Thursday, March 16, 2006

More quickies

The Washington Post has a very good article on botnets and keyloggers today. This isn't a technical article. Instead it hopes to bring some information about how these things work to the average reader.

Ever want to reminiss about the good old days after the Iraq invasion when all looked so sunny and cheerful and full of opportunity? The good folks at Fairness and Accuracy in the Media (FAIR) have put together a list of quotes from some of the sage pundits from those days so that you, too, can bask in the glory that was our victory. Or recognize bullshit when you see it. Either way, go read it.

Yesterday, the FCC leveled fines in dozens of cases involving alleged obscenity that had been backlogged in the agency. WFMU's blog gives a quick rundown of the good, the bad, and the hypocritical. For a more detailed report, check out BuzzMachine's part 1 and part 2. From WFMU's Beware of the Blog:
What could be more entertaining than an entire federal commission utilizing tons of public resources over long periods of time to mull over the merits of the term "wang" and argue over whether Janet's pastie-covered nipple was exposed for 19/32 or 9/16 of a second (I told you to read those footnotes)?
Someone at the FCC has a foot(note) fetish? Who knew? Everyone should send them pictures of their own feet to let them know that the fines stink. The fetishist might be so thrilled that s/he will turn to the light and change the decisions.

Worried about your feet being identified? No nail polish? Here, use mine.

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