Sign in to your account



This field is required


forgot your password?


New to the site? Create an account →

Blog · blog comments

  5,147 articles


McAfee’s security designs

tcr! · Mar 14, 2014 at 12:30 pm

John McAfee

John McAfee

What hardware do you use?

My tools for national security consulting are primarily a semi-auto .22 rifle with a silencer. They are virtually completely silent and can pierce car doors and other light armor. They are perfect for urban environments.

My accessory tools are mostly extremely strong espresso and research chemicals from China that are classed as “Smart Drugs”. They allow me to solve 2nd order partial differential equations in my head and to spontaneously create 4 dimensional images of software structures that I can mentally manipulate.

I also do my most productive security designs while having extended sex. I apologize if you think I am pulling your legs but, God’s truth, these are the facts.

I used McAfee products for a couple of years in the mid/late 90s but never learned that much about the company, never paid that much attention other than the Intel acquisition in 2010. Good to see there’s a little flair in this otherwise nerd story.

In related news: McAfee Identity Crisis Contest.

Add a comment

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

Electronic Beats Machine

tcr! · Mar 13, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Robotic arm turns man into a cyborg drummer

Robotic arm turns man into a cyborg drummer

When Jason Barnes was electrocuted two years ago, he lost the lower half of his right arm, seemingly ending his dreams of being a drummer — but thanks to a new prosthetic he’s able to finally achieve that goal. Barnes initially built his own makeshift device so that he could still drum, but eventually partnered with Georgia Institute of Technology professor Gil Weinberg to build a robotic version. He tried it out for the first time last week, telling New Scientist that “it was pretty awesome.”

Reminds me a little of Fucking Robots Playing the Ace of Spades.

#music

2 comments

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Mar 14, 2014 at 4:11 am

someday i'm gonna need this for a different appendage.

Reply

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

tism tism · Mar 14, 2014 at 9:50 am

I can't help thinking he's got over sized chopsticks.

Amazing gear, cool light show. I approve.

Reply

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

Add a comment

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

Mar 13th, 2014 at 8:22:10 pm

tcr! · Mar 13, 2014 at 8:22 pm

If the “post article” link has vanished, sign out and back in again. That’s a quirk from today’s site maintenance :’(

#tcr

Add a comment

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

Editing and Deleting Comments

tcr! · Mar 13, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Similar to articles, there’s now an “edit” link to right of the timestamp for comments. Clicking that link will give you the option to change the comment or delete it entirely. That only applies if you’re the author. Or you’re me.

In other news…

i have a sign

#tcr

2 comments

tism tism · Mar 13, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Works smooth as poo through a goose. :-P

Thanks tcr!

Reply

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

tcr! tcr! · Mar 13, 2014 at 8:10 pm

Haha! Love it.. I may sneak that phrase into our next team meeting.

Reply

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

Add a comment

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

March Madness Sale at American Science & Surplus!

tcr! · Mar 11, 2014 at 5:56 pm

march madness sale at american science surplus

Up to 70% off everything but prob doesn’t apply to the website — http://www.sciplus.com/

#photos #sciencesurplus

5 comments

keamoose keamoose · Mar 12, 2014 at 11:40 am

US shipping only… tragic.

Reply

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

tcr! tcr! · Mar 12, 2014 at 12:15 pm

COME TO THE U.S.

Reply

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

keamoose keamoose · Mar 12, 2014 at 12:29 pm

For THREE DAYS ONLY? (This is where I would use the "blink key" discussed previously. "THREE DAYS ONLY" should always be blinking,)

Reply

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

tcr! tcr! · Mar 13, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Done. But your comment only.

Reply

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

keamoose keamoose · Mar 13, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Bwahahahaha! That totally made my day! I was just thinking this morning about Netscape Navigator, dial-up, and blue underlined hyperlinks. Blink tag takes me right back to 1995.

You've come a long way, internet.

Reply

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

Add a comment

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

Careless Words Smashing

tcr! · Mar 11, 2014 at 2:45 pm

An Entirely Other Day: The Empathy Vacuum

But we — the majority of us — apparently do not need help remembering to text our significant other. (Or — cough — think we don’t.)

And that’s the difference, isn’t it? What we can imagine ourselves doing, or needing, or wanting. Those people who don’t need the help feel free to judge those who do.

They judge us by our failures and not our desire to improve. They judge us by our tools and not what we can accomplish with them. They judge us by their own standards, without a breath given to the possibility that a different perspective might exist.

Which is pretty much the Internet in a nutshell, isn’t it? Exposed to the entire spectrum of human enthusiasms, it’s basically impossible not to judge. Our empathy overloads and gives up and we sit, staring at the screen aghast, that somebody, somewhere might actually believe that what they’re doing is OK, is acceptable, is even appropriate.

Everybody is somebody else’s monster.

