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Sunday musical interlude

Posted by mesablue on March 27, 2011

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This Makes me think of “Icon”

Posted by Wickedpinto on November 16, 2010

In the Book by Frederick Forsyth (well known spy/action, but mostly spy stuff, thriller writer) “Icon.” There is a line that is uttered in the omniscient about computers by agent Monk. “Then, all of the most valuable and protected information in the world was given over to the most insecure technology in the world,” or something like that. That line was delivered to describe how angry Monk was becoming with the new leadership of the CIA after the dismissal, or was it retirement, of secretary Casey, and he was talking about computers.

The point was to say that even if it takes a little extra work for YOU, who knows that the info is right there to get the info, it will make it even harder for THEM, who doesn’t know where the information is, or should not even know, and has no right to that info, to get at. Which is a good thing, when you are talking about intelligence security. Monk, in the book, deliberately hid his files of 4 valuable spies, and eventually his files were no longer under his control, which helped trigger a conflict that requires his efforts later in life after he jacks up his former bosses(a truly satisfying series of paragraphs, I suggest you read the book, it’s pretty good.)

The reason I say that, is because of this.  It doesn’t say the nature of the risk that they exposed others to do, but it goes to show that good old fashioned hard-copy has it’s value no matter how many presentations Steve Jobs gives.

There should be absolutely NO classified material available to any system connected to a network.

In another series of books, called “Shadowrun,” based on a game that took place in the near future (2015 and after) , yes  used to play and read it, there was a classification called “excalibur.”  Where all systems holding truly valuable data (by hackers/deckers) weren’t even piped into common power, they would always contain their own power generation separate of all other systems and no connections to the Matrix/internet.

If a bunch of dorks in the early nineties, actually late 80’s if you include the seminal “neuromancer,” which I do, can realize the risk of allowing valuable information to be accessible over open networks, they why the flying eff couldn’t our intellectual and political betters?

15% of the WORLDS online data routed through China?

Tom Friedman is smiling maybe, but I sure as hell ain’t, nor should anyone else.

Via DailyMail, Don Surber is AWESOME!

UPDATE: I just edited a bunch of bad punctuation, and incorrect spelling.  Spell check makes me dumber than I already am.  Sure there is still flaws, but it was really bad before this update.

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Amazingly huge announcement…

Posted by mesablue on September 26, 2010

Imminent…

Yeah, hope not.

This used to be a great place to find and trade information — much love to Wicked for keeping things going — but, I’m pretty fired up about the really awesome  friends that are thinking about joining us here.

Tis the season.

Let’s make some noise!

If you know that song, you are as old as me — so sorry.

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Guess what?

Posted by mesablue on September 17, 2010

Yeah, I’m back.

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Hey libs

Posted by mesablue on August 10, 2010

What’s funny is, the place I found this wanted to prove the opposite point of what is actually the “real” point.

So, once again — Hey libs!

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John Ausonius

Posted by mesablue on August 6, 2010

Worst. Serial Killer. Ever.

* On August 3, 1991, the Laser Man shot his first person. The victim was a 21 year old immigrant to Sweden from Eritrea, whom Ausonius shot in the back. The victim, however, survived.[3] Two of the victim’s friends said they saw a circle of red light on his body before they heard the shot.

* On the evening of October 21, 1991, outside the Stockholm University, Shahram Khosravi, a 25-year-old student of Iranian origin, was shot in the face but survived.

* On the night of October 27, 1991, a homeless man of Greek origin was shot twice in the stomach. The victim saw a bright red light, heard the shots but managed to run away. Although wounded, he survived.

* In the middle of the day of November 1, 1991, Ausonius walked into a restaurant kitchen in Stockholm where he had seen an immigrant and shot him once in the head and several times in the stomach. The victim, Heberson Vieira Da Costa, a musician from Brazil, saw a red light before he was shot, and got a good look at his assailant. The victim survived, seriously wounded, but was able to give a description of the Laser Man to the police.

* Ausonius continued his shootings and, on November 8, 1991, he mortally wounded Jimmy Ranjbar, another Iranian student, who died the next day.

Ausonius then went to Las Vegas to gamble and visit the Grand Canyon. The Laser Man disappeared for a few months, but he would return.

* On January 22, 1992, Ausonius went to Uppsala, where he walked up to a couple, and shot the man in the head. The victim, Erik Bongcam-Rudloff, was a Ph.D. student in medical sciences. He survived and is now a scientist representing Sweden in several international scientific networks.

