triadruid: Rat in a skinner box, pressing on the lever. Caption: Do Not Want! (do not want)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] solarbird at Stop Cyber Spying Week (CISPA)
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] dejla at Stop Cyber Spying Week (CISPA)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] rodlox at Stop Cyber Spying Week (CISPA)
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] morgandawn at Stop Cyber Spying Week (CISPA)
Join the Electronic Frontier Foundation and other groups in getting the word out this week:

"Under CISPA, can a private company read my emails?

Yes.  Under CISPA, any company can “use cybersecurity systems to identify and obtain cyber threat information to protect the rights and property” of the company. This phrase is being interpreted to mean monitoring your communications—including the contents of email or private messages on Facebook.

Right now, well-established laws, like the Wiretap Act and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, prevent companies from routinely monitoring your private communications.  Communications service providers may only engage in reasonable monitoring that balances the providers' needs to protect their rights and property with their subscribers' right to privacy in their communications.  And these laws expressly allow lawsuits against companies that go too far.  CISPA destroys these protections by declaring that any provision in CISPA is effective “notwithstanding any other law” and by creating a broad immunity for companies against both civil and criminal liability.  This means companies can bypass all existing laws, as long as they claim a vague “cybersecurity” purpose."

More details and what to do here.




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triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (godfuckingdamnit)
So as most of you have heard, LJ's implemented some crackbrained scheme to leverage suck up to FaceBook and Twitter while making it even easier to violate people's privacy settings. Joy! So if this sparks anybody into wanting to make the jump to http://dreamwidth.org I'd be happy to share an invitation code (assuming you aren't impressed enough to just buy an account outright). Just drop me a comment here or at [personal profile] triadruid. We have [feed profile]  hungoverowls; I'm just saying...

I'm not going to lecture or threaten anybody. We're all adults here; if you weren't, and I found out you'd violated somebody's trust, I'd just be forced to assume you were a very tall, very unaware child.
triadruid: A cartoon panel of Felix from the webcomic Queen of Wands, but with blond hair and a confused expression on his face. (david as felix from QOW)
They start them really young over there (hattip to [livejournal.com profile] solarbird):

My brain keeps trying to insist that it can understand this (which it can't of course, except for the loan words like "heavy metal concert"). Also, I adore that the closest related video YouTube could come up with was for "Bad Romance".
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You can get all of the politics you want can stand anywhere on the Internet today. For now, here's something completely different, courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] berkie and others:
1. Stop talking about politics for a moment or two.

2. Post a reasonably-sized picture in your LJ, NOT under a cut tag, of something pleasant, such as an adorable kitten, or a fluffy white cloud, or a bottle of booze. Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS.

3. Include these instructions, and share the love.


I don't think anyone can find anything political in that picture, at all.
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Dubbed off of [livejournal.com profile] orebasia, DRM-free:
  1. Go to Random Article on Wikipedia. This will be the name of your band.
  2. Go to Random Quotations. The last three or four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your album.
  3. Click random article 10-15 more times; those are the tracks on your album.
  4. Go to flickr and click on "explore the last seven days." Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
  5. Use Photoshop or whatever to mix it all up.

Güines, not necessarily science

"Avant-garde metal with Celtic nationalist/anarchist themes."

Track Listing:
  1. Tamaki Katori
  2. U.D.R.
  3. Night Train to Terror
  4. The Yawning
  5. Not Without My Daughter
  6. Flashboiler
  7. The Body
  8. Wildlife Society
  9. Chibi U.S.A.
  10. T-3
  11. Let the Streets Decide
  12. John Barnes
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)

Your Score: The Frog


You scored 39% domestic, 39% gregarious, 35% trickster, and 44% intellect!




Wild, Solitary, Serious and Emotional: you are the Frog!

Sensitivity, regeneration, renewal. In many cultures, frogs are a strong symbol of luck and wealth. Frog medicine teaches the power of transforming oneself, a natural path of change that occurs over a lifetime. Frog is also a symbol of femininity and fertility, and natural healing. Frog people tend to be pleasant, positive, and well in-tune with the energies around them.


This test categorized you based on four different axes of personality, which were then associated with a different animal. The four axes, as well as all possible results are explained below.



Read more... )

triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
Browser-based city 'game', one of those "click on my link to give me perks" sort of things.

http://unemployed.myminicity.com/ - Can you guess what country I'm in, before you click the link?
::edit:: I've got paved roads, and a two-story building!

We have established several sister-city relationships:
::further edit:: An office building! Unemployment! I'm excited... are you excited?

