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New Hampshire man credits ‘Siri’ for saving his life in house explosion

A New Hampshire man who was injured in a house explosion is thanking “Siri” for saving his life.

Christopher Beaucher says he was checking on his mother’s vacant cottage in Wilmot on May 1 when he saw something suspicious and went inside.

He tells WMUR-TV that when he switched on a light, the house exploded into flames.

Beaucher’s face and hands were badly burned. He grabbed his cellphone, but was unable to dial due to his injuries. He says he somehow asked his IPhone’s voice-controlled virtual assistant Siri to call 911, believing he was going into shock.

Beaucher is still undergoing treatment for his injuries, but says he hopes to return to his job as a cook and tend to his farm.

Authorities are still investigating the explosion.

Conditions behind cyberattack may be hard to mimic, experts say

The cyber-extortion attack hitting dozens of countries (200,000 computers were affected) spread quickly and widely thanks to an unusual confluence of factors:

  • a known and highly dangerous security hole in Microsoft Windows,
  • tardy users who didn’t apply Microsoft’s March software fix,
  • a software design that allowed the malware to spread quickly once inside university, business and government networks.

Not to mention the fact that those responsible were able to borrow weaponized software code apparently created by the U.S. National Security Agency to launch the attack in the first place.

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Concert in the Courtyard: May 25

Stout’s annual Concert it the Courtyard is Thursday, May 25 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. It will be held at Stout Middle School’s main courtyard, right next to the cafeteria. There will be great music, food, and conversation. The Music Boosters will be selling pizza, snacks, ice cream, etc. The students will perform popular tunes like, Hallelujah, Radioactive, Bohemian Rhapsody, Moana, Linus and Lucy, Ride, etc. It’s an evening of light and fun music with lots of food! What could be better?

Bring a lounge chair and enjoy the evening. Really, you should bring your lounge chair! Help support the music program and our amazingly talented students!!

Wheels Assembly: May 19th


Stout Annual Wheels Assembly will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017. Plenty of rewards for those who achieved, progressed, and showed improved behavior. Among the awards are bicycles from Walmart, Dinner Gift Cards from Express Poultry & Fish, Dessert Gift Cards from Dearborn Sweets, Backpacks from Dearborn Christian Fellowship, Jump Coupons from Sky Zone Trampoline Park, and many more.


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