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Schneier on Security: New German Hacking Law
Topic: Technology 10:54 am EDT, Sep 27, 2007

I will be traveling to Frankfurt on Friday to attend a class @ Sabre security, so it will be very interesting to see if I have to sign any paper work, or how terms in the class will actually be phrased...

Schneier on Security: New German Hacking Law

You have no 4th amendment right to privacy in regard to your physical movements.
Topic: Society 2:01 pm EDT, Sep 25, 2007

This morning, you left the house tagged with a tracking device that the government can use to find out where you have been and where you are going.

I'm talking, of course, about your cell phone...

While most courts considering the issue have held that police need "probable cause" to track your movements, a new decision (.pdf) last week out of the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts holds that law enforcement need show only "relevance to an ongoing investigation" to get a historical record of your past movement (something like the Jeffy trail in The Family Circus cartoon).

You have no 4th amendment right to privacy in regard to your physical movements.

Topic: Miscellaneous 2:01 pm EDT, Sep 19, 2007

I want to play segway polo!


Senator Sues God!!!
Topic: Miscellaneous 10:31 am EDT, Sep 19, 2007

This guys rules so hard.

Senator Sues God!!!

F THIS NOISE - With Leather
Topic: Miscellaneous 1:55 pm EDT, Sep 18, 2007

This is some serious rock, paper scissors action!

F THIS NOISE - With Leather

Griffin's 'offensive' Emmy speech to be censored -
Topic: Miscellaneous 11:05 am EDT, Sep 12, 2007

ROFLMAO! Someone actually shows some creativity on cable TV, Emmy gives them an award for it, then turns around and censors them! The irony is simply delicious.

[ Agreed, this is great stuff. Between Kathy Griffin and Dick in a Box winning, them being forced to hamstring their broadcast to figure out how to handle that is really something.

Death to old media! -k]

My church of the Snake Handling Satan condemns thanking Christ/God during any awards ceremony. I would encourage all media outlets to censor any acceptance speech involving christ, god or the Dutch (you can't trust the Dutch).

Griffin's 'offensive' Emmy speech to be censored -

AT&T plans edgy wireless ad campaign | Technology | Reuters
Topic: Miscellaneous 10:12 am EDT, Sep 12, 2007

This ain't your grandpa's ATT, this shit is orange!

Do people really believe that this kind of bullshit 'marketing' actually works, or am I just smarter than everyone else I know (which is probably the case).

AT&T plans edgy wireless ad campaign | Technology | Reuters

Topic: Arts 10:36 am EDT, Sep 11, 2007

Yeah, uhh... leave britney alone.

[ Video Link ]

Is that a dude...or a chick w/ a dirtstache?


Judge strikes down part of Patriot Act | U.S. | Reuters
Topic: Miscellaneous 11:47 pm EDT, Sep  6, 2007

One for the good guys.

Judge strikes down part of Patriot Act | U.S. | Reuters

Topic: Technology 10:37 am EDT, Aug 30, 2007

Someone sent me a link to this morning. I exclaimed that there is a special place in hell for the person who decided to use that domain for a commerical purpose. That hell involves having nothing to do but sit on efnet for millenia. Then I noticed the linked Thinkgeek page.

w00t belongs to gamers the world over. It seems to have been derived from the obselete 'whoot' which essentially is another way to say 'hoot' which itself is a shout or derisive laugh. But others maintain that w00t is the sound several players make while jumping like bunnies in Quake III. Still others want you to believe that it comes from the phrase 'wow loot' used in multiplayer RPGs many moons ago. And if you can believe it some folks even think it was derived from the gaming phrase, 'We Own the Other Team!' Fiction or fact? I suppose you'll just have to decide what 'w00t!' means to you...

Fiction you fucks. There is another special place in hell for people who think words like pwn and w00t are the recent inventions of multiplayer gamers. This word had become popular and then gone out of fashion long before Quake III was released. The first time I heard it was on efnet in a hacking related channel in 1992 or 1993. Its a combination of Woohoo and Root; as in "Woohoo, I got Root!"

Words like pwn and w00t are so obviously hacking related that its hard to understand why gamers would rationalize that they have something to do with quake. However, it is really interesting that these words have been appropriated by that scene and become extremely mainstream. When I saw Cartman say pwn on national television a few months ago I almost jumped out of my seat. I don't really know who invented the term, but that person is likely only one degree of separation from the folks who hang out at summercon.

I freaking hate those Summercon idiots. Nothing but a bunch of drunks imho.

Also, I believe gamers made up the ';)', typing and the internet (with the help of al gore).


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