Aug 26 2014

Forever

  I just watched "Forever", the pilot, on Hulu Plus.  It was great.  I loved it.

Forever is an upcoming American drama television series about Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner. It is scheduled to air on ABC as part of the 2014–15 Fall television season. The network will air a sneak preview on September 22, before resuming the series in its normal Tuesday 10 p.m. timeslot on September 23, 2014…

Dr. Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd), New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He does not just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable immortality (Every time he dies, he returns to life a few hours later, emerging from a nearby body of water, completely naked and with no memory of the intervening time). This long life has given Henry remarkable observation skills which impresses his new partner, Detective Jo Martinez (Alana De La Garza). Each week, a new case and their budding friendship will reveal layers of Henry’s long and colorful past. Only his best friend and confidant, Abe (Judd Hirsch) knows Henry’s secret…"  Wikipedia

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Aug 26 2014

The United States Justice System

  I have not posted one word about the Ferguson shooting.  The entire matter just makes me so mad and so sick.  Everything about it is wrong.
  I have blogged for years about how our police are acting more like military units than police units.  I have also blogged for years about police using too much force and the wrong kind of force.
 
  I have also mentioned a few times that I wish we had the type of arrest and court system that they have in the UK.  It is my understanding that until a case goes to court almost nothing can be released. 
  That is what we need here.  If say a shooting takes place the news media should be allowed to report that a shooting took place and where it took place.  Who was shot and who the shooter was and that should be just about it.
  Now the news media here would go fucking crazy if we had  a system like that…But I think that is what we need.
  With our current system no one is safe.  The person shot does not get justice and their day in court and the shooter does not get a fair day in court.
We do not have justice.
  It is all taking place on TV and in the media. 
 
  I do not see any changes happening.  The news media would not stand for it.
  Plus we all want to know all the details.  If a school teacher has sex with a student.  We want photos, videos and ever detail.
  It looks like what we do not care about is a fair trial.

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Aug 24 2014

BBC: Our World War: 1 The First Day

I just watched 

Update  I just finished watching third episode on 8/25/2014.  All of them are excellent.  

 

Our World War-1. The First Day

Drama revealing real experiences of British soldiers in the First World War. In August 1914, the 4th Battalion The Royal Fusiliers reach the town of Mons in Belgium.

 

  It was on BBC One.  It was excellent.  Very well done production.  I think there are four episodes so far.  I think it is on BBC Three.

I recommend you watch it if you can.
Review:    The Guardian
IMDb


Here are some movies that I recommend;  “Fatso”, “My Life So Far”, “Friendly Persuasion” 1956, “Butter”, “The Little Traitor”, “Lady in the Water”, “Monsieur Lazhar”, “Secondhand Lions”, “The Hedgehog”, “Pocketful of Miracles” 1961, “Matewan”, “Leap of Faith”, “Taking Chance”, “Lucas”, “Beautiful Girls”, “The Mighty”, “My Dog Skip”, “Conrack”, “The Big Lebowski”, “The Man from Earth” and “The Outlaw Josey Wales.”  Lots of other movies but that was just a few of the movies that I love. 

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Aug 24 2014

John Mellencamp – Jack And Diane

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Aug 24 2014

When Harry Met Sally

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Aug 24 2014

Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp

220px-Meg_Ryan_at_the_2009_Tribeca_Film_Festival I love movies.  But I often do not know who stars in a movie.  I just am not a TMZ fan.
I do know who Meg Ryan is and just love her.  I love some of the movies she has made.

One of my daughters was a big fan of John Mellencamp.  She has been to many of his concerts.  One time she paid to see him and as soon as he came out on the stage she jumped up and grabbed him.  Security pulled her off state and tossed her outside.  When she got outside she found her billfold had been taken.
  I had to wire her money so she could go to his show the next day.  She listen and watched him and then just before he was done she got up on the stage and grabbed him. He danced with her on the stage!

I got so I like his music because Hilary payed his music ALL the time. When I hear his music now I always think of Hilary.  She is married and living in Sweden.

2001_original_hi_rez_320 I have seen John Mellencamp a few times. He is a big time Democrat and Liberal.  I saw him in Miami (FL).  I called Hilary from the rally to tell her.

I did not know that Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp were a couple.  I guess that is over.
See CNN story:  Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp break up

 

 

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Aug 22 2014

Beware: Chrome malicious plugins

  I  use Chrome.  I like it.  I add plugins from time to time.  I have seen some excellent ones.  But after I have installed a few sometimes Chrome starts to act strange.  I have had a bad feeling about plugins.
  I found an excellent site:  Malware Tips

  That site confirms my fears of Chrome plugins.  But I guess any plugin for Firefox or IE can and are often problems.

