Friday, February 02, 2018

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Just beautiful.


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Acroamatic Hat Trick



For the first time in 152 years, a supermoon, blue moon, and total lunar eclipse will coincide. 

And I think we all know what that means...


In the News


Chinese culture proven extra insecure.





Do my shit undercover, now it's time for the blubba Blabber, to watch that belly get fatter Fat boy at the station, pure vexation I'll drop yo' ass with some blazing crepitation




Friday, January 19, 2018

You know what I think?





I think all the Freedom High Schools (FHS) should have a competition to see which school actually has the most Freedom™.

First Round:
FHS Oakley, CA eliminates tardy slips 
FHS Orlando, FL allows students to bring food into classrooms. 
FHS Orlando wins!

FHS North Carolina allows students to opt out of Phys Ed forever
FHS Oklahoma eliminates dress codes
FHS Oklahoma wins!

Semi-Finals
FHS Orlando, FL allows students to smoke cigarettes on campus and in classrooms
FHS Tampa, FL allows students to create fight clubs 
FHS Tampa wins!

FHS New Mexico allows students to bear firearms on campus
FHS Pennsylvania allows students to use any controlled substance on school grounds. Needles can be bought at campus stationery shop. 
FHS Pennsylvania wins!

Final Round
FHS Tampa allows students to contest grades by challenging school administrators to a pistol duel
FHS Oklahoma allows for creation of student battle clans, which raid other schools to acquire supplies and new members.
FHS Oklahoma wins!

Freedom High School Oklahoma is declared the Freedomest of all!







Monday, January 08, 2018


...it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, 
it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, 
it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, 
it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair




Friday, January 05, 2018

Hax!

Everyone is talking about the newly-discovered vulnerability in the architecture of a bunch of CPUs. But the vulnerability is to "side-channel attacks" and I didn't know what that was. So I looked it up. I seems that a side-channel attack requires physical access, so maybe the security threat isn't as dire or widespread as the media is making it out to be. But on the side-channel attack page they mention rubber-hose cryptanalysis

In cryptography, rubber-hose cryptanalysis is a euphemism for the extraction of cryptographic secrets (e.g. the password to an encrypted file) from a person by coercion or torture—such as beating that person with a rubber hose, hence the name—in contrast to a mathematical or technical cryptanalytic attack.

And that's just beautiful.

Monday, January 01, 2018

Remember when...

...the Russians fought valiantly to defeat fascism?

An attack technique of the night bombers was to idle the engine near the target and glide to the bomb release point, with only wind noise left to reveal their location. German soldiers likened the sound to broomsticks and named the pilots "Night Witches."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Witches



Friday, December 29, 2017


You know, if you outlaw celebratory gunfire, then only outlaws will engage in celebratory gunfire. Or something like that.

Somebody please go read about:

Engaging Your Community Now to Prevent Illegal Celebratory Gunfire on New Years Eve

and report back here. I'd do it, but I'm kind of tied up with the persimmons and whatnot.





Thursday, December 28, 2017




Kuyashi [悔し]



It's the fever behind your eyeballs when your crush marries your friend.


Plagiarism



Kids today have it so easy. Back in the day, if we wanted to plagiarize something, we still had to manually retype the entire passage. None of this mamby-pamby copy and paste. And the typewriters we used were clumsy mechanical contraptions that required about 32 pounds of force to actuate the keys. And the typewriter ribbon would occasionally go all chaos theory on you for no good reason whatsoever, and it would take six weeks of fiddling around with it to get it repositioned. And by then you’d have missed the deadline for the paper you were writing, so you’d have to go ask the professor if you could hand it in late. And he’d say yes, but only if you join his Cthonian Death Cult and prove your loyalty by sacrificing a sibling on the Dark Altar of Hate. And that’s why people had so many children back then, because the average student would go through half a dozen family members just to get a bachelor’s degree.