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Brian Swift
Attended California State University, Northridge
Lived in Santa Cruz, CA
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My favorite Jesuit priest explains Heartbleed using jelly beans as visual aid.
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If you're not irrational, you get to dessert slowly.
 
Pumpkin Pi

Courtesy of the Mathematical Association of America's Flickr page. :D

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Scary bedtime stories

If you enjoy a good fright, check out the Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT '13) videos at  https://www.usenix.org/conference/woot13/tech-schedule/workshop-program

Why yes, we can compute without using the CPUs instructions.
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Listening to +Lee Cheng  of +Newegg discussing their tenacious defense against patent trolls on This Week in Law makes me want send money their way the next time I need to purchase some tech.
 
Special guest Lee Cheng from Newegg and Jonathan Bailey, patent trolls, copyright in curriculum, and more.
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dd if=/Volumes/tv/torrents/Fedora-19-x86_64-DVD/Fedora-19-x86_64-DVD.iso ibs=16m obs=16k  |  dd ibs=16k of=/dev/rdisk1 obs=16m

4444913664 bytes transferred in 151.939785 secs (29254442 bytes/sec)

Esoteric command yielding fastest transfer rate of .iso from server to fast flash USB stick.

Really poor performance using a simple 'dd' got my attention. Fixing a one character typo (had left the 'r' off 'rdisk1' ) made performance reasonable but still significantly slower than what I thought it could be  given the intermediate link rates. A bit of experimenting with parameter values and structure eventually produced the above ornate command, which runs as fast as dd-ing from /dev/zero to the stick.
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New old motherboard Supermicro X7DWA-N

Fair amount of detail when viewed at full resolution.
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Oooh. Geek porn.

UPDATE: Dem dual sockets.
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Who has two thumbs and thinks Women's Skeleton is totally badass?  #sochi   #sochi2014  
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Mac Pro CPU Comparison

Based on Apple's specifications for the new Mac Pros, the CPUs they'll be using are compared following the link.

While retail price of the low-end CPU is only $294, the top of the line Intel 12-core Xeon E5-2697V2 goes for $2614.

http://ark.intel.com/compare/75283,77912,75780,75779
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Will SQRL (Secure QR-code Login) put an end to Usernames and passwords?

Steve Gibson's proposal for a new authentication paradigm.

https://www.grc.com/sqrl/sqrl.htm
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Enjoy it as much as I enjoyed.
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I said Unix, not eunuchs.
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