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"BeyondCorp: A New Approach to Enterprise Security," by Rory Ward and Betsy Beyer, Google (2014)

(via http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/05/13/google-moves-its-corporate-applications-to-the-internet/ and David Nesting)
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Assuming that user devices inside the firewall or vpn may be as polluted as the ones on the outside is probably a pretty good bet.  I suppose the success of this approach depends on how well communications can be secured and whatever defense against keystroke loggers can be assured.  
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Some Practice Tips, From A Real Live Attorney

(1) This motion is improperly captioned. Depending on your local rules, it would be more appropriate to file a Motion and Order to Fuck This Court and Everything It Stands For. 

(2) In the motion itself, the author should propose the manner in which the court should fuck itself and everything it stands for. The order should restate the relief requested in the motion in clear, succinct, and imperative language. 

(3) Specific performance is an uncommon form of relief. Mandamus is as well, but would not require a novel exercise of jurisdiction. The author might consider rewriting this in the form of a petition for a writ of mandamus and submitting it to the circuit court, reframing her request for the court to fuck itself and everything it stands for in a more well-defined format.

(4) The movant's argument that the court should fuck itself and everything that it stands for should be contained in a brief in support of the motion. Consult your local rules for format guidelines and length requirements.

(5) If you are a jerk at a large law firm and would like to game the rules, you can split your motion into a "motion to fuck this court" and a "motion to fuck everything this court stands for." There are two separate issues here: through skilled lawyering, you might be able to convince the court that fucking itself is neither beyond its jurisdiction nor anatomical possibility. It would be considerably more difficult to demonstrate that "fucking everything this court stands for," which hypothetically includes such things as "the rule of law" and "democracy," was within its jurisdiction or the realm of possibility. 

(6) Plus, if you split it into two motions, you now get to file two briefs, which would give you double the page limit without filing for leave to file an overlength brief.
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I'm watching Mad Men again in preparations for the end of the series. I'm in the middle of season two. Didn't notice before how much of a biatch Betty Draper is. She blames it on her Nordic ancestry:' Her folks are German.

Excuses excuses. 
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Post hoc ergo propter hoc: one of the great errors of history
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Is this true on the Planck scale?
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Petroleum saved the whales. But its time has passed.
 
Remembering Exxon Valdez: Moving Beyond Oil and Keeping Shell Out of the Arctic

http://ecowatch.com/2015/03/24/beyond-oil-shell-out-of-arctic/
The Exxon Valdez supertanker ran aground on Bligh Reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound. At least 11 million gallons of crude spilled into the sound
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It has taken the sacrifice of many extremophile bacteria and archaea to save what few whales we have left from the huge herds that once existed.   The appetite of humanity for energy is vast.  Insulation improvements and thermal recycling will help abate that.  
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This is how I imagine +Chris Hoyt's recruiting goes.
I'm sorry he's having relationship issues but people need to learn to leave their personal lives at the door. This isn't the Kardashians.
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It occurred to me, after who knows how many years since I first heard the admonition, that "no running in the halls" was instituted to prevent injury. When the rule was established did no one question whether running was the cause of the injuries rather than only what the child was doing when injured? That is, perhaps a better rule might have been "no waxing the floors."
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Perhaps, "no running closely by doorways" was what was meant.  That would avoid collisions with people entering the hallway from a classroom.  A better admonition might be "anticipate potential collisions with things you cannot yet see".
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"History is written by the victor."

Yeah. History seems more inclined toward justification and proof of rightness than in understanding the marvelous diversity of the truth of things. 
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I'm puzzled by this. Dot people want to know what actually happened?
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If I butter the metal side of an iPhone, will it land buttered side down?
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I love the texture, but it's not at all practical. Too slippery. 
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Storybook Algorithms
by +Ali Almossawi 

You may remember the free online book, An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments, doing the rounds on G+ in 2013, well now its author +Ali Almossawi has produced Part I of a new story, kindly in the Creative Commons, called Hans in the Land of Bards.

Part II: Hans in the Belly of the Nihilistic Tuna Fish and Part III: Hans in the Mantle of the Socially Awkward Deep Sea Octopus are coming later in the year. The work sets out to explain some common computer algorithms in an eccentric adventure story form with links to more technical details and code in the side bar.  It looks to me like Ali has lived in England and he's been influenced by Lewis Carroll.

Ironically, given that Ali works for Mozilla, albeit on visualizing Firefox Metrics, the little anchor links in the side bar don't take me, a Firefox user, into the bottom of the screen as I imagine they are supposed to.  So, if you are interested in details, please go to the end of the story part and find and click on read more.

Hans in the Land of Bards is an adventure story about an absentminded tailor and his quick-witted accomplice who struggle to escape a land where things aren’t always what they seem. During the journey, our protagonist is exposed to concepts that are ubiquitous in software, but whose usefulness extends beyond that field. Much as in life, the lessons come in the form of head fakes, which means that our protagonist doesn’t realize at the time that he is learning anything of value.

Hans in the Land of Bards: http://goo.gl/JMEzM2

@ Github: http://goo.gl/ZvpB66

Now that you have read Part I you should be ready for
this puzzle: http://goo.gl/kGLkz9

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments: http://goo.gl/yeuRTq
(also available for fee in hardcopy, for gifts, etc.)

Ali Almossawi: http://goo.gl/jHdZrd

Image: Alejandro Giraldo.
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post saved for subsequent perusal, thanks
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That's between you and your God.
 
God is an evolved organizational strategy that made people think they were being watched: http://j.mp/1MRil7U  
Punitive Big Brother; cosmic petty-thief-catcher; vigilant landlord. Why is God so interested in bad behaviour?
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The chrono-synclastic infundibulum is permeated with utter indifference.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sirens_of_Titan
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