The Heartbleed Bug and how to talk about it with your non-geeky friends

One thing that my husband has been up late working on is patches and fixes due to the Heartbleed bug, information about which was publicly disclosed at the beginning of this week. What is it, and how does it affect you? Basically, an error in the coding of a system called Open SSL meant that […]

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 12:33 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · One Comment
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Karen’s Link of the Day: Color perception and names and a whole lot of data about it.

Randall Munroe, the guy behind XKCD, put up a survey on March 1st, asking people to name colors. It was pretty simple, a block of color appeared on your screen and you entered what name you would call it and then moved onto the next color. About 222,000 people participated over a period of about two months. Randall posted […]

Posted on May 5, 2010 at 00:22 by Frito · Permalink · One Comment
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