ruckawriter:

Kim Zetter, writing at WIRED, Threat Level:

The NSA knew about and exploited the Heartbleed vulnerability for two years before it was publicly exposed this week, and used it to steal account passwords and other data, according to a news report.

Speculation had been rampant this week that the spy agency might have known about the critical flaw in OpenSSL that would allow hackers to siphon passwords, email content and other data from the memory of vulnerable web servers and other systems using the important encryption protocol.

That speculation appears to be confirmed by two unnamed sources who told Bloomberg that the NSA discovered the flaw shortly after it was accidentally introduced into OpenSSL in 2012 by a programmer.

(via thoughtsnotunveiled)

penguindesign:

Pelican Books return in May 2014
http://www.pelicanbooks.com/

penguindesign:

Pelican Books return in May 2014

http://www.pelicanbooks.com/

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angelmadrid7:

Gustave Moreau (French, 1826-1898) Saint Sebastien (étude avec saintes femmes et anges apparaissant) .


Gotta go to the Gustave Moreau museum in Paris!

angelmadrid7:

Gustave Moreau (French, 1826-1898)
Saint Sebastien (étude avec saintes femmes et anges apparaissant) .

Gotta go to the Gustave Moreau museum in Paris!

(via darkartsandcrafts)

theparisreview:

Seven years ago, a stolen first edition of Borges’s early poems was returned to Argentina’s National Library. But was it the right copy?

One wonders if Borges would be pleased at the riddle…

theparisreview:

Seven years ago, a stolen first edition of Borges’s early poems was returned to Argentina’s National Library. But was it the right copy?

One wonders if Borges would be pleased at the riddle…

tomewing:

Regular comics (all digital except the “trade waiting” bit)

Buying: Mighty Avengers, Loki, Ms Marvel, Pretty Deadly, Sex, Weekly Shonen Jump (just started with this, gosh what a bargain)

Catching up on, not sure if I’m on board with regularly: Sex Criminals, Black Science, Great Pacific,…

Haven’t bought anything at all since I was at Midtown Comics in February and got a bunch of the new Marvel #1s there! Was too frazzled for months to keep up with multiple storylines and figure out new numbering system argh. At this point I’m obviously better off just dropping some stuff and going to trades for the rest. 

Do intend to keep buying in some guise:

  • Black Widow
  • Captain Marvel
  • Guardians of the Galaxy for as long as Pichelli draws it 
  • Hawkeye
  • Mighty Avengers
  • Ms. Marvel probably? I rly rly love the idea of it and the fact it’s out there but feel like I’ve grown out of high school stories in practice. At the time I read high fantasy to escape my IRL. XD;;
  • Secret Avengers - prolly the only one where I’ll bother to track down the pre-#1 issues I’ve missed up to now, and keep buying in issues… I’m not sure they put out trades
  • Pretty Deadly - I have a 3-issue backlog sitting unread which I feel I owe to myself before I formally decide to wait for the trade

Will try other stuff in the Marvel app most likely but if I decide I enjoy something I am a fogey who will never feel she got her money’s worth until she has it on dead tree.

News you need: I made the foie gras Timbit appetizer from the Hannibal TV show and it was completely off the hook? Via a couple of trials, the best approach is to slice an Old-Fashioned Glazed, add a slab of fois gras au torchon, then add a wedge of Spanish quince jelly (dulce de membrillo), for a shape that looks vaguely like a round-bottomed pyramid. Old-Fashioned Glazed has a cinnamon-vanilla quality to it that calls out to the candied fruit. This probably also works with pâtés that are not foie gras but don’t skimp on the savoury layer in any case. It’s the richest appetizer I’ve ever put in my mouth and I will shake your hand if you can manage to eat more than three.

