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I've heard about this on the Internet! It must be true!
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+David Burrows that proves they have a sense of humour and good business sense too :)
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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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Red Hat is continuing to add new and better ways of handling huge amounts of data and files.
Red Hat's new Ceph Storage and Gluster Storage open-source, software-defined storage products continue to push storage's limits.
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+Keith Petersen You say that as if this wasn't a common decades-old programmers' joke. :P
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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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+Caleb Cushing 

>Committing plagiarism (copyright infringement) outside of  academia and may have financial repercussions. Not sure how it's orthogonal, it's straight up illegal.

Plagiarism MAY involve copyright infringement but doesn't have to. The material used without credit may be in the public domain. It may be ideas/concepts but not the exact words. It may be just a short phrase that wouldn't normally be considered rising to the level of infringement. Conversely, one can infringe copyright without claiming the work as one's own (and therefore not plagiarizing). So they're different concepts although they can overlap. 
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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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My pick of today's most important open-source developers and thought leaders.
These are the people who have been driving the open-source technology powering today's business world.
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nice list, and no offense to those on the list but Ton Roosendaal is missing
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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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  • West Virginia University
    History, 1982 - 1984
  • Glenville State College
    English & history, 1974 - 1975
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