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Password Security

I have linked information on password security before.  Can’t ever do it enough.  Borepatch has a great post on password security, including an idea for creating strong passwords that are pretty easy to remember. The only thing I might add is that longer is better.

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Spying through your browser

“Any computer running the Chrome browser can be subverted to eavesdrop on conversations happening around it” (Via SDA)

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Superconductors

This video serves as a brief introduction to superconductors.  Plus, its just cool to watch.

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Frequency

Cool video showing what happens when you dump salt on a metal plate connected to a tone generator and vary the frequency.  Actually,  there’s no way to describe it that makes it sound as cool as it looks. So, go look.

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Anonymous Search Engine

If you aren’t worried that Google, Microsoft, and/or the government are or might be paying attention to your search engine queries you probably don’t need to read any further.  You probably also like that when you use Google or Bing or some web sites they throw up advertising based on your previous web searches and […]

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Windows 8 Demo Video

Watch it before Microsoft has it removed from YouTube…

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Review of Windows 8

This is going to be a stream of consciousness review of Windows 8. I’d like to think it’s in the mold of Kerouac or Thompson but frankly, it’s probably just that I’m too lazy to say “period” after each sentence while I’m dictating to my speech recognition software. I installed Windows 8 on the Head […]

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In which cziltang gets backed into a corner

I’ve been busy lately trying to keep up with school, work, family stuff and other assorted issues.  Being, as the phrase goes, “unencumbered by the confines of regular employment” has its advantages.  I usually only work on weekends, I’ve gotten enough installation jobs in the last month to pay the rent and some of the […]

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Cool Web sites

If an effort to give you the most bang for my buck, here are a couple of pretty cool web sites I was required to visit for one of my classes. Nevermind the Bullets, a web comic that shows some of what HTML5 can do. Entanglement is a game that really has me hooked.  

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