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By ÁLVARO SERRANO

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Dropbox denies being hacked →

October 14, 2014 |

There have been several reports of Dropbox being hacked, after up to 7 million of purported user account credentials were leaked online. Dropbox has issued a statement on their blog denying everything:

Recent news articles claiming that Dropbox was hacked aren’t true. Your stuff is safe. The usernames and passwords referenced in these articles were stolen from unrelated services, not Dropbox. Attackers then used these stolen credentials to try to log in to sites across the internet, including Dropbox. We have measures in place to detect suspicious login activity and we automatically reset passwords when it happens.

It appears to have been a false rumor. About the leaked account data:

A subsequent list of usernames and passwords has been posted online. We’ve checked and these are not associated with Dropbox accounts.

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Commissioner Gordon's Origins | DORKLY →

October 13, 2014 |

If you’re watching Gotham, you may have been surprised by the physical appearance of Detective James Gordon, the man destined to become Commissioner of the Gotham City Police Department. In the show, actor Ben McKenzie isn’t sporting the classic mustache and glasses that have defined the character’s looks for decades.

Well, now you know why:

Commissioner Gordon's Origins

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Why nerd culture must die →

October 13, 2014 |

Pete Warden:

And that’s where the problem lies. We’re still behaving like the rebel alliance, but now we’re the Empire. We got where we are by ignoring outsiders and believing in ourselves even when nobody else would. The decades have proved that our way was largely right and the critics were wrong, so our habit of not listening has become deeply entrenched.

Sad, but true.

Via Rands.

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The Cure for Aging | Raptitude →

October 13, 2014 |

David Cain:

Of course, getting better year after year requires an intention to get better year after year. Self-improvement doesn’t happen by accident. A lot of what age apparently “takes” from us — health, possibility, optimism, confidence, personal power — is really just what we’ve given up on voluntarily. If you make a standing priority of improving in the areas that matter to you, then your birthdays will come to mark increases in capability and skill, rather than atrophy and loss.

Wonderful essay. We have a much greater say in the way our lives unfold than we realize.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark 1-Page Film School →

October 13, 2014 |

Vashi Nedomansky:

Raiders of the Lost Ark is a glorious obsession of mine. I have watched it close to 100 times and always glean a new detail or filmmaking tidbit on each viewing. As a child I looked up to Indy, now as a filmmaker I look up to Spielberg. Raiders of the Lost Ark is a masterpiece that fires on all cylinders with equal parts: adventure, comedy, action, thriller, love story and the supernatural. I’ve scoured the internet for rare content and also created my own video essays in order to assemble this ’1-Page Film School’.

Amazing.

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On Mindfulness and Quality | Tools and Toys →

October 13, 2014 |

Chris Bowler:

The fact that our culture attempts to identify humans as consumers is a terrible reality. But if we all make conscious choices to buy quality items — ones we will use and ones that will last — and for which the human beings who are involved in the creation process are paid and treated appropriately, we’ll make this world a little better.

I’m really liking the new focus and direction of Tools and Toys.

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Tesla unveils new Model S with Dual Motor and Autopilot →

October 10, 2014 |

Fascinating stuff. The Model S can go from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.2 seconds. Even Musk himself joked about that in the video, at about the 5:20 mark:

In the option selection, you’ll be able to choose three settings, which is normal, sport and insane. It will actually say, insane.

Via Laughing Squid.

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Robin Wong reviews the Olympus M. Zuiko 40-150mm F2.8 PRO lens →

October 10, 2014 |

He seems to like it:

So is this M.Zuiko 40-150mm F2.8 Pro lens near perfect? It certainly is. I am scratching my head hard to find the flaws, which, honestly I dare say, is almost non-existent. The lens is incredibly sharp, capable of capturing amazing amount of fine detail, with almost no technical imperfections (well controlled Chromatic Aberration, distortion, etc). The bokeh quality is excellent, and handling with E-M1 (using HLD-7) is great. Focusing was extremely fast and accurate, with respectable close up shooting performance. You have all that in a pro lens, which is weather sealed against the elements, in much lesser size and weight than competition. Furthermore it is about 20-25% cheaper too.

Robin Wong is an Olympus Malaysia employee, so take these words with a grain of salt. That said, it’s hard to argue with some of the absolutely stunning images in this review:

Tiger, by Robin Wong

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