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It's great to see big companies like Google opening up about their perimeterless "zero trust" network security architectures. I've been pushing the user/device state/application/protocol model for about a decade now and have moved my past two employers in this direction. The benefits are substantial over the perimeter model.
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Nothing can possibly go wrong! Nothing!
"Connected cars" are all well and good, but you need a pricey new model or a mobile hotspot to see the benefit. Samsung thinks it has a solution for everyo... by Michael Crider in News, Samsung
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This looks handy.
 
FuzzDB is the most comprehensive Open Source database of malicious inputs, predictable resource names, greppable strings for server response messages, and
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I'm not sure this is the look Tissot was looking for when advertising their new smart watch.
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I wonder if the official +Android Developers​ team have anything to say about this ;)
 
Wait a minute now! This is a screenshot from my Android tablet of a scan posted by +The Retroist​ of an AT&T advertisement from 1994 showing their visualisation of the "wrist phone."

There's something about those buttons...

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This is just what I've been looking for!
 
Google releases Color Enhancer extension to aid the color-blind, and Animation Policy Chrome extension letting you manage how animations run
http://www.ghacks.net/2015/05/08/two-new-chrome-accessibility-extensions-released-by-google/
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I guess I'm not colorblind since all three rows have the same clarity to me.
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Somebody April Fooled my update!

Well played +CyanogenMod​!
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Last week's Risky Business podcast includes a truly epic rant from our very own Metlstorm on the futility of regulating cryptographic products to "beat the bad guys." Well done Metl!

Start listening at 2m 47s where Patrick Gray sets the context.
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An LTE hotspot for your car ODB port?

OK, who has one of these and can confirm which pins are electrically connected?
We've seen mobile hotspots for cars before, but I don't think I've ever heard of one that uses the ODB-II communications port on your vehicle for power, fr... by David Ruddock in 4G, AT&T, News, ZTE
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Inverse phase if one of my favourite original chip tune musicians, and has done some amazing covers as well.
 
Need to fundraise to print more CDs and tapes...seen my bandcamp lately? <3
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Famous $9 computer to actually cost $39 according to their supplier. 
Probably everybody heard for the next big thing after Raspberry Pi - the C.H.I.P. computer which sells for only $9. What?? Single board computer with 512MB RAM and 4/8GB Flash and WiFi for only $9?...
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Collector of Classic Computers, Purveyor of Prattle and Unrepentant Alliterator.
Introduction
I like old computers.  Not the "My-dad-has-an-old-Pentium-he-doesn't-use-anymore" old but more of an "Oh-my-goodness-I-haven't-seen-one-of-those-since-I-was-a-kid" kind of old.

The earliest commercially sold home computer was released in 1971*, the same year as the first microprocessor. Over the next two decades the personal computer industry grew, flourished and withered leaving the bland, undifferentiated market we have today.

My self-assigned mission is to preserve as much of the computers and culture of this era as I reasonably can, with the ultimate goal of exhibiting these in some public forum.

* Actually, the first home computer is a matter of regular and heated debate.  I picked the Kenback-1 in 1971 because a lot of good things happened in 1971.

My interests are:
- Vintage computers and computing history (Specialist topic "The Personal Computer Revolution")
- GNU/Linux, Free and Open source software - with a more recent interest in these on non-Intel architectures, particularly ARM (Specialist Topic: "How cool it was to have an almost entirely open source smartphone, and why it was doomed not to be")
- Info Sec (Specialist topic: "Damn we're all bad at security and risk decisions, and some humble suggestions that might help")
Motorcycles (Specialist topic: "What a drama it was owning an Italian motorcycle, what a relief it was to get rid of it, and why I got another one 5 years later anyway."
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One bike, two kids and over 180 vintage computer and games consoles.
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Vintage Computing, Information Security and Occasional Public Speaker
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lizardb0y