Posted on December 4, 2013 by imusthavepie
What’s the secret password? Apparently, it’s not a secret….at least if you use facebook, gmail or twitter.
A computer security researcher has stumbled upon another huge file of stolen user names and passwords that was posted on the ‘net for other hackers to enjoy.
Daniel Chechik, and his fellow researchers at Trustwave SpiderLabs, found a cache of user names and passwords for 2 million accounts that gives hackers access to accounts on popular websites like Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Twitter, LinkedIn, and others.
Uppity is always warning us, for good reason, to: 1.) Stay away from facebook and gmail; and 2.) Change passwords frequently!! Experts also advise us to use “strong” passwords that can’t be figured out easily by the run-of-the-mill hacker. So I suppose “strongpassword” wouldn’t be a good idea? How about “isthisstrongenough?” Here’s a list of the most common passwords that you should stay away from, unless you want to be hacked.
I would never use such unimaginative passwords myself, but imustadmit, in my advancing age, I’m finding it more difficult to remember passwords….heck, I’m finding it hard to remember what day it is!
So, if you’re NOT one of the 2 million poor souls who had their passwords stolen. Feel safe and secure as you read this post and continue on surfing the web. Just be sure to give a wave to one of Obama’s NSA officers on your way out…..it’s the polite thing to do!
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Posted on October 5, 2013 by imusthavepie
I know that we shouldn’t focus on what was lost, but it’s hard not to when you’ve got Hillary Clinton, MY president, out there making speeches and appearances. What.Could.Have.Been just screams out in my mind! Here she is answering the question about 2016. Does it mean she will run? Only Hillary knows the answer to that. But it sure shows how much we would all benefit if she did.
Quote of the Day
“Today, too many in our politics choose scorched earth over common ground. Many of our public debates are happening in what I like to call an evidence-free zone, where ideology trumps data and common sense. That is a recipe for paralysis, not progress.”
– Hillary Clinton, quoted by the Associated Press.
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Posted on September 4, 2013 by imusthavepie
**UPDATE** Apparently, not heard in this video, the man who confronted Weiner, said, after calling him a scumbag, “Married to an Arab.” I guess that could either destroy the credibility of the gentleman confronting Weiner, or excuse Weiner’s anger, depending how your look at it. However, I noticed that Weiner never defended his wife in the video, just his own behavior. I still think the video shows the true character of Weiner, what does everyone else think? Should I remove the post?
Labor Day is over, but it’s still warm here in sunny California. Can we throw another Weiner on the BBQ? I just love the way this guy takes A. Weiner to task. He never loses his cool, or raises his voice the entire time A.Weiner is screaming at him with a mouth full of food. A.Weiner is really A.Jerk.
There are other “A” names I could call A.Weiner, but A Mayor isn’t one of them.
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Posted on August 5, 2013 by imusthavepie
What do you think about this kid? He’s mad because the Jeopardy judges ruled against him for misspelling his answer in the Final Jeopardy round.
Thomas Hurley III, an eighth-grader from Newtown, Conn. who appeared on Jeopardy!’s kids tournament last week, says his Final Jeopardy answer was unfairly ruled incorrect.
Under the category “Famous Documents,” the Final Jeopardy question referenced an 1863 document that President Abraham Lincoln called a “fit and necessary war measure.” The correct answer was “Emancipation Proclamation,” but Hurley flubbed the spelling, writing “Emanciptation Proclamation
Okay, he was close. But Jeopardy rules are rules. If he had misspoken the word, and said it the way that he had spelled it, they would have ruled it incorrect too. But the kid, even though there was no way he would have won anyway, thinks he was “cheated”.
“I was pretty upset that I was cheated out of the Final Jeopardy question. It was just a spelling error,” Hurley told the News-Times of Danbury.
Poor kid. He’s used to getting a trophy for just showing up.
(*image from 4.bp.blogspot.com)
Okay, sing along with me…..”do-do-do-da-da-do-do-do…do-do-do-do-DA-….do-do-do-do-do…”
Young Thomas’ father has weighed in:
His father is angrier, saying Trebek “basically humiliated” his son on television.
“Alex Trebek was really sort of callous and smug, kind of condescending towards my son,” he told radio host Fran Schneidau.
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Posted on August 3, 2013 by imusthavepie
An old sock.
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