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David Barnett
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While everyone's scrambling to reset their passwords in the wake of Heartbleed, let me take this opportunity to share about something called "2-step verification" and why I'm not too concerned about someone getting their hands on my email password.

Here's the thing: passwords don't actually work. If a password is the only thing standing between a malicious person and full access to your account, you're trusting several different problems not to happen. Passwords combined with something else can get you very strong security, though.

Google (http://www.google.com/landing/2step/), FB (https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150172618258920) and some other companies that actually care about protecting your account offer a feature to send you a secret unlock code via text message whenever you or someone else tries to log in to your account from a computer you haven't logged in from before. It's absolutely worth it.
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Interesting read from a Mozillan about the Eich scandal, how it blew up, how it was misinterpreted by the media, and how, given a chance, it probably would have worked out much differently without so much external pressure.
and The Tragedy of Mozilla
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3D Printed Windpipe Saves Baby's Life
“Kaiba’s case is definitely the highlight of our careers so far,” wrote Dr. Glenn Green in a piece about the operation. “To actually build something that can save a person’s life? It’s a tremendous feeling.” http://bit.ly/17HdUg5
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We're excited to start discussions with the South Bay to bring Google Fiber there. Share this graphic to let your neighbors know the news. Learn more and sign up for updates: http://goo.gl/AqL6me
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Beautiful abstract art?

Rather this is a graphical representation of the frequency of four digit PIN codes. On the x-axes we have the first two PIN digits from 00.. to 99.., on the y-axes we have the last two digits from ..00 to ..99. Popular PIN codes include the yellow diagonal, PIN codes of the form XYXY, and even more bright XXXX. The vertical yellow line are PIN codes marking a year, mostly between the years 1930-2010. The yellow blob on the lower left are US formatted calendar days from 01/01 to 12/31 (you can even see how many days each month has). Also singleton yellow dots can be explained.

Anyway, it is beautiful, in my opinion.
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Dear news sites:
If your article hangs my browser for 3 seconds while loading, I won't share it with my friends. The same goes for promos that have to be dismissed before reading the article. Clean up your act and you'll get more viral traffic.
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This year's upcoming viral video trends in preview.
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"Butter Fails" cracks me up and I have no idea why.
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"The case against patents can be summarized briefly: there is no empirical evidence that they serve to increase innovation and productivity, unless the latter is identified with the number of patents awarded – which, as evidence shows, has no correlation with measured productivity." - Note: this is about ALL patents, not only software patents. http://research.stlouisfed.org/wp/2012/2012-035.pdf by Michele Boldrin and David K. Levine, Research division Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
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Crazy Homeopathy Lady Charlene Werner Explains Physics
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So she grinds up and sells random crap which she says is purely vibrations & it returns things to a previous state. I should sell her magic vibrating speakers...
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    Computer Science, BS, 2003 - 2006
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  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Meebo
    Software Developer, 2011 - 2012
  • CreateAbility Concepts, Inc.
    Software Developer, 2007 - 2011
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