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Signal boost; this is a pretty bad one.

If you have "KeepMyFamilySecure"  or "Superfish" software installed, do not trust any web connections to be secure until the software is removed. The latter was pre-installed on many Lenovo PCs, and both install a security certificate that allows a malicious website to impersonate a secure website and still show as "safe" in the browser.

US-CERT TA15-051A
https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA15-051A

Removal instructions at the following link:
Komodia Redirector with SSL Digestor installs non-unique root CA certificates and private keys, making systems broadly vulnerable to HTTPS spoofing
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Motor burned out on the spacecraft, scientists harness the power of the sun to orient towards its mission and fix the errors in post-processing.
Despite a malfunction that ended its primary mission in May 2013, the Kepler spacecraft is alive and working. The evidence comes from the discovery of a new super-Earth using data collected during Kepler’s “second life.”
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Glasgow School of Art alumnus James Houston created the school’s annual holiday card this year using a symphony of vintage computers, including a Commodore 64, an old iMac and a Sega Mega Drive (kn...
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Everything But the News, a witty and irreverent look at the California startup scene with industry outsider and PBS reporter Steve Goldbloom, in easily-digestible 5-minute segments. Recently renewed for a second season!

http://laughingsquid.com/everything-but-the-news-returns-for-a-second-season-of-startup-scene-shenanigans/
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What was the first animal in space? The answer may have you buzzing.
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Quick fixes for POODLE SSLv3.0 vulnerability (CVE-2014-3566)
Firefox: go to about:config and set security.tls.version.min to 1
Chromium: start with --ssl-version-min=tls1
Apache: update to patched openssl, edit httpd.conf to set SSLProtocol All -SSLv2 -SSLv3, and restart

https://access.redhat.com/solutions/1232333
https://access.redhat.com/solutions/1232413
https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2014/10/14/the-poodle-attack-and-the-end-of-ssl-3-0/
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This year's Eastern States Exposition featured a 50th anniversary exhibit of memorabilia from the 1964-65 New York World's Fair.
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An estimated six to eight million cats and dogs enter shelters each year, and about half of those find new homes. About 2.7 million cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters each year. Shelters across the country are implementing enrichment programs to improve the lives of the animals in their care and increase the chances …
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3D printing prosthetics isn't exactly the newest thing in the world, but this take on it is surprisingly refreshing. This dog named Derby was born with disfigured legs. Running, or even walking, si...
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Some love for Grace Hopper, the Harvard Mark I, and the oft-repeated story of the first "bug".
Author Walter Isaacson’s new book is “The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution.” Here is an excerpt about computing pioneer Grace Hopper from his book.
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These episodes from the '80s are golden.
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In-browser classic arcade game emulator with over 900 games.

JavaScript has come a long way.
The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package. Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison,...
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