Monthly Archives: December 2020

Explaining the difference between a virus variant, strain and mutation

A medical worker wearing protective gear enters the treatment hall of a temporary hospital for coronavirus patients in the Krylatskoye Ice Palace in Moscow, Russia, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP) “… all currently known variants of COVID-19 belong to the SARS-CoV-2 … Continue reading

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‘Matter of great concern’: Scientists find microplastics in human placenta for 1st time

http://globalnews.ca/news/7537031/microplastics-human-placenta-fetus-study/ Related ‘Cyborg babies’ Scientists find microplastics in mothers womb for first time

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How Leonora Carrington Feminized Surrealism | The New Yorker

Carrington and Max Ernst. She rejected male Surrealists’ views of women. Photograph by Lee Miller / © Lee Miller Archives, England 2020. All Rights Reserved. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/12/28/how-leonora-carrington-feminized-surrealism

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SolarWinds: What We Know About Russia’s Latest Alleged Hack Of U.S. Government : NPR

The Pentagon is one of several government entities that have been part of a hack that hinged on a vulnerability in SolarWinds’ Orion network monitoring products. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Imag “It’s as if you wake up one … Continue reading

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NHL teams in new divisions with realignment for 2020-21 season

https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-teams-in-new-divisions-for-2020-21-season/c-319844882

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US cyber-attack: Around 50 firms ‘genuinely impacted’ by massive breach – BBC News

Hackers accessed major organisations by compromising software developed by Texas IT firm SolarWinds https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55386947

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Public, Private and Secure DNS

image: kinsta.com Published Mar 25 2020, Updated Dec 19 2020 The domain name system (DNS) connects or resolves URL / Link names to IP addresses, i.e. With DNS, it’s possible to type words instead of a string of numbers into … Continue reading

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Inspiration, Love, Life, Travel and more

Forks in the road – Some pages from my journal

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Duplicate Text Messages When Using RCS or VoLTE – workaround

Some Android mobile devices are experiencing an intermittent issue with sending duplicate text/SMS or chat/RCS messages with at least some mobile wireless providers.  Here is more information and a workaround for some devices. Some examples were a Samsung Android device … Continue reading

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‘Deeply damaging and dangerous:’ List of victims of the Russian-linked SolarWinds hack keeps widening | Financial Post

The hackers using a backdoor in widely used SolarWinds software hacked at least three state governments, the U.S. nuclear weapons agency and Microsoft among others. PHOTO BY FRED TANNEAU/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES PHOTO BY FRED TANNEAU/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES — … Continue reading

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