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“Imagine yourself sitting at a computer, about to visit a website. You open a Web browser, type in a URL, and hit Enter. The URL is, in effect, a request, and this request goes out in search of its destination server. Somewhere in the midst of its travels, however, before your request gets to that server, it will have to pass through TURBULENCE, one of the NSA’s most powerful weapons.

 

Specifically, your request passes through a few black servers stacked on top of one another, together about the size of a four-shelf bookcase. These are installed in special rooms at major private telecommunications buildings throughout allied countries, as well as in US embassies and on US military bases, and contain two critical tools. The first, TURMOIL, handles “passive collection,” making a copy of the data coming through. The second, TURBINE, is in charge of “active collection”—that is, actively tampering with the users.

 

You can think of TURMOIL as a guard positioned at an invisible firewall through which Internet traffic must pass. Seeing your request, it checks its metadata for selectors, or criteria, that mark it as deserving of more scrutiny. Those selectors can be whatever the NSA chooses, whatever the NSA finds suspicious: a particular email address, credit card, or phone number; the geographic origin or destination of your Internet activity; or just certain keywords such as “anonymous Internet proxy” or “protest.”

 

If TURMOIL flags your traffic as suspicious, it tips it over to TURBINE, which diverts your request to the NSA’s servers. There, algorithms decide which of the agency’s exploits—malware programs—to use against you. This choice is based on the type of website you’re trying to visit as much as on your computer’s software and Internet connection. These chosen exploits are sent back to TURBINE (by programs of the QUANTUM suite, if you’re wondering), which injects them into the traffic channel and delivers them to you along with whatever website you requested. The end result: you get all the content you want, along with all the surveillance you don’t, and it all happens in less than 686 milliseconds. Completely unbeknownst to you.

 

Once the exploits are on your computer, the NSA can access not just your metadata, but your data as well. Your entire digital life now belongs to them.”

 

I don`t want to live in a world where everything that i say, everything i do, everyone i talk to, every expression of creativity or love or friendship is recorded.

 

"The reason you`re reading this book is that i did a dangerous thing for a man in my position: I decided to tell the truth."

 

― Edward Snowden, Permanent Record

“It's true connection has a cost...The messy infrastructure can barely keep pace with the demands of the implants place on it. Not to mention security risks., malware, and emotional bleed - the kind that incapacitates or breeds paranoia instead of bringing people together.

Drawbacks we blindly put up with in our search for efficency and escape.”

― Lauren C. Teffeau

Hear the Haunting Memories

 

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After recovering from the flu my laptop was taken over by gremlins, and they managed to stop me from working on it, so after consuling my doctor it was discovered it had developed a serious virus, The doctor prescribed malware tablets, which didn't work, I thought it had alzheimer's because it didn't

understand anything I said.

After a full blood transfusion and bed rest, my poor

little laptop has started to respond to my commands

again, so bear with me it's still not a 100% yet

Here's to the strongest fighter.

Here's to the last survivor.

There's only one crown.

It's got my name on it.

There's only one last standing.

Got my eyes on the ending.

There's only one crown.

It's got my name on it.

 

» hair little bones d427.

» glasses contraption dthick lens.

» top villena tank crop top.

» shorts villena split denim shorts.

» jumper cynful snuggle cardigan.

 

Surprisingly spring is still here...;) It doesn't always last that long in my part of Texas.

Speaking about Texas weather, it was looking like it might rain at the Sandcastle festival this coming weekend, but now it looks like it's going to be sunny. So, lots of lotion.

I pulled out my old laptop to update everything for the trip and my malware scanner told me it found 5 questionable items. Of course I said delete them. When the system tried to do a restart, it couldn't. I had to do a factory reboot..What I thought might take a half hour has now turned into a much longer project. I'm just happy I'm doing all this at home and on my WiFi

I'm going to be a gate keeper the first day, the second day I'm a photographer and the third day I'm working the grille..lol..They have never tasted my food..:)

Allow me to play a bit with this particular sunset. I did take a ton of photos on this particular evening because of the way things played out with this sunset. I arrived at the park early and knew that there was some potential remaining in the large thunderstorm that was losing it’s punch off in the western sky. I had to wait, but I also saw a large number of lower clouds coming from behind me rapidly and I knew that they had the potential for blocking the sun and keeping the supercell for lighting up properly. It was quite an interesting evening and offered up a tremendous amount of color and the beauty would last long after the sun dipped below the horizon. I hope I’m not boring everyone.

 

I would do another video, but I lost my old Movie Maker program during the refresh on my computer and am not sure it there is another one available that works as well as the old. There are a lot of versions of the old version floating around on the web, but people had better be careful trying to download the old version. I had a malware and ransomware attack when I attempted to download it twice off the web. Great that my Zone Alarm was up to the task and quarantined both versions before anything malicious happened. It’s a jungle out there.

 

Photo once again taken in my field of dreams at El. Franco Lee Park.

  

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Along US 87

Hill County, Montana

 

This is one of several photos taken in the open spaces of Hill County, Montana, not long after crossing back into the United States after visiting family in Saskatchewan. The clouds, the vast open spaces, the old railroad tracks vanishing into the distance, and the empty highway to the right of the tracks came together in a scene of beauty and loneliness.

 

I've been off Flickr for a few days again, as I stayed off the computer until I could get it checked out after a scare about possible viruses/malware. It's been checked and found to be clean, so I'll be trying to catch up.

