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The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.
H. P. Lovecraft, “The Call of Cthulhu”

Heartbleed and Lastpass

HEY! Quick break for web/computer security (one of my interests, though I’m no expert): Lastpass has some excellent information, detection, and mitigation tools about the Heartbleed bug. This is important because it affects a shit-ton of important web sites, and just changing your passwords (you DO have different passwords for each site you log into, right? ;) ) isn’t enough. Some activity has to happen on affected sites as well before your password change makes a difference.

An aside: ‘grats to Codenomicon for gobbling up heartbleed.com and using it for good.

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