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Never Give Up. Failure can lead to Success. Insights by J.K. Rowling

Posted by Vincent Banial

J.K. Rowling speaks about hitting Rock Bottom,
yet not giving up.

She speaks about the benefits of failure.

Failure can lead to Success.

Never Give Up.

Video is courtesy of the AMICUS ROWLING YouTube channel

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Verizon Hum Rider

Posted by Vincent Banial

Verizon sells a product which they call the Verizon Hum. It provides features like Vehicle Diagnostics, Maintenance Reminders, a Mechanics Hotline, Pinpoint Roadside Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Assistance. Emergency Assistance, Vehicle Location, and Speed Alerts.

To help bring Verizon Hum to everyone’s attention, Verizon has also created a promotional vehicle which they call the Verizon Hum Rider.

Video is courtesy of the Hum Rider YouTube channel

The Verizon Hum is a useful additional for one’s car. The Verizon Hum Rider would be the daily Commuter’s Dream Come True.

IMHO this promotion machine shows the concept as being viable. This would be a great modification to add to EMS vehicles and Ambulances. Police cars with this type of mod could get to highway accident scenes.

If it works for a car, then add this mod to a Fire Truck. It would allow the Fire Truck to get to the scene of a major car crash, that had traffic backed up for miles.

Click on the following Link to visit the PC Magazin website to read their review of the Verizon Hum.

Click on the following link to visit the Wired website to read their review of the Verizon Hum.

Dim Dim Bubble Bowl for your beloved Cat by Yan Law

Posted by Vincent Banial

The Dim Dim Bubble Bowl is a fully transparent swing,
where your beloved cat can rest and play in.
Created by Yan Law

Video is courtesy of the OLEEE YouTube channel

Click on this line to visit Jan Law’s Kickstarter page for the Dim DimBubble Bowl

The standard Plexiglass Bubble Bowl is 14 inches in Diameter. For larger breeds, there is an extra large Bubble Bowl measuring 23 inches in diameter.

Google Data Center tour

Posted by Vincent Banial

I have often stated that Google is your friend.

Lets visit a Google Data Center.

This is where the awesome Google Search  Engine does it’s magic.

 Video is courtesy of the G Suite YouTube channel

Ok, lets visit another Google Data Center.

Video is courtesy of the Google Cloud YouTube channel.

50% to 60% Market Correction was discussed by John Hussman who had called the Tech Crash of 2000. Watch your Sell Stops.

Posted by: Vincent Banial

Heads Up.
Watch your Sell Stops.

Talk about a 50% to 60% (or more)
Stock Market Correction (CRASH).

Back in Jan 2017 the Huffington Post ran an article in which Robert Shiller discussed the similarity between President Trump and past U.S. President Calvin Coolidge. After President Coolidge left the Oval Office, the1929 Market Crash happened.

Fortune has now posted an article about John Hussman which was titled: “Famed Investor Predicts Historic Market Drop.

Video is courtesy of the Tip TV Finance YouTube channel

Click on this link to read a prior post by John Hussman titled “Estimating the Risk of a Market Crash.”

Click on this link to read the latest post by John Hussman where he details that there could be a U.S. Stock market Correction in the order of a 50% to 60% (last paragraph).

Click on this link to visit the Wikipedia page about the 1929 Stock Market Crash.

Disclaimer: The above post does not provide Investment Advice. Speak to your own Investment Advisor before placing any bets in the Stock Markets. Do Your Own DUE DILIGENCE. The above post is for entertainment purposes only.

AMD Ryzen™ 7 High Performance desktop processors

Posted by Vincent Banial

AMD has released AMD Ryzen™ 7, the World’s Highest Performing and Lowest Powered 8-core Desktop PC Processors.

Pre-Orders can be made immediately. Retail availability will start on March 02 2017.


Photo courtesy of AMD

Each AMD Ryzen™ 7 CPU chip each contains
over 4.8 Billion Transistors.

Video is courtesy of the AMD YouTube channel.

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$5,000 Burger featured at Fleur by Hubert Keller

Posted by Vincent Banial

Highly acclaimed French chef Hubert Keller created the FleurBurger 5000. Yes, it costs $5,000 US Dollars.

