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Myths about random and urandom
Myths about random and urandom It is often debated that using /dev/random is for cryptographic purposes and that /dev/urandom is insecure. Rarely is the debate founded in facts, so learn the difference, and just use /dev/urandom.
Roomba So, last week, something pretty tragic happened in our household. It's taken me until now to wrap my head around it and find the words to describe the horror. It started off simple enough - something that's probably happened to most of you.
Quotes * “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” - Arthur C. Clarke * “Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity, but don't rule out malice.” - Hanlon's razor * “Sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.” - Grey’s Law
Links Domains * Domain Tasting - Temporarily registering a domain under the five-day Add Grace Period Music * Ambient Nights * DJ Seroton * Uplifting Pills
Ze Frank's An Invocation for Beginnings
Ze Frank's An Invocation for Beginnings I’m scared. I’m scared that my abilities are gone. I’m scared that I’m going to fuck this up. And I’m scared of you. I don’t want to start, but I will. This is an invocation for anyone who hasn’t begun, who’s stuck in a terrible place between zero and one.
Entabulators The replacement for the catalytic converter that never was. * * Missile Guidance *
The Chaos by Gerard Nolst Trenité Published in Drop Your Foreign Accent—Engelse Uitspraakoefeningen (5th revised edition, H. D. Tjeenk Willink & Zoon, 1929) Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation. I will teach you in my verse
This Surprising Reading Level Analysis Will Change the Way You Write This Surprising Reading Level Analysis Will Change the Way You Write
The Dunning-Kruger Effect
The Dunning-Kruger Effect If you not aware of what the Dunning-Kruger effect is, I suggest you spend just a few minutes to review it. You might just become better at something you currently feel you are a subject matter expert in. * Dunning–Kruger effect on Wikipedia * Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments
Credit and Spam Resources
Credit and Spam Resources Below are resources for protecting your credit bureau accounts, physical junk mail, email spam, and unwanted phone calls. Credit Bureau Resources * * TransUnion, and all major bureaus, forward fraud alerts to each other so submitting here should cover the 3 major services for 90 days
recommendations/start.txt · Last modified: 10/12/2016 by David Remy