Week ending Sunday 2013/09/15

Monday 09:04 · Did another Federation Conversation piece on the weekend, on Password Managers: [Original.]

Monday 09:15 · @rklau Details are crucial, and I don’t know enough about LastPass setup to say anything intelligent, sorry. You’re correct to worry. [Original, responding to @rklau.]

Monday 14:22 · RT @matthewstoller: These numbers are striking. www.people-press.org/2013/09/09/opposition-to-syrian-airstrikes-surges/ [Original.]

Monday 15:02 · “Today we filed an amended petition in the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.” googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/09/petition-for-greater-transparency.html [Original.]

Monday 16:46 · Hm, devbeat 2013, feat. RMS, @al3x, & yrs truly, because we’re all just like each other: venturebeat.com/events/devbeat2013/ [Original.]

Monday 17:32 · @ghaff Now you need to start looking at lenses, M and K adapters… But I think you’ll like it. [Original, responding to @ghaff.]

Monday 18:29 · @nelson Couldn’t agree more. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Monday 18:32 · @ghaff Only problem with that choice is you’re missing any of the blazing-fast f1.4s. But ISO6400 is low-risk on that sensor. [Original, responding to @ghaff.]

Monday 18:33 · Consensus emerging that passwords on mobile devices suck, in this case from @nelson: www.somebits.com/weblog/tech/bad/strong-passwords-on-mobile-devices.html [Original.]

Monday 18:37 · Best spam subject line this week: “Christian Media Communiqué: BEELZEBUB IS BI-POLAR” [Original.]

Monday 18:38 · @graubart @nelson Nope. If your password is compromised you can revoke it. But your fingerprint... [Original, responding to @graubart.]

Monday 18:44 · @noirinp Jeepers. Like a cartoonist’s creation. #embarrassedtobehuman [Original, responding to @noirinp.]

Monday 19:11 · @noirinp @jerenkrantz I don’t think we’re the worst, I’ve heard horror stories about petro & finance & pharma. Which excuses nothing. [Original, responding to @noirinp.]

Monday 19:18 · Now there’s a good lens review: www.thistonybridge.com/2013/09/10/the-fujifilm-xf-272-8-pancake-lens-a-mini-review-of-a-mini-lens #happyinfujifilmland [Original.]

Monday 20:58 · WP ♥ G+ en.blog.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/google-plus/ [Original.]

Monday 21:33 · Um, it is possible to report & opine on tech without being a complete dick, right? [Original.]

Monday 22:34 · RT @punyweakling: @timbray hate views still = page views [Original.]

Monday 23:43 · @duncan @BWJones So… if your password, or your dongle is compromised, you can revoke them. Now, biometrics you say? [Original, responding to @duncan.]

Monday 23:51 · @BWJones I’m unconvinced, but we’ll see. [Original, responding to @BWJones.]

Monday 23:55 · @BWJones Hint: You can get money out of the bank with a piece of plastic and four digits. [Original, responding to @BWJones.]

Tuesday 08:55 · Decent NYT survey on post-password future: bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/10/beyond-passwords-new-tools-to-identify-humans/ Fido alliance plug should be near start though. [Original.]

Tuesday 10:28 · @DickHardt @pkedrosky Fido Alliance might turn out to have legs, hide all the authn magic behind a sane protocol. [Original, responding to @DickHardt.]

Tuesday 10:30 · “There is no such thing as a private API for consumption over the public Internet” programming.oreilly.comhttp/programming.oreilly.com/2013/09/the-myth-of-the-private-api.html?cmp=tw-prog-books-videos-article-pr_the_myth_of_the_private_api [Original.]

Tuesday 11:13 · RT @patdryburgh: There's absolutely no way the NSA will get access to Apple's database of people's fingerprints. Right? [Original.]

Tuesday 11:28 · @Pogue Well, you can revoke a compromised password. [Original, responding to @Pogue.]

Tuesday 11:37 · Glad to see Certificate Transparency is getting traction: (That whole piece is worth reading) [Original.]

Tuesday 11:43 · @jcoglan Also dunno about authn strength. But, you can revoke a password that’s compromised... [Original, responding to @jcoglan.]

