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September 29, 2016

Welcome to the Portal Pages

Welcome to my portal pages.  A full description of the capabilities of the 'ReadyPortal' software can be found at RedDog Software.  I hope you enjoy the discussions, polls and other functions.  If you have any things you would like to see implemented here let me know


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FBI wants legislative fix on device encryption -FCW

What are these morons thinking? They could possibly make it illegal for Manufacturers to make phones with strong encryption for sale in the US. That would result in the ability for the Government and Law enforcement to spy on US Citizens leaving them still unable to to see data from foreigners and offshore terrorists. Get [...]

Review: The iPhone 5S really is the best iPhone yet - Computerworld

Review: The iPhone 5S really is the best iPhone yet - Computerworld With cutting-edge architecture, a better camera and a motion coprocessor, the 5S offers a lot of hardware for the money

Homeland Security: Hackers Love Android

The Department of Homeland Security is warning that Google’s Android OS is a major target for hackers and represents the single largest target for security issues having 79% of the malware for mobile platforms targeting Android. By contrast Apple’s IOS has only 0.7% of the malware focused on trying to exploit that much more [...]

Obama WhiteHouse Dinners $5000/Person!

Wow, $5000 a plate dinners hosted by the Obama’s on the Taxpayers dime. This is exponentially more than any other President in History. Perhaps this explains the need for tax increases Obama is pitching for.

In any case, clearly Barrack and Michelle are NOT one of us.  Dig in Mr. President the taxpayers are [...]

Obamas Failed Wealth Redistribution Goals

A Recent Letter to the Editor of the Daytona Beach News Journal. (Oct 4th)

Wealth redistribution a failure Barack Obama is the self-proclaimed middle-class advocate and defender.

Yet on Obama’s watch, for the first time since the Franklin Delano Roosevelt presidency: 1) the middle class has shrunk, 2) the median income of the middle class has decreased and [...]

Microsoft Unveils Logo For Windows 8

Microsoft has unveiled the logo for the next version of Windows. Consistent with prior versions of their Operating System and other products; the software giant has spent more time ruminating about the pointless than the important. I find it fascinating that they would pre-announce the logo along with a stream of drivel seeking [...]

Apple unveils Mountain Lion OS X Preview

Apple unveils Mountain Lion Preview: iOS-ification of OS X continues with Messages, AirPlay Mirroring, Notification Center, Game Center, Twitter and more | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence

The Macintosh platform continues to evolve in ways that make it easier to work across multiple devices (iPhone, iPad, Mac) and serves as a guidepost for Microsoft to develop versions [...]

10 Incredible Stats From Apple Q1 Earnings

Ever wonder why everyone seems to have an iPhone and an iPad?

10 Incredible Stats From Apple’s Q1 Earnings

Why Android updates are a mess: its the business model | ZDNet

Ever wonder why the most tech saavy of your collegues use an iPhone or chose the iPad over 10 to 1 over the abundance of Android based tablets available today? It’s because despite the fact they are technically capable of getting applications (as opposed to malware) from the Google Market and the fact they [...]

Dubious about investing in Facebook? You are not alone.

Having worked at Netscape in the Internet bubble, I have a natural pessimism when it comes to Internet pure play stock valuations. Duff McDonald at Fortune Magazine also shares my perspective and has a pretty good writeup on his reasons the discussed valuations of Facebook are interesting but probably not realistic.


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Marketplace Report - APM

Browse the latest stories from and all of our Marketplace radio programs
OPEC agrees to agree on oil limits, but outlook still shaky
We might have to say goodbye to cheaper gas.
Insurance industry sees drones taking claims work to new heights
Instead of climbing ladders to check for roof damage, or walking through a disaster area, insurance adjusters may be able to deploy drones.
FCC set to rule on cable 'set-top boxes'
The FCC vote could pave the way for app-based streaming of all cable programming.
Will Costco lose its valuable members to Amazon Prime?
Costco's membership fees are a big part of its business.
Anita Sarkeesian on 'Ordinary Women'
The critic Anita Sarkeesian has a new web series that will look at the contributions women have made throughout history.
California treasury severs ties to Wells Fargo for a year
Yet more fallout from the bank's fake accounts scandal.
Who failed at overseeing Wells Fargo?
The board, for starters. And regulators could have stepped up too.
AB InBev and SABMiller combine into one mega-brewery
The $100 billion merger will create the world's largest beer company.
How to solve a plane crash
Christine Negroni's new book, "The Crash Detectives" details how investigations work and what they find.
No government rescue for Germany's Deutsche Bank
A drop in the price of U.S. groceries, a Whole Foods opening in a Chicago food desert, news that Wells Fargo's CEO is forfeiting $41 million, and Germany's decision not to bailout Deutsche Bank.
Tech Intervention: driverless chairs
Do we really need to be buzzed around on chairs?
Coming soon: cap-and-trade carbon plan for airlines
The agreement to limit carbon emissions by jetplanes will apply to international flights.
Wells Fargo to claw back $41 million over false account scandal
The bank's executive heads are going to the House on Thursday for another grilling.
Food prices are insanely cheap right now
Grocery prices are on track for the longest stretch of falling prices in 50 years.
Whole Foods opens a store in Chicago 'food desert'
But how will residents in a place with 21 percent unemployment afford to shop here?
How 'free' changes college
For more than a century, New York's Cooper Union charged no tuition.
Racial bias in preschool
A new study shows teachers watch and discipline black and white kids differently.
How one business brought back manufacturing jobs
Despite the political rhetoric, U.S. manufacturing is not in crisis.
Ticker, ticker, on the wall...
Markets as electoral crystal balls: They can be surprisingly accurate.
Millennials like city homes but not the high prices
Rising city home prices rises force some younger people to the suburbs.

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