Category Archives: Humour

Star Wars Episode IV.1.d: The Pentesters Strike Back

I was amused:

It is a period of cyber war. In an effort to sustain commerce during these challenging times, the Galactic Trade Federation has required the Empire retain the services of a consultancy on Kessel (a best-value provider, and only twelve parsecs away) to assess the state of their security before signing off on the newly-constructed DEATH STAR campus.

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Happy New Year

So that was 2017. Let’s hope that 2018 turns out a bit better.

Cartoon from Wulff & Morgenthaler

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There are two types of people in the world

Via Bruce Sterling

This reminds me of what is, possibly, my favourite joke of all time: There are 10 types of people in the world, those that understand binary and those that don’t.

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I’m forever selling bubbles

Long Island Iced Tea Corp renamed itself to Long Blockchain – and its shares went bananas

Non-alcoholic beverage slinger Long Island Iced Tea Corp, which is publicly traded and wasn’t performing particularly well financially, decided to rename itself this week to Long Blockchain – and its share price soared 289 per cent.

I should start a company called “The e-Cyber Blockchain Business”. With a name like that, I won’t need a product.

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Happy Metamas

From XKCD

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A future Darwin Award winner

From The Register comes the news of a YouTuber who valiantly attempted to select himself out of the gene pool by cementing his head inside a microwave.

The channel’s two stars – Jay Swingler and Romell Henry, of Fordhouses, Wolverhampton – mixed several boxes of Polyfilla (spackling paste for our US readers) before inserting Swingler’s head, bound in a plastic bag with a breathing tube, into a microwave full of the quick-setting plaster.

Swingler (understandably) found it difficult to breathe despite inserting the tube. Henry and other friends struggled to break through the solidified paste using metal tools and an electric drill, before calling the fire brigade and ambulance.

Emphasis mine.

The emergency services managed to free Swingler from the contraption after an hour and a half, so no Darwin Award for him this time. But I’m sure it won’t be long before success strikes him down.

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Joke of the day

Via All Things Linguistic

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