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Stan Gunn
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You know your dog is big when you can hurt yourself stubbing your toe on her.
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I'm always very dubious about the announcement of NEW! WORLD CHANGING! TECHNOLOGY! And I won't even pretend I understand the science behind it. But this could be very, very amazing:
After four years of incredulity and not-so-gentle mocking, researchers have finally proven that it's possible to simultaneously transmit multiple radio channels over exactly the same wireless frequenc...
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Math-Induced Respiratory Disorder: a fit of coughing and throat-clearing induced in 8-year-olds when verbally drilling on multiplication tables, MIRD is especially prevalent when trying to remember answers in the 4x12, 8x8, and 7x6 range. 
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For those of you who use LinkedIn, please pay attention! You need to listen to this. Most people log in to LinkedIn with their email address. And many of them use the same password they use when logging in to email. If that's you, then you need to go change your password for EVERY SITE where you use that email/password combo -- not just your email address.  If the hackers who broke into LinkedIn captured your password they can start running that combo against lots of commonly used sites. You can see if they captured your hashed password at the link below. Do it now. Don't wait until you're a victim.
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Yes and yes. Did his and felt weird about the password. My tech friends provided me this info also. 
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A fascinating list from kottke of extremely bad password requirements. Do the people who write these policies realize they are giving hackers a blueprint for reducing the overall size of the namespace they have to search to crack passwords?
I tweeted about this but wanted to document it here for posterity. The Attorney General of Texas Child Support website has the wor
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While these are all examples of terrible password requirements, the worst part about them is that they don't ever tell you again what the requirements are, so that you can't figure out what crazy one-off password you may have had to concoct when it's time to log in again.
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A group of billionaire investors is going to start mining asteroids and bringing the resources back to Earth. I'm insanely excited about this. I love living in the future.
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My eight-year-olds want me to teach them how to code. I'm sure there are some good tools for this, but I'm a little overwhelmed trying to find the right place to start. So far I've found Scratch (scratch.mit.edu) and Greenfoot (www.greenfoot.org). Anyone have other suggestions?

They think they are going to build the next Skyrim, I'll be happy if I can find a good tool to introduce them to a little bit of logic and OOP.
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I just created a game on Scratch today. Gamestar Mechanic is another one. http://gamestarmechanic.com/
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If you know PHP and MySQL, and you're looking for some part-time work, The Briscoe Center for American History at UT is currently offering a 19hr/week computer programmer internship in their digital archives. They are looking for people with some PHP/MySQL experience. See number 2 on the link below.

http://www.cah.utexas.edu/about/jobs.php
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One of my favorite authors shows his daughter an LP for the first time.
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Wow. I feel old. 
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Why is Wikipedia down today? Why is Google blacked out? Because Congress is trying to pass SOPA and PIPA. These bills would literally, no exaggeration, break the Internet. As someone who runs networks for a living, I can tell you that passing these will do nothing to stop online privacy, but leave every website open to being taken down arbitrarily and capriciously just because someone doesn't like their content.
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Hit it on the nail, it is because someone doesn't like their content, hmmm, who could that be! Americans need to take back America from these politicians who are being bought and paid by corporate America!
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Causality isn't what it used to be.
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I have twin boys, 8 years old. We like to build things that burn, explode, or hurl projectiles over long distances. We refer to these as experiments in applied physics.
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  • University of Texas at Austin
    Information Studies
  • University of Texas at Tyler
    Journalism
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I'm the associate vice president for information technology at Austin Community College. I'm also an adjunct faculty at the University of Texas at Austin School of Information.
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  • University of Texas at Austin
    Adjunct Faculty, 2000 - present
  • Austin Community College
    AVP of IT, 2008 - present
  • IBM Global Services
    2006 - 2008
  • State of Texas
    1990 - 2006
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Austin
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Fort Worth, Texas - Athens, Texas - Amarillo, Texas - Stephenville, Texas - Richardson, Texas - Tyler, Texas
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