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by Thad
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Little Pig, Little Pig! Let Me Admin! (Security Thread)
Replies: 217
Views: 20090

Re: Little Pig, Little Pig! Let Me Admin! (Security Thread)

By the way, if you're not using NoScript or similar, websites -- even seemingly reputable ones! -- are probably using your processor to mine cryptocurrency or logging your keystrokes.
by Thad
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Little Pig, Little Pig! Let Me Admin! (Security Thread)
Replies: 217
Views: 20090

Re: Little Pig, Little Pig! Let Me Admin! (Security Thread)

Have we talked about IME yet? If you've bought an Intel processor in the last few years, it has a coprocessor called Intel Management Engine. IME's firmware runs a complete proprietary OS based on MINIX ; it has network support and runs at a lower level than your OS. The security implications are se...
by Thad
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Media
Topic: MST3K, Rifftrax, & sundry
Replies: 199
Views: 15156

Re: MST3K, Rifftrax, & sundry

Meanwhile, I still haven't finished season 11, but I'm up through the Wizards episodes. Notably, Wizards of the Lost Kingdom I is a great episode, and Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II is fucking terrible. I disagree! Wizards 1 was clearly the superior movie, but I think I laughed more at the riffs on ...
by Thad
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Media
Topic: MST3K, Rifftrax, & sundry
Replies: 199
Views: 15156

Re: MST3K, Rifftrax, & sundry

This year's Turkey Day Marathon will stream on YouTube and a few of Shout's streaming channels, starting at noon Eastern / 9 AM Pacific. The episode lineup is being kept under wraps but they've said they won't be using any episodes that have streamed on a previous Turkey Day. The description refers ...
by Thad
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Let's all go to the movies~
Replies: 947
Views: 60246

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

I still haven't seen Batman v Superman yet (I said "I'll wait for the Rifftrax" and I meant it; it's due out on the 1st). Figure I'll catch Justice League after that.
by Thad
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Hot game deals
Replies: 449
Views: 39857

Re: Hot game deals

Brutal Legend free in the Humble Store.
by Thad
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Barefoot and Pregnant
Replies: 272
Views: 15191

Re: Barefoot and Pregnant

Another groping allegation against Franken.

I was surprised by the first one. I'm not surprised by the second. It's not the kind of thing that somebody does just once, all of a sudden, at the age of 55.
by Thad
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 415
Views: 28999

Re: Star Wars

I'm way behind on Rebels, but I just watched Twin Suns, and man, as skeptical as I was about the whole Tatooine/Obi-Wan arc, it wound up being pretty much perfect. It was nice seeing the Guinness Edition Obi-Wan one last time (though I hope it is the last time). I loved that his interaction with Ezr...
by Thad
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: Hot Tweets Cool Treats
Replies: 827
Views: 50481

Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

zaratustra wrote:dril identity revealed


I love that episode so much.

And one of the great things about it is Michael Rosenbaum's Lex-as-Flash voice is not his Lex-on-Smallville voice; he's clearly imitating Clancy Brown's inflections and cadence.
by Thad
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Media
Topic: and Dead Tree Comics
Replies: 340
Views: 26671

Re: and Dead Tree Comics

I finally got a chance to read Captain America #695 (the first Waid/Samnee issue). I quite enjoyed it. There's one bit I didn't like -- a retcon stating that Cap was forgotten after he disappeared, that by the time he was found in the ice (which, due to Marvel's sliding timescale where it's always 1...
by Thad
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Barefoot and Pregnant
Replies: 272
Views: 15191

Re: Barefoot and Pregnant

"Oh Tek, you've obviously had HUNDREDS of girlfriends."
by Thad
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Barefoot and Pregnant
Replies: 272
Views: 15191

Re: Barefoot and Pregnant

You know, part of why I tried to change the subject is that I think everybody's made their positions perfectly clear, and I don't see any positive outcome from continuing to state and restate them.

But if that's what you guys want to do, knock yourselves out. I'm going to lunch.
by Thad
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Barefoot and Pregnant
Replies: 272
Views: 15191

Re: Barefoot and Pregnant

(replying to Brent, didn't see new posts.) I think you're conflating two different things. Which, to be fair, is what the Clinton impeachment was all about: pivoting from an investigation of sexual harassment allegations by Paula Jones to impeachment over a consensual relationship with Monica Lewins...
by Thad
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Barefoot and Pregnant
Replies: 272
Views: 15191

Re: Barefoot and Pregnant

It's been refreshing to see this long overdue reassessment of Bill Clinton. The guy was a sexual predator and Democrats circled the wagons for political reasons. That's fucked up, and it's good to see people ACKNOWLEDGE that it was fucked up. Which isn't to defend the impeachment. The facts of that ...
by Thad
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: Computerus
Replies: 367
Views: 29078

Re: Computerus

There's also Basilisk, a fork of Firefox 56.
by Thad
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Media
Topic: TV Series On The Television
Replies: 405
Views: 29114

Re: TV Series On The Television

Given the announcement that it's set between Hobbit and LotR, I'm thinking that probably means Silmarillion is still off-limits. But there's still plenty of stuff in that timeframe to play with. Young Aragorn's years in Rohan and Gondor (under the assumed name Thorongil) seems like there's a lot of ...
by Thad
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Barefoot and Pregnant
Replies: 272
Views: 15191

Re: Barefoot and Pregnant

Yes, he absolutely should resign. This is disgusting. He admits to it, even. I'm seeing a push for Ellison to take his seat, which I'd support. The neolib take on the subject is ... unsurprising. 931219016609357824 To be fair, it's harder to condemn the naked politicking when we're actually PAST th...
by Thad
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Barefoot and Pregnant
Replies: 272
Views: 15191

Re: Barefoot and Pregnant

Al Franken stuck his tongue in a model's mouth without her consent, and groped her while she was sleeping. And had a picture taken of him groping her. (Warning: link has auto-play audio. Plus, everything else that's fucking horrible about it.) This is heartbreaking. I really thought he was one of t...
by Thad
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: The Star Trek Thread
Replies: 207
Views: 15514

Re: The Star Trek Thread

Oh, and my theory on L'Rell is that she was in love with Vok before he agreed to go through the procedure to change him into a human. wait what? ...anyway, star of Rent says he's going to go see La Boheme. I don't know why I wasn't expecting musical theater nerd jokes in Star Trek, but I wasn't.