Monday, June 24, 2019

Apparently that's now how they work

from here

While the news article does explain the theory about how the technology is supposed to work, it sounds laughably like snake-oil to me. I wouldn't trust anything short of a metal cage to protect me from a shark, until such time other effective preventative measures become well known and common place.

The fighting sixty nine year olds

found on The Meta Picture

Y'know, if cranky old men want to fight, I say ... let them fight.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Open wide...

from here

The traditional wisdom might be that you should be grateful of a gift rather than inspect it too closely, but in this day and age, when the Internet puts countless victims at a crooks fingertips, it might be wiser to exercise and abundance of caution.

A bear-y effective deterrent


Watch on YouTube

Does a bear shit in the woods? Sure, but he'll shit on your front lawn too if that's where you happen to scare the crap out of him.

I can't fault the bear here. I would probably react the same way under the circumstances.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Because that wouldn't stand out at all

from here (source article)

It does seem a little weird to see camouflage embraced as a trend with zero regard for what it's actually meant for. It's one thing to apply a  security measure mindlessly, but it's something else to apply a security measure without even thinking about security.

I wonder what the bouquet would look like.

Who blocks the ad blockers?

found on Reddit

As ad blocking becomes more and more mainstream, sites that block ad blocking are going to see their relevance dwindle into nothingness. Even ignoring the security risks of lowering your guard, the content is virtually never worth the annoyance of being bombarded with ads.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Someone didn't learn the rules

from here

If you're going to invest in a company like NSO Group, you've got to expect some backlash - especially when your supposed values are in conflict with those of NSO and their customers.