Daily Archives: March 29, 2016

TDS, Upfront For ONCE, Holds Alton, NH, ‘TDS TV’ Open House On April Fool’s Day.

by Anura Guruge

As some of us are PAINFULLY aware Internet service by TDS in the Alton, New Hampshire area has been a JOKE for the last year or more.

Yes, they have been promising 1 Gigabit Internet for over a year but I have yet to see it.

As far as I am concerned TDS is but a poor and very bad JOKE. I am staying with MetroCast 105 Mbps Broadband Internet service. It might be 10x times slower than 1 Gigabit BUT it is stable, up 98% of the time and the bandwidth rarely if ever fluctuates. I think we all know that that will not be the case with TDS. I would hate to rely on Internet, TV and voice on TDS.


From: http://www.tdsfiber.com/whatsnew/. Check it out. Click image to ENLARGE and have a giggle here. SMILE.

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by Anura Guruge

U.S. Presidents No Longer Staying At Waldorf Astoria Now That It Is Owned By China’s AnBANG.

by Anura Guruge

I did way back in October 2014 comment on AnBANG’s purchase of this iconic New York landmark.

It is still operated by Hilton and promoted as such BUT it is Chinese owned. And that appears to have consequences.

I heard that U.S. Presidents will no longer stay at the Waldorf Astoria because of spying concerns, on CNBC, relative to the ongoing attempts by Anbang to acquire the ‘Starwood Hotels‘. There is concern that senior U.S. officials might have to avoid these hotels too if they are acquired by the Chinese! Wow.

Click here to read “Fortune” magazine original.


Click to ENLARGE and read excerpt here. Use link above to access full original.

Click here to read New York “Daily News” original.


Click to ENLARGE and read excerpt here. Use link above to access full original.

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by Anura Guruge

That FBI, With Help From ‘Cellebrite’, Could Compromise Apple iPhone Encryption Is Bad News For The World.

by Anura Guruge

The media, alas, continues to misrepresent exactly what the issue was to begin with and how and what the FBI (and Israeli ‘Cellebrite’) did to get to the encrypted data.

They did NOT break encryption.

That is pretty hard to do.

What they did was DISABLE the ‘Wrong Password’
retry safeguards.

You have all seen it. Enter the wrong password to say an online bank or credit card account three times and you are LOCKED OUT. You have to call in and start providing valid credentials and explanations. Well what the FBI and Cellebrite did was DISABLE this wrong password retry safeguard. Then they could keep on trying MILLIONS of passwords a second until they eventually got the one that unlocked the data.


That a 3rd party was able to do this disabling is downright bloody scary.

Apple encryption bypass with Cellebrite by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE.


Click to access the Israeli ‘Cellebrite’ Website.


Very good ‘Infographics’ in “LA Times” on this issue. Click to access.


Click to access GOOD article in “ComputerWorld” on this Apple issue.

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by Anura Guruge

Nude (Nudist) Colony In Maine, in Durham — Now Defunct.

by Anura Guruge

We do have a mission here, at this blog, of trying to identify and document
all of the nude (nudist) beaches in New Hampshire and Maine.

While this, from what I can see, does not qualify as a beach,
unless it was by the river, 
and, moreover, it is now defunct
— I felt I should document it for posterity and completeness.

From the March 27, 2016, U.K. “Daily Mail”
(which I read every morning).

Click here for the original U.K. “Daily Mail” article.

Click images to ENLARGE and enjoy here.

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Durham, Maine from Google Maps — relative to Portland, Freeport, Brunswick, Bath & Lewiston. Not on the coast or by any BIG lakes. Also not that far north from Maine’s southern border. There is a LOT of Maine above this area.

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by Anura Guruge

‘6 images for the day’ — March 29, 2016.

by Anura Guruge

With my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.

Refer to this post for image resolution details.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs from the camera.

It was a dreary, dank and damp day.
So I shot these in monochrome using
built in filter.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

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by Anura Guruge