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Japanese Banquet of Cannibalism
Topic: Society 5:06 am EST, Mar  8, 2007

Japan as a country never stops amazing us. I am sure you have heard of, or seen the “Nyotaimori” (literally means female body plate), where the restaurant serves sushi and sashimi on a naked woman’s body.

Wow, this is one aspect of Japan I've never heard of, but then, in a country where they have BuraSera (bloomers [of] sailor [uniformed school girls] stores) and used panty machines, it's not THAT surprising.

Japanese Banquet of Cannibalism

Livin’ in Cowtown by Corey Spring » NBC Affiliate Gets Goo All Over Their Faces --
Topic: Miscellaneous 5:05 am EST, Mar  8, 2007

This is what happens when you hire idiots that get their on-air graphics from a Google Search without even looking at the results.

WOW! Just, WOW.
Click the image to see full graphic that WAGT broadcast to all its views.

Livin’ in Cowtown by Corey Spring » NBC Affiliate Gets Goo All Over Their Faces --

Easiest Drug Bust Ever
Topic: Miscellaneous 4:59 am EST, Mar  8, 2007

This person deserves the "Dumbass of the Year" award.

Easiest Drug Bust Ever

Woman gave alleged courthouse shooter drugs
Topic: Current Events 3:32 am EDT, Sep 28, 2005

Of all the things to get reward money for...

Woman gave alleged courthouse shooter drugs

A Man Without A Country
Topic: Miscellaneous 5:50 pm EDT, Sep 18, 2005

I recently read Kurt Vonnegut's new book, "A Man Without A Country," and felt as though I should share some, well a lot, of the quotations from it. I do apologize for the lengthiness of this meme. I could not decide which quotes I wanted to leave out.

“I think that novels that leave out technology misrepresent life as badly as Victorians misrepresent life by leaving out sex.”

“One of the most impressive ways to tell your war story is to refuse to tell it.”

“If you want to really hurt your parents, and you don’t have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts.”

“I don’t know about you, but I practice a disorganized religion. We call ourselves ‘Our Lady of Perpetual Astonishment.’”

“The last thing I ever wanted was to be alive when the three most powerful people on the whole planet would be named Bush, Dick and Colon.”

“We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial. And like so many addicts about to face cold turkey, our leaders are now committing violent crimes to get what little is left of what we’re hooked on.”

“We are here on Earth to fart around. Don’t let anybody tell you any different.”

“Bill Gates says, ‘Wait till you can see what your computer can become.’ But it is you who should be doing the becoming, not the damn fool computer.”

“The only proof he needed for the existence of God was music.”

“…I don’t think people give a damn whether the planet goes on or not. It seems to me as if everyone is living as members of Alcoholics Anonymous do, day by day.”

“…do you know why I think George W. Bush is so pissed off at Arabs? They brought us Algebra.”

“If you actually are an educated, thinking person, you will not be welcome in Washington, D.C.”

“Life is no way to treat an animal, not even a mouse.”

“Our President is a Christian? So was Adolf Hitler.”

“Doesn’t anything socialistic make you want to throw up? Like great public schools or health insurance for all?”
“I have one reality show that would make your hair stand on end: C-Students from Yale.”

“Only nut cases want to be president. This was true even in high school. Only clearly disturbed people ran for class president.”

“What is it, what can it possibly be about blow jobs and golf?”

“…it is time we thanked God that we are in a country where even the poor people are overweight. But the Bush diet could change that.”

“The good Earth - we could have saved it, but we were too damn cheap and lazy.”

“Rules only take us so far, even good rules.”

A Man Without A Country

Network World | Cisco nixes conference session on hacking IOS router code
Topic: Technology 2:47 am EDT, Jul 29, 2005

A presentation called “The Holy Grail: Cisco IOS Shellcode Remote Execution” was slated to run at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas this week. But Internet Information Systems and Cisco, the companies presenting the segment, decided to pull the presentation after discussions between the two firms.

As noted in my previous meme, Lynn did wind up giving his talk. Although he had to resign from ISS to do so.

