Archive | April 16, 2018

THE SPHINX—–COLLECTING PERSONAL DATA

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Bon Appetite

https://gizmodo.com/e-coli-outbreak-in-11-states-now-linked-to-chopped-rom-1825250469

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2018/04/14/200-million-eggs-recalled-over-salmonella-fears/518245002

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The Editor:   What is this about, LL ?

Secret Cat:  It’s about personal information taken from everyone who uses a keystroke or phone.  Here is ole Mark Zuckerberg.

http://www.businessinsider.com/mark-zuckerberg-will-not-be-under-oath-during-senate-hearing-2018-4?r=UK&IR=T

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/facebook-data-scandal-trump-election-obama-2012/

Your government stores everything electronic written/spoken at this location.

https://nsa.gov1.info/utah-data-center/

Here is another beehive.

http://kfoxtv.com/news/local/million-killer-bees-threatening-neighborhood-in-far-east-el-paso

http://cbs4local.com/news/local/swarm-of-killer-bees-taking-over-lower-valley-home-owner-cant-afford-removal

Here is data taken while you drive.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/motoring/hitech/drivers-using-mobile-phones-could-be-fined-without-even-knowing-theyve-been-caught/news-story/ecb141e8552b39560f7f395802e447d7

The Editor:  Do you trust anyone, Secret Cat ?

SC:   I only trust people that I know personally.   Everyone else is under suspicion.

Why are letters called Uppercase and Lowercase?

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Answer: Shelving

Although the origins of many words are rather odd and esoteric in nature, the origins of the words “uppercase” and “lowercase” to refer to capitalized and uncapitalized letters is quite straightforward.

Back when every bit of printed material had to be handset by a printer or their assistants, the letters were arranged by frequency of use. The infrequently used capital letters went in the “uppercase”, a slanted shelf above the main work area. The frequently used uncapitalized letters went in the “lowercase”, a more accessible shelf closer to the workstation.

“I know this never kept you awake at night, but I am here to deliver worthless knowledge. So feel free to file this away in your worthless knowledge folder.”

-Sheila-