Saturday, December 31, 2011

Oh NC. You funny! Man tried to use $1M bill at NC Walmart

Cops: Man tried to use $1M bill at NC Walmart

Published: Dec 31, 2011 11:51 AM

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Do you have change for a million-dollar bill?

Police say a North Carolina man insisted his million-dollar note was real when he was buying $476 worth of items at a Walmart.

Friday, December 30, 2011

9-Foot-Tall Supersoldier Mourns Kim Jong Il - Atlantic Mobile

 Photoshop fail...

Sunday, December 4, 2011

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

PhotoNoter: a very cool idea


Check out this application on the App Store:

Cover Art


Han Zhao

Category: Photo & Video

Updated: Nov 17, 2011

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Encryption And Other Database Security Lag At Healthcare Organizations

Tech leaders warn policy makers that even as more electronic medical records flood health IT systems, security controls remain sparse


Healthcare and IT experts convened on Capitol Hill this week to warn Congress that as healthcare organizations are increasing the use of electronic medical records in light of federal mandates, they are not protecting these records within the database and elsewhere. Security professionals agree that in order for the public to trust these records, healthcare organizations need to start working on database security best practices -- the same first-order practices that any organization with minimal security should start with to shore up sensitive data stores.

"Simply stated, the effort to promote widespread adoption and use of health IT to improve individual and population health will fail if the public does not trust it," said Deven McGraw, director of the Health Privacy Project for the Center for Democracy, in testimony to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law (PDF) this week.

According to McGraw, even with certain safe harbor incentives in place for organizations to be exempt from costly breach notifications if exposed data is encrypted, statistics show that healthcare organizations are still not encrypting their data.

"The new breach notification provisions of HITECH provide an incentive for health care providers to encrypt health information using standards approved by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)," he said. "But we know from the statistics on breaches that have occurred since the notification provisions went into effect in 2009 that the health care industry appears to be rarely encrypting data."


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

NIST Issues Cloud Computing Roadmap Draft

NIST Issues Cloud Computing Roadmap

Guidance Aimed to Accelerate Cloud Adoption, Future Development
November 2, 2011 - Eric Chabrow, Executive Editor,

NIST issued late Tuesday a draft of its roadmap designed to help federal agencies not only to adopt cloud computing, but to support the further development of the cloud computing model.

NIST SP 500-29 July 5 2011

Special Publication 500‐291

NIST Cloud Computing
Standards Roadmap – Version 1.0 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Man, Dolly Parton has really let herself go...

Bear feasts at candy store in Tenn. mountains

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) - A bear has feasted on pecan logs, caramel apples and other treats at a candy store in the Smoky Mountains resort town Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Employees reporting for work found the bear Wednesday morning at the Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen, where the animal apparently had knocked a hole in a glass front door to enter, according to The Mountain Press ( ).

Police propped open several back doors and made loud noises, and the bear ran into the woods.

Nice... Typical GOP chauvinism.

NJ candidate's 'whore-in-bedroom' advice panned

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A political candidate in New Jersey is taking heat for tweeting that the way for a woman to keep her man is to be a "whore in the bedroom."

Republican state Senate candidate Phil Mitsch says he didn't mean to offend women. He says the comments were a version of advice given by others, including women.

Democrats attacked Mitsch for the tweet as well as others the candidate claims were doctored.

The state GOP has also withdrawn support, telling The Philadelphia Inquirer his comments made him unfit for office.

Mitsch's tweet read: "Women, you increase your odds of keeping your men by being faithful, a lady in the living room and a whore in the bedroom."

Even without the controversy, Mitsch was a long shot in solidly Democratic Camden County.

Heads Up!

German satellite expected to hit Earth Sunday

BERLIN (AP) - A defunct satellite is hurtling toward the atmosphere and pieces of it are expected crash to the Earth on Sunday, according to the German Aerospace Center.

Pieces of the ROSAT scientific research satellite are expected to hit sometime Sunday morning European time, or between about 0000 and 0500 GMT (8 p.m. EDT Saturday or 1 a.m. EDT Sunday), the agency said late Saturday.

