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Post 81

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

The science of sharks, at the New England Aquarium


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Post 82

Icy North

Future Healthcare UK exhibition and conference at Olympia. Sounds like a group of multinationals trying to dismantle the NHS. No, I won't be attending.


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Post 83

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

Flomax, for older men who want to urinate more easily.


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Post 84

Icy North

Maybe visit the shark exhibition - that might help smiley - smiley


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Post 85

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

Where to take the TOEFL tests.

[TOEFL stands for Teacher of English as a Foreign Language.Whether American English or English English is unclear. Probably the E does not stand for Ebonics, though you never know....]


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Post 86

Bluebottle

'You're here to make a difference - HARVARD'
Well, it makes a change from boats...

<BB<


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Post 87

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

The ad gods have not seen fit to grace me with ads lately.


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Post 88

Zarquon's Singing Fish!

I'm getting a lot for computer platforms that allow me to share stuff with colleagues. Oh, and now one for Zipcar.

smiley - fishsmiley - musicalnote


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Post 89

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

The ad shortage is over smiley - wow.

Xfinity's best deal of the year.


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Post 90

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

No ads today.

I'm so disappointed smiley - cry

smiley - winkeye


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Post 91

Bluebottle

'Britain's Lowest Price Broadband - TalkTalk'
Well, Britain's lowest price has to be 1p. You can't get lower than that. So if they're really advertising broadband for 1p per annum, I'll take it - if not it's clearly false advertising.

<BB<


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Post 92

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

Back to Xfinity.


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Post 93

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

Still more Xfinity. An infinity of Xfinity!smiley - wow

QED


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Post 94

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

smiley - wow

Something new: velveeta miniblocks.


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Post 95

Baron Grim

Uncle Ben's rice.


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Post 96

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

The Nature conservancy, which is run by nature.org. Apparently they have chapters in many countries and states.


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Post 97

Bluebottle

'Simplify your online life – LastPass – Get it free'
No idea what it issmiley - huh

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Post 98

Baron Grim

It's a password manager. I've been considering using one for awhile. Recently, the NIST (National Institutes of Standards and Technology) have updated their recommended standards for password policies, and it's about time. Their old standard was just awful. They encouraged people to create passwords they can't remember, but that computers can easily crack. See this XKCD for a great explanation (and quite likely the reason NIST changed its standard).
http://xkcd.com/936/

With a password manager, you can create one long password that's easy to remember to log in to your password manager which will then create unique passwords for all the sites you use. This video explains it very well.


http://youtu.be/NlJjY9rCYzM


I still haven't pulled the trigger on using a password manager myself, but only because it will take some time and effort to sort through the dozens and dozens of sites I'll need to update. But I will soon, maybe when I get some free time following all this storm crap and after this weekend when I take a break to go camping.


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Post 99

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

hard for us to remember, but easy for hackers to guess. smiley - laugh

Ya gotta love this modern world. smiley - smiley

But won't the hackers be looking for horsecontrolbatterystaple now? smiley - huh


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Post 100

Baron Grim

Absolutely. CorrectHorseBatteryStaple is the new Pa55w0rd.


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