 

Press "L" for larger image, on black

A while back I uploaded the Cypher Knights

 

www.flickr.com/photos/strawdog316/36804267334/in/dateposted/

 

Now come the Horrors of the Dark Web.

 

Haxxor - a skilled security expert and fighter only the fearsome and quite deranged only Firewall can keep him at bay.

 

Arak-net is the true evil that binds the Dark Web, both wicked and ruthless Arak-net seeks to destroy what remains of humanity.

 

Trojan- The Trojan is a mistress of both magic and code, with her form totally reprogrammable she can appear onllne as whatever avatar she decides is best to lure in her prey.

 

Worm - The worm is a filthy creature capable of burrowing through flesh and code a like. With an insatiable appetite for malice the worm must be avoided at all costs.

   

Taken with a cheap $100 action camera while out exploring. The underwater dive housing degraded the image a tiny bit, but overall I'm happy with the results. It's fun using a camera that is effectively disposable compared to my main Sony a6300 camera kit. It also fits in spaces where larger cameras can't.

 

Also, if anyone is interested in some lighthearted comedy, I built a website where I am hosting my new book for anyone to read for free. No ads or malware, just free for the sake of being nice. The book is about sponge monsters that grow in size as they absorb liquids. It's like the goofy chaos of Gremlins crossed with the absurdity of the Stay Puft marshmallow man.

 

water-monsters.com

 

Thanks for looking, and take care.

 

-Johan

 

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This is one far better when Viewed Large on Black

 

I sure got lucky with my brightest meteor caught this year going right through the North Star/Polaris (at the middle of all the circles). There are at least 4 clear Perseids in this image, but I saw many more when the shots where being taken.

 

Notes: 232 30 second exposures were stacked with 1 dark frame. I did clone out one annoying plane traversing the scene (painful).

 

Update: For stacking, those of you commenting that your computer wouldn't handle having that many images open, not to worry. For this I used the free Startrails Application that will open them one at a time and blend and then move on to the next. You can also point it to any dark frames you took to assist with noise reduction. Or, if you prefer to fully work in PS you can use the free star trails action (some folks report this second link makes their anti-virus software act up, but I know of no issues with any malware for this site and have used the action many times with no problems).

This morning, 3 October 2018, I woke up to blue sky and glorious sunshine - and a temperature of -6C and many inches of snow! Calgary was hit with a huge snowfall yesterday, which continued overnight. It caused chaos in the city and endless accidents. Fortunately, I only had to drive close to home - for an appointment to get my snow tires put on, ha.

 

"Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 8:30 AM -The snow is gradually easing across Alberta, but Tuesday's significant and record breaking WALLOP has certainly left its mark on the region. Calgary ground to a halt after nearly 40 cm of snow hammered the city, prompting appeals to neighbouring cities -- and as far away as Edmonton -- for additional snow removal equipment. This unusually cold pattern however, is set to last through the first half of October, meaning these massive mounds of snow aren't likely to go anywhere .... Police say there were over 250 collisions reported in the city of Calgary alone between 11 pm on Monday and 3:30 pm on Tuesday. " From the Weather Network.

 

This photo is from 25 September 2018, when the weather forecast finally looked a little more promising. We have had so many gloomy, rainy days and when I woke up that morning and saw that the sun was shining, I knew I had better get out to the mountains before the fall colours disappeared. It was almost 11:00 am before I left home, so I was limited time-wise, but still managed to get to my destination. I had taken my computer to be fixed the previous day, to clear a virus and malware after being hacked, so I had more time to get out with my camera.

 

I thought this might just be my last chance to see fall colours and, if I was lucky, a little Pika. Luck was on my side and I saw both. How lucky we are to live so close to such magnificent scenery!

A corporate executive, flanked by malware security and bankrolled police officers, is extracted to a safe room through the lightrail station.

 

Just some cyberpunk stuff here, wall decoration is cut from a lego instruction manual (does that make it less offensive to purists or more?) Excuse the shitty picture, who knows why it came out worse than usual. Joint upload with my boy toby! Check out his superior figs here: www.flickr.com/photos/73042395@N07/31142783472/in/datepos...

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Image courtesy of KoolKat

This is a stack of two of the sharpest images. I used my Nikon 500mm f/4.0P lens with my D3x, mounted like this photo-

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I tried using just the naked eyeball looking through my View Finder, then again using a Nikon DR-5 Right Angle Magnifier-

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I set Color temperature at 5,260°Kelvin.

 

I noted the angle of elevation of my Manfrotto's geared head was 30°

 

The slightest touch with my index finger and thumb would cause the extreme magnification of the Moon to vibrate, making focusing a challenge. "Breathe, hold, micro-adjustments" I would tell myself.. The renderings made with Live View at maximum magnigication were terrible. Well, maybe not to some who regularly view my wrok, but to my trained and critical eye, they were not as sharp as I was trying for.

 

The next challenge was to select the sharpest and most detailed image(s), when viewed at 100-300% on my monitor.

 

In the Astronauts own words from Apollo 11:

 

General Surface Characteristics

 

Color

 

"The general color of the surface as viewed close at hand is comparable to that we observed from orbit at the same Sun elevation of about 10°. Actually, the surface is pretty much without color other than shades of gray. Along the zero phase angle line (down Sun), the color is a light, chalky gray with a tan shade. As one looks toward 90° to the sunline, the color becomes a darker ashen gray with no apparent tan shades. At all phase angles, the surfaces of rock frag-ments appear to be a lighter gray than their immediate surroundings; however, where such fragments are freshly broken, the broken sur-faces are very dark gray, much like country basalt. Small gradations in color resulting from very small topographical changes were visible. Upon looking closely at the surface material (particularly the fine soil) during our excursion, we observed a charcoal-gray to gray-cocoa color, similar to that of a graded lead pencil."

