Read me

1) Derek Thompson in the interest of full fairness, called an AEI scholar to ask if he liberals are being unfair in their characterizations of Paul Ryan’s budget plan.  Short answer: basically no.

2) Michael Grunwald has a new book making the case that the stimulus was a truly significant piece of legislation and way under-estimated.  Interesting interview .

3) Genuine undecided swing voters may be 3-5% of the population.  Wow– what is that spending?  $10 million per swing voter?

4) I find the subject of post-war Japan quite interesting, but I know very little about it.  This was a fascinating piece about how Japan basically remade their national ideology in the wake of WWII.

5) I keep reading how I should do “two factor authentication” but it really sounds like such a huge pain.  That said, I think I will try recommendation #4:

What should you do about this? I would create a single, secret, ultra-secure email address that you designate as the one place to send all password resets. What do I mean by ultra-secure? I mean a new Gmail account—something like betyoucantguessthis@gmail.com—with a very strong password and two-factor authentication turned on. Now go to all your other accounts and have them send password requests to this secret address. It’s important that you don’t use this address for anything else—don’t send mail from it, don’t use it to sign up for newsletters, don’t let anyone know that it has anything to do with you. As long as it remains secret, any password resets that are sent its way should be safe…

What should you do about this? I would create a single, secret, ultra-secure email address that you designate as the one place to send all password resets. What do I mean by ultra-secure? I mean a new Gmail account—something like betyoucantguessthis@gmail.com—with a very strong password and two-factor authentication turned on. Now go to all your other accounts and have them send password requests to this secret address. It’s important that you don’t use this address for anything else—don’t send mail from it, don’t use it to sign up for newsletters, don’t let anyone know that it has anything to do with you. As long as it remains secret, any password resets that are sent its way should be safe.

 

 

 

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

One Response to Read me

  1. itchy says:

    Dumb move posting this. Now I know your super-secret email: betyoucantguessthis@gmail.com. Duh.

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