Still more sentences   03 August 2014

"New haricut"

**** Dude, your Mom’s a babe. Facebook commenter

The future is here

You have to consider a USB infected and throw it away as soon as it touches a non-trusted computer. http://www.wired.com/2014/07/usb-security/

Your Voice Assistant is Mine: How to Abuse Speakers to Steal Information and Control Your Phone http://arxiv.org/pdf/1407.4923.pdf

“If anybody in the federal government tells you that they’ve got this figured out in terms of how to respond to an aggressive cyber attack, then tell me their names, because they shouldn’t be there,” says Rogers, the intelligence committee chairman. http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-17/how-russian-hackers-stole-the-nasdaq

The question, then, becomes whether "intelligence” is simply a technological system that is sufficiently complex to correctly answer a series of questions that a slightly more complex biological system (us) has arbitrarily decided constitute a measurement of what thinking requires. http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/artificial-intelligence/winograd-schemas-replace-turing-test-for-defining-humanlevel-artificial-intelligence

But let us call this what it is: birthday harassment. https://medium.com/message/the-internet-of-things-will-ruin-birthdays-8a5b781abb6b


He shoves himself between the girl and the Asshole, grabs the Asshole by the hips, and starts dirty dancing him like a God-damned fuck machine. http://madmadamemolly.tumblr.com/tagged/i-just-really-love-telling-this-story

With these precautions, hopefully we can make conference talks a safe place for men. http://rc3.org/2014/07/27/trigger-warnings-for-misogynists/

Everything else

If the handshake originated as a gesture of peace—to show your opponent that you were not holding weapons—then the first bump may soon emerge as the best way to demonstrate you’re serious about not spreading microbes. http://www.vox.com/2014/7/29/5947703/handshakes-filthy-disease-spreading-tradition-fist-bump-instead-hygiene

More than 120 years after the melody to which the simple lyrics of Happy Birthday to You is set was first published, defendant Warner/Chappell boldly, but wrongfully and unlawfully, insists that it owns the copyright to Happy Birthday to You, and with that copyright the exclusive right to authorize the song’s reproduction, distribution, and public performances pursuant to federal copyright law. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130613/11165823451/filmmaker-finally-aims-to-get-court-to-admit-that-happy-birthday-is-public-domain.shtml

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