Check if your e-mail address is on the list of “hacked” Google accounts

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http://moldvan.com/check-google.php Recently there has been some worry about Google accounts being hacked and passwords stolen and so on. Even though Google said less than 2% of the list (which I’ve obtained) are active accounts, some people I know had their e-mail address in the list. I downloaded the list of e-mail addresses and put together […]

Need a little technobabble in your day? Watch the retroencabulator video.

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For my engineering friends, when someone asks you a technical question and you don’t really want to answer them, start quoting from the below video.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turboencabulator Transcript Here at Rockwell Automation‘s world headquarters, research has been proceeding to develop a line of automation products that establishes new standards for quality, technological leadership, and operating excellence. With customer success as our […]

Recording phone calls in Michigan – legal without consent if you are a participant in the conversation

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Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. Long story short, “…a participant in a private conversation may record it without “eavesdropping” because the conversation is not the “discourse of others”, meaning that in Michigan (a “one party consent” state) you do not need all parties consent to record a conversation. From […]

Hiring companies: if you want it written in X, ask for it to be written in X

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I recently took an online AbillityScreen through TrueAbility for a remote position, and one of the tasks was to program some generic automation scripts to do various file operations and so on. In the description, it stated to complete the task in whatever language you wanted as long as it worked.  I set about doing […]