Monday, June 18, 2018

The Damned by Ivo Van Hove

Just bought tickets to Ivo Van Hove's play "The Damned".


This will be the 3rd play we've seen of his and love his innovative stage and production techniques and having watched the video snippet of the european production.....dont expect anything less than another masterpiece - https://vimeo.com/275337121


For friends of ours living in New York....if you are going to be here in July 17th to 28th you should definitely get tickets that are on sale now.


http://www.armoryonpark.org/programs_events/detail/the_damned





The Damned from Park Avenue Armory on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 03, 2018

#DPSS18 - Dawn of Private Space Science Symposium

Just spent 2 very enjoyable days watching the livestream of the #DPSS18 conference.


http://www.privatespacescience.com/
The Dawn of Private Space Science Symposium is a platform to facilitate communication between the private space industry and scientists. The symposium brings together leading scientists, foundations, corporations, policy makers, and commercial spacelines under one roof to create opportunities for scientific research in space.


The stream is a bit rough eg you need to fastforward over the starts/breaks but the content/discussions are pretty good (it went for 2 days - so Saturday is video 1, Sunday is video 2)

https://livestream.com/InternetSociety3/dpss18/videos/175748661
and
https://livestream.com/InternetSociety3/dpss18/videos/175791353 

Thursday, May 31, 2018

TicketFly

Hmmm @TicketFly hacked and offline.


Was about to log in to print out some tickets for next week......should be back up by then but interesting for people who have tickets for this weekends events.


An interesting world we live in.



Tuesday, May 22, 2018

EU questioning of Mark Zuckerberg

I'm @NowWatching the European questioning of Mark Zuckerberg.

Wondering what people are thinking about these claims by the EU on how Facebook is "just wrong" and people in Europe don’t want to use it apart from lol...apart from millions of people keep signing up and using it every day.

I keep thinking.....he doesn't get paid enough.

The smartass asking 6 questions without pausing for answers/or the questions to be written down with final part 6 saying Facebook should be broken up because he wants to see a European competitor.....

My response would be GAGF.

I've never been pro Facebook.....but these questions are a witch hunt.

No wonder Europe is in such a mess.

Eg the guy who was late to the start of the meeting because of the strikes in France but now asking for $198 compensation for every facebook users data.

Or the Irish politician wants Facebook to prevent fake accounts (idiot Irish kid who posted embarrasing sex photo and killed himself).....but the other EU politicians want to ban Facebook from building shadow accounts. (Which are used to prevent fake account generation).

This is why EU is screwed up they can't agree on what they want.

Lastly....just plain ugh, this questioning format is ridiculous but well done by Mark in not getting frustrated with their incompetence.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Belinda Carlisle - Since You've Gone

Happy Friday everyone one.

Been listing to The Go-Go's and Belinda Carlisle ever since I read this post yesterday - https://www.facebook.com/OfficialGoGos/posts/1648190308552126 .

Happy Friday and enjoy the weekend everyone :)



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Twitter implements system wide censorship

Twitter implements system wide censorship.....lol let's guess what's next....pay for your account otherwise your posts won't get seen.

- http://amp.slate.com/technology/2018/05/twitter-will-start-hiding-tweets-that-detract-from-the-conversation.html

Lol stick a fork in them if this gets widespread adoption which is a shame as they were providing a nice real time counter balance to Facebook.

So lame @Jack


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Promiscuous forms of CRISPR

Nothing to see here.....move along.
https://www.statnews.com/2018/03/05/crispr-off-target-editing/


lol that there is even a term "promiscuous forms of CRISPR ".......and that this isn't freaking people out.


https://www.statnews.com/2018/03/05/crispr-off-target-editing/

Saturday, May 05, 2018

CRISPR

Watched an interesting 60 Minutes episode this week.
- https://www.cbsnews.com/video/crispr-the-gene-editing-tool-revolutionizing-biomedical-research/  


and the "deeper conversation" 60 mins overtime - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/scientists-can-use-crispr-to-edit-genes-should-they/  that they didn't cover in the basic story.


Been reading up on various sites today, interesting to see lots of issues with immunology that crispr will have - https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/crispr-humans-immune-system/549974/  


And some of the potential causes of concern eg this one https://www.nytimes.com/1999/11/28/magazine/the-biotech-death-of-jesse-gelsinger.html  


Whats really interesting is how "DNA specific" CRISPR can be....lol Kim Jong Un using a porta potty and taking his poop back home with him from the meeting doesn't seem so dumb after all anymore......


No need to use "laced toothpaste" anymore and worry someone else will use it.........just get a DNA sample, cook up some gene editing substances specific enough and ship an entire case through channels.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

How to Add IP Addresses to Exchange 2007 IP Block List

You would think this is fairly simple right.....


You want to block an IP address from sending you spam and you google to find out how and get this page as the number one result...
- https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123801(v=exchg.80).aspx



This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to add IP addresses to the IP Allow list and IP Block list for connection filtering in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. The Connection Filter agent is an anti-spam agent that is enabled on computers that have the Edge Transport server role installed.
IP Block lists and IP Allow lists are administrator-defined lists that specify IP addresses and IP address ranges that are acted on by the Connection Filter agent. The Connection Filter agent disconnects the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) session after all MAIL FROM: headers in the message are processed if the following conditions are true:
  • The Edge Transport server is connected directly to the Internet.
  • An originating IP address matches an IP address or IP address range on the IP Block list. 
What they don't explain is ....you turn IP Blocking On/Off at the "Organizational Level".... and you enter individual IP addresses on at a "Server Level".






"Organizational Level"....
Turn on here




"Server Level"....
Selecting the Internet facing connector THEN enter IP addresses you want to block on Anti-Spam tab.






Seems obvious when reading the TechNet instructions at https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123801(v=exchg.80).aspx after you've worked out "how to block spam ip addresses in Exchange 2007" but you think they could edit the article to make it a little clearer.

Hope this saves you 15 mins of digging around......

Cheers,
Dean