Tuesday 11:52 · Glad Apple's trying fingerprint thing. Waiting to hear how it works in practice, & for jailbreak/hacker community findings. [Original.]

Tuesday 12:10 · Zendesk SSO: JWT is nice tech, seems to have legs. [Original.]

Tuesday 12:51 · Is 64bit-ness interesting? [Original.]

Tuesday 13:11 · @briancaldwell Should be trivial [Original, responding to @briancaldwell.]

Tuesday 13:16 · @gruber The trade-offs are really, really complicated. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Tuesday 13:16 · @gruber But when you’re maxed on RAM, then you gotta do it. Don’t think we’re there yet but we will be. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Tuesday 19:36 · @pphaneuf mmap *what*?! But ASLR, yeah, maybe. How icky is LPAE in practice… major perf hit? [Original, responding to @pphaneuf.]

Wednesday 07:27 · I might buy an iPhone (no, really)! On the 5c & 5s: [Original.]

Wednesday 21:52 · @scouten um, try tapping on the graphic [Original, responding to @scouten.]

Wednesday 22:44 · Played a little Ingress for 1st time in a long time. Groovy graveyard pix! [Original.]

Thursday 09:05 · RT @bascule: Is Dropbox opening your documents? This is why we need Trust No One storage systems like @tahoelafs: www.wncinfosec.comhttp/www.wncinfosec.com/dropbox-opening-my-docs/ [Original.]

Thursday 09:40 · ARGH non-technical pundits with opinions on significance of 64bit-ness the STUPID IT BURNS. [Original.]

Thursday 09:42 · RT @c_davies: My piece "All the extra bits make the iPhone 5s' internal drill far more flexible for DIY tasks" goes live later today. [Original.]

Thursday 10:44 · @mathewi The case is worthy. Weev is a low-life scumfuck that civilized people should shun. The distinction is crucial. [Original, responding to @mathewi.]

Thursday 13:07 · @rabble I smell a tens-of-millions-selling young-adult fiction series with movie spinoffs! [Original, responding to @rabble.]

Thursday 14:47 · I sold my (not-that-many) Twitter shares at a valuation of $8.5B. Interested in the over-under…. [Original.]

Thursday 20:15 · In single-Dad mode for the next 9 days. Need to invest in whiskey. [Original.]

Thursday 20:15 · @nelson You forgot to say #firstworldproblems [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Thursday 20:37 · Hey @thepacketrat, what % of users you think competently protect the data stored on their computers? Lame story. [Original.]

Thursday 20:50 · @thepacketrat My issue: The vast majority of personal computers are mismanaged soft targets. Deeply wrong to suggest they’re safer. [Original, responding to @thepacketrat.]

Thursday 20:57 · @thepacketrat Exactly right. It’s a policy problem, not a technology problem, at the end of the day. [Original, responding to @thepacketrat.]

Friday 01:28 · @hfiguiere Boney M is unimpeachable. So there. [Original, responding to @hfiguiere.]

Friday 09:27 · @cstross Yeah. But my bet is that’d leak, someone in hacker community would spot it & scream. [Original, responding to @cstross.]

Friday 11:34 · @tenderlove Last time I did it was 2011 and it was easy, walked into a random cellphone store. [Original, responding to @tenderlove.]

Friday 16:43 · @mathewi @al3x Newsflash: Being a loud-voiced public shithead is a career-limiting move. This is not like the Pycon snafu. [Original, responding to @mathewi.]

Friday 19:20 · Just planting @seriouspony's indictment here&there to maximize the probability that searches for “weev” turn it up: techcrunch.com/2013/06/23/state-machinery-for-state-machines/?hubRefSrc=permalink#lf_comment=82508429 [Original.]

Friday 20:23 · @dhh Fortunately TC is easy to ignore. [Original, responding to @dhh.]

Friday 21:08 · @judell You gotta love the nine paragraphs on why Morozov should be ignored. [Original, responding to @judell.]

Friday 21:22 · Zeldman, The Lords of Vendorbation: www.zeldman.com/2013/09/07/the-lords-of-vendorbation/ Exactamundo. [Original.]

