Apr 11, 2014

Heartbleed: What is it?

In the past few days, there has been a lot of information floating around about a bug known as Heartbleed. The bug affects versions of a program called OpenSSL and can allow for severe information disclosure that could be used to nullify the encryption used to connect to affected websites. Here is a simple run-down:

Apr 8, 2014

New Unbreakable Encryption based on Biology? Unlikely

It's being reported that scientists at Lancaster University have developed an 'unbreakable' encryption methodology, inspired by human biology. Their paper is here.

Admittedly, the paper is too technical for me to decipher, let alone critique. However, if what is being reported (such as here.) is an accurate representation, we can begin to scrutinize this, at least on principle.

Tick tock...

OK, so what's the latest date by which Bush, son of Bush, brother of Bush, does an about face, and claim that his words were twisted by the liberal media?

Apr 7, 2014

Who tossed this one?

"The plan is to allow those things that had been proposed over many years to reform a health-care system in America that certainly does need more help so that there's more competition, there's less tort reform threat, there's less trajectory of the cost increases, and those plans have been proposed over and over again. And what thwarts those plans? It's the far left. It's President Obama and his supporters who will not allow the Republicans to usher in free market, patient-centered, doctor-patient relationship links to reform health care."

Hint: It was a response to what would be the bagger alternative to Obamacare.

Apr 2, 2014

Mo' Money Speech


Yup, no longer is anyone restrained by being unable to legally brib--- I mean, contribute larger amounts of money-speech to anyone. Watch out, fascism might get way ahead of the cross, people!

For the record, I am in favor of all such limits being removed. So good job, Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, Kennedy and Alito! This is a good thing, because it should cost a lot more than a measly billion dollars to buy the presidency like was the case in 2012. Now, if they could also require immediate and complete disclosure of all donors, this would be perfect.

McCutcheon, the big winner gloated:
With the ruling, we continue to chip away at the long entrenched status quo from the grassroots — a status quo that has kept challengers, better ideas, and new entrants to the political arena mostly locked out, ensuring that citizens are able to contribute to multiple candidates or causes who share their views only provides further support to a system in which 'We the People' hold the ultimate reins of power.
Baggers of the world, now you get to find out how invaluable you were when you were used by the Republicans. They thank you for your support and no longer need to fund your inefficient astroturf movement. Take solace in the fact that Democrats will now almost certainly lose control of the Senate in 2014. Nothing like a bunch of  rich patriots calling the shots, eh?