Category Archives: News and politics

Canada hunts Maple Syrup Thieves

Now for something really important; apparently thieves stole millions of dollars of the countries limited supply of Maple Syrup. The sticky heist took place at a strategic secure warehouse in Quebec and the Quebec police are on the job. This was one quarter of the Quebec … Continue reading

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Iran hacks Dutch cert authority and how to protect yourself

Man in the middle attacks are hard to defend against especially if the certificates are not forged. Iran government involved with Dutch certificate issuer hacking? ABC seems to think so.  The intent and outcome of the hacking was to make fake certificates for a … Continue reading

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China, South Pacific, undersea volcanoe and the Sun

Interesting day today with several small quakes most notable of them the China/Myanmar border area having another quake in an area that has had a few 5+ quakes this year. While not notable for size the location is interesting in … Continue reading

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5.1 quake in Greece

Today in Greece (14:32 UTC) a 5.1 earthquake on the south coast of the Greek mainland just 101 km west of Athens and 24 km from Patrai. No indications yet of any damage or injuries but a 5 while insignifigant in … Continue reading

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We may not live in a hologram after all

OK, this is weird but hang with me. I am reading this article from Discovery at this url. And it’s basically refering back to a previous article linked from the story where a physicist was speculating that because the data he … Continue reading

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The Lulz are over?

Today LulzSec, the tight-knit group of cyber hacktivists associated with highlighting an array of cyber security problems at as many as 50 different web sites and networks announced they are disbanding. They had a good run, hacked Sony six times getting the … Continue reading

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Don’t fall for the Windows Technical Support Scam!

OK, there is a scam going around where you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from something like “Windows Technical Support” and they tell you that you have a corrupt computer, or you have downloaded a corrupt … Continue reading

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