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人類

起源於一個無聊早晨的賴床,看到鄰居在 Nextdoor 社群網站哀怨自己的貓被 Coyote 北美郊狼咬死了,才驚訝的發現自家南邊的水溝 San Tomas Aquinas Creek 其實是郊狼的獵食公路,話說這一帶人口密度不低,竟然還有這類動物的生存空間。
之後,我的焦點轉移到社群的回應,有人好心提醒,最好把家貓留置戶內,尤其是在夜晚。隨即收養野貓的一派就斥之以鼻,因為野貓若被侷限則會顯得焦躁,終究必須放風。戶內與戶外的意見看似僵持不下,有人也趕緊跳下來提醒要尊重原帖的喪貓之痛。
莞爾的是,隔天另外有人又開一帖正經的討論到底該怎麼對待愛貓,接踵而至的回文當然又是公說公有理、婆說婆有理。我已經把整個討論串剪貼到底下,以供日後回味。
把來龍去脈交代完了,多年過後,我已忘記當初想寫這篇部落格的初衷了,可是自己的一些觀念應該沒變: 人類是多麼自我中心又自私的生物。貓與郊狼究竟誰可憐?動物一定需要具有「可愛」的相貌才值得維護嗎?沒有表情與誘人體態的魚類、昆蟲等等,其實終究無法上主流社群版面的,不是嗎?

在此套用留言裡,有幅漫畫網頁細說了,家貓到底殺害多少生命。
How much do cats actually kill? - The Oatmeal

... 三個家貓中有一個,一週內會殺害兩次性命,牠們,真的,如你想像的,那樣可愛嗎?


Coyotes and the Indoor/outdoor cat debat
https://nextdoor.com/news_feed/?post=62956296
Dave Horwitz, Westmont


This is likely to be controversial but maybe worth airing out in a focused discussion. I just read yet another post about someone finding their cat had been killed in the night by coyotes. Very tragic very sad. They were unaware of the coyote situation in the area. Naturally the topic of indoor/outdoor cats was brought up (and maybe squelched as being wrong time and wrong post). I thought maybe a separate thread might be of value. I will start it off with my views (which I'm open to having changed since I'm not a naturalist/ecologist): I believe many, if not most, are aware of the coyotes. We live next to the foothills which is their natural habitat. Under various climate conditions they will range further for food. They naturally avoid humans but will overcome that for readily available, nearby food source. They have to work hard for food where they live and will get it elsewhere if it is more readily available or easier to obtain. They eat small animals. I think all that is a given and not likely to change in the near (or even distant) future. Someone posted a week or so ago that they had a friend who lived elsewhere where they had coyotes. They told of their friend buying roasted chickens at the grocery store and leaving them out for the coyotes and that the incidents seemed to abate. They were suggesting that we might try something like that... I'm sure they meant well but it was an eye opening post. (I had visions of truck loads of roasted chickens and fat and sleepy coyotes ... and an influx of mountain lions looking for coyotes). In short, my view is that letting your cats out (more so at night) is much the same thing. I think everyone agrees with this but the counter argument is that some cats are outdoor cats (like rescued feral cats) and would be unduly stressed if forced to live indoors. That they will have a better life even given the risk of it ending prematurely. I can understand that. On the other hand maybe this is not the area to have a such a cat? If the cat is part of the family already then your options may be harder. Moving, or making arrangements for another home for you family member might be difficult or out of the question and you're willing to take the risks with your cat. I can understand that as well. What I don't think most people consider is that, if you go that route, you are also impacting the community. More readily available food, more coyotes. Put bluntly but I did not intend it to be inflammatory.
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Monday, July 17, 2017Font Size 字體: XS / S / M / L / XL

該如何面對傳說夢可寶

目前網路盛傳,"傳說夢可寶"可能在這個夏天出現 (官網在隨後 7/20 已確認),奇怪的是,台灣就只有這類的消息,卻似乎沒討論該怎麼做準備,而國外的論壇早就把資料準備好了。當然,多少是基於猜測(但我姑且相信嘍?),不過也因此瞭解聊天室裡,為何要炫耀某些夢可寶,以及,為何大家瘋狂地在抓班基拉斯 Tyranitar 了。

總歸兩項重點:
  1. 隆隆岩 Golem 和班基拉斯 Tyranitar 是兩隻可廣泛使用的傳說剋星。
  2. 既然叫"傳說"夢可寶,那就只好把"神奇糖果"都留下來給"傳說"嘍(就得花錢擴充背包嘍)
底下是網友整理出來的圖,再下面是 Trainer Tips 的影片,他也大致推測並建議應該保留什麼招式的怪物。

