Today's delayed weekly weird brought to you by the letters 'H' and 'angover'
Fortunately there's plenty of Schadenfreude to make me feel better. Mark Karples of MtGox fame was arrested in Japan for being a giant idiot. Seriously, do you know how hard you have to try to give php programmers a bad name?
- HN Comments on the arrest: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9985664
- A reddit thread of an early MtGox employee answering questions: https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/3fe92x/im_ashley_barr_aka_adam_turner_the_first_mtgox/
- and HN comments on that thread: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9988090
Also firefox has been uploading your .bash_profile and .ssh keys to the Ukraine for a while now. No biggie. https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2015/08/06/firefox-exploit-found-in-the-wild/
- I generally steer clear of politics in general but this is too juicy to pass up: http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2015/08/donald-trump-and-bill-clinton-collide-best-conspiracy-story-ever
THE MOON IS AWESOME!
- Lagrange points are awesome: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/dscovrepicmoontransitfull.gif (also ZZ Top's favorite gravitational phenomenon)
- Apollo 11 averaged about 7 inches to the gallon: http://www.vox.com/2015/8/2/9086791/buzz-aldrin-apollo-11-document
Do you struggle to explain IaaS, PaaS, WhateveraaS to people? Try the pizza analogy: http://t.co/vWJQAAyTRM
- Well, I think we all know who's piloting this: http://gfycat.com/SnappyYellowGraywolf
- Sort of nsfw: http://interretialia.tumblr.com/post/27494054838/carpe-natibus-has-been-corrected-to-carpe-natem
- English is so dumb: https://i.imgur.com/qTaxHpI.jpg
- Today's example of why checking credentials is important: http://www.thelocal.de/20140625/fake-engineer-di-mauro-designed-berlin-airport-fire-system (From a long Bloomberg article about the airport that's a little long on Greece analogies but entertaining: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2015-07-23/how-berlin-s-futuristic-airport-became-a-6-billion-embarrassment )
- A great webcomic: http://www.viruscomix.com/page588.html (lots of reading. I vaguely recall other comics on that site not being entirely sfw but I didn't actually check. This page is entirely fine)
- Cat tax: https://i.imgur.com/9PKQ7Rt.jpg