Video is courtesy of the Adrienne Brown YouTube channel

 It’s main ingredients consist of Kobe ground beef, foie gras,  and black truffles.

You can order the Fleur Burger at the Fleur by Hubert Keller Restaurant in the Mandaly Bay in Las Vegas.

Photo is courtesy of the Manalay Bay website.

Your Fleur Burger will arrive with a bottle of Chateau Petrus 1995 Vintage Bourdeau.

Photo of Chateau Petrus 1995 courtesy of http://www.wine-searcher.com.

By clicking on this line you can find a Wine Merchant selling bottles Chateau Petrus 1995 Vintage Bourdeau. The average price is approx $2,500 – click on the previous line to see a list of Wine Merchants and their prices.

Disclaimer: Everything in the above post is subject to change without notice. Do your Due Diligence and visit the source websites for current pricing and availability.

My first Bugatti Chiron was on display at the 2017 Canadian International AutoShow

Posted by Vincent Banial.

Photo of a Bugatti Chiron takne by Vincent Banial

The first Bugatti that I caught live in Toronto was the Bugatti Veyron. It was parked in Yorkville. That Veyron and whole bevy of super exotic cars were in Toronto, as part of the Gumball 3000 Rally.

The Bugatti Chiron is rather rare. I managed to catch this one at the 2017 Canadian International Autoshow in Toronto.

Click on this line to visit the home page for the 2017 Canadian International AutoShow. The show continu8es till Feb 26 2017.

Click on this line to visit the official Bugatti web page for the Chiron.

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The Acura Precision Concept was featured at the 2017 Canadian International Autoshow

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The Acura Precision Concept which was on display at the 2017 Canadian International Autoshow in Toronto, is literally “Eye Candy”. I was not the only one who felt that way about this car. Other people were calling their friends over and telling them how they much they would love to “own” this car. One of the nicest machines at the show. She is a real beauty.

With an emphasis on high-contrast details and the intersection of modern, sheer surfaces and muscular, organic sculpting, the Acura Precision Concept communicates Acura’s focus on performance and prestige through its ultra-low and wide stance, long dash-to-axle ratio, deeply sculpted surfaces and the debut of a new Diamond Pentagon grille. The Acura Precision Concept’s crouched and athletic stance is further emphasized by its deeply sculpted side surfaces pouring over swelling rear wheel arches covering 22-inch wheels and tires. The forward-looking concept also features signature lighting designs – in front with its Jewel Constellation LED headlights composed of organically arranged fractal elements, and in back with floating LED tail lights.

Photo of the Acura Precision Concept taken by Vincent Banial

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2017 Canadian International Autoshow North America debut, of the Aston Martin-Red Bull concept hypercar AM-RB 001.

Posted by Vincent Banial

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The 2017 Canadian International Autoshow opens to the public tomorrow and runs from Feb 17 thru Feb 26. The show is held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, located in downtown Toronto.

Today is Media Preview day. Something extremely special had it’s first North America debut, that being the Aston Martin-Red Bull concept hypercar AM-RB 001.

Multimatic of Markham Ontario will be partnering with Aston Martin to manufacture the AM-RB001 when production starts up.

Photo courtesy of the 2017 Canadian International Autoshow

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Pagani Automobili new Huayra Roadster

Photo of Pagani Huayra Roadster front view
Photo courtesy of Pagani Automobili

Horacio Pagani stated : “This is the most complicated project we have ever undertaken”.

Photo of Pagani Huayra Roadster interior view of seats
Photo courtesy of Pagani Automobili

Vincent Banial stated: “Horacio you have a WINNER!!!  Oh NO, You’re SOLD OUT!! Any chance making 1 more for moi?”

Photo of Pagani Huayra Roadster side view
Photo courtesy of Pagani Automobili

Folks, if you thought that the Ferrari 458 in Tour De France Bleu was amazing, Pagani’s new eye candy Huayra Roadster will blow your mind…

Photo of Pagani Huayra Roadster interior view
Photo courtesy of Pagani Automobili

Click on this line to visit the official Pagani Automobili facebook page.

