BF Skinner November 19, 2010 5:02 PM

Jamaica? Allllwwwright.

No one would have believed in the early years of the century that the effect of the crop Jamaica was most known for was able to be photographed.

jgreco November 19, 2010 5:16 PM

I’d heard of squid jumping, but squid actually turning themselves into water bottle rockets and propelling themselves through the air with water? That’s pretty wild.

Clive Robinson November 21, 2010 2:04 AM

OFF Topic:

@ Bruce,

I don’t know if you have heard about the incident back in April where on the 8th around 0400 UTC China Telecom pushed out 40,000 or so incorrect route adverts and swallowd up around 15% of the internet traffic (BGP) routes into their network for 18mins or so.

This from ZDNet is boardering on OMG,

But does make the valid point about the PK CA Cert hole.

Obviously no surprise that re-routing the traffic this way was possible, but a big surprise that China Telco could handle all the traffic with only a few milliseconds aditional trip time…

This suggest a way bigger capacity in their pipes than was originaly thought.

Oh then of course is the fact that some of the routes re-advertised successfully where US MIL etc routes so some possibly confidential information has gone China Telco’s way.

A more restrained “butter fingers” analysis,

Oh and of course the Political Breakfast comment from the WP, and CNN (OhMyG think of the APT tack from war hawk types)

RF November 21, 2010 3:59 PM

“Fun,” offtopic: using Google-sponsored inflight wifi today, I loaded Facebook and saw…someone else’s Facebook feed! And reloaded and saw…a third person’s feed!

They transparently proxy your traffic — it’s obvious from the errors you get. Proxy’s clearly misconfigured something fierce. Wonder who was logged in as me. 😛

Clive Robinson November 22, 2010 4:00 AM

Off Topic,

@ Bruce,

This made me smile this morning,

Basicaly it’s a not well written piece about a German hacker (Tohmas Roth) who has used a Cloud based GPU array to crack a file containing SHA1 password hashs by brut force in under an hour for less than a couple of USD (average of about 3.5mins per hash).

Nothing technicaly new but oh boy the cost is dropping, but that is not what made me smile compare the ZDNet page with the much better written original,

Talk about cranking the handle on the sausage machine…

mk November 25, 2010 2:07 PM

Strange ‘squidworm’ showcases sea’s secrets – November 24, 2010

squidworm.bmpA bizarre new worm with 10 ‘arms’ has been discovered living some 2,500 metres under the surface of the sea, in an isolated ocean basin in the Far East.

Teuthidodrilus samae is a new genus and species of free-swimming annelid worm that appears to be common near the bottom of the Celebes Sea – a deep basin between Indonesia and the Philippines. These ‘squidworms’ can reach a body length of 94mm with their appendages at least as long again and several of them were seen on research dives undertaken in 2007.

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