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Here's a simple way to test whether your browser is configured to check for revoked security certificates. If the browser loads the page it is not validating certificates meaning that what you thought was secure browsing is not secure.
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I am almost always disappointed by what I read in Ann Wagner's messages. She is consistently a mouthpiece for the Republican party line and a shill for corporate interests.
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Vote for anyone but her then.  This may well be one of the most important issues that the living generation needs to get right for the next.  This might well control whether you can get good and accurate information out of the Internet at all.  
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The class features for clerics show proficiency with light armor and medium armor. Heavy armor and shields are not included. But the "Creating a Cleric" box shows three examples with shields and two of the three have heavy armor (chain mail).

Does anyone know if the official rules will permit heavy armor and shields to clerics?
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Good luck. Hope you're group loves it. 
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And there's the independent proof, the Heartbleed bug does leak private keys.
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Well that sucks.
Exploits allow attackers to obtain private keys used to decrypt sensitive data.
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There's certainly no magical gift of quality given just by opening up the source code. However, open source has the potential to be much better debugged. Equally important, the bugs are addresses publicly which means the users have the opportunity to assess their own risk.

My greatest disappointment with OSS is that so much of it is so poorly written from a maintainability viewpoint. Most OSS projects I've looked at have been a disgusting mess of poorly named indecipherable dreck. To make it worse, the messiest code seems least likely to include unit tests. Not saying corporate software can't be equally bad but there is more incentive to clean up the code when someone knows he'll be dealing with it for several years.
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This is why my last hardware purchase was from +Newegg. Standing up to patent trolls is a valuable service to all of us and they deserve the support of customers to continue the fight. Besides that, Mr. Cheng just lobbed one of the best quotes of the year.
Stock is at $0.01. Cheng: "Why those asshats trade at any value, I don't know."
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When lawyers stop getting elected and money stops buying votes.
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Firsts security superstar? Really? I guess fame truly is fleeting.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_worm
How and why did Codenomicon brand and publicize Heartbleed so heavily?
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Yippee! Just in time to kill off the dogwood blooms. There is hope for clear breathing this spring. 
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+Brian Barcus Unfortunately, field size is an issue that'd be hard to overcome. And with that, heating becomes a secondary issue. No one likes hitting a ball with a frozen bat. The league would be expensive as hell to run, unfortunately. 
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Feels like code refactoring...

Have a awesome weekend! :D 
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This is the sort of skepticism that needs to be applied to all corporate claims of not screwing their customers.
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I <3 Bruce.
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Programmer. Not Software Engineer or Computer Scientist or anything else fancy sounding, I'm just a programmer. (http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?JustaProgrammer)
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brian@barcus.org  I am heavy handed with the spam filters so don't send anything spammy if you want it to be seen. 

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Crimeware Helps File Fraudulent Tax Returns — Krebs on Security
krebsonsecurity.com

Many companies believe that if they protect their intellectual property and customers' information, they've done a decent job of safeguardin

GRC's | SSL/TLS Certificate Revocation Testing
www.grc.com

SSL/TLS Certificate Revocation Testing

Heartbleed: The Internet’s First Security Superstar
mashable.com

How and why did Codenomicon brand and publicize Heartbleed so heavily?

Heartbleed Challenge
www.cloudflarechallenge.com

This server is running nginx-1.5.13 linked against OpenSSL 1.0.1.f on Ubuntu 13.10 x86_64. It is vulnerable to Heartbleed . Can you get the

Critical crypto bug in OpenSSL opens two-thirds of the Web to eavesdropping
arstechnica.com

Exploits allow attackers to obtain private keys used to decrypt sensitive data.

Newegg and friends crush a patent troll
arstechnica.com

Stock is at $0.01. Cheng: "Why those asshats trade at any value, I don't know."

Tesla Stores May Be Closed After N.J. Blocks Direct Sales
www.bloomberg.com

Governor Chris Christie’s administration blocked Tesla Motors Inc., the electric-car maker that doesn’t have franchised retail dealers, from

Dilbert comic strip for 03/10/2014 from the official Dilbert comic strip...
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The Official Dilbert Website featuring Scott Adams Dilbert strips, animation, mashups and more starring Dilbert, Dogbert, Wally, The Pointy

Ford drops Microsoft, will use BlackBerry’s real-time OS for next Sync
arstechnica.com

QNX to be the basis for next version of Ford’s connected car technology.

How Twilight Works - The Oatmeal
theoatmeal.com

How Twilight Works. A few weeks ago I had the miserable experience of reading Twilight. A friend bought it for me and I took it with me to r

Exxon CEO joins anti-fracking lawsuit after drilling threatens his prope...
www.salon.com

It seems it's not so easy to be pro-fracking when it affects you directly

T-Mobile 'outrages' Blackberry boss
www.bbc.co.uk

The boss of Blackberry says he is "outraged" at T-Mobile in the US after it offered to upgrade Blackberry customers to the iPhone 5s.

For Bloomberg, it’s serious, but not terminal
www.independent.co.uk

When news of Bloomberg’s “snooping” scandal flashed up on screens across the City last May, Jim Smith must have rubbed his hands in glee.

Coca-Cola in partnership with Green Mountain Coffee
money.cnn.com

Coca-Cola announced a partnership Wednesday with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, maker of the popular Keurig single-serving coffee machine.

Red alert: Body kills 'spontaneous' blood cancers on a daily basis
www.sciencedaily.com

Immune cells undergo 'spontaneous' changes on a daily basis that could lead to cancers if not for the diligent surveillance of our immune sy

Modems, wArEz, and ANSI art: Remembering BBS life at 2400bps
arstechnica.com

Here's how we geeked out in the era before the World Wide Web came to be.

Samsung Appears To Have Started Blocking Third-Party Accessories Startin...
www.androidpolice.com

We heard rumors a number of months ago that Samsung was mulling a plan to begin restricting the functionality of uncertified accessories lik

Google Removes Two Chrome Extensions Amid Ad Uproar - Digits - WSJ
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Google removed two Chrome browser extensions from its web store after it was discovered the software included code that served people ads in

The official Dilbert website with Scott Adams' color comic strips, anima...
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The Official Dilbert Website featuring Scott Adams Dilbert strips, animation, mashups and more starring Dilbert, Dogbert, Wally, The Pointy

I've been an infrequent customer for at 10+ years and have always gotten good food that is closer to authentic than any chain Mexican restaurant I know. The people who work there are very friendly but the kitchen can be slow, don't go if you are in a rush, half hour waits for food are not uncommon. The place is like a combination of a family restaurant (in the dining room) and a dive bar (in the bar and patio area). Some of the reviews that describe terrible food are surprising. I've never had anything I would call great, it has all been good to very good.
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Food: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
This is a real tobacconist like some of us remember from when 'everyone' smoked a pipe. There is a nice selection of pipe tobaccos, most are store blends. They will also make custom blends if asked. They carry pipes ranging from small corncobs to large meerschaums. Also seems to be a decent select of cigars but I usually ignore that side of the store.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
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