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Email Provider VFEmail Suffers ‘Catastrophic’ Hack — Krebs on Security
Email provider VFEmail has suffered what the company is calling “catastrophic destruction” at the hands of an as-yet unknown intruder who trashed all of the…
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3 days ago
Reset Your Password
Missing password Missing password confirmation Password does not meet requirements. Please choose a more secure password. Confirm password does not match…
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3 days ago
Understanding China's AI Strategy
February 06, 2019 Clues to Chinese Strategic Thinking on Artificial Intelligence and National Security Download PDF Introduction In the second half of 2018, I…
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6 days ago
Our favorite two-player board games, 2019 edition
The Fox in the Forest Game details Designer: Joshua Buergel Publisher: Renegade Game Studios Players: 2 Age: 10+ Playing time: 30 minutes Price : $14.91 on…
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6 days ago
Mozilla Resumes Firefox 65 Rollout After AVs Disable HTTPS Scanning
Last week Mozilla halted the rollout of Firefox 65 for Windows after users started reporting insecure certificate errors due to antivirus software conflicts.…
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12 days ago
A New Golden Age for Computer Architecture
Credit: Peter Crowther Associates We began our Turing Lecture June 4, 2018 11 with a review of computer architecture since the 1960s. In addition to that…
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14 days ago
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16 days ago
Education Adventures: Roleplaying Matures Along With Kids’ Development
Education Adventures is a column written by educator Megan Hardy. Through the Outschool program, Megan teaches a series of Life Skills courses using fifth…
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19 days ago
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RT : Hollywood summarised in one piece of IMDb trivia.
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21 days ago
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RT : Know a year 13 girl interested in maths & science? Tell them about School To Skies! So many hands on ex…
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23 days ago
The One About Information Consumption
Two years almost to the day, we’re back with The Important Thing. In the third episode, Lyle and I talk Information Consumption. Notification purges, marking…
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27 days ago
Principles for a More Informed Exceptional Access Debate
This is part of a series of essays from the Crypto 2018 Workshop on Encryption and Surveillance. In any discussion of cyber security, details matter.…
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27 days ago
(403) http://vacuum-cleaner-advisor.com
I am now of the age where I am earnestly reading
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28 days ago
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RT : My daughter (12) doesn't wear her hair up because of her scar. She thinks it's ugly and afraid of what people will…
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28 days ago
Little Biddy Gin - Reefton Distilling Co. New Zealand botanical gin
My wife went to a gin festival and all I got was this delicious new NZ gin
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29 days ago
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RT : I want every man who follows me to read this incredible piece. Sit with it and think about it. Make other men read…
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4 weeks ago
It's Time for Action on Privacy, Says Apple's CEO Time Cook
Andrew Burton—The Washington Post/Getty Images Cook is CEO of Apple We all deserve control over our digital lives. That’s why we must rein in the data brokers…
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4 weeks ago
The 773 Million Record "Collection #1" Data Breach
Many people will land on this page after learning that their email address has appeared in a data breach I've called "Collection #1". Most of them won't have a…
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4 weeks ago
Crafting Away from the Table
Crafting. Remember that? Remember how, a few months ago, I announced my bold plan to develop the conceptual framework for a crafting system that you could shove…
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4 weeks ago
How to Run a Megadungeon in D&D
Wizards of the Coast recently released Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage , which features Undermountain, one of the most iconic locations in the Forgotten…
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4 weeks ago
Tenets of D&D Settings
The worlds of the grand DUNGEONS & DUNGEONS multiverse are vast and diverse. One might be spherical in shape, cursed by an apocalyptic deity, and barely…
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4 weeks ago
D&D Tips: Truth In Social Interaction Checks
The players have followed up on the quest hook you carefully crafted and met the young alchemist whose research notes were stolen. She’s made her case as to why…
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4 weeks ago
Inspiration (D&D) and Obligation (FFG)
Caution! This is a long post (almost 5400 words) and I don’t have any fancy art to break up the text monotony – sorry! But still, please read this if you want…
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4 weeks ago
Understand context and diminish risk: How to build your first Wardley Map with RealtimeBoard
Understand context and diminish risk: How to build your first Wardley Map with RealtimeBoard Wardley Maps are all about strategy. To be more precise, they are…
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6 weeks ago
