Wednesday, November 06, 2013

PLEASE be careful what you click


You click on something on the internet.
Software downloads to your system, encrypts all your files, and demands a ransom to unlock it, usually with a countdown timer that destroys all your info if you don't pay up.

The alert sent by the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team says it all:

If you do have a backup drive, disconnect it if you are not actively backing up since everything connected to the infected machine is also encrypted and held for ransom.

While this current issue is directed at Windows systems, it is likely to spread to other platforms as well, so please:  practice safe internet'ing!

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

second patent 8,578,450

#2 was issued today !,578,450.PN.&OS=PN/8,578,450&RS=PN/8,578,450

first was a year ago -

piano guys still have it

Piano Guys play SWOTR+SimpleGifts

If you have not seen them perform before, you've heard of duets with two?
Here's one with five:

and one of the best variants of Pachelbel (and not even on piano...)

oh what the heck just subscribe to their channel.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

partial eclipse

there was a partial eclipse this morning - and it was behind the clouds and below the tree line - this is what we might have seen -  (from skyguide app)