21 Words That Mean Something Different When You’re A Cat: Laptop = bed.
This was my favorite when I was a kid. All kids should be made to watch this, A Clockwork Orange style, strapped into seats with their eyelids pinned back … Here endeth the lesson.
When Syria’s access to the internet was cut for two days back in 2012, it apparently wasn’t the fault of dissenting “terrorists,” as the Syrian government claimed: according to Wired, it was the…
A little old but still an interesting approach.
"We find that traditional password advice given to users is somewhat dated. Strong passwords do nothing to protect online users from password stealing attacks such as phishing and keylogging, and yet they place considerable burden on users. Passwords that are too weak of course invite brute-force attacks. However, we find that relatively weak passwords, about 20 bits or so, are sufficient to make brute-force attacks on a single account unrealistic so long as a "three strikes" type rule is in place. Above that minimum it appears that increasing password strength does little to address any real threat. If a larger credential space is needed it appears better to increase the strength of the userID’s rather than the passwords. For large institutions this is just as effective in deterring bulk guessing attacks and is a great deal better for users. For small institutions there appears little reason to require strong passwords for online accounts."
Mama. June 17, 1929 - August 1, 2013. Love.
A remembrance, on the Yahrzeit of my mother’s death. What a lady! What a childhood! Amazing. We miss you, Mom!
Movie time …
No phone/internet/tv/people. Whaddya gonna do with yourself?
Uhhh . . fish? Seriously, though. This is Sugar Mountain, and unless you were somehow affiliated with Shrinemont in the late Seventies and Early Eighties, you have no idea what that means. I get up in these valleys, and I can hear Kirk Vanscoyoc’s banjo in the water against the hillside, and I can almost (close enough) hear the voices of Chuck Wehland and Wavey Dave and Jim Hassle and Yogi and Skip and Jeff Dewhirst, and Mark and Mona . . and Churchill . . Churchill. And Flippo …