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Delicious Links 15/08/2011

  • Attackers have advantage in cyberspace, says cybersecurity expert Another great commentary by Bruce Schneier. Basically, nothing has changed, nothing is secure, there’s no magic bullet, and there’s an awful lot of cyber-bullshit. Of course the mainstream media have their fingers in their ears when Bruce speaks, because it would mean they’d have to cut back on the fancy panic-graphics.
  • Ruinous banks won’t apologise or even explain I have AIB chasing me for missed biz CC payments at the moment, despite the fact that they always go through on the next draw, because it’s “not policy” to change the DD date to accommodate how my customers pay. Some of these customers already have me on 3 months payment terms, I can’t afford to get ahead into next month. But despite the fact that AIB, in part, are the root cause of this situation, they won’t budge on a simple accommodation. Fucking assholes.
  • NYT: Stop Coddling the Super-Rich By the super-rich Warren Buffett. Dear Govs US and IE — if you’re not listening to this man, you’re not doing your job properly. He /wants/ to be taxed. Fucking tax him already.
  • Colour pictures of the Blitz
  • World War II: The Battle of Britain – In Focus from The Atlantic

UPDATE 19:53: On AIB above, I should point out that the branch staff have been absolutely brilliant, in stark contrast to BOI. They sent me the letter, but only in response to word from on high that credit policy needs to be tightened. Only fault I can find is that, again like BOI, the person responsible didn’t provide a name, just a squiggle. Please people, have the balls to sign your letters.

Delicious Links 22/07/2011

  • Google Killing Labs Seems very odd to me, some of Google's best work has come from Labs. It looks like Google+ is part of a wider refocussing in Google. Not that there's anything wrong with G+ per se, it's a massive improvement on Facebook and Twitter, despite it's failings.
  • RIP Brendan Kehoe I only met Brendan a few times, but he was one of those fellas you instantly put in the "nice guy" category. It really does seem sometimes that only the good die young.
  • How Digital Detectives Deciphered Stuxnet Follow up to the Kaspersky interview, good overview of Stuxnet.
  • Interview with Evgeny Kaspersky Pretty typical stuff from an AV vendor, but interesting nonetheless.

Delicious Links 24/06/2011

  • Kong? Gumi Oldest company in the world, until 2006. Set up in 578.
  • Google Inside Search · Features Everyone that uses Google should flick through every single one of these tips from the new Google Inside Search site, and then flick through them again the next day to fix the "I didn't know that one" tips in their mind. I consider myself pretty good at using search, and there's at least 3 I didn't know about.
  • David Shaff is dumb as a rock. "Eight million gallons of water drained from reservoir after man urinates in it." Because local animals and birds don't piss AND shit in it. Fucktard.

Delicious Links 17/05/2011