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Community Martial Arts article on Naziyah Mahmood and her Korean sword fighting style of Haidong Gumdo
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The shocking part is not the complete lack of security - that's par for this type of machine. The shocking part is that Virginia decided to do an assessment of voting device security instead of sticking their heads in the sand as most governments have been doing for so long. Kudos Virginia!

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"It used the easy-to-crack passwords of "admin," "abcde," and "shoup" to lock down its Windows administrator account, Wi-Fi network, and voting results database respectively, according to a scathing security review published Tuesday by the Virginia Information Technologies Agency. ... The weak passwords—which are hard-coded and can't be changed—were only one item on a long list of critical defects uncovered by the review. The Wi-Fi network the machines use is encrypted with wired equivalent privacy, an algorithm so weak that it takes as little as 10 minutes for attackers to break a network's encryption key. The shortcomings of WEP have been so well-known that it was banished in 2004 by the IEEE, the world's largest association of technical professionals. What's more, the WINVote runs a version of Windows XP Embedded that hasn't received a security patch since 2004, making it vulnerable to scores of known exploits that completely hijack the underlying machine. Making matters worse, the machine uses no firewall and exposes several important Internet ports."
Virginia decertifies device that used weak passwords and wasn't updated in 10 years.
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Mhmm. Red & yellow beet salad with goat cheese and orange, and duck confit with chestnuts and Brussels sprouts. Can't complain at all. 
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Meta-Irony: SOTD Edition

Some folks, myself included, go through phases of rebellion against established wisdom. To whit, the current craze for various "artisan" shaving soaps - after all, it can't be THAT hard to make a good shaving soap, right? Just think of all the undiscovered gems of cheap shaving nirvana there might be hiding on Etsy!

Well, like I said, I went through that phase, and found it was largely a waste of time and money, as others had admonished. However, with the popularity of such products at record highs, I decided to give things another shot. But, this time, I didn't confine myself to soaps marketed specifically for shaving. I figured that any amateur soap maker had an equal chance of accidentally making a decent shave soap whether they intended to or not.

So here it is, and oh, the irony dripping from my brush! A soap marketed toward hipsters (well known for their attachment to their beards), meant to make one smell like their unwashed beard, used here to cleanse and shear said beard from my face. Worth the price of admission for that fact alone.

WARNING: the after-shave qualities must be mentioned, and include a crisis of identity and deep existential angst - how can my face smell like my beard when I in fact have no beard left? Does the meta-irony involved offset the loss of hipster identity associated with shaving? Use at your own risk.
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'Firefly' meets Van Gogh as Serenity is placed among a Starry Night. Perfect for the Browncoat in your life!
The deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel today is a Firefly-inspired shirt with a nod to Van Gogh's Starry Night called "Starry Flight" by girardin27. The shirt went on sale at RIPT today, Monday, December 16, 2013, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore. The t-shirt is available in men’s (through 3XL), women’s, and youth sizes for $10 each. Kids sizes are $...
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I had a lot of fun with this piece.
There are many impressive things about hippos ... and their poop is one of them. A new study confirms just how much smaller animals like fish rely on the faecal feast hippos deposit in Africa's rivers each year.
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exulansis

n. the tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it—whether through envy or pity or simple foreignness—which allows it to drift away from the rest of your life story, until the memory itself feels out of place, almost mythical, wandering restlessly in the fog, no longer even looking for a place to land.
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is a compendium of invented words written by John Koenig. Each...
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We Live In An Age of Wonder

So this is a thing.

It's called PacaPong.
I found it from an autocorrect that went horribly right.
The internet is a place of wonder.

You can find it here.
http://kingpenguin.itch.io/pacapong

#geek   #videogames   #pacapong   #gif   #gifness  
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This.. is the most amazing thing ever! This week.
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The Gorgeous White Hell Where They Test Your Winter Tyres

"Spanning over more than 1,700 acres, the Ivalo Testing Center, or as they call it, “White Hell,” is the place where Finland’s snow tire maker, Nokian Tyres, tests their winter tires in extreme conditions, using over 20 different snowy or icy test tracks, including the world largest indoor ice rink.

Over the Arctic circle, deep in the Laplandic forests hides the testing complex—the biggest and most complex facility in the winter tire industry, and this photo below shows only a fraction of it..."

Read on and see the photos: http://bit.ly/1I6UuDj

#Finland #Lapland #Tyres #TestTrack #NokianTyres
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You guys, you must read this. I am not even kidding, it is one of the most hilarious literature pieces I have ever read in my entire life. It includes gems such as:

"'Dear Miss Manners, when is the appropriate time to dispense with a maid's services, before or after she graduates from gin to human flesh? Yours sincerely, Jane Eyre."

I may have done myself an injury laughing...
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So much to love.
 
BAR FIGHT INSULTS AS ACADEMIC PAPERS.
(BY KEVIN MILLER)

Re-Establishing Agency in the Narrative of Maternal Obesity: A Post-Colonial Critique of Your Mom

The Social Construction Of “Outside”: A Study of a Cultural Concept Concerning Where We Should Take This Shit, Motherfucker

Reexamining Conceptions of Beauty in America: Questioning Whether Your Girlfriend is Even Hot

Facial Anatomy as an Object of Change: Problematizing Your Face

Leisure Activity as Identity in the Modern West: Asking Whether You Even Fucking Lift

Applying Foucault’s Analysis of Medicine and Power to Your Diagnosis as a Fuckin’ Dipshit

“What Are You, a Little Bitch?” A Post-Feminist Analysis of Your Masculinity

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/bar-fight-insults-as-academic-papers
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