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Erika Rice Scherpelz
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Lives in Kirkland, WA
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Coconut cream pie, as reviewed by anime night: As good as it is, it's no substitute for air.
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This is not, in fact, a fontina bush. I may not, in fact, be completely awake on my bus ride.
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Asymmetric varying roles on a worker placement game that I already like? This sounds like an expansion I need to get!
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I still need to play the base game. I somehow missed it the year it came out.
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XKCD makes things easy to understand
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Posted by a colleague in response to the question "what should I tell my non-techie friends/family about heartbleed.com?"
I liked the phrasing so much I'm reposing it verbatim.

Updatehttp://filippo.io/Heartbleed/ to verify particular sites of interest.

Over the next few days they should avoid doing any sort of banking, shopping, or other security-relevant activity online. It will take time for those sites' security teams to upgrade their software and revoke their certificates; until that is done, nearly anyone can be a MITM for yourbank.com. Certificate pinning won't help us, since attackers would have legitimate copies of the server certificates. If your friends need to do something security-relevant online, then they should use a wired connection[1] from a trustworthy location[2], take as little time as they can, and make sure to log out[3] when they're done.

I'd bet money that over the next few weeks someon will figure out how to leverage compromised certs into an effective phishing campaign, so your friends should be extra careful about links they receive in email.

We've basically been put in a temporary wormhole to a '90s hacker movie, where all the ridiculous stuff like ripping raw passwords out of a remote server is actually happening.

[1] Unless you feel like teaching them the difference between WEP and WPA2.
[2] Their home is probably fine. Their library, internet cafe, hotel business terminal, or local Starbucks are not fine. Their workplace is fine if they work at a tech company.
[3] Lets hope that the server invalidates its session token on a logout.
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"temporary wormhole to a '90s hacker movie"

Awesome.

Except, awful.
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Do people hate the whitespace on the Facebook newsfeed as much as they hate the whitespace on G+? At least at the moment, the main content seems similarly narrow, but on Facebook there are two other content panels providing a "border" before you get to the vast emptiness.
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+Erika Rice Scherpelz I've given up on having interfaces working nicely on the web; I force G+ to a single-column mode no matter my window width because I don't want to mess with columns, but what I really want is for that single column to take up more screen.

If I cared enough, I'd use Greasemonkey or Stylish to re-plumb the CSS; until I work up that level of care I just blame myself for not making G+'s interface be what I want it to be.
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Unacceptable. Not surprising, but unacceptable.

Via +Victor Chudnovsky 
As predicted, the huge Internet security vulnerability was used by the NSA. We should not be surprised, but furious
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I agree with the general principle, +Eli Brandt. I do think the knowledge about this particular bug does matter summer though, in so far as they have denied it. Doing an unacceptable thing and then lying about it is worse than just doing the thing.
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    Software Engineer, present
  • University of Washington
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Kirkland, WA
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Marysville, WA - Claremont,CA - Seattle, WA
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Nerd, crafter, software engineer.
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  • University of Washington
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Marysville-Pilchuck High School
  • Marysville Junior High School
  • Marysville Middle School
  • Marshall Elementary
  • Fairmont Elementary
  • Joy of Learning Montessori Preschool
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Very nice, great location for my needs.
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This hotel isn't fancy, but it is comfortable, clean, and quiet, and the price is lower than other hotels in the area.
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