R2D2 on God, 42, the Universe and everything else


social change, self improvement, politics

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We no longer listen. We speak one over the other,  at the same time. We draw conclusions based on rumours,  hearsay,  gut feeling,  not reasoning and facts. We raise the voice instead of the reasoning to gain the illusion of achievement.  We demand,  don’t cooperate.  We set personal agendas instead of aiming for resolution of common issues. We bend our moral fabric like it’s made of Kevlar and expected it somehow to retain its initial shape and integrity through all the impacts we assault it with. We never talk about the big pink elephants floating in the meeting rooms or at our social gatherings. We forego friendships and partnerships like they are replaceable things.  We declare ourselves victorious in meetings winning pointless arguments.  And yet, we seek happiness.  How do I explain this to my son?


Well… I guess you can imagine the damage I could do. What’s concerning is that my cc details are at times somewhere on these wires…

How would hashtags benefit LinkedIn

“it is NOT the fear of missing out, really. It’s about learning, and choice”

Yes, some would say this is  blasphemy – “LinkedIn is a social tool for professionals who want to connect – go to Facebook if you don’t like it”. Well, yes, I’d agree, but I would still argue the point : need only exemplify Twitter and, more recent and relevant, Facebook. In addition, keep dreaming on if you still think in this day and age we can still separate our personal and professional lives…

Yes, LinkedIn was designed as a social… Continue reading

A new revolution

           Given Moore’s law, and the proliferation of always-on, connected devices (computers, mobile phones, home entertainment systems, appliances, sensors, you name it), we, as human beings, the kings of adaptation and evolution, are about to be outdone – a new revolution has started.brainoverload2 We cannot simply adapt our brain capacity and sensory array to match the speed with which technology exploded in the past few years. I know of a lot of parents unhappy their children spend time on computers, mobile devices and game consoles, more or less ignoring the “old… Continue reading

(via Slashdot)

chicksdaddy writes with news of a Proof-of-Concept exploit for the recent Android APK signature vulnerability. From the article: “Pau Oliva Fora, a security researcher for the firm Via Forensics, published a small, proof of concept module on GitHub that exploits the flaw in the way Android verifies the authenticity of signed mobile applications. The flaw was first disclosed last week by Jeff Forristal, the Chief Technology Officer at Bluebox Security, ahead of a presentation at the Black Hat Briefings in August. … The simple program leverages APKTool, an open source tool for reverse engineering Android applications — decompiling… Continue reading

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