Monday, March 30, 2009

China Engaging in Cyber Spying? Really?

This should be filed under "duh".

Media outlets are agog over reports that China is involved with "GhostNet", a computer espionage network.

According to Canadian security officials, compromised computers that make up GhostNet have been completely taken over, and those behind this evil network can browse and download files, and make use of "covertly installed" microphones and web cameras.

Smile, you're on Canton Camera.

Some are quick to point the finger at the Chinese government as being a central player in this espionage, but official spokes-peoples-Republic-of-China denies involvement, stating that cybercrime is expressly forbidden. Like pirating software and designer fashions is verboten, no doubt.

GhostNet has seemingly infiltrated business, education, government, and industry networks, which sounds remarkably like a systematic, well-planned mission to reconnoiter with breadth and depth. There's obviously an end-game here. What remains to be seen is the extent of the reach and the identity of the players.

As an infosec professional, I'd be interested in a detailed analysis of the infected systems and networks to identify common components. Without having any inside information, I'd guess Microsoft products might figure prominently in this, due to the long history of Asia-centric malware that targets the Windows and Office product sets. I just don't see a Mac or Linux / Unix footprint to this, given the disparity in targets and low saturation of these platforms.

Over the past year, there have been a staggering number of breaches and compromises resultant from silly, insecure infrastructures - P2P software on government computers, missing and / or stolen devices from which authorization and authentication credentials could be harvested, poor email practices, crappy Internet browsing policies coupled with insecure browsers and configs...the list goes on and on.

Something as simple as the security tests that were conducted in certain cities where scores of USB drives containing harmless malware were scattered in and around corporate parks, company headquarters, and government installations to determine how many would be taken inside a nearby premises and plugged into a desktop or laptop. The answer? Way, way too many. They know this because the flash drives reported in to a command & control point to report they had been inserted into a computer. You can't cure stupid.

No one should be surprised by this reporting. I'd be concerned about why it took so long to identify the issue, and if there was a gap between having this data and making it public.
This shows that relying on security "controls" to prevent data leakage and compromise is only part of the equation.

Defense in depth as a strategy is beginning to show that there are always cracks, even tiny ones, and the other side only needs a small opening in order to accomplish their goals. It's very difficult to protect your network from everything, everyday, from everyone.

Die, Peeps, Die

It's Easter time in the US, so we all know what that means. Easter baskets. Candy. Peeps.

Killing peeps.

100 Ways to Kill a Peep is an excellent blog that provides an informational, if somewhat grisly, archival view of marshmallow genocide.

I'd hate to think what's in the works for hollow chocolate bunnies.

Now That's Lazy

Remember the days when you dragged your suitcase or duffel bag through the airport, working up a rich lather as you pioneered between terminals at Chicago's O'Hare?

As some point, groups developed motivation to find a better way, since changing flights was not supposed to be as arduous as, say, riding a stagecoach. Presto, the wheeled luggage phenomena was born.

Wheels, and telescoping handles, ballistic nylon for lighter weights, and similar developments made traipsing through the airport so effortless that I'm relatively certain it's one of the secondary causes of obesity. Think about it - there were less of us fat people when we had to drag our bags everywhere.

Apparently we've now achieved a new height in laziness - a self-propelled suitcase. Long live ingenuity.

For only $1300, your carry-on will travel at speeds up to 3 miles per hour. Depending on how long my flight from LaGuardia has been delayed, there are nights I can't bring myself to travel 3 MPH.

I suppose the next step will be to put little foot pegs on the bottom and use it like a Samsonite Segway, zooming here and there while giving the TSA something new to factor into their threat matrix.

The Return of Courage

I've long been a fan of Sen. Jim Webb, dating back to my military service from 1979-82, when I first read his Vietnam war novel "Fields of Fire."

Through several other works of fiction (and nonfiction), to his stint as Secretary of the Navy, and his improbable victory in the US Senate race in Virginia, Webb has been impressive in his consistency of message, maintaining his core values, and being unafraid to speak the truth, even when doing so is unpopular or unwelcome.

When I read of his initiative to kick off reforms of the US prison system, it made perfect sense. He's referenced the shortcomings of modern American criminal justice in several of his tomes, including comparing and contrasting it to the more highly effective Japanese system, which as Webb points out was rebuilt after World War II based on the American, and to a lesser extent, English justice framework.