Most parts of the minivan-sized satellite will burn up during re-entry into the atmosphere but up to 30 fragments weighing 1.87 tons (1.7 metric tons) could crash into Earth at speeds up to 280 mph (450 kph).

The satellite orbits every 90 minutes and it could hit almost anywhere along its path - a vast swath between 53-degrees north and 53-degrees south that comprises much of the planet outside the poles, including parts of North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Well, that would be entertaining at least...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Rupert Boneham won over TV viewers during 2004's "Survivor: All-Stars" - earning a nifty $1 million as the overwhelming choice for fan favorite on the reality show. Now the bushy-bearded Boneham is hoping Indiana voters will find him just as charming.

Boneham, 47, announced Saturday that he's seeking the Libertarian Party nomination for Indiana governor, saying he wants to take on the state's political establishment because he feels voters deserve better.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Black Hat ® Technical Security Events: Webcast Series



Security news doesn't always wait for conference season. That's the guiding principle behind the Black Hat Webcasts – a regular series of live web events focusing on what's hot in Information Security. Each month, we'll bring together Black Hat speakers, independent researchers and leading experts to discuss relevant topics in security and give you a chance to ask questions live.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I'm calling BS on this. | Federal Times biased?

 According to Federal Times:
"Federal employees are being increasingly concentrated into higher paygrades without taking on greater responsibility, according to a Federal Times analysis of government data."

Is this just sloppy work or a bias?

How, exactly, does Federal Times know that employees aren't taking on greater responsibility, unless they interviewed the employees?
They clearly haven't and state the same at the end of the article.

They talked to senior management? Because they are so aware of what is happening at the ground level?

What I see are GS staff doing more and more, as their co-workers have retired or left for better opportunities.  The climate is so bad now (no pay raises for 2 years, no support, no help, no new staff filling critical roles) that many are fleeing the federal ranks and most would not consider entering the federal workforce.

You can't fix the problem of the federal workforce by blaming the staff.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Interesting article

Tech Insight: Smartphones The New Lost And Stolen Laptops Of Data Breaches

Mobile device management and a new spin on user awareness training are essential to the enterprise mobile explosion

Oct 07, 2011 | 02:52 PM | 2 Comments

By John H. Sawyer
Dark Reading 
Enterprises have enacted full-disk encryption to protect themselves from their data being exposed through careless users. And the same trustworthy users who've left laptops in taxis or had them stolen from the local coffee shop are now forcing companies to deal with mobile devices that are smaller, always-on, unmanaged, and need to be plugged into the corporate network.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Easily the best idea in beer since ever!

Crowd-sourced craft beer


Forager is a new series of draft and (sometimes) 750ml bottled beer, brewed with ingredients harvested by you, the community.

Too many trees go unpicked: persimmons, pears, figs, paw paws. Seeds mature into a resplendent harvest, only to go untouched until frost. We hear it all the time: "We have a persimmon tree…but the fruit just falls to the ground and makes a mess." "Our pear tree produced more than we knew what to do with."

We know what to do with it. Let's make beer. Let's ferment what we forage.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

iClarified - Apple Will Give You $200 For Your iPhone 4

Apple Will Give You $200 For Your iPhone 4 
Apple's Reuse and Recycle program will give you a $200 Gift Card for your old iPhone 4 that can be used to score a new iPhone 4S (under contract) for free.

The $200 value is for a phone in good condition. If there is damage to your device it will be worth less.

Pre-orders for the new iPhone 4S are set to start at 12:01AM PST October 7th.

Hit the link below to see how much Apple will give you for your iPhone 4.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

This is a good move.

Facebook turns to Websense for malicious URL detection 

The goal is to protect users from clicking on links that take them to phishing and malware sites

Faceboo has partnered with security vendor Websense to protect its users from third-party malicious URLs spammed on the social networking website, the companies said on Monday.

