Ex janitor receives masters degree and is now principal of the school he used to clean

“It’s not where you start, it’s how you finish”

Steve Hartman meets an elementary school principal in Port Barre, La., whose road to success started in an unexpected place, but Gabe Sonnier will tell you his journey proves “it’s not where you start, it’s how you finish.”

Can I Get A Little Privacy Among All These People!

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0 Comments Can I Get A Little Privacy Among All These People! (via HackSurfer)

The Daily Roundup Most Notable Info Olympic fever is in the air, and this week we’ve seen articles criticizing the Sochi Olympics as being a free-for-all for hackers. Wherever you go, there is no safety. You are screwed. At least that’s the impression…

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Awesome Stuff: Hacking Your Car, Part II

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Awesome Stuff: Hacking Your Car, Part II (via Techdirt)

A few months ago, for our awesome stuff post looking at crowdfunding projects, we did one on hacking your car, highlighting a couple of projects involving OBD devices and software. It seems this market is exploding with other options, and a bunch of…

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The Wacky World of Google Glass Accessories

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The Wacky World of Google Glass Accessories (via slashdot)

Google Glass, the face-mounted computer slated for wide release later this year, could stand to learn a lot from Apple, whose market prominence with mobile devices owes as much to third-party companion products as to its in-house design and engineering…


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RAM Scrapers and Other Point-of-Sale Malware

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RAM Scrapers and Other Point-of-Sale Malware (via Kaspersky)

January 28, 2014Brian Donohue While the breach itself seemed only to impact those of us in the United States, chances are you’re aware that the American retail giant Target suffered an enormous data breach late last year. The credit card information…


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The Problem With Two-Factor Authentication

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The Problem With Two-Factor Authentication (via InformationWeek)

Garret Grajek The failure of corporate security strategies to protect personal identity information from hackers resides more with system architecture than with authentication technology. Here’s why. For too long, enterprises have been looking for the…


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How Can We Deal With America’s STEM Education Problem?

Of note: 12% of Black students take Algebra I before high school compared to 48% of Asian students…how can we deal with America’s STEM problem?

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I Became a Robot with Google Glass

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Since I first began wearing it back in July, Google Glass has become an intimate part of my life—something that was easy to forget until I had to send in my old pair for the upgraded version, which took three weeks to arrive. (Blame a December blizzard, followed by the holiday season, then the polar vortex that swept through New York City. Or blame Google packing the device ultra-slowly.) I actually began missing Glass, mostly due to the serendipitous situations I seemed to find myself in.

Finally the bright blue wearable computer arrived, and I unpacked it from its white, delicate box. It looked exactly the same as the first-generation device, albeit with an extra accessory: an ear-bud for phone calls and Google Hangouts. And while the hardware looked the same, it was clear that the XE12 software upgrade added many more features, including an “eye wink” option for snapping photos. It also included enhanced audio recording, auto-focus through video, and hopefully better battery life (or at least less chance of the device overheating near my right side of my head). Continue Reading…

4 Ways To Improve Federal Software Procurement

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4 Ways To Improve Federal Software Procurement (via InformationWeek)

Agencies need to think beyond buying and customizing enterprise software systems and look for software that can be adapted as requirements change. The federal government’s track record for implementing major software projects, unfortunately, is littered…


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Rutgers offers course on Beyonce

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Rutgers offers course on Beyonce (via NJ.com)

NEW BRUNSWICK — Unlike Bruce Springsteen, who is synonymous with New Jersey, Beyoncé Knowles has no real ties to the Garden State. What Beyoncé does have in common with the Boss is that both have a course with their name in it a New Jersey’s state…


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