Thursday, May 18, 2017Font Size 字體: XS / S / M / L / XL

勒索病毒 WanaCrypt0r 的簡單檢查筆記

很久沒當工具人,並不表示網路新聞沒在關心,可是,卻無法像以前一樣,瞬間丟出有用的解答。最近最火的就是 WanaCrypt0r (WanaCry) 和 Petya 病毒肆虐,火速將家裡眾多電腦的安全補丁修正完畢之後,終於碰到朋友問我,怎麼知道自己會不會中毒... 一種被理解被需要的懷念感覺又復現了...

這要依各種不同的微軟系統版本,來檢查補丁是否更新。

如果是 Windows 7 或 8.1,先去命令提示字元裡,輸入下列指令

wmic qfe | findstr "KB4012212 KB4012215 KB4015549 KB4015552 KB4019264 KB4012213 KB4012216 KB4015550 KB4015553 KB4019215"

如果他「有」跳出任何回應,那表示電腦已經安裝過必要的微軟更新,可以放心去睡了。
如果他「沒有」跳出任何訊息、默默執行完畢,那表示什麼安全補丁都沒裝過, 請到網頁下方的 MS17-010 微軟公告裡,找到自己適合的作業系統  (注意是 x32 或 x64 版本),下載其中一個即可,無須全裝。

如果是 Windows 10,就用底下的指令檢查是否已經安裝了必要的更新

wmic qfe | findstr "KB4012606 KB4013198 KB4013429"

如果沒有,則需要去檢查自己 Windows 是哪個版本 (build 號碼),然後一樣是前往底下 MS17-010 的網頁去搜尋自己該安裝的補丁。

Microsoft 資訊安全公告 MS17-010 - 重大
https://technet.microsoft.com/zh-tw/library/security/ms17-010.aspx

參考資料:

Saturday, May 07, 2016Font Size 字體: XS / S / M / L / XL

Windows Patches Not to Install

臭名昭著的微軟更新,可能最好別讓他們出現在你的系統裡...
The following are a list of Windows Updates that you probably don't want them in your system...

此外,可以藉由命令的方式,快速查詢已經安裝過的微軟更新:
Besides, there's a quick way to find installed updates through command line and piping:

wmic qfe list
wmic qfe | findstr "KB971033 KB2505438"

而我們也可以用指令的方式移除某項微軟更新
The way to uninstall an update by command is

wusa /uninstall /kb:?????
wusa /uninstall /kb:971033 /quiet

  • KB971033 - Description of the update for Windows Activation Technologies

Sunday, September 07, 2014Font Size 字體: XS / S / M / L / XL

YouTube 的緩衝問題

Based on Google search, many people were facing the problem of YouTube video buffering. Recently I became one of them.
Google 上有很多人遇到 YouTube 影片緩衝的問題,這鳥事最近也讓我碰上了。

The symptom makes me exasperating:
YouTube restarts / reloads current buffer status again and again once I tried to skip video (inside the light gray progress bar!) It happened either on my Firefox or Chrome
令人抓狂的問題徵兆:
在灰色已完成的緩衝區內做時間軸的跳躍,影片緩衝會被打斷、重新載入。無論是火狐或Chrome底下都會發生。

Saturday, May 10, 2014Font Size 字體: XS / S / M / L / XL

硬碟壽命小筆記

到目前還在尋覓當初看到的那個部落格,卻始終找不到。該格主是 IT 相關工作,文章秀出自己長年各地出差的壓箱配備,行李很精簡、很有見地,最重要的是裡面淡淡的一句,硬碟兩年就要淘汰,重重的將我一棒打醒。

從 Apple ii 就開始摸電腦的我,始終處於玩家性質,沒錢玩企業級的硬碟,僅僅破費過一次便宜的 SCSI,還因此買個專屬介面卡,但是很快就被俗又大碗的消費級硬碟給淘汰。而硬碟壞軌,永遠是最抓狂的痛,更不用提,如果壞軌壞在零軌上。

今天上 mobile01,看到網友在問 NAS 有沒有需要使用特別的硬碟,立即勾起過去的回憶,手癢地開始查資料,並做了簡單的回應。其實自己很早就有做出模糊的結論,隱約覺得硬碟壽命大概就是兩三年,只是礙於手頭的資金,不敢大刀闊斧的執行淘汰,換來的代價就是,浪費一整天甚至一禮拜修復壞軌與重建系統。所以多年前看到有人直覺說出硬碟壽命的當下,差點流下悔悟的眼淚。