 

_ _ _

 

But then, there are these NASA photos that show color, not shades of gray-

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secure.i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01471/rock_14...

 

So, I am going with my gut feeling that the Moon does not actually look white, neutral gray, nor is it made of cheese.

 

_ _ _

 

Was this description of the Moon's surface color localized in the Sea of Tranquility or the entire surface of the Moon?

 

The photos of Lunar samples I have seen do not look like shades of gray.

 

How does one rationalize this? Maybe the Gold Coating on the Astronauts' helmet visor cause a misperception of color. I do not know.

 

To me, it makes sense that if the Moon was blasted from the Earth, after a collision with another body, 4.51 billion years ago, then it should be composed of the same matter. The incessant bombardment of meteorites and cosmic radiation would alter the surface and its color, but not entirely.

 

Well, been super busy, for months, so this was really all I have time for. Not helped by some wanker from www.essayyoda website hacking into my photography website to intersperse their website, a sample essay PDF, and malware. I had to spend from March 10 to 14th identifying malware files, removing them, restoring my website, updating, backing everything up one it was perfect. Why someone would do that is beyond me. What did that person gain? Anyway, it all takes time away rom thing I need to do or rather do. Regardless how robust you think your computer/website secuity is . . . there is always some bored little shit out there, some where in the world having fun at your expense. My website Host advised I would need to hire a "Developer" to make all repairs. Fuck 'em! I am smart enough for an old guy to do it myself. And, I did.

 

My advice:

•Don't sweat it. No need to know computer code.

•First thing to do is Change Your Password to something "Strong" and randomly generated.

•Disable Plug-ins.

•If you know you have a 100% clean Backup, restore it.

•If not, find the corrupted files, delete them, restore core files, admin files, and content, then do another malware scan.

•Best to update to the latest files.

•Once your have restored everything and your website is working fine, do an immediate backup.

•In the future, when the bored bastards are at play, simply change your password and restore from the Backup.

 

A gentle reminder about copyright and intellectual property-

Ⓒ Cassidy Photography (All images in this Flickr portfolio)

 

cassidyphotography.net

Near The Gulf Of Mexico

Naples, Florida

USA

 

Click on Image to Enlarge.

 

The snowy egret (Egretta thula) is a small white heron. It is the American counterpart to the very similar Old World little egret, which has established a foothold in the Bahamas. At one time, the beautiful plumes of the snowy egret were in great demand by market hunters as decorations for women's hats. This reduced the population of the species to dangerously low levels. Now protected in the United States by law, under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, this bird's population has rebounded.

  

Yesterday, I discovered Malware on my computer and called a company I use called Geeks on Site. They took control of my computer and cleaned it up and removed all malware, Adware, and Viruses. It took them over 6 hours to fix everything and they also managed to speed up my computer.

 

Just having been downloaded by piggybacking on an unverified program, this complex piece of malware must first find and copy uninfected files to mask itself from antivirus scans before it begins to wreak havoc.

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A bit of techno-abstract I made quite a while ago and haven't uploaded until now.

The scenery is done very similarly to that of my latest spaceship. (Which I'm STILL getting mileage out of!)

Enjoy! :)

 

2016 was the year of colossal cyberhacks. It was revealed that cyberdata from corporations, consumer credit and debit cards used at certain large retail chains, a billion individual Internet accounts, government departments and private national election committee information were stolen by private and state actors.

 

In retailing, 2016 was largely a transition year in which consumer credit cards were upgraded from magnetic strips to the more secure EMV chips. It took cyberbreaches of millions of consumers among retail chains in the couple of years before to create the change to the new cards. Many retailers and merchants still do not have EMV readers.

 

Are we ready for the next technology revolution that is happening right now -- the Internet of Things in which everything is cyberlinked?

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Comrades in light, this has been a long time coming.

  

“Absent Friends” is a 130-page, large-format, Illustrated book. At its heart are 117 previously unpublished “found photographs” from my collection. These unique images depict photographers and their cameras from around 1890 to 1970 and are comprehensively annotated. The captions discuss equipment, context and many other issues. There are pictures from five continents and numerous countries. Some are of the greatest historical, psychological and artistic interest.

  

I believe this collection will be enjoyed by all those intrigued by photographic history and the experience of photography. It was always my intention to make the book freely available and at the end of this post you will find a link to download a copy. The file is clean of malware and viruses, although its size means that it cannot be scanned by google drive during download. The nervous can safely read on-line. But I recommend courage - and browsing rather than reading straight through :) As a replica of the printed version, there are several blank pages towards the beginning. These are not a mistake :)

  

All I would ask is that anyone with any thoughts on “Absent Friends” comments below - further developments continue and need feedback!:) . I will not be available for a good few days, but In a subsequent post will talk about this project and how it came about :)

 

You can download a free copy here.

  

Happy New Year, dear friends :)

  

Ian :)

 

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I wish I was dashing about like this Common Green Darner, but instead I have been trying to install my programs on my new computer.

