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Postings for July 2015:  (4 posts)
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:46:27 UTC

Summer reading lists!

Posted By Cory Doctorow

Canada’s public institutions were very good to me today! The CBC included Little Brother on its list of 100 Great YA Novels that make you proud to be Canadian. Not to be outdone, the Toronto Public Library put the book on its Fight The Power: Books For Youth Activists. As if that wasn’t enough, TPL... more

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:32:06 UTC

Office of Personnel Management Data Hack

Posted By Bruce Schneier

I don't have much to say about the recent hack of the US Office of Personnel Management, which has been attributed to China (and seems to be getting worse all the time). We know that government networks aren't any more secure than corporate networks, and might even be less secure. I agree with Ben Wittes here (although not the imaginary...

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 06:03:22 UTC

Interview with Slashdot

Posted By Cory Doctorow

From Slashdot:

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:20:17 UTC


Posted By Tom Limoncelli

[This is still only draft quality but I think it is worth publishing at this point.] Internally at Stack Exchange, Inc. we've been debating the value of certain file formats: YAML, JSON, INI and the new TOML format just to name a few. [If you are unfamiliar with TOML, it is Tom's Obvious, Minimal Language. " Tom", in this case, is Tom Preston-Werner, founder and former CEO of GitHub. The file format is still not reached version 1.0 and is still changing. However I do like it a lot. Also, the name of the format IS MY FREAKIN' NAME which is totally awesome.