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December 7, 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
Americans weigh in on Trumps’ business dealings
A post-election poll gives Trump benefit of the doubt.
Starbucks is opening 12,000 more stores
Half here, half in China.
Chart of the day: The U.S. sells China a lot of soybeans
The governor of an ag-heavy state will be the ambassador to China under President-Elect Trump.
China welcomes Trump’s choice for U.S. ambassador
Let's get ready to rumble
The latest on Trump's administrative appointments.
Pandora Premium takes on Apple Music and Spotify
The internet radio pioneer will launch a subscription service in early 2017.
Delayed overtime rules sow uncertainty
A federal judge's injunction put the rules on hold, but some employers have raised salaries and reclassified employees to receive overtime anyway.
Video stores are back from the dead
In a world of streaming, video stores preserve films that will likely never make it online
Pfizer faces record fine in the UK over epilepsy drug
The proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger, mortgage application declines, Pfizer's U.K. fine, and the history of Pearl Harbor.
How to support yourself after the robot revolution
Tech elites are experimenting with a basic income to subsidize those left behind.
Stores offer deep online discounts – but is that sustainable?
Senate panel hearing weighs AT&T-Time Warner merger proposal
Japanese tourists seek information about their history at Pearl Harbor
The National Park Service doesn't keep records on how many Japanese tourists come to Pearl Harbor, but visitors can take guided tours, and find Japanese-language headsets and brochures.
In Oakland, people worry that good jobs are out of reach
Working-class residents aren't sharing as the tech boom spreads to Oakland.
S02-4: Watching
A small city known for its Amish population and surveillance cameras, an old lady in Northern Ireland who watches video feeds in Brazil and getting footage from the fin of a shark.
Chart of the day: American students are sliding
The latest Pisa rankings so the U.S. is below average in math.
The Secret Service is Fifth Avenue's hottest new amenity
Buy a $1.2 million condo, share the elevator with federal agents.
The legacy of early female astronomers
We explore cracks in the glass ceiling from a very long time ago.
For new Secretary of State, it’s not just politics
A look at the department's economic portfolio.
Wanted: tech exec for “conservative outreach”
Google and other tech companies are looking at how to lobby a Trump Administration.

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