More flying undies. If all flyer start wearing flying undies the TSA will have a difficult time figuring out if that bulge is C-4 or the real thing. Maybe I need to run out and buy several pair. This aluminum foil is starting to chafe. Remember, if you go for the grope, ask for clean gloves.
23 November 2010
Flying somewhere? You can choose either a full body scan or a very personal pat-down. (Nudity warning)
If you take the pat-down be sure to ask the agent to use a clean pair of surgical gloves. I certainly don't want someone's Egg McMuffin, KFC grease, snot, spittle or what have you smeared all over my clothing. Also tell them you are allergic to latex and please use vinyl gloves. That should piss them off. Oh, and plan on adding a minimum of thirty minutes to your airport arrival time in case you need to strip. Or you could buy a set of Flying Pasties. Don't know if the pasties work but the web site is interesting. #flyingpasties #latexgloves #surgicalgloves #TSA #vinylgloves
22 November 2010
in English class. In the middle of class, our teacher was called out into the hall. Several minutes later she returned looking very pale. She braced herself against the wall holding her chest and said "He's been shot! The President's been shot." We were released for lunch. The radio broadcast was piped into the lunchroom. That is where I heard that the President had died. It was very traumatic for all of us. President Kennedy and Vice President Johnson had visited our high school on the 13th of December the previous year. I even touched Kennedy's sleeve as he walked along the fence shaking hands. And then came the Jack Ruby episode...
Freda loved playing with the shower.
She couldn't wait until the shower was turned on.
At the time we thought her antics were a hassle but we certainly wish she was still up to her old tricks. We truly miss her and she is always in our thoughts and in our hearts.
If you missed her life story it can ben seen at http://deltabunny.blogspot.com/
20 November 2010
19 November 2010
18 November 2010
Texas politicians are heavily under the influence of alcohol -- big alcohol industry money, that is.
Graphic: Safer Texas CampaignWith Texas politicians collecting a significant percentage of their campaign contributions from the alcohol industry after the November election, the Safer Texas Campaign is renewing its call on elected representatives to stop accepting such money until Texas allows the regulated use and sale of marijuana as a safer alternative to alcohol.According to campaign records provided by the nonpartisan, nonprofit FollowtheMoney.org, the five Texas politicians who have received the largest contributions from the alcohol industry are:• Governor Rick Perry• U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison• Lt. Governor David Dewhurst• Texas House Speaker Joe Straus• Attorney General Greg AbbottThese five politicians accepted a total of $1.4 million from Big Alcohol during the 2010 election cycle, according to the Safer Texas Campaign, which is a project of ProtectYouth.org.
Michelle Leonhart needs to go far far away. She has reversed herself as any good politician. Under GOP (Grand Ostrich [head in the sand] Party) pressure she is caving in on DEA's earlier statement concerning hands-off medicinal pot and patients. The pharmaceuticals must be paying her, too.
17 November 2010
There is so much Traditional Chinese Medicine can contribute to the health and welfare of our society. And certainly lower the cost. Talk to your Representatives and Senators about including TCM in the Healthcare structure. Press the FDA to seriously study TCM and stop the stranglehold the pharmaceuticals have over that regulatory body. Their drugs truly are poisoning our country.
15 November 2010
For the past several weeks I have been observing the interesting behavior of an Anna's Hummingbird as he courts the females in our yard. The "chirps" he produces are fairly loud. It is exciting to watch his hovering high above the female and then his rapid plummet in front of the perched female.
13 November 2010
12 November 2010
11 November 2010
Will be listening to http://www.thebalancingpoint.net/ on KEST Radio, http://ht.ly/38axX, at eight this morning.
10 November 2010
09 November 2010
That huge sucking sound you hear is Facebook, piling data from third parties into its mouth as fast as it can while it remains stubbornly greedy about releasing its own data to anyone it doesn’t like. Which is mostly Google these days, since Yahoo and AOL completely surrendered and Microsoft actually owns part of them.
Now Facebook has found a way around that restriction. They’re leveraging a Google feature that lets users download their own data for their own use – part of Google’s golf-clap worthy data liberation effort. They’ve hacked a solution around the block by giving users a direct deep link to the download feature. And then users can upload that file directly to Facebook.
Can Google block this? One engineer I spoke with says yes, but it will be difficult: “If Google wanted to, they could block it immediately. it’s pretty simple. just put a CSRF token on the url to block deep linking but that might fuck up other CSV flows. Maybe they have an outlook importer or something. facebook really went aggressive here.”
It’s also a big middle finger to Google.
Update: Google’s response here.
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Google provides search and advertising services, which together aim to organize and monetize the world’s information. In addition to its dominant search engine, it offers a plethora of online tools and platforms including:… Learn MoreInformation provided by CrunchBase
Another reason why I call Facebook a black hole. Everything goes in but nothing comes out. Facebook is a dangerous online community. It is getting freaky. I would rather trust my online info to the all-powerful Wizard of Oz. Thanks Toto.
We’ve just received about a half dozen rapid fire tips all showing the same thing: the Facebook app Sendible compromised in a major way.
It appears that several of the largest Facebook Pages including Google, Coca-Cola, YouTube, South Park, The Daily Show, Team Coco and others are now sending out a malicious link to all of their followers that reads “Change Your Facebook Background Here!” Obviously, don’t click on it.
A few people who did click on the link reported that it took you to a page outside of Facebook that asks you for some information about you. The bottom of the page reads “Powered By AWeber Email Marketing”.
The weirdest part is just how many other Facebook users are “liking” these links.
We’ve contacted Facebook about the issue and will update when we hear back from them. But these accounts compromised seem to suggest that this link is showing up in tens of millions of feeds right now.
Update: And it looks like most of the malicious links have now been taken down. But more tips are coming in that the attack is ongoing and other links keep popping up. Still no word yet from Facebook on the incident.
Update 2: From Mazy Kazerooni:
The Sendible hack hit Lil Wayne’s Facebook page (15 MM fans). I’m an admin, blocked the app. They tried to post multiple times
Update 3: And now Sendible is saying it wasn’t them that was hacked, instead this may be a Facebook security exploit:
Just to clarify, Sendible was not hacked. One of our users has discovered a major flaw in Facebook’s security.
Update 4: Says Facebook:
We’re looking into this now and will let you know as soon as we hear something.
[image via moyajaya]
One reason I am glad I closed my Facebook account.