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Edward Delaporte
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Old Man's War - Scalzi, John.

A wonderful book, so far. Deeply alien and deeply human.

I've been reading it on my Android phone using Aldiko. http://www.aldiko.com
Use it to browse and download from thousands of FREE classics and modern works and read them right on your Android smartphones and tablets. Forget about carrying around heavy stack of books, your whole library is with you all the time.
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To everyone asking if the HeartBleed vulnerability means that they need to change all of their Internet passwords: Maybe.

A good preventative step you can take is to set up your cell phone as a security measure on your primary email account.
https://accounts.google.com/SmsAuthConfig

The worst case scenario of having all of your passwords compromised can be mitigated somewhat if you primary email address is not compromised.

Your primary email account (I bet it's Google Mail) is a great way to recover lost or stolen accounts.  But you cannot use your Google Mail account to recover the rest of your online life if it has been lost or stolen, itself.

Google Mail supports using your cell phone to protect your Google Mail account. This can protect your Google Mail account if HeartBleed does it's worst, and at best it just gives you some additional peace of mind.
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Finally I can learn Klingon from the comfort of my own home.
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Colleagues at my Alma Mater give us a glimpse into the future of public presentations. I've presented in that room before, so I guess I had better start practicing my dance steps.
 
Bwahahahahahahahaha.  Great! You guys are so funny.
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Today I connected my Android 4.4 phone to my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop.
This is, in my life, the first time that connecting a pocket computer to a desktop computer has been completely painless. This is a big part of what I sought when I started investigating open operating systems.

Both devices acknowledged the other immediately. I did not purchase a special cable from an obscure tech retailer. (Anyone remember Texas Instruments or PalmOS devices?). I did not visit a web-page or an app store to download additional software. Neither device attempted to rewrite any part of the other's operating system.

This is the power of open standards. Kudos to the many teams (on every OS) that have worked to create this simple experience.
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#Pencil #Sketch Fan Art of #Copper by +Kazu Kibuishi.

You can check out the whole Copper collection at http://www.boltcity.com/copper

His printed book is one of the most beautiful books ever made.
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Hockey night at Illinois! 
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The rink staff cracked down on the rude cheers a couple years ago. The rude chants are now much less frequent, and feature cleaned up wording.

But there's a big difference between less often and never, and it's still easy for a kid to pick up on the fact that the chants aren't nice. So we still end up having to explain to the children that yes, the other fans are behaving in an unsporting fashion, and no, we don't think that it is a good thing.

For price, they do have a family pack of four tickets plus drinks and popcorn for $30, right now. It saves quite a bit if you had a fourth person coming anyway, but otherwise not so much.
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One multiplying factor in risk assessment is the perceived difficulty of successfully accomplishing the exploit.

If the accused 19 year old, mentioned in this article, did accomplish a successful HeartBleed exploit, then the exploit most likely does not require years of professional training to accomplish.

Less required experience means a larger number of people who can accomplish the exploit, and a greater overall risk.
Computer science student is first arrest in relation to vulnerability.
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The source of this survey is somewhat biased, but it serves as a nice summary of recent trends in the developer community. The core idea is that any missions critical software that you cannot inspect and modify as needed creates a business continuity risk. In many sectors tolerance for this business continuity risk has decreased, because the quality of the available open source components available has increased.
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I saw Andy was in this video and thought, "Hey, cool. I'll watch anything with Andy in it."

How did they read my mind?
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A few years ago I made a personal commitment to myself to start contributing to open source projects to challenge myself, keep my skills sharp, and give something back to the community.

I wasn't really sure I would find the time, but in retrospect, I guess I did.
Projects that I maintain. Minion is a plugin that causes Vim to behave like a notebook. Vim-Todo is a plugin that quickly switches lines between TODO and DONE; time_reporting is a command line interface to report time to the SOEEA Time Reporting Tool. Very useful if you already record your time ...
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    Bachelors of Engineering in Computer Science
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