Let's start with a premise that I don't think a lot of Americans are aware of. We have 5% of the world's population; we have 25% of the world's known prison population. We have an incarceration rate in the United States, the world's greatest democracy, that is five times as high as the average incarceration rate of the rest of the world. There are only two possibilities here: either we have the most evil people on earth living in the United States; or we are doing something dramatically wrong in terms of how we approach the issue of criminal justice. . . .

Salon's Glenn Greenwald has penned an interesting article on Webb's effort, and he makes some observations that are similar to mine, both here and in my posting of January 1, 2009, Justice, The Old Fashioned Way.

What's encouraging about Webb's stance is that it's not without risk. There's a crime & punishment hysteria in this country that's been fed and supported by weak politicians and government operatives for decades, and presenting any ideas outside of the mainstream law and order channel are sure to be met with derision and aggression.

Considering that winning the Virginia Senate seat as a Democrat was no easy feat, and with a certain re-election challenge waiting, pushing such a progressive initiative appears to some to be a poorly calculated political gamble. For those who know Webb, however, it's simply another demonstration of his courage and commitment to do what is right rather than what is expedient.

What we're witnessing is a return to leadership after an untenable absence the past eight years. From the financial meltdown to fixing Detroit, economic stimulus to social reform, leaders are accepting the mantle of accountability and are exhibiting steady, courageous, matter-of-fact solutioning of long-neglected problems.

Serious times call for serious leaders. We're beginning to see who has chosen to step up to the challenge.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

ShamWow! Guy Beats Up Hooker

The ShamWow! guy, also known as Vince Shlomi (seriously), is in a bit of trouble after repeatedly punching a cannibal hooker in the face.

Ya gotta love TV pitchmen. You know they'll eventually do something wacky.

Reports indicate that old Vince was in Miami and linked up with a prostitute, taking her to his hotel room where he paid her $1000 cash for straight-up sex. Vince obviously has more money than sense.

They started to kiss (which surprises me, because I thought the rule was no kissing for a number of reasons), and the hooker bit down on Vince's tongue and wouldn't let go.

Several punches to her face resulted in the paid help dropping her tongue-lock, and Vince made the mistake of running down to the hotel office to complain. Police responded and arrested both parties.

Check out the Smoking Gun to view the police report and read all of the salacious details.

Ramen Powder

Friday, March 27, 2009

GOP Road to Recovery

Nate Silver has an interesting take on a graph that demonstrates the Republican alternative to Obama's budget.

Barack Obama's Teleprompter's Blog

With all the drummed-up, nonsensical drivel that's been pouring out of the right-wing punditry of late, the most inane thread has to be the gnashing of teeth over President Obama's frequent use of a TelePromTer.

Apparently, two arduous years of debates, town hall meetings, and numerous television appearances haven't convinced the right that Obama is capable of cogent thought unless it's spelled out for him on a glass screen.

To that end, it feeds my inner snark to discover that Obama's teleprompter now has a blog.

Gone are the days when this device languished in obscurity, secretly assisting Obama in his quest to mislead the American people by speaking in complete sentences.

God bless America. And God bless Obama's teleprompter.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pull Up Your Pants Day

As I grow older, I find myself becoming that cranky old guy whenever I see one of the younger crowd walking down the street with their pants drooping low, providing me with an unfettered view of their Fruit of the Looms.

"Pull up your pants, get a job!" I mutter, not always under my breath.

I'm in luck. Today is "Pull Up Your Pants" Day!

The brainchild of two teachers at Plantation High School who grew annoyed at seeing low-slung students in the hallway, the faux-holiday is symbolic. The cranky old guy in me wonders why every day isn't Pull Up Your Pants Day in high school, but the kids music is probably too loud to hear my complaining.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Dogs that Blog

I was toying with the idea of setting up a blog for enlightened posts by our recent rescue, Radar, an adorable mix who came to live with us about six weeks ago.

Sadly, I'm not the first super-genius to stumble upon this concept, judging from the complete lack of availability of domains and / or blog names using various combinations of dog, blog, DogBlog, BlogDog, and so on.

I'm brilliant, but I'm also very slow.

psyb0t Attacks Home Routers

The endless battle for your home network continues.