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RT : Announcement: I just finished writing a book about San Francisco. And homeless youth. And punk, the AIDS crisis, an…
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6 weeks ago
How to Manage Combat Like a Motherf$&%ing Dolphin
On Monday, I wrote a rant about how I’m tired of hearing dips$&%s GMs complain about the speed of combat because the speed of combat is in their hands. The…
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6 weeks ago
How Mark Burnett Resurrected Donald Trump as an Icon of American Success
Burnett, like Trump, feels like an outsider, an associate says: “In the reality-TV business, you’re never part of the true Hollywood.” Illustration by Christian…
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6 weeks ago
Sizes Of Infinity
New years are about new beginnings, about punctuating the year that was, to separate it (however artificially, however optimistically) from the year that is to…
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6 weeks ago
William Goldman on Saving Private Ryan
William Goldman checked out. The same guy who wrote All The President’s Men, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid , and Marathon Man also wrote The Princess Bride…
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6 weeks ago
Twitter
RT : Celebrate the end of 2018 and the new year by retweeting your most awesome but least appreciated tweet so we can ig…
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6 weeks ago
5E D&D Villains: Rivals and Frenemies
Salutations, nerds! Continuing on with talking about 5E D&D villains , this time I want to take a moment for one of my favorite kinds of bad guys, and the kind…
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7 weeks ago
Magic Through the Editions of Dungeons and Dragons
We recently did a video about 5E D&D spells and how they affect the game. There is a huge difference between D&D magic now and throughout the editions of…
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7 weeks ago
Education Adventures: Teamwork and Conflict Resolution for Healthy Growth
Education Adventures is a column written by educator Megan Hardy. Through the Outschool program, Megan teaches a series of Life Skills courses using fifth…
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7 weeks ago
The Yoda of Silicon Valley
Donald Knuth at his home in Stanford, Calif. He is a notorious perfectionist and has offered to pay a reward to anyone who finds a mistake in any of his books.…
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7 weeks ago
Building a Balanced D&D Party
We can't all be Conan the Barbarian When making a character for a D&D campaign it is important to consider how it will function in the party. While clearly back…
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7 weeks ago
Hypocrisy at the highest levels
Best of the Week Aaron Smale unpicks the significance of this week's report into the state’s use of private investigators against citizens. The findings of a…
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8 weeks ago
How to Keep Everyone Focused During Your RPG Session - Dungeon Solvers
RPGs are ripe with ways to derail a game session. A funny scenario, or a daring stunt that actually works can side-track the whole table for a large chunk of…
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8 weeks ago
Understanding the Action Economy in D&D 5e - Dungeon Solvers
Last week I wrote a post about how to use lair and legendary actions as a way to combat the issues with the action economy for boss fights in D&D 5e. The action…
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8 weeks ago
How to organize your first session as a Dungeon Master
Lucas Taylor Nov 30 So you’ve found a group to play with and you’re ready to schedule your first game? Congratulations! That’s awesome, and you’ve taken your…
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8 weeks ago
Best RPG 2018: Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
By Obsidian's seafaring sequel dazzled us with a great world and fantastic quest design this year. Shares Our best RPG of 2018 award goes to Obsidian's Pillars…
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8 weeks ago
Twitter
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8 weeks ago
The Art of Rulings
In response to the Update from the Crypt of Luan Phien , Poe asked me: Out of curiosity, do you rely solely on the players expertise when developing maps or do…
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8 weeks ago
Party Size
When we crowd around a table to play our games, sometimes those tables can actually get a little crowded. Deciding just how many players to have at your table…
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9 weeks ago
D&D How to Pick Your Character’s Background
We were really surprised how much the D&D How to Pick Your Character’s Background Video from our D&D How to Pick playlist took off. I suppose it could be…
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9 weeks ago
How to Run Combat in the Theater of the Mind
In the last article on this topic, I wrote about why we might want to run Dungeons & Dragons combat in the theater of the mind . Today I’m going to write about…
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9 weeks ago
5 Tips for Including NPCs in Your Dungeons and Dragons Party
Some times your player characters just don't have the man power they need to get the job done. Whether it is needing an army to face a dragon or simply a dding…
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9 weeks ago
Ars Technica’s ultimate board game buyer’s guide, 2018 edition
Stocking stuffers Little boxes, low prices, big fun. Qwinto 2-6 players, 20 minutes, age 10+, $15 at Amazon Enlarge We live in the age of the "roll and write,"…
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9 weeks ago
How to Get D&D Players to Make Unforgettable Character Introductions That Take a Minute or Less
Whenever I serve as a dungeon master for strangers at conventions, I learn things that improve my game. But the games where I play Dungeons & Dragons teach me…
