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AirAware

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It ships with a version of Google Now that alerts you when it's too late to leave for your appointments.
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Dowser
4058 days ago
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Time for Kickstarter!
Trosa, Sweden
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cailloux
4058 days ago
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This would help with the fact I never judge how long it takes to get anywhere.
Atlanta, GA
AndyG1128
4058 days ago
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Doesn't this already exist? There are plenty of people who hover around me and tell me I'm wrong all the time...
Nashville, TN
Romanikque
4058 days ago
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Fan freeking tastic!
Baltimore, MD
8bithack
4058 days ago
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best XKCD in a while
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kaushal
4058 days ago
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The business plan would be that people would have to pay to get the UAV off their backs :P
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adamgurri
4058 days ago
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excellent.
New York, NY
stavrosg
4058 days ago
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Whoa!
Rodos, Greece
MourningStar888
4058 days ago
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WRONG!
Fredonia, NY
Michdevilish
4058 days ago
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Wrong!
Canada
robopanda333
4058 days ago
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this is hilarious. i wish i was doing my hw sp next year, i so want to see these in action.
Walla Walla, Washington

Geek&Poke Weekly About Technical Debts (Part 2)

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4062 days ago
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:)
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The Value of Grades Is Paramount

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The Value of Grades Is Paramount

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4073 days ago
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Väldigt sant.
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Authorization

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Before you say anything, no, I know not to leave my computer sitting out logged in to all my accounts. I have it set up so after a few minutes of inactivity it automatically switches to my brother's.
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Huvudet på spiken, igen.
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agcornejo
4056 days ago
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Lol
Snellville, Georgia
redknightalex
4063 days ago
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Or one could practice physical security as well as digital security. Around this time of year, every student's laptop is stolen.
Northeastern US
waxis
4070 days ago
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Let's hear it for sandboxing!
Arizona
oliverzip
4071 days ago
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Sigh. And I felt so secure.
Sydney, Balmain, Hornsby.
beslayed
4073 days ago
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//
ktgeek
4073 days ago
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Once again, xkcd gives me a great comic for security presentations...
Bartlett, IL
PaulPritchard
4074 days ago
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Heh
Belgium
bogorad
4074 days ago
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+acda: please do enlighten me how one's gonna hijack my active SSL-session that's on a laptop that auto-locks when my face is not visible through its webcam? :)
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
gmuslera
4074 days ago
Someone sends you a PDF exploiting an acrobat vulnerability (to put an example of making someone's else code run as your user), that takes out your browser cookies/sessions/whatever (or just install a keylogger), and sent them to someones else email. Not being admin/root don't enable them to modify the system in ways that your plain user can't, but can do everything else.
bogorad
4074 days ago
I don't use adobe's PDF software ;)
GrimMeeper
4073 days ago
so maybe I get a picture of you?
acksed
4073 days ago
They don't. They call your bank after cracking the weak password on your email account for the details, reading your FB page for your birthdate, phone number, relatives and location/address, then authorise a bank transfer.
tedder
4074 days ago
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my brother sent this to me this morning.
Uranus
shamgar_bn
4074 days ago
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love this...
Wake Forest, North Carolina
jobiasrkd
4074 days ago
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But video card drivers are serious business!
Edmonton, Canada
deezil
4074 days ago
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Ha!
Shelbyville, Kentucky
norb
4074 days ago
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hahaha
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dianaschnuth
4074 days ago
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Ain't that the truth.
Toledo OH
sfringer
4074 days ago
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Always a great viewpoint on serious topics!
North Carolina USA
adamgurri
4074 days ago
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welp
New York, NY
acdha
4074 days ago
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Lovely example of why so much security advice is rearranging the proverbial deck chairs. The model for the future is privilege separation within an account – a la Apple's sand boxing – but even that is woefully inadequate until, say, compromising your browser on your favorite l0lcat site doesn't let an attacker reuse your banking credentials.
Washington, DC
petrilli
4074 days ago
The problem is that at some point, everything depends on a single lynchpin of security. For example, I use approximately 5,000 different passwords, but they're all stored in a single repository that's protected with a very long pass phrase. But, compromise the phrase, or the encryption protocol itself, and BOOM, all for not. Unfortunately, diffuse security risks are difficult to achieve in practice if your goal is ease-of-use. There's a freaking Nobel prize in there somewhere.
skarlso
4069 days ago
@petrilli the problem is that you are storing them in one place :-) either distribute to multiple location or store them in you head. I have a powerful mnemonic to store my 100+ passwords in my head. Hopefuly that can't be cracked. Yet.
manuelp
4074 days ago
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Clever as usual :D
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stavrosg
4074 days ago
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...
Rodos, Greece
bobdvb
4074 days ago
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One I think Linus would sympathise with I think!
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popular
4074 days ago
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One I think Linus would sympathise with I think!
thebassman
4074 days ago
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Too funny, yet so true.
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
growler
4074 days ago
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eggzactly
bogorad
4074 days ago
truecrypt + auto-lock should be mandatory
acdha
4074 days ago
bogorad: I'm trying to tell whether you missed the point or are joking. TrueCrypt, FileVault, etc. are good ideas for physical security but they don't help when an active session is compromised, which is by far the dominant threat these days.

For the Record, This is Vin Diesel on Helium

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Calvin and Hobbes for April 09, 2013

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:D
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