Archive for May, 2013

SalonWe’re living in an Ayn Rand economy

It’s Salon and AlterNet so the article is not the high praise that many of you would probably expect from the title.

Marie-Clare via Hacker NewsWhen Geeks Attack

A report on sexual harassment in the tech industry.  I can’t say that I have ever seen behavior like that described in the article when I have attended conferences, but then again when I (very occasionally) do go to a conference I am not one of the guys who gets invited to after hours events so my perceptions can be very skewed.

(The initial blog post referenced in the article – A Hell of A Time)

NY TimesChinese Hackers at it again

Three months after hackers working for a cyberunit of China’s People’s Liberation Army went silent amid evidence that they had stolen data from scores of American companies and government agencies, they appear to have resumed their attacks  using different techniques, according to computer industry security experts and American official

The RegisterSecuro-boffins uncover new GLOBAL cyber-espionage operation

Spear-phishing attacks with possible links back to China (There’s that word again).  Utilizes a vulnerability that had a patch issued last year.  Update your F’in computers people.

SlashdotUptick in Whooping Cough Linked to Subpar Vaccines

‘Nuff Said

Seriously, CO?

Posted: May 19, 2013 by doubleplusundead in Uncategorized


If you want to see what kind of turrist wepinz this monster deals in, do a GIS for Perazzi.  Wear a bib.  So pretty.  So shiny.

It’s a ready-made Drudge headline. In reference to the recent IRS scandal, Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer said, “The law is irrelevant“.

The utterance launched numerous tweets and re-tweets, and, predictably, a backlash against an out-of-context quote.

Let me charitably re-phrase what Pfeiffer was probably trying to say — That, regardless of the whether the IRS actions were technically illegal, they were definitely wrong, and the Obama administration will be working to rectify the problem.

That’s about as generous as I can be.  But it’s still a problematic and revealing statement.  The administration’s broad strategy is to direct the media away from inquiries about illegality.  You know, because it almost certainly was illegal.

These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.


Posted: May 18, 2013 by doubleplusundead in Random Crap

Buy them, they kick ass,


All I can say is…

Posted: May 15, 2013 by doubleplusundead in Ewww - taste this!

If you guys are following the Kitchen Nightmares/ Amy’s Bakery epic meltdown,


This. Is. EPIC.

Says the Twat, denying linkage because A) Frum is a twat, B) said website’s derpy attempts to make you pay licensing for fair use, and C) fuck yo licensing, beyotch,


Open a small arms history book, Twat, odds are good you’ll see this curiosity,


The FP-45 Liberator…we cranked out a million of these in WWII with the idea being airdrop them into occupied Axis territory so resistance fighters could plug Fritz in the back of the head and take his Mauser.  The US didn’t end up following through with using many of these, and most were destroyed after the war.  The concept was revisited in Vietnam, with the Deer gun, but the CIA quickly ditched the idea after a limited run of 1000.  3d printed guns and components may mean in the future that occupied and oppressed peoples have the means to fight with such weapons, without relying on a foreign power supplying them.  All the screeching about ZOMG THE GLOCK 7 METAL TECTERZ!!!! is a sideshow. Of course Frum probably knows that, which is why he’s a twat…

We’ve got the Project Orca disaster that has already been covered to pieces (with the exception of maybe mentioning that Romney’s staff was informed beforehand, emphatically, by at least one Republican county chair here in Colorado that the names of the pollwatchers absolutely had to be sent to the county chairs to be sent to the county clerk for certification), and now we have a powerful ad about the Benghazi slaughter that was pulled because it wasn’t about the economy.

The ad is even more haunting considering foreign service officer Gregory Hicks testified that he failed to answer his phone because he didn’t recognize the number on caller ID. Not that it would have made a lick of difference how quickly he answered his phone since there was no intention on the part of our federal government to send aid to our consulate.

I’m feeling like Romney did everything he could to throw the election short of giving a donkey a blowjob on national television.