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||McLaren 650S Le Mans - very limited edition
McLaren 650S Le Mans, prepared by McLaren's Special Operations division, is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the victory of the McLaren F1 GTR in the Le Mans 24hr race. The McLaren 650S Le Mans is real and exists in just 50 versions. Peter Stevens, designer of the McLaren F1, collaborated on this very limited edition that won the legendary event.
McLaren 650S Le Mans - very limited edition
||impressed by the imperturbable discipline with which the Chinese had executed their idiotic instructions
What is it about our current reality that is so insufficient that we feel compelled to augment or improve it?
It has always been this way. Finite. But at forty-five you realize it.
Some things are worth cherishing precisely because they are finite. Things cannot go on for ever. I learned this in my younger days: it isn't how long you live that matters. What matters is what you do when you're alive.
In real life, solidarity takes many forms, almost all of them hard. Solidarity is hard because it isn't about imaginary identifications, it's about struggling across the canyon of not being someone else ...
Each confessed that he had seen both his own and his counterpart's behavior as a waste of time. But the Brit confided that he'd been impressed by the imperturbable discipline with which the Chinese had executed their idiotic instructions. And, for their part, the Chinese said they'd secretly admired the exquisite one-upmanship with which the Brits had greeted them on a mission whose absurdity and futility they fully appreciated.
||your true calling is gaming the system
The problem with building your organization around a person is that people can leave -- and then you're screwed.
It should be troubling if a lot of people are staying ... because everything else is worse, not necessarily because they love it.
For the past 20 years, and bucking previous trends, the workers who are now working the longest hours and juggling the most responsibilities at home also happen to be among the best educated and best paid. The so-called leisure class has never been more harried.
I've often said that corporate governance is medieval, or pre-scientific in its approach to understanding causality. That may be too generous.
What should you do if your true calling is gaming the system? Management consulting.
We'd really like to see you take on more of a leadership role before we pay you for being a leader.
My job is to inspire them and provide a credit card, and direct them away from rabbit holes.
One exasperated AVP:
UNIX was never a deliverable!
Support the slacker --- or better yet, be a slacker. Take some extra time. Stay home. That's how we can show that it's O.K. to take it easy, and that a happy, healthy life needn't be a source of shame.
||the nexus of the information universe
Of the 2.3 billion smartphones around the globe, Kindsight Security estimates that 40 percent of them contain spyware used to monitor the phone's owner by tracking the device's location, incoming and outgoing calls, text messages, email, Web browsing and history.
Verizon is now at the forefront of telecommunications companies selling intelligence about their customers to advertisers. The ad-targeting experiments by Verizon and AT&T are striking examples of the data-mining opportunities open to phone carriers now that they have become the nexus of the information universe, providing a connection to the Internet for people anywhere they go, at any time.
There are widespread collateral consequences from Turn's zombie cookie.
Eighteen pages of amendments to the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill would grant the UK government sweeping new powers to compel telecommunications companies to harvest and store data collected on their users, and for police and intelligence companies to obtain and analyze that data without warrants or effective oversight.
The GHOST vulnerability is a serious weakness in the Linux glibc library. It allows attackers to remotely take complete control of the victim system without having any prior knowledge of system credentials.
During our testing, we developed a proof-of-concept in which we send a specially created e-mail to a mail server and can get a remote shell to the Linux machine. This bypasses all existing protections (like ASLR, PIE and NX) on both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
The first vulnerable version of the GNU C Library affected by this is glibc-2.2, released on November 10, 2000.
We are frequently more comfortable pointing out weakness and failures than recommending solutions. We must move beyond this if our industry is to survive, and if we ever hope to create a more secure ecosystem.
Zuo Xiaodong, vice president of the China Information Security Research Institute:
We're under the yoke of others. ... We're breaking away from these types of circumstances.