Handling multiple desktops in Windows 10

Originally posted on theramblingsofbaz:


Series of articles regarding finding your way about new Windows 10. A nice feature that comes along with Windows 10, is the ability to handle multiple desktops. This may sound a little gimmicky but, it helps avoid clutter if you’re a single monitor user (or multiple monitors for that matter!), and helps you organise your desktop to work more efficiently.

Creating a desktop.

All multiple desktop control is handled by the new task icon located on the new task bar, the “overlapping” screens icon can be found next to the new search icon (I still miss the charms)


Without any other additional desktops open clicking on the icon prompts to + Add a new desktop. Simply click on the prompt to open a new desktop, and be taken immediately to that new desktop. Each desktop has its own independent start menu feature

* It can get a little confusing…

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4 Ways to make GPS Ankle Monitors More Effective: Bill would force violent offenders to wear GPS ankle monitors – KOB.com

Originally posted on SoLoMo Consulting:

Once a violent offender serves his time in prison, they’re done. They walk out with no supervision, no GPS and no way to have their whereabouts tracked. But that may change here in our state, thanks to a woman named Alicia Phillips.

Source: www.kob.com

The potential fatal flaw, as has been identified in many case studies in recent years is that as long as the people wearing these cuffs are not monitored in real time using the software provided with them, then they still have ultimate freedom.

These systems come with tools like geofencing where areas are drawn on a map and alarms go off when people wearing bracelets enter the vicinity of that geofence. These could include a radius of the offender’s approved home and place of work, or areas that the victim might frequent. It might include a radius of schools, or known gang locations.

What we read…

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Empire Avenue Photography Contest – January 2015 #EAvPhoto #EmpireAvenue

Originally posted on Empire Avenue:

This month will be an Open Theme. It’s an anything goes theme. Please no selfies, text on photos, memes or nudes.

First, Second and Third Place winners will be by popular vote,

The Judges Choice Award will be given to the one member, either one of the placed winners or one that the Judges feel is the best

1st Place…4 million eaves
2nd Place…3 million eaves
3rd Place…2 million eaves

Judges Choice Award…5 million eaves and a 2 million eaves Invest In Me Mission


You must be a member of Empire Avenue , you can enter a maximum of 3 photos  and they must be an original work of yours.

By submitting your photos to the 2014 Empire Avenue Community Photo Contest, you agree to the following:

* The Photo Contest is run by players, for players.

* You retain copyright and remain the owner of your images…

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2014 im Rückblick

Originally posted on Frank Wilhelm Gaul's Blog:

Die WordPress.com-Statistik-Elfen haben einen Jahresbericht 2014 für dieses Blog erstellt.

Hier ist ein Auszug:

Eine Cable Car in San Francisco fasst 60 Personen. Dieses Blog wurde in 2014 etwa 640 mal besucht. Eine Cable Car würde etwa 11 Fahrten benötigen um alle Besucher dieses Blogs zu transportieren.

Klicke hier um den vollständigen Bericht zu sehen.

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Emergency Calls: Teens tracked by GPS in stolen car – Mansfield News Journal

Originally posted on SoLoMo Consulting:

Mansfield News Journal
Emergency Calls: Teens tracked by GPS in stolen car
Mansfield News Journal
Police tracked the location of the moving vehicle using a GPS device kept in the car.

Source: www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com

This wasn’t much of a story to me in that I read stories like this every day, (including the part where the thief is almost always caught with either other stolen goods or illegal drugs0 but then I remembered that I am not you and we might not take the same stories for granted.

The days when stealing a car is easy pickings are disappearing. If you have a car that is worth not losing, i.e. you value it more than the insurance money and inconvenience, put GPS in it. There are loads of low cost solutions. Some people are even just hiding old smartphones with prepay SIMs wired into the car so they are always fully…

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Burning Plastic Rose by Robert Morrison

Originally posted on Burlesque Press:

This bar’s fluorescents burn, shimmering
like the remnants of an exploded star, my slight hair slick
like oil mixed with gravel. I follow flashing blouse buttons
attached to sun-darkened skin, faux gold-plated
circles, not fastened all the way up, the shirt seemingly transitory,
inviting my wandering eyes, stiff like the beads of an abacus.

I count out my chances on my fingers, crude abacuses,
as every other person disappears, shimmering
and whited-out like a mistake. I hail the bartender for transitory
courage, as the girl flashes ivory tower teeth, a slick
way to gather my attention. I sip alcohol, plated
by its hops and barley, still not knowing which buttons

to press for bravery. My mouth closed as if by a button,
this girl becomes a mental equation no abacus
could solve, her smooth skin appears plated
on her bones, as if the sun’s shimmering
took over her shell. Standing…

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University Researchers Find Abandoned Wells Leak Substantial Quantities of GHG’s (Methane)

Originally posted on duanetilden:

After testing a sample of abandoned oil and natural gas wells in northwestern Pennsylvania, the researchers found that many of the old wells leaked substantial quantities of methane.

Source: www.princeton.edu

>” […] To conduct the research, the team placed enclosures called flux chambers over the tops of the wells. They also placed flux chambers nearby to measure the background emissions from the terrain and make sure the methane was emitted from the wells and not the surrounding area.

Although all the wells registered some level of methane, about 15 percent emitted the gas at a markedly higher level — thousands of times greater than the lower-level wells. Denise Mauzerall, a Princeton professor and a member of the research team, said a critical task is to discover the characteristics of these super-emitting wells.

Mauzerall said the relatively low number of high-emitting wells could offer a workable solution: while trying to plug every abandoned…

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