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How much money do the top technology companies make per second?

We dive into the quarterly revenue earning announcements of the biggest technology companies in the world and then extract a per second amount.

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THE GREAT IVY LEAGUE NUDE POSTURE PHOTO SCANDAL - New York Times

ONE AFTERNOON IN THE LATE 1970's, deep in the labyrinthine interior of a massive Gothic tower in New Haven, an unsuspecting employee of Yale University opened a long-locked room in the Payne Whitney

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Bill Gates: Here's My Plan to Improve Our World — And How You Can Help | Wired Business | Wired.com

Bill Gates on how innovation is the key to a brighter future, and how we're only just getting started.

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4 On Your Side looks into traffic stop gone horribly wrong for Lordsburg man

This 4 On Your Side investigation looks into the actions of police officers and doctors in Southern New Mexico. A review of medical records, police reports and a federal lawsuit show deputies with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, police officers with the City of Deming and medical professionals...

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Fake femme fatale dupes IT guys at US government agency

The head of information security opened a malicious birthday card link from her. Others offered her jobs, asked her out to dinner, or offered to help her get network access and a laptop. In short, ...

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Hasnain says:

"Lakhani, a counter-intelligence and cyber defense specialist who works as a solutions architect for World Wide Technology, presented the results on Wednesday at the RSA Europe security conference in Amsterdam."

Reading that just feels odd. But this is a good article on social engineering, nonetheless.

Posted on 2013-11-04T00:46:03+0000

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Confessions of America's Best Drone Pilot

From the darkness of a box in the Nevada desert, he watched as three men trudged down a dirt road in Afghanistan. The box was kept cold—precisely sixty-eight degrees—and the only light inside came from the glow of monitors. The air smelled spectrally of stale sweat and cigarette smoke. On his consol...

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Hasnain says:

This is really inspiring stuff.

"We have a crisis of leadership in America because our overwhelming power and wealth, earned under earlier generations of leaders, made us complacent, and for too long we have been training leaders who only know how to keep the routine going. Who can answer questions, but don’t know how to ask them. Who can fulfill goals, but don’t know how to set them. Who think about how to get things done, but not whether they’re worth doing in the first place. What we have now are the greatest technocrats the world has ever seen, people who have been trained to be incredibly good at one specific thing, but who have no interest in anything beyond their area of exper­tise. What we don’t have are leaders.

What we don’t have, in other words, are thinkers. People who can think for themselves. People who can formulate a new direction: for the country, for a corporation or a college, for the Army—a new way of doing things, a new way of looking at things. People, in other words, with vision."

Posted on 2013-10-23T20:23:41+0000