Saturday, January 19, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
I loved this song from the ELECTRIC COMPANY when I was a kid. I still sing it to myself sometimes...
Yesterday, I ran an interview with acclaimed actor Paul Giamatti about his performance and executive producer in the odd horror/comedy/sci-fi/drug-trip flick John Dies at the End. Following our conversation, I got to talk to his director, Don Coscarelli, who has a track record of making cult films that get remembered, from The Beastmaster to Phantasm to Bubba Ho-Tep. The oddball auteur's latest feels like one that will similarly endure, so long as people get to see it.
Yes, some of the questions are very similar, but Coscarelli's take on things, as always, is his own. And some answers will become clearer after you've seen the film. Or maybe not - it's a weird one. But unlike some other filmmakers out there, this is one director who trusts the audience to figure things out for themselves, and while that doesn't always make for massive profits, it has bought him an intensely loyal following over the years...
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Found via FARK
A security audit of a US critical infrastructure company last year revealed that its star developer had outsourced his own job to a Chinese subcontractor and was spending all his work time playing around on the internet.
The firm's telecommunications supplier Verizon was called in after the company set up a basic VPN system with two-factor authentication so staff could work at home. The VPN traffic logs showed a regular series of logins to the company's main server from Shenyang, China, using the credentials of the firm's top programmer, "Bob".
"The company's IT personnel were sure that the issue had to do with some kind of zero day malware that was able to initiate VPN connections from Bob's desktop workstation via external proxy and then route that VPN traffic to China, only to be routed back to their concentrator," said Verizon. "Yes, it is a bit of a convoluted theory, and like most convoluted theories, an incorrect one."..
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
(Insane News) Member of Seal Team Six steals soda and Slim Jims while carrying Satan in his backpack.
A man told police he was on a military mission when caught shoplifting Sunday afternoon at a supermarket in East Athens.
Robert Anthony Leseueur, 36, was arrested at the Kroger on College Station Road for drinking a soda and eating a beef stick, then trying to leave the store without paying, Athens-Clarke police said.
Police said store managers caught Leseueur attempting to leave and held him until an officer arrived.
Leseueur first explained that “someone on the Internet had told him to come get those items,” the officer wrote in an incident report.
While speaking with Leseueur, it became apparent to the officer that he has some sort of issue, which was blacked out in a copy of the officer’s report made public on Monday.
“He stated that he works for Seal Team Six and was on a special mission,” the officer wrote in the report.
“He also informed me that he had caught Satan and had him in a bottle in his bookbag...”