 

Luckily I made a restore point early on because I messed everything up royally. I had adware and malware with something I downloaded. I couldn't install Photoshop - I couldn't activate it. I removed it and reinstalled it several times and spent many hours chatting with the nice Adobe folks. Nothing worked.

 

My Firefox browser had me view a security certificate each time I opened a page. Plus I had annoying pop-ups everywhere.

 

So I started over. Deleted everything I could from each folder, uninstalled, and went back to a restore point.

 

Finally I got everything back in order

 

The good news is I could sync my add-ons in Firefox and load my Award Counter settings from the cloud. I should be good to go now. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

 

Common Green Darner

Anax junius

 

Member of the Nature’s Spirit

Good Stewards of Nature

 

© 2014 Patricia Ware -All Rights Reserved

 

Thank you again to Dave Johnson, birding4ever, for the correct ID.

This is how I felt when my laptop succumbed to malware-itis - thanks, Karl Striker.

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My computer got hit with malware yesterday. The hard drive needs to be scrubbed and all the programs reinstalled. (Hey, is there a way to do that with an aging human body, lol?) So I won't be able to use it for a few days. Thank God I had everything backed up. Was able to post this from another computer. Where there's a will there's a way. :-)

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in mellow light with bokeh, taken with Leica M10 Summilux 50mm

Kami akan siapkan teknisi untuk datang ke lokasi anda, jadi anda tidak perlu pusing apabila mempunyai masalah dengan komputer; Komputer lambat, komputer hang, komputer restart, komputer blue screen, komputer blank, komputer nyala tapi tidak nampil, jaringan internet error, tidak bisa koneksi jaringan, wifi bermasalah, tidak bisa share data, tidak bisa membackup outlook, tidak bisa terima dan kirim email dan masih banyak lagi. Segera hubungi kami untuk perbaikan dan solusi komputer anda.

 

Keuntungan lainnya adalah hemat waktu, tenaga, dan biaya karena tidak keluar rumah atau kantor. Disamping biaya kami yang sangat terjangkau dan jaminan garansi service.

 

Adapun masalah-masalah yang sering anda hadapi dikantor atau rumah:

Service Komputer dan Notebook di Tempat :

1 Komputer dan Laptop sering error

2 Komputer dan Laptop sering hang

3 Komputer dan Laptop mati total

4 Komputer dan Laptop tidak bisa masuk windows

5 Komputer dan Laptop terinfeksi virus/ Malware

6 Komputer dan Laptop blue screen

7 Komputer dan Laptop tidak bisa nampil ke LCD

8 Komputer dan Laptop sering restart sendiri

 

Kami mengerjakan Panggilan kerumah dan kantor :

1. Instal Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

2. Instal Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Office 2013

3. Instal Aplikasi standard (Perkantoran)

4. Instal Aplikasi Design Grafis (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Freehand, Autocad,3DMax)

5. Pembersihan Virus dan Update Antivirus

6. Pemasangan Jaringan LAN & Wifi Baru, Setting dan Troubleshooting Network

7. Sharing Data, Sharing Printer Jaringan LAN dan Wifi

8. Unlock Password/ Menghapus Password Login Windows

9. Service rutin berkala (Maintenance Contract)

10. Pasang Jaringan Warnet dan Setting Billing Warnet

11. Perbaikan jaringan lama dan penambahan jaringan baru

12. Service Komputer dan Laptop emergency call

13. Backup Data dan Recovery Data

14. Backup Email & Setting Outlook

 

Indonesia Berkah Teknologi

021-2295-2350 / 0822-1118-1115

Taman Surya v Jl. Bougenvile Blok MM1 No. 8,

Pegadungan Kalideres Jakarta Barat 11830

 

harga instal ulang laptop, jasa install windows. jasa instal ulang laptop jakarta selatan, jasa instal ulang laptop panggilan, jasa service laptop panggilan, jasa install ulang pc

 

Kami akan siapkan teknisi untuk datang ke lokasi anda, jadi anda tidak perlu pusing apabila mempunyai masalah dengan komputer; Komputer lambat, komputer hang, komputer restart, komputer blue screen, komputer blank, komputer nyala tapi tidak nampil, jaringan internet error, tidak bisa koneksi jaringan, wifi bermasalah, tidak bisa share data, tidak bisa membackup outlook, tidak bisa terima dan kirim email dan masih banyak lagi. Segera hubungi kami untuk perbaikan dan solusi komputer anda.

 

Keuntungan lainnya adalah hemat waktu, tenaga, dan biaya karena tidak keluar rumah atau kantor. Disamping biaya kami yang sangat terjangkau dan jaminan garansi service.

 

Adapun masalah-masalah yang sering anda hadapi dikantor atau rumah:

Service Komputer dan Notebook di Tempat :

1 Komputer dan Laptop sering error

2 Komputer dan Laptop sering hang

3 Komputer dan Laptop mati total

4 Komputer dan Laptop tidak bisa masuk windows

5 Komputer dan Laptop terinfeksi virus/ Malware

6 Komputer dan Laptop blue screen

7 Komputer dan Laptop tidak bisa nampil ke LCD

8 Komputer dan Laptop sering restart sendiri

 

Kami mengerjakan Panggilan kerumah dan kantor :

