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  1. On passwords, hacking, and security

    You’ve no doubt seen or heard about the latest hacking of the phones many celebrities. It’s a terrible thing and the sad thing is this will keep happening.

    Take this time to make sure you have secure passwords. Passwords that you update often, and DO NOT use the same password on multiple sites.

    Use a password management tool like 1Password and create as secure a password as you can on a website.

    If  you use a website to share or store any sensitive information, photos, documents, whatever (and even if you don’t), use two-factor authentication (TFA). It’ll take a few minutes to set up and they have apps for your iPhone or Android phones.

    Here’s a brief intro from Google on how two-factor authentication works.

    It’s a ton of extra security for a few seconds of inconvenience as you authenticate yourself.

    Some popular services that offer TFA:

    A quick Google search of the service name and “two factor authentication” will quickly bring up any information or instructions that service has on setting up the extra security.

    The most important account is your email as it is most likely the recovery email for every service you use. If a hacker can gain access to one, they can request a password reset on any other service and gain access to that account.

    If you haven’t changed your password in a year or more, do it. With the recent news of Russian hackers gaining access to a billion passwords there is a good chance one of yours is in there.

    This isn’t a 100% guarantee of safety and security, but it’s a big, big help.

  2. lnthefade:

Class act, that Governor Perry.

Especially since it’s a flat out lie. 

The criminal complaint against Perry was filed in June 2013 by the liberal Texans for Public Justice but it was assigned to a Republican judge in Bexar County who appointed Michael McCrum—a former police officer and prosecutor in the George H.W. Bush administration—as special prosecutor. McCrum was previously tapped by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (both conservative Republicans) to be the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas. There is no evidence that McCrum has a partisan axe to grind—quite the contrary.

(Emphasis mine)

A liberal group filed the complaint, but Republicans are proceeding with the indictment and investigation. 

via: http://www.texasobserver.org/pundits-dont-get-rick-perry-indictment/

Plus the whole bad and insulting photoshopped image. Really classy way to run a Twitter account.

    lnthefade:

    Class act, that Governor Perry.

    Especially since it’s a flat out lie.
    The criminal complaint against Perry was filed in June 2013 by the liberal Texans for Public Justice but it was assigned to a Republican judge in Bexar County who appointed Michael McCrum—a former police officer and prosecutor in the George H.W. Bush administration—as special prosecutor. McCrum was previously tapped by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (both conservative Republicans) to be the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas. There is no evidence that McCrum has a partisan axe to grind—quite the contrary.
    (Emphasis mine)

    A liberal group filed the complaint, but Republicans are proceeding with the indictment and investigation.

    via: http://www.texasobserver.org/pundits-dont-get-rick-perry-indictment/

    Plus the whole bad and insulting photoshopped image. Really classy way to run a Twitter account.

  3. Cheeses: Ranked

    1. All cheeses

  4. Neon Star State on Flickr.

    Neon Star State on Flickr.

  5. One Foot On The Gas, One Foot In The Grave by Streetlight Manifesto

    Screw the haters, I love ska.

    Trumpets, saxophones, trombones AND rock music? I’m so in.

    I’m also open to hear suggestions of other ska bands. Let’s hear them.

  6. Such Texas. 

               Very Lone Star. 

Wow.

    Such Texas.

    Very Lone Star.

    Wow.

  7. ☛ Report: Amazon to Revive The Tick, Starring Patrick Warburton | TV Line

    What.

  8. I got the midtowncomics exclusive Red Son figure today, so the collection is now complete!
Except for the Man of Steel one, because you know why.

    I got the midtowncomics exclusive Red Son figure today, so the collection is now complete!

    Except for the Man of Steel one, because you know why.

  9. I put Pinterest on my iPhone and iPad so I could follow what Ali is pinning for the new house. In a recent update they added a “News” tap and now deem this crap worthy of app badges and notifications. 

Why should I care what other people are doing? That’s not important or newsworthy to me. They are not following any of my boards or interacting with anything of mine. This is nothing but useless noise in an already noisy world. 

This is some Facebook level shit. I expect it from them (that’s a huge part of why I deleted my account and am so anti-Facebook).

Anyway.

    I put Pinterest on my iPhone and iPad so I could follow what Ali is pinning for the new house. In a recent update they added a “News” tap and now deem this crap worthy of app badges and notifications.

    Why should I care what other people are doing? That’s not important or newsworthy to me. They are not following any of my boards or interacting with anything of mine. This is nothing but useless noise in an already noisy world.

    This is some Facebook level shit. I expect it from them (that’s a huge part of why I deleted my account and am so anti-Facebook).

    Anyway.

  10. Interacting with brands.