Facebook has been plagued by malware distribution campaigns, survey scams and other types of threats for years now and despite the company's best efforts the attacks continue.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

iPhone 5 and iOS 5: What We Know So Far | PCWorld

iPhone 5 and iOS 5: What We Know So Far

iPhone 5 and iOS 5: What We Know So FarApple revs its next generation iPhone and iOS 5 mobile operating system next week. The details of Apple's announcement are unknown, but the veil of Apple silence is lifting - quickly. Earlier this week Apple sent out invitations to an October 4 event, tagged "Let's talk about iPhone." With the announcement date so tantalizingly close, it's time to take a look at what we know so far about the next iPhone and iOS 5.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

This is REALLY COOL! How to Spice Up your iPhone Email Signature

If you are bored with the default "sent from my iPhone" email signature, and want to replace it with some cool signature. So here we will help you to Spice Up your iPhone Email Signature. Its easy to do with some simple steps. For this you have to checkout the iPhone Signature Creator by Cool Geex. It helps you to create HTML signatures free.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011


 Saw one of these in use last week. Not sure I could do a virtual keyboard all the time, but it was pretty sweet. (even if it was Windoze).

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Best section and what the GOP doesn't get.

Yes, we are rugged individualists.  Yes, we are strong and self-reliant.  And it has been the drive and initiative of our workers and entrepreneurs that has made this economy the engine and envy of the world. 
But there has always been another thread running throughout our history – a belief that we are all connected; and that there are some things we can only do together, as a nation. 

--From my mobile

Full text of Obama's Jobs Speech - Thursday, September 8, 2011

TEXT: Obama's Jobs Speech: 'There are Steps We Can Take Right Now'

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

This is awesome!

 Map of Federal Data Centers closing under the FDCCI.

Aw crap...

 The fallout from the recent breach of certificate authority (CA) DigiNotar continues at a rapid pace as more details about the scope of the attack come to light: More than 500 rogue digital certificates were created for such high-profile domains as,, Microsoft's, and, as well as one posing as VeriSign Root CA. In addition, more than 300,000 IP addresses, mostly in Iran, have been compromised.

The plot further thickened today when the hacker who breached certificate authority Comodo earlier this year claimed he was also behind the DigiNotar attack, and has hacked four more CAs, including GlobalSign and StartCom: "I told all that I can do it again, I told all in interviews that I still have accesses in Comodo resellers, I told all I have access to most of CAs," wrote the hacker, who goes by the alias "ComodoHacker" and claims to be Iranian. He indicated that the attacks were in retaliation for the 16-year anniversary of a massacre of thousands of Muslims during the Bosnian War in the town of Srebrenica.

He says he has 300 code-signing certs, including code-signing privileges with Google's certificate. "I'm able to issue windows update, Microsoft's statement about Windows Update and that I can't issue such update is totally false! I already reversed ENTIRE windows update protocol" he wrote today.

Full article:

Amazon Android tablet with no hint of Google?

 Interesting article.  I was just talking with a colleague about his disappointment with a Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet. His issues were all based around the in-availability of good, easy to access content and trustworthy apps. He liked the device itself and the interface.  Maybe Amazon has a good idea here.

Amazon's Android tablet to be media-focused, cheap and wiped free of any hints of Google?

Over the weekend, TechCrunch reported it got its hands on Amazon's 7-inch (likely Kindle-branded) tablet, which among other highlights is (sort of) Android-based and about half the price of today's cheapest iPad. With HP's fire-sale TouchPad's moving like wildfire at $99 (CP: iPad Who? $99 HP TouchPad selling like gangbusters), customers seem primed for cheap tablets. And by the way, the initial version of the Amazon tablet will have wi-fi but won't have 3G/4G data service – apparently not even the "whispernet" mobile data service that lets Kindle users download books on the go.

Amazon's move into tablets is important for a number of reasons. It has the scale and distribution to slash tablet prices, which it seems intent on doing. And it has digital apps, book, movie and music stores that are a great fit for a tablet (and compete directly with Apple's iTunes) – not to mention its core e-commerce shopping site which could get a nice boost too (and it is apparently planning to give tablet buyers a free upgrade to its Amazon Prime free shipping service).

Full article:

Monday, September 5, 2011

30 years in prison for a tweet? 2 Mexicans deny terrorism, face 30 years for tweet

2 Mexicans deny terrorism, face 30 years for tweet

Published: Sep 4, 2011 2:44 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Think before you tweet.

A former teacher turned radio commentator and a math tutor who lives with his mother sit in a prison in southern Mexico, facing possible 30-year sentences for terrorism and sabotage in what may be the most serious charges ever brought against anyone using a Twitter social network account.

