Busy Busy!

Between SOX Audit stuff (which is a month-long process of data gathering), other demanding projects at work and the more important things in life, I really haven't had a lot of time to both tinker AND post stuff. Keep an eye on our RSS Feed, though, and I'll try to get to posting more Delicious Links. I run across dozens of cool infosec, UNIX and programming links every week. I've just been really lax on sharing them via Delicious.

In the meantime, bow before Mubix's inspiring display of creativity. This is seriously awesome. Room362: Metasploit Framework as a Payload for Metasploit Framework


Godwin's Law and Scientology

In the bygone days of usenet's booming popularity, Mike Godwin crafted a theory that's often called Godwin's Law or Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies. As originally stated, it ties specifically to Usenet (newsgroups) but it has been applied to almost any form of discussion including Forums, mailing lists, IRC and even Twitter.

As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.
Frogman alerted me to a hilarious Godwin's Law proof Monday involving the Wikipedia ban of edits coming from the Church of Scientology. On May 28th, Wikipedia banned edits from CoS. on the grounds that all CoS wikipedia edits have been self-serving and sometimes downright subversive. On May 30th, David Miscavige (Chairman of the CoS RTC) retorted with this statement, essentially calling Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee a bunch of Nazis:
Blocking the IP addresses of computers located at Scientology's Pac Base, Int Base and Celebrity Centre is just a way to force Scientology parishioners into an undesired beingness. What's next, will Scientologists have to wear yellow, six-pointed stars on our clothing?
Dude. Godwin's Law! Hey, I have to include an xkcd if one is relavent!

On the ranty side -- and this is my personal opinion:
There are very few things that could possibly happen on this planet that will ever come close to the kind of oppression that Hitler was trying to implement. I really wish that people would quit trying to draw parallels to the mother****ing HOLOCAUST when they can't get their way in life. Not only is it irrationally dramatic in most cases, but it trivializes a tragedy the likes of which we will hopefully never have to deal with again.


kc2600.com is alive and well once again

The old site (a forum) had fallen into a state of disrepair and was eventually abandoned by its previous keepers. Asmodian X has breathed new life into kc2600.com as a place to learn more about what's going on at the 2600 meetings in Kansas City. Hopefully, we'll have updates from other kc2600 attendees as well. Thanks, Asmo! Don't forget, the next meeting is coming up Friday, June 5th. I believe there will be attendees at both Oak Park Mall Food Court and inside Barnes & Noble at Independence Commons. Maps at the bottom of this post.

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