And here’s another reason why password rules are bullshit: you’re basically giving a list of instructions to hackers—the password rules help them narrow down the strings they need to brute force.
Friday, March 10th, 2017
Sunday, January 29th, 2017
A proposed syllabus for critical thinking: Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data.
Our aim in this course is to teach you how to think critically about the data and models that constitute evidence in the social and natural sciences.
Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
Fodder for a Markov chain.
Thursday, March 28th, 2013
A collection of those appalling doublespeek announcements that sites and services give when they get acquired. You know the ones: they begin with “We’re excited to announce…” and end with people’s data being flushed down the toilet.
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
Yes, yes, yes!
In Toxic Title Douchebag World, titles are designed to document the value of an individual sans proof. They are designed to create an unnecessary social hierarchy based on ego.
Thursday, December 29th, 2011
Everyone has their bullshit. You can simply decide whose you’re willing to tolerate.
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
This is not as linkbaity as the title might suggest.
I’ve suggested the term “exploitationware” as a more accurate name for gamification’s true purpose…
Thursday, August 12th, 2010
An excellent resource for deciphering corporate business-speak gibberish (I'm going to need this when I'm eavesdropping on Andy Budd making phone calls).
Tuesday, January 17th, 2006
"wankr will be a place for web 2.0 people to gather together in one humongous circlejerk so they can masturbate each other into a sticky frenzy over useless, meaningless bullshit."