Giving new meaning to the term “vaporware” . . . .
A report on social news site Reddit suggests that at least one “vaper” has suffered the downside of trusting their cigarette manufacturer. “One particular executive had a malware infection on his computer from which the source could not be determined,” the user writes. “After all traditional means of infection were covered, IT started looking into other possibilities.
“The made in China e-cigarette had malware hardcoded into the charger, and when plugged into a computer’s USB port the malware phoned home and infected the system.”
Rik Ferguson, a security consultant for Trend Micro, says the story is entirely plausible. “Production line malware has been around for a few years, infecting photo frames, MP3 players and more,” he says. In 2008, for instance, a photo frame produced by Samsung shipped with malware on the product’s install disc.
Picturing politeness at Florida State.
Via PoliticalProf, who wonders, “Is this the society we have created?”
Demonstrably, it is.
By their own acts they show their true colors.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
Hate makes persons do stupid stuff. The stupid stuff is transient, but the hate goes on . . . .
Will Wheaton’s Panorama Ephemera Mashupa. From the YouTube page:
This work was created by combining audio and visual works obtained from the Internet Archive, at archive.org. The visuals are from Panorama Ephemera, which was found in the Prelinger Archives. The audio was remixed and processed in Audacity, and comes from several different sources, also originally found at the Internet Archive.
Betcha can’t watch it all the way through.
Jon Stewart discusses the Republican Party’s efforts to benefit Canadian oil, because Big Money is, after all, Big Money.
Video below the fold in case it autoplays.
Politeness is essential to customer service.
The dark side of the self-image of the United States as a “nation of immigrants” is the racism and bigotry that underlies the history of America’s immigration policies.
As I discussed at tonight’s DL, the less white the immigrant stream, the more restrictive the immigration “policies.”
If freedom races through America’s bloodstream, racism courses through its lymph system.
Ask me nicely, I’ll tell you what I really think.
Getting a leg up on politeness:
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says 20-year-old Kyle Fry of Edgewood is recovering from a non-life-threatening wound in a Dubuque hospital. Officials say he accidentally shot himself in the leg with a .22 caliber rifle over the weekend near Littleport in Clayton County. They say he was trying to get his tracking dogs away from the raccoons when the gun fired.
Andy Borowitz uncovers the Republican Party’s
Grand Rand Strategy on immigration:
Appearing with House Speaker John Boehner, McConnell said that, in contrast to President Obama’s “Band-Aid fixes,” the Republican plan would address “the root cause of immigration, which is that the United States is, for the most part, habitable.”
“For years, immigrants have looked to America as a place where their standard of living was bound to improve,” McConnell said. “We’re going to change that.”
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