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It seems to me that rationality, critical thinking at its most base level, and an appreciation for satire are on their last legs. Either that, or there is far more to this story than the surface conveys...

Or, maybe, just maybe this is what happens when one smaller mistake is made and no one involved can acknowledge they were wrong, and things compound because of it.

Is this an example of institutionalized failure, policy failure, or just behind-the-scenes ego battles between academics? I can't say, but the end result and sound-bite headline will certainly be remembered. 
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I read things like this and translate it as: Dean was looking for any excuse to administer sanctions on professor, then must publicly defend actions vociferously when challenged lest be shown as a petty moron (hint: oops too late!). The alternative is that you are living in an idiocracy and those supposedly in charge of learning are in fact incapable of teaching anything but dogmatic Orwellian lessons. The complete banality of this astounds me- it's a pic of a kid going a yoga pose in a t shirt that's too big with a Martin quote on the front?! I guess common sense got dropped from the Bergen curriculum. Good luck with that.
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Just for +Randy Raz Ullon since he asked so nicely for a +Whiskies Wednesdays / #whiskieswednesdays  post to cheer him up.... this should do nicely: 100% malted barley new make whiskey flowing at around 154 proof off of our copper pot still at +Tualatin Valley Distilling 
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This is one of Hoga Company's traditional copper pot still :) 
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"SEO has changed. It’s no longer just about getting all of your meta data aligned and your site content optimized, but also about getting your customers involved in the conversation."

The maniacal focus on being on the front page is what comes from poorly focused metrics driven activity. Rather, the front page/first spot is just a result from doing the right thing. Thankfully Google is implementing changes that reward the right thing and remove the ability to actually game the system.
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When it comes to social business, there’s little difference between “social media” and “real life”. Social media has blurred the lines of professional versus personal. Some businesses, like LinkedIn, have attempted to clarify those lines once again by…
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Did I hear someone say #nauticalwednesday?

Here's a tug and ferry moored for the night in Port Angeles, Washington. A long 5 second exposure softened this shot, but also made it very difficult to capture a crisp image of the two boats. Thankfully the swells were mild enough to not add too much motion within the 5 seconds the shutter was open. 

+NauticalWednesday is curated by +Dale Collins  +StPaul Herrmann and +Annelies Jansen
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You're far too kind, Fee. :)
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Every now and again I come across a post I wish I'd written... Dave's post here nails it and falls squarely in that "YES, THIS" category for me. Thanks to +Ryan Boyles for bubbling this one up through LinkedIn! 
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Here's some solid information and advice on the Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL. Thanks for sharing this +Thomas Maufer 
 
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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Well, https IS /more/ secure ;) But hey, everything's got bugs, right? This is just good-guy OpenSSL keeping us on our toes so we don't become entirely complacent and thus more vulnerable ;)
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Great things coming out of Social Media Today: Is your ‪#‎SocialMedia‬ policy failing you? http://bit.ly/OrVlor

"... the fact remains that someone has to reteach the social media industry that it is ok to share things that aren't about you or your company."
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Finally, photjojo has a product that I find deeply useful! Not quite sure of how it may compare to pro-level light meters, but it looks to at least be a usable consumer version for a decent price. http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/luxi-iphone-light-meter/
Pretty sure +Debby Moran will like this, and +Randy Raz Ullon will complain that it isn't for Android ;)
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"Are you high?" And then I lolled.
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Here's a great blog post from Chuck Cowdery that explains many of the reasons you'll never hear me refer to my distillate as "moonshine"... because it isn't: http://chuckcowdery.blogspot.com/2013/12/understanding-so-called-legal-moonshine.html
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Please reach out and connect with me wherever you are most comfortable! 

I am employed by IBM. Any and all posts I make are mine and do not necessarily reflect any official IBM policy, opinion, or position. Read more about the guidelines which I follow at IBM’s Blogroll Policies and Guidelines for Blogging

Most everything you would need to know about me can be found on either of my two main websites:
In blog form at www.waywardcelt.com or on my whiskies tasting group site at www.3DrunkenCelts.com

I am also a whiskies enthusiast starting up a nano-distillery in Hillsboro, Oregon as co-owner and chief distiller at Tualatin Valley Distilling, LLC. Circle us here on G+ at +Tualatin Valley Distilling

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