What’s in a Boarding Pass Barcode?

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Next time when you are throwing away a used boarding pass with a barcode on it, please consider tossing it into a shredder instead. Why? Two-dimensional barcodes and QR codes can hold a great deal of information, and the codes printed on airline boarding passes may allow someone to discover more about you, your future travel plans, and your frequent […]

Stack Overflow Public Database Available (2017-06)

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Need a huge SQL database for your data project? Here is one for you. Nick Craver and the kind folks at Stack Overflow publish their data export periodically with your questions, answers, comments, user info, and more. It’s available as an XML data dump. Then, Brent Ozar took the data and imported into SQL Server for his teaching performance tuning needs, and generously published it […]

Rules to Choose a Secure Strong Password

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The age-old password rules have changed dramatically over the years and are barely relevant in the modern days, many thanks to the hackers that keep their weapon sharpened when it comes to cracking passwords. Here are a few good readings and materials that summarize very well how to choose a good, strong and secure password in the modern world. How […]

What All of Your Computer’s Specs Really Mean

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via Gizmodo: Computer specs can be a baffling mix of acronyms and numbers at the best of times, but it’s worth learning something about them: It’ll help you choose a new computer, troubleshoot your old computer, and generally understand more about the relationship between the specs on the page and the experience you’re getting. Such is the complexity of the […]