TIL: Quadrivium

The quadrivium (plural: quadrivia) are the four subjects, or arts, taught after teaching the trivium. The word is Latin, meaning “the four ways” (or a “place where four roads meet”), and its use for the four subjects has been attributed to Boethius or Cassiodorus in the 6th century. Together, the trivium and the quadrivium comprised the seven liberal arts (based on thinking skills), as opposed to the practical arts (such as medicine and architecture).The quadrivium consisted of arithmetic,

Source: Quadrivium – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Comodo Firewall crashes Chrome

Recently started using Windows again since installing Windows 10 while my iMac is still my primary machine I’m trying to make my Windows machine as familiar as I can.

I’m a big fan of Little Snitch on OS X and decided to install Comodo Firewall as an alternative to Little Snitch on Windows. The software isn’t bad, but after installing it Google Chrome started crashing as soon as it would launch. After a quick search I found this thread on the Comodo support forum which recommends adding chrome.exe to HIPS Detect Shellcode injections Exclusion list.

Here are the steps to add chrome.exe to the exclusion list:

Right-click on Comodo Firewall Taskbar icon and select HIPS -> Settings

HIPS Settings menu

Under Settings Click the Exclusions option

HIPS Settings Exclusions

Click on Add and select Files

HIPS Settings Add Files

Look for chrome.exe under C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe and click open

HIPS Settings open clhrome.exe

Once chrome.exe has been added to the exclusion list click OK and you should be able to run Google Chrome without having it crash on you.

HIPS Settings chrome exclusion





“Tomb Raider” for Free This Month for PlayStation Plus Members

In March, PS Plus membership includes Dead Nation Apocalypse, Tomb Raider, Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut, Thomas Was Alone, Unit 13, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, and more!

Active membership required to access PS Plus features and benefits. 

via PlayStation Plus Free Game Lineup March 2014 – YouTube.

DropBox Adds Forced Arbitration, But Offers Online Opt-Out

Dropbox has changed its terms of service and adds forced arbitration limiting your ability to take legal action against them.

There is an online opt-out form which requires you to login and fill in your first and last name. Remember that you only have 30 days to opt-out.

Dropbox Terms of Service that go into effect on March 24:

We Both Agree To Arbitrate. You and Dropbox agree to resolve any claims relating to these Terms or the Services through final and binding arbitration, except as set forth under Exceptions to Agreement to Arbitrate below…

Arbitration Procedures. The American Arbitration Association (AAA) will administer the arbitration under its Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes. The arbitration will be held in the United States county where you live or work, San Francisco (CA), or any other location we agree to.

Arbitration Fees and Incentives. The AAA rules will govern payment of all arbitration fees. Dropbox will pay all arbitration fees for claims less than $75,000. If you receive an arbitration award that is more favorable than any offer we make to resolve the claim, we will pay you $1,000 in addition to the award. Dropbox will not seek its attorneys’ fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines that your claim is frivolous.

Exceptions to Agreement to Arbitrate. Either you or Dropbox may assert claims, if they qualify, in small claims court in San Francisco (CA) or any United States county where you live or work. Either party may bring a lawsuit solely for injunctive relief to stop unauthorized use or abuse of the Services, or intellectual property infringement (for example, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or patent rights) without first engaging in arbitration or the informal dispute-resolution process described above.

No Class Actions. You may only resolve disputes with us on an individual basis, and may not bring a claim as a plaintiff or a class member in a class, consolidated, or representative action. Class arbitrations, class actions, private attorney general actions, and consolidation with other arbitrations aren’t allowed.

For more information visit  the Consumerist. Also, you might want to read Why You Should Opt Out Of Forced Arbitration, In 3 Sentences

Week In Review 2014.08

Welcome to my first week in review post. I plan on publishing a new post every Sunday and highlight what I found interesting during the week. I’ve collected these articles using my RSS feed (Tiny Tiny RSS), Flipboard and Zite.

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