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Monday, September 30, 2013
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For the love all all things tech, please stop using this absolutely brutally bad web browser. This will stop these zer0-day threats dead in their tracks! I know i am preaching to the choir here, since people that read these feeds already know better!
Most New Yorker's probably know the name Eric Holthaus thanks to his incredible coverage as the Wall Street Journal's meteorologist during Hurricane Sandy. Holthaus now writes for Quartz and works on an app called Weathermob.
This week Holthaus made a big decision, one that immediately prompted a huge amount of debate on Twitter. The decision reflected his deep knowledge of extreme weather patterns and how global warming is changing them, he explained.
Holthaus is giving up flying, forever.
To a lot of people, that sounds crazy. How can someone live the rest of their life without getting on a plane?
Holthaus explained his decision in a series of tweets yesterday. It's hard not to find it compelling.
Personal tweets forthcoming: I'm at SFO right now, flying back to Wisconsin. Just got off the phone with me wife. — Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) September 27, 2013
I realized, just now: This has to be the last flight I ever take. I'm committing right now to stop flying. It's not worth the climate. — Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) September 27, 2013
We all have to do everything we can, every day to reverse CO2 emissions. There is no other way that makes sense. — Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) September 27, 2013
All of our energy...each one of us...should be devoted to this issue. Nothing else matters. It's a zero sum game. — Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) September 27, 2013
Holthaus went on to explain his decision in a series of responses to tweets from his followers:
Holthaus says that his decision to stop flying was prompted by news of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report that found 95% confidence human-emitted greenhouse gases are responsible for most of the Earth's warming since 1951. It's certainly a disturbing report.
"Without jumping up and down on the desks of their computer terminals, this forum of scientists has done about as much as they can do," Holthaus wrote for Quartz. "With this report, they have proven humankind's impact on the climate, and confidently projected dire consequences should world governments fail to act immediately."
Finally, Holthaus also gave an interview to Eric Berger of the Houston Chronicle about his decision, which you can read here. As Holthaus tells Berger, his experience as a meteorologist during events like Hurricane Sandy convinced him of the dangers of climate change.
"I'm considered an expert in my field," he says. "I have to do something big, right now."
Obviously, the most important feature of an antivirus program is the ability to catch viruses—but it'd also be nice if the program was fast and lightweight, too. The team over at Soluto put together a graph that shows how many seconds some anti-viruses add to your boot time.
Our favorite anti-virus program, Avast, comes in second place for longest boot time, which may not be ideal for some of you. Microsoft Security Essentials was our favorite for a little while and it doesn't add much time, but it hasn't been doing so well at the actual virus catching. The paid options like Norton and McAffee come out on top, but if you're trying to shave that boot down to a smaller number, Kaspersky or ESET may fit the bill. Hit the link to read more.
Anti-Virus Average Time in Boot | Soluto on Facebook
Windows has more antivirus programs than we can count, and none of them are quite perfect. Right now, we recommend Avast Free Antivirus for the best… Read…
German antivirus lab AV-Test recently tested several security suites. Most of them declined since a few months ago, particularly Microsoft Security… Read…
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LAMENTS. I have to correct the tease from the last show that I was going to review the Miss Universe show. I didn’t. After watching Miss America and the Emmys, I decided to watch baseball. The Miss Universe show is too douchey and I was not going to get any good clips. NSA honcho Keith Alexander is more entertaining. He was on C-SPAN 3 and packing them in. I have clips from him instead.
LIES. It looks as if fabled journo Seymour Hersh has come out and said that the Usama Bin-Laden killing was a pack of lies. A No Agenda thesis comes to the fore!
CONSPIRACIES. These weird posters are showing up all over the SF Bay Area. This picture below was taken at a BART subway station. We’ll be looking into this. First thing I noticed is that the domain was registered through an anonymity service.
ADMISSIONS. My favorite clip of the day comes from Dianne Feinstein chief of the Senate Intelligence oversight committee. She came out and said that the shootings at the WestGate Mall could have as easily happened here in the USA. With this comment, she actually admitted that our intel agencies cannot do their jobs. Think about it. Of course she should have said that the shooting could not happen here because we are a security state stopping these events left and right, but she didn’t. The actual truth always comes out.
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Friday, September 27, 2013
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I'm sorry but 30 suitcases will NOT hold 1.3 tonnes!
$270 million worth of cocaine seized from Air France flight - World News
Coincidence, I think not!
A NY Times Photographer Happened To Be Near The Nairobi Mall Attack And Took Powerful Photos Inside
As the deadly terror attack inside an upscale Nairobi shopping mall unfolded, New York Times photojournalist Tyler Hicks happened to be close to the scene, and followed police as they searched for militants.
In an interview with The Times' Lens blog, Hicks describes his experience and provides some powerful photos. He was at an adjacent framing shop when the attack kicked off, and despite not having all of his equipment, he did have his small camera which he keeps for moments like this.
"When I left the framing shop, I could see right away that there was something serious going on, because there were lots of people running away from the mall," Hicks told The Times' James Estrin. "I ran over there and within minutes I could see people who had been shot in the leg or stomach from what appeared to be small arms fire being helped by other civilians. This went on for about 30 minutes."
He ended up embedding with Kenyan police as they searched shop-by-shop to find the terrorists. Hicks is no stranger to combat, having served as a staff photographer in Afghanistan and Pakistan in the past.
The initial attack left 39 people dead and more than 150 wounded, and the crisis is still ongoing — as Al Shabaab militants are still holding hostages inside a supermarket, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The interview with Hicks and his photos are worth a look. You can check them out here.
Adam is flying back tonight from Los Angeles where he will havesuffered with the elites. I’m sure we will learn something with his report .
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Tomorrow’s show. I went to the EFF Whistle-blower Awards night and have a few stories to tell. But much of the news is very scattered this week as another round of USA Democrat versus Republican bickering has become a serious distraction of the week.
It’s funny how distractions of the week manage to literallyclog up the news lines. Despite the fact that the public seems uninterested in all this bickering, it takes front and center on all the alphabet soup networks. So what is missing from the popular mainstream news? You’ll find out .
John C. Dvorak
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Don't be him!
Saturday, September 21, 2013
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However this time it appears it was for the 'mass shooting' that took place the other day. I quickly turned to the incident report website and found 14 fatalities in August.. yet I don't see the flag flying half mast for these. As I stated previously, until the USA is completely war-free then I think they should just leave it flying half-mast... the flag was a sign of strength and power, now it seems it is a way for the general public to be very afraid of your home land and all the wackos out there using guns.. or could it be nothing more than a way to convince the nation that gun control is needed?
Very sad indeed