Friday, August 11, 2017

Things I learned lately - 11 Aug

  • David Letterman is currently working on a new interview series for Netflix. "I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix. Here's what I have learned, if you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first. Thanks for watching, drive safely."
  • Bill Burr, the author of the industry standard password guidelines, first published in 2003 — suggested that to optimize security, passwords must be reset every 90 days, and contain a mix of an uppercase letter, number, and special character. Now the National Institute of Standards and Technology has set new guidelines. Passwords should be long and easy-to-remember, and only need to be changed when there is sign of a breach. Long pass phrases work better because they can be super long and still easy to memorize. So goodbye 'Qx3!hNM8%boe', hello 'mothermakeschililikelava'.
  • They play Jai Alai professionally in Florida. The speed record for a jai alai ball is 328 km/h.
  • There are still Blockbuster video rental outlets in Alaska. Their days are numbered, but.... they still exist.
  • Surnames weren't introduced until the year 1066.

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