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What It's Like to Fail

Between 2007 and 2011, 5 million American families lost their homes. Some found alternative housing, but not all of them. Many families broke apart. Mine was one of them. And I was one of the people who ended up homeless. This is not the story of 5 million American families. This is just my story.

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Hasnain says:

Our family faced the same economic forces that hurt many families, but I don’t blame the banks or politicians or anyone else for what happened to us. I made a thousand decisions, large and small, that seemed reasonable at the time but cumulatively led to our situation. It is tempting to blame external forces for the disasters that befall us, but as Shakespeare wrote in “Julius Ceasar,” the fault for what happens to us “is not in our stars but in ourselves.”

Posted on 2013-11-18T21:13:49+0000

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Winning at Candy Crush - Stavros' Stuff

The Candy Crush Saga sagaI find Flash games on Facebook great fun. Not playing them, of course, that’s boring. As you may remember from my previous post, “winning at Puzzle Adventures“, I like to take a look into their guts and figure out how they work, and whether or not I can get insane scores wit...

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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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