Sometimes there’s a temptation to think that cyberattacks are an unfortunate consequence of our ever-increasing interconnected digital world, which is underscored by the fact that most Americans walk around with a personal computer in their pocket. Cyberattacks, however, are nothing new.
In 1999, the so-called Melissa virus infected Microsoft Word documents and wreaked havoc on business and personal computers powered by Windows worldwide. It caused an estimated $80 million in damage and was the impetus behind the sales boom in anti-virus software, which has gained near universal acceptance since. Shortly after that, in 2000, a hacker dubbed Mafiaboy unleashed a series of distributed-denial-of-services (DDoS) attacks on a string of consumer sites, including Amazon, eBay, E*TRADE and Yahoo!, at the time the no. 1 search engine in the world. The blitz resulted in over $1 billion in damage.
Still, there’s no question that cybersecurity concerns have become more acute more recently…
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“You snooze you lose…unless you have kitchen privileges“
I pulled into our driveway on Sunday morning, and found two squirrels waiting in the yard. They seem to know that we carry nuts (or perhaps we are nuts) with us in the car. As I walked over to toss them a few peanuts, they heard some squawking and ran to the dogwood for protection. I tossed the peanuts. As they started to come down, two blue jays arrived in the tree. For a few seconds. everyone stood still, then the blue jays swooped in and scarfed up the peanuts.
I went inside, but a few minutes later, I could hear a gentle tapping on the front door. The two squirrels were waiting on the porch.
This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner, I’d encourage you to join in…
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Published On: 30th Oct 2017
Republished On 14th Nov 2017 on the eve of Children’s Day in India
Jumping Jumping Went To School
Morning, morning saw outside
Everything looks fresh, fresh, green, green
Felt to take long, long breaths
Want to be as fresh
Brush in mouth up & down, sideways
Sprinkled water to the face
Mummy calls to have some milk
Glimpses from the window
Birds chirping, hopping, hopping, tree to tree
Wondering, wondering where do they go
Questioning myself, do they have a school too?
Yells Mummy to have bath & breakfast
Oh! Mummy! Mummy!! Coming, coming
Jumping, jumping went to school
Nursery rhymes for children are to make know of the things of the world. Their vocabulary has to improve day by day. Their morning duties are compulsive to make them good healthy citizens of tomorrow. Slowly and steadily their queries to the world must…
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I discovered this article and simply felt the day after 9/11 was perfect for repeating it.
Retired Army Air Corps Capt. Jerry Yellin is a man on a mission, and that mission is to speak to young people across America about World War II and the futility of war. His life’s motto is, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” and he firmly believes that the young people of today do not appreciate the reality of war and what it was like to fight in one.
Yellin was an Army pilot during WWII [the 78th Fighter Squadron, “The Bushmasters”], with 19 missions over Japan to his credit, but now he is a worried man. In an interview with Channel 12 News, he said, “It’s 2016. I’m 92 years old. I’m reading the same…
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I love to travel and one of those reasons is because I get to meet new people and learn about their culture. Most of all, the ones I love to exchange ideas are the hotel and airline staff. Blame it on my entrepreneurial spirit, I’m always on the hunt of hearing a good career story and giving advice to those who need it. Old habits die hard even when I’m on a holiday.
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