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Dear friends, I am in Nepal at the moment, trying to build 30 shelters for the victims of the Nepal earthquake. We want to build these shelters in the next week or two to protect them from the upcoming rains. Here is more information about the project

http://www2.cs.uh.edu/~gnawali/shelter/

Will appreciate if you could provide financial support and share it on facebook or elsewhere with people who may be interested in helping out. thank you very much!
Provide 30 GI Sheet Shelters for Nepal Earthquake Victims. Problem: Most homes in Dharmasthali were destroyed in Nepal earthquakes of April and May 2015. The people have been living outdoors or in tents. They have no protection against the upcoming monsoon rains. Proposed Work: We will deploy 30 ...
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Wow, I too want a top level domain... https://com.google/
Best april 1st I've seen so far.
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Amazing SF timelapse! 
Gotham City SF, is a short timelapse film shot by Toby Harriman over the past couple years in San Francisco, California.
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Whoa, what is this white stuff? Did you have a chemical accident?

Greetings from California :P
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+Michael Nestler, I'm sure you will appreciate this!
 
Skyline Dresden by Robert Schüller: http://goo.gl/DQ5qXm
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Very nice, +Rodrigo Fonseca​. Thanks for sharing! This is probably the best photograph from this classical view point that I have ever seen. 
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Pequeno artigo que escrevi documentando uma falha no DNS da provedora NET, em Belo Horizonte, que combinada a uma falha de segurança no site do Banco do Brasil, levava à geração de boleto bancário falso. Segundo a RSA (http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/07/brazilian-boleto-bandits-bilk-billions/), fraudes semelhantes já levaram a mais de US$ 3 BI em fraudes no Brasil.

A NET corrigiu a falha de DNS, mas não sabemos como ocorreu. Veja o link do artigo abaixo para mais informações, e cuidado ao gerar boletos bancários pela Internet!

(Piece I wrote in Portuguese documenting a DNS poisoning attack at the ISP's infrastructure that lead to false payment slips (boletos) being generated in a bank's website in Brazil)
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Geração de Boletos Falsos do Banco do Brasil com acesso pela NET
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Great closing line for Xiaomi on Wired: "Maybe it’s time other companies started copying it." 
Hugo Barra | Vice president, Xiaomi Global | Xiaomi ioulex Hugo Barra had a pretty good job—I mean, assuming you consider building the most popular mobile platform in the world to be a pretty good job. As global product lead at Google Mobile and then at Android, Barra served near the top of a division…
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Seen on the web today...
Google to launch Google Admoon in late 2015 - MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA. Larry Page's new moonshot idea is to expand the Google advertisement platform, responsible for over 95% of the search giant's revenue last year, out of this world. According to an anonymous source from GoogleX, projection will work on the non-illuminated part of the moon, as the lasers used (see picture on the right) can not yet outshine the reflection of the Sun's light. Select advertisers will be able to start bidding for shares of time starting in the fourth quarter of 2015.
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Unfortunately, I suspect support for the proposal will wane just weeks after its announcement.
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+David Andersen , I clearly need to mine some cryptocurrency... #juno  
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Wow, do you have more photos? I'm curious to who the worst snow storm of the recent past was on the east coast...
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Please, help upvote this on Hacker News now, as raising international awareness for this is very important for Brazil!

Today in Brazil 140,000,000 people are voting for president, governor, and for a fraction of the congress and senate. The national electronic voting system, touted internally as a reason for national pride, is based on DRE machines with no physical record of votes, unverifiable, and surrounded by unsound practices of security through obscurity. It is a very real threat to one of the largest democracies in the world. :(

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SOAP BOX = 1. For what it's worth, e-voting isn't verifiable directly, unless it's done in a way linked to voter identities. Even then, it's highly exploitable, but it is verifiable, depending on the implementation. A trustworthy election embodies these four ideas to the maximum extent possible: ...
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Exciting development for +Bootstrap: just got formally certified by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as meeting the Standards for Professional Development for science and technology. This means teachers who train with Bootstrap can now get professional development credit, which counts towards the points they need for licensing. (If you know of a teacher in Massachusetts who might be interested, please share this with them! Thanks.)
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Keep this a secret, don't let this spread :)
 
Today is a good day. I just had a call from a telemarketer. Did I yell and scream at them, you ask? Certainly not. Like a good IT administrator I put my skills to use for their benefit. Here's how the conversation went:

Computer: "Press 9 to not be contacted in the future. Press 4 to speak to someone about your mortgage issues"
<presses 4>
TM: "Hello, are you having problems paying your mortgage?"
Me: "Hi, this is the IT department. We intercepted your call as we detected a problem with you phone and need to fix it."
TM: "Oh... ok, well what do we need to do?"
Me: "We're going to need to fix the settings by pressing 4-6-8 and * at the same time"
TM: "Ok, nothing happened."
<alright, so he's not using a Polycom>
Me: "Are you using the new Polycom phones that we deployed?"
TM: "No, it's a Yealink"
Me: "Ok, I see. You haven't had the new Polycom phone deployed to your desk yet. Let me check our technical documentations for the Yealink."
<did a quick Google search, "yealink phone factory reset">
Me: "Alright, do you see an "OK" button on your phone?"
TM: "Yes I do"
Me: "Alright, you're going to press and hold that button for 10 seconds."
TM: "OK, pressing it now"
Me: "Perfect, let me know if you get a password request"
TM: "OK, nothing has popped up ye----"
<click>

That's right. I made a telemarketer unwittingly factory reset his phone which means he will be unable to make anymore calls until someone is able to reconfigure his phone and that will take at least an hour or longer if they can't do it right away!
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  • University of California, Berkeley
    Computer Science, PhD, 2002 - 2008
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    Computer Science, MSc, 2000 - 2002
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    Computer Science, BSc, 1995 - 2000
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Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Brown University
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    Assistant Professor of Computer Science, 2009 - present
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