Photo of Pagani Huayra Roadster rear view
Photo courtesy of Pagani Automobili

Pagani Official Press Release follows. Click on this line to Download the complete Press Release:

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QUEEN with ADAM LAMBERT, North American Tour 2017

26th January 2017
Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert Announce 25 Date North American Tour

QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT RETURN
TO ROCK NORTH AMERICA THIS SUMMER

Video courtesy of the Associated Press YouTube channel

25-City Arena Tour kicks off June 23 in Phoenix; hits legendary Hollywood Bowl June 26

Tickets On Sale February 3

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Rock The Arena Concert: Cheap Trick, Lou Gramm, Tom Keifer, Quiet Riot, Warrant, Vixen, Trixter at Savage Arena in Toledo Ohio on Mar 25 2017

Rock the Arena concert at Savage Arena in Toledo Ohio on Mar 25 2017.

Awesome lineup: Cheap Trick, Lou Gramm, Tom Keifer, Quiet Riot, Warrant, Vixen, Trixter and Jack Russell’s Great White.

 

Get your tickers early, click on this line.

Rolf Vogt’s home has the largest Christmas Lights display in Germany, with over 420,000 lights.

Huge Christmas Lights Display are not just an American passion. Rolf Vogt has spent over $100,000 in creating the most beautiful Christmas House in Germany. More lights are added yearly and now there are around 420,000 Christmas lights.

It take about three months for Rolf and his son, to get this awesome Christmas Lights Display setup.

Video is courtesy of the tlc uk YouTube channel

Gene and Mary Halliwell used 350,000 Christmas Lights and over 800 Decorative pieces to create “Wonderland At Roseville”

Gene and Mary Halliwell, with the help of daughter Maryanne and her husband George Mulligan have transformed this family home into “Wonderland At Roseville“.

Their daughter Maryanne loves lights and there are over 350,000 lights used for this display.

Video is courtesy of the HooplaHa – Only Good News YouTube channel

This little girl won Life’s Birth Lottery.

This little girl won life’s Birth Lottery. She was born to great parents, who got a Pit Bull puppy after she was born. The Baby Girl and Pit Bull Pup grew up together.

 Video is courtesy of The Dodo YouTube channel

Another aspect of this, is that the Pit Bull will protect that girl as they both grow older together.

Tricia Barker was clinically dead. She came back to life. In this video she speaks about her Near Death Experience.

Video is courtesy of the Near Death Experience: Healed by the Light YouTube channel

“Tricia Barker details her Near Death Experience. A key thing occurred while she had her NDE, which was verified afterwards.

Click on this line to visit Visit Tricia Barker’s blog.

Guggenheim Museum new exhibit is a Solid Gold Toilet, which the visiting Public can use.

The Guggenheim Museum, in New York City, last week opened their latest Art Exhibit. The Art will be displayed in a Public Washroom.

Photo of Art by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan courtesy of the Guggenheim Museum

There will be a Security Guard posted outside of the Bathroom. The Public will be allowed to enter and use the fully functioning Solid Gold Toilet, made by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. It’s a piece of art????

Video is courtesy of the AFP news agency YouTube channel

Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue
New York NY, 10128

Larger Map
Get Directions

Hours of Operation

Sunday – Friday: 10 am–5:45 pm
Saturday: 10 am–7:45 pm Pay What You Wish: 5:45–7:45
Closed: Thursdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day
Last ticket issued 30 minutes before close.

Admission

Adults $25
Students and Seniors (65 years +) with valid ID $18
Children under 12 Free
Members Free

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
http://www.uniquelytoronto.com

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European Court ruling may have a major impact on the Internet in Europe

Bloomberg has posted a news item regarding a European Court Ruling in reference to a Dutch copyright infringement case. This is only the first shot, as stricter European Union  rules on the Internet are expected shortly.

In brief, the ruling speaks about hyperlinks potentially being illegal, especially if the site posting the hyperlinks to copyrighted material is a for profit entity.

Click on this Link to visit the Bloomberg site to read more details about this development.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
http://www.uniquelytoronto.com

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Gregg Braden talk at the “2012 – Gateway to Your Future Conference” held at Convocation Hall, University of Toronto, Canada – Oct 2011

Gregg Braden has a science and engineering background. His resume includes high level positions at Cisco Systems and programming Nuclear Missiles. He is also a best Selling Author.

