Is Your Refrigerator Spying On You?

I spent most of today completely emptying the back of our Dodge Dakota, sorting stuff, throwing away stuff, saving stuff, and then trying to put it all back in some logical order.

I did find some things I’d been looking for, but what’s really funny is that I not only found things I didn’t know I was missing, but I also found things that I didn’t even know I had.

I guess these were things that I bought either right before or right after we started RV’ing 6 years ago, but in some cases I don’t even remember buying them.

Oh well, that’s what Spring (early) Cleaning is for.

After commenting yesterday about how our old gate was still going strong, I must have jinxed things. Our fellow gate guard, Orlyn, called this evening to say that our replacements, Jim and Linda Mossman, were released from the gate this afternoon, and Orlyn and his wife will be leaving their railroad crossing gate as soon as new warning signs are made up and installed. Hope they get a new gate soon.

And now for something completely different. Well, maybe a few things.

First off, for all those stars who botch the singing, or forget the words, to the National Anthem, check out 5 year old Rhema. A couple of the notes she hits are amazing. This should be required watching for all prospective National Anthem singers.

Rhema sings the National Anthem


Next, if you’re of a technical bent, here’s the first detailed explanation of how the
Target credit card data theft was done. Turns out the malware was actually installed on the credit card terminals themselves, which explains how they were able to also get the PIN numbers too.

And here’s an article that talks about how your cat thinks you’re just another big, lazy cat. This can’t be right. Mister thinks he’s people, just like us.

Well, maybe not just like us. Mister thinks he’s smarter. And in some cases, I think he’s right.

Lastly, your TV, thermostat, or refrigerator may have been infiltrated. Basically, anything that now connects to the Internet is open to hackers. In this case, more than 100,000 devices were under hacker’s control and used to send out malicious emails.

Could your water meter be next?


Thought for the Day:

“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” – Robert A. Heinlein

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One Response

  1. WOW what an incredible little singer…she has amazing breathe control for a child too…stuff we learned in high school choir!! But you have to admit there has got to be some great dna that produces that kind of talent so young!!

    Rest of entry interesting too…it is amazing what we forget we have sometimes, isn’t it?

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