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  • Just in case you haven't heard this from 37 other sources: If you have a LinkedIn account, you should probably change your password.

    Also, I would guess LinkedIn will be hiring new security folks, so you might want to polish your resume.

    Finally, don't believe every mail you get from LinkedIn is actually from them.

  • Lots of good stuff about Ray Bradbury out there today. I particularly liked the appreciations from Orson Scott Card and Roger L. Simon. Check 'em out. You wouldn't want to miss the line: "Would you mind driving me home?"

    And (via Instapundit), you might like Bradbury's short memoir from New Yorker.

    I didn't make a big deal about the picture I used yesterday, a Kindle displaying the Fahrenheit 451 coverpage. But Bradbury was not a Kindle fanboy.

    INTERVIEWER: What do you think of e-books and Amazon’s Kindle?

    BRADBURY: Those aren’t books. You can’t hold a computer in your hand like you can a book. A computer does not smell. There are two perfumes to a book. If a book is new, it smells great. If a book is old, it smells even better. It smells like ancient Egypt. A book has got to smell. You have to hold it in your hands and pray to it. You put it in your pocket and you walk with it. And it stays with you forever. But the computer doesn’t do that for you. I’m sorry.

    A commenter at the link notes the semi-irony of Fahrenheit 451 being available for the Kindle Fire.

  • Based on yesterday's item about the dreadful Union of Concerned Scientists, Carl "Bear" Bussjaeger pointed out the amusing story of a member in good standing, Kenji Watts:


    I think you'll agree Kenji is demonstrating an adequate level of Concern. As Kenji's associate (Anthony Watts, proprietor of Watts Up With That) relates: that, plus $35, is all you need to be a UCS member.

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