May 14th is the official deadline for cable modem companies, DSL providers, broadband over powerline, satellite internet companies and some universities to finish wiring up their networks with FBI-friendly surveillance gear, to comply with the FCC’s expanded interpretation of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act.
Full Story at Wired: Threat Level – Wired Blogs
A shift on the way home and then some icing fusions, but still tasty, tasty cupcakes.
Representations of Batman in fine art through the ages are on display at the bat-tastic Bat-Blog.
Starry Night in Gotham by Vincent VanGogh
A 13 year old kid’s mother dies, leaving him a £16,000 inheritance. Kid parleys that into £250,000 over the course of three years using various online scams. Lawsuits ensue.
He even employed a personal bodyguard, flew abroad on business trips and claimed he was going to buy a private jet….”He would not eat sandwiches unless the crusts were cut off. And once he started making money he refused to attend school unless the local council paid for him to go to a private school.”
Mint Juleps with bourbon for Derby Day and on to the Tequila Shooters for Cinco de Mayo Night.
Festive around here.
NASA – Walter Schirra, 1923-2007“Wally Schirra, the only astronaut to fly in the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs, has died. He was 84 years old. “
Nasa has a good bio up on Wally, take a look.