Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Random Wikipedia of the Day (RWotD): Church Committee

A lot of people concerned about NSA because of Edward Snowden may not be familiar with the Church Committee, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_Committee.

The Church Committee was a US Senate Committee that looked into illeagal spying by the NSA, FBI, & CIA back in 1975.

I was reminded of it when I read this Gawker article http://gawker.com/after-30-years-of-silence-the-original-nsa-whistleblow-1454865018 on Perry Fellwock (aka Winslow Peck), a former NSA employee turned Whistleblower back in 1971 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry_Fellwock.

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Nerd News: TorGuard VPN with Chutzpah

Amusing and interesting article on Ars (though 4chan party van meme is used incorrectly) http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/11/how-one-site-beat-back-botnets-spammers-and-the-4chan-party-van/ about TorGuard, a VPN provider, http://torguard.net/.

Full disclosure:  I have not received any monetary or other compensation from TorGuard, though I am certainly interested in such, since I really admire their Chutzpah!


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Blizzcon 2013 Streams, Schedule, Directions, Time

Blizzcon Event Info http://us.battle.net/blizzcon/en/event-info/




Also like to point out I have World Clocks at top of Blog to help with time zone conversions.

The clocks start with Korean time [KST], moves towards EU, UK, then to US, ends with Anaheim's timezone [PST/PDT].

Comments, questions, & information welcome!



PSA: TwitchTV & Xsplit password reset Alert


Short version, if you have streamed using Xsplit you should reset your passwords for both TwitchTV & Xsplit.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Nerd News: Anandtech Live Stream

Link:  http://www.anandtech.com/show/7487/the-anandtech-mobile-show-live-tonight-at-7pm-et

Will be on Anandtech Youtube Channel http://www.youtube.com/blogs/anandtech, after live stream, and Andand said will be on Audio Podcast later

List of Topics to be covered:
The iPad Air
Investigations into Apple's A7 and Cyclone CPU Architecture
ASUS Transformer Book T100 & Retail Bay Trail
A Discussion of 64-bit in Mobile
The Haswell MacBook Pros
HTC's One Max
Brian's Initial Thoughts on Google's Nexus 5