Is The CIO The Next VP Of Electricity?

lightning storm A long time ago — back in the early 1900s — many companies had a Vice President of Electricity. It’s hard to imagine today, but there really was an individual whose sole responsibility was to manage a company’s electricity. You needed a team to manage switches, regulators and wiring. With time, however, electricity became a commodity. Companies didn’t have to… Read More

How do I know if I have Lyme Disease?

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Midcoast Recreation Center, 535 West Street (Rt 90), Rockport, Maine For more information: 2074466447; How do I know if I have Lyme Disease? We’ve all heard Lyme disease tests are not accurate and Lyme disease is the “Great Imitator”, …

Friends, family ‘extremely anxious’ about lost cargo ship with Mainers aboard

Three days after the cargo ship El Faro went missing off San Salvador Island in the Bahamas amid Hurricane Joaquin, life jackets, containers and an oil sheen were spotted Sunday morning by crews searching by air.

Maine Prep Offers SAT Classes in its New Six-Room Office Complex in So. Portland Starting November 1 

Maine Prep’s SAT prep classes for South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, and Scarborough area high school students will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Sunday and Wednesday, November 1 through December 2, in its beautiful new six-room office suite at 778 Main Street, So. Portland. The eight-session course, designed to …

Sleater-Kinney talks fury and friendship at New Yorker Festival



Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss laughed off the idea of Sleater-Kinney being the best rock band in the world at The New Yorker festival on Saturday, but to many — including most occupants of the room — it’s true. And the band kind of knows it, too

“When we’re on stage playing, I feel like we’re the best band in the world,” Weiss told New Yorker writer Dana Goodyear, who was moderating the panel. It helps when your bandmates are your favorite musicians.

“The beautiful parts were edged in disgrace and disgust, it bordered right on ugly the whole time,” Brownstein writes of the first time she heard Tucker’s voice in Hunger Made Me a Modern Girl, which is dedicated to Tucker and Weiss Read more…

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Transform yourself into a superhero for Halloween, starting with your feet




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Finally, you have the proper footwear for saving the city.

Finding a Halloween costume, or better yet, a good cosplay for Comic-Con, can be both time-consuming and cash-consuming. Luckily, all it takes for a fine pair of footwear for your custom superhero costume is a role of tape (and maybe a friend).

Using colorful duct tape, some plain, flat shoes and a pair of stockings or socks that you don’t mind ruining, you’re just a few steps away from looking like a real hero.

Pro tip: Even though we demonstrated this tutorial using a on a female model, men can easily customize this for themselves with any pair of plain flat shoes that fit their feet. Don’t worry; they’ll be perfectly wearable after Halloween (or the convention) is over. Read more…

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UCC survivor says shooter spared a ‘lucky one’ to send a message



ROSEBURG, Oregon — The gunman who opened fire at an Oregon college killed some of his victims after telling them to crawl across the classroom floor and shot one after saying he would spare her if she begged for her life, according to relatives of students in the classroom.

However, Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer spared a student and gave the “lucky one” something to deliver to authorities, according to the mother of a student who witnessed Thursday’s rampage.

Authorities have not disclosed whether they have an envelope or package from Harper-Mercer, who Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said Saturday killed himself as officers arrived. But a law enforcement official said a manifesto of several pages had been recovered. Read more…

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Justice Department questions Penobscot Nation grant spending

An audit by the agency’s Office of the Inspector General of four federal grants awarded to the Penobscot Indian Nation that total nearly $1.19 million identified hundreds of thousands of dollars in questionable spending.

Ask Slashdot: Best Country For Secure Online Hosting?

An anonymous reader writes: I’ve recently discovered that my hosting company is sending all login credentials unencrypted, prompting me to change providers. Additionally, I’m finally being forced to put some of my personal media library (songs, photos, etc.) on-line for ready access (though for my personal consumption only) from multiple devices and locations… But I simply can’t bring myself to trust any cloud-service provider. So while it’s been partially asked before, it hasn’t yet been answered: Which country has the best on-line personal privacy laws that would made it patently illegal for any actor, state, or otherwise, to access my information? And does anyone have a recommendation on which provider(s) are the best hosts for (legal) on-line storage there?

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