Saturday 08:11 · @jsnell in some cases, those syntho-accounts are the fake followers people buy to look influential [Original, responding to @jsnell.]

Saturday 08:19 · “In Prison with Dr. Wang Bingzhang” feedly.com/k/1aJAAPd [Original.]

Saturday 08:47 · If you’re not worrying about your sites’ accessibility, you should be. Nice online course next week: [Original.]

Saturday 08:49 · @BobbyGrasberger A compliment! Thanks. [Original, responding to @BobbyGrasberger.]

Saturday 09:24 · Brilliant bit of writing from Russell Brand: www.theguardian.com/culture/2013/sep/13/russell-brand-gq-awards-hugo-boss?utm_content=bufferd15e6&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer [Original.]

Saturday 09:36 · @acoyne Presume you know about www.googlepoetics.com/ [Original, responding to @acoyne.]

Saturday 10:49 · @timoreilly On Android, the “share” option is architecturally crucial because any app can get on the list. [Original, responding to @timoreilly.]

Saturday 11:17 · Patrick McManus on Firefox, HTTP 2, and mandatory-to-offer encryption: bitsup.blogspot.ca/2013/08/ssl-everywhere-for-http2-new-hope.html Good stuff. [Original.]

Saturday 11:27 · @pkedrosky Notebook/pencil/eraser. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Saturday 12:12 · LazyWeb: My 7-year-old wants a new game to play on the Mac. Recommendations? [Original.]

Saturday 12:38 · @haxor Braid is too hard I think [Original, responding to @haxor.]

Saturday 12:46 · People really think a 7-year-old (2nd grade) could play Portal? Neither I nor the 14-year-old thought that was likely. [Original.]

Saturday 12:57 · I have an issue with Minecraft, a relative lost a year of life to it. I’m probably over-reacting. [Original.]

Saturday 17:34 · RT @therealfitz: Dutch camouflage is awesome: www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/09/11/221386318/when-the-dutch-keep-secrets-everybody-notices-a-google-puzzle [Original.]

Saturday 18:57 · Assume the two-state vision in the Middle East is dead. What then? www.nytimes.com/2013/09/15/opinion/sunday/two-state-illusion.html?smid=tw-share [Original.]

Saturday 19:06 · @jbqueru Also it's just not that good. [Original, responding to @jbqueru.]

Saturday 19:09 · @pragdave #deservesanessay [Original, responding to @pragdave.]

Sunday 10:24 · @lavietidhar Yep, “content”. [Original, responding to @lavietidhar.]

Sunday 10:53 · RT @WSJ: On game day, Cowboys Stadium consumes more electricity than Liberia, a nation of 3.7 million people. blogs.wsj.com/corporate-intelligence/2013/09/13/what-uses-more-electricity-liberia-or-cowboys-stadium-on-game-day/?mod=e2tw [Original.]

Sunday 11:09 · Checked into my first NFL game of the year: Philly/SD. Can’t anyone here play defense? [Original.]

Sunday 11:24 · @marcoarment Lots of people will tell you that double-blind experiments prove that can’t be true. I hear it too. [Original, responding to @marcoarment.]

Sunday 11:39 · @marcoarment Strong results: Double-blind, people fail ABX. I’m a former Absolute Sound writer, so suspect/hope experimental design error. [Original, responding to @marcoarment.]

Sunday 11:40 · RT @billmon1: The fact that the internet scares guys like Mike Hayden is probably the best thing you can say about the internet. t.c… [Original.]

Sunday 11:52 · @marcoarment Wide variety of amps. ∃ reasons to suspect experiment design, but gotta respect power of placebo effect. Should blog about it. [Original, responding to @marcoarment.]

Sunday 20:23 · @gruber Hershiser’s a heavy Christian, might be authoritative on that. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Sunday 20:25 · Best vine ever, I think: [Original.]

Sunday 22:02 · @jzawodn I think it’s actively evil. [Original, responding to @jzawodn.]

Sunday 22:08 · @jimsciuttoCNN Are there any China reform optimists? [Original, responding to @jimsciuttoCNN.]

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