Exposed SSH Key Means US Emergency Alert System Can Be Hacked
All things being relative, this is a government contract/project, so I guess we should feel lucky it wasn't open port 23 telnet with a null password. Therefore, they'll probably get a reward for using that newfangled SSH encryption stuff (circa 1995, but who's keeping score?)
Geekbench Confirms Ivy Bridge MacBook Pro and iMac
The kind that does not allow WiFi for security reasons.
Down Time At Work — What Do You Do?
I find I rarely run completely out of work-related tasks, but I can understand sometimes needing to unplug from strictly-related work to reset the brain. When I need some "brain reset" time, I try to read up on something that at least tangentially relates to work, for example, I've been meaning to learn more about Ruby on Rails and some other newer (at least to this old guy) technologies.
I feel the more I learn and the more current I stay, the more valuable I am to my employer (and myself/future employers). Plus, if anyone were to ask, I can honestly say "I'm researching some possible implementations of the new [insert project name] system."
I should point out that this kind of pure guilt-free downtime is rare. You can always be updating that documentation *groan* or working on that nagging system with the logfile that always fills up the disk that you've been meaning to fix for months now...