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Steven Vaughan-Nichols
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Reddit is back up... for now.
Reddit fired a popular employee - and its volunteer staff of community administrators took down popular sub-reddit groups in protest. Now, management is trying to make peace with the rebel moderators.
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I have yet to spend an iota of time on Reddit. Maybe I should finally check it out? Heh.
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I've heard about this on the Internet! It must be true!
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If you're in the area, the SPAM Museum is a pleasant way to kill a couple of hours.
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He never told you the truth about your real ladder!
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All my degrees are in the liberal arts so it's worked out well for me! 
 
What’s important is the skills the job really requires, and how to look for people with those characteristics. What sort of competencies are useful in business? They include ethics, critical thinking, collaboration, problem-solving, and communication—all skills that are at least as prevalent in liberal arts majors as in computer scientists.
Back in the day, hiring someone for the IT department was easy. Now, though, things are different.
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My BA has served me well!
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It's no  OpenSSL replacement, but for many uses it will come darn close.
s2n, with its mere 6,000 lines of code, focuses only on encryption.
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LibreSSL is great, but it's still a large package with lots of functionality - a large attack surface. A package that only has the minimal necessary code required for a current TLS implementation can be considerably more secure, and more quickly and easily vetted.
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It just keeps getting better and better for the OPM. This is also lousy news for any agency who needs to hire new people and any poor devil who was waiting for their clearance to come through to start a job.
The Office of Personnel Management has announced that its web-based security background system will be out of service for at least four weeks.
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Glad my TS got renewed before this happened.  Yeah, I figure my info is out there.  But it already was, since I have a credit card.  Every year I get a new credit card with an expiration date sometime 5 years from now, and every year I get a call from BofA asking "Did you authorize $SketchyPayment?" "No" "OK, a new card is on the way!"

I had insurance through Anthem, have shopped at Target, and one of the gas stations I  use got a skimmer on one of its pumps...  "You have no privacy anyway..."  
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The end of IPv4 is in sight.
ARIN reports it only has about two to four weeks of IPv4 Internet address blocks left.
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+Steven Vaughan-Nichols you need some sleep. IPv5 again?
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It's not a bug, it's a... 
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Geek jokes...you gotta luv 'em!
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By throwing confusion into the question of whether APIs might be to subject to copyright, SCOTUS has done programmers no favors.
The Supreme Court decision that let stand a lower court decision that Java's application programming interface may be subject to copyright could be a developer disaster in the making.
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+Paul Kerr I very much doubt that ODF itself would be allowed if the structure of programming languages is subject to copyright.
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I like it! It's aeronautic stability is, ahem, troublesome, but it's still a really neat project for the tech of its day (2012). If you watch part 2, you'll see that he eventually got it flying much better.
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Getting sea-sick just watching... hate to think what its like on-board!
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The OCP arrived just in time to prevent container forking from wrecking the container movement.
Today, containers are becoming the default way that people put apps on clouds. In no small part, that's because containers didn't become standardized until libcontainer appeared in 2014. But then Docker headed in its own direction, and others, starting with CoreOS, started splitting off.
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Finally OCP is here, now let's build RoboCop
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If you are now, ever have been, or recently applied to be a federal employee or had a security clearance, all your personnel records are now in the hands of either a foreign power or crooks.
The federal government personnel security breach is bigger and worse than you can imagine.
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Which makes them partially responsible for 9/11.
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  • Vaughan-Nichols & Associates
    Journalist, 1989 - present
  • Ziff-Davis
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Introduction
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge, PC operating system; 300bps was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state of the art word processor; and we liked it!

Steven was also the first writer to notice this little thing called the Web and he thought it just might be important some day. Who knew!? :-)
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"I couldn't possibly comment."
Education
  • West Virginia University
    History, 1982 - 1984
  • Glenville State College
    English & history, 1974 - 1975
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