1. Instal Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

2. Instal Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Office 2013

3. Instal Aplikasi standard (Perkantoran)

4. Instal Aplikasi Design Grafis (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Freehand, Autocad,3DMax)

5. Pembersihan Virus dan Update Antivirus

6. Pemasangan Jaringan LAN & Wifi Baru, Setting dan Troubleshooting Network

7. Sharing Data, Sharing Printer Jaringan LAN dan Wifi

8. Unlock Password/ Menghapus Password Login Windows

9. Service rutin berkala (Maintenance Contract)

10. Pasang Jaringan Warnet dan Setting Billing Warnet

11. Perbaikan jaringan lama dan penambahan jaringan baru

12. Service Komputer dan Laptop emergency call

13. Backup Data dan Recovery Data

14. Backup Email & Setting Outlook

 

Indonesia Berkah Teknologi

021-2295-2350 / 0822-1118-1115

Taman Surya v Jl. Bougenvile Blok MM1 No. 8,

Pegadungan Kalideres Jakarta Barat 11830

 

I'm pretty close to finishing my first Grid Wars entry (just waiting on a Bricklink order). Have been feeling around with a Tron W-Wing in the meantime; this one's interesting but it feels a little too Wipeout 2097. Worth posting anyway.

 

How to convert Star Wars nomenclature to Tron terminology? The Rebels are the new OS? Or maybe the Republic was the original OS and the Empire is malware or something (the Rebels are anti-virus). Does someone who actually knows about computers (not me) have any suggestions?

 

The Rogue One mission was a total trojan horse job.

Firing proton torpedoes down the Death Star I's exhaust port was an exploit?

Today, 1 October 2018, we are under a Special Weather Statement. A heavy snowfall is likely for parts of western Alberta this week. This morning, it is -2C (windchill -6C) with freezing drizzle in the morning with a few flurries this afternoon. I think the normal temperature for 1 October is around 15C, so we are well below average. Snow tonight, which means I am getting my snow tires put on (tomorrow) one day too late.

 

"The start of October will look more like the middle of winter across much of southern Alberta this week, as cold air and snow feature prominently in the forecast. After what have already been record-breaking amounts so far this year, more snowfall is on the way for parts of the Prairies, as Arctic air pours down from the north and Pacific moisture creeps over the Rockies. We're looking at the risk for some significant totals this week." From the Weather Network.

 

This photo is from 25 September 2018, when the weather forecast finally looked a little more promising. We have had so many gloomy, rainy days and when I woke up that morning and saw that the sun was shining, I knew I had better get out to the mountains before the fall colours disappeared. It was almost 11:00 am before I left home, so I was limited time-wise, but still managed to get to my destination. I had taken my computer to be fixed the previous day, to clear a virus and malware after being hacked, so I had more time to get out with my camera.

 

Yesterday, 29 September 2018, I collected my fixed computer after having a virus and malware installed on it when my computer was hacked more than a week ago. I have all sorts of photos to go through and edit from the past week.

 

This photo is from 25 September, when the weather forecast finally looked a little more promising. We have had so many gloomy, rainy days and when I woke up that morning and saw that the sun was shining, I knew I had better get out to the mountains before the fall colours disappeared. It was almost 11:00 am before I left home, so I was limited time-wise, but still managed to get to my destination. This Raven was one of several along a gravel back road.

 

I have a very early start to today, and will be away from my computer till early this evening. Forecast is for snow : (

someone spying on my phone

HAPPY snowy CANADIAN THANKSGIVING!

 

After a couple of fairly sunny days, we are back to another snowfall this morning, 8 October 2018. Our first major snowstorm blew in at the beginning of October and now here comes the second one. I wonder if we will end up getting fall or if we are more or less going straight from summer to winter. Our temperature this morning is -2C (windchill -8C) - the norm is around 15C and we have been way below average for weeks now. Not to mention all the rain we have had.

 

This photo is from 25 September 2018, when the weather forecast finally looked a little more promising. We have had so many gloomy, rainy days and when I woke up that morning and saw that the sun was shining, I knew I had better get out to the mountains before the fall colours disappeared. It was almost 11:00 am before I left home, so I was limited time-wise, but still managed to get to my destination. I had taken my computer to be fixed the previous day, to clear a virus and malware after being hacked, so I had more time to get out with my camera.

 

I thought this might just be my last chance to see fall colours and, if I was lucky, a little Pika. Luck was on my side and I saw both. Getting photos of the little Pika required an awful lot of patience : ) A few days later, our first snowstorm arrived, bringing as much as 60 cm of snow to Kananaskis and about 38 cm to our city. How lucky we are to live so close to such magnificent scenery!

Just after looking at a video review of a Christmas gift item, this popped up.

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My computer was dying before my eyes, auto-running this fake virus scanner while deleting task-bar items . Anti-virus and Task Manager would not run (and many others).

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Steps taken: turn off modem > Ctl-Alt-Del {not-working} > take this picture with pocket camera> turn off computer > search internet using another computer, got close fit description in "Spyware Protection" virus > did not download or run the touted programs > boot computer in safe mode (F8) > System Restore to Dec 15 > {worked} > run the now working AVG, removed several malwares associated with DEFENDER.EXE

.... Documents and Settings_All Users\Application Data\defender..

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IMG_0103S-insert SpyWare Protection - STOP do not pass GO .jpg .. (top insert added)

Encrypted lake.

 

You can read the lake if you pay ransom.

 

Currency: faves and comments.