The new worm called "psyb0t", or Bluepill, is on the move, targeting a large number of highly popular home routers and cable modems from leading manufacturers. Armed with 6000 common usernames and more than 13,000 popular passwords, a psyb0t infection could conceivably turn your home networking gear into part of a larger botnet.

One of the downsides of this type of attack is the target-rich environment. There are hundreds of thousands of home routers and modems to be plucked, and for the most part, home users tend to be less technology-savvy and security conscious, making them lucrative prospects.

Since most home routers are not configured for lockout after a set number of failed login attempts, and given the fact that they are typically online 24 hours a day, psyb0t can run brute force attacks, trying combo after combo from its vast store of usernames & passwords until a successful compromise occurs. Worse still, most home users would probably not be able to detect that they had been infected.

The key to being protected from worms like psyb0t is to follow customary best practices, such as changing the default (factory-set) admin credentials on your home devices to something not easily guessed. Since I'm assuming you don't log into your router's admin console often, there's no excuse for not using complex usernames and passwords, or better yet, passphrases that are nearly impossible to compromise via dictionary attack. A combination such as n00bAdmin and ILikeStinkyCheese will survive such a brute force attempt. And no, that's not my configuration, so don't even try it. Plus, I have a hardware firewall on the perimeter with a VLAN that segregates my secure network from my wireless access point, so neener neener.

If you're a bit more techie, be sure to regularly log in to your home router, be it wired or wireless, and review the log files occasionally. If you see repeated failed login attempts, or a bunch of suspicious traffic, you may want to reset the device to factory defaults to wipe out anything that's loaded, and then reconfigure the device using more secure settings.

Comments welcome!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Hey Paul Krugman

Hey Paul Krugman,
Why aren’t you in the administration?
Is there some kind of politicking that I don’t understand?
I mean, Timothy Geithner is like some little weasel.
Wasn’t he in a position of power
when all this sh*t went down in the first place?

When I listen to you, things seem to make sense
When I listen to him, all I hear is blah, blah, blah.

Hey Paul Krugman,
where the hell are ya, man?
‘Cause we need you on the front lines
not just writing for The New York Times.
I’d feel better if you were calling some shots
instead of writing your blog and probably thinking a lot.

I mean, don’t you have some influence?
Why aren’t you secretary of the Treasury?

For God’s sake, man, you won the Nobel Prize.
Timothy Geithner uses TurboTax.

When I listen to you, things seem to make sense.
When I listen to him, all I hear is blah, blah, blah.

Hey Paul Krugman, where the hell are ya, man?
(Obama Breakdown)

Sing it with me!

When I listen to you, things seem to make sense.
When I listen to him, all I hear is blah, blah, blah.

Hey Paul Krugman, where the hell are ya, man?
Your country needs you now.

Don't Give Touchdown Jesus The Finger

Hey, Catholics...what's wrong with you, anyway?

Some Catholics have whipped themselves into a frenzy over an invitation that was extended to President Barack Obama to give this little thing called a commencement address. Said Catholics are outraged (is there any group that's not outraged these days?) over Obama's position on abortion and stem cell research, among other things.

When I first read of this kerfuffle, the first thing that popped into my head was my own college experience and some of the mandatory courses and activities that I endured to meet the university's goal of broadening my horizon and exposing me to both critical thinking and opposing viewpoints, in the hopes that I would become a well-rounded, thoughtful, contributing member of society.

It wasn't enough for me to exit academia with essentially the same viewpoints as I held when I entered. I was challenged to debate all sides of an issue, even positions to which I was opposed, in order to better understand the myriad aspects of reasoning and provide substantive justification for my beliefs.

Throughout the campaign and into his presidency, Barack Obama has been a consistent proponent of this sort of thoughtful inclusion, welcoming (requiring?) opposing views and data points in pursuit of his ultimate goal, the best possible solution to a problem. Much has been written about how refreshing this approach seems after eight years of "you're either with us or against us" demagoguery.

So why is a major university inviting Obama to speak to graduating seniors? Perhaps because he espouses the virtues that I described previously. I doubt that university president Friar John Jenkins is trying to pressure his students to convert their religious views to match the political views of President Obama, and if that can be accomplished via a single commencement speech, perhaps the university should revisit more than just this invitation.

