Author Archives: Paul

Professional software engineer; enthusiast / advanced amateur photographer; (Apple) / Mac / iOS guy; partially omniscient, witty, tech geek; hooligan; user of 'adult language'; 37?!?; rock / blues / jazz fan; skeptic; and raconteur (...and ESRI).

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How the Case for Voter Fraud Was Tested — and Utterly Failed

Jessica Huseman at ProPublica: That made the trial a telling opportunity to remove the voter fraud claims from the charged, and largely proof-free, realms of political campaigns and cable news shoutfests and examine them under the exacting strictures of the rules of evidence. That’s precisely what occurred and according to [Chief District Judge of the […]

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Nikon Releases D810 Firmware v1.14

Nikon (via email): A new firmware update is available for your Nikon D810 DSLR. You can either perform this firmware update yourself or request your local Nikon Service facility do it for you.

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Apple confirms iOS 12 will close iPhone security hole used by police and criminals

James Martin writing at CNET: Apple will make a method — often used by police — for getting data off iPhones much less powerful with a software update announced Wednesday. The change, called USB Restricted Mode, will close down access to data through a iPhone’s Lightning port if the phone hasn’t been unlocked in the […]

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Fujifilm Releases X-T2 Firmware 4.10

FujiRumors: Fujifilm just released firmware updates for Fujifilm X-H1 and Fujifilm X-T2. Both cameras get a major Kaizen update. The Fujifilm X-T2 firmware 4.10 is a revised version of firmware ver.4.00.

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Why We Need to Take Pet Loss Seriously

Guy Winch writing at Scientific American: Losing a beloved pet is often an emotionally devastating experience. Yet, as a society, we do not recognize how painful pet loss can be and how much it can impair our emotional and physical health. Symptoms of acute grief after the loss of a pet can last from one […]

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More Than Just Russia

Jeremy Scahill at The Intercept: Did Trump directly conspire with Vladimir Putin and Russia to influence the 2016 election? That is certainly possible. Will we see concrete evidence of that, especially evidence that would stand up in a court? That also is possible. […] But this much is clear: It is a major mistake to […]

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“First the monkey, now my hat—how much worse can this day get?” Source:

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Apple Is Making Password Management Easier in iOS 12

Christina Bonnington writing at Slate: Apple is making some noteworthy changes to the way its devices handle passwords, changes that should help smartphone users better manage their passwords—and perhaps use better password practices in general. In iOS 12, Apple will be giving developers access to a new Password Manager API. This API will work with […]

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