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Very funny. If you know Wes Anderson films, of course.
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Best thing written about password security in a long while. Worth a read by everyone, but especially IT folks that manage systems and users and their passwords.
I've intentionally kept myself from commenting on Password Security in the wake of the last month's mass iCloud account compromise. My feeling was that this topic had already been discussed to exhaustion, and there really was nothing new about the problem that was worth discussing.
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As Much as I agree that using a password manager is a good Idea. It isn't practical for most people.

Most people just want to get into whatever the password is blocking them from getting into. The easier that is for the average person the better. (I'm not saying that it is better, but that is their mindset.) Why do you think they choose bad passwords?

A password manager, while more secure, is inherently harder to use. People complain now about the "simple" passwords that they use. Now try forcing extremely random passwords on them, that are hard to input, much less remember, and having a single gateway device, or program, that gives them the magic password to enter facebook. The person that this would protect the most, isn't going to want to use this the most.

People will just resort to sticky notes on the monitor.
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Great interview on Ebola's past and present.
Peter Piot was a researcher at a lab in Antwerp when a pilot brought him a blood sample from a Belgian nun who had fallen mysteriously ill in Zaire
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Thanks +John Proffitt it launched me into the related articles
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I'm not a big South Park fan, but this takedown of the Redskins is priceless.
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Only about a month to go before the premiere on October 13. Looks good: two strong female characters in the mix, no iconic Star Wars characters to distract from the new stories.
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Impressive. Would have been more impressive without the "holy smokin' Toledo" commentary.
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Tried out the new pulled pork sandwich Wendy's is testing. Meh. The sauce is drizzled onto the basic cooked pulled pork instead of being cooked in the sauce. That way they can offer three flavors (sweet, smoky, spicy), but that exposes the bland pork and gives a less integrated taste and texture. They kept the pretzel bacon cheeseburger (it tested well), but they won't keep this one.
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The food is fine, even tasty in some cases. But the price is too high. $30+ for two of us, but you order at the counter (like Chipotle) and all they do is bring it to your table and the bus the table when you leave. For dinner, it should be no more than $25, and you should be able to squeak out a lunch for under $10 for one person. For the prices they're charging you could go to an actual P.F. Changs with full service, cloth napkins, etc.
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We love Pei Wei, but I agree it is more expensive than comparable Asian restaurants. However, if you have the self control to only eat half, the portions are sufficient for two meals.
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Saw this and immediately thought of +Michael Lane.
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I'm calling it... 2015 will finally be the Year of Toilet Linux!
Linux is everywhere these days, including in toilets. Yes, there's a Linux toilet that sends tweets each time you flush. Plus: Thirty things to do after you install Ubuntu, and Microsoft's blue screen of death smartwatch.
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start hacking your neighbor's toilet now
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