Rather, Jenkins is likely executing his solemn obligation to ensure that those who pass through Notre Dame are exposed to many different opinions and approaches, and are solidly capable of formulating deep thoughts and closely held convictions rather than relying on dogma as they are launched into the world.

Why are Catholics fearful of what Obama represents? What do they think is going to happen?

I was comforted to read the following quote from Jenkins that was part of his response to his critics:

"The invitation of President Obama to be our Commencement speaker should in no way be taken as condoning or endorsing his positions on specific issues regarding the protection of life, such as abortion and embryonic stem cell research," Jenkins said.

These "crucial differences" in positions on the protection of life are not being ignored in extending the invitation to the president, Jenkins said, but rather can be used as a catalyst for dialogue.

"We are not ignoring the critical issue of the protection of life. On the contrary, we invited him because we care so much about those issues, and we hope . . . for this to be the basis of an engagement with him," Jenkins said.

"You cannot change the world if you shun the people you want to persuade, and if you cannot persuade them . . . show respect for them and listen to them," he said.

Thank you, Friar Jenkins. It's nice to know that you have chosen inclusion instead of division, and that you are leading by example. Certain Catholics would do well to heed your lesson.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Old Sperm Makes For Dumb Kids

I always thought there might be a scientific reason for the trend of older women having sex with younger men - the so-called "cougar" phenomena.

Turns out there is some clinical evidence to support a theory that it's not just about ear hair and prostate trouble. Thank you, science!

The journal PLoS Medicine analyzed data from a study of over 50,000 pregnant women and decided that the information suggested that older dads make dumber kids, and the older the baby-daddy, the less-smart the offspring. The study called out specific areas of increased dimness, such as “thinking and reasoning, concentration, memory, understanding, speaking, and reading.”

Conversely, older women tend to spawn smarter, which the study suggests could be due to social factors like more experience, better nurturing environment, higher income, and more education in older women.

I'm trying to understand why for women it's social reasons and for men, it appears to be biological. That seems a bit unfair. Perhaps if men had the ability to take their boys out and be all social, we could close the gap, but that's typically frowned on by society.
Perhaps there's some experimental bias at work here.

Maybe a lot of women scientists were behind the study and skewed the results, because deep down, they don't want to have sex with old men.
It could happen.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Cliff Clavin Weeps

The United States Postal Service has announced that their business model has lost its zip and a large percentage of workers will soon be shipped bulk rate into retirement.

Somewhere in imaginary television Boston, Cliff Clavin weeps.

The pseudo-governmental agency has lifted its head out of the sand long enough to realize that electronic media, email, online bill payment, and other paperless activities are here to stay, leaving the USPS with an outdated and rapidly irrelevant business model.

Going from a $1.4 billion surplus in 2005 to a budget shortfall of $2.8 billion in 2008, one would think there must have been some way this agency was connected to the Bush administration, or at least shared the same accountants. However, it appears that this was entirely within the scope of issues the USPS should have been thinking about but didn't.

Current plans are to offer 150,000 postal employees "early retirement", although it's not known if this includes a payout to get these folks to leave voluntarily. Officials from postal unions are keeping a keen eye on whether there would be severance pay as part of any "retirement" activity.

A 15% management cut is also planned, which seems a bit light, given that the USPS registered roughly 765,000 employees at the end of 2008. If headcount drops to 600,000 or so, that's about a 20% reduction in force, and given that management typically has higher salary and compensation packages, one could surmise that management should share equally in the reductions, and there could be a case made that in order to keep service levels intact, more worker bees and less supervisors might be a better long-term solution.

Several fee increases in the last several years have not been enough to compensate for the plummeting numbers of pieces needing mailed, and the USPS is contemplating moving to a five-day per week delivery schedule, dropping Saturday delivery to cut costs.

Since it's either bills that I'd be willing to wait to receive or bulk rate advertisements that go from my mailbox directly to the recycling bin, changing the number of delivery days seems like a reasonable measure.

I'm assuming here that the local post office will still be open on Saturday, because people have gotten used to standing in long Saturday morning lines to mail packages and buy "forever" stamps from the one person working the counter while twenty other people walk out from the back room, look around, then walk back to whatever they were doing behind that damned partition. I know you're back there! I can see you!

So raise a glass with Cliff Clavin and toast the end of a postal era. Y'know, it's a little known fact....

