Monday, September 27, 2010

STUXNET

The only thing I can say is that it's
something designed to go bang...


Boned Jello

... Stuxnet was built by a very sophisticated and capable attacker -- possibly a nation state -- and it was designed to destroy something big ... .

The worm actually looks for very specific Siemens settings -- a kind of fingerprint that tells it that it has been installed on a very specific Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) device -- and then it injects its own code into that system.


...  when Stuxnet finally identifies its target, it makes changes to a piece of Siemens code called Organizational Block 35. This Siemens component monitors critical factory operations -- things that need a response within 100 milliseconds. By messing with Operational Block 35, Stuxnet could easily cause a refinery's centrifuge to malfunction, but it could be used to hit other targets too, Byres said. "The only thing I can say is that it is something designed to go bang," he said. [Full]

I'm absolutely fascinated by this.  It's a certainty that the winning side in the next great world war  (if it hasn't already begun) will  prevail with cybertoge.  Nerds rule the universe.  Awk!

What's that in English?

Marco en Espanol



Ben Smith observes "The prospect of this ad on a national Republican campaign has to scare Democrats, who depended heavily on a Hispanic swing-vote in 2008."  No doubt, but what effect will they have on people disgusted by the Balkanization these foreign language ads represent? There is no way a nation with multiple language, religions, and traditions represent a step forward. This will simmer.

Government Lap Taps

Government Lap Taps?
I'd rather take my chances
To better track criminals, U.S. wants to be able to wiretap online communications. [Wiretapped phones, now Internet?]


Gummint Lap Taps

I'm sure they do.  The better plan?  Destroy every snoop cam, arm every citizen, evict every illegal.  Government has moved squarely onto  the "TIME TO REPLACE" square, and at this time is a far greater threat to the nation than anything they hope to forestall with these draconian plans.

F%#K

Stuff I just discovered. Stuff that
mankind's known for a few millenniums.

You can't willy-nilly ^successfully substitute rye flour for white flour in a French bread recipe.

Kawasaki - Reassuringly Fast

Mad Men at Work


Kawasaki


Iran's intestinal worm

A worm's worm

Tehran, Iran: A computer worm has seized control of Iran’s first nuclear power station, just weeks before the facility was ready to go online; possibly explaining Netanyahu’s reluctance to bomb the facility.

... a team is trying to remove the worms from several infected computers, but those readers who are familiar with the problem know, without uninfected back-up the situation may be hopeless. ...  If the back-up was available, they would have never admitted there was a problem. 
- Flopping Aces

I want to believe that the Israeli's perped this thing, and that the report of infection in the US is a red herring.

Field Gun Competition

Manly Men, Wot




Chris Christie Strikes again.

Red Eye: Chris Christie Strikes again.


BONUS FOOTAGE

Boned Jello

Dot

idyl




Al Franken and the 1972 Olympic baketball final

Al Franken and the 1972
Olympic basketball final
democracy overthrown
"The first thing we started to do was look at houses with more than six voters in them" Engelbrecht said, because those houses were the most likely to have fraudulent registrations attached to them. "Most voting districts had 1,800 if they were Republican and 2,400 of these houses if they were Democratic . . .

"But we came across one with 24,000, and that was where we started looking."...
Tea Party Group Exposes Massive SEIU Voter Fraud Scheme?



Boned Jello

Even if your team is behind by three scores with 5 minutes to go, there's hope.  Unless the referee has been dishonest in his application of the rules; then it's a farce.  Those of you who like me live in a state where voter fraud is the rule, know the despair and cynicism it fosters.  It is my heartfelt opinion that voter fraud is as serious a crime as selling state secrets during wartime, and should be a capitol crime carrying the death penalty.   Just one instance of successful vote fraud can have cataclysmic repercussions.  Without Sen. Al Franken's pivotal vote,  for example, Obamacare would not have become law.

... findings focused on a group called Houston Votes, a voter registration group headed by Sean Caddle, who also works for the Service Employees International Union. Among the findings were that only 1,793 of the 25,000 registrations the group submitted appeared to be valid. Tea Party Group Exposes Massive SEIU Voter Fraud Scheme?

If you feel differently, please tell me why?

JFC

Life is like an ice-cream cone,
you have to lick it one day at a time




That Hurts

Only 38% say he deserves
to be re-elected...

Boned Jello

DNA DAN DNA

Getting back to the things at hand ...


DNA DAN DNA


Monster's Ballack

El Rukin/Nation of Islam
Jeff Fort/ Louie Farrakhan
Ghadaffi/Ahmadinejad

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's six nights in New York featured a secret sit-down with militant minister Louis Farrakhan, heckling in a hotel bar, and a fear of being rubbed out that bordered on paranoia. -A'jad monster's ball



Boned Jello

 I watched an American Gangsters yesterday, about Jeff Fort, the founder of  Chicago's community organizers Blackstone Rangers/El Rukin.   Fort had incredible magnetism,  and used it to build the largest, most violent street gang in Chicago's history.  Once, a woman recalled, the gang descended on a funeral home where a guy they'd shot was being waked.  They ripped his corpse from the casket, dragged it the into the street, and proceeded to shoot the hell out of it "to make sure he was really dead." Fort was convicted in 1987 for conspiring with Libya to perform acts of domestic terrorism. I spent the entire time looking for Obama's face among those thugs.  I know he was there.

 The parallel between Fort and Obama is manifestly evident.  That's what I see.  That, and some pictures of Mussolini.  -
  self indulgent catharsis.

You can't tell the players without a program


Alan Grayson - His Lips Are Moving

GRAYSON; HIS LIPS ARE MOVING
It breaks an old soldier's heart to think that Daniel Webster could ever be elected to Congress ... He doesn't love this country the way I do.
Alan Grayson - His Lips Are Moving

Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla. did not serve in the military.  - Jake Tapper

*smacks head*

Millionaire owner of Segway firm dies
after failing to read owner's manual


  1. Do not drive off a cliff

Bogus Polling

The Usual Suspects

Drudge story link - OBAMA NEW LOW IN REALCLEAR POLL AVG...

Scroll down the list to say, mid July where Rasmussen has him at -11 (Rasmussen is the gold standard among these listed pollsters).  Newsweek, CBS, ABC, yada yada are not even close to the consensus.  Small wonder everyone involved is being axed.


Boned Jello

These people have been issuing false polling data for the past 40+ years, and there was nobody out there to challenge them

Who do I punch? I

 I had to alter this from the original