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Elena Findley-de Regt
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Ronin editor, easily distracted by sunshine.
Ronin editor, easily distracted by sunshine.

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The science of misdirection. (Spoiler: it matters what you're actually paying attention to.)

Found in a tab, another article about sleep patterns, social jetlag and the implication that we should be adjusting our sleep to the hours of daylight around us. (This feels an apropos reminder after a fairly nocturnal weekend.)
EDIT: now with link!

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2013/12/science-of-sleep-trouble-with-snooze-buttons.html

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Super interesting: why Skype moved away from peer to peer transmission.  
(A: the way smartphone apps connect to the internet.)

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Via via +Jonathan Klabunde Tomer: an open letter to Glen Greenwald about why he should share the identities of the encryption standards and products compromised by the NSA.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-6MsK9f75ZbZ6QjgtfE5kfXEQ_sQKciTqtJsx-bLchw/view?hl=en-GB&forcehl=1

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Well-written little thought piece about accepting the status quo as immutable.

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Via +Andrew Wiseman  just how jawdroppingly dysfunctional the Pentagon's payroll system is. Summary: Cobol based, uncommented code, at least 167 points where information is transferred by writing it out on paper and having someone else input it again where they need it.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/09/us-usa-pentagon-payerrors-special-report-idUSBRE96818I20130709

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Super interesting speculative analysis of how PRISM might actually work.

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If this is replicable and passes the peer review, then this is pretty damn exciting.

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Mega cute!

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A strong argument in favor of 2 factor identification:
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