 15-17 to add more mailing addresses to your list. Click Submit. Enter the email address to which you would like Acxiom to send your opt-out confirmation. Click Submit. Acxiom will send you an email with a link you need to complete your opt-out request. Click the link in the email from Acxiom. Click Submit on the confirmation page. The data you submitted on Axiom's forms should now be removed from Acxiom's marketing packages. Epsilon Contacting Epsilon to opt-out of its databases is all about direct mail. Epsilon does not actually own anything like email data, so all it can do is stop providing your name and mailing address to clients. In order to opt-out of mail from Epsilon clients, you will need to send an opt-out request to optout@epsilon.com and provide your full name and address for the opt-out procedure. Experian Ugh, Experian. This company offers its databases to clients for several different purposes and, as a result, has seven different products from which you might want your information removed. Some of these can be opted-out of by a link, while others require you to email, mail, or call in your opt-out request. You can opt out of Experian's databases via link for the following services: OmniActivation Strategic Services Targeted Advertising Partner Programs On each of these pages, there will be a link labelled "Click here" that you can click to opt-out of the tracking performed for these services. Unfortunately, all this opt-out process does is embed a cookie in your browser so that Experian's trackers around the web knows not to track you. This means that the opt-out is only for activity performed in your current browser on your current computer. If you want Experian to suppress the information that it has collected on you and continues to collect across its direct mail, telemarketing, and online targeted advertising services, you'll need to send an email containing all of the relevant information that you want suppressed to optout@experian.com. If you're looking to opt out of Experian's email marketing databases, you'll need to send an email from the address you want to opt out to unsubscribeall@experian.com, which will remove you from the company's permission-based email database used by Experian and its partners. Finally, opt out of pre-approved offers like credit cards and insurance mailing lists by calling 1-888-567-8688. Oracle Data Cloud Like Experian, Oracle offers an opt-out cookie for its Internet Based Advertising product. This will prevent Oracle tools from tracking your activity in your current browser on your current machine. Here is how to use it: Head to Oracle's Opt-Out Tool website. Click the big, orange Opt-Out button. You can also opt-out of Oracle's offline marketing information collection. Follow these steps: Head to Oracle's offline opt-out website. Fill out the available form with your name, address, and email address. Click Submit. Quantium Quantium, compared to the rest of these companies, makes it fairly easy to opt-out of having your information shared with the company's partners, including Facebook. It provides a number of links that let you opt-out of being targeted by a Quantium partner's advertisers using Quantium-provided data. For instance, opt out of Facebook ad targeting with these steps: Head to Quantium's Opt Out website Click Confirm under Facebook Targeted Advertising. Like other services, this opt-out only applies to your current browser and computer, so you'll need to opt out again if and when you get a new machine or start using a new browser. You can also click on the following links and follow the quick instructions to limit tracking in your browser on Quantium's partner sites: News Corp Adobe Targeted Advertising and Yahoo7 Quantcast KBM Group Like some of the others, KBM offers a cookie-based opt-out solution for your current web browser. Follow these steps to activate it: Head over to the KBM Group Interactive Opt-Out website. Click the click here button on the line that begins. "To complete the opt-out process,". If the opt-out it successful, you'll be taken to a screen that says so.
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  11. Evermotion Archmodels vol.122 Evermotion Archmodels vol.122 | 1.34 GB Archmodels vol. 122 includes 52 highly detailed 3d models of classic furniture. All models are ready to use in your visualizations. Presented models and scene were rendered in V-ray with 3ds max. Scene is not included. Formats: max c4d obj - simple object without textures and materials (with mapping included) fbx - simple object without materials (with mapping and textures included) Software: Cinema 4D - R11.5 or higher *.max - 2010 or higher Renderers: Mental Ray *.max - with textures and shaders Scanline *.max - with textures and shaders V-Ray *.max - 1.5 or higher - with textures and shaders Advanced Render *.c4d - object prepared for C4d renderer with Cinema 4D R11.5 or higher (with textures and shaders) VRAYforC4D - object prepared for V-Ray 1.1 with Cinema 4D R11.5 (with textures and shaders) Homepage: https://evermotion.org/shop/show_product/archmodels-vol-122/9279 DOWNLOAD LINKS: https://rapidgator.net/file/1cc39cc4174b5bbca9335a57912c8cb3/EvermotionArchmodelsvol122.part1.rar.html https://rapidgator.net/file/b22593a67c98e9bfe9bbdaba68e7bc18/EvermotionArchmodelsvol122.part2.rar.html https://rapidgator.net/file/dbfdc26aa5da4c17ecc52d814e878ff1/EvermotionArchmodelsvol122.part3.rar.html https://rapidgator.net/file/8cf84d3c25f5fe116126433e4a02a462/EvermotionArchmodelsvol122.part4.rar.html https://rapidgator.net/file/11ff51e69792098f2e595b68503649ba/EvermotionArchmodelsvol122.part5.rar.html
  12. littlebit

