Ask Slashdot: How To Securely Share Passwords?
I heard Matt Yoder talk about a "Death Envelope" on Pauldotcom Security Weekly. He gave a presentation about it at DefCon. The slides are here.
Ask Slashdot: Successful Software From Academia?
I believe Tripwire grew out of an academic environment. (Purdue? I think.)
If I must read a bit of spam, I'd rather it be ...
I got a spam message about 10 years ago asking if anybody had a replacement engine for a time machine. I believe the alleged time traveler asked to meet the person with the spare engine in a park in Boston at a specific date and time. I can honestly say I've never gotten another spam quite like that.
Texas Site Pushes Back Known Settlement Date For North America
I think I'm the only one. Every election is like a Washington Generals game.
Ask Slashdot: Worst Computer Scene In TV or Movies?
I nominate The Recruit with Colin Farrell and Al Pacino. The cringe inducing scene was Colin Farrell hacking into a CIA computer by typing in some C++ source code at the graphical login prompt.
Stargate Universe Cancelled
I'm bummed too. I never really got into SG-1 or Atlantis, but I downloaded the first episode of SGU and got hooked. Now, I'll never know who created the universe or if they get home. D'oh.
Careful What You Post, the FBI Has More of These
Is it wrong that instead of being outraged that civil liberties were violated, I just wanted to know how the tracking device worked? Does the FBI plant it and collect it later, or does it transmit position information? (Can I build a little Faraday cage for it when I find one on my car?)
Pentagon Selects Companies To Build Flying Humvees
Crap, now I have to worry about being landed on by a rich environment-hater too?
Pointing Stick Keyboard Roundup
USB internal keyboard not working on macbook: what to do?
Apparently there is.
I'd prefer to allocate my work hours ...
Just for a moment, I thought you were working 2 weeks in row for Google. Slave drivers!
Science Gifts For Kids?
The Mythbusters exerpiment sets look like fun to me, but if your kids already know NdGT, the sets might be a little below their level.
jQuery Dev Bemoans Overwhelming Spam On Google Groups
They have the technology?
Do You Provide Tech Support To Friends and Family?
I have seriously considered buying a Mac for my in-laws because they break their Windows PCs fairly often. I'm afraid that they will just put it in a corner, continue to use their Windows machines and call me when they get a virus. I think that would actually cost me a little bit of my soul....
How Can I Tell If My Computer Is Part of a Botnet?
You could also get a network tap. I've had my eye on the Teeny Tap for a while.
What Filters Are Right For Kids?
Sure they are. It's just a Bayesian classifier. It needs to be trained.
My top-level book organization is based on ...
Don't programmers plan to throw one away?
Tech's 10 Worst Entry-Level Jobs
Tech's ten worst entry-level jobs
- Online sales and operations account manager, Google
- Support engineer, Washington-Seattle, Amazon.com
- Content Acquisition Intern, IODA
- Customer support specialist, Fox Interactive, MySpace division
- Database administrator (temporary), Google, contracted through WorkforceLogic
- Support professional, product: Windows, Microsoft
- Executive admin to Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore
- Analyst, user operations, Facebook
- Operations finance, analyst intern, Yahoo
- Part-time guide, Mahalo