Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Nope. Not scary at all.


Accenture left a huge trove of highly sensitive data on exposed servers. 

 The servers, hosted on Amazon's S3 storage service, contained hundreds of gigabytes of data for the company's enterprise cloud offering, which the company claims provides support to the majority of the Fortune 100.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

AWS re:Invent 2017 Trip Giveaway Worth Up To $3000 – Linux Academy Blog

 https://linuxacademy.com/blog/amazon-web-services-2/aws-reinvent-2017-trip-giveaway-worth-up-to-3000/

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017

This is worth reading. Why Putin cares about the Magnitsky Act



Browder's testimony, which received relatively little coverage, is extraordinary with a senator calling it one of the Senate Judiciary Committee's "most important" hearings.

In it he describes a Russian system of government that operates in the shadows using corruption, blackmail, torture and murder - all led by Vladimir Putin.

Browder said: "Effectively the moment that you enter into their world, you become theirs."


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Senators on hot mic: Trump is ‘crazy,’ ‘I’m worried’ - The Washington Post


Very interesting conversation between Republican and Democratic Senators on Trump. 

Finally, something they can agree on!

"Yes," Reed replies. "I think — I think he's crazy," apparently referring to the president. "I mean, I don't say that lightly and as a kind of a goofy guy."

"I'm worried," Collins replies.

"Oof," Reed continues. "You know, this thing — if we don't get a budget deal, we're going to be paralyzed."

"I know," Collins replies.

"[Department of Defense] is going to be paralyzed, everybody is going to be paralyzed," Reed says.

"I don't think he knows there is a [Budget Control Act] or anything," Collins says, referring to a 2011 law that defines the budget process.

"He was down at the Ford commissioning," Reed says, referring to President Trump's weekend event launching a new aircraft carrier, "saying, 'I want them to pass my budget.' Okay, so we give him $54 billion and then we take it away across the board which would cause chaos."

Friday, July 21, 2017

Why I love Reddit


Sarah Huckleberry is a bowl of oatmeal in a pants suit with a bad mall haircut. If she weren't Mike's daughter, she'd be the store manager for a Lane Bryant in a Little Rock outlet strip.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Nearly 150,000 attempts to hack SC voter registration system on Election Day: report



Hackers tried to infiltrate South Carolina's voter registration system nearly 150,000 times on Election Day 2016, according to a South Carolina State Election Commission report that was reported on by The Wall Street Journal.

South Carolina, which President Trump won easily during the election, did not find evidence that would suggest the attempted breaches were successful, the paper reported.

The publication said most of the hacking attempts in South Carolina likely came from automated computer bots.

The report comes as the federal probe into Russian election meddling and alleged ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin continues.


Senate Intel asks 21 states to publicize election hacking


The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked election officials in 21 states to make public information about Russian efforts to hack their elections systems during the 2016 elections, the panel's top Democrat said Wednesday. 
The request was made in a letter sent last week "to all relevant state election officials" from Sens. Richard Burr(R-N.C.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.), the panel's chairman and vice chairman, respectively, Warner revealed in his prepared remarks before a hearing on global election interference. 
"I do not see how Americans are made safer when they do not know which state elections systems Russia tried to hack," Warner said.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The New York Times: Follow Donald Trump Jr.’s Russia Email Trail


No. Words. 

Follow Donald Trump Jr.'s Russia Email Trail
The New York Times

Donald Trump Jr. received an email on June 3, 2016, promising dirt on Hillary Clinton. The information was described as being part of Russia's support for his father's presidential bid. His reply? "I love it." Read the full story

Saturday, June 24, 2017

10 Projects to Use Your Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Display

 Article:
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/projects-raspberry-pi-touchscreen-display/

How to Set Up Kali Linux on the New $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W

 With Wi-Fi on board, the Pi Zero W can boot with SSH enabled, allowing you to command and control it from any device you have available like a laptop or phone. While both the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi interfaces require some configuration before working, they enable native wireless connectivity in useful ways. It's worth noting that the onboard wireless card does not support monitor mode or packet injection, requiring an attack antenna to be added for most Kali-based attacks.

More:
https://null-byte.wonderhowto.com/how-to/set-up-kali-linux-new-10-raspberry-pi-zero-w-0176819/

Monday, April 24, 2017

Excel Tricks - Fill blank cells with Content from Cell Above



This is SUPER Helpful!

