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(GUIDE) iPhone 4 and 4S Running on Page Plus – MacRumors Forums May 29, 2015

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Hello Fellow MacRumors Members,

Upon my research of trying to make a jump to prepaid on my iPhone, I was really left between a rock and a hard place. I had a Verizon CDMA iPhone 4 32GB. Now as many of you know, the CDMA iPhone 4 does not have a SIM card slot. So all GSM carriers were out of the question. The phone was given to me by a friend who had upgraded to the iPhone 4S and then the 5. It really was something I was thankful to have and now I needed to find a use for it.

The Verizon family plan would not allow a smartphone (purchased either outright or at subsidized) to be put on it at the price it was currently. We would need to switch to the new Share Everything. Not really an option as it would cost more for less literally even if we all stayed with basic phones.

Upon researching the CDMA prepaid carriers I came across Virgin (Sprint network), Boost (Sprint network), TalkForGood (Verizon network), and Page Plus (Verizon Network). Both Virgin and Boost would not work where I live even if I flashed it to the Sprint baseband due to coverage issues. So it was a choice of TalkForGood or PagePlus.

(TalkForGood is a great option for those who use little to no data on their phones or use do alot of either calling OR texting. If that meets your needs check them out as they are a fantastic option and are pretty new.)

PagePlus, unlike TalkForGood, does not openly support iPhone activation. So we need to use some unofficial ways to get it activated.

Step 1: Create a Page Plus account at https://www.pagepluscellular.com/login/register/

This will give you access to the customer service online chat feature. This is necessary to get it going. Don’t worry, you do not need a phone active in order to create an account.

Step 2: Submit a request to get a new number using the standard activation page with the iPhone’s MEID where it asks for the ESN. (YOU MUST HAVE A CLEAN ESN FOR THIS TO WORK). It will of course fail and give a “DEVICE REJECTED” error code. Don’t worry this is all normal. We just want to submit the request to get our foot in the door.

Step 3: Log into your account and fire up chat. Tell them you do not know why activation failed and would like to activate your phone. Do not say it is an iPhone unless they explicitly ask. Most of the time they will have no issue getting it going.

Step 4: Provide the appropriate MEID for the ESN number, and make sure you state your zip code you want your number to be in. If you are porting a number we will get there.

Step 5: After the representative gives the A-OK to begin activation, wait roughly 15 minutes for the system to update. Then dial *22890. Make SURE voice roaming is turned on for this step. Otherwise activation may fail and you will be left with a “No Service” indicator.

Step 6: Congratulations you are now activated. If you plan on keeping the new number, go ahead and make some test calls with the $2.00 credit that is on the house. If you are porting in continue on.

Step 7: Either call Page Plus or chat them and fill out the appropriate questions for porting in a number. Most numbers take as little as three hours.

Step 8: Wait three hours after finishing the call and dial *22890 again and the “My Number” info should update to reflect your newly ported number.

Step 9: You can now either add money or switch to a No-Contract plan.

Step 10: Enjoy your iPhone bill now cheaper.

NOTES:

Before beginning make sure Voice Roaming is on.

Do not add a plan until after the number has ported if applicable.

Once the phone is in the system it should never be removed, so you do not run the risk of deactivation.

If your phone is currently active on VZW. Switch the VZW line to another phone to get the iPhone freed up

I wrote this guide as a means to help those who are looking to switch with an iPhone as I had to kind of go in the dark when it came to moving over. I hope this helps anyone interested and do not be afraid to ask any questions.

Altemose

via (GUIDE) iPhone 4 and 4S Running on Page Plus – MacRumors Forums.

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Using the Twitter Block — Help and Customer Care – Squarespace May 26, 2015

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The Twitter Block displays a feed of recent tweets and a Follow button that leads to your Twitter profile. This block is a great option for embedding tweets on your site without third-party widgets.

With the Twitter Block, you can:

Display your tweets.

Display a feed of others’ tweets by hashtag, mentions, or other terms.

Display or hide a Follow button that leads to your Twitter profile.

Display between one and twenty tweets in the feed.

Customize the profile information to display next to tweets.

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Fundamentally Atheist – The Chronicle of Higher Education May 26, 2015

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J

erry A. Coyne’s new book, Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible (Viking, 2015), is fighting words. Lamenting the “nice guy syndrome” he sees motivating many fellow scientists, refuting any form of accommodation

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Genetically Engineered “Terminator Seeds”. Death and Destruction of Agriculture | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization May 26, 2015

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This article was first published by Global Research in January 2013

The widely held belief is that genetically modified ‘terminator seeds’ are not available on the commercial market anywhere. Since 2001, there has been a de facto worldwide moratorium on the use of terminator technology (UN Convention on Biological Diversity). By definition, such seeds are genetically engineered to make them sterile and unusable for replanting, resulting in farmers having to buy new seeds from a central supplier each year.

