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June 2015, Page 2

Wild Friday: Zuckerberg’s Plan For World Domination In Trouble

Facebook’s top snoop and social engineer Mark Zuckerberg said, “We have a historic opportunity ahead of us to improve the lives of billions of people. It’s just the right thing to do.”

Internet.org is essentially a mobile application that provides free access to a handful of other applications, platforms and websites, including Facebook, Wikipedia and the BBC.… Read the rest

Thirsty Thursday: Daniel’s Husband

So many of my gay friends think “why bother?” now that society encourages us to shack up legally like the rest of our herd. Maybe that is not such a bad idea, after all, warns the “incomparable and prolific” playwright Michael McKeever in his tear-jerker Daniel’s Husband, now playing at Empire Stage as Island City Stage’s season finale.… Read the rest

Worldwide Wednesday: Dancing on the Battlefield

Mary Allan shares another overseas adventure:

As I travel, I begin to realize how large our planet is, the endless countries with towns and cities…the diversity of each city and country’s language and dialects and, in many cases, occupation by another country. … Read the rest

Techie Tuesday: Encrypt Your Laptop Like You Mean It

Nobody knows how serious personal computing security is better than the folks at the Intercept, who broke the story about Edward Snowden and continue with revelations based on the information he provided.  The Intercept has recently published an article on the top tips for encyrpting your laptop.… Read the rest

Soapbox Saturday: Will Truvada Keep You From Catching HIV?

Famous gay porn director Chichi Larue says “I’m learning so much here it’s crazy! I thought I was gonna come here knowing everything, but I’m learning” because times have seriously changed since AIDS first emerged.   Are you ready to hear explicit talk about gay sex and Truvada, the anti-reteroviral drug that may prevent you from contracting HIV if exposed to the virus?  … Read the rest

Thirsty Thursday: Me & Puccini, Live at the Palladium!

OK. Maybe I’m only an extra.  And maybe there are a few others involved too, like Maestro Mark Sfortzini and the ever “kind, gentle” director Marc Asafan – not to mention the glass-shattering eponymous Canadian soprano Susan Tsagkaris or Casey Finnigan AKA the Unknown Prince.  … Read the rest

Worldwide Wednesday: An American in 1970s Hornsea

Today Mary Allan shares her memories of moving to England. 

In the 1970’s my nine-year old son and I  and moved from the States to England with my new husband who worked there.  I sent my furniture earlier by sea, and we flew to London. … Read the rest

Mother Earth Monday: Encourage Native Florida Bees

Bee colonies are still struggling, but did you know that there are hundreds of native bee species in Florida?  The European honey bee is an import, but native bees are also pollinators.   Native bees are mostly solitary, living in a narrow nest either below ground or in wood cavities near the ground, and most of them don’t make any honey.… Read the rest