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Obama unveils new cybersecurity order with the same old problems

What can a president do to fix bad corporate security? It’s become an increasingly important question for President Obama, as his administration looks to respond to the growing tide of corporate breaches, from the Sony hack in November to this month’s Anthem breach. But so far the answer seems to be, not much.

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I have a number of problems with this Taylor Swift / Nine Inch Nails mashup

So my friend and former colleague David Pierce just tweeted that this mashup of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and Nine Inch Nail’s “Perfect Drug” is the new “Call Me Maybe” / “Head Like A Hole”, and I just want to say that he is wrong, for the following exhaustive list of reasons.

1. The Call Me Maybe mashup is a perfect mix of Reznor’s vocals and Carly Rae Jepson’s backing track; the verse is great, and the chorus is pure gold. The Shake It Off mashup is fine during the verse, but misses when Taylor’s vocals reappear and then totally falls down during the chorus.

2. Perfect Drug has one of the best drum breaks of all time. It is perfect, and unassailable. Whatever this is still has Taylor Swift fake-rapping the words “this sick beat.”…

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Haruki Murakami wants to help solve your problems

Famed Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami is about to become the internet’s agony uncle. Yesterday, Murakami’s publisher announced that the reclusive writer will launch a website where fans can ask for advice and pose questions “of any kind.” The site will be called “Murakami-san no tokoro” or “Mr. Murakami’s place,” though his publisher, Shinchosha, has not announced a URL or email address for it.

“After so long, I want to exchange emails with readers,” Murakami said in a statement published by Shinchosha.

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Xbox Live and PlayStation Network are having problems on Christmas Day

Reports have been flowing in on Twitter today that Xbox Live and PlayStation Network — the online services connecting Microsoft’s and Sony’s game consoles — are experiencing outages. Occasional downtime is par for the course for both, but Christmas Day is a particularly bad time, just as hundreds of thousands of PlayStation 4s and Xbox Ones are unwrapped and set up.

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The 8 biggest responsive web design problems (and how to avoid them)

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I created a survey asking fellow designers about the problems they faced when creating fully responsive sites. This article will list the most common problems they reported and offer possible solutions, along with suggestions to consider on your next projects. The information contained here is based on hundreds of survey responses (if you’d like to add your own answers, the survey itself is still open) along with problems I’ve also come across in my own work at Offroadcode.




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19 common UX problems and how to fix them

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In this article, Chris Bank of UXPin – The UX Design App discusses the importance of user input design patterns and details examples from some of the hottest websites and web apps today – more examples of these patterns and over 50 additional web design patterns are covered in detail in UXPin’s free e-book, Web UI Design Patterns 2014.




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Wicked Problems In Type Design

Don’t ask me how I came across this video this weekend – I guess it must have been Twitter – but Wicked Problems in Type Design is an interesting document of a 2012 presentation at Cooper-Hewitt. In conjunction with its exhibition Graphic Design: Now In Production on exhibit in New York City that summer, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum invited six leading and emerging voices in the field of type design whose work appeared in the exhibition. Each was asked to give a Pecha Kucha-style presentation (20 slides of 20 seconds each, six minutes and 40 seconds in total) on a wicked problem central to their work – a ‘wicked problem’ being a technical term for a type of problem that is important but not well-defined. The talks were followed by a panel discussion afterwards.

French designer Philippe Apeloig gave insight in his inspiration and creation process for typefaces he custom designs for identities and posters; William Berkson used his own Williams Caslon Text to explain how type design can improve readability; Hubert Jocham gave his interpretation on how to properly design a revival; Henrik Kubel elaborated on his collaborations with Margaret Calvert; Jeremy Mickel presented a frankly insane font to create three-letter monograms; and Jesse Ragan talked about his stone carvings for the New York Public Library. The event was moderated by Ellen Lupton and Cara Di Edwardo.


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‘Space/Off’ settles your relationship problems with violent space battles

Breakups are hard. Space break ups are even worse. Such is the plot behind Space/Off, an arcade-style game that has two players fighting one another (with bombs, lasers, and words) in space ships after a seemingly unpleasant breakup. The game has a simple and stylish pixelated look — clearly inspired by Star Control — and three different game modes, which each have people battling with different weapons and mechanics. It’s all fairly straightforward, but the real fun of it is that Space/Off has to be played by two people in the same room, on the same computer. So find a friend and passive aggressively work out your problems: Space/Off is available on Mac and PC for $ 5.

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Twitter improves security while bailing out users with password problems

Twitter has changed the way users regain access to its service if they’ve lost or forgotten passwords, as well as introduced a new system that will keep an eye out for suspicious login behaviors. Today, the company said users can add both a phone number and email address that will be alerted when password reset requests are made. If you’ve misplaced your password, or just need a new one, you can start the process off from either of those options both through Twitter.com and its Android and iOS apps. The second new security effort tracks location, login history, and what device you’re using to weed out potentially suspicious login activity. If it finds something fishy, the company says it will alert users through their registered email…

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Cruel and unusual? Supply problems, botched executions renew lethal injection debate

The US is one of only a handful of countries that still carries out the death penalty on criminals. The US Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, so for many years, the preferred method of executing people in this country has been a lethal injection, delivered in the form of a cocktail of drugs.

But the past decade has seen a series of high-profile botched executions due to new experimental compounds. Coupled with a supply shortage of reliable execution drugs, anti-death penalty advocates are calling for an immediate halt to the practice. Follow here for the latest news in the intensifying national debate over the morality of lethal injections and the lives of violent criminals.

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