Jonathan David Page talks about whatever he happens to be thinking about. Sometimes other people join in.
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At this point, a lot of you have probably heard about the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug, which has come into the public eye to the point where the BBC reported on it. The implications have been fairly well-covered in the media: disclosure of passwords, disclosure of private keys, etc. In other words, Bad Stuff. This article aims to cover the technical details of the bug in a manner suitable to non-technical people. It may get dry. However, no previous knowledge of computers should be required.
Today marks 50 years until first contact with the Vulcan.
I finally got around to reading an article which turned out to be one of the better analyses of the social media phenomenon. I call it an analysis because it doesn't say "social media is a Bad Thing", like a lot of the more sensational article-writers (including myself, at times) do. It talks more about how some patterns of social media are Bad Things, which is more constructive since it can lead to ways to fix those patterns.
Bad Catholic published a guest post with perhaps the single best explanation of the Catholic obsession with the Virgin Mary that I've ever read.
And finally, I've decided that I am going to start posting digests (like this one) with links to interesting articles and some remarks on them.