FYI December 17, 2016



1903 – The Wright brothers make the first controlled powered, heavier-than-air flight in the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.


497 BC – The first Saturnalia festival was celebrated in ancient Rome.


1790 – Discovery of the Aztec calendar stone.


1862 – American Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant issues General Order No. 11, expelling Jews from parts of Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky.


1938 – Otto Hahn discovers the nuclear fission of the heavy element uranium, the scientific and technological basis of nuclear energy.


1943 – All Chinese are again permitted to become citizens of the United States upon the repeal of the Act of 1882 and the introduction of the Magnuson Act.


Born on this date:

1797 – Joseph Henry, American physicist and engineer (d. 1878)


1900 – Mary Cartwright, English mathematician and academic (d. 1998)


1905 – Simo Häyhä, Finnish soldier and sniper (d. 2002)


1906 – Russell C. Newhouse, American pilot and engineer (d. 1998)



1913 – Burt Baskin, American businessman, co-founded Baskin-Robbins (d. 1967)





By Dr. Eric Fruits: The effect of the Portland CEO tax



Four women living alone?  How about ALONE AND AFRAID?
For many others: HOW TO BE INVISIBLE.
I just received the following email today. Permission has been received to pass it on:

“Hey Jack I just listened to a story about the latest Yahoo breech.  The story was how people not only use the same passwords for every account but also choose the same security questions on their accounts with the same answers.  This allows hackers to check all accounts once one has been cracked; i.e. General Colin Powell was easily hacked because his security question was what is your pets name?  General Powell had posted pictures of his dog and tagged the dogs pictures with the dogs name, this was the answer to his security question: what is your pets name?  The Generals accounts are all open to hacks because of the same security question and answers are used for every account.  A wise privacy person will choose different security questions and or different answers to the same security questions for each internet account.  The mothers maiden name has to be different than the true one because lists everybody’s family tree for free and it is the first thing a thief does is look up a persons mothers maiden name on ancestry.  If a person has an account at  more than one bank then each bank has to be given a different maiden name because once one is hacked then they try the same passwords and security questions at all other sites as well.  One more step in privacy.  Christopher Wheeler.
Interesting, eh?
Jack Luna