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Factory Joke Thread – August 2017

This is the official POI Factory Joke thread.

It will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.

Please read the forum rules before posting.

"POI Factory is not a forum for politically charged debate.
Let's avoid topics that already have a long list of Democrat or Republican talking points or that name specific politicians."

~Angela

Google’s new program to track shoppers sparks a federal privacy complaint

This will likely piss many off

A prominent privacy rights watchdog is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate a new Google advertising program that ties consumers’ online behavior to their purchases in brick-and-mortar stores.

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Contributors Of The Week 2017-07-24

This week we’re recognizing, Bdhsfz6!

Bdhsfz6 (Rick), has been a member of POI Factory for nine years.
This week we’re recognizing him for his recent update to his Bike Trails PA. D&L Canal Trail file.

FDA Plans to Regulate Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

The agency hopes to bring the substance down to “nonaddictive” levels, but there’s no consensus on what those are

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Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of July 31, 2017

This is the place to talk about things that are not GPS related.

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

~Angela

Microsoft Announces Windows Bounty Program

Microsoft announced a new Windows Bounty Program that will pay researchers up to $250,000 for finding and disclosing security vulnerabilities.

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2597

Why won't Map Source connect to Garmin 2597 or 55 thanks in advance.

Google's DeepMind creates an AI with 'imagination'

The AI firm is developing algorithms that simulate the human ability to construct plans

Google's DeepMind is developing an AI capable of 'imagination', enabling machines to see the consequences of their actions before they make them.

In two new research papers, the British AI firm, which was acquired by Google in 2014, describes new developments for "imagination-based planning" to AI.

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Watch a Test of Anti-Drone Weapons, From Shotguns to Superdrones

If drones could eat other drones, the SparrowHawk would sit somewhere near the top of the flying-robot foodchain.

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Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Preview Build 16251

Another week, another build for Fast ring members of the Windows Insider Program. This one's been given the oh-so-charming moniker of Windows 10 Preview Build 16251, and its standout feature is the ability to connect your phone and your PC to enable cross-device web browsing.

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

The 50+ best features in iOS 11

With new apps like Files, a desktop-like Dock and countless smaller tweaks and advances, Apple's new mobile OS offers plenty of enhancements.

Since this is a fourm about GPS's here's the section about MAPS

Mightier Maps

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To Funny: WiFi Company Buries Toilet Cleaning in Service TOS

Hoping to highlight the silliness of lengthy terms of service, one UK WiFi hotspot operator by the name of Purple recently did something amusing: it inserted a "Community Service Clause" into its terms of service requiring that users of its hotspots must perform 1,000 hours of menial labor in exchange for this connectivity.

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Kansas Database Hack Exposed 5.5 Million SSNs

You've been warned!

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Little Known Fact About This Year

Here's an interesting fact for anyone into numerology:

If you add your age to the year you were born, the total will be 2017!

You must use the age you will become this year.

This happens only once every 1000 years.

Anybody Can Fire This 'Locked' Smart Gun With $15 Worth of Magnets

Note: I'm sure this will bend someone out of shape...

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Microsoft Paint could get erased after 32 years

Say goodbye to Microsoft Paint?

The iconic Paint application has landed on Microsoft's (MSFT, Tech30) list of "deprecated" features for future software releases.

Although the tech giant said the feature is "not in active development" and could be soon removed, it's unclear whether Paint will be officially absent from its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, expected this fall.

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Contributors Of The Week 2017-07-17

This week we’re recognizing TheBeachBum and Nats50 for working together to update The Habit Burger POI file. I appreciate it when members take the time to work together to update files.

Thank you both for your contributions to our community!

~Angela

Where are the fixes to the botched Outlook security patches?

After a series of pushed-then-pulled buggy fixes to the admittedly buggy Microsoft Outlook patches on June 13, we’re still waiting for updated versions

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Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of July 24, 2017

This is the place to talk about things that are not GPS related.

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

~Angela

What to do about the 'Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PC' error

Owners of some Windows 10 laptops and tablets are crashing into a worrying roadblock when they try to install the Windows 10 Creators Update. Windows Update initially says the notebooks are compatible with the upgrade, but fails to install it after downloading the setup files, instead displaying the following message: “Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PC.

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