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Captain Kirk, Spock, and Uhura want you to stay off hard drugs

In 1973, the National Association Of Progressive Radio Announcers released “Get Off,” a 1973 vinyl record featuring dozens of musicians delivering anti-hard drug warnings. Along with personal warnings from Grateful Dead, Alice Cooper, the Doobie Bros., BB King, Ravi Shankar, the Staple Singers, and Frank Zappa, the crew of the starship Enterprise visits a planet ravaged by hard drugs. Just say know.

Source: https://boingboing.net/2018/03/16/captain-kirk-spock-and-uhura.html

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Big Telco hates “regulation,” but they love their billions in government handouts

When it comes to killing Net Neutrality, Big Telco’s major talking point is that “government regulation” has no place in telcoms; but the reality is that the nation’s telecommunications providers are the recipients of regulatory gifts that run to $5B/year, and are expected to do very little in return for this corporate welfare.

Source: https://boingboing.net/2018/03/16/5-gigabucks-a-year.html

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NYPD Commissioner “troubled” by news of cop arrested for running an international heroin ring

New York Police Department Officer Yessenia Jimenez was arrested by Drug Enforcement Administration agents on weapons and drug trafficking charges following a month long investigation. According to AP, Jimenez “helped her boyfriend run a heroin trafficking ring that spanned from Mexico to New York.”

NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill is so troubled by the arrest that he suspended Jimenez without pay. “Cops are charged with enforcing the law, not breaking it,” he said in a statement. “Today’s arrest — for serious allegations of trafficking heroin — are troubling.”

Did it really take this long for O’Neill to become troubled about crimes committed by his officers? Here are are a few recent stories about serious misdeeds conducted on his watch:

Source: https://boingboing.net/2018/03/15/nypd-commissioner-troubled.html

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Map of the dark web

The so-called dark web is now so big that mapping efforts are afoot. It feels a bit like the web in the 1990s! The creators explain:

The Dark Web Map is a visualization of the structure of Tor’s onion services, a.k.a. hidden services, a.k.a. the dark web. The map consist of 6,608 dark web sites crawled during January 2018. Each site is represented in the map as a screenshot, and sites with structural similarity are connected with a line. Groups of sites that are all similar to each other are arranged into clusters. You can move around the map and zoom in to areas of interest.

Source: https://boingboing.net/2018/03/15/map-of-the-dark-web.html

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Mexico relieved over steel, aluminum exemption, but still wary about NAFTA


The exemption of Mexico steel and aluminum tariffs was a lifeline for the renegotiation of NAFTA, but Mexican officials still fear issue could be used as a bargaining chip to force concessions.

Source: http://www.autonews.com/article/20180312/OEM01/180319958/mexico-tariffs-nafta-aluminum-steel-trade

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How these Microsoft tools can elevate your earning potential

When a company is considering pushing forward with a significant initiative, like a rebrand or new product launch, they’re likely to consult insights from their business data first. That’s why companies need professionals skilled with today’s data analysis tools, like Microsoft Excel and Access. The Microsoft Data Analysis Bundle can help you get up to speed with these programs, and it’s on sale in the Boing Boing Store for $29.

This 4-course collection features more than 30 hours of training in Microsoft Power BI, Excel, VBA, and Access. First, you’ll learn about Microsoft Power BI, an intuitive tool handy for working with corporate information and extracting meaningful reports. From there, you’ll leverage Microsoft Excel, VBA (Visual Basic for Applications), and Access to automate and organize raw data.

The Microsoft Data Analysis Bundle is on sale for $29 in the Boing Boing Store.

Source: https://boingboing.net/2018/03/09/how-these-microsoft-tools-can.html