Friday, March 20, 2009

Censoring Weblinks Is Oppression

News out of Australia is that their government will begin to fine people who happen to visit banned hyperlinks that are part of their official, yet secret, blacklisting program.

Wikileaks has been infuriating agencies large and small by publishing copies of national Internet blacklists, giving the tech-savvy portion of the population a view into this vile, creeping practice.

Denmark and Thailand, in addition to Australia, have found their blacklists posted, much to their chagrin.

These blacklists are spun up ostensibly to clamp down on links involving illegal activity, such as child pornography. Once exposed to the bright light of day, the fallacy of these pronouncements becomes clear, as the breadth of censorship becomes clear. Sites involving gambling, sex, violence, drug use, crime, and cruelty also fall into the filter, and in some cases, websites that contain content critical of government agencies or political policies also get added to the list. That's a slippery slope, as history has demonstrated.

It's a disturbing trend. We're seeing both private and government censorship of Internet sites, coupled with warrant-less government monitoring and deep packet inspection of worldwide traffic.

Reporters Without Borders has accused 12 countries of internet censorship, as reported by the Voice of America site:

The nations cited were China, Burma, North Korea, Vietnam, Egypt, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Cuba and Tunisia.

The report alleged these countries not only restrict access to Web sites, but also persecute some computer users for what they post online.

Throughout history, citizens have always had more to fear from an oppressive, unchecked government than they have from nefarious characters among us. The question remains: Why do we allow this to happen repeatedly?



Pub Closed by Monty Python Prop

Dateline: East London. Shoreditch, to be precise.

Scores of buildings were evacuated, streets were roped off, and the local explosive ordinance disposal chaps were called into action after water department crews working nearby found a suspicious object.
It was the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, famously used to slay a killer rabbit in the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

The public was never in danger, save a healthy measure of overreaction.

3/19 Special Comment

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Browsers Bite It At CanSecWest

So much for enhanced browser security. Three of the most popular web browsers fell in record time at CanSecWest, much like the security geeks trying out tequila for the first time.

Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer 8 went down like Ashley Dupree in a hotel room. Not good news for IE8, since it's being launched this week amid much hoopla.

Safari rolled over first, not surprisingly, as Apple has never been known to produce fortress software products. It only took seconds for Safari to be defeated via a prepared exploit that Charlie Miller discovered last year.

The frightening thing is how quickly FF and IE8 followed. It's a bad day to be a browser developer.

The only good thing about this is that all participants signed NDAs prohibiting them from discussing the details of their exploits with anyone other than the vendors who need to now go and fix these pieces of crap.

Thanks, browser vendors! You lasted for seconds. Just like your girlfriends told us you would.

Giant Tetris

Here's a game that combines two of my favorite things - playing Tetris and wasting huge gobs of time.

Giant Tetris is...well...giant! It will take you hours and hours, completely killing your productivity along with your pixels.

The folks at Geekologie played for 5 minutes then let it go on its own for 2 hours and 42 minutes. That's crazy talk. But they also made an amazing tree-looking thing.

Worst. Eyeware. Ever.

If you were going to design a new line of eyeware that made it appear as if your eyes were thin slits that made you look vaguely Asian, would you call them Slanties?

Me either.

But they did. And fashion-blind people are wearing them, at $75 a pop. Because racists aren't very good at money management, either.

USA Sitcom Map

This is a pretty cool map of where a bunch of classic sitcoms were set. There's also a map just for New York, in case you're interested. Click the image to make it bigger for viewing.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Eye Lamp

This is one creepy piece of wall art.

Turn it on, and the "lids" open to shine the bright light on you. Want it a little dimmer" Turn it down, and the "lids" partly close, giving you an evil illuminated stink eye.

This gives new meaning to the phrase, "I know art when I see it."

The Banality of Outrage

Al Giordano has a powerful article on how media outlets and politicians are telling everyone how outraged the American public is about AIG, but he's not buying it.

Everybody’s "outraged," the media tells us, except that, um… we’re not.

The latest outrage-du-jour, we are told by a very loud chorus of powerful media and politicians, is the revelation that the troubled financial giant AIG - recipient of $170 billion in bailout funds and loans – has devoted 0.1 percent of that amount to $165 million in previously contracted bonuses for its executives.