1. Select the range that contains blank cells you need to fill.

2. Click Home > Find & Select > Go To Special…, and a Go To Special dialog box will appear, then check Blanks option. See screenshot:

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3. Click OK, and all of the blank cells have been selected. Then input the formula "=A2 " into active cell A3 without changing the selection. This cell reference can be changed as you need. See screenshot:

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4. Press Ctrl + Enter, Excel will copy the respective formula to all blank cells. See screenshot:

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OPTIONAL: 5. At this point, the filled contents are formulas, and we need to convert the formals to values. Then select the whole range, copy it, and then press Ctrl + Alt + V to active the Paste Special… dialog box. Then select Values option from Paste, and select None option from Operation. See screenshot:

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6. Then click OK. And all of the formulas have been converted to values.

Link:

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Jason Chaffetz Spent $775 of His Campaign Donors’ Money at the Apple Store Last Year


FTA:
But there's another layer of hypocrisy to the congressman's statements. As notedby The Intercept's Lee Fang,  FEC filings to show that Chaffetz's donors not only pay his campaign's Verizon bills– which last year ranged between $400 and $515 each month–but also, on at least one occasion, for his Apple electronics. On July 15, 2016, Chaffetz, or someone from his office, spent a total of $775.04 in two purchases (one for $738.08 and another for $36.96) at an Apple Store in Salt Lake City using funds from the Friends of Jason Chaffetzcommittee. That would be enough to purchase a new iPhone 6S and a case.

More:
Jason Chaffetz Spent $775 of His Campaign Donors' Money at the Apple Store Last Year
http://www.spin.com/2017/03/jason-chaffetz-health-care-apple-store/


Saturday, February 25, 2017

He "cared" so much

 A redditor posted this years ago, and I wish I knew who to credit, but I don't. It helped me out when I lost my mom to skin cancer a few years back, maybe it'll help you. Reach out if you need an ear. I got 2 of em.

"Alright, here goes. I'm old. What that means is that I've survived (so far) and a lot of people I've known and loved did not. I've lost friends, best friends, acquaintances, co-workers, grandparents, mom, relatives, teachers, mentors, students, neighbors, and a host of other folks. I have no children, and I can't imagine the pain it must be to lose a child. But here's my two cents.

I wish I could say you get used to people dying. I never did. I don't want to. It tears a hole through me whenever somebody I love dies, no matter the circumstances. But I don't want it to "not matter". I don't want it to be something that just passes. My scars are a testament to the love and the relationship that I had for and with that person. And if the scar is deep, so was the love. So be it. Scars are a testament to life. Scars are a testament that I can love deeply and live deeply and be cut, or even gouged, and that I can heal and continue to live and continue to love. And the scar tissue is stronger than the original flesh ever was. Scars are a testament to life. Scars are only ugly to people who can't see.

As for grief, you'll find it comes in waves. When the ship is first wrecked, you're drowning, with wreckage all around you. Everything floating around you reminds you of the beauty and the magnificence of the ship that was, and is no more. And all you can do is float. You find some piece of the wreckage and you hang on for a while. Maybe it's some physical thing. Maybe it's a happy memory or a photograph. Maybe it's a person who is also floating. For a while, all you can do is float. Stay alive.

In the beginning, the waves are 100 feet tall and crash over you without mercy. They come 10 seconds apart and don't even give you time to catch your breath. All you can do is hang on and float. After a while, maybe weeks, maybe months, you'll find the waves are still 100 feet tall, but they come further apart. When they come, they still crash all over you and wipe you out. But in between, you can breathe, you can function. You never know what's going to trigger the grief. It might be a song, a picture, a street intersection, the smell of a cup of coffee. It can be just about anything...and the wave comes crashing. But in between waves, there is life. Somewhere down the line, and it's different for everybody, you find that the waves are only 80 feet tall. Or 50 feet tall. And while they still come, they come further apart. You can see them coming. An anniversary, a birthday, or Christmas, or landing at O'Hare. You can see it coming, for the most part, and prepare yourself. And when it washes over you, you know that somehow you will, again, come out the other side. Soaking wet, sputtering, still hanging on to some tiny piece of the wreckage, but you'll come out.

Take it from an old guy. The waves never stop coming, and somehow you don't really want them to. But you learn that you'll survive them. And other waves will come. And you'll survive them too. If you're lucky, you'll have lots of scars from lots of loves. And lots of shipwrecks.

Hope that helps. Im sorry for your loss."

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Why did Trump just do that?



Stupid is as Stupid does. He doesn't understand what the government does, nor does he care, so he has no understanding of the impact. He is such a thin skinned tyrant that none of his 'advisors' will tell him no. 


I have a feeling I'll be retyping this repeatedly.