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Spent the weekend putting together some furniture in my son's room. It basically went like this.
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USS Nimitz headed out from Santa Cruz #ussnimitz  
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My favorite Jesuit priest explains Heartbleed using jelly beans as visual aid.
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utube: NSA Said to Exploit Heartbleed Bug for Intelligence for Years

maybe the jesuits can redeem themselves by outing the X MEN
 
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Who has two thumbs and thinks Women's Skeleton is totally badass?  #sochi   #sochi2014  
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Mac Pro CPU Comparison

Based on Apple's specifications for the new Mac Pros, the CPUs they'll be using are compared following the link.

While retail price of the low-end CPU is only $294, the top of the line Intel 12-core Xeon E5-2697V2 goes for $2614.

http://ark.intel.com/compare/75283,77912,75780,75779
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Will SQRL (Secure QR-code Login) put an end to Usernames and passwords?

Steve Gibson's proposal for a new authentication paradigm.

https://www.grc.com/sqrl/sqrl.htm
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eGPU Build

I’d like +PadreSJ  to show us how to connect a high-end desktop GPU to a MacBook Pro (or Air) or other laptop with Thunderbolt, and run some performance tests once it’s up and running.

Here are a few links found when I fell down the eGPU rabbit hole.

Main Discussion Forum:
http://forum.techinferno.com/diy-e-gpu-projects/

Game frame-rate benchmarks on a Polish eGPU site:
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fegpu.pl%2Ftag%2Fthundertek%2F&edit-text=

While a number of Thunderbolt to PCIe expansion boxes exist, they tend to be pricey, and may not have enough power for a desktop GPU card without mods (but you guys like a challenge):
http://www.sonnettech.com/product/echoexpress3d.html
http://www.mlogic.com/products/mlinka
http://www.magma.com/expressbox-3t
http://www.akitio.com/accessories/thunder2-pcie-box
http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/Thunderbolt/PCIe_Chassis/Mercury_Helios_2

A more affordable (only $200) expansion box that can be hacked to provide needed power, but is only Thunderbolt 1.
http://firmtek.stores.yahoo.net/ttpx.html
http://forum.techinferno.com/diy-e-gpu-projects/6723-%5Bguide%5D-14-asus-g46vw-gtx780ti%4010gbps-tb1-thundertek-win8-1-a.html

2012 tom’s Hardware build and benchmark using the discontinued Sonnet Echo Express Pro Thunderbolt 1 enclosure:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pci-express-graphics-thunderbolt,3263.html

Build that includes OS X minor video driver kext plist mods to enable IOPCITunnelCompatible
http://forum.techinferno.com/diy-e-gpu-projects/6088-native-thunderbolt-egpu-osx-win8-1-a.html

Pricey Plug and Play Thunderbolt 2 using Sonnet's Echo Express III-D
http://forum.techinferno.com/diy-e-gpu-projects/6689-%5Bguide%5D-2013-15-macbook-pro-gtx780ti%4016gbps-tb2-sonnet-echo-express-iii-d-win8.html

Maybe +Alex Lindsay  has an enclosure to lend the project.

And if you are interested in exploring the conspiracy theory that Intel prevents manufactures from creating Thunderbolt external GPUs:
http://forums.appleinsider.com/t/160351/hands-on-with-apples-new-intel-xeon-e5-dual-amd-firepro-equipped-mac-pro/80#post_2424093
http://forum.techinferno.com/diy-e-gpu-projects/2680-th05-recall-notice.html

Thanks, and keep these great shows coming.
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USB over HDMI

Hey HDMI Forum and +CEA  how about including a USB return channel in a future version of the specification.

The idea being that a display connected to multiple devices via HDMI could have one USB keyboard/mouse attached that is switched to whichever HDMI input is selected for presentation.

This setup would be more convenient and less cluttered than the current situation where each device has its inputs provided via a separate path from its A/V output.

Other USB devices could conceivably be shared such as camera, microphone, or headset.

Ambitious display manufactures could build in an on-screen keyboard and pointer allowing the user to provide input to devices from the display’s handheld remote, or in a more advanced scenario via gesture recognition.
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Supermoon climbing out of Monterey marine layer. #moon #SantaCruz  
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#ussnimitz exercising off Santa Cruz harbor. 
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If you're not irrational, you get to dessert slowly.
 
Pumpkin Pi

Courtesy of the Mathematical Association of America's Flickr page. :D

http://www.flickr.com/photos/maaorg/9955531593/lightbox/ 
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Scary bedtime stories

If you enjoy a good fright, check out the Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT '13) videos at  https://www.usenix.org/conference/woot13/tech-schedule/workshop-program

Why yes, we can compute without using the CPUs instructions.
We identify logical web application flaws which can be exploited by TLS truncation attacks to desynchronize the user- and server-perspective of an application's state. It follows immediately that servers may make false assumptions about users, hence, the flaw constitutes a security vulnerability ...
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