Oh, fun. A group of online criminals has spent the last few years using…

1.2 billion logins scooped up by CyberVor hacking crew – what you need to do

Oh, fun. A group of online criminals has spent the last few years using botnets to find any random website vulnerable to SQL injection and then slurping up all the data they could, including BILLIONS of login/password credentials. No word yet on which sites were hit, but chances are pretty good that one of your passwords is in there.

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It’s always nice to see restaurants that not only recognize the reality and severity…

http://eater.com/archives/2014/06/19/restaurants-food-allergies-dietary-restrictions-gluten-free.php

It's always nice to see restaurants that not only recognize the reality and severity of food allergies (unlike those who dismiss allergies as lies made up by attention-seekers who want to feel special), but are willing to help the rising number of people who have allergies have a nice meal out.

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The ads related to this conspiracy theory/scaremonger scam have been really annoying me lately….

http://www.snopes.com/politics/conspiracy/hr2847.asp

The ads related to this conspiracy theory/scaremonger scam have been really annoying me lately. As Snopes puts it, “no credible source that isn't an investment firm trying to scare potential customers into forking over money for a newsletter subscription is seriously maintaining that a law passed four years ago will, within the next few months, collapse the entire U.S. economic system, destroy the American way of life, and lead to the imposition of martial law.”

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The next time someone tries to scare you away from something because it has…

Gal Science: Stop Being Terrified of Chemicals

The next time someone tries to scare you away from something because it has chemicals in it, remember: EVERYTHING is made up of chemicals, including you and every natural substance in existence. And just because something can be used for one purpose (ex: cleaning) doesn't make it unsuitable for others (ex: keeping your cells from dissolving).

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The Great Lakes are freezing over to an extent not seen since 1994. Ironically,…

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/02/22/great_lakes_cold_weather_produces_deep_freeze.html

The Great Lakes are freezing over to an extent not seen since 1994. Ironically, other parts of the world are dealing with record heat, and worldwide the January of the Wandering Polar Vortex is the fourth-warmest on record.

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Phil Plait analyzes the footage of that falling camera video, and explains the weirdness…

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/02/15/falling_camera_spinning_camera_strobes_and_falls_into_a_pigpen.html

Phil Plait analyzes the footage of that falling camera video, and explains the weirdness of the double-vision that starts up partway through. It has to do with refresh rates and spin.

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The cool stuff we can expect to learn as a result of the New…

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/mysteries_of_the_universe/2014/02/pluto_new_horizons_mission_the_dwarf_planet_explains_the_history_of_our.html

The cool stuff we can expect to learn as a result of the New Horizons mission on its way to Pluto. Things like the early formation of our solar system.

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Looking through my email this morning, I had the following messages regarding today’s online protests…

Looking through my email this morning, I had the following messages regarding today's online protests against mass surveillance.

EFF: Call Congress, spread the word
Google: Call Congress, spread the word
Call congress, spread the word
O'Reilly: Save 50% on books about privacy.

One of these things is not like the others…

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