Prosecutors say the defendants helped cause a chaos of car crashes and panic as parents in the Gulf Coast city of Veracruz rushed to save their children because of false reports that gunmen were attacking schools.

2 Mexicans deny terrorism, face 30 years for tweet

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Dutch government: Websites' safety not guaranteed

Love this: Alaska woman punches bear in snout to save dog

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A Juneau, Alaska, woman says she knows it was stupid to punch a black bear in the snout to save her dog.

But Brooke Collins says the attack happened so fast that all she could think about is keeping her dachshund, Fudge, from being killed.

Alaska woman punches bear in snout to save dog

Sunday, August 28, 2011

School superintendent gives up $800k in pay

School superintendent gives up $800k in pay

Published: Aug 28, 2011 2:41 PM

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Some people give back to their community. Then there's Fresno County School Superintendent Larry Powell, who's really giving back. As in $800,000 - what would have been his compensation for the next three years.

Until his term expires in 2015, Powell will run 325 schools and 35 school districts with 195,000 students, all for less than a starting California teacher earns.

"How much do we need to keep accumulating?" asks Powell, 63. "There's no reason for me to keep stockpiling money."

School superintendent gives up $800k in pay

Monday, August 22, 2011

New data spill shows risk of online health records

A story from AP:

New data spill shows risk of online health records

Published: Aug 21, 2011 4:45 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Until recently, medical files belonging to nearly 300,000 Californians sat unsecured on the Internet for the entire world to see.

There were insurance forms, Social Security numbers and doctors' notes. Among the files were summaries that spelled out, in painstaking detail, a trucker's crushed fingers, a maintenance worker's broken ribs and one man's bout with sexual dysfunction.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Go do this right now!

How to Export iPhone Contacts to Gmail

Things You'll Need

  • Personal computer with your iTunes
  • iPhone
  • iPhone USB cord
  • Gmail account


  1. Open your iTunes software on your personal computer.
  2. Power on your iPhone and plug it into the computer using the USB cord that comes standard with all iPhones when purchased.
  3. Click on the iPhone icon in the pane on the left of the main iTunes window.
  4. Click on the "Info" tab, and then select "Google Contacts" from the drop-down menu that appears.
  5. Enter your Gmail user ID and password when prompted, and the software will export your iPhone contact into your Gmail account.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

White House names a new Chief of Information Technology

 The New York Times: Steven VanRoekel, a former Microsoft executive, will become the next chief information officer for the federal government — a bigger, more policy-oriented technology job than any he held at the software giant.

Mr. VanRoekel, 41, who joined the Obama administration from Microsoft in 2009 as managing director of the Federal Communications Commission, will succeed Vivek Kundra, the White House plans to announce on Thursday.

Sunday, July 31, 2011


NY fugitive taunts police on Facebook to catch him -

Published: Jul 28, 2011 2:06 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - A fugitive from upstate New York who taunted police on his Facebook page to 'catch me if you can. I'm in Brooklyn' has been arrested.

The Daily News says U.S. marshals and NYPD detectives tracked Victor Burgos down to an apartment in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood Monday night, sitting at his computer with his Facebook page open.

Another news app -

U.S. News & World Report releases iPad app

Newsweekly U.S. News & World Report on Thursday unveiled a new iPad app.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

These all look good -

iPhone photo apps that go beyond the lo-fi

Lo-fi apps have their place, but for photographers who want to use their iPhone for high-quality image capture and editing, here are some useful and fun apps.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Worth looking at this one -

ZoomIt is screen zoom and annotation tool for technical presentations that include application demonstrations. ZoomIt runs unobtrusively in the tray and activates with customizable hotkeys to zoom in on an area of the screen, move around while zoomed, and draw on the zoomed image. I wrote ZoomIt to fit my specific needs and use it in all my presentations.

