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About Us | Code.org June 14, 2015

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About Us

Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.

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HeatMapper | Free Wi-Fi coverage mapping software for homes and small offices. June 14, 2015

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Want to figure out Wi-Fi coverage at your home?

 

Think the nearby Starbucks’ Wi-Fi is interfering with your Wi-Fi?

Stop guessing. Start seeing. Download HeatMapper.

 

HeatMapper is great for homes and very small offices. For larger deployments, choose Ekahau Site Survey Wi-Fi planning and analysis tool.

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WiFi Pineapple Mark V Standard – HakShop June 12, 2015

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SIMPLE WEB INTERFACE

An intuitive web interface simplifies even the most advanced attacks. Easily visualize the WiFi landscape and execute attacks.

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5 PayPal Alternatives for Small Online Businesses June 12, 2015

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5 PayPal Alternatives for Small Online Businesses.

(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

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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

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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 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.