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​Transgender Day of Visibility

by Faye Seidler | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 20th, 2018

Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event, occurring on March 31st, that aims to raise awareness of the discrimination, violence, and harassment that transgender individuals experience. It also serves as a day for people who identify as trans to claim and give power to their identity. It is day for them to speak up and out about who they are and what they’ve faced.

Transgender Day of Visibility is important because the number of people who personally know a transgender person is…

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​I might need a service plan for my Laptop…

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 13th, 2018

I don’t think so. You might be tempted to buy a service plan—also known as an extended warranty—on your next laptop, desktop or other electronic gadget. But chances are what you spend will be money down the drain.

Retailers may push hard to get you to buy these plans because they’re cash cows for them. Stores keep 50 percent or more of what they charge for these contracts. That’s much more than they can make selling products. Decades ago when I was selling stereo equipment…

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​A Cute Little Computer Story

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 30th, 2018

I normally don’t tell stories in this column but I couldn’t resist this one. With Iran in the news, I am reminded of the destruction of the Iranian nuclear development program by a piece of software called Stuxnet. I remember back in 2011 the smartest people in the room commenting about the software and wondering what would happen if that software code were let loose on the world.

It's now widely accepted that Stuxnet was created by the intelligence agencies of the United States and…

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​A Love Letter to CoreCon

by Faye Seidler | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 23rd, 2018

Professionally people know me as a trans activist, educator, or community organizer. This is often the topic of my Trans Corner column. What they may not know is I’m an incredible geek who spends her time unwinding playing video games, reading books, watching anime, and everything else that made my teenage years a lot more fun and interesting.

While I don’t have as much time as I used to, to enjoy these forms of art, I still love to deconstruct games to discuss their mechanics and…

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​Filling a gap: A proposed science museum in FM

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 23rd, 2018

“We need a science museum in this town.”

That’s what NDSU Geosciences lecturer, Jessie Rock, and some of her colleagues and friends have been saying for years. She was quoted saying it in the Fargo Forum in April, and it was like a phrase that launched a thousand clicks. Rock received many calls and emails from people who had read the article and reached out in agreement and to request appearances at events and classrooms with her fossils. The response was enough to prompt Rock,…

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​The DCP wants YOU!

by John Showalter | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 9th, 2018

By John Showalter and Sabrina Hornung

We had a chance to chat with McKaila Ruud, the Events Coordinator for the Downtown Community Partnership (DCP) and she let us in on a few new and exciting tricks that the DCP has up their sleeves. One involves everybody’s favorite downtown event--The Street Fair. The street fair is North Dakota’s largest free outdoor event. It’s not only a celebration of downtown Fargo it showcases a host of arts, crafts, and food, and it attracts close to…

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​The Big Cloud comparison

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 9th, 2018

Small businesses all over the world are trying to figure out if they should jump to the cloud or not. Likewise, the little guys like us are trying to do the same thing. We have to do a comparison between the cloud and a microserver.

The microserver is another box for storing files locally in the small business. The big hangup is that it requires much time to repair and maintain the microserver. There is much work to be done, most of which is not necessary to explain here. Suffice it to…

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​Flatout Fargo Fun… Sisu

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 2nd, 2018

Flatout Fargo - photograph by Gary Lura

By Dan Jacobson Sr.
dandakotadan@yahoo.com

Back with more stars, faster track and event swag, year two of Flatout Fargo offers a unique motorsports experience for fans and racers. The Finnish word Sisu describes Flatout Fargo, bravery, empowerment and inner strength to take on six second laps with a full track of Sisu filled competitors. The recklessness that inspires racers to take on Flatout Fargo’s incredible odds to overcome is alive and very well inside the Schollander.

Back in…

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​The Taming of the Email

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 2nd, 2018

I get about 100 emails a day. Some of them are not my fault. Others, in a weak moment, I asked for. I spend about an hour a month unsubscribing from the ones that I don’t want or use. I have four email accounts from different email providers. All of these pieces of mail require management to keep from clicking from site to site trying to read all of them. The managers that I will speak of today gather all of your email and put it in one place.

Tip: At the bottom of all advertising…

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​Storage Wars Part 2

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 18th, 2018

Last week we talked about my lack of photographic skills and then what the heck am I going to do with all of these bad pictures that I take. Storage options for those pictures continues this week:

RAID
Another storage option is a technology commonly referred to as RAID, which stands for redundant array of independent disks. Remember that all hard drives will eventually fail.

There are various flavors of RAID, and all offer various benefits of intelligently spreading your data across…

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