Archive for June, 2011

Owen Peter

Monday, June 6th, 2011

For those of you who don’t rock the Facebook, I just wanted to announce the birth of my son, Owen Peter, last Thursday night. He was a healthy eight pounds and change; both mother and son are back home now and feeling fine.

So I probably won’t be posting much for the next couple of weeks. Heh.

Fun Times at the 1/8th Mile

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

I’m going to do a writeup on the Tunachucker blog about this, possibly this weekend during our long slog down to the Carolina coast for another dry Baptist wedding.  (Guess its gonna be up to the token Papist to show them how to have a good time- i.e. bring a flask)  But its Friday, and I figured it’ll provide a little entertainment to get you through what remains of the work week. Enjoy!

watch?v=URb1fNMz3PQ

Edit: I fail at embedding, apparently.  So just click the link.

Military Hacking

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

From this article at the Wall Street Journal:

The Pentagon has concluded that computer sabotage coming from another country can constitute an act of war, a finding that for the first time opens the door for the U.S. to respond using traditional military force… Pentagon officials believe the most-sophisticated computer attacks require the resources of a government. For instance, the weapons used in a major technological assault, such as taking down a power grid, would likely have been developed with state support, Pentagon officials say.

As Lauren Weinstein pointed out on the IP list, you couldn’t possibly come up with a better challenge to incite black hats. “You think only a foreign government can take out a power grid? Well, watch _this_!”