Archive for September, 2013

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/sep/17/manu-tuilagi-bunny-ears-david-cameron

Bunny-earing the 17th most powerful politician on the planet and not letting the faintest hint of a smile slip through. The man is a legend.
via Facebook http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/sep/17/manu-tuilagi-bunny-ears-david-cameron

Just got a notice that I was selected as a potential juror. Too bad lawyers can’t serve on a jury. Would have been fun though.

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What Bale Earns

“Bale has now earned more than Barack Obama and David Cameron’s annual wages combined.”
via Facebook http://whatbaleearns.co.uk/

The NSA’s next move: silencing university professors? | Jay Rosen

Academic freedom vs. the surveillance state. Sadly we know who the winner will be.
via Facebook http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/10/nsa-matthew-green-takedown-blog-post-johns-hopkins

gpg4usb – email text and files encryption | Security In A Box

For those who use webmail you can use GPG to encrypt the text of your email on your computer and then copy the encrypted text into the compose screen for the webmail. When you receive encrypted email you can copy the text into GPG and then it will decrypt it:
https://securityinabox.org/en/gpg4usb_portable
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How to Use Enigmail with GnuPG in Thunderbird | Security In A Box

Those of you who use Outlook or similar for their email should look into switching to Thunderbird and integrating GPG into that with Enigmail: https://securityinabox.org/en/thuderbird_encryption
via Facebook https://securityinabox.org/en/thuderbird_encryption

US and UK spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet

I have memories of attaching PGP signatures to my emails in undergrad. No one knew what the hell they were, and as no one used PGP themselves I couldn’t encrypt anything anyways. Perhaps now people will start to take a bigger interest in this and start using encryption software like GPG (a free, open source version of PGP). Why make it easy for these largely unaccountable agencies to snoop your stuff?
via Facebook http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/nsa-gchq-encryption-codes-security

14 Fun Photos of Personality-Filled Frogs

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/fun-photos-of-personality-filled-frogs
Excerpt:

“Is that tiny frog holding a leaf like an umbrella, to shield himself from the rain? Yes, and it’s just one of several amazing shots by photographers who feature the tailless amphibians in their photos.”

Trent Reznor: ‘I’m Not The Same Person I Was 20 Years Ago’

http://www.npr.org/2013/09/04/218961237/trent-reznor-im-not-the-same-person-i-was-20-years-ago
Excerpt:

“Trent Reznor is known as a detail guy: a meticulous composer and manipulator of sound, layers upon layers of it. From his band’s genesis 25 years ago, the leader of Nine Inch Nails has been known for songs of deep, menacing pain, rage and self-destruction.”

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