Friday, February 24, 2017

A good use case for denial of service

original tweet

Good viruses may still be a bad idea, but I'm leaning towards the opinion that good DoS attacks may not be a bad idea.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Surprise mood lighting!

from here

I wonder how many social problems smart devices (other than phones) will wind up creating.

What will the TSA ban now?

found on Izismile

It's become a pretty predictable pattern - when there's a problem, the TSA steps in and bans something in the hopes that it will stop it from happening in the future. It probably won't, but they'll do it anyways because they have to do something, that is something, so they have to do it. At this point though, I'm not sure what's left to ban. High blood pressure?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

So you want to launch a kinetic response...

from here (source image)

I really think the desire to go kinetic in response to a cyber attack is born out of an frustration that verges on the irrational, so it might as well end up this way.

Lock Pick Earrings (merchandise)

available on Tindie

I saw these a while ago, but the links I found at the time all seemed to lead back to an Etsy page that no longer existed. I've now found another site where they can apparently be purchased, so if you're interested in these, check out Safadancer's Tindie page.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Only a visually impaired cop could miss a sign that big

from here (source article)

Pictures of cop cars with wheel locks (like this one) are not hard to find. Maybe we need more of that, because a cop who can't see that sign probably does belong in a handicapped space but not behind the wheel.

CAPTCHAs would have ruined Star Wars

found on Memebase

Come to think of it, social media probably would have ruined Star Wars too. Think of all the secrets that would have become non-secret thanks to poor privacy settings.