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 November 22, 2013 by SophieCT
Despite what the well-respected, fact-bound, paragons of virtue like Bill O’Reilly and One Million Moms (really about 35) say, there is no War On Christmas. It’s a War On Thanksgiving.
From the day after Halloween, the stores are already displaying their Christmas goods. It’s Christmas 24-7 from then on.
They plow right over Thanksgiving as if it weren’t like the best fricken’ holiday! No presents, just food. EVERYONE can celebrate Thanksgiving . You don’t even have to say Happy Holiday! You can boldly proclaim Happy Thanksgiving!
Besides, Thanksgiving has pie, and lots of it.
I have nothing against Christmas. I love Christmas. But I think it’s being a little hoggie here. It already has 12 days (13 if you’re Italian and do it up on Christmas Eve).
Black Friday has been the official start of the Christmas season for most of my life. I have never enjoyed the sport of it, but influential members of my family have made a tradition out of being at the mall on that day, so I go. I can get through it because my only agenda is to observe as if I am not of this planet.
But the last straw is this shopping ON Thanksgiving crap. Thanksgiving is the holiday I host and I put a lot into it. I would pummel any member of my family if they left the table early to go get some shopping deals. (Who am I kidding? No member of my family ever leaves the table.)
So, this post is for Thanksgiving. It’s up well in advance of the holiday and could very well stay up clear through Black Friday (which is officially Eat Pie for Breakfast Day. Really.)!
What do you do on Thanksgiving?
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Posted on October 25, 2013 by SophieCT
In honor of Hill’s birthday (October 26, 1947), I’ve assembled a few of my favorite pictures of her. There are many, many more—but I had to exercise some restraint.
Courtesy of Madame Tussaud’s
(Those are not really the Clinton’s in real life but I liked the birthday motif.)
The early years
Love that smile
And the serious look
In all my years of work at many different companies, I have never seen a new boss welcomed like this:
Enough about your birthday. Let’s talk about my birthday. In 2016, I’ll be 57. This is what I want for my birthday if it’s a gift you’re willing to give:
Yes, Clinton Vineyards in Clinton, NY deliberately bottled this in 2012 to encourage Hillary to run! (P.S. I think this would be a swell place for a Hillary meet-up.)
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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 27, 2013 by SophieCT
I came across a few interesting articles to share and figured I might as well start a clean thread while I’m at it.
Basta with the pasta
In case you haven’t heard, the Barilla CEO said they wouldn’t use homosexuals in their advertising and that blew both a Facebook and Twitter fuse and now there’s a boycott against Barilla. Other pasta companies pile on. Some are funny.
Me? I’m in a quandary because Barilla is one of the few (in fact the only one I can find with an unequivocal statement) that is GMO free. What do I want–gay people in ads or food that’s not poison. Ummmm….thinking…
Hope isn’t eternal
Shepard Fairey, the creator of the Obama “Hope” posters has changed his mind.
[He] says he’d choose a different caption now.
“I’d put a few different ones,” Shepard said, adding that some of them may not be fit for print.
“How about drones?” Fairey said.
Take that, Christie
A New Jersey judge ruled that NJ has to allow gay marriage.
“The ineligibility of same-sex couples for federal benefits is currently harming same-sex couples in New Jersey in a wide range of contexts,” wrote the judge, Mary C. Jacobson of State Superior Court in Mercer County. “Same-sex couples must be allowed to marry in order to obtain equal protection of the law under the New Jersey Constitution.”
Frankly, I think Christie’s veto should have been illegal. And I think he should have been personally sued for financial damages when Windsor won her Supreme Court case. He basically robbed his own constituents. Then again, we can’t go suing all the politicians who do that or we wouldn’t have time for anything else.
People are supposed to be signing up with exchanges this week. If I didn’t have employer-provided health care, I would not be able to afford it. Apparently, living for over half a century is an expensive pre-existing condition. If only I had a need for birth control, I could recoup my costs. Here’s a calculator from Kaiser that’s “fun” to play with.
And there’s lots more where that came from. What are you reading?
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