I saved the *.kmz file but did not know the file had been placed so I searched the C: drive
for *.kmz files. What came up in the search was 2,620 files in the
C:\Users\[ME]\AppData\Local\Temp\ge4908\kmz directory all with timestamps around
the time that I was working in Google Earth. Clicking on any of the
files in that directory showed that none of them had anything to do with what I was
working on. They were random locations around the earth, each with mulitple pushpin locations
that I did not make.
Why would Google Earth create these files if they had nothing to do with my session??
The only thing that I can think of is that Google is using users' computers as
data caches for other users."
Space Industry News (http://s.tt/1zA1q)
Rapiscan System's backscatter machines have exposed passengers to radiation since they were first installed. As previously reported on slashdot (http://yro.slashdot.org/story/13/01/18/0338202/tsa-terminates-its-contract-with-maker-of-full-body-scanner), TSAdecided last month to stop using the machines because the manufacturer was unable to make changes to the machines that were mandated by Congress. Now TSA is attempting to sucker another federal agency into taking the nude-o-scopes. As TSA spokesman David Castelveter explained, "“Hopefully we will be able to deploy them within other government agencies."
Although the media has reported the machines have already been removed from airports, the majority are still in use at US airports — while 76 machines have been removed, another 174 still remain in use at airports. The machines cost about $40 million, based upon a $160,000 per-unit cost.
Unfortunately, it turns out that some Samsung laptops will fail to boot if too much of the [UEFI] variable storage space is used. We don't know what "too much" is yet, but writing a bunch of variables from Windows is enough to trigger it. I put some sample code here — it writes out 36 variables each containing a kilobyte of random data. I ran this as an administrator under Windows and then rebooted the system. It never came back.