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Easter egg: DSL router patch merely hides backdoor instead of closing it | Ars Technica
Researcher finds secret “knock” opens admin for some Linksys, Netgear routers.
yesterday
Google algorithm busts CAPTCHA with 99.8 percent accuracy | ZDnet
Google engineers have defeated CAPTCHA thanks to a Street View algorithm designed to decipher blurry street addresses.
yesterday
Blinded by scientific gobbledygook [faux publishers] | Ottawa Citizen
I have just written the world’s worst science research paper: More than incompetent, it’s a mess of plagiarism and meaningless garble. Now science publishers around the world are clamouring to publish it.
yesterday
Are Credit Monitoring Services Worth It? | Krebs on Security
Are Credit Monitoring Services Worth It? | Krebs on Security
5 days ago
Authors Guild Appeals Dismissal of Google Books Lawsuit | Library Journal
Last November Judge Denny Chin dealt a blow to the lawsuit filed by publishers and the Author’s Guild against tech giant Google and its Google Books Service (GBS). Chin, of the 2nd Circuit U.S. Appeals Court, dismissed the case, which challenged the legality of GBS providing searchable PDFs of copyrighted works when Judge Denny. On Friday, April 11, the Guild filed an appeal in the case, marking the latest flareup in a long-running suit with major implications for copyright law in the U.S.
book 
6 days ago
Tools and more for libraries trying to decide on open source #FOSS4lib | opensourcedotcom
FOSS4Lib helps libraries decide if and which open source software is right for them.
openlibrary  FOSS4lib 
7 days ago
"ATTENTION! This Chamber Contains NERDS" | Reuters Editor’s Choice photos
"ATTENTION! This Chamber Contains NERDS" | Reuters Editor’s Choice photos
7 days ago
github-cheat-sheet | A list of cool features of Git and GitHub
github-cheat-sheet | A list of cool features of Git and GitHub
8 days ago
gitbook: Command line utility for generating books and exercises using GitHub/Git and Markdown
> Command line utility for generating books and exercises using GitHub/Git and Markdown
book 
9 days ago
Authors Guild Asks U.S. Court To Rule Against Google | AP
AUTHORS GUILD ASKS US COURT TO RULE AGAINST GOOGLE
9 days ago
Best open source tools for libraries | opensource.com
RT : Top 5 open source tools libraries need to know about | OpenSourceDotCom by
from twitter
9 days ago
What I Learned Watching 150 Hours of TED Talks | Harvard Business Review
Business bloggers at Harvard Business Review discuss a variety of business topics including managing people, innovation, leadership, and more.
12 days ago
Perl language's popularity hits all-time low [*sigh* -- I'm feeling old now] | Info World
The Tiobe language index shows that Python and Ruby have gained in popularity at Perl's expense
perl 
12 days ago
LISTSERV 16.0 - Login Required
.: posted to SEC4LIB about III, EZproxy, and Bibliocommons: I don’t know of others...
from twitter
13 days ago
Yahoo email anti-spoofing policy breaks mailing lists | Info World
Yahoo email anti-spoofing policy breaks mailing lists | Info World
15 days ago
PKP Donation Drive | Public Knowledge Project
RT : After 15 years of providing , you can afford to give $20. Their donation drive starts today:
OJS  from twitter
17 days ago
(500) https://keybase.io/dltj/sigs/q-8vHQcCVsrESK6gydSVejZbxsWAqgGjzg94
Verifying myself: I am dltj on Keybase.io. q-8vHQcCVsrESK6gydSVejZbxsWAqgGjzg94 /
from twitter
17 days ago
(500) https://keybase.io/dltj/sigs/SYaW9WyfmUVuBM-kLcT5gKrNOWcQ6v-Rq1-Y
Verifying myself: I am dltj on Keybase.io. SYaW9WyfmUVuBM-kLcT5gKrNOWcQ6v-Rq1-Y /
from twitter
17 days ago
Rocks and Roles | Disruptive Library Technology Jester
New blog post: Rocks and Roles [on parenting, children and cancer]
cancer  parenting  from twitter
17 days ago
ICANN and the Future of the Internet | Pew Research
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a multinational organization that oversees the address book of the internet thanks to a
book 
19 days ago
Columbus [Ohio] is web central for web addresses | Columbus Dispatch
In at least one regard, central Ohio is the center of the Internet universe.? More Internet Protocol addresses — the deeply encrypted type consisting of a series of numbers — are registered here than anywhere else on the globe.?
