(You can choose or or both)

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Things I pay for on the internet ... Mes abonnements virtuels

Il y a deux services internet que je paie sans regrets

Le premier c'est http://theoldreader.com/, comme je dis dans la colonne de droite, je l'utiliser pour me tenir à jour avec tous les sites que j'aime suivre. Au lieu d'ouvrir 155 favoris tous les jours juste pour voir s'il y a du nouveau, tout est regroupé sur une seule page web, rien que pour moi. Vous devriez vraiment essayer. C'est gratuit, mais je le paie parce que ça vaut de l'argent, et pour encourager ceux qui le maintiennent à ne pas abandonner !

L'autre site c'est un site avec des nouvelles en lien avec la science et la technologie Ars Technica, aussi gratuit, mais je trouve que la qualité des articles est telle que ça mérite d'être payé.
There are two internet services that I happily pay for.

The first is http://theoldreader.com/, as the side bar says (-> over there), I use it to keep up to date with all the websites I like to read. This way I don't have to open 155 (at the last count) favourites everyday just to check if there's anything new. You really should try it. It's free, but I pay for it because it's worth it, and I don't want it to disappear (like Google Reader did before it).

One of the sites that I read on it is Ars Technica, which is the only online news site which is so good that I also have a subscription (again, everything is free). Just Eric Berger's space articles on their own are worth the money. And Beth Mole's pun-drenched articles are a hoot. Let alone all the technology news. I'm not so keen on the politics in the comments section, but ... nobody forces me to read them.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Phishing with stupid

All I can say is - phishing for people who've been on a porn site is phishing in a pretty large pond. Subsequently narrowing that down to people who also have the password nigger seems to boil the pond down to a puddle. That this spammer also feels the need to explain that X video clips is an (adult porn) site cracks me up too (and xvideoclips.com doesn't even exist!).

Also, this went straight in my spam messages anyway, because Mr Smartypants put 'invisible' text in between each paragraph (try selecting it to see). Invisible that is, except to spam scanners...

Moral of the story (if you're on the receiving end): ask to see the proof before coughing up! Moral of the story if your a proto-spammer: go get a job, and learn to CAPITALISE YOUR "I"s!

I am well aware nigger is one of your passwords. Lets get directly to purpose. Nobody has compensated me to investigate you. You do not know me and you're most likely thinking why you're getting this e-mail?
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Let me tell you, i actually setup a malware on the X video clips (adult porn) site and you know what, you visited this web site to have fun (you know what i mean). While you were watching video clips, your web browser started functioning as a RDP that has a keylogger which provided me with access to your display and web cam. Right after that, my software program collected every one of your contacts from your Messenger, social networks, as well as emailaccount. after that i made a double video. 1st part shows the video you were watching (you have a nice taste ; )), and next part shows the view of your webcam, yeah it is you.
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You got two different alternatives. Shall we explore each one of these possibilities in details:
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Very first solution is to ignore this e mail. in this case, i am going to send out your very own video clip to all your your contacts and then imagine concerning the humiliation you will definitely get. Not to mention if you happen to be in an intimate relationship, precisely how it is going to affect?
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Number 2 choice will be to give me $886. Lets refer to it as a donation. in this situation, i will instantly erase your videotape. You could go on with your daily routine like this never took place and you surely will never hear back again from me.
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You'll make the payment via Bi‌tco‌in (if you don't know this, search for 'how to buy b‌itcoi‌n' in Google).
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B‌T‌C‌ ad‌dre‌ss: 1EiJMyvw2NP6T6vyWQ81HgUfBUVT1m
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[case-SeNSiTiVe so copy and paste it]
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if you may be looking at going to the law enforcement, surely, this mail cannot be traced back to me. I have dealt with my actions. i am not attempting to demand a lot, i prefer to be paid. email message%}, and noZkM if i do not get the ‌bi‌tco‌in‌, i will send out your video to all of your contacts including friends and family, co-workers, and so on. Nevertheless, if i receive the payment, i will erase the recording right away. If you want to have proof, reply with Yes and i will certainly send your video to your 7 contacts. it is a non:negotiable offer, therefore please don't waste mine time & yours by responding to this email.

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Monuments Men

Last weekend we had a surprise stay in the South of France, which was an interesting experience, as though we've had holidays there for years in a row, we've never actually visited in dismal weather. So we spent quite a bit of time taking things easy indoors. Including watching the film Monuments Men.

I challenged Kalia to try and write a poem about it. That never materialised, but here's mine, for what it's worth.

How can a painting be worth risking your life
Or a sculpture the shedding of blood?
How does a cold lump of stone have
More value than a warm, beating heart?

The value of the sculpture is not in the stone
But in the heart that sees that everything
Which is being fought for: truth, beauty and freedom
Is most purely expressed in this art.

And if it is wrong to destroy beauty out of hatred,
Surely it is right to save it out of love.

Some things have more value than life,
Because without them, life has no value.

Funnily enough, the first poem that ever really 'got' me was a war poem: Dulce et decorum est. In fact of all the poems we ever did at school, that's the only one I remember (and I don't mean the only one that I remember the words of!).

In fact there are only 3 other poems I could cite (not recite) - and these weren't from school:
- Somewhere I have never travelled ("nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands")
- God's Grandeur ("like shining from shook foil")
- Mignonne, allons voir si la rose ("Ceuillez, cueillez vostre jeunesse").

Of course, if you count words to hymns and song lyrics as poems, there are probably a couple of hundred I could reel off.

Oh, and nursery and nonsense rhymes too!