Sunday, November 14


Daily News Stuff 14 November 2021

Hose Woes Edition

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  • Finally got my new pressure washer out of the box to clean the back deck as planned.  Last few weekends I've either been working or it's been pouring with rain, or both.

    Snap the connector in place for the hose to the cleaning wand.  Snap the connector in place at the wand end.  Connect up the garden hose.


    Take a look.  It's the garden hose that's broken off.  It has no flex left to it at all - it's now stuck in a rigid coil - and it doesn't take much force to snap it into pieces.

  • Apropos of nothing, it turns out you can get a garden hose delivered in under an hour.

  • An FBI / DHS server got hacked and used in a phishing campaign targeting sysadmins.  (Bleeping Computer)

    Fortunately whoever did it was an idiot, and though the emails did legitimately come from an FBI server, it was easy to spot them as fakes.

  • It was a shallow hack, not a penetration of the FBI's network.  (Krebs On Security)

    Made possible because the FBI has an internet-accessible registration page for staff of law enforcement agencies, part of a system called LEEP.  And that registration system could easily be suborned to send any email you want to any address you want - while still being cryptographically signed by the FBI.


    While we are endangered by the fact that a lot of these systems are designed, built, and run by idiots, we are frequently saved by the fact that most hackers are also idiots.

    This could have been a used for a careful, long-term campaign to compromise all sorts of companies and services.  But instead it was so blatant it got shut down in a matter of hours.

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1 "[The Switch] needs a faster processor and a 4K display."
Geez, just buy the PS5 you really want.

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, November 15 2021 01:15 AM (Z0GF0)

2 Exactly my thoughts.

720p is a little low for a 6" screen for reading text - web pages, emails, whatever - but just fine for gaming.  1080p would be nice.  4k is absurd at that size.

A faster SOC would also be nice but would split the market, which is just what Nintendo doesn't want.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, November 15 2021 10:03 AM (PiXy!)

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