Book Review: The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business

 

The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business: Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen: 9780307957139: Amazon.com: Books. Avoid. I don’t know where to start with this. Ok here are a few words: tedious, obvious, wordy, simplistic, insulting, arrogant, advertisement. If you don’t mind those, please read this.

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Book Review: Quirkology: How We Discover the Big Truths in Small Things by Richard Wiseman — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists

Quirkology: How We Discover the Big Truths in Small Things by Richard Wiseman — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists. I didn’t like this book. It was boring topics, with questionable facts. I would avoid this author in the future. He was more focused on trying to convince us how brilliant he was, then exploring the topic.

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OS X Mavericks VPN connection dropping 55 minutes

OS X Mavericks VPN connection: Apple Support Communities. VPN has been unreliable on the mac sporadically for years. There are two solutions for this.

OS X Mavericks VPN connection: Apple Support Communities

1. Update your Cisco VPN software to the latest version

2. Use the following method below. Thanks cyberjunkyfreak.

I don’t believe it’s been fixed, however I was able to resolve the disconnect issue with the following workaround:

1.  Create ‘/etc/racoon/remote’ directory as root:

# mkdir /etc/racoon/remote
 

2.  Open VPN connection and then copy the VPN config file from ‘/var/run/racoon/*.conf’ to ‘/etc/racoon/remote’ directory:

# cp /var/run/racoon/1.1.1.1.conf /etc/racoon/remote/1.1.1.1.conf

 

3.  Replace all ‘lifetime time 3600 sec” lines to ‘lifetime time 12 hours” and create a *backup file:

# sed -i.bak ’s/lifetime time 3600 sec/lifetime time 12 hours/‘ /etc/racoon/remote/*.conf

4.  Add the following line ‘include “/etc/racoon/remote/*.conf” ;’ just above the last line ‘include “var/run/racoon/*.conf” ;’ in the /etc/racoon/racoon.conf file:

# vi /etc/racoon/racoon.conf

include “/etc/racoon/remote/*.conf” ;    <— add this line

include “var/run/racoon/*.conf” ;

5.  *Create a backup file:

# cp /etc/racoon/racoon.conf /etc/racoon/racoon.conf.bak

6.  Restart racoon:

# launchctl stop com.apple.racoon

# launchctl start com.apple.racoon

*The backup files are not necessary, however will help to slip them back into place if any future OS upgrade overwrites the custom racoon configuration files.

The above workaround has worked for me… hopefully it will work for you too?

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Amazon.com: Trader Joe’s Omega-3 Fatty Acids 1200mg Fish Oil, 90softgels, Odorless: Health & Personal Care

Amazon.com: Trader Joe’s Omega-3 Fatty Acids 1200mg Fish Oil, 90softgels, Odorless: Health & Personal Care. I felt sick after taking this a few times so I did some research to see if others had the same experience. At one forum someone suggested cutting the capsule open and smelling if it was rancid.

I did cut it open and it smelled bad. The date for expiration was still 2 years in the future! Avoid buying this. You can find out which Omega-3 supplement is best at The definitive fish oil buying guide. I have never had a bad experience with Nordic Naturals.

Update: I bought Nordic Naturals and no problems. I found out after some research that it is common for omega-3 fish oil supplements to oxidize in warm temperatures. It is recommended to keep any Omega3 in the fridge so that they stay cool. It was noted on the container to keep them cool, but no specific temperature range was given.

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