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From the Northern to the Southern Cross
Image Credit & Copyright: Nicholas Buer
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140127.html

There is a road that connects the Northern to the Southern Cross but you have to be at the right place and time to see it. The road, as pictured above, is actually the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy; the right place, in this case, is dark Laguna Cejar in Salar de Atacama of Northern Chile; and the right time was in early October, just after sunset. Many sky wonders were captured then, including the bright Moon, inside the Milky Way arch; Venus, just above the Moon; Saturn and Mercury, just below the Moon; the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds satellite galaxies, on the far left; red airglow near the horizon on the image left; and the lights of small towns at several locations across the horizon. One might guess that composing this 30-image panorama would have been a serene experience, but for that one would have required earplugs to ignore the continued brays of wild donkeys.
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I took that far too seriously at first: "I've never heard of VüDü Linux"
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Interesting - tracking down the Appple ID leak
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Some eye opening statistics on Culture and Locale
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I wonder why he's looking at Mobile Vendor instead of Mobile Browser?  I assumed he was cherry-picking the data to make a point but the correct dataset's chart looks pretty similar: http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_browser-AU-monthly-201109-201208
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Genius.
 
T-Mobile has at least one step right in their password handling: they don't send it back to you. Unfortunately, their password reset form ignores any attempt to press the "V" key. That's right- your password can't contain the letter "V".

Sure, the most logical explanation is that they're trying to prohibit pasting in your password for some stupid reason. But that's boring? In the comments, invent your own reason why "V" is for verboten.

The offending script: https://my.t-mobile.com/login/js/CheckEnter.js
The line of code responsible: function keyDown(a){if(a.keyCode==86){a.preventDefault()}}
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Neat tech - and French customer service.
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Hmm. I've got a certifation for .NET 3.5 development - should I upgrade through 4 to 4.5, or just do the exams again to get 4.5? 2 exams to upgrade, 3 to recertify - but the recertify would, I think, make me a better developer.
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Also fascinating. Gotta love Wired. 
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Just came across this - slightly old - news article: 
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Jeez, it's as if security doesn't matter in mobile apps. Or privacy. At least part of that makes me think we might need to do what Jeff Atwood was recommending - encrypt all the things! http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2012/02/should-all-web-traffic-be-encrypted.html
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Yeah, I thought I'd seem some pretty bizarre pricing on Amazon lately.
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