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For anyone who is wondering what the big deal is about the Heartbleed exploit, XKCD explains it well.

All that extra "stuff" can be passwords, usernames, banking information, addresses, etc. It is entirely a hack on website servers, and isn't affected by how awesome your personal antivirus or firewall is.

You log onto your bank. Your bank's web servers know the information of your login and everything else you see on their webpages.

A Heartbleed hacker hits the bank's website and pulls all the stuff that the bank's web server knows at the moment - including your username, password, account numbers, balance, etc.

Lovely.
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Yes, this is awesome. #freakonomics  
 
On Beauty and Biking: evolutionary biology study says attractiveness may signal endurance performance. http://ow.ly/ty63F
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#Freakonomics  has a fun one. Is our economy more like a POW camp or a baby-sitting co-op?

After reading the two, I think it's more of a POW situation. The co-op's situation had a lot of fundamental restrictions on it that don't apply to our economy.

So, I think we're living in a POW camp economy. Doesn't that make you feel so warm and fuzzy?! (it's actually a good thing in this situation) #economics  
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As always, #Freakonomics  absolutely rocks. I've read a few quotes from the Pope's paper which they discuss here and I'm a fan.
 
Pontiff-icating on the Free-Market System: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast: Does the economy need a moral framework? http://ow.ly/rUWtK
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I'm not taking the time to track this down whether it's true or false, but I want to check up on it.
 
Space Pens vs. Pencils

Via +I fucking love science over on another platform.

Things are very rarely as simple as they seem... it's easy to mock when you don't know the context.
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Even the worst day on the mat is better than the best day at the office!

+The Basics Gracie Jiu Jitsu

(and I had a good night on the mat!)
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Gotta love it! Let's hear it for the difference between rugby and (American) football. Two countries divided by a common language.
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Yes!
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The First Rule of Thesaurus Club is: You do not Talk, converse, chat, speak, gossip, chatter, natter, utter, discuss, confer, reason, deliberate, consult, parley, lecture, sermon about Thesaurus Club!
#thesaurus  
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D&D is all about, well, you know, dungeons and dragons. Toss in the wizards too.

Here's a guy who ran a strictly commoner campaign. No adventurer classes, just a straight common mook who is a farmer.

The story of Joe Wood.
http://community.wizards.com/forum/previous-editions-general/threads/1097411
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