* January 23, 1992, back in Stockholm, Ausonius shot a black bus driver, originally from Zimbabwe, in the middle of the day. The victim was shot in the chest but survived.[3] That evening, Ausonius walked into a Somali club in central Stockholm and shot two men, both of whom also survived.

* On the night of January 28, 1992, Ausonius walked up to a kiosk where Isa Aybar, an immigrant of Turkish origin, was working. Ausonius shot him four times in the head and arm, and walked away. Aybar was seriously wounded but managed to call the police and survived.

* On January 30, 1992 Ausonius shot his last victim, from Lebanon, in the head, a store owner in Hägerstensåsen, paralyzing but not killing him.

I’m feeling more than a little sorry for Jimmy Ranjbar.

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This is a hole…

Posted by mesablue on July 28, 2010

Had to suck…

I don’t know — I wasn’t there.

Oh, well.

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Welcoming WickedPinto back to the Intertube

Posted by mesablue on July 11, 2010

Thingie.

One tube.

One love.

Hammond!!!

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Shark wrasslin

Posted by mesablue on February 16, 2007

First a story about a drunk catching a 4 foot shark with his bare hands gets posted at Ace of Spades:

Valu-Rite Vodka: It’s not just for inducing a hobo-murdering fugue anymore.

Then:

Aussie Diver Attacks 6-Meter White Shark In Mexican Tuna Farm Mexico

Dean “Deano” Stefanek spent 30 minutes battling an enraged 6m great white shark – and lived.


The South Australian tuna diver has told how he volunteered to jump into a tuna pen to try to kill the injured shark. “Somebody had to do it, no one else was too keen, so I went in,” Stefanek, 38, said.


The struggle took place recently at a tuna farm off the coast of Mexico and the tale of the Aussie who “wrestled” the fearsome fish has spread.


“Someone had to go in,” Stefanek said. “I was the most experienced diver there and no one else was too keen, so I went inside the net. The shark saw me and went berserk. I tried to kill it quickly and fired at its head, which only stunned it.
I fired eight more times and it kept coming back and thrashing. I think it was then that I started to get a bit scared. Another diver could see I was in trouble and came inside the net – we figured we were not going to kill it and I thought we’ll have to drag it out.”


”The great pity was it had to be killed – particularly as it was wounded. I know they (great whites) are becoming extinct. But there is only one of me and it could have made me extinct very quickly.”

Leave it to an Aussie, the guy has stones and a sense of humor. I need to live in Australia for a couple of years at some point in my life.

This reminds me of a joke I like to tell when I go diving.

When I’m putting on my gear, even on an easy recreational dive (especially if there are lots of newbies), I finish by strapping a really large dive knife to my leg. The noobs eyes get really big and they ask me why I need such a big knife. “Shark repellant”, I answer. And of course they ask, “what do you mean, shark repellant?” As their eyes get a little bigger. “Well”, I say, “If I see a shark, I can pull out my knife and stab my dive buddy and then swim away really fast.”

“Shark repellant.”

Yes, it’s an old joke. But, I never get stuck with a noob dive buddy who runs out of air in ten minutes or needs to be rescued from a turtle or some such stupid thing.

They were crazy enough to have an open link fest at Hot Air. So, of course I sent this their way.

Moosetracked

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I hate Comcast!

Posted by mesablue on December 26, 2006

Can’t say that strongly enough, I’m developing a true hatred for that terrible excuse for a company.

One month later and still not any closer to a resolution.

A month ago a Comcast tech came out and identified a problem with my digital cable service. Since then five techs have been scheduled to come out and have either not shown up or have been the wrong kind of tech. Comcast customer service has repeatedly promised to correct the problem and then a week will go by with nothing having been done. When I call in, it’s another week until they can have someone else come out to not fix the problem.

So glad I spent two grand on the HDTV that just sits there all day until I go out and rent a DVD.

Oh yeah, I haven’t paid my bill yet for this month, they told me they had to wait to issue a credit until after they resolve the problem — they cut off my service for nonpayment so I couldn’t even watch the small TV in the bedroom on analog cable. Morons.

I give up. If after a month of screwing things up, they can’t send some one out any faster than a week from now? After all of the bowl games? They don’t want my business.

Now I have to figure out which satellite system I can get installed before Jan. 1.

I made an appointment at our city attorneys office tomorrow to file a complaint. If there was any other option, I would go with it.

Comcast Sucks!

Update: I had to get a group of neighbors and go to our City Attorney before Comcast would fix the problem.

They promised a discount to make it up to us — of course they screwed that up.

Called back in about it and they say “I don’t see anything about it in the call notes” — their standard response for everything.

Just a horribly run company. I give them one more chance to follow through on their promises or I’m sticking a dish on the house.

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