19 days ago
Document Liberation Project aims to break vendor lock-in [migration of old formats!] | Info World
New open source developer consortium promises to end upgrade arms race, enabling users to reclaim orphaned documents
20 days ago
Twitter / sjvn: If, God forbid, I ever to explain ...
RT : If, God forbid, I ever to explain the OSI network stack again, I am so using this as my illustration.
from twitter
20 days ago
Saving $400M printing cost from font change? Not exactly… | Phinney on Fonts
I am really bummed that the idea trending hot online now, popularly represented as “the US government could save $400 million dollars a year by switching f
25 days ago
The Evolution of Automated Breaking News Stories | MIT Technology Review
A Google engineer has developed an algorithm that spots breaking news stories on the Web and illustrates them with pictures. And it is now filing its first stories on Twitter.
26 days ago
How Not to Write An Apology… |
Putting ’s talk together with and thinking there is quite a way to go
ProteomicsSexism  code4lib  from twitter
27 days ago
Amazon posted 16,100 IT job ads last year, tops in U.S. | Network World
Amazon posted 16,100 IT job ads last year, tops in U.S. | Network World
4 weeks ago
Twitter / utku: Twitter is blocked in Turkey. ...
RT : Twitter is blocked in Turkey. On the streets of Istanbul, the action against censorship is graffiti DNS addresses.
from twitter
4 weeks ago
Russian Spy Nodes Caught Snooping on Facebook Users [at Tor exit nodes] | Wired
Somewhere in Russia an eavesdropper is operating a network of wiretapped nodes at the edge of the Tor anonymity network. And he's particularly interested in what you’re doing on Facebook.
4 weeks ago
Whatever happened to the IPv4 address crisis? | Info World
Whatever happened to the IPv4 address crisis? | Info World
4 weeks ago
Buy a 180TB array for 6¢/GB [hardware design from Backblaze] | ZDnet
Buy a 180TB array for 6¢/GB [hardware design from Backblaze] | ZDnet
4 weeks ago
Facebook walks on optical networking's wild side | Info World
Facebook walks on optical networking's wild side | Info World
5 weeks ago
WordPress › Support » Globally disable pingback and trackback?
WordPress › Support » Globally disable pingback and trackback?
5 weeks ago
7 Reasons we'll never solve the software patent wars | Network World
7 Reasons we'll never solve the software patent wars | Network World
5 weeks ago
Rideable Segway Clone - Low Cost and Easy Build | Instructables
This Instructable will show you how to build a ride-able Segway clone. Here are its features: Easy to build with no welding, no complicated stee...
5 weeks ago
It’s the 25th anniversary of the Web, not the Internet.  — Medium
RT : It's the 25th anniversary of the Web, not the Net. Here's why it's important to remember the difference:
web25  from twitter
5 weeks ago
Internet Technical Leaders Welcome IANA Globalization Progress | Internet Architecture Board
Internet Technical Leaders Welcome IANA Globalization Progress | Internet Architecture Board
5 weeks ago
Redirecting...
RT : After our report yesterday on NSA Facebook exploitation, Mark Zuckerberg claims he's "confused and frustrated" w/NSA
from twitter
5 weeks ago
This Guy Drew a Cat. You Won’t Believe What Happened 4 Centuries Later. [viral meme use of digitized special collections] | Chronicle of Higher Ed
This Guy Drew a Cat. You Won’t Believe What Happened 4 Centuries Later. [viral meme use of digitized special...
6 weeks ago
Agility vs ‘agile’ [on returning to the original tenants of 'agile'] | Bibliographic Wilderness
Yes, more of this please. From Dave Thomas, one of the originators of the 'agile manifesto', who I have a newfound respect for after reading this essay. Agile Is Dead (Long Live Agility) However, since the Snowbird meeting, I haven’t participated in any Agile events, I haven’t affiliated with the Agile Alliance, and I haven’t done…
6 weeks ago
Everything you know about cyberwar is wrong | Network World
Everything you know about cyberwar is wrong | Network World
6 weeks ago
Pound: Web Reverse Proxy and Load Balancer | Apsis Gmbh
> The Pound program is a reverse proxy, load balancer and HTTPS front-end for Web server(s). Pound was developed to enable distributing the load among several Web-servers and to allow for a convenient SSL wrapper for those Web servers that do not offer it natively. Pound is distributed under the GPL - no warranty, it's free to use, copy and give away.