Under Article 28 of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights  (the TRIPS Agreement), “planting, harvesting, saving, re-planting, and exchanging seeds of patented plants, or of plants containing patented cells and genes, constitutes use,” and is prohibited by the intellectual property laws of signatory states

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Mo Med – January February 2015 : CORRESPONDENCE May 26, 2015

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GMO Author Reponds to Food For Thought

Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my article. As I discussed in the article, from all of the studies conducted to look at the safety of GM crops, there is no evidence that they are any different, in terms of public or animal health, from crops developed by conventional breeding practices. I refer you to Nicolia et al. (reference 24) and the reports of the NRC and European Commission that address these claims directly for both livestock and humans. As a scientist, and as I am sure you are aware, one has to be very careful in how you interpret or act upon simple correlations and until one applies scientific rigor and methods to obtain reliable data to gain objective insight they remain hypothetical. There has been an equally strong increase in organic food sales since 1996 that tracks the increase in the production of GM crops. The independent variables that lay between any of these comparisons are numerous and would require specific studies to address any cause and effect relationships. Many such studies have been conducted by numerous agencies and researchers, as I document in my article, and there is no substantiated link between adverse health issues and GM crops. As for scientific consensus, I think I have documented that extensively in the article (for more information, see reports on GMOs by the American Medical Association, the National Academy of Science, The Royal Society of London, European Plant Science Organization, and the American Society of Plant Biologists among others). From a scientific perspective, it is difficult to comment on the 1998 lawsuit without having scientific data and information that might have factored into any deliberations that led to its dismissal.

Melvin J. Oliver, PhD Supervisory Research Geneticist, USDA Agricultural Research Service University of Missouri

via Mo Med – January February 2015 : CORRESPONDENCE.

Censored, 1999: The News that Didn’t Make the News — the Year’s Top 25 … – Peter Phillips, Project Censored (U.S.), Tom Tomorrow – Google Books May 26, 2015

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Censored, 1999: The News that Didn’t Make the News — the Year’s Top 25 … – Peter Phillips, Project Censored (U.S.), Tom Tomorrow – Google Books.

The Teminator Technology: RAFI-USA Press Release May 26, 2015

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The claimed source f the “Terminator Gene” name.

 

Rural Advancement Foundation International – RAFI

Press Release – 27 January 1999

http://www.rafi.org

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Genetic Seed Sterilization is “Holy Grail”

for Ag Biotechnology Firms

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New Patents for “Suicide Seeds” Threaten

Farmers and Food Security Warns RAFI

The Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI), a Canadian-based

rural advocacy organization, announced today that it has uncovered over

three dozen new patents describing a wide range of techniques that can be

used for the genetic sterilization of plants and seeds. “The patents reveal

that engineered seed sterility is not an isolated research agenda – it’s

the Holy Grail of the ag biotech industry,” says Pat Mooney of RAFI. The

disclosure follows on the heels of a controversial patent unveiled last

year, christened the “Terminator” by RAFI, that continues to generate

worldwide protest and debate because it renders farm-saved seed sterile –

forcing farmers to return to the commercial seed market every year. The

Terminator patent is jointly owned by the US Department of Agriculture and

a Monsanto subsidiary, Delta & Pine Land Co.

“The notorious Terminator patent is just the tip of the iceberg,” explains

RAFI’s Mooney, “Every major seed and agrochemical enterprise is developing

its own version of suicide seeds,” he adds.

“We’ve uncovered dozens of patents that disclose new and more insidious

techniques for genetic sterilization of plants and seeds – and even

animals,” says Edward Hammond of RAFI. “Novartis, AstraZeneca, and Monsanto

are among the Gene Giants who have sterile seeds in the pipeline, while

others like Pioneer Hi-Bred, Rhone Poulenc, and DuPont have technologies

that could easily be turned into Terminators.” The primary goal of several

of the the newly patented techniques is to sterilize seed so that farmers

cannot save and re-plant seed.

A number of the patents use benign-sounding technical terms such as

“controlled gene expression” linked to “inducible promoters” to describe

their sterilization techniques. Other patents describe “killer genes” that

destroy pollen, or “GRIM proteins” that do the same to invertebrates or

even mammalian cells. A patent owned by Astra/Zeneca candidly admits that

their sterilization processes “are not desirable per se.”

Sterile Seeds: Why Worry? “These technologies are extremely dangerous,”

explains RAFI’s Mooney, “because over 1.4 billion farmers – primarily poor

farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America – depend on farm-saved seed as

their primary seed source. If they can’t save seed, they can’t continue to

adapt crops to their unique farming environments, and that spells disaster

for global food security.”

via The Teminator Technology: RAFI-USA Press Release.

How to embed a Google Calendar in a responsive way? – Squarespace Answers May 26, 2015

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How to embed a Google Calendar in a responsive way? – Squarespace Answers.

How to Add a Google Calendar to a SquareSpace Website May 26, 2015

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How to Add a Google Calendar to a SquareSpace Website.

Dynamic DNS – Google Domains Help May 25, 2015

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Dynamic DNS

Dynamic DNS allows you to direct your domain or a subdomain to a resource that is behind a gateway that has a dynamically assigned IP address.

To use dynamic DNS with Google Domains you set up a Dynamic DNS synthetic record. This synthetic record:

Sets up an A record for your domain or subdomain that lets the Google name servers know to expect a dynamic IP.

Generates a username and password your host or server will use to communicate the new IP address to the Google name servers.

Once you set up the Dynamic DNS synthetic record, you must set up a client program on your host or server (the resource behind the gateway) or on the gateway itself that detects IP address changes and uses the generated username and password and communicate the new address to the Google name servers.

Note: Dynamic DNS only works with IPv4 addresses. IPv6 addresses are typically not dynamically assigned.

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