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Engineers don't let engineers design user interfaces.

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As seen on Twitter, courtesy of John Bellamy @cowbs Engineers don't let engineers design user interfaces. <http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BylctRxCEAEv-i2.png>

ISIS the Rock Band Mistaken for the Terrorist Group

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ISIS the Rock Band Mistaken for the Terrorist Group The name of the militant Islamic group ISIS is probably one of the most reviled names in the country at the moment. It is also the name of a defunct post-metal rock band with the same name that is getting "off color comments" on its Facebook page.

Why the Heyday of Credit Card Fraud Is Almost Over

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http://www.wired.com/2014/09/emv/

- Teaching Me Softly - Machine learning is teaching us the secr

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http://nautil.us/issue/6/secret-codes/teaching-me-softly

LibreSSL: More Than 30 Days Later

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http://www.openbsd.org/papers/eurobsdcon2014-libressl.html

Mining Bitcoin with pencil and paper: 0.67 hashes per day

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http://www.righto.com/2014/09/mining-bitcoin-with-pencil-and-paper.html

Dear clueless assholes: stop bashing bash and GNU.

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http://weev.livejournal.com/409835.html?nojs=1

Why a leading professor of new media just banned technology use

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/09/25/why-a-leading-professor-of-new-media-just-banned-technology-use-in-class/ Clay Shirky is, as he explains below, a "pretty unlikely candidate for Internet censor."

What the f*** were they thinking?! Crazy website biases exposed

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http://www.troyhunt.com/2014/09/what-f-were-they-thinking-crazy-website.html

Why the Z-80's data pins are scrambled

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http://www.righto.com/2014/09/why-z-80s-data-pins-are-scrambled.html

onboard Indian spacecraft software is ADA

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http://www.reddit.com/r/tabled/comments/1ulhiq/table_india_we_are_three_isro_scientists_here_to/

internet addiction

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Smartphone stress: Are you a victim of 'always on' culture? You're on holiday but surreptitiously check your work emails the moment you wake up. You get anxious if there's no wi-fi in the hotel or mobile phone signal up the mountain. You fret if your phone is getting low on power, and you secretly worry things will go wrong at work if you're not there.

NOVA, Sept. 24

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Did anyone watch last night's NOVA? It was about data security, viruses and a tad about quantum computing. I sure would like to visit the Q-bit's "office". So much gear for such a teensy tiny computing cell. Reminded me a little bit of the machine roooms in the Mill in Maynard. /BAH

Comcast says it's too expensive to compete against other cable=20

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http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/09/comcast-says-its-too-expensive-to-compete-against-other-cable-companies/ Comcast has made many arguments in support of its proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable (TWC), but it keeps circling back to one: since the two cable companies don't compete head-to-head in any city or town, there would be no harm in approving the deal.

'Shell Shock' Bash bug

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"A bug discovered in the widely used Bash command interpreter poses a critical security risk to Unix and Linux systems – and, thanks to their ubiquity, the wider internet." http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/09/24/bash_shell_vuln/ http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/24/us-cybersecurity-bash-idUSKCN0HJ2FQ20140924

slrn-1.0.2 released

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Hi, I am pleased to announce the release of slrn-1.0.2. You can find information about this release at <http://slrn.sourceforge.net/>. I would also like to acknowledge Andrew Strong for keeping the slrn website current. Thanks, --John

[OT] Rethinking the origins of the universe

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http://unc.edu/spotlight/rethinking-the-origins-of-the-universe/ Black holes have long captured the public imagination and been the subject of popular culture, from Star Trek to Hollywood. They are the ultimate unknown ? the blackest and most dense objects in the universe that do not even let light escape.

Relativistic hash tables, part 1: Algorithms

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http://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/612021/92c8ccb5b82d4d90/

CVE-2014-6271: remote code execution through bash

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http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2014/q3/649 Stephane Chazelas discovered a vulnerability in bash, related to how environment variables are processed: trailing code in function definitions was executed, independent of the variable name. In many common configurations, this vulnerability is exploitable over the network.

LA Times commentary: roll out "smart" credit cards to deter fr

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The technology to eliminate data breaches at retailers has existed for years. It's in widespread use almost everywhere in the developed world except the United States. It's the smart card, which carries an embedded chip encrypted with the user's account information instead of a black magnetic strip, which can be easily hacked http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-message-to-chase-20140923-column.html#

Has anyone ever had a use for overwrite mode.

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I try to stay in insert mode, but sufficiently often I unintentionally press the insert key, switching to overwrite mode. Then I usually end up messing up an edit, and have to stop and put things right. From time to time, I've implemented ways to disable the insert key, but it's one of things that gets lost when I do a reinstall or upgrade.

The SSD Endurance Experiment: Only two remain after 1.5PB

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http://techreport.com/review/27062/the-ssd-endurance-experiment-only-two-remain-after-1-5pb
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