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May 16, 2008
On May 13, security advisories published by Debian
revealed that, for over a year, their OpenSSL libraries have had a major flaw in their CSPRNG
, which is used by key generation
functions in many widely-used applications, which caused the "random" numbers produced to be extremely predictable. [lolcat summary] [more inside]
posted by finite at 10:01 PM PST - 81 comments
A very, very funny Bill Murray
guest stars on the first episode of Late Night with David Letterman -- 1982
posted by vronsky at 8:56 PM PST - 43 comments
The end of Rice-Boy.
T.O.E, Angel Eye, Calbash (alas we hardly knew ye) and Rice-Boy have ended their adventure. 2 years 1 month and two weeks after the start.
Evan Dahm produced one of the most engaging and beautiful webcomics over the past two years and it has concluded. A moment of silence.........
Ok now, the good news. Rice-Boy is done, but further Overside stories are likely. YAY. [more inside]
posted by edgeways at 8:49 PM PST - 13 comments
Beyond the Torture Debate
On May 6th the American Strategy Program hosted an event with Philippe Sands, Professor of International Law at University College London and Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff for Colon Powell. Mr. Sands was in DC to testify to the House Judiciary Committee about the findings in his new book, Torture Team, which examines the legal implications of the Bush administration's policy of torture. Col. Wilkerson was on hand for commentary on the subject. The event was moderated by Patrick Doherty, deputy director of the American Strategy program.
The event was recorded and posted by the New America Foundation to YouTube.
It is 1 hr 31 minutes long, but well worth it. [more inside]
posted by dougzilla at 7:08 PM PST - 16 comments
Some readers will appreciate their typographic form, while others will see further strategies at work — informational, strategic, philosophical, literary. There are odd, even anachronistic cultural references, gestures that date these books in a manner oddly soothing.The Next Page: Thirty Tables of Contents [more inside]
posted by carsonb at 12:09 PM PST - 16 comments
With a pickup mounted on the body of the instrument just below the strings, Revathy Krishna
, KP Sarada and Sivanandam
and Jayanthi Kumaresh
get an unexpectedly fat sound out of their veena
. Rocking! The instrument is more often amplified with a microphone, in which case it sounds more like this performance by D. Balakrishna
, who, as you'll hear, ain't no slouch, neither. And here Pichumani
gets his groove
on, no doubt about it. So, hey, two more raags for the road, courtesy of Rajeswari Padmanabhan
. The second tune on her clip, by the way, has got some deep
blues in it, so I'm thinking maybe Rajeswari might've been down to the crossroads at midnight... [NOTE: see hoverovers for link descriptions] [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:24 AM PST - 28 comments