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Well, this is not a video.  However, it is about photos and/or videos.  It’s about selfies.  You know, those sometimes-funny-sometimes-not pics we all take of ourselves doing inane or stupid stuff.  Like I really want to see a selfie of you in your cowboy outfit riding a dime store horse.  However, there are also the decent selfies.  Like taking a selfie of you with Jessica Alba, or getting ready to walk into someplace really special, like the White House.  Notice how I smartly left out all those selfies of 20 and 30 something young women in bathing suits or less?  See, that’s because I AM SMART!

Anyway, this article covers extreme selfies – that’s those one-in-a-lifetime shots because you may well DIE TAKING THEM! Yeah, those…just read please:

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/09/25/what-are-you-more-afraid-of-sharks-or-selfies/ 

Namaste,

Scott

 

Big Brother? Getting Closer!

I have read George Orwell’s “1984”.  While I shook my head at a lot of it, I can relate it to now.  We are in an age in which technology, wonderful as it is, can and is used against us in so many ways.

Computers are wonderful machines which can help doctors diagnose illness, help people look up nearly anything, and can connect me to all of you reading this blog.  Just realize for a moment that these words do not really exist except by very tiny dots all lining up proper through complex wiring after traveling hundreds or even thousands of miles through air and over cables.

This same computer can also catalog bombs and how they are made and help sort through populations and movements in order to help a terrorist figure out the best place to set a charge and do the most damage.

And, these are supposed to be the cheap ones!

Our phones, once home bound, now travel in our pockets and allow us to not only talk to the world, but to also take and send photographs that do not exist any more than the words on this blog which can be read on them too.

Now, that same technology can have another purpose, good or not, depending on how it is used.  Here is the technology and the good use of it.

http://www.wimp.com/nextsurveillance/

As you can see, Argos will be a great help in allowing our police force and FBI to track criminals and follow them without their knowledge.  It will also help to look at distant crime scenes or possible ones and view enough detail to,  possibly,  pick out individuals who might have or will commit(ted) these crimes.

My hope is that this will be what it will be used for.  However, when something is created for great good, it can also be used for great evil.  How far behind is the idea of tracking US citizens merely to keep track of them?  How far behind can be the thought that using this type of “watching”  would be good if some tracking were kept of everyone within the US borders?  Now, combine that with the possibilities contained in my earlier post, “Game of Drones” – https://kindredspirit23.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/game-of-drones/ and see what your mind can come up with.

Do you see this as a necessary evil for us to consider in order to out step criminals and terrorists?

Do you see it as something to not worry about at all?

What are your thoughts?

Namaste,

Scott

Spring is finally here – for Me, It has Come in like a Lion!

I saw a flower in my yard today!  So, I decided that, officially, meant spring is here.  I dutifully got my camera, went out, and captured some of the nicer things.  When I finished, I listened and heard a loud windy noise.  There is a storm brewing!  It may pass me; it has so far but for sprinkles, but I did catch several pics of that as well.

The “Lion” part for me was coming back inside.  I was boiling spaghetti to make baked spaghetti in the oven.  The spaghetti was almost done, so I turned on the oven.  With a bright light, the oven element burned out and blew my fuses for both the oven and the stove.  I finished the spaghetti in the microwave and ate it as is.  It was fine; my oven isn’t.  Making plans to use Mom and Dad’s Nu-Wave oven for now and looking at how to replace it soon.

Click on a pic to start the slideshow.  There are two slideshows.  One for the flowers and one for the storm.

Enjoy the pics!

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Namaste,

Scott

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