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Hey, +Electronic Frontier Foundation , what's the license for your wordlists? https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/07/new-wordlists-random-passphrases
Public domain? Creative Commons? BSD-3-Clause? MIT?
Joe Bonneau dives deep into systems using dice to generate random passphrases and introduces EFF's three new wordlists.
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Another great developer post from the engineers at Netflix, on the subject of orchestration and APIs:
- http://techblog.netflix.com/2016/08/engineering-trade-offs-and-netflix-api.html
Netflix's engineering culture is predicated on Freedom & Responsibility, the idea that everyone (and every team) at Netflix is entrusted with a core responsibility. Within that framework they are free to operate with freedom to satisfy their mission. Accordingly, teams are generally responsible ...
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+CloudFlare explains how +Telstra and +Optus make cloud services slower and more expensive for Australians:
https://blog.cloudflare.com/bandwidth-costs-around-the-world/ "more than an order of magnitude more expensive than other bandwidth providers around the globe and refuse to discuss local peering relationships"
"Their behavior is irrational in any competitive market"
CloudFlare protects over 4 million websites using our global network which spans 86 cities across 45 countries. Running this network give us a unique vantage point to track the evolving cost of bandwidth around the world. CC BY-SA 2.0 image by Quinn Dombrowski Recap Two years ago, we previewed
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"vegan and vegetarian diets, which can include dairy and eggs, can be safe for kids if they are thoughtfully planned out."
"most vegan and vegetarian parents don’t do that and fail to consult medical professionals"
http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/08/raising-your-kid-as-a-vegan-could-soon-be-a-crime-in-italy/
Lawmaker seeks lengthy jail terms for parents who impose “dangerous” diet on kids.
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Good. These parents are irreparably damaging their kids. 
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"jurors who view slow motion footage of an alleged crime may assign more responsibility to the accused than they would have otherwise"
http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/08/jurors-perceive-more-intent-when-they-watch-videos-in-slow-motion/

Anyone rightfully skeptical of current affairs programs already knows this, but it's nice to see some work done to document the effect on our perception and decision making.
Slowing down footage in criminal cases may dramatically sway life-or-death decisions.
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Sometimes, I suspect that this honeymoon is actually a #PokemonGo safari... :P
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The macaroni in the children's "Yankee Doodle" song is not about pasta: http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-macaroni-in-yankee-doodle-is-not-what-you-think
Who knew?
Meet the stylish gender-role rebels of 1770s England.
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I think Noah Lorang is exactly right on the data-nutritional value of real-time dashboards. It’s all empty calories. Like a bag of M&Ms or…
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Discussion of pure functional programming in the context of UI, and how this approach can be used to empower designers and developers:
- http://rauchg.com/2015/pure-ui/
I recently redesigned and implemented a new version of VideoPress, the WordPress video platform. The process involved, among other things, creating a new UI, ditching the dependency on Flash in favor of HTML5 and introducing new functionality. The particular way in which I implemented it ...
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Oops, Microsoft leaked their golden key. Secure Boot is not so secure now:
https://rol.im/securegoldenkeyboot/
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The production decisions here explain a lot. DC doesn't understand why Marvel hits (and it's own, for that matter) have been hits. Cue the random flailing about.

http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2016/08/suicide-squad-would-be-better-if-it-didnt-reek-of-desperation/

That said. #SuicideSquad is definitely lots of fun. Just turn off your brain, ignore the stereotypes, and you'll have a good time.
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"They cry when you give them drama. They cry when you give them fun." What DC (WB) doesn't understand is some haters will never be satisfied. Hopefully they realize that with Squad and ignore critics moving forward,
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An open letter from Josh Withers to the Australian Government in support of #MarriageEquality:
https://marriedbyjosh.com/marriageequality/
1 year later, still nothing. :(
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JavaScript jockey, Google fan, Android apologist
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I'm a technology enthusiast, and I believe fiercely in open source.
I describe myself on Twitter as a "JavaScript jockey, Google fan, Android apologist". I admire hardware designed by Apple and Sony, although Google and Microsoft tend to have much better online services.

I find software development very satisfying, with web technology being particularly fast-paced and exciting.
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