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1920s #infosec: “When choosing a key word never choose one which is associated with the project with which one is engaged”

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/coast-guards-most-potent-weapon-during-prohibition-codebreaker-elizebeth-friedman-180954066/
A pioneer of her time, Friedman was a crucial part of the fight to enforce the ban on booze
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Yeah, much as I oppose prohibition I have trouble feeling sorry for the actual mobsters who knew exactly what the stakes were.
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Enormous damage to the U.S., nothing to make us safer – the only beneficiaries were the tortuous hucksters who parlayed a misunderstanding of psychology into $80M and every user of torture around the world who gained the ability to say “we're just doing what they do”:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/10/world/senate-torture-report-shows-cia-infighting-over-interrogation-program.html
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If you're looking for a long-form explanation of how the Web works this is a fine choice
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I don't think anyone can explain HTTP 418. You just drink a cuppa and move on.
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Talk about a Friday news dump…
WASHINGTON (AP) — A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.
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This is the shape of my congressional district. 

Seems legit.
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Of course. And how did that happen?
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Check out my latest short story, "Second Birthday", which has just been published in Analog.
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Enough people watched Gangnam Style to overflow a signed 32-bit integer…
 
We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views), but that was before we met PSY. "Gangnam Style" has been viewed so many times we had to upgrade to a 64-bit integer (9,223,372,036,854,775,808)!

Hover over the counter in PSY's video to see a little math magic and stay tuned for bigger and bigger numbers on YouTube. 
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The threat posed by the Islamic State to the United States is being overblown to a dangerous -- and untruthful -- degree. So why are we letting our government officials get away with it?
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Wonder what else they'll do with all of that juicy personal data they've been collecting. I bet Congress members are asking the same question –(http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/11/members-of-congress-love-uber.html)
Senior vice president Emil Michael floated making critics' personal lives fair game. Michael apologized Monday for the remarks.
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Yeah, Christmas came early for the taxi companies and cities which want to regulate Uber…
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Neat project geared at scientific computing performance: HOPE translates the Python AST to C++ using a SymPy pass to simplify  expressions
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You might be interested in efforts like http://julialang.org too (even though it's syntactically closer to ruby)
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Did you know you can build Mosaic on OS X? 

"brew install mistydemeo/formulae/mosaic-ck" and rock the glory days before CSS or JavaScript. Serves as an acid test for your progressive enhancement strategy, too…
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