 
 

Hackers buy chrome plugins in order to turn them into malware.
Virus developers put their hands on legitimate and popular plugins and turn them into hacking tools, specifically because the plugins are considered legitimate, most antivirus programs do not detect their activity. So how can you identify the affected plugins and dispose them?
It is known that for quite some time malware writers are buying Chrome supplements known as plugins in order to take advantage of the automatic update capabilities integrated into the Google browser extensions feature and push updates to users that turn the plugins into malware.
There have been several cases where legitimate extension developers were surprised to get offers to sell their plugins, and were more surprised to later find out that in fact the purchasers have turned the plugins into malware. ..
So how can you get rid of such malicious plugins?
The identification of these plugins can be problematic, since they are usually not detected by antivirus software. If your chrome browser starts acting strange and displays bizarre advertisements, or Google search displays suspicious results or links that lead to unexpected places, you may also fell victim to this method.
Currently, the best way is to try and locate the suspicious plugin at Chrome Extensions page and one by one disable all plugins that can be the cause (no need to check plugins developed by Google), until the problem is gone – then deleting the last disabled plugin. At best, there will not be other actions required, but it is not impossible that a malicious plugin will find a way to leave traces on your computer even after deletion.
Unfortunately, there is no Chrome option to prevent automatic updating of plugins, and the only way to monitor the updates is to . . . install a plugin that announces when each other plugin is updated. .."

 

    I think I am going today to look at all the Chrome plugins that I have now.  I have 15 that are installed and turned on.
I think I will go in and just turn off and delete the ones that I do not feel that I can not live without.

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Aug 22 2014

What is a QR Code?

HNBQRcodeWhat is a QR code?
"A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) first designed for the automotive industry. More recently, the system has become popular outside of the industry due to its fast readability and comparatively[clarification needed] large storage capacity. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be made up of four standardized kinds ("modes") of data (numeric, alphanumeric, byte/binary, Kanji), or by supported extensions virtually any kind of data. Created by Toyota subsidiary Denso Wave in 1994 to track vehicles during the manufacturing process, the QR code is one of the most popular types of two-dimensional barcodes. It was designed to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed. The technology has seen frequent use in the United States; QR usage is growing fastest in Canada and Hong Kong."    QR Code Generator

The QR Code to the left is for Howard’s Notebookwww.hnbvideo.com

I think just about all the cell phones have the app.  On my Android cell phone the app is QR Barcode Scanner.

 

Mobile operating systems

QR codes can be used in Google’s Android, BlackBerry OS, Nokia Symbian Belle, Apple iOS devices (iPhone/iPod/iPad), Microsoft Windows Phone,Google Goggles, 3rd party barcode scanners, and the Nintendo 3DS. These devices support URL redirection, which allows QR codes to send metadata to existing applications on the device. mbarcode[18] is a QR code reader for the Maemo operating system. In Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, a QR code reader is not natively included, but many paid and free apps are available with both the ability to scan the codes and hard-link to an external URL.BlackBerry 10 devices have a native QR reader as well as several third party readers. Windows Phone 7.5 is able to scan QR codes through the Bing search app’s feature called Bing Vision.

URLs

URLs aided marketing conversion rates even in the pre-smartphone era, but during those years faced several limitations: ad viewers usually had to type the URL and often did not have a web browser in front of them when they first viewed the ad. The chances were high that they would forget to visit the site later, not bother to type a URL, or forget what URL to type. Clean URLs decreased these risks but did not eliminate them. Some of these disadvantages to URL conversion rates are fading away now that smartphones are putting web access and voice recognition in constant reach. Thus an advert viewer need only reach for his or her phone and speak the URL, at the moment of ad contact, rather than remember to type it into a PC later.

Wikipedia:  QR Code

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Aug 22 2014

I have not posted for five days

  It is rare for me to not post to Howard’s Notebook for five days.
Not sure the reason.
It might be what is going on in the world and here in the United States.
I have been going to the CNN site and checking the news each day and I have posted some long comments on the site.

I hope things get better in the world.  I fear things are not going to be better here in the United States.
I hope after the election that things may get better in DC but I don’t think things will get better.  I fear after all of these years that our system is broken.  Our found fathers did a great job but I fear the Republicans, Corporations and money have just about put an end to the dream of America.

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Aug 17 2014

Model walks through Copenhagen wearing a painted on t-shirt

 

See Daily Mail OnLine

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