ZoomIt works on all versions of Windows and you can use pen input for ZoomIt drawing on tablet PCs.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Tenable Network Security: Enabling Nessus on BackTrack 5 - The Official Guide

I'm not sure if you are familiar with BackTrack, but it is a very good way to get familiar with a number of high quality vulnerability assessment tools.
These are the nuggets you need to get Nessus working right.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Really need to look in to this -

What You Should Know About the Apple Apps Volume Purchase Program

Apple doesn't cater to businesses much, but a new App Store Volume Purchase Program makes it easier for IT admins to get discounts buying apps in bulk, and makes managing app distribution and management easier.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thumper's Mom was right. "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all" especially when there are reporters around..."

Apple vs. Wintel

Nice catch from MacDailyNews: as of the close of market today, Apple is worth more than Microsoft and Intel combined. And some tasty claim chowder on this Bill Gates quote from June 1998, regarding Steve Jobs's return to Apple as CEO: ...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

We gotta try this out -

Frapp Price Attack: You're saving around 92%  Talk about a steep latte factor — a copycat classic coffee Starbucks Frappuccino (using my recipe) can save you 91.7% on a 12 oz (354 mL) Tall sized beverage. Can you really see the difference?  Homemade Frappuccino Recipe  Frappuccino ingredients: makes 2.5 cups (590 mL) 1 cup double-strength Starbucks coffee OR 3/4 cup fresh espresso (cold) 3/4 cup milk (low fat, 2%, whole or whatever) 3 tablespoons granulated sugar (or to taste) 2 cups ice Secret ingredient: Pinch of xanthan gum OR 1 teaspoon dry pectin (keeps Frapp from separating)   (

Frapp Price Attack: You're saving around 92%

Talk about a steep latte factor — a copycat classic coffee Starbucks Frappuccino (using my recipe) can save you 91.7% on a 12 oz (354 mL) Tall sized beverage. Can you really see the difference?

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Burke Lake Park Campgrounds, Fairfax County Park Authority -

Burke Lake Park - Campgrounds
green divider

7315 Ox Road
Fairfax Station, Virginia
Campgrounds Map

Note the following emergency AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) locations at Burke Lake Park:

  • Information Center
  • Mini-golf
  • Burke Lake Golf Course Club House
  • On the golf course - between the 4th green and the 5th tee box
  • Camp Ground Camp Store

We sell reasonably priced firewood that you may purchase for your campfires. Please be aware that several wood boring bugs are becoming a threat to the D.C. area and require us to comply with the advisory from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Fairfax County Forest Pest Branch. These agencies advise against transporting cut firewood from outside the Washington D.C. area. The Fairfax County Park Authority asks that you only bring firewood that has been cut from the local D.C. area. We also ask that you burn all of the firewood you have brought in with you, or give any wood you have left over to a camper who is still in the campground to burn.

Nice tool! - OSF DataLossDB | Data Loss News, Statistics, and Research

About OSF Data Loss

DataLossDB is a research project aimed at documenting known and reported data loss incidents world-wide. The effort is now a community one, and with the move to Open Security Foundation's, asks for contributions of new incidents and new data for existing incidents. For any questions about this site or the data contained within the site, please contact

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Dropbox -

Security Overview 

We provide this overview so that you can better understand the security measures we've put in place to protect the information that you store using Dropbox.

Secure Storage

We encrypt the files that you store on Dropbox using the AES-256 standard, which is the same encryption standard used by banks to secure customer data. Encryption for storage is applied after files are uploaded, and we manage the encryption keys.

Dropbox uses Amazon S3 for data storage. Amazon stores data over several large-scale data centers. According to Amazon, they use military grade perimeter control berms, video surveillance, and professional security staff to keep their data centers physically secure.

You can find more information about Amazon's security at the Amazon Web Services' website.

Amazon and Dropbox also employ significant protection against network security issues such as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, Man in the Middle (MITM) attacks, and packet sniffing.

Secure Transfers

Your files are sent between Dropbox's desktop clients and our servers over a secure channel using 256-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption, the standard for secure Internet network connections.

Your files are sent between Dropbox's mobile apps and our servers over a secure channel using 256-bit SSL encryption where supported. Not all mobile media players support encrypted streaming, so media files streamed from our servers are not always encrypted.

--From my mobile device

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

RSA Animate - Daniel Pink: Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

 Fascinating - Check out this video on YouTube:

Hackers declare open season on government websites

 Hacker groups call for stealing, leaking classified information

The hacker groups LulzSec and Anonymous are teaming up to launch attacks on government websites with the intent of stealing and leaking classified information, and are enlisting any like-minded brethren to do the same.

