Thursday, February 11, 2016

Do You Think They Learned Anything?

from here (source image)

It shouldn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why locking just a wheel of your bike isn't going to prevent the theft of your bike, so the question is - do people who make this mistake learn from this mistake? Do they even make the connection between locking up a bike and preventing theft?

Maybe Your Next Password Could Be GrandpaDiedOnChristmas

found on memebase

Remembering passwords aren't a problem if you use a password manager, but if you don't and you suffer the problem described in this image, the solution pretty much writes itself. Use those horrible things as your passwords and then you'll either remember the passwords or forget those horrible things. Checkmate, scumbag brain.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I Feel More Secure Already

from here and here

How exactly is the Department of Homeland Security supposed to keep the homeland secure when they can't even keep themselves secure?

Fraud That I Can Get Behind

found on izismile

I'm sure there's a 'perfectly reasonable explanation' for this, I just don't know what it is. Maybe something along the lines of using a utility bill as ID?

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Comodo Guide On How Not To Make A 'Secure' Browser

from here

I'm not going to go so far as to say Comodo had no business making an alternate browser, but they did screw it up and that's a lesson many can learn from. Creating an alternate browser, even if only by modifying an existing one, isn't as easy as it might seem. In fact it's very hard because of the preponderance of bad guys focused on the web as a vector for attack. If you don't have a lot of browser development experience, you're bound to get some the hard way.

When Training Replaces Thinking

found on toonhole

Over and over we hear that the tragic outcomes of police uses of force were the result of their training and that if only those poor policemen had been better trained, the tragedies they caused could have been avoided. The only problem is the training they're looking for is with weapons and other military equipment that increasingly separate them from the populace they're supposed to be serving and protecting. Maybe more training isn't the answer to thoughtless disregard for your fellow human beings. Maybe training is the vehicle by which they learn to go through the motions without thinking in the first place.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Quick! Call The Fashion Police!

from here (source image)

If you want people to take you seriously, you should maybe try not dressing up like a clown. Otherwise people are just going to think you're a bozo.