Arrest records show Alton Sterling was not the “gentle giant” as portrayed by the media

// July 11th, 2016 // No Comments » // Politics and legal
Turns out Alton Sterling was not the "gentle giant" as portrayed by the media

The arrest records of Alton Sterling (aka Alton Bertell Sterlings) have been released and they don’t do much to help his case nor support his aunt’s claim that he was a “gentle giant”. Sterling was the 37-year-old black man who died at the hands of Baton Rouge police during an arrest for “brandishing a weapon”. […]

After Brexit, Media talking heads still miss the point – here are the real Brexit headlines

// June 24th, 2016 // No Comments » // Politics and legal
Brexit - British Exit from the European Union

Once again, media talking heads and government officials have missed the point. Instead, here are the headlines that much more accurately summarize the entire Brexit affair:

CIA documents reveal systematic torture – have we forgotten the cost of freedom?

// June 16th, 2016 // No Comments » // Politics and legal
CIA torture techniques including leashing naked prisoner

New documents were released this week which detail the brutal interrogation techniques sanctioned by the CIA after the 9/11 attacks. The published CIA guidelines reveal that the acceptable level of prisoner discomfort is measured by the amount of permanent physical damage it inflicts on the detainee and not whether or not it violates our humanity […]

RED – squabble with city over graffiti on utility building leads to this humorous outcome

// February 9th, 2016 // No Comments » // Geek Humor
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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
Star Wars logo as seen in the movies

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
Cybersecurity Act of 2015 embedded in the emergency budget bill

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 […]

Anonymous Troll ISIS Day – a collection of the funniest ISIS memes making the rounds

// December 11th, 2015 // No Comments » // Politics and legal
ISIS be all like pew pew with the ak-47

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.

We have ISIS’s secret internal administrative plans – and man, are they a doozy

// December 8th, 2015 // No Comments » // Politics and legal
ISIS Fail

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
Obama

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.

The United States is outsourcing its Cyberspace (Cyber Command) Operations – really?

// November 16th, 2015 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security
Task Order Request for Cyberspace Operations Support Services in support of United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM)

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. […]

The crass symbolism in Arab cartoons following the terrorist attacks in Paris

// November 16th, 2015 // No Comments » // Politics and legal
The world (the man in the middle) shows sadness for a "minor injury" to France while ignoring the pains of an injured Syria.

Below is a sampling of Arab cartoons, including English translations, following the attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015.

Probe finds that contractors working on military code outsourced some tasks to Russian coders

// November 6th, 2015 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security
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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
Meet the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)–set to replace the Humvee currently used by U.S. 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
Microsoft OneDrive – MS says, let us confirm, when we said "unlimited storage", we didn

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”.

Windows 10 – rough around the edges but the future looks bright!

// July 29th, 2015 // No Comments » // Operating Systems
Windows 10 logo

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, […]


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