June 13, 2006

The Post Modern Paper Generator...

We here at the Realm, Love post-modernism. We love the lack of absolutes... We love the meshing of different thoughts, beliefs, ideas... We love that we recieved 4 college credits for a post-modernism class... Awesome. Which brings us to this website. Each time this website is loaded it produces a new post modern essay using the Dada Engine (Link). And engine, that as the website puts it, "is a system for generating random text from grammars. It compiles and runs on (most) UNIX-like systems." At this engine has "delivered 2176841 essays since 25/Feb/2000 18:43:09 PST, when it became operational. It is being served from a machine in Seattle, Washington, USA." It's amazing... What does it all mean? Read one of the essays sometime... They make you think, not just about the content, but about words that are written litterally without inherant meaning behind them. The author's motivations have no correlation (becaues there is no motivation from the code that generates the essay)to the meaning contained both within the individual words and within the essay as a whole. (Link -
By the way, I had Japanese buffet today & ate so much goddamn sushi that I feel I have expanded to the point that I may need to loosen my belt. We'll see...

Hackers: A Terrible Resource to Waste

We here at the Realm had some fun h4x0r1ng things in our younger, more impressionable years... We're still fans of it today though we obviously can't condone such behavior... We talked to a "security expert" & he told us to keep it up... sorta... but then we didn't keep it up... which brings us to this article...


Christopher Maxwell, a 20-year-old in Vacaville, Calif., pleaded guilty last month in a Seattle federal court to hacking into hundreds of vulnerable computers in the U.S. and Germany last year, when he was 19. He said he created a botnet of zombie computers that he directed to install adware secretly on other machines.

Maxwell's plea deal leaves him on the hook for $252,000 in damages to a Seattle hospital and the Department of Defense, where his attacks disrupted internal networks. He faces up to 15 years in prison.

Jeanson James Ancheta was sentenced in a Los Angeles federal court last month to nearly five years in jail for similar computer crimes he committed last year, when he was 19. Baseline's April cover story detailed Ancheta's exploits, including his taking in $60,000 in fraudulent adware payments and breaking into the Defense Department's systems.

Jeffrey Lee Parson was 18 when he infected at least 48,000 computers with a variant of the MS Blaster worm over four days in the summer of 2003. He pleaded guilty and is 16 months into an 18-month sentence.

(Link - baseline)

Stay Classy Mountain View

Mm... I should have been a doctor... Then I could get one of these sexy machines... Instead, I play video games for a living...
(Link - Winding Road)

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