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10 May 2017

Net Neutrality II: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

by alamat & 1 other (via)
The FCC will vote on the Restoring Internet Freedom NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking) on 18 May 2017; once that’s done, the proposal will remain open for public comment until 17 July 2017, followed by a month-long reply period.

Debian updates install media

by alamat & 1 other (via)
The Debian project has published updated installation media for Debian 8 “Jessie”. The new media includes security updates and fixes that have been made available since Debian 8 was first released, but is not a new version of the Debian distribution.

09 May 2017

08 May 2017

Things to Use Instead of JWT | Kevin Burke

by Spone
You might have heard that you shouldn't be using JWT. That advice is correct - you really shouldn't use it. In general, specifications that allow the attacker to choose the algorithm for negotiation have more problems than ones that don't (see TLS). N libraries need to implement M different encryption and decryption algorithms, and an attacker only needs to find a vulnerability in one of them, or a vulnerability in their combination. JWT has seen both of these errors; unlike TLS, it hasn't already been deployed onto billions of devices around the world.

Banks Have Adjusted Their Interest Rates, Can You Get A Better Deal

by matryxweb (via)
The Fed Reserve dropped interest rates again on Tuesday 2nd August 2016. Are you getting the best deal you can get. If not you may want to give me a call so that we can discuss what the best rates are for you. It will only take me a few minutes to see if there are savings for you. The interest rate has been lowered by another 25 basis points making this a record low of 1.50 percent. This is the second rate cut we have seen this year.

Social Media Greed

by adwareman17 (via)
From the first time we decide to use social media for our business we have a choice. It is at the heart of everything we do from here on out. We will see a plan of action that will decide whether we create great social media deeds, or commit social media greed. It will define our attitude towards social media. Is this a place to build relationships or a means to take money from people? Our actions in social media define what we really think of our products and services. Do we care about our clients when we sell them everything under the sun for the big score? How do we take of our prospects, so they know we will treat them right once they have handed us a check?

Do You Know What Mind Maps Are Actually Good For?

by adwareman17
One of the most significant mind map uses is to eliminate hierarchies, at least at the beginning of exploring available information. This technique avoids assumptions about the priority of certain ideas, which come from linear arrangements of sequential thoughts. Another of the mind map uses on a smaller scale is more solitary, and involves taking notes. A student in a lecture on a complex subject, or even someone in a meeting who is trying to summarize the discussion, can both find mind mapping techniques valuable. As they recognize key words, they can list them in their notes and as other ideas come up that relate to the key words, they can be added in a cloud around those initial words. Whether used by a group to brainstorm, or used by an individual to summarize and clarify concepts, creating a mind map is an effective way of discerning the relationships of important ideas.

07 May 2017