Thursday, September 10, 2015

You might have missed: Pats, Jeter, Ashley, and Apple

The Buttfumble: nothing to do with what happened this week

... So Jorge Posada and Derek Jeter had homosexual relationships with each other, inside the Yankees facilities.  Or they may not have.  Must be written by a closet Red Sox fan.  Still hilarious.


The New England Patriots are serial cheaters, have been for years, and the rest of the league knows it. Why doesn't any of the other teams cry foul? Probably a case of "don't bite the hand that feeds you."


Hacked adultery website Ashley Madison has been bending over backwards to hide the real truth of its scam business model, from its millions of customers and potential customers, even from the California attorney general.   Perhaps the company doesn't expect its users to report to authorities because of the site's premise as a cheater's paradise --  it would be like a drug addict calling the cops after his dealer stole his coke stash.

On a related note, researchers cracked 11 million of passwords from the Ashley Madison data dump despite the company's strong bcrypt encryption, because the programmers kept a cache of weakly-encrypted (SHA) hash of the same password list.  And the most commonly used passwords are "123456" and "password".   Again, technology is pretty damn secure, but human stupidity is not.


Apple launched some new shit, which is the same as the old shit, but better, faster and costs more (there's even a new program designed to rip you off for all of eternity).  Bombshell: technology moves forward and inflation happens. They're gonna sell 500 million of these next quarter.

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