Electron Eating Bacteria Discovered

Wired little creatures no doubt,

Some intrepid biologists at the University of Southern California (USC) have discovered bacteria that survives on nothing but electricity — rather than food, they eat and excrete pure electrons. These bacteria yet again prove the almost miraculous tenacity of life — but, from a technology standpoint, they might also prove to be useful in enabling the creation of self-powered nanoscale devices that clean up pollution. . . .

Like mini-dogs. This is too weird.

You Guys Rock!

People like you keep the light shining when the world turns dark.

A Little Help From My Friends

If you can help, please do,

Family of 5 killed & one child in hospital in critical condition .They where hit by a drunk driver going the wrong way on North Sam Houston Pkwy.It killed the mother & father, Elvira Santoyo & Valentine Guzman. 3 of their children, Ani & Patricia & their 3 yr old baby boy.Their oldest daughter is in critical condition in hospital.



Network Scan For Free, As In Beer

You may want to take a whirl with this,

Acunetix is offering 10,000 free network security scans with Acunetix Online Vulnerability Scanner in a bid to make it easier for businesses to take control of their network security.
To make use of this offer, companies must sign up using a valid company email address. Once their scan target has been verified they can then make use of the scanning features mentioned above.

YMMV, depending on company structure.

Tell them I told you to go away.

Looking At Gaza

A must read on living conditions in Gaza which is probably not as well known as it ought to be.

For thousands of years, Gaza has been an important seaport and trade community, exporting agricultural produce to other areas of historic Palestine and serving as a way station for traders traveling along the Egypt-Syria trade route. Located in the southwest most corner of historic Palestine, Gaza is home to a wealth of natural resources including fertile agricultural land, rich fishing grounds, and large offshore natural gas reserves. Gaza also has beautiful beaches, a rich history, and a moderate climate, all of which make it a potentially attractive tourist destination. Add to this a highly educated and youthful population (60 percent under the age of 18, and over 40 percent age 14 or younger), and you might expect that Gaza’s development prospects were positive.

Like the shooting down of the Malaysian airliner, we don’t know enough yet, so too with reports of Israeli’s using gas starting to make the rounds. Previously they have, as have Americans, used white phosphorus munitions, theoretically as illumination. All of which proves nothing in this case, so caution and scepticism, as with the Ukraine situation, are the order of the day around here.

Again, it is a shame so many national leaders, including US Congressional Representatives and Senators, are willing to use emotional arguments when dealing with human lives, as though they, and therefore we ourselves, are beneath the rational exercise of our minds in these matters. This nation has long hidden behind the walls of oceans, oblivious to not only current policies in foreign affairs, but the repercussions of those policies of the past which may lead the nation into conflict now, or in the future.

Hate and admiration are vanities of the powerless, that are used by the powerful to make others believe that they are part of something greater than themselves. It is the vanity of the blind leading the blind, and only requires the individual to loose their fear of the darkness for the falsehood of light that is the pit into which our emotions lead us.

Cognitive Dissonance Clarity In DC

These things are a matter of choice. And the thing is this, we can see it, and choose not to deal with it.

A World Of Napoleon’s

Too short to climb up on the shoulders of of giants,

The Napoleon complex is named after Emperor Napoleon I of France. The conventional wisdom is that Napoleon compensated for his lack of height by seeking power, war and conquest. Though he was long reported to have stood at only 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m),[4] historians have now suggested Napoleon was actually 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) tall. Napoleon was often seen with his Imperial Guard, which contributed to the perception of his being short because the Imperial Guards were above average height.[5] In psychology, the Napoleon complex is regarded as a derogatory social stereotype.[6]

In lieu of being great, would it be asking too much of world leaders to be good?

1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. 3 What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun? 4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. 5 The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose. 6 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits. 7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.

8 All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. 9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. 10 Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. 11 There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.

12 I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem. 13 And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith. 14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit. 15 That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.

16 I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge. 17 And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit. 18 For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.


I use j;r5980yf(*^&%jsfoihHHIUUVbgfOIUYOFR on most sites, saving “Therapiddeclineof[passwordcomplexityasrecalldifficulty]increasessuggeststhat,farfrombeingunallowable,passwordre-useisanecessaryandsensibletoolinmanagingaportfolio,” for my bank.

Users should therefore slap the same simple passwords across free websites that don’t hold important information and save the tough and unique ones for banking websites and other repositories of high-value information.

“The rapid decline of [password complexity as recall difficulty] increases suggests that, far from being unallowable, password re-use is a necessary and sensible tool in managing a portfolio,” the trio wrote.

“Re-use appears unavoidable if [complexity] must remain above some minimum and effort below some maximum.”

YMMV with armoured passwords logging into ADs with Windows 8 on Server 2008 and 2012, where Qwerty9876 still works well.