6 weeks ago
Log In - The New York Times
How a Court Secretly Evolved, Extending U.S. Spies’ Reach | New York Times
from twitter
6 weeks ago
"Archival Disc" standard formulated for professional-use next-generation optical discs | Sony press release
Tokyo, Japan - March 10, 2014 - Sony Corporation ("Sony") and Panasonic Corporation ("Panasonic") today announced that they have formulated "Archival Disc", a new standard for professional-use, next-generation optical discs, with the objective of expanding the market for long-term digital data storage.
6 weeks ago
Continuous delivery is a killer advantage for companies that want to move fast without breaking things | Venture Beat
Continuous delivery is a killer advantage for companies that want to move fast without breaking things | Venture...
6 weeks ago
The [MOOC] attack on our higher education system — and why we should welcome it | TED Blog
George Siemens taught the first MOOC back in 2008. He shares his take on why they're still valid -- and what might happen next in higher ed.
6 weeks ago
Untitled (http://dltj.org/article/mystery-library/)
Retweet of new blog post: Mystery in the Library [creative way to engage the community]
from twitter
6 weeks ago
(404) http://dltj.org/6638
New blog post: Mystery in the Library
from twitter
6 weeks ago
America Didn’t Decline. It Went Global. | Politico
We’ve been obsessing over the decline or persistence of American power for more than three decades now. The latest example is a Gallup poll out Monday showing rising dissatisfaction with the United States’ standing in the world — but it all started with a wave of declinism in the 1980s, set off by the rise of Japan. Then the doom...
6 weeks ago
25 things you might not know about the web on its 25th birthday | The Guardian
John Naughton: It sprang from the brain of one man, Tim Berners-Lee, and is the fastest-growing communication medium of all time. We examine how the web has transformed our lives for good and ill
6 weeks ago
Meet the seven people who hold the keys to worldwide internet security | The Guardian
It sounds like the stuff of science fiction: seven keys, held by individuals from all over the world, that together control security at the core of the web. The reality, discovers James Ball, is rather…
6 weeks ago
The Internet Is Actually Controlled By 14 People Who Hold 7 Secret Keys | Business Insider
This sounds like something out of a Dan Brown book but it isn't: The entire Internet is controlled by seven actual, physical keys.
book 
6 weeks ago
Comcast turning Chicago homes into public Wi-Fi hot spots | Chicago Tribune
Comcast turning Chicago homes into public Wi-Fi hot spots | Chicago Tribune
6 weeks ago
IBM 'as a service' cloud pieces fall into place | ZDnet
IBM has acquired a bevy of cloud companies and built a Big Blue cloud stack. Here's a look at the moving parts and how they fit together as IBM moves from hardware to the cloud.
6 weeks ago
The rewards of running server-side JavaScript revealed [using node.js] | ZDnet
Major US companies have shared how running the node.js JavaScript platform is allowing them to serve web content more rapidly and efficiently.
javascript 
6 weeks ago
MongoDB chief: Why the clock's ticking for relational databases | ZDnet
Even though it may be the wrong tool for the job, the years of development behind the relational database ensure its popularity — for the moment, says MongoDB's Max Schireson.
6 weeks ago
Apple reveals unprecedented details in iOS security | Network World
Updated Apple whitepaper reveals interlocking, defense-in-depth architecture for iPhone, iPad OS
ios 
6 weeks ago
Major security flaw threatens Linux users [GnuTLS bug] | Network World
Major security flaw threatens Linux users [GnuTLS bug] | Network World
7 weeks ago
An Era of Neglect: How public colleges were crowded out, beaten up, and failed to fight back | Chronicle of Higher Ed
An Era of Neglect: How public colleges were crowded out, beaten up, and failed to fight back | Chronicle of...
7 weeks ago
Florida Cops’ Secret Weapon: Warrantless Cellphone Tracking | Wired's Threat Level
Police in Florida used a controversial cellphone tracking gadget without telling a judge because they felt bound by a non-disclosure agreement with the manufacturer of the device, according to newly obtained court evidence.
7 weeks ago
Sharecroppers, nomads, and early open source | Eric S. Raymond's blog
Sharecroppers, nomads, and early open source | Eric S. Raymond's blog
7 weeks ago
The myth of the fall [on the origins of open source] | Eric S. Raymond's blog
The myth of the fall [on the origins of open source] | Eric S. Raymond's blog
7 weeks ago
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