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9 weeks ago
Dungeon Masters, Don’t Prepare Plots and Encounters—Do This Instead
Every dungeon master sometimes throws characters into a combat encounter, and then sees players do something unexpected. We never expect a peaceful dialog.…
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9 weeks ago
A complicated pathway to wellness • Hard News • Public Address
He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction was published last week and while it offers a substantial list of…
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9 weeks ago
Understanding the Action Economy in D&D 5e - Dungeon Solvers
Last week I wrote a post about how to use lair and legendary actions as a way to combat the issues with the action economy for boss fights in D&D 5e. The action…
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10 weeks ago
Beastmaster's Daughter - D&D 5e Module Review - Dungeon Solvers
Beastmaster’s Daughter is a D&D 5e one-shot module written by Dave B. Stevens recommended for a party of 3-6 3rd level characters. The party responds to a job…
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10 weeks ago
A Sense Of Narrative
Perfume bottle and splash of freshness by pixabay.com/Sponchia Today I want to share a simple technique for elevating your narrative text. It requires you to…
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11 weeks ago
A Comparison of Virtual Tabletops (VTTs) - Taking20
By: Kerry Taylor A Comparison of Virtual Tabletops (VTTs) It may seem counterintuitive, but with the rise of the internet, and video games, came the rise of the…
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11 weeks ago
Twitter
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11 weeks ago
Information Attacks against Democracies - Schneier on Security
Information Attacks against Democracies Democracy is an information system. That's the starting place of our new paper: " Common-Knowledge Attacks on Democracy…
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11 weeks ago
Understanding the new HbA1c units for the diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes - New Zealand Medical Journal
In the absence of overt symptoms of hyperglycaemia, the diagnosis of diabetes has been based on plasma glucose concentrations that are associated with an…
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12 weeks ago
Are Pop Lyrics Getting More Repetitive?
An Exercise in Language Compression Are Pop Lyrics Getting More Repetitive? In 1977, the great computer scientist Donald Knuth published a paper called The…
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november 2018
Some notes about HTTP/3
HTTP/3 is going to be standardized. As an old protocol guy, I thought I'd write up some comments. Google (pbuh) has both the most popular web browser (Chrome)…
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november 2018
iPad Pro 2018 review: A computer, not a PC
You have to judge a product on what it is. In starting the pricing of the 2018 iPad Pro models at $799 and $999, in comparing the power of the A12X chip inside…
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november 2018
The Signal Network
I spend a lot of time listening. A non-trivial act for me because my mind… it wanders. However, I’ve got a system. Feet flat on the ground, slightly clenched…
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november 2018
Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set: Running Phandelver: Sly Flourish
by Mike Shea on 17 September 2018 The Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Starter Set includes an adventure that exemplifies the pace and feeling of the 5th edition…
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november 2018
Apple walks Ars through the iPad Pro’s A12X system on a chip
The why and the how behind Apple's custom silicon "Fundamentally, the reason we built the chip, is in service to the product's vision and its ambition," Shimpi…
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november 2018
An introduction to approachable threat modeling – Increment: Security
Threat modeling is one of the most important parts of the everyday practice of security, at companies large and small. It’s also one of the most commonly…
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november 2018
Twist vs Slack: The Calmer Way to Work
Before building Twist, the Doist team used Slack. But after two years, the negative side effects were glaring. Communication was not happening asynchronously,…
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november 2018
2018 iPad Pro review: “What’s a computer?”
Software and applications With that kind of performance, the iPad Pro seems like it should make a strong case that it can replace powerful laptops as a…
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november 2018
Investigating Implausible Bloomberg Supermicro Stories
Investigating the Bloomberg Supermicro Chip Evidence Today we are going to more thoroughly address the Bloomberg Businessweek article alleging that China…
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november 2018
Apple’s New Map
APPLE’S NEW MAP Has Apple closed the gap with Google’s map? NOVEMBER 2018 ⚠️ Tap or click any image to enlarge Perhaps the biggest surprise about Apple’s new…
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november 2018
Rebooting GDS
(draft) There has been a lot of chatter recently about rebooting GDS (Government Digital Service). Don't get me wrong, GDS has made mistakes but some were…
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november 2018
Twitter
RT : AI is going to take over the world... and this is what Excel auto-populated today.
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october 2018
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RT : The missing 9-year-old Tawa boy has been found.

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