- 7:40 am - Sun, Feb 23, 2014
That same Matthew Green, a Johns Hopkins cryptography professor, also explained to Reuters that it was “as bad as you could imagine, that’s all I can say.” So there you go!
You can afford to take a little bit of a deep breath; obviously there’s not a hacker lurking in every coffee shop, and your personal information is never as interesting to others as you think it is. And if you’ve updated your iPhone or iPad to 7.0.6, you’re fine.
But knowing that this has been going on for a year and a half is troubling just on principle. And knowing that it’s been this widely publicized and hasn’t yet been fixed for MacBooks means it’s worth taking a few extra ounces of precaution.
(via Why Apple’s Huge Security Flaw Is So Scary)
- 10:28 am - Fri, Feb 14, 2014
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul are making their entire catalog—including remixes, instrumentals and rarities—available free for download on their site. They’re available for 25 hours only, starting today at 11 a.m. Eastern until tomorrow (02/15/2014) at noon. (via De La Soul Offer Entire Catalogue for Free Download | News | Pitchfork)
- 7:00 pm - Tue, Jan 28, 2014
Longtime observers of Orange County’s sprawling Vietnamese population say the dynamic doesn’t surprise them in a community where distrust of authority — and reluctance to cooperate with police — still runs through generations. Many arrived in America with fresh memories of the deeply corrupt government back home.
"People worry that there will be retaliation," said Cmdr. Tim Vu, the highest-ranking Vietnamese American in law enforcement in Orange County. "
(via Woman Beaten to Death Over an Accidental Photobomb)
- 12:26 pm - Wed, Jan 22, 2014
Love is… possibly, dressing up as a carb-free all American
Kraft-Singles human protein wrap (or a bacon wrapped hot dog?), or making passionate, abject love with your own son (you raised him SO well). #spambot2014 (via 36 White People Who Need To Be Stopped)
- 11:54 am
The entire Silver Lake Reservoir, including Silver Lake’s northern, smaller reservoir (the Ivanhoe Reservoir) must be taken offline and removed from the public water supply because of new water quality regulations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)…
Since the reservoir will be dismantled and disrupted, why not take this opportunity to improve our community and expand the ways we can use the reservoir? We can not only walk and run around a beautiful body of water, but transform it into a functional space for community recreation. We can create a new public gathering place to bring our LA communities together to support fun and fitness.
(via About Swim Silver Lake)