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​More cheap computing

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 18th, 2017

Some of you may know that I am into education. I taught for thirty years and I believe that education is the best thing that you can do for yourself. This includes those of us who grew up before computers. That is why this weeks column is about cheap computing. I did mention it in a previous column but now is your chance to get into computing on the cheap.

They call them AIO's: All-in-one PCs. They are really great when you need nothing more than a basic, snap-simple-setup PC to surf the…

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​Plenty of clouds in 2017

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 11th, 2017

I spoke in a previous column of saving your computer files to the cloud. At the time, I told you that it’s a good idea to back up your files to the cloud to provide some security in case your computer hard drive blew up.

I did not detail exactly what cloud computing is or what it can do for you if you are a more advanced computer user or perhaps a nonprofit or library. We'll talk about "cloud computing" this week. This is different from storing files in the cloud.

The term "cloud…

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North Dakota: a perfect place for white supremacists

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 11th, 2017

FARGO – He no longer resembles the American Nazi he was 10 years ago during a recruitment drive in Fargo. He’s forgotten where he last put his braunhemden, or brown shirt, his black tie, and Nazi pin. The imperious swastika armband once wrapped around his left arm has also been packed away.

“Not the best way to convert people, I believe,” Nick Chappell said. “The purpose was to grab attention, which it did.”

Once a rising star in the American Nazi party, he left the…

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​Our history is our strength

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 11th, 2017

Dr. Ashley Baggett is a professor at NDSU. She teaches history, philosophy and religious studies. She will be leading a panel discussion on the women’s movements of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s at the Radisson this coming Saturday. The panel is part of an oral history project completed last fall by the students in her Women in American History class. The students interviewed women living in the Fargo area who grew up in the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s.

Dr. Baggett was kind enough to…

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The GSA initiative: help needed!

by Faye Seidler | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 11th, 2017

The GSA Initiative is looking for teachers, counsellors, principals, parents, and/or students to be part of a project designed to research, create, and implement Gender Sexuality Alliances in schools within our state.

To refresh, a few months ago we did an article on Gender Sexuality Alliances: they are LGBTQ+-focused groups within the K-12 school setting, run either by guidance counselors or students. These groups are essential for helping to alleviate the impact of a hostile learning…

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​VIP Room: the ghost in the basement

by Seng Phengdouangdeth | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 11th, 2017

On the corner of the 600 block of Main Avenue, across the street from the historic site of the North Pacific Depot, lies a building scorned by the slights of time. The five-story building on Main Avenue houses more than just the residents of the apartments within, as it is also home to various businesses, creating a beating heart of business and commerce in a building that has long existed to thrive as such.

There are rumors that exist of another presence that lingers just beyond the…

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​Exhibit at Rourke Museum unpacks personal war stories

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 21st, 2016

photo by Ginny Pick

Project Unpack: Telling Stories, Creating Community is wrapping up its one-year program with a retrospective exhibit at the Rourke Art Museum. Project Unpack is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as a project to initiate dialogues in the Fargo-Moorhead and North Dakota communities about the legacies of American wars. It is a collaborative project between NDSU, North Dakota Veterans Affairs, and multiple community partners.

According to Dr.…

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​Let’s talk: dating someone who is transgender

by Faye Seidler | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 21st, 2016

In the last few years, dating sites like OkCupid and Tinder have included the ability to identify as transgender, presumably to better represent the reality that we live in a gender-expansive world.

These days it is self-evident that there are more relationship types than straight, white, heterosexual couples composed of masculine men who seek feminine women, and that our preferences for partners can be multifaceted and varied. So, let’s take a second to examine some concepts that…

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​Is there interest in Google?

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 21st, 2016

Last month there were 1.6 billion unique monthly visitors to the Google web site. Most of us geeks use Google many times a day. Anyone with a computer uses the site. It is the most popular site on the planet.

So what is this site all about? I can't tell you everything. My editor only gives me so much space. Here are a few things you might like:

Searching - If you need a part for your dishwasher and you have the part number, type it into the Google search bar.

Doing some research? - Collect…

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Transgender history, part 2

by Faye Seidler | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 14th, 2016

Last week, I brought up a question many individuals had asked me: why don’t insurance companies have to cover medically necessary transgender surgery? The easy answer is they don’t legally have to, but I feel it is more important to understand the history that led to this lack of coverage.

In “Transgender History Part One” I examined the origin of transgender identity and healthcare in America. The short of it is that the first widely known trans woman, Christine Jorgensen, found…

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