Security Notes

Troy Hunt has an outstanding new site:  Have I Been Pwned?  He currently has e-mail sets from 7 data breaches as well as an API to allow people to write apps against his site.  I salute you. How do you improve security in the enterprise? Dejan Sarka has an interesting series on fraud detection using…

Kevin’s Favorite Science Fiction Shows: #5 — La Femme Nikita

La Femme Nikita IMDB link General idea:  5 years into the terrorist-riddled future Interesting because:  This is a story of how far you can go to torture an innocent person.  It was fun listening to the commentary where the directors and writers basically cop to that.  In season one, they show Nikita trying to live…

Shin-Soo Choo — multi-millionaire

Oh, Choo, I remember when you were an Indian. Rob Neyer has a great article about how that came to be (how do you like Ben Broussard and Eduardo Perez now, Seattle?) Well, now he's a Texas Ranger for an obscene amount of money. Shin-Soo Choo is a really, really good outfielder. He's got a…

Pro wrestling as character driven entertainment

"Ultimate Robot Fighting is fixed?! I thought it was real -- like pro wrestling -- but I guess it's just fake -- like pro boxing." -- Philip J. Fry Kevin asked about this in the comments yesterday; I'm going to try to make a fuller explanation here of what I mean, in a way that…