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Keith Goldfarb
I got nothing; too bad. But I'm happy 'cause that's all I have.
I got nothing; too bad. But I'm happy 'cause that's all I have.
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Tempted to say "you go, girl!" but I don't think the joke would read properly.

"I do not understand your meat noises" is now at the top of my list of standard replies!
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It's official: Encryption kills kids.

I don't know about you, but I'm outraged. If you care about your children, you'll leave your phones unlocked, delete openssl and pgp from your computers, and stop going to websites using https.

Your kids are depending on you to keep them safe!
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Once again, I find that I have SPAM email received at the address I used to register for Siggraph. 

Now some of you might think I'm overreacting here — SPAM is a fact of life, after all — but it really pisses me off when I pay good money (and Siggraph ain't cheap!) and find that my email address has been shared to 3rd parties without my knowledge nor consent.

I've complained about this before, to a general Siggraph email address. Does anybody have any contacts in the Siggraph organization that can help? I want to escalate this but I don't know how to proceed.
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Ok, I'll try asking the "Hive Mind" (+Larry Gritz has done this several times) for the answer:

What on earth are we to do about website passwords?!?!??!

The problem:

1. The easier it is for us to remember our passwords, the easier it is for a hacker to guess them.
2. We are specifically instructed ("for better security") to use different passwords for each site.
3. Different sites have different options and requirements (# of characters, use of special characters, etc.). [Related: Two-factor authentication?]
4. The number of companies and web sites asking us to make accounts w/ passwords appears unlimited.
5. We need to access these accounts at unpredictable times from our computers, phones and sometimes from shared devices.
6. Some of our relatives are not as computer-savvy as we are. Some have abysmal memories. What should we advise them to do?

Possible solutions:

0. Do absolutely nothing (always an option).
1. Use a password-generator to make "good" passwords, and keep them in a secure file in the cloud. (Or on a piece of paper you put in your pocket [this answer is looking better every day].)
2. Invent a password scheme which helps you to remember or rebuild each password from its website name algorithmically. 
3. Use a password management tool on your devices.
4. Simply use the password "123456" everywhere.

Each of these proposed solutions have their pluses and minuses, which I will not recite here. (I assume everyone has heard them.) The articles I've seen about this paint a worst-case scenario, and advise the strongest passwords at the expense of convenience (basically, option #1). I'm not happy with this. There has to be a better solution.

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Another straw in the coffin….
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Question for all the G+ experts out there:

Why don't all my posts show up in the "Posts" section of my Profile?

Thanks.
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The final (?) chapter on dragon curves.
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