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Chris Hodapp
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No! No, OS X! Your filesystem doesn't support forward slashes in filenames, so you put your filenames through s|:|/| in Finder (and ban making files with colon characters from the GUI)! You are terrible!

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It's shocking that this actually worked, but their technique was very good.

http://www.jhunewsletter.com/2013/01/31/computer-science-students-successfully-boycott-class-final-76275/

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A different Scala-related book will be half-off each day for the next week
The 'Week of Scala' lauches today with 50% off “Scala in Depth.” Head over the Typesafe blog for discount codes and preview links: http://blog.typesafe.com/week-of-scala-with-manning-publications

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Gizmodo author recommends iPhone 5 users switch to WEP. Responds to security concerns w/ "you're not the Pentagon."

This is a grade A example of how most people are willing to trade security or quality for convenience.

I have some news for ya: if your new iPhone can't handle WPA encrypted WiFi, it's your phone that's broken - not the network.

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+Matthew Robbins 
Some pretty crazy stuff

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If you have a Pandora account, I highly recommend using a throwaway password for it (assuming you don't do so already).

Why? Because Pandora doesn't even one-way hash their passwords. If your account is logged in on a computer, anyone who sits down at that computer can go and look up your password on Pandora's settings page.

Attached is an image that shows what that settings page looks like upon load - I haven't manually entered anything into the form fields and I don't use Chrome's auto-fill; the text in the fields is populated by Pandora.... including the plaintext of the password.

Things like this are why I wrote a blog post about how to do web app auth correctly:
http://codingkilledthecat.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/some-best-practices-for-web-app-authentication/

Thanks to +Dan Boger for bringing this up.

Companies that subscribe me to your newsletters like six months after the last time that I did anything with you: I HATE YOU AND THIS PRACTICE WILL NEVER GET YOU A SALE FROM ME! IN FACT, I WILL BOYCOTT YOU FOR A PERIOD OF TIME AS A RESULT!

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PSA: http://www.last.fm/passwordsecurity
If you use Last.fm, you should change your password
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