 

;-)

 

I'VE BEEN SCAMMED!!! My son informed me that the whole computer VIRUS thing was a SCAM! My Bank said the first step is to phone the company and cancel the 5-year Protection I paid for and to ask for a refund, which I have just done. Doubt that will happen. Also have to now take my computer in to be cleaned of all the malware, etc. they have installed on my hard drive. What a PAIN! I'm always very careful of scams, but I sure fell for this one.

 

A very early start for me today, (despite the forecast for rain all day) as I need to get away from my computer after yesterday's stress, thanks to a Virus that shut down my computer. It took me three hours to deal with it, while a technician went through my whole computer remotely, deleting every virus that has accumulated. I was told that I phoned them just in time, as I was not far away from losing everything on my computer. I always have Norton installed on my computer, but apparently the last three months I have not had Network Security working on my computer. Can you believe I had 5,614 viruses and if I had reached 6,000, everything on my computer would have been lost? Yikes! Funny, as the last few days, I have been backing up my photos to external hard drives and a flash drive. A very costly morning, but now my computer is fine and I have a five-year Security. Before all this, I was on Facebook and had clicked on a video link from a friend's Facebook page. Suddenly, my whole screen was filled with the Virus alert, which gave me a phone number to call. I don't know if that link was the actual cause of all this problem, or if it was 'the last straw'. Thankful for the clear help from the technician! Much appreciated.

 

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This particular young American Kestrel resides at the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre in Coaldale, southern Alberta. This is a wonderful place that rehabilitates and releases (whenever possible) various birds of prey - hawks, owls, Bald Eagles, Turkey Vultures,and Golden Eagles. Some of these birds act as Wildlife Ambassadors, too, including educating the public away from the Centre. Sometimes, a bird is used as a foster parent, too. I didn't see a Turkey Vulture or a Golden Eagle this time. This Kestrel was inside the Gift Store/entrance building, so I wasn't sure if any of my photos would come out (as I didn't want to use flash).

 

My actual destination on 21 August 2018 was the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre. I know some people feel that photographing birds that are not out in the wild is cheating. I kind of agree, though I think it's fine as long as someone says where it was taken.

 

On the spur of the moment the previous night, I decided that I might just try and get up early the next morning and go for a drive. The smoke from the British Columbia wildfires hasn't been hanging around the last few days, so I knew I really should make the most of a clear day.

 

It turned out to be such a great day, with some much-appreciated sightings. I must have spent about 8 or 9 hours driving and almost every inch of my body ached like crazy. Now, each summer, I try and do two or three longer (for me) drives, making sure I don't lose confidence to get there. I left home at 9:00 am, just a bit later than I had hoped. Arrived back home somewhere around 8:30 pm.

 

Weather-wise, it was around 24C, so not too hot. Unfortunately, I discovered that it was still smokey from the British Columbia wildfires, making distant hills barely visible and deleting mountains from view, but it didn't have too much effect on closer photography.

 

It was a good day for Hawks, seeing three on the way south and a few on the way home. I almost missed two of the hawks, as the hay bale was way out in a large field. At first, I thought there were three hawks together, but when I stopped to take a few photos, I realized that there were only two - one looked almost like two hawks close together, but then I saw that it had its wings mantled. I guess it wanted to make sure that the second hawk behind it couldn't steal any of the food from it.

 

A lone Common Nighthawk also helped make my day. For several years, I had longed to see one of these unusual birds and, finally last year (2017), I managed to find four of them. That time was almost two months earlier than my recent find, so I wasn't expecting to see any in late August. I would still love to find one lying on a wooden railing rather than a metal railing. Last year, I got a photo of one on a fence post, but the angle was not the greatest. These birds are 9½ inches from the tip of bill to the tip of tail.

 

A Horned Lark, a Vesper Sparrow, a Mourning Dove, and a Western Meadowlark gave me the chance for a photo or two and, to my delight, a hawk I spotted way in the distance did turn out to be a Ferruginous Hawk. A happy sighting, as they tend to be few and far between.

I'VE BEEN SCAMMED!!! My son informed me that the whole computer VIRUS thing that I mentioned the other day was a SCAM! My Bank said the first step is to phone the company and cancel the 5-year Protection I paid for and to ask for a refund, which I have just done. Doubt that will happen. Also have to now take my computer in to be cleaned of all the malware, etc. they have installed on my hard drive. What a PAIN! I'm always very careful of scams, but I sure fell for this one.

 

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"The American Avocet takes elegance to a new level. This long-legged wader glides through shallow waters swishing its slender, upturned bill from side to side to catch aquatic invertebrates. It dons a sophisticated look for summer with a black-and-white body and a rusty head and neck. During the winter the head and neck turn a grayish white, but the bird loses none of its elegance as it forages along coastal waters or rests while standing on one leg." From AllAboutBirds.

 

www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Avocet/overview

 

Our weather forecast for this morning gives a temperature of -2C (windchill -4C). We are under a Freezing Drizzle Advisory, too. Whatever happened to sunshine and warmth? Recently, we have been having rainy, dreary (and the day before yesterday, very foggy!) weather. A decision needed to be made - to go or not go on a birding day trip east of the city. Usually, people don't have to register for most outings, but the trip on 20 September 2018 was different, thanks to a change in how outings will be run in the future. I had registered, which helped push me out of the door on a day with a forecast for rain all day. So glad I did go, though, as once the dense fog eventually pretty much lifted half way through the day, the sun came out and it was beautiful.

 

Our route took us to places such as (very foggy) Weed Lake and, much further east, Marsland Basin. I love our trips in this direction from the city, even more so because I very rarely do the drive myself.

