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3D Printing to Help Identify Hernando County Jane Doe

Hernando Sun Staff

3D Printer

Three dimensional printing will be used for identifying a Hernando County Jane Doe murdered in 1972 estimated to be 25-40 years old. A replica of the woman’s skull was created from scans of the original at USF’s vision center. The recreated skull will be used by a forensics team this month at USF’s Florida Institute for Forensic Anthropology and Applied Science (IFAAS) for facial reconstruction. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children as well as the Florida Sheriff’s Association will be collaborating in this process.

Paying with a Credit Card? Soon You'll Need a Pin.

Credit Card with chip

The way in which stores accept credit cards in person is about to change. If your credit card came with a little gold chip on the front you will notice. When you slide your card in person you will receive a message telling you that you must use this as an EMV chip card. This means that you will insert it into the machine and you may have to enter a pin. Much like you do with an ATM card.

Preparing for hurricane season: Backing up your computer

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ROCCO MAGLIO

Hurricane season is almost here, so it is a good time to think about computer backups. Backups are usually out of mind until you need them and then it is too late. If you have set up a backup, verify that you can restore a file. It is quite common to go to the backup and find them completely blank.

With New Computer Lab, The Arc Educational Center to provide Technology Training for Clients

by Julie Maglio

The Arc Nature Coast now has a new computer lab thanks to the Kiwanis of Spring Hill and Kiwanis Florida Foundation. Godfrey Eason of Kiwanis Spring Hill applied and was approved for a matching grant from the Kiwanis Florida Foundation. Each of the two organizations contributed $5,000.00 for the purchase of computer equipment. They now have a state of the art media room, complete with 12 computer stations, 3 lap tops, an integrated printer and a large screen computer with a wireless keyboard.

The end of Radio Shack?

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Staff

It seems like the end of the line for Radio Shack. It sales have been declining for the past few years. Bloomberg has reported that "RadioShack is reportedly considering the sale of half of its stores to Sprint and then closing the rest." It is also reported that Amazon is interested in purchasing some of the stores.

This will affect us here in Hernando as we currently have three Radio Shack stores.

Beware of Ransomware

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One of the resurgent threats on the web is ransomware. These programs will encrypt files on your hard drive and demand a ransom to send you a key to decrypt them. You either send bit coins or money to an address usually in Russia or Eastern Europe. If you pay the ransom you may receive a key to unlock your files. It is typical for many of these programs double the ransom if you wait a few days.

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