I can’t explain it but when I was out looking at cool art (surfing, and NOT porn) suddenly something sank it’s claws into my computer.
Whatever it was disabled EVERYTHING – Winpatrol, AVG, Anti-hacker, Ad-Aware. Couldn’t even run them. Went through a lot of hoops just to get into Safe mode and ran a command-line scan of my system.
Last place I remember bouncing over to was MGID – don’t go check it out, just in case. Too bad because there was some neat photoshopping there.
Let’s look at something different for a change.
So here’s some quick links.
- Mozilla Gives the Finger to ICE/Home-Sec for Being a Bunch of Assholes. HomeSec, just like the TSA, is well past being of any use and needs to be phased out.
- Scientists give computers a good case of schizophrenia. I have spent time generating exemplars for a learning tree application (years ago) and have a lot of respect for the power of neural nets. This application knocked my socks off. Way freakin’ cool.
- Top 10 Internet Laws. #9 and #10 made my day. Most people will be familiar with #3, commonly known as Rule 34.
An international series of protests known as SlutWalks, sparked by a Toronto police officer’s flippant comment that women should avoid dressing like “sluts” to avoid being raped or victimized, is taking root in the United States.
Peeve of mine? People who get upset that women can’t tart it up without incurring additional risk from slimebags. No, I agree, a woman should be able to dress as slatternly as she possibly can and at times I enjoy the spectacle. But it’s a real and dangerous world – to do so is asking for trouble. I in no way condone rape and think that castration should be the least of the punishments for beyond-a-doubt rapists. But at the same time I also say “No, you didn’t deserve it, but you did court it, if not ask for it.”
It is purely a recognition of reality. A racist pig ought to be able to walk through a predominantly black neighborhood with a sign around his neck that says “I hate all minorities” because after all, this is a free country, right? But you know as well as I that the misguided pig of a racist that does such a thing is also (a) very stupid, and (b) asking to be assaulted. The folks that beat him to a pulp are the criminals and he the victim, but he’d have been asking for it.