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Security mindset (or lack thereof) in design.
 
The whole idea of having a fob that lets you into the car without pushing a button to tell it to unlock the doors is just wacky.

In one of Larry Niven's "transfer booths" stories, a cop mentions that people who bought transfer booths (like phone booths, but they teleport you) originally started putting them inside, for convenience. This turned out to be a bad idea, so they stopped doing that. Hopefully this trend goes the same way.
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What is this - a theme?
 
"In a particularly spectacular display of corporate delusion, John Deere—the world’s largest agricultural machinery maker —told the Copyright Office that farmers don’t own their tractors. Because computer code snakes through the DNA of modern tractors, farmers receive “an implied license for the life of the vehicle to operate the vehicle.”"

FYI, the whole world is moving to license-to-use with ownership retained by corporations. Stallman was always right. It's like the sharing economy but even worse.
It’s official: John Deere and General Motors want to eviscerate the notion of ownership.
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Bummer.
 
Blue Bell expands recall to all products http://atxne.ws/1K0K5qR
Blue Bell Creameries announced on Monday that it has expanded a recent recall to include all of its products due to listeria concerns.
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There does seem to be a lot of this kind of thing going around.  Makes me wonder if there is a larger cultural fail (not that kind of culture!) involved.
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Sure - XKCD might not be exactly what BB-8 is.  A fair bit of BB-8 comes from Disney's mentorship in Sphero.  But isn't it comforting to know that there is, yet again, an XKCD cartoon that's appropriate?

http://xkcd.com/413/
Everyone fell in love with the droid BB-8 at the Force Awakens panel that opened Star Wars Celebration yesterday. Seeing the droid live on stage was a huge treat, especially as many people had never considered the idea that it might be a practical effect. We know that part of the work for BB-8 was …
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Yeah I'm leaning towards that explanation myself lately
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I am shocked... SHOCKED...
 
Pebble is doomed
We have just had the latest version of our SeaNav US iOS app rejected by Apple because we support the Pebble Smartwatch and say so in the app description and meta-data (we also state in the review notes that "This application was approved for use with the Pebble MFI Accessory in the Product Plan xxxxxx-yyyy (Pebble Smartwatch)".
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sad but inevitable.
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A Google diver employs sonic aqua bagpipes to assist in the hunt for the Loch Ness Monster.
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With the global population in 7 figures for so long - why has it taken until now for someone to try this? Duh. 
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So meme.  Much tribble.  Wow.

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Bahahaha! You've seen my cat Tribble, yeah?
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HTTPLeaks

This project aims to enumerate all possible ways, a website can leak HTTP requests. In one single HTML file.

http://bit.ly/1Gd9kYD
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What I like about infosec is that it is a constant, vast riddle.  What I dislike about infosec is how often the riddle seems to be the same as before, should have the same answer, but does not.
 
The CEO of a Major Corp. asks the CISO if the new exploit discovered in the wild, Shizzam, could affect their production systems. He said he didn’t think so, but just to be sure he said they will analyze all the systems for the... #defenseindepth #enterprisesecurity #informationsecurity
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I'm sort of amused that this article on pizza (exotic!) is next to a recipe ad for country fried steak.  I suspect the later is less common these days (unless you live in the right areas of course).
 
"It has been a staple of New York (not to mention newsrooms) for so long that it is hard to imagine a time when pizza needed an introduction. But that’s what it got on Sept. 20, 1944 — at a time when Italy was full of American troops who were acquiring a taste for the pies. Note the rare use of the plural 'pizze':"

I am reminded of hearing of an old Ellery Queen novel where "spaghetti" got the "exotic foreign word gets italicized" treatment.
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How times have changed. I'm so sick of pizza because one of my kids would prefer to eat it every day of the week plus it seems to be the standard food to serve at all sorts of gatherings. It's hard to go a week without getting served pizza.
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