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Alpine MusicSafe Pro Review

Looking for a pair of concert earplugs that will protect your hearing without spoiling the live music experience? Here’s my Alpine MusicSafe Pro review.

I love listening to music, and as an extension of that, I’m careful with my hearing. Unfortunately, after 4+ years with kids in the house, my hearing has sustained some damage. I’ve been careless when picking up crying kids, and a kid crying directly into your ear can easily do irreparable damage to your hearing.

Since that happened, my goal has been to prevent further harm, mostly by avoiding more loud noises1. Last weekend, however, I did the complete opposite, and went to see The Midnight live with my better half. But we came prepared: Enough beer money, and two pairs of Alpine MusicSafe Pro earplugs.

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March One-liners

It’s March, which means it’s a good time for some new funny one-liners. To be honest, all the time is a good time for some new funny one-liners. Enjoy!

  • Every morning when I open the front door to leave for work, I tell my dog to stay, and every time I wish it were the other way around.
  • “Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.” — Mark Twain
  • I thought about getting a tattoo, but decided to yell “look at me!” everywhere I went instead.
  • “Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.” — Mark Twain
  • Never trust a dog to watch your food.
  • “Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” — Mark Twain
  • A good wife always forgives her husband when she’s wrong.
  • People are making end of the world jokes like there is no tomorrow.
  • Atheists don’t solve exponential equations because they don’t believe in higher powers.
  • If at first you don’t succeed, we have a lot in common.
  • Money isn’t everything but it sure keeps you in touch with your children.
  • I’m really good at stuff until people watch me do that stuff.
  • I used to be addicted to soap, but I’m clean now.
  • Better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.
  • How did I escape Iraq? Iran.

Thank you! I’ll help myself out.

The Case Against Nuclear

Many people are touting nuclear as the ultimate solution to the world’s energy problems. But why do they always seem to conveniently forget the technology’s flaws?

First of all, let me get one important thing clear: I’m not going to pretend I’m an expert on this fairly complicated subject. But it really doesn’t feel like you need to be one to see some of the issues with nuclear being portrayed as a massive silver bullet.

We have a problem that needs to be solved: The world’s energy usage is ridiculously high – and increasing. As poor countries climb out of property, their energy usage goes up. For many of these countries, the main source of energy is coal. In fact, many countries built coal plants like mad in the beginning of the 21st century.

Unfortunately, coal is bad for everyone, and so we need to find less lethal alternatives to stay alive.

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Android Phones Can Be Hacked – By displaying An Image

It should be no surprise by now that your phone can be hacked. But did you know it can be done just by you looking at an image on your phone?

Yes, I know this particular vulnerability doesn’t really pass as “news” anymore. It was patched on February 4, and The Inquirer reported about it over two weeks ago. But I drafted this post the day Google released the February Android security bulletin, and there’s no way in hell that effort will go down the drain. So this post gets published, news-worthy or not!

So what’s the issue? Let’s see what Google writes in their February security bulletin:

The most severe of these issues is a critical security vulnerability in Framework that could allow a remote attacker using a specially crafted PNG file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.

Android Security Bulletin β€” February 2019

Allrighty then…

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The Midnight Live in Oslo

Exactly 6 years after the missus and I last set foot together in a music venue, we found ourselves watching The Midnight live last night.

I discovered The Midnight in 2014, not long after the release of their first album, Days of Thunder. The synthwave duo consists of New York based singer-songwriter Tyler Lyle, and LA based Danish-born producer, songwriter and singer Tim McEwan. Now the band has set out on a their first European tour, and the very first stop was Oslo.

Unfortunately, The Midnight’s gig in Oslo had sold out long before I even realized they were coming. But Anniken managed to pull some of her few magical strings in Oslo’s music scene, and got us both on the guest list for yesterday night’s performance.

What a great Christmas present that was!

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