Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Reposted from The Colorado Daily Times and Tribune Aug 24th, 2009
Denver, Co (AP)-Teenagers are infamous for being on the cutting edge of current fads and trends. The reason why teens are on the lookout for something new and different is almost a given: they are working on their identity. Your teen wants to identify with something that makes him/her feel good about him/her self. Something new comes out, all the teens and their peers check it out. If it sticks for a little while, it’s a fad. If it sticks around a longer time, it becomes a trend.
Many fads are harmless. Back in my day people cut the sleeves and collars of sweatshirts off and wore them inside-out. No big deal. This fad did not become a trend and is no longer seen. Today, everyone owns an IPod and will text friends on their cell phones. These fads will either fade with new technology or become a trend and stay around awhile. We’ll have to wait and see.
Today teens are using a seeming random series of words to portray illegal activity. The phrase is
Hilarious vid flying guy playing piano 'n ice skaters fallin.
The trend seems to be growing fast, but we expect that it is only a fad. We have found a more recent edited copy floating around the web here at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwsKBgWm2aQ
Our research shows that it came from a youtube video made in early 2007. Basically the guy flys, plays the piano, and ice skaters fall as obviously described. How it started being used by high schooler's to describe illegal drug use no one has yet found out.
Information from: The Colorado Daily Times and Tribune, http://www.ColoradoDTT.com
created by The videoist at 12:34 AM
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
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Thursday, February 12, 2009
by Jeff Bliss
Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Chinese government and freelance hackers are the primary culprits behind as many as several hundred daily attacks against U.S. government, electric-utility and financial computer networks, a senior congressman said.
“Sophisticated hackers could really wreak havoc on our financial systems if they were successful,” House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson said in an interview. The threat is “primarily from China.”
While cyber plots to disrupt U.S. computer networks have been thwarted, significant vulnerabilities exist, said Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat.
Many of these problems will be detailed in a 60-day review the Obama administration on Feb. 9 said it would conduct on government cyber-security efforts, Thompson said. President Barack Obama also has said he would appoint a computer-security chief who will report directly to him, a move Thompson supports.
Currency trading is among the financial networks targeted by hackers, Thompson said. An attack would be particularly damaging in light of the financial system’s troubled state, he said.
He said electric utilities’ networks also have several points of weakness.
“We were provided alarming data on the vulnerability of our electrical grid in this country,” he said.
Wang Baodong, a spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in the U.S., denied that the Chinese government was attacking U.S. computer systems.
“Allegations that the Chinese government is behind cyber attacks against the U.S. computer networks are totally unwarranted and misleading for the America public,” Wang said in an e-mailed statement.
Wang said the Chinese government is “cracking down” on computer hacking and other cyber crimes.
Thompson, during the interview, touched on topics ranging from immigration legislation to terrorism. He called a “cheap shot” former Vice President Dick Cheney’s assertion in an interview Feb. 3 that Obama’s policies make a terrorist attack more likely.
“There’s nothing that I’ve been briefed on in a classified setting that gives me any concern that what the vice president said is true,” he said. “It’s easy to say something is going to happen, so if it happens two years from now, you say, ‘I told you so.’”
Thompson also said that U.S. authorities are monitoring about 20 Somali-American youths who disappeared from Minneapolis last year. The youths are suspected of traveling to Somalia and linking up with al-Shabab, a militant Islamic organization that the State Department considers a terrorist organization, according to Newsweek.
“We know who the suspects are, we pretty much have them under observation, and at this point nothing has risen to the level of bringing these people in,” Thompson said.
Al-Shahab is linked to al-Qaeda, and the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security investigated the threat of an attack by the group around the time of Obama’s inauguration last month.
On immigration, Thompson said it’s possible that Congress in the next two years will pass legislation overhauling U.S. immigration law, tightening border security and establishing a temporary worker program. The financial crisis has made it difficult for lawmakers to focus on the measure, and it isn’t the “hot button” that it was before last year’s elections, he said.
In the meantime, Thompson said, he is urging the administration to develop a comprehensive plan for securing U.S. borders against illegal aliens, including a decision on whether to continue building a 670-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Thompson, who voted against building the fence, favors using a combination of Border Patrol agents, fencing, cameras, sensors and radar.
He has been critical of progress on the system, known as Secure Border Initiative Net, which has suffered delays because of technical glitches.
created by The videoist at 6:23 PM
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, November 17, 2008
This is mainly a running site, but I also decide to include informative content to keep my readers entertained as well as give them the most up to date information when I can. So lets talk about the Itouch and Iphone and need for speed being introduced. It it suppossed to be released tomorrow so we'll see. Need for speed undercover and the Itouch, it looks to be the best game for the iphone and itouch. I imagine this game will push the limits of the itouch as a mobile gaming device. Need for speed undercover and the itouch. Looks to be great and can't wait till tomorrow. So I think I'll add some posts on the game after this.
created by The videoist at 6:17 PM