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“Have you ever dreamed of quitting your job and moving to a
place where it’s so cheap you barely need to work?” asked Laura
Begley Bloom. “Search for land with fiber-optic internet.”
Here are seven places “where the cost of living is so cheap
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When people think of the arts,
rural America likely isn’t the first
thing they picture. But ArtPlace
America—a group that uses arts
to “shape the social, physical and
economic futures of communities”—
is aiming to change that perception.
As part of its National Creative
Placemaking Fund, ArtPlace “
continues to give more attention to
rural areas,” wrote Mike Scutari.
Thirty-four percent of this year’s
finalists for the 70 projects comprising the fund are from rural areas,
Tired of coming up with a new password every few
months—one that always must be several characters
and include a symbol and an uppercase letter? So is
the man who came up with that guidance.
Bill Burr wrote an eight-page National Institute of
Standards and Technology document in 2003 that
became the blueprint for computer-password creation.
That document has now been rewritten, with the old
guidance thrown out in favor of new recommendations
for passwords comprising long, easily remembered
phrases. “Cartoonist Randall Munroe calculated it would
take 550 years to crack the password ‘correct horse
battery staple,’ all written as one word,” wrote Robert
McMillan. “The password Tr0ub4dor& 3—a typical
example of a password using Mr. Burr’s old rules—
could be cracked in three days, according to Mr.
Munroe’s calculations.” l Source: wsj.com
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building on 2016 investments of
30% in rural communities. Among
its proposed 2017 projects, ArtPlace
included “requests for improving
or introducing broadband access
to rural communities to ‘increase
“ArtPlace understands that
rural communities can’t lure mil-
lennials back home, build sustain-
able arts ecosystems, or attract
high-tech employers with Stone
Age internet speeds,” Scutari wrote.
l Source: insidephilanthropy.com