At one time it was easy for me to not think that there’ll be another person on the other side of what I’m writing — be that a text message, an email, a Facebook status update, or a post here…be it a single human reading or a group.

But…I’ve witnessed (and been a party to) careless words smashing through lives though and those kind of hurts can last forever. Some are simply impossible to forget.

#advancedsoul

Add a comment

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock

tcr! · Mar 10, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Drunk poker bet loser gets ridiculous new name

Drunk poker bet loser gets ridiculous new name

Here’s why you should never get drunk and start placing ridiculous poker bets.

One unfortunate New Zealander found out the hard way after losing a bet which involved his friends choosing him a new name if he lost.

The 22-year-old did lose and is now called Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With Frostnova.

I would never make such a bet and even if I did, I wouldn’t honor it if I lost. But.. his new name isn’t half bad.

2 comments

tism tism · Mar 10, 2014 at 3:43 pm

"F. Murray Abraham may I introduce my friend F. Metal Havok".

Reply

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Mar 11, 2014 at 3:49 am

too cool

Reply

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

Add a comment

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

Cosmos to be Introduced by Obama

tcr! · Mar 9, 2014 at 10:38 am

President Obama will introduce the series premiere of 'Cosmos' on Sunday night

President Obama will introduce the series premiere of ‘Cosmos’ on Sunday night

The reboot of Carl Sagan’s classic show Cosmos is coming tomorrow night in a huge international launch, and Fox has announced that the series will kick off with a message from President Obama. The new Cosmos, headlined by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, is a blend of CGI fiction and science that explores the universe and humanity’s role in it. Fox says that Obama’s opening video message “invites a new generation to embrace the spirit of discovery and inspires viewers to explore new frontiers and imagine limitless possibilities for the future.”

I listen to most every podcast episode of StarTalk by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Tune in tonight folks!

In related news.. the Bill Nye, Obama and Neil selfie.

#podcasts #cosmos

Add a comment

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

RSS Comments Feed

tcr! · Mar 9, 2014 at 10:32 am

If you’re into that kinda thing, here’s the link: /comments/rss/

If you don’t know what that means, it’s for nerdy people like me.

If you’re mildly curious, have a look at what Wikipedia says about RSS.

In other news, there’s a new Quick Tip at the bottom when adding a new post: 2. Posting Links. Following that is how I get the uniform look when linking to other sites.

#tcr

5 comments

keamoose keamoose · Mar 9, 2014 at 11:33 am

I'm into that kind of thing!

Actually, on that subject, I've been following the articles RSS feed, and I'm getting some strange behaviour. I'm not sure if it's the feed or my feed reader (Doggcatcher for Android), but I haven't seen this on other feeds. Normally, the default when clicking on a post is to open the post so I can read it, but on this feed, when there is a photo or video in the post, Doggcatcher defaults to downloading the media, as if it's a podcast. I can still read them by going to "description", but it's weird.

Reply

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

tcr! tcr! · Mar 10, 2014 at 10:19 am

Ya, I've noticed that with some feed readers that specialize more in podcasts that text-based feeds. It seems like they're inclined to think that the attached media is more important than text content itself, which kinda makes sense.

It's on my list to have a look at the Atom feed format to see if that offers any better solutions. See, I had an idea last night…

Reply

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

tcr! tcr! · Mar 13, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Update: I've disabled the enclosures (media attachments) to the feed. Seems as if the spec only allows you one per entry and I don't see much value in them, even more so since we're not podcasting here. :-)

Reply

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

keamoose keamoose · Mar 13, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Awesome, I just checked in my feed reader and it's working the way I expect it to now. The videos show as a black rectangle, but the link is there to view them, so that's totally fine, and it's the same thing I see in other feeds. The main thing is, it's no longer treating every media file as a podcast.

Reply

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

tcr! tcr! · Mar 13, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Good news!

Reply

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

Add a comment

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

Tyrannosaurus Rex and His Little Arms, Too

tcr! · Mar 8, 2014 at 1:14 pm

12 Things You Might Not Know About T. rex

12 Things You Might Not Know About T. rex

The world’s most famous dinosaur is a lot more interesting than many people realize. Some 65 million years after its extinction, Tyrannosaurus rex is still captivating scientists, movie makers, and the general public alike. Here’s some neat stuff you might not know about the “tyrant lizard king.”

#meanwhile #dinos

4 comments

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Mar 8, 2014 at 6:14 pm

love the lizard lovin'

Reply

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

tcr! tcr! · Mar 13, 2014 at 8:09 pm

We should visit the lizard lovin' restaurant in the photo. I suspicion it's in the desert.

Reply

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

keamoose keamoose · Mar 13, 2014 at 10:40 pm

I would totally eat at the T-Rextaurant. And after dinner, I'll teach everyone my T-Rex dance.

Reply

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

tcr! tcr! · Mar 15, 2014 at 8:52 am

"T-Rextaurant" — love it.

Reply

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post

Add a comment

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Post