According to Jeff Moss, CEO of the Black Hat Conference, Cisco on Monday said it would go to court for a restraining order to stop Black Hat from distributing materials on the IOS presentation already submitted by ISS and Cisco and published in the 1,000-page conference program. Moss said that Cisco supplied personnel, with razorblades in hand, to cut out 15 pages of material from 2,500 Black Hat conference show guides that detailed the company’s research.

No word if Cisco or ISS is going to attempt any legal action against Lynn.

According to a rumor circulating at the conference this week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was involved in asking Cisco and ISS to change its findings for security reasons. Cisco and ISS deny DHS involvement.

"Several agencies" have been in contact with Lynn regarding his research.

Network World | Cisco nixes conference session on hacking IOS router code

Abaddon Drops The Bomb on Cisco
Topic: Technology 2:47 am EDT, Jul 29, 2005

Security experts view Black Hat as the premier event to discuss and explore Internet vulnerabilities. At this year’s event, Michael Lynn, a member of ISS’ X-Force R&D team, gave a talk Wednesday on vulnerabilities in Cisco’s IOS, but he did so only after resigning from ISS, according to a company spokesperson.

Lynn is MemeStreams user abaddon.

Cisco’s statement added that Lynn’s presentation was not a disclosure of a new vulnerability or a flaw with Cisco IOS software, but an exploration of “ways to expand exploitations of existing security vulnerabilities impacting routers.”

Cisco PR is spinning at top speed right now. Lynn did infact demonstrate the remote injection of shellcode to a Cisco router. Lynn is able to make a Cisco router connect back to his attack host with an enable shell. For those unfamilar with Cisco routers, that basically means its possible to hack the router and get full control of it. This is not a DoS attack. This is a full on compromise.

This is basically the bug that could be used to take down the Internet. No bullshit.

Abaddon Drops The Bomb on Cisco

Wired News: Cisco Security Hole a Whopper
Topic: Technology 2:47 am EDT, Jul 29, 2005

Wired just posted the best article so far.. Here are some of the highlights:

Lynn likened IOS to Windows XP, for its ubiquity.

"But when there is a Windows XP bug, it's not really a big deal," Lynn said. "You can still ship (data through a network) because the routers will transmit (it). How do you ship (data) when the routers are dead?"

"Can anyone think why you would steal (the source code) if not to hack it?" Lynn asked the audience, noting that it took him six months to develop an attack to exploit the bug. "I'm probably about to be sued to oblivion. (But) the worst thing is to keep this stuff secret."

"There are people out there looking for it, there are people who have probably found it who could be using it against either national infrastructure or any enterprise," said Ali-Reza Anghaie, a senior security engineer with an aerospace firm, who was in the audience.

During his talk, Lynn demonstrated an attack in real time using his own router, but did not allow the audience to see the steps. The attack took less than a minute to execute.

"In large part I had to quit to give this presentation because ISS and Cisco would rather the world be at risk, I guess," Lynn said. "They had to do what's right for their shareholders; I understand that. But I figured I needed to do what's right for the country and for the national critical infrastructure."

Wired News: Cisco Security Hole a Whopper

This man deserves a patent with a large sack of money pinned to it.
Topic: Technology 2:54 am EDT, Jul 15, 2005

Now this is a truly new application of a keyboard, which I am sure will be rather hellishly expensive, but will probably not have any problem finding people to buy it judging from how much some fools are willing to pay for the reduced-size "Happy Hacker" keyboard--particularly since they willingly pay even more for the version where no one bothered to silkscreen labels onto the keys.

I give it a whole three months of this thing on the market before someone codes up a Drempels-style hack to make the keys change color and so on while the keyboard is being used. The possibilities are damn near endless.


This man deserves a patent with a large sack of money pinned to it.

BBC News | Comet impact in pictures
Topic: Science 4:39 am EDT, Jul  7, 2005

This was the moment Nasa's Deep Impact projectile blasted into Comet Tempel 1, more than 130 million km from Earth. The picture was taken by the probe's mothership.

BBC News | Comet impact in pictures

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