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2014 World Cup — Round of 16 · No­body would say the tour­na­ment for­mat is per­fect but, based on the first-round play, it’s hard to find teams that should have been in but are out, or vice ver­sa. When the biggest in­jus­tice is Greece in­stead of Côte d’Ivoire, that’s not ter­ri­ble. The ex­its of Spain, Italy, Eng­land, and Por­tu­gal are sur­pris­es, but I’d say the big­ger sto­ry in 2014 is the as­cen­den­cy of Latin-American foot­bal­l ...
Java Security Hole · Good sol­id cryp­tog­ra­phy is an es­sen­tial foun­da­tion for sound busi­ness us­age of the In­ter­net, and es­sen­tial to pro­vide a sane pri­va­cy lev­el. But the tools for Ja­va pro­gram­mers are in hor­ri­ble shape ...
World Cup Tools · I’ve man­aged to take ad­van­tage of my between-gigs sta­tus to watch just over half of the World Cup match­es. To sat­is­fy my cu­rios­i­ty, I reg­u­lar­ly need­ed an­swers to two ques­tion­s: “What are the group standings?” and “What’s on today?” You’d think that FIFA.­com would be the place to find them, but you’d be wrong ...
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