 

As for birds, 56 species were spotted, most at extremely far distances. As usually happens, I only saw some of them, but was happy with the ones I did see. Not much chance to take photos of birds, but as usual, my camera lens turned to everything else around me - scenery, wildflowers, insects, old barns and sheds, and a few beautifully delicate spider webs covered in dew, rain or fog drops. I loved finding these! I wish I knew what kind of spiders create the much more random webs - different from the full-circle ones I normally come across. I can only imagine what these webs might have looked like in sunshine, instead of heavy fog. Still, I'm happy that a few photos are fit to post, to remind me of nature's beauty this day.

 

After our first stop, we decided to have an early coffee break, in hopes that the fog would improve. Eventually, it did, slightly. Fog is definitely not what one wants on a birding trip! I think we had seven stops in total, including one at Marsland Basin, our most distant destination. Such a great place to visit and enjoy. While everyone else was peering through their binoculars at the distant wetland, I was wandering through the trees and grounds surrounding Lynn and Sue's home, catching a Sunflower shot here and a donkey shot there, and so on. One of my favourite places. Sorry we missed you, Lynn!

 

Many thanks as always, Andrew, for yet another very enjoyable trip. Thanks, too, for everyone combining to create the list of total species. So many great pairs of eyes. It felt so good to be away from my computer for hours, too, especially after getting a Virus the previous day and coming very close to losing everything on my computer!

I'VE BEEN SCAMMED and my computer HACKED!!! My son informed me that the whole computer VIRUS thing I mentioned the other day was a SCAM! My Bank said the first step is to phone the company and cancel the 5-year Protection I paid for and to ask for a refund, which I have just done. Doubt that will happen. Also have to now take my computer in to be cleaned of all the malware, etc. they have installed on my hard drive. What a PAIN! I'm always very careful of scams and hoaxes, but I sure fell for this one.

 

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Our weather forecast for this morning gives a temperature of -2C (windchill -4C). We are under a Freezing Drizzle Advisory, too. Whatever happened to sunshine and warmth? Recently, we have been having rainy, dreary (and the day before yesterday, very foggy!) weather. A decision needed to be made - to go or not go on a birding day trip east of the city. Usually, people don't have to register for most outings, but the trip on 20 September 2018 was different, thanks to a change in how outings will be run in the future. I had registered, which helped push me out of the door on a day with a forecast for rain all day. So glad I did go, though, as once the dense fog eventually pretty much lifted half way through the day, the sun came out and it was beautiful.

 

Our route took us to places such as (very foggy) Weed Lake and, much further east, Marsland Basin. I love our trips in this direction from the city, even more so because I very rarely do the drive myself. At the location where I took the photo above, there were so many Blackbirds - Yellow-headed, Red-winged, Brewer's, plus a few Grackles mixed in with them.

 

As for birds, 56 species were spotted, most at extremely far distances. As usually happens, I only saw some of them, but was happy with the ones I did see. Not much chance to take photos of birds, but as usual, my camera lens turned to everything else around me - scenery, wildflowers, insects, old barns and sheds, and a few beautifully delicate spider webs covered in dew, rain or fog drops. I loved finding these! I wish I knew what kind of spiders create the much more random webs - different from the full-circle ones I normally come across. I can only imagine what these webs might have looked like in sunshine, instead of heavy fog. Still, I'm happy that a few photos are fit to post, to remind me of nature's beauty this day.

 

After our first stop, we decided to have an early coffee break, in hopes that the fog would improve. Eventually, it did, slightly. Fog is definitely not what one wants on a birding trip! I think we had seven stops in total, including one at Marsland Basin, our most distant destination. Such a great place to visit and enjoy. While everyone else was peering through their binoculars at the distant wetland, I was wandering through the trees and grounds surrounding Lynn and Sue's home, catching a Sunflower shot here and a donkey shot there, and so on. One of my favourite places. Sorry we missed you, Lynn!

 

Many thanks as always, Andrew, for yet another very enjoyable trip. Thanks, too, for everyone combining to create the list of total species. So many great pairs of eyes. It felt so good to be away from my computer for hours, too, especially after getting a Virus the previous day and coming very close to losing everything on my computer! Then, what happens this morning, after my computer was fixed remotely by a technician? I go to Facebook to wish my grandson a Happy Birthday, and I get the Blue Screen of Death!!! Wish I could say I love computers - but definitely not the last three days!

Yesterday and today ..I have began a new here..I just cut back to 22 groups from over almost 1700..wow it feels good ... no great ..it feels great ..while doing this small thing I came across over 60 .... yes 60 malware problems check your groups for malware people ..nasty little bugs ....those took hours to fix.........

 

I'VE BEEN SCAMMED!!! My son informed me that the whole computer VIRUS thing that I mentioned the other day was a SCAM! My Bank said the first step is to phone the company and cancel the 5-year Protection I paid for and to ask for a refund, which I have just done. Doubt that will happen. Also have to now take my computer in to be cleaned of all the malware, etc. they have installed on my hard drive. What a PAIN! I'm always very careful of scams, but I sure fell for this one.

