Daily Archives: October 3, 2012

Romney goes on the offense on eve of first presidential debate

Official portrait of Vice President of the Uni...

Official portrait of Vice President of the United States.
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By Justin Sink and Ian Swanson – Mitt Romney went on offense Tuesday (Oct 2) ahead of his crucial first debate against President Obama, adding fresh details to his policies while capitalizing on a blunder by Vice President Biden.

Separately, Romney’s campaign seized on a gaffe by Biden Tuesday that forced Team Obama to engage in damage control on the debate’s eve.

Combined, Biden’s gaffe and Romney’s tax proposal added up to a good day for the Republican, who has had precious few of those over the past few weeks.

With just five weeks to go before Election Day, Romney is trailing in most polls. more> http://tinyurl.com/8hqsdkl

Hackers Crack Hotel Room Locks With A Tool Disguised As A Dry Erase Marker

By Andy Greenberg – A trio of hackers have built a tool that appears to be an innocent dry erase marker, but when inserted into the port on the bottom of a common form of hotel room keycard lock triggers the lock’s open mechanism in a fraction of a second.

“I guess we wanted to show that this sort of attack can happen with a very small, concealable device,” says Matthew Jakubowski, one of the three hotel lock hackers and a security researcher with the consultancy Trustwave. more> http://tinyurl.com/8vb8oyz

Skydiver aims to break sound barrier in free fall

By Marcia Dunn – His blood could boil. His lungs could overinflate. The vessels in his brain could burst. His eyes could hemorrhage.

And, yes, he could break his neck while jumping from a mind-boggling altitude of 23 miles.

Next Monday over New Mexico, he will attempt the highest, fastest free fall in history and try to become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier.

“So many unknowns,” Baumgartner says, “but we have solutions to survive.” more> http://tinyurl.com/8n56tdh

How to Manage Your Personal Brand, Especially During a Job Search

By George Bradt – Everything communicates. These days everything communicates 24/7 forever. Once it’s online, it’s there for good. Or for bad. Either way, it’s not going away. This is why it’s so important to manage all aspects of communication and your personal brand.

Some do’s and dont’s:

  • Don’t assume everything is fine. Do due diligence on yourself.
  • Don’t try to hide unpleasant truths. Do explain things that need explaining before you’re asked.
  • Don’t mislead. Do manage what they will find out about you.
  • Don’t tell them about yourself. Do enable them to find out about you.
  • Drive Action by Activating and Directing an Ongoing Communication Network (Including Social Media)

more> http://tinyurl.com/9ydct4y


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