Archive for July, 2012

Garfield Comic for Today

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Garfield Comic for Today

Sunday, July 29th, 2012


The cocaine trade between Mexico and the U.S.

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

“‘They erect this fence,’ he said, ‘only to go out there a few days
later and discover that these guys have a catapult, and they’re flinging
hundred-pound bales of marijuana over to the other side.’  He paused and
looked at me for a second. ‘A catapult,’ he repeated. ‘We’ve got the
best fence money can buy, and they counter us with a 2,500-year-old

Read more about the story at The NY Times

CRYPTO-GRAM by Bruce Schneier (personal communication, July 15, 2012)

Children warned name of first pet should contain 8 characters and a digit

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Popular pet names Rover, Cheryl and Kate could be a thing of the past. Banks are now advising parents to think carefully before naming their child’s first pet. For security reasons, the chosen name should have at least eight characters, a capital letter and a digit. It should not be the same as the name of any previous pet, and must never be written down, especially on a collar as that is the first place anyone would look. Ideally, children should consider changing the name of their pet every 12 weeks.

Expectant mothers have also been advised to choose carefully where they give birth. Anywhere that has a place name is best avoided. These are listed on maps, which are freely available on the Internet.

It’s a good idea too, security experts have warned, for children not to get friendly with certain teachers. For instance, Miss Smith may be enriching your son’s education but he should try and see if he can’t make a favourite of Father O’Grinnighan-Scythe II, even though it may mean a lot of staying late.

We tried to call Barclays’ security expert R0b Ste!nway for a comment, but he was not available for 24 hours, having answered his phone incorrectly three times in succession.



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