Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone!

Out of curiosity, I did extensive research (i.e. briefly went to Wikipedia) to find out exactly when January 1 became the first day of the year. Apparently nobody knows but it was some time before the adoption of the Julian calendar in 45 BC.

 

Why I’m Not Watching The Interview

Hey, that’s an SEO-friendly title, right? But seriously, I’m not watching it because, using my cynic-powered senses, I can see through this ruse. Everyone thinks they’re watching it to strike a blow against North Korea and censorship, but really they’re watching it because they’re gullible and they fell for Sony’s PR stunt. They may have yanked the film initially out of fear, but they clearly brought it back to capitalize on the buzz. (I would not be even microscopically surprised to learn that Sony manufactured the hacking incident in the first place, because that’s the kind of PR-driven world we live in.)

Symbols in Passwords

Can anyone give me a technical explanation for why so many web sites these days do not accept certain symbols such as parentheses ( ) or brackets [ ] in their passwords? It’s rather annoying and I can’t think of a single reason to prevent using them.

North Korea? Really?

Seriously, North Korea is the country pushing us around?

Then again, in the realm of cyber attacks, the U.S. government is nowhere near the super-power that it is when it comes to bombs and guns. We should fear cyber attacks from other countries. Technology-wise, we are still using stone knives and bear skins.

Bush v. Clinton 2016

If 2016 turns out to be Bush v. Clinton, can we all agree that the American experiment has failed? I mean, just lock the doors and turn out the lights.

Actually I think they’re both too moderate to win their respective nominations in the modern “extreme positions or gtfo” political/media climate.