    Smile

    Very good reasons to smile! Sometimes it could be the difference between making or breaking someone's day!
  13. The "Orange Is The New Black" Season 6 Trailer Just Dropped And Litchfield Is No More THE ladies of Litchfield Prison have been sent to maximum security, where life’s tougher than ever before, the full-length trailer for OITNB shows. ORANGE Is The New Black returns to Netflix for a sixth season on Friday, July 27 — and the first extended trailer has just been released. The last season of OITNB ended with a nailbiting cliffhanger, as armed officers stormed the stronghold of several of the show’s most beloved characters following a season-long prison riot. Based on the trailer, it appears that this season they’ve all been shipped off to a maximum-security prison — one where life’s even tougher than it was at Litchfield Prison. “The ladies of Litchfield are back with iron wills and nothing to lose. In maximum security, friendships will be tested and new allegiances will be formed. Will they turn on each other or keep their bonds intact?” Netflix teased with the trailer drop.
  14. uk666

    Smile

    Smile Smiling happens without much thought. When you watch a friend do something silly or embarrassing, you smirk. When a police officer lets you off without a ticket, you grin. And when you are recognized for your top performance in academics or at work, you beam. Smiling is a very natural response that shares our happiness with others. But did you know that smiling also triggers activity in your brain? Yep, there's a serious mind-body connection there, in your left frontal cortex to be exact, which is—not surprisingly—the area of your brain that registers happiness. Your face has 44 muscles in it that allow you make more than 5,000 different types of expressions, many of which are smiles. Seven Good Reasons to Smile A Smile costs nothing, but gives much. It enriches those who receive, without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it, and none is so poor, but that he can be made rich by it. A Smile creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in business, and is the countersign of friendship. It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and it is nature’s best antidote for trouble. Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone, until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile; Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile as much as he who has no more to give. Seven Things to Smile About 1. Smiling can make you happy (even when you are not). Remember that mind-body connection we were just talking about? Well, it turns out that the simple act of smiling sends a message to your brain that you're happy. And when you're happy, your body pumps out all kinds of feel-good endorphins. This reaction has been studied since the 1980s and has been proven a number of times. In 1984, an article in the journal Science showed that when people mimic different emotional expressions, their bodies produce physiological changes that reflect the emotion, too, such as changes in heart and breathing rate. Another German study found that people felt happy just by holding a small pen clenched in their teeth, imitating a smile. Just remember that the research goes both ways. When the people in the first study frowned, they felt less happy, and in the German study, people who held a pen in their protruding lips, imitating a pout, felt unhappy. So the next time you feel sad or upset, try smiling. It just might make your body—and therefore you—feel better. 2. Smiling can make others happy. "When you're smiling', the whole world smiles with you." Ever heard that song, made famous by Louis Armstrong? Well, it is true. Research shows that smiling is contagious. Ever been around someone who just had something fantastic happen to him or her? Isn't it almost impossible not to feel good, too? Studies show that something as simple as seeing a friend smile can activate the muscles in your face to make that same expression, without you even being aware that you are doing it. Crazy, right? But remember that this, too, can be for better or for worse. You know the expression "misery loves company". Frowns act just like smiles, just with a negative reaction, so choose to smile and watch the world smile back! 3. Smiling makes you more attractive. Ever wonder why are we always asked to smile in photos? Because people usually look their best—and happiest—when smiling. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 96 percent of American adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite sex. So the next time you are about to ask someone on a date, smile. It will make them feel happier (see No. 2), and you will already be more attractive in his or her eyes! 4. Smiling can help you de-stress. The next time you are stressed about work or realize that your favourite jeans feel a little snug, do not freak out. Take a few deep breaths and smile! Smiling may help to reduce symptoms associated with anxiety. When that smile signals to your brain that you are feeling happy (even though you are not really feeling happy...yet), your body will usually slow its breathing and heart rate. Reducing stress is so important for health, too, as it can lower blood pressure, improve digestion and regulate blood sugar. Note that this works during workouts, too! If you're having a hard time getting through that last rep or getting those final 5 minutes in on the treadmill, smiling can do wonders! 5. Smiling can help you land a job. If you're about to go on a job interview, you may think that your appearance is just about wearing nice clothes. Wrong! You can't just wear that suit; you have to wear it with a smile. In a study published in the December 2009 issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, people looked at full-body photographs of 123 people they had never met. The people in the photos had one of two expressions: neutral (think your passport photo) or a smile. And guess what? When observers saw the photos of smiling people, they were more likely to think that the person in the photo was likeable, confident, conscientious and stable. Sound like traits most companies want in an employee, right? So the next time you're dressing to impress, make sure to take that beautiful, natural smile with you! 6. Smiling can lead to laughter. Have you ever laughed without smiling? It's pretty impossible to do. And it's funny how a smile here and a smile there with friends can turn into a whole fit of hysterical laughter. Numerous studies have been done on the health benefits of laughing, including how it acts like a mini workout that burns calories and works the abs. Laughter also helps blood flow, lowers blood sugar levels, reduces stress and improves sleep. It may also raise the level of infection-fighting antibodies in the body, which helps boost your immune system. So the moral of this story is smile—and laugh—often! 7. Smiling just feels good. Have you ever found that smiling just feels good? Go ahead, smile now. Doesn't it feel natural? Make you feel happy to be alive? It sure does beat the heck out of a frown. Isn't it time you turn that frown upside down? Now say "cheese!" Some of the text is based on the writings of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch.
  15. uk666

    Knitting

    Knitting A highway patrol officer pulled alongside a speeding car on the freeway. Glancing at the car, he was astounded to see that the blonde behind the wheel was knitting! Realizing that she was oblivious to his flashing lights and siren, the trooper cranked down his window, turned on his bullhorn and yelled, "PULL OVER!" "NO!" the blonde yelled back, "IT'S A SCARF!"
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