::even more edits:: Roads! I need roads!

::triumphant edit:: Managed to break their server on 1/27/08... also, I now have corrupt cops and crime. Whee!

Silliness

Nov. 29th, 2007 11:13 am
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
Courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] breathofgold, who does a lovely Marilyn impression...
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Courtesy of someone on [livejournal.com profile] ursulav's friends list; I took this thing twice and it came out the same. Truth in advertising??


Find out which Transformer you are at LiquidGeneration!
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
I mean, here's a fun interactive meme, based on the Golden Compass film that's coming out later this year (which I haven't read the books to):



Incarnations so far: ocelot, domestic cat, lynx, ocelot, domestic cat, lynx, ocelot... I'm going in circles here, kids. Oops, just changed myself to an ermine by agreeing with almost everything. WTF? And now back back to ocelot, then domestic cat...heh. It's like a feline carousel.

P.S. In some ways, the website version is more interesting, because it tells you how many times you've changed.
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
Okay, now this is well and truly w/o content:

What kind of God are you?
Name
DOB
Favourite Color
You earthly time was spent Feeding millions with a few hot dog scraps
Your throne is fashioned from thorns and human femurs, surrounded by writhing, howling servants, with a footstool of souls on the sizzling shores of the Lake of Fire
You wear Impenetrable armour, the flesh of emperors and the hair of Lucifer's scalp
Your Godly superpower is The knowledge of and answer to all questions
This quiz by pelagicboreas - Taken 710 Times.
Take Surveys and Get Cash!

triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
Weirdest thing seen on the Internet in hours:

http://www.msdewey.com - sort of a combination of Ask Jeeves and The Subservient Chicken.

MetaFilter says that searching for "ho" is particularly instructive.

::edit:: How am I not surprised that Microsoft is involved with this bad plan?
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
So on Friday we moved our office from the Multipurpose Center to City Hall, because they're remodeling our wing of the 100+ year-old building. That's cool, except for the part where no one has set up a Help Desk ticket to move the computers (I'm pretty sure they remembered the phones), so I trucked them over at 5pm myself and set them up.

Monday Tuesday morning comes, and we boot them up; mine works fine once I find the valid network connection on my side of the new office, but co-worker DD has no network connection. I try switching her with the connection that's running to the idle computer in this room, and she gets connectivity back. Great!

I go on with my morning, and try setting up to find the local printers...can't find them, that's odd. Can't find the downtown server, in fact. Heyyyyy... )
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
Something to keep you busy on a Monday, if you need that sort of thing.

From the site:
The Johari Window was invented by Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingram in the 1950s as a model for mapping personality awareness. By describing yourself from a fixed list of adjectives, then asking your friends and colleagues to describe you from the same list, a grid of overlap and difference can be built up.
Input your views to my Johari window

Now do the same with the Nohari window, a variant that looks at the antonyms of the mostly-positive traits given in the first.

Should be interesting...by the by, I think I finally answered everyone who posted it last week, at least those I knew well enough to try.
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Your personality type is RLOAI
You are reserved, moderately moody, organized, accommodating, and intellectual, and may prefer a city which matches those traits.

The largest representation of your personality type can be found in the these U.S. cities: Oklahoma City, Albuquerque/Santa Fe, Indianapolis, Reno, Greenville/Spartanburg, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago Area, Pittsburgh, Orlando, Louisville, Providence and these international countries/regions Czech Republic, Guam, Austria, Luxembourg, Philippines, Iceland, Indonesia, Portugal, Taiwan, Hungary, Israel, France, New Zealand, Slovenia, Canada

What Places In The World Match Your Personality?
City Reviews at CityCulture.org
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
Feeling no more charitable today than I was yesterday (which culminated in the phrase "I am so done with normal people for today."), so I think I'll just keep my mouth shut and do a meme. Everyone else said it was very accurate, so let's find out...

What Kind of Geek are You?
Name
DOB
Favourite Color
Your IQ is quite high
You are a physics geek
Your strength is you never need to sleep
Your weakness is electrons
You think normal people are aliens
Normal people think that you are disturbed
This QuickKwiz by owlsamantha - Taken 234802 Times.
New! Get Free Daily Horoscopes from Kwiz.Biz

triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
http://outreach.jach.hawaii.edu/birthstars/index.html

Neat little site; tells you what star is far enough away that the light you're seeing from it right now left when you were born. Snazzy trick.

Mine? γ (Gamma) Leporis , from the constellation Lepus (the Hare).

::edit:: Of course, it changes over time, so this post is next to useless, except maybe as a divination tool...

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