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The easiest way to teach yourself C++ in 21 days.
We asked our open source community to share the comics they found most profoundly described coding, via our news site. H…
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StackOfKitties by our daughter.
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that's...  awesome!
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HTTP grows up and gets its driver's license.

Want to understand what the big deal is about HTTP/2? Go read this chapter. It is very well written, and should make you excited again about web infrastructure.
 
Need to get up to speed on HTTP/2? Good news, I just published updated (and free) HPBN chapter: hpbn.co/http2.

Have feedback/questions? Let me know!
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On Saturday May 9th, report the birds you see to Cornell using eBird (http://ebird.org/globalbigday/). It a pretty easy way to contribute to their research.

Go birding wherever you are, for any length of time, on May 9 and enter your lists in eBird. Help us find as many species as possible for the Global Big Day tally and a worldwide show of support for the birds!
Please join the Cornell Lab's Team Sapsucker and Team Redhead for our first Global Big Day! We've set an ambitious goal to help the birds and we can do it with your involvement and support. Go birding wherever you are, for any length of time, on May 9 and enter your lists in eBird.
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Some modern cryptography (e.g. RSA) relies on the fact that factoring large numbers is time-consuming, even for today's computing power. However, factoring large numbers will one day become trivial with quantum computers. So what's to do?

Of course quantum computing is best suited only for particular kinds of problems, so why not choose to play in an area where quantum tactics are of no help? A couple mathematicians from Washington State University have dusted off an old problem, the "Knapsack Problem", and made it new again, addressing its weaknesses, and of course, not relying on factorization as the barrier to overcome.

PDF of their paper: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1503.04238

#cryptography   #quantumcomputing   #rsa  
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To me the word dismal is not being applied correctly in this Moto E review. My 1MHz, 64kB RAM, 16 color 320x200 video C64 was dismal. Hmm. Actually, it ran Zork pretty nicely.

"... it still only has a 5-megapixel rear camera, 8GB of internal storage and a dismally low-res 540×960-pixel screen"

For being dismal, it is still a $120 phone! And unlocked! And without bloatware!! Moto G is a better deal though.
Somehow, the new and improved unlocked Moto E is still $120, with an LTE version available for $150.
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Dear kids,

When you grow up and go forth in the real world, never assume that personal information such as your SSN, DOB, full name, street addresses, etc. can be kept private. As you move through life, more and more institutions will accumulate more and more copies of this information. Banks. Insurance companies. Credit card companies. Schools. Governments. You get the idea.

Will you be able to count the number of these institutions you have "touched" in your life as you get older? Have any of them copied your data to more than one place? The real question is, can you count the number of places your sensitive data exists? Answer: no. You must assume that as you get older the probability will approach 100% that just one of these places where your data lives will have a lapse/breach in security. At some point you will be exposed and there will be no way to undo it.

The breach at the IRS was a "fullz" attack, meaning the attackers paid about $5 for the victim's "full info", enough to grant them legitimate access to the IRS website as if they were the legitimate person. "This is not a hack or data breach. These are impostors pretending to be someone," IRS Commissioner John Koskinen maintained.

Ironically, just yesterday I received a letter from Anthem, dated May 26, 2015. It begins, "On January 29, 2015, Anthem, Inc. (Anthem) discovered that cyber attackers executed a sophisticated attack to gain unauthorized access to Anthem's IT system and obtained personal information [...]"

These letters always end with mention of Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, who in concert with a third party are going to make sure my credit is not tarnished. Kids, every name of every person in your generation will be on their watch list by the time you're 40. It's all a sad farce.

I don't know what the solution is. But you live in a world with increasing amounts of data being accumulated in lots of places. So be prepared for that data to eventually leak.

Good luck,
Dad
Thieves used agency’s online services to get information for about 100,000 households
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That would be fantastic +Julian Haight . I'm ready for it.
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Playing Risk with the grim reaper. Best game day ever. :-)
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Yeah, the Dart Summit. This was the view at lunch. :-) 
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A nice writeup on the current state of affairs in front-end/javascript land from +Rebecca Murphey .

h/t +O'Reilly 
It’s been almost three years since I wrote A Baseline for Front-End Developers, probably my most popular post ever. Three years later, I still …
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Yay, IE is finally getting on the bus! Oh, wait. Why is Apple dragging their feet now? Is Safari going to be the next browser that developers groan about and throw under the bus?

There's hardly evidence here of Safari being the next IE that we all hate. But Apple's secretive nature (as applied to their products) has evolved into a larger corporate culture of über secrecy, which seems to be having unintended consequences. One of the references in the article sums it up best. https://adactio.com/journal/5787
— February 24, 2015 — Apple's Web? The Pointer Events specification just became a W3C Recommendation. For those unfamiliar, it’s an …
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If you like dogs, listen to poet Billy Collins share two short poems, from the perspective of the dog. :-)

 
What must our dogs be thinking when they look at us? Poet Billy Collins imagines the inner lives of two very different companions. It’s a charming short talk, perfect for taking a break and dreaming …
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Makes on think about whether our dogs love or loathe their lives with us.  Then again, we know we love them, and perhaps that is all that maters!  Thanks for posting :-)
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  • SendTree
    Founder, 2012 - present
  • Gentomi, Inc.
    Founder, 2008 - present
  • Pynco, Inc.
  • Purdue University
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I'm passionate about creating software. It's what I love most.
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I am currently bootstrapping SendTree, a company that helps people send text messages to groups. Small businesses, churches, and organizations use SendTree's web based tools to compose, schedule, and deliver texts to their audiences. I've learned that the biggest challenge in starting a business is time.

Prior to SendTree, I spent 13 years creating software at Purdue University. While at Purdue's Rosen Center for Advanced Computing, I learned a fair bit about carbon emissions while writing software to support climate change research.

Prior to Purdue, I designed hardware and software for altimetry devices, and I programmed machines to manufacture small glass parts at Pynco, Inc. In 2008, I began serving on the Board at Pynco. This followed the untimely death of my father, Jim Seib, who founded Pynco in 1987.

I graduated from Purdue University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. I still enjoy creating a circuit once in a while.

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Eric and his team have been mowing and doing spring landscape cleanup for us for years now. He does a great job and works to keep his customers happy. I'm so glad to write a check and trust that these jobs will be done well and I can spend my time elsewhere.
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I had the taramosalata as an appetizer, and it was simply outstanding. I don't think it is on their menu. Don't miss trying this one. For dinner I ordered the Chef's plate, to sample many of their dishes. This plate has a *lot* of food, so plan to take some home. Everything was very good. I felt the standout on that plate was the Moussaka. The other standout was the side of green beans! They were fantastic. We didn't have room for dessert, but some of the coffee desserts sounded great. I noticed two other things on their menu: 1) a kids menu 2) a lot of gluten free choices. The staff were friendly, helpful, and on top of things. Just great all around. Can't wait to go again.
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I had a prawn jalfrezi dish that had phenomenal flavors, including whole cardamom and cinnamon.
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Hours of operation would be helpful on this page. I called the 800 number (on 7/27/2012) to ask, and this location is open until 8pm. Also, if you are shipping something, bring a government issued ID.
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