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Thomas Weeks
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Security Geeks;
Just read through the comments within the Linux kernel random.c. Interesting stuff... A tad dry.. but interesting.
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Register while there's still space!
Join us for the next Cyber Security Forum, August 2nd at Rackspace in Blacksburg, Virginia. Randy Marchany, Chief Information Security Officer for Virginia Tech will be presenting on the topic: 'Continuous Monitoring: A Different Cybersecurity Strategy!'
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Support a Racker in medical need, our friend Thomas Welch.
On the morning of Friday, June 3rd 2016, our friend Tom Welch suffered a stroke. The stroke occured on the left side of his brain and is inoperable due to the amount of risk associated with accessing the particluar artery. As of June 4th, Tom is in ICU under sedation and being monitored by healt...
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If you're near our Blacksburg, VA office around May 26th:
Abstract: Two-factor authentication is being implemented at Virginia Tech because higher education is increasingly becoming a target for hackers. They are after intellectual property, personal information, and financial information; and the attacks are more sophisticated than in the past.
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Let's All Turn Technology Takers Into Technology Makers
Here at Racksburg we're big believers in exposing kids to STEM and information technologies. Admittedly, we do this partly because making our region more attractive to seasoned technology experts with growing families is just good for business (as discussed in this previous blog post).
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Here's a little adventure I had at work today...
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My daughter was 3 when I first introduced her to rockets, and now she'll be showing her first medium/high power rocket at our club meeting tonight and taking her TRA/TMP exam this weekend.
#SoProud   
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Tech & Politics:
Are elections rigged? The fact that we have to ask the question can can't point to a definitive answer indicates that the system is broken.

Support FollowMyVote, the system that can reign in voting corruption and put the power back in the people's hands.

PLEASE SUPPORT THEM NOW in these last few days of their kickstarter campaign!
Follow My Vote sponsored and exhibited at Politicon in Pasadena, CA. Follow My Vote CEO, Adam Ernest, spoke on a panel. The topic? RIGGED ELECTIONS.
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Want To Fix Our Broken Voting System?
Want To Flush the Current "Candidates" and get a third party in?

NPR's Here And Now just interviewed Ralph Nader,talking about what it takes to get viable third party presidential candidates into the system.

[interviewer]
"How confident are you, Ralph Nader, that the system is going to change in your lifetime, that third parties will be able to compete, very well, in elections?"

[R.Nader]
"I'm quite optimistic [...] The barriers to third parties are beginning to be reduced [...] to give the voters the voters more choices and voices [...] If you look at the polls, they show that about 60% of American people want a viable third party. Well, maybe if we had instant run off voting, maybe they'll start voting for a third political party, and not simply go for the least worst because only [either] a Republican or Democrat candidate can win."
--Ralph Nader, Here & Now Interview 2016-06-17
( forward to time stamp 32:21 ) [1]

Hmm.. if only we knew of some sort of instant, real time voting system that could handle run-offs..

Support FollowMyVote NOW! https://followmyvote.com/

[1] http://www.npr.org/player/embed/482505369/482505421
Follow My Vote aims to change the way we vote, becoming the world's first secure open-source online voting software based on blockchain technology.
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I hear ya man.. Don't worry.. you can shower afterwards if it makes you feel better. ;)
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Make sure all your org's people (and family members) have auto-proxy settings disabled in their browsers and operating systems! This is a perfect opportunity for realizing easy for MiM attacks on most any OS/browser platform! (and yet another reason to be running a SOCKS5 proxy from home networks)
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Seriously??? After ALL THESE YEARS there's FINALLY an 'Auto-Detect Proxy Settings' exploit??? ((Why didn't 'I' think of that???!?? ))
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Hitler on Docker..
An awesome piece with a ton of production-worthy truth.
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The "Internet of Things" means something different to a maker, as compared to a consumer.
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Engineer @Rackspace Hosting
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14+ Yrs Linux, RHCE (current) since 2001, Hardware Engineer, Professional Training (RHCE, Tech-Classes), Tech Community Evangelist/Organizer.
Employment
  • Rackspace
    Engineer, 1999 - present
  • CSC/GTE/General Dynamics
    Sys-Admin / Test & Integration Engineer, 1996 - 1999
Basic Information
Other names
Tweeks
Story
Tagline
Fun loving uber hardware/FOSS Geek, love teaching, HP rockets, descrete electronics design & hacking, #Arduino #RPi, etc..
Introduction
Grew up in south eastern Connecticut.
Lived in Dallas TX from 90-91.
College Station/Texas A&M from 92-95.
Lived in San Antonio TX from 96-2010.
Now living in Blacksburg VA (2011-current)

Bragging rights
Four Kids. Racker #2@Rackspace , Published. Bio here: http://theweeks.org/bio.html
Education
  • Texas A&M (College Station)
    EET, 1992 - 1995
  • Thames Valley State Technical College (now "Three Rivers")
    EET, 1987 - 1989
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This place is our family's current favorite pizza place. As a college town, we have a LOT of pizza places to choose from.. including a new Mellow Mushroom. Additionally, having gown up in a small New England town (with tons of Greek/Italian places with $5 pizzas that blow away large commercial chains), so I'm a bit of a pizza snob. Even so, this is current our family's favorite place for standard NY style pie. Their white (thee cheese) pizza with sliced garlic is to DIE for.. and there's something about their pepperoni pizza that is elegantly delicious. I can't quite put my finger on it, but I think it's their sauce. A family favorite for Friday night family movie night at home. As other reviews have mentioned, we prefer them as a take out or delivery (not dine in). So great for family Netflix/Redbox night. Tweeks
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Pricey.. but man.. what a meal (the BBQ at your table feast). The meats were pre-seasoned.. but you cook them at the table with various add on seasonsings like soy bean paste (yum! never had that before), raw garlic, kimchees, etc. What an incredible set of flavors. I've had a bit of korean BBQ.. even made my own at home. but I was so glad t otry these guys out and see how it's really done. Was a bit expensive.. and I would have appreciated a bit of coaching on what flavors go with what. espcecially for folks who have never had Korean and get a table full of raw + picked ingredients, and a pair of sissors.. hehe.. they muc hreally be confused. But I was a happy camper there tonight. Just dom't "over kimchee" as I often do, or your spouse/friends may complain for the next couple of days.. ;)
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Store hours says open 24hrs (during black Friday weekend) but callin to get a inventory/price check there was no pickup at all and after 5 minutes of ringing ther system hung up on me (reorder "busy" signal).
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Okay Cajun/American. I think this is just a local eatery bc it mostly had burgers and sandwiches, and just a few token cajun/creole dishes. The gumbo was darker but thinner (which is normal), rich with deep flavor but did not have a lot of meat. The Jumbalya was not much visually, but had awesome bits of heavily smoked beef and sausage. Mmm! I also sampled the smoked/mild bound in sausage, which had a great flavor too. I think they make and smoke their own there.
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reviewed a year ago