March 2012

Photographers should check out Flash applets on some technical aspects of photography at Stanford. The apps help you understand things like “Variables that Affect Exposure” (the aperture/time/ISO tradeoffs) as well as how lenses work, create depth of field, or how a telephoto lens bends the light. Very cool.

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That’s the title of this TED Talk, “Doctors Make Mistakes. Can we talk about that?” When was the last time you heard somebody talk about failure after failure after failure? Oh yeah, you go to a cocktail party and you might hear about some other doctor, but you’re not going to hear somebody talking about…

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In ““Secure Password Managers” and “Military-Grade Encryption” on Smartphones: Oh, Really?” Andrey Belenko and Dmitry Sklyarov write quite a bit about a lot of password management tools. This is admirable work, and I’m glad BlackHat provided a forum for it. However, as a user of 1Password, I was concerned to read the following about that…

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RT @curphey amazing how many serial entrepreneurs, visionaries & thought leaders in security are wanting to contract @ $75/hour # MT @GammaCounter Chinese spies impersonated US Navy admiral on Facebook, friended NATO officials: http://t.co/FFnpdJ9p via @adam_orbit # I really want @robinsage to RT this: Chinese spies impersonated US Navy admiral on Facebook, friended NATO officials:…

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I really like what Adrian Lane had to say about the cars at RSA: I know several other bloggers have mentioned the exotic cars this year in vendor booths on the conference floor. What’s the connection with security? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. But they sure pulled in the crowds. Cars and booth babes with matching attire.…

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