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RT @BBCr4today: After 84 years, the world’s stickiest substance – pitch – has dripped for the ninth time
"Pope said thanks for the message. He added that he always tells Texans to be patient with the BBQ. "Put the meat high up and cook it slowly" were his exact words." - David Semeria
"Good stuff BRC. Vision is shared piecemeal with the team on a need-to-know basis. Mission is painted on the stable door in big red letters." - David Semeria
RT @dpinsen: MT @ajs: Toasters should be see-through so you can tell when toast is done.”
Why are events often described as having "limited places available"? Isn't that stating the obvious? Unless the event is held in space...
RT @HistoricalPics: Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, who were not allowed to be buried together. Roermond, NL, 1888
Re: Cryptography -
"Hi Mark. Yes, that's what certificates are for." - David Semeria
RT @psantori: Appena visto su uno store di ticketing on line
Re: Cryptography -
"And then there are those texts that are unintelligible even after decryption ;-)" - David Semeria
Re: Cryptography -
"The big breakthrough came with the invention of asymmetric (or public key) cryptography (link). To communicate securely, both parties needed to know a "shared secret" which is used to encrypt the messages. This raised the paradoxical question of "how do I securely communicate a shared secret with somebody over an unsecure network?" Asymmetric cryptography is the answer, and it's actually very easy to understand. I send you a small metal box which contains an open padlock. You put the secret to be shared inside the box and then close it with the padlock and sent the box back to me. Since I'm the only person with the key to the padlock, only I can see inside the box. Voilà! We have managed to securely share a secret over an unsecure network. In this analogy, the metal box is the public key and the padlock key is the private key. This is why exposing your private key (or having it cracked) is such a big deal. If that happens anyone can look inside the box. Once the shared secret is..." - David Semeria
Bringing light to dark places. A nice metaphor for optimism... cc @carl_rahn @awaldstein @dpinsen
Re: Wealth and Voting -
"Good work Albert. Apart from the donations = surrogate_of_votes issue which you have already addressed in the comments, I don't have any nitpicks. Keep these posts coming..." - David Semeria
RT @qikipedia: MIRROR CITY: breathtakingly beautiful kaleidoscopic time-lapse of US cities
RT @awaldstein: Thrilled that @LuliTonix is just doing it, covered yesterday in Harpers, now shipping cleanses & blends nationwide.
Re: Fun Friday: Hangover Cures -
"Morning, Bruce!" - David Semeria
Re: Fun Friday: Hangover Cures -
"Well that's a practical solution, Liad." - David Semeria
RT @denny: Friend just emailed me this. In his words: "I'm not a train expert, but I'm pretty sure this isn't going to work..."
Re: Fun Friday: Hangover Cures -
"Party animal" - David Semeria
Re: Fun Friday: Hangover Cures -
"In times like these a stiff Bloody Mary is the only cure. Fight fire with fire." - David Semeria
RT @xkcdrss: Heartbleed Explanation
RT @BostonGlobe: During last night's E. Boston fire, firefighters came upon a BMW parked in front of a hydrant.
RT @juxtajeff: Well, there goes the security of the interwebs -
Re: The Mobile Downturn -
"What makes it inherently harder to innovate? Two things: - The low hanging fruit has already been picked (apart from games) - The "rich-get-richer" dynamic mentioned by Chris, making it harder for new entrants to get a toe-hold in native apps." - David Semeria
Re: The Mobile Downturn -
"The winner will be the one which comes up with an consistent and intuitive framework for presenting the information. People will not want to learn a new interface for each city app -- they will want everything to be in the same place. I believe this is the key reason why Facebook beat my MySpace." - David Semeria
Re: The Mobile Downturn -
"I would hate to be in a startup whose objective was to either be on the mobile home page or be an "always open" tab in the browser. I think there is more chance of winning the lottery than achieving these goals today. I believe it has less to do with the html / native divide on mobile and more to do with the fact that it's getting ever more difficult to come up with genuinely innovative consumer facing solutions. However, I see massive value in "horizontal" apps. The two key features about smartphones is that they are geo-aware and inherently personal. I firmly believe we will see the rise of "city apps" where users can find highly personalized content within a geographic boundary. Public transport info, show times, new exhibitions, restaurant reviews, etc, etc. I don't know whether this will happen at the app or OS level, but the key point is that in the future it won't be so much about functionality per se, but how that functionality is organized." - David Semeria
RT @UberFacts: Snails breathe through their feet.
RT @newsycombinator: The Hypocrisy Of Sam Yagan and OkCupid
Re: Video Of The Week: Gary Vaynerchuck -
"Keynote bubble Arnold?" - David Semeria
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