Kwik Hits

Random things from around the Internets:

As Bruce Schneier points out, quite a number of encrypted USB flash drives have a really, really stupid vulnerability, despite their government certification. Doh. Double-doh is that I have no less than five encrypted USB drives that may or may not be affected, including three for which no updates will likely ever be available (the original M-Systems XKeys which later got rebranded as Verbatim Corporate Secure drives). Joy. At least my battered old Kingston DataTraveler Secure drives appear to be, um, secure, still…

I’ve updated the Debian kernel I made available for the Acer Aspire One to 2.6.32.3; you can get it here if that’s what floats your boat.

Sign the petition to save Better Off Ted, my favoritest television comedy just at the moment. It’s like The Office, only actually funny.

Geekdad a couple days ago came up with a list of one-hundred quotes every geek should apparently know. Sadly, something like 95 of them are from movies or television shows. So here’s my abbreviated list of “short quotes every geek who isn’t a couch potato should know”:

“The enemy’s gate is DOWN.”
“The cake is a lie.”
“Outlander, you’re wearing no clothes!”
“It is pitch dark. You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.”
“Truth, Justice, Freedom, and Reasonably Priced Love.”
“The Turtle moves.”
“Whenever serious and competent people need to get things done in the real world, all considerations of tradition and protocol fly out the window.”
“Oh, was that liquor of yours a stimulant?”
“Hey, cousin, it’s your cousin!”
“Look behind you! A three-headed monkey!”
“Ahoy, fancy-pants.”

Unrelated, but pretty cool: 1960s instructions on comic and cartoon lettering, from back when people used pens, brushes, and ink for everything.

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