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security-issues-with-googles-anti-phishing-tool

There is a great post by Nitesh Dhanjani over at O'Reilly about his security concerns about their Safe Browsing for Firefox extension.

security-through-lingual-obscurity

On a recent trip to Mexico, our casita had a safe in it. The instructions for using it and the combination were printed on a covered sheet of paper sitting on top of the safe. As I scanned for directions on how to change the combination, I read:

site-upgrade

Greetings everyone. Just wanted to let you know that we have been working on a Plone upgrade for the website. I know it doesn't look at that different, but it is. At least based on the amount of work it took to upgrade :). The Blog is now 'inside' of plone, which is nice.

is-there-a-cheap-stock-issue-for-google-after-the

I'm no lawyer not a securities expert, but I have sold some companies and one issue we had to deal with when selling to a public company was "cheap stock". The concern is that a company might distribute stock cheaply to insiders before going public, then sell it at a premium. (I guess the regulation protects the existing shareholders?) It is also an issue for employees who get options before an IPO. Options that are granted with the strike price equal to the value of the underlying are not taxed because there is no gain. But if the next day the stock triples because of an IPO, was the valuation correct? Are taxes owed? This regulation makes more sense to me, because Uncle Sam likes his taxes.

drive-neutral-the-economics-of-carbon-neutrality

My wife and I have 3 kids and thus we have a big car. We bought the Suburban 5 years ago and the guilt has been building up. I'm a big believer in driving cars forever, so what do do?

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