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Something new we do not need: car viruses.

Lexus cars may be vulnerable to viruses that infect them via mobile phones. Landcruiser 100 models LX470 and LS430 have been discovered with infected operating systems that transfer within a range of 15 feet.

The virus is said to spread via Bluetooth, so cars infect each other as they drive by. Actually, I suppose this is a worm, not a virus.

I mean, it's just a matter of time before your car's GPS system starts popping up ads for \/iaagra and appeals from Barrister Dennis Shabangu who begs your indulgence to transfer fifteen million dollars into your bank account. We'll need to update our cars' virus signatures, Baysian spam filters, and ad blockers weekly, and it will all be very annoying.

Via Schneier on Security, an interesting blog about security issues, which also sends us to this hilarious photo which demonstrates that it doesn't matter how good your security is, if people can just go around it. Sort of a real-life example of this joke about the XP Windows firewall.


Sourdough starter, Day 2: no drama yet. It sulks, like a grumpy shoggoth larva, in its stoneware bowl. Rise, little starter! Turn all the shades of the rainbow: brown, gray, brownish-gray, and off-white! Bubble, roil, degas your foul odors and make the cats look cross-eyed at each other and say, "That was you, wasn't it?"


ETSU

meaning: audience (with a ruler)

拝謁 == haietsu == (noun) audience (with Emperor)
謁する == essuru == (noun which takes する to act as a verb) to have an audience with


Left radical is 'words/speak' (言). Right radical is a character only found in Chinese, which is now used to indicate questions of various types. Henshall suggests taking it as 'sun' (日), and a 'cover' over a 'sitting man' (ヒ), and as a mnemonic: 'Man sits covered in sunshine after wordy audience.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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