Monday, March 10, 2014Font Size 字體: XS / S / M / L / XL

iPhone 解除 LINE 電話號碼綁定,不須重安裝,且不會遺失聊天記錄與好友清單


October 1, 2017

這篇文章的資料已經非常古老,如果需要資料轉移,請參考官網:


May 1, 2014


更新:似乎不能再用解除綁定的方式下載貼圖了。根據就是酷資訊網所寫,以後免費的貼圖,若沒有特別取得條件,就需要綁定電話號碼才能下載。底下的方法,就只是適用於有特殊取得條件的貼圖了。

再更新:很多朋友似乎沒有弄明白,這篇文章的目的,是為了讓現有裝置,從已綁定號碼,改成沒有綁定的狀態,而不是讓舊裝置的資料,移轉到另外新的裝置,請看倌多加留意。


看倌若臨幸此帖,想必終極目標是為了能利用 VPN 跨國下載免費貼圖,但是卻卡在一開始,如何解除手機號碼被綁住的問題。這裡僅僅描述如何在 iPhone 下,免越獄、免重新安裝 LINE,就能順利解除綁定,而且依舊能保留最重要的聊天紀錄、照片與影片等等。前提是,要搞到另一台能夠註冊新帳號的行動裝置(你老爸或隔壁大嬸或路邊準備報廢的智慧型手機...)。至於如何用 VPN 環遊世界,這裡就不詳述,看倌可以輕易在其他網站找到資料,文章底下也提供一兩個相關閱讀作為參考。

原理說明:

這裡的觀念其實非常簡單,差不多就是 Android 世界裡常提到的雙開版原理,目的是在另一台機器上,搶走你現在已登記的電話號碼,接著,原本使用的手機,就變成沒有綁定號碼的狀態。

Thursday, February 27, 2014Font Size 字體: XS / S / M / L / XL

[轉載] 哈伯先生,做不了Spelling Bee又如何?

轉貼這文章的初衷,是想傳達,孩童其實有各種可能性,希望人們能以更接納的態度,去面對、啟發兒童的各種缺陷與本能。

"我就是要記錄你說的這番話,讓全世界的失讀症者了解,他們不是disable的人。"


哈伯先生,做不了Spelling Bee又如何?
失讀症是生物問題,社會文化則使問題更複雜化了!
撰文╱曾志朗

會議應該在下午五點鐘結束,但由世界各地來參加此次研討會的各路英雄好漢仍然意猶未盡,你一言、他一句,渾然忘了時間。主持人很急,因為大會準備的車子五點半就要開了,又不好阻止研究員的熱情發言,只能乾著急。但因為主持人異樣的神情,讓大家停止了討論,大夥兒很快的就安靜下來,主持人鬆了一口氣,把會議的結論稍微終結後,就宣佈:「今晚將在康州最美的森林山莊接待大家。農莊的主人正焦急的在等待著我們,他們夫婦是當代的影視界名人,拍了好多富有時代意義的紀錄片,得了五十幾個獎項,其中包括有九座Emmy Award(艾美獎),最重要的是主人哈維‧哈伯(Harvey Hubble)本人是先天性失讀症者(Developmental Dyslexia)。」

Wednesday, February 12, 2014Font Size 字體: XS / S / M / L / XL

[轉載] 懷孕,我沒有那麼多禁忌

最近漸漸感受到無名關站的後遺症,很多部落客根本沒有搬家,抑或是搬家後也沒做好導引,許多好文章,就這樣消失,肥了那些轉載的路人 (包括我)。

凱莉國境Kelly CHEN's Utopia裡面有篇關於女生懷孕禁忌迷思的文章,我非常喜歡,只好透過網頁時光機找找原文,然後... 無恥轉貼,哈!

先補充註明,我也問過身邊許多長輩 (50-80 歲族群),沒有人聽過懷孕三個月不能公布的說法,拜託公眾人物沒肩膀也不要亂唬爛。

懷孕,我沒有那麼多禁忌

[懷孕16週的週末,全家人去吃飯散步,mimi這天有點小病號]

說起懷孕,懷這胎老二比上胎老大更漫不經心,上次懷孕,畢竟是第一次,所以非常興奮,每天睡前都會看很多孕程方面的書。"喂喂,書上說它現在已經長到像一隻手掌娃娃那麼大了耶""現在已經會在媽媽肚子裡游泳了!" 每次,我總是很興奮地和丹尼爾分享這一切。