I was amazed at the topics which he touched on. A great presenter. This was a live 2 hours presentation and he did not need any notes.

One part which fascinated me is that Greg Braden discussed Peer Reviewed Scientific Proof that Global Warming is Cyclical. Also that the Warming started way before the concentrations of CO/2 gas increase in the atmosphere. Yes, there is Global Warming. It is cyclical and “not Man Made”. Sure mankind may be helping it, but Mankind did “not cause it“.

He also goes into human ancestors. Humans are not genetically related to Neanderthals. Human DNA and Neanderthal DNA are very different. We are different species, and “NOT” related. That was an eye opener. He provides Peer Reviewed proof, that somehow is not making it into our Educational Systems.

Video is courtesy of the Bob Loblaw YouTube channel

Click on this Link to visit the Gregg Braden website.

Click on this Link to visit the Gregg Braden Facebook page.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
http://www.uniquelytoronto.com

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Thank You ChakraBrown Pinterest page

Just want to do a shout out to ChakraBrown Pinterest page. They featured a photo of Gord Downie (among many other pics) which I had shot at the Rock The Line Concert.

Thank You ChakraBrown, for giving proper credits.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
http://www.uniquelytoronto.com

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Cisco Talos Security Webinar

Participated in the Cisco Talos Security Webinar on Wednesday.

Last year I had posted about Kaspersky Lab reporting about a Bank exploit, where Russian Banks were targeted. Basically the Hackers were able to get Bank Accounting Staff to connect to a site where a keylogger and other Trojan Remote Control software was secretly uploaded and installed into “system RAM“, but not onto the Hard Disk or Network Storage. That allowed their remote control software (called Lurk) to be overlooked by Security Software, because Security Software usually scans stored files and not RAM. Once installed, the hackers could monitor the employees. When the employee went for lunch, they took over the PC and started to transfer funds around the world.

Video is courtesy of the DewClarke YouTube Channel

Earlier this year, Russian Authorities had arrested over 50 alleged Hackers who were alleged to be part of the group which targeted and Hacked into the Banks. The investigation into this group’s activities had been ongoing for years (at least since 2013). The Cisco Talos Security Webinar discussed the arrests and the aftermath. Cisco’s research seems to indicate that the same group was involved in other Internet Exploits. One of which was the Angler Ransomware.

Since the Russian arrests, certain malware has disappeared, along with certain DarkNet sites and BotNets. The Russian Authorities made the Internet a tad safer, at least for a short while.

Click on this Link to visit The Hackers News website to read about the Russian sting operation and arrest of 50+ alleged hackers involved in the Banking Exploit.

Click on this Link to view other Uniquely Toronto posts related to Cyber-Security issues.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
http://www.uniquelytoronto.com

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Venclexta (Venetoclax) granted U.S. FDA approval for the treatment of patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

Venclexta (Venetoclax) is the first FDA-approved treatment that targets the B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL-2) protein, which supports cancer cell growth and is over-expressed in many patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL).

The patient must have been previously treated with at least one other approved treatment protocol without success. Venclexta (Venetoclax) may be the Holy Mary drug to try when everything else failed.

Patients on the Venclexta (Venetoclax) regime must be monitored as their can be severe side effects. During Human Trails a number of patients developed upper respiratory issues such as Pneumonia.

Patients also have to maintain a level of hydration – 1.5 to 2 liters per day. If averse symptoms arise then hydration may be have to be added intravenously.

I think the biggest issue to patients getting access to this drug, is that the reported cost of the drug is approx $100,000 US per year.

Speak with your Oncologist or other Cancer Secialist, about Venclexta (Venetoclax), if you have diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL).

Click on this Link to Download the FDA Fact Sheets PDF for Venclexta (Venetoclax).

Click on this Link which details the FDA Approval of Venclexta (Venetoclax).

Click on this Link to visit the official Venclexta (Venetoclax) website.

Click on this Link to visit the Drugs.com website to read their detailed pages about Venclexta (Venetoclax).

Click on this line to visit the The Genentech® Access to Care Foundation to see if you may qualify to get help the High Cost of being treated with Venclexta (Venetoclax). If you qualify, you may get Venclexta (Venetoclax) at no cost to you.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
http://www.uniquelytoronto.com

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