Yes, it's wrong. And like most of capitalism, it's unfair. But does it surprise, or represent anything different than what has been happening for decades? Ask yourself: "Am I really 'outraged' by this piece of news?"

To note that corporate culture’s longstanding overpayment to executives, and the corresponding disparity with the pay for those who do the heavy lifting in the workplace, has ill-served society (I remember writing a paper on it in high school in the 1970s as it pertained to excessive oil company executive salaries) is not exactly a new or novel concept.

Info Will Flow After Newspapers Die

Are you tired of stories regarding the imminent death of newspapers? Yes? Then why are you reading this?

If not, stick with me here.

There's been a lot of noise lately, mainly from folks associated with print journalism, lamenting what will happen to both investigative journalism and local coverage if cites and towns lose their newspapers. As a consumer of both types of information, I can state quite confidently that both will live on, and probably improve. Let me explain why.

I've long read newspapers, and I'm one of the few on my block that still has a daily subscription to the Columbus Dispatch. Do you know how much time I spend every day reading said Dispatch? About ten minutes or so - usually the front page of each section while eating breakfast, and sometimes the editorial section if I'm home for lunch. That's it.

How much time do I spend reading blogs, news sites, and partaking of the various (and entirely too numerous) RSS feeds that come into my aggregator? Two or three hours a day. Yeah. And I'm old - part of the core demographic of newspapers.

Compared to friends and colleagues, I'm more informed and well-versed in most areas. Some are very annoyed by this, but most play along, knowing that I'm a voracious consumer of data. The fact that I'm able to dip my cup into the roaring stream of information that's constantly flowing past whenever I want gives me a leg up on those who rely on print, which is almost always stale by the time it arrives on the doorstep.

I don't frequent online versions of newspapers much, because their content tends to be obsequious. From the New York Times to the Washington Post, even the online version of the Dispatch, the stories are heavily weighted to syndicated content, with very little locally-produced material. I can read stuff from the AP, Reuters, and other news services anywhere.

These same sites also don't refresh their content very often, which is part of the reason why those sites threatening to put their information behind paywalls will wither and die. Successful sites have a large population of return visitors, a direct result of a bond that has formed between the site and the viewer - style, content, some tangible reason. Do you want to know one of the reasons I almost never go to the WaPo site anymore? They break most of their stories into a multiple-page format, requiring me to click "next" or a page number to read more. Is this because it enhances my online viewing pleasure? Umm, no. They do it to increase the number of page views for advertising purposes. They care more about generating revenue from my visit than they do pleasing me.

If I don't visit the site now, for reasons such as that, when the content is free, why in the world would I pay to visit it? It's not like there aren't a thousand other writers that will be opining on the exact same topic, and the news syndicators will still be cranking out their stories.

A gentleman named Jay Rosen has been conducting some research into how much local content is actually prepared by various big-city papers, and his data supports my thesis. He links to some articles penned by others here and here. For example, a Sunday Seattle Times had 7 local stories - the rest was syndicated content. Similarly, a copy of the Chicago Tribune had 8. If local news coverage is going to die, it won't be from falling from a huge perch. More likely, it will get run over by a bus when it rolls off the curb into the street.

Most of the really good investigative journalism of late has been turned in by online-only operations like the Huffington Post or Talking Points Memo, along with TechDirt, Think Progress, and blog sites that link to really robust content from around the world like Andrew Sullivan's Daily Dish, the Daily Kos,, and Boing Boing. It's a fallacy that newspapers devote significant time and resources to investigative journalism, especially as they've been cutting heads to stem the hemorraging of cash resultant from their terrible business sense.

Like most things, creation and delivery of information is ever-changing, based on customer preferences, technology advances, and money. There are plenty of recent college graduates and people in their 20s who are intelligent, contributing members of society, who also share the distinction of never having had newsprint ink on their fingers. It's just not how they roll, dawg.

Fear not about quality reporting. There will always be smart, motivated people who want to produce it as long as there are those who want to consume it. What won't exist is the huge, costly infrastructure that's currently associated with the news biz. It's not needed. The value is in the information, not the delivery mechanism.

When I can go online and drink from a data hose, why should I pay money to sip from a trickle?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

God Hates Figs

Flyers being handed out by Westboro Baptist church. I love it when the hate-filled have typos. Carson Daly calls it karma, Earl.

Who Do You Trust?