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how many factors, anyway?

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Feb 242017
 
how many factors, anyway?

I’ve been using Google’s 2 factor authentication for awhile now, it’s simple to use and seems effective (and is probalby the most commonly used 2F on earth.) But how many factors is it, really? But perhaps I could try to distill this even a bit more, and go radical… is the 2nd factor really necessary or just a productivity hit/distraction? Once per month or so it dutifully asks me […]

Sleeps with Butterflies

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Sep 132012
 
Sleeps with Butterflies

Butterfly flaps have interesting consequences. Apparently Edward Lorenz came up with the term butterfly effect; later he wrote a marvelous paper presented at the 1972 AAAS (speech below, and taken from another site which had the text), which explains the effect… in a way that may or may not align with how you view it. It’s a very easy read of a complex topic, and in it he talks […]

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