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The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-06-08 00:39
  Subject:   [Digg] Secure Programming for Linux and Unix HOWTO.
To give you an idea of how important this subject is, at the CERT, 9 of 13 advisories in 1998 and at least half of the 1999 advisories involved buffer overflows. An informal 1999 survey on Bugtraq found that approximately 2/3 of the respondents felt that buffer overflows were the leading cause of system security vulnerability (the remaining respondents identified ``mis-configuration'' as the leading cause) [Cowan 1999]. This is an old, well-known problem, yet it continues to resurface [McGraw 2000].


Also I would like to say that I, for one, welcome our new less expensive, lighter, but still strong-as-steel titanium overlords.
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-06-08 05:15
  Subject:   [MeFi] The first pebble in an avalance - I hope.
  Music:hope springs eternal, but cynicism carries today

"I refuse to be silent any longer. I refuse to watch families torn apart, while the President tells us to "stay the course." ... I refuse to be party to an illegal and immoral war against people who did nothing to deserve our aggression. I wanted to be there for my fellow troops. But the best way was not to help drop artillery and cause more death and destruction. It is to help oppose this war and end it so that all soldiers can come home." -U.S. Army Lt. Ehren Watada


Since our legislators have demonstrated over and over again that they are stinking, dickless cowards, I suppose we the people are going to have to kick off the jihad against Bush's lies.

Or maybe I'm fooling myself, and my fellow Americans really are as stupid and submissive as I think they are. Wholeheartedly swallowing any lie their President cares to tell them, whether that President be Nixon, Reagan, Clinton, or Bush. Because obedience is obviously much more important than truth.

P.S. Found that-there Osama bin Laden guy yet? Even *tried* to find him? Cuz god knows, we wouldn't want to actually go after the guy who actually took down the World Trade Towers on 9/11 by crashing jetliners full of people into them. Would we?
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-06-08 06:23
  Subject:   Parkour vids.
I think everyone has seen these, but maybe not.

David Belle, one of the co-founders of parkour:


Russian parkour clan:


Part running, part climbing, part gymnastics, Parkour is my favorite extreme sport that should be made into a video game.
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-06-08 19:18
  Subject:   This weekend at the Mayan: District B-13

Starring David Belle, originator of the sport of Parkour!


7:20pm, Sat the 10th, at the Mayan. Comment here or call (number in the userinfo as always) if you want to come along.

(Thanks to zonereyrie for telling me about this!)

Edit: I'll probably be at work part or most of Saturday, so after the movie I think I'll drop by The Church for a drink or two.
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