LulzSec announced what it's calling Operation Anti-Security in a statement June 19 that employed a metaphor of naval warfare on the "Internet ocean."

"We encourage any vessel, large or small, to open fire on any government or agency that crosses their path," the statement read. "We fully endorse the flaunting of the word 'AntiSec' on any government website defacement or physical graffiti art. We encourage you to spread the word of AntiSec far and wide, for it will be remembered."

To date, LulzSec and Anonymous have appeared to operate independently of each other, but LulzSec's statement said it is teaming up with Anonymous for AntiSec, and Anonymous confirmed the alliance via Twitter, PC World reported.

Friday, June 17, 2011

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra leaving White House -

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra is leaving for Harvard University in August, the Office of Management and Budget has announced.

"I want to congratulate [Kundra] on his move to Harvard in mid-August to serve as a joint fellow at the Kennedy School and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society," wrote OMB Director Jack Lew in a statement. "We are planning for a smooth transition, continuing these remarkable gains in changing the way the federal government manages IT and Vivek's impact on cutting waste and making government work better for the American people will continue to be felt well beyond his departure from federal service."


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Uh Oh...

Hackers break into US Senate site

US officials order a security review after the US Senate website was hacked at the weekend by a group identifying itself as Lulz Security.

Administration to shutter 1,000 federal websites -

 Obama's Campaign to Cut Waste will first target duplicative websites -- Federal Computer Week

The Obama administration plans to shut down or consolidate about half of the government's 2,000 websites withing a year as part of its new Campaign to Cut Waste, which builds on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Campaign creates new board of fraud and waste watchdogs Vice President Joe Biden will lead the campaign. The administration plans to stop the creation of new websites and has a goal of closing or consolidating about 500 sites in the next few months and cutting the number of stand-alone sites by 1,000 over the next year, according to a statement from Biden's office.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Good deal -

Walmart Puts New iPhone 4 On-Sale at Cheapest Price Yet

Okay, we know that you would need a reason to go to Walmart for an iPhone 4 purchase. Prior to today, it would be easy to come up with tons of reasons to go elsewhere to a more tech-savvy store (wait, it still is). Does a 26% discount entice you? 

Nice overview -

Apple's iOS 5: What You Need To Know

We answer your questions about Apple's upcoming operating system update for the iPhone and the iPad.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Best cyber-warfare operation to date -

MI6 attacks al-Qaeda in 'Operation Cupcake' -

British intelligence has hacked into an al-Qaeda online magazine and replaced bomb-making instructions with a recipe for cupcakes.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Shame on him.

This will be much nicer -

Google preps iPhone search website revamp with app drawer (Electronista)


Google preps iPhone search website revamp with app drawer  —  Google is reportedly preparing a large tweak to its iPhone-optimized search page that would put it much closer in line with the quality of the native mobile app.  A discovery on Saturday has shown a version with tabs on top that ...

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Fascinating -

 Amway, Blackwater and Walmart owner families behind school voucher push.

I can't imagine why... </sarcasm>

Thursday, May 12, 2011

GOP can't regulate the markets. They are a market.

Big oil CEOs gave big to Republicans

Three of the five big oil company CEOs testifying before the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday made significant political contributions to Republicans, according to a Washington Post analysis. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Free for Active Duty Military and Families -

 Over 1,000 Blue Star Museums once again will offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 30, 2011, through Labor Day, September 5, 2011. 

NIST Conference -

Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security - 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

This should make things interesting -

DOD's 'Hello, I am a contractor' policy kicks in

Contractors must say who they are in person, in telephone calls and in letters

Defense Department officials have changed the department's regulations to require service contractors to identify themselves as contractors, whether in person or in a letter.

DOD issued its final rule May 5, even though there has been an interim rule in effect since September 2010.

The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement now states that service contractor employees must say they are contractors or be introduced as such in a conversation. Contractors are also required to note who they are "in telephone conversations and informal and formal written correspondence."

Officials are leaving it up to agency heads to decide exactly how to carry out the new rule.