 

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Our weather forecast for this morning gives a temperature of -2C (windchill -4C). We are under a Freezing Drizzle Advisory, too. Whatever happened to sunshine and warmth? Recently, we have been having rainy, dreary (and the day before yesterday, very foggy!) weather. A decision needed to be made - to go or not go on a birding day trip east of the city. Usually, people don't have to register for most outings, but the trip on 20 September 2018 was different, thanks to a change in how outings will be run in the future. I had registered, which helped push me out of the door on a day with a forecast for rain all day. So glad I did go, though, as once the dense fog eventually pretty much lifted half way through the day, the sun came out and it was beautiful.

 

Our route took us to places such as (very foggy) Weed Lake and, much further east, Marsland Basin. I love our trips in this direction from the city, even more so because I very rarely do the drive myself.

 

As for birds, 56 species were spotted, most at extremely far distances. As usually happens, I only saw some of them, but was happy with the ones I did see. Not much chance to take photos of birds, but as usual, my camera lens turned to everything else around me - scenery, wildflowers, insects, old barns and sheds, and a few beautifully delicate spider webs covered in dew, rain or fog drops. I loved finding these! I wish I knew what kind of spiders create the much more random webs - different from the full-circle ones I normally come across. I can only imagine what these webs might have looked like in sunshine, instead of heavy fog. Still, I'm happy that a few photos are fit to post, to remind me of nature's beauty this day.

 

After our first stop, we decided to have an early coffee break, in hopes that the fog would improve. Eventually, it did, slightly. Fog is definitely not what one wants on a birding trip! I think we had seven stops in total, including one at Marsland Basin, our most distant destination. Such a great place to visit and enjoy. While everyone else was peering through their binoculars at the distant wetland, I was wandering through the trees and grounds surrounding Lynn and Sue's home, catching a Sunflower shot here and a donkey shot there, and so on. One of my favourite places. Sorry we missed you, Lynn!

 

Many thanks as always, Andrew, for yet another very enjoyable trip. Thanks, too, for everyone combining to create the list of total species. So many great pairs of eyes. It felt so good to be away from my computer for hours, too, especially after getting a Virus the previous day and coming very close to losing everything on my computer!

How you are exploited and how the advertisers are fooled.

 

Read this:

 

www.lemondeinformatique.fr/actualites/lire-la-france-cont...

 

blog.fox-it.com/2014/01/03/malicious-advertisements-serve...

 

www.lefigaro.fr/secteur/high-tech/2014/01/06/01007-201401...

 

hitmanpro.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/malware-served-via-yah...

 

Yahoo is becoming the most rotten of websites

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If the New Photo Experience is implemented whitout option , I will decide to boycott , and also appeal all my friends and family to boycott all brands / products that display advertisements on Yahoo

  

Please join the new protest day against the Beta Layout " I love Flickr " on January 5 ; 2014 ( Sunday )

You can see all details here www.flickr.com/photos/110293295@N04/11451922214/

 

The new planned changes are even worse and worse

Don't give up

Your participation is needed and please circulate it around your friends

Please Sign the petition

petitions.moveon.org/sign/change-flickr-back?source=s.em....

 

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SVP Joignez vous à la nouvelle journée de protestation contre la Beta page " I love Flickr " le 5 Janvier 2014 ( Dimanche )

Vous pouvez voir tous les détails ici www.flickr.com/photos/110293295@N04/11451922214/

(traduction française ici = www.flickr.com/groups/art_project/discuss/72157638974058603/ )

 

Les nouveaux changements prévus sont encore de pire en pire

N'abandonnez pas

On a besoin de votre participation et SVP faites circuler autour de vous

SVP Signez la pétition

petitions.moveon.org/sign/change-flickr-back?source=s.em....

 

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La nouvelle présentation envisagée va détruire Flickr sous sa forme actuelle, pour en faire un simple "réseau social" à la va-vite, déshumanisé et éphémère qui ne correspondra plus en rien à un site dédié aux amoureux de la photo.

 

Vous pouvez vous faire une idée de ce qui nous attend si nous ne réagissons pas en cliquant sur ces deux liens:

 

www.flickr.com/photos/110293295@N04/11461406746/in/photos...

 

www.flickr.com/photos/110293295@N04/11461406716/in/photos...

 

TÉLECHARGEZ cette image et PUBLIEZ-LA le 5 janvier sur votre page et dans les groupes auxquels vous participez, à l'exclusion de toute autre.

 

Diffusez-la à vos amis, et n'hésitez pas à copier purement et simplement ce commentaire si le cœur vous en dit !

 

Si vous aimez "gazouiller" vous allez sur Twitter

Si vous voulez savoir ce que font vos "amis" vous allez sur Facebook,

Si vous voulez "gougueliser" vous allez sur Google+

 

Si vous aimez la photo vous êtes CHEZ VOUS sur Flickr !

 

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You can read this ......my first screams of warning ( on October 25 2013 )

www.flickr.com/groups/art_project/discuss/72157636926949963/

 

and here whatI I wrotre for the Black Day , on December 6 2013

www.flickr.com/photos/fifichat/11210141286/in/photostream/

  

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busy year so far, unfortunately not busy shooting. I recently found out from a potential client my website seemed to have been infected with a malware. So I spent the last couple of weeks rebuilding. I can now finally get back in the swing of shooting....

  

check it out, there are a couple of images I haven't posted on here....hope everyone's year started of great...

  

Website

Facebook

A lot of people seemed to like this shot so I thought I'd post it! This photo, and the other three I posted this chilly evening, are just a taste of all the abstract work I have done!

 

I've been out of action; our computer got infected with malware and had to be cleaned. But I'm back and better than ever!

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