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How to Access YouTube and Myspace from Work

Or school for that matter. Many people have been asking and as the technical guru on all things security and hacking, I decided to respond en masse.

The easiest way to do so to get around filtering and places that block those sites is to use a free proxy service.

What’s a proxy service, who cares 😉 Simply type in the address you want to go to using VTunnel (youtube, or myspace, etc.) and you’ll get there all over an encrypted channel.

Making it a bit safer, in case Bob in IT is watching the line.

FYI – if you get caught or screwed somehow, I am completely disclaiming everything. So is everyone else at L’avant Poste.

Terrorists Using Liquid Explosives, Feasible?

Not very, according to this article from The Register (based in the UK). I’d like to pass this along as a central theme of L’avant Poste is travel.
Apparently it takes more than just mixing two liquids together in the bathroom of a plane in mid flight for a bang. It takes a cocktail of items, several hours of work, and the terrorists have to be carful they don’t blow themselves up in the taxi on the way to the airport.

After a few hours – assuming, by some miracle, that the fumes haven’t overcome you or alerted passengers or the flight crew to your activities – you’ll have a quantity of TATP with which to carry out your mission. Now all you need to do is dry it for an hour or two.

And these guys aren’t too bright anyway. Attempting to attack the most difficult mode of transporation on the most scrutinized routes between two cities on constant high-terror alert.

Hope you haven’t changed your travel plans because of it. This might make you feel better after all.

Plus planes can fly despite the worst of conditions, take the Aloha flight:

Mexicans Riding Skateboards

They are actually freeboard. Geronimo sent this over to some of us and now you can see him tear up the mean streets of DC suburbs on his phat freeboard.

You can see all of the videos he’s found amusing in one way or another by clicking here.

World Basketball Championships Update:Turkey

Don’t worry, I know you don’t know what the World Basketball Championships are. Nobody in the United States does because it’s not advertised here. Also, they are playing in Japan so the games are on at like 4am.

Well, to let you all know, Turkey is 3-0 so far. They beat Lithuania, one of the best teams in Europe, and the rest of the games are looking easy.

August 24th is vs. Greece. I’ll tell you one thing, any competition between Greeks and Turks is worth a late night. Or TiVo at least 😉

Am I tooting my own horn? You bet…TOOT TOOT!

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[UPDATE] Phew, and Turkey just beat Brazil 73-71 an hour or so ago…

The US is 3-0 too…