As browsers move away from unsecured HTTP, SSL certification has become an increasingly more public topic. Free services such as Let's Encrypt simplify the process of acquiring certificates, but the likes of Symantec still offer pay-for options if it makes you feel better. Except it shouldn't, as security researcher Hanno Böck recently discovered.
Sometimes you end up in a position, for instance, Press Secretary at the White House, that you're not exactly cut out for. Everyone has to quit a job at some point. Whether you've found a new gig or just get the feeling (perhaps from watching news reports) that your seconds away from being fired when it's time to walk away, there's a right and a wrong way to do it.
Google is more than happy to put its weaker and less-used services out to pasture. Come September, we'll have another casualty — YouTube's web-based video editor, which made its debut seven years ago.
Didn't you think Mark Zuckerberg is tall? According to a 2010 New Yorker profile, he's "only around five feet eight, but he seems taller, because he stands with his chest out and his back straight, as if held up by a string." Wired writer Graham Starr thinks Zuck seems tall for another reason: He stages his photos to exaggerate his height.
It's easy to find movies to download or stream; even for law-abiding popcorn munchers! If you're flying straight and narrow or want to support and watch films that are free, public domain, or whose creators want them free and openly shared, here are some great sites to bookmark — and visit when you want something new to watch.
TED talks are great to watch when you have time to spare, the problem is finding a good collection of them without having to jump through a bunch of different websites. To combat this, a new channel called the "TED Archive" has begun the long process of cataloguing and uploading talks, making it easier for the rest of us.
Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This weekend I'm headed to the coast, and updating a classic, kitschy cocktail for the Pacific Northwest.
Ready to make the jump from crayons to Photoshop? No need to panic — the internet is packed with resources to guide you through your first steps in the world of professional image and photo editing. TastyTuts' comprehensive 33-video tutorial is as good as it gets and comes complete with extensive course notes and other useful content.
Video: Seasoning cast iron with flaxseed oil isn't super new — Sheryl Canter first wrote about it on her blog seven years ago — but it has some serious fans. Both Cook's Illustrated and The Kitchn are believers, with the former saying it created "a sheer, stick-resistant veneer, that even a run through our commercial dishwasher with a squirt of degreaser left them totally unscathed".
Cancer is the worst. And, maybe thanks to Movember and pink consumer goods, we're all extremely aware. Too aware. Because we've gotten it drilled into our heads to always get tested, patients are ignoring the risks of unnecessary cancer screenings, says the New York Times. Low-risk patients often get false positives, leading to dangerous and wasteful misapplications of radiation and chemotherapy.
The rise of the selfie has driven a rift into society, bringing up a surprising number of issues over gender, class, age, religion and race. Wired's Jason Parham explores some of these in "When the Selfie Turns Sacrilegious", an essay on taking selfies in sacred or serious places such as mosques and art installations.
Interesting news out of the Netherlands: A team of researchers tracked nearly 85,000 women through their pregnancies and beyond, and found that self-esteem in pregnant women and new mothers fluctuates: It dips during the 30th week of pregnancy, rises until the child is six months old, and then declines for at least the next two and a half years. The good news is that maternal self-esteem eventually did recover: When the researchers followed the women for subsequent pregnancies, they found that the women had returned to their previous level of self-esteem.
Foxtel recently replaced its video streaming service with a new platform dubbed Foxtel Now - and it's priced competitively with Stan and Netflix. With subscriptions starting at just $10 per month, it's a far cry from the company's prohibitively expensive Pay TV offerings. (In fact, it's actually cheaper than Netflix's HD tiers which start at $13.99.)
But what do you actually get for your ten dollarydoos? Does Foxtel Now include Game Of Thrones? Do you still need to add a bunch of additional packs to make it worthwhile? We take a look at the prices, inclusions and your frequently asked questions.
Ever heard of a nipplegasm? No? Then you’re missing out on one of the many types of orgasm possible to us! Nipples, like our genitalia, are extremely sensitive. Both women and men have nipples packed with nerve endings that react quickly and intensely to the touch.
But is that enough to orgasm? Well, that all depends on the tools you have at hand.
It had been a particularly stressful week when, scissors in one hand and 10cm of hair in another, I decided to cut. A few snips later, I felt triumphant. Sure, a week from then I paid an expert to fix it. But in that moment, I felt like a weight had been lifted, and that felt good, even if it was just a few grams.