I must say that I’m glad to see there are no plans to pull Firesheep. Add-ons have a lot of power since they run in a privileged space. Anything your browser can access, your add-ons can access. The point to being able to kill add-ons was to protect the user in situations where an add-on […]
Archive for October, 2010
There’s been a storm of discussion over the past 72 hours about Eric Butler’s Firefox extension Firesheep. To summarize, it’s a Firefox extension that facilitates session hijacking by packet sniffing for data from certain websites. As far as software goes, it’s more evolutionary than revolutionary, at its core it’s a packet sniffer. The evolution is […]
What do you get when you put a 300-year-old pocket watch through an CT scan? Absolutely amazing pictures. The article in interesting but make sure to check out the slide show.
Here’s a fantastic trilogy of websites: Enterprise HTML / JS / CSS. What makes them so brilliant is that they are actually 100% true. I spent a summer cleaning up just this type of stuff. It’s true, it’s out there, it’s painful.
Freddy “Sez” Schuman died over the weekend. Interestingly his last game was ALDS Game 3, which I was at. That completes the latest Yankee death trifecta including Bob Sheppard and George Steinbrenner. It’s amazing how iconic a spoon hitting that frying pan has become.
Gary Shilling of A. Gary Shilling & Co believes that the housing market has another 20% to go before it will bottom out. BusinessInsider has a pretty extensive slide show explaining how he came to that conclusion. I noted a few weeks ago that I don’t think the housing market has bottomed out. Despite what […]
An interesting tidbit about the NeXT corporate offices: The architectural centerpiece was a “floating” staircase with no visible supports I’d be curious to know if this had any influence on the glass staircases used in the modern-day Apple stores such as the 5th Ave store in New York. Perhaps Mr. Jobs was fond of those […]
I had heard the story of Kurt Gödel discovering an inconsistency in the U.S. Constitution, one that would allow the U.S. to become a dictatorship. Towards the end of his life Oskar Morgenstern, who along with Albert Einstein went to the citizenship hearing for Gödel (all three were Institute for Advanced Study faculty at the […]