News you need: I made the foie gras Timbit appetizer from the Hannibal TV show and it was completely off the hook? Via a couple of trials, the best approach is to slice an Old-Fashioned Glazed, add a slab of fois gras au torchon, then add a wedge of Spanish quince jelly (dulce de membrillo), for a shape that looks vaguely like a round-bottomed pyramid. Old-Fashioned Glazed has a cinnamon-vanilla quality to it that calls out to the candied fruit. This probably also works with pâtés that are not foie gras but don’t skimp on the savoury layer in any case. It’s the richest appetizer I’ve ever put in my mouth and I will shake your hand if you can manage to eat more than three.

(Source: teamozera)

It was 22 Celsius yesterday.

It was 22 Celsius yesterday.

Fast & Furious (2009) + more Captain America notes

Ambushed by unexpected nostalgia(tm): watched the first two movies as they came out (don’t remember if I saw Tokyo Drift or not, which seems about right), and the story seems to have picked up without a nod to the intervening decade. The characters and plot stakes inherited from 2001 feel intimate for a 2010s serial box office juggernaut: a fuel truck heist here, a drug-running sting there, and nary a devastated sci-fi cityscape in sight. (In fact, F&F’s LA looks more like what I expect LA to look like than any other recent movie I’ve watched, by virtue of the fact that it seems to contain the right proportion of non-white people. I am looking at you, Spike Jonze.)

The car action is sleek, of course, structured around agility, reflex, and wit; this wouldn’t require specific remark if I hadn’t watched this right before Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which adopted a demolition derby approach — the way to stop a getaway car is to ram it with another car from the back, then ram it from the front, then ram it from either side. And then shoot it. The latter approach felt intentional, I suspect to serve as a sort of thematic anchor: the character-based action falling on a cyborg continuum between human (agility, reflex, and wit) and machine (raw strength, goal-oriented, goes through obstacles rather than around them). 

HUMAN—> Widow -> Batroc -> Falcon -> Crossbones -> Cap -> Winter Soldier —> MACHINE

(As a note to this: Falcon is a more technologically augmented character than Crossbones, but Sam is more human — and his wings behave naturalistically rather than like a fancy jetpack. The Winter Soldier ripping off his wing gave me a full-body wince, even though it didn’t physically damage Sam himself; it felt like watching someone tear the wing off a bird.)

mmarycontrary replied to your post “Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier”

Excellent! I’ve been looking forward to what you’ll have to say about the fragements of a 70s spy thriller and the weird post-Soviet Soviets.

Well, I haven’t actually seen the 70s thrillers everyone is referencing? Except for All The President’s Men, if that counts. My formative eras for conspiracy theory were the 80s Satanic child abuse moral panic and 90s alien abduction narratives — all very apolitical. 

The Soviet stuff, I think, betrays a third or fourth rewrite where people just never went back and fixed the finer details, though said details don’t hold up the movie. An exercise for the tie-in comics… I’m peeved that they excised Natasha’s back story with the Winter Soldier, but considering no one’s memory is actually reliable, that can be fanwanked or retconned at will (if they ever do that Black Widow movie XD;;).

airyairyquitecontrary:

Okay class sit down and shut up because this is fucking adorable. The big tree on the left is Tāne Mahuta, Lord of the Forest, the largest kauri tree in the world, quite possibly older than Jesus Christ. It lives in New Zealand not far from Dargaville in the North Island. We love it a lot.

The big tree on the right is Jōmon Sugi, a great big yakusugi tree from Yakushima Island in Japan, and it may be up to seven thousand years old. So by comparison Tāne Mahuta is just a little sprout, which is adorable and appropriate because while, in Maori, Tāne is the name of the god of the forests, in Japanese ‘tane’ means the sprout of a plant.

And the two trees are partners. Isn’t that lovely? In the first arrangement of its kind, like ever, in 2009, they were, well, kind of married.  Given their age difference I’m not quite sure I see the partnership as a marriage, though. Perhaps it’s more like the bond between mentor and pupil. Jōmon-sensei and Tāne-chan.

This seems like the kind of post that gets reblogged on your dash 6 months later with anthropomorphic anime fan arts attached.

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