A British lad found himself in a squabble with the authorities over graffiti on a small utility building near his home. Thankfully, he photographed the wall in question during the squabble providing this humorous (and wildly artistic) record of the city’s response.
Complete Star Wars timeline – calendar of significant events and characters in the Star Wars universe// December 21st, 2015 // No Comments » // Movies and TV
Remember, the Star Wars universe exists beyond the movies. Many novels, comic books, television series, and spinoff movies expand upon the universe as explained in the 9 canonical movies. Based on the Coruscant tropical year, this calendar uses the Battle of Yavin (when the first Death Star was destroyed) as its epoch or year zero. […]
Really? Paul Ryan snuck the full text of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act into the emergency budget bill last night// December 16th, 2015 // No Comments » // Politics and legal
I suspect this will be big news over the course of the next few days and rightfully so. With the threat of government shutdown looming, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan introduced a 2,000-page “omnibus” budget bill as a last-minute compromise. Most of the bill looks fairly legit until you get to page 1,728 where […]
Since Daesh relies heavily on social media to spread its propaganda, Anonymous created a unique #TrollingDay (Troll ISIS Day) social media event encouraging users saturate social media with ISIS-related memes. Here’s a sample of the ISIL memes making the rounds on December 11, 2015.
The following was purportedly leaked from an ISIS administrator to researcher Aymenn al-Tamimi who passed the document to The Guardian. Despite relatively immature prose that looks like it was written in crayon, the document was published in several sources. Various English translations are floating around the web and I took the clearest of each to […]
Obama’s address to the nation – Is the US government attempting to calm the public or instill more fear?// December 7th, 2015 // No Comments » // Politics and legal
The president’s speech last night was long, dry, and full of fluff. I’ve taken the time to transcribe the speech and inject quick summaries after each paragraph so you can skip the mumbo-jumbo and get to the gist of the message.
It’s a draft title Task Order Request for Cyberspace Operations Support Services in support of United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM). Oh, brother. That means the U.S. has bungled their cybersecurity so badly they’re now willing to outsource, and trust, this critical national security task to an outside contractor. Even a partner outside of the U.S. […]
Below is a sampling of Arab cartoons, including English translations, following the attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015.
After conclusion of a four-year probe, contractors who worked on U.S. military code are being fined a combined $12.75 million. As it turns out, some contractors outsourced coding tasks to Russian. No words can convey the level of stupidity here (hey, let’s get Al-Qaeda to build US airplanes!).
Meet the badass Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) – set to replace the Humvee currently used by U.S. military// November 4th, 2015 // No Comments » // Military
The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) pictured above is the United States military truck set to replace the Humvee currently used by the U.S. Army and U.S. Marines. The Oshkosh was selected on August 25, 2015 and awarded a $6.75 billion contract for 16,901 vehicles to be delivered sometime around 2018 (although we all know […]
Microsoft OneDrive: Let us clarify, when we said “unlimited storage”, we didn’t really mean “unlimited storage”// November 3rd, 2015 // No Comments » // Internet
Just when I assumed the era of goofy Microsoft business moves was over, they go and do it again. Yesterday Microsoft announced that they were doing away with their unlimited OneDrive storage option. According to Microsoft, some users had abused the “limit” by storing “entire moving collections and DVR recordings”.
Gotta give props to Microsoft – they did well with Windows 10 both in terms of the design and implementation of the OS and especially the unique rollout via Windows update. I’s obvious that Win10 is going to be a spectacular OS in the future. Why are my comments so forward looking? Because Windows 10, […]
In the NASA press conference running right now, they released the first high-res image of Pluto. So without further ado…
I love the Russians. I know, strange to hear that from an American in modern day with a new “cold war” (seemingly) beginning to gain steam. Let’s say, I respect them. Their hackers in particular. Their response to a cyberattack is to launch a full-on offensive attack against the attacker, quite a different response from […]
On the heels of the Hacking Team dump, this week’s US-CERT advisory, a cyber-security bulletin which provides a summary of new security vulnerabilities, was about twice its usual size with all the Adobe Level 10 alerts included in the report. Remind me – why are these products still around?