Category Archives: shorts

Short stories or commented/shares quotes from around the web and world

Security through obscurity

Oh thanks, but no thanks … 
  • Domain users will be required to change their passwords every 90 days (previously 180 days)
  • Domain users will be required to use adequate length and complex passwords
    • Password Length – Passwords must be at least eight (8) characters long
    • Password Complexity – Passwords must contain a combination of alpha-numeric (with upper and lower case letters) and special characters (e.g., &, *, $, #)

And there goes my quite long letter only password :(

Predám Crumpler The Opulent Rooster XL

Predám foto-ntb batoh Crumpler The Opulent Rooster XL v stave “ako nový” (použitý asi na troch jedno-dvojdňových cestách po európe).

Na fotografiách je priamo objekt predaja, ktorý reprezentuje všetko, čo o Crumpler poznáte alebo ste počuli. Premyslený, nezničiteľný a trvanlivý produkt.


Obsahuje spodné oddelenie pre fotoaparát a prílušenstvo, ktoré však môžete aj celé vytiahnuť a prepojiť spodnú časť s vrchnou a vytvoriť jeden veľmi veľký priestor. Kvantum rôznych úložných priestorov zvonku aj v zvnútra je samozrejmosť.


Oddelenie na notebook pojme modely až do 17″ a je veľmi dobre chránené zo všetkých strán.


Samozrejmosťou sú nastaviteľné popruhy a celkovo vysoká ergonómia. Jedno varovanie – je to relatívne väčší batoh a napríklad na útlejšej postave pôsobí komicky – 36 × 54 × 24 cm.

Špecifikácia výrobcu:

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Batoh sa už myslím nevyrába, dá sa však ešte kúpiť napríklad za cca 150 GBP.

Predávam ho z jediného dôvodu – nepoužil som ho už tak cca 3 roky a v budúcnosti nevidím udalosť, kde by sa hodil, takže nech radšej šlúži iným.

Cena: 2 000 Kč píšte na

2012 London Olympics organizers are nuts

Banned during the Games: What the rules say

Athletes don’t …

• Blog about your breakfast cereal or energy bar if it’s not an official sponsor – in Games Period all endorsement is banned.

• Post video clips from inside the athletes’ village to your blog or Youtube. No audio or video content from inside any Olympic venue can be uploaded to any site.

• Tweet “in the role of a journalist”. Athletes “must not report on competition or comment on the activities of other participants”.

Non-sponsor companies and businesses don’t …

• Say: “Supporting our athletes at the 2012 Games!” or “Help us make it a Gold 2012!”

• Use images that suggest an assocation with the London Olympics.

•Offer tickets as part of a promotion.

Crowd members don’t

• Upload a clip of William and Kate tripping up the steps of the Olympic stadium to Youtube: “A Ticket Holder may not license, broadcast or publish video and/or sound recordings, including on social networking websites and the internet.”

• Post your pictures to Facebook – this may fall under the same restriction.

• Take part in an ambush marketing stunt, “including, for the avoidance of doubt individual or group ambush marketing”.

Check the whole article for showcase of unseen levels of commercialization of Olympics. The cited rules are very funny too – Athlete tweeting about how awesome performance of other Athlete was is forbidden?! Welcome to China? You cannot post your pictures to Facebook? W T F?
Via @kasparek

Můžou si učitelé číst Blesk?

„Mimochodem spousta učitelů dnes nemluví spisovně. Spousta učitelů ani nepíše na tabuli – možná se bojí, že by udělali chyby? A ještě jedna věc: je nepřístojné, aby si učitel cestou do školy v autobuse četl Blesk… V soukromí ať si čte, co chce, ale veřejně nemá být s ničím takovým viděn, protože to říká o jeho inteligenčním profilu něco smutného. Bulvár nemá co dělat ve sborovnách a ředitelé by na to měli dbát. Osobně bych zavedl i kulturu oblékání ve školách a vykázal z nich pouliční módu. Ne povinně, ale po dohodě s rodiči.

Čo dodať?

Don’t work. Be hated. Love someone.

Most of you will end up in activities which involve communication. To those of you I have a second message: be wary of the truth. I’m not asking you to speak it, or write it, for there are times when it is dangerous or impossible to do those things. The truth has a great capacity to offend and injure, and you will find that the closer you are to someone, the more care you must take to disguise or even conceal the truth. Often, there is great virtue in being evasive, or equivocating. There is also great skill. Any child can blurt out the truth, without thought to the consequences. It takes great maturity to appreciate the value of silence.

In order to be wary of the truth, you must first know it. That requires great frankness to yourself. Never fool the person in the mirror.

Worth noting, probably sharing too, so enjoy.

Why Airport Security Is Broken—And How to Fix It

Any effort to rebuild TSA and get airport security right in the U.S. has to start with two basic principles:

First, the TSA’s mission is to prevent a catastrophic attack on the transportation system, not to ensure that every single passenger can avoid harm while traveling. Much of the friction in the system today results from rules that are direct responses to how we were attacked on 9/11. But it’s simply no longer the case that killing a few people on board a plane could lead to a hijacking. Never again will a terrorist be able to breach the cockpit simply with a box cutter or a knife. The cockpit doors have been reinforced, and passengers, flight crews and air marshals would intervene.

Second, the TSA’s job is to manage risk, not to enforce regulations. Terrorists are adaptive, and we need to be adaptive, too. Regulations are always playing catch-up, because terrorists design their plots around the loopholes.

Great read

Only a non-native can spot the culture habits – 13 Examples of How Slovakia is stuck in 50`

Below I have listed items that I consider both admirable and worthy of mention.  These are aspects of Slovak culture, that, for all practical purposes, Americans once had and have generally parted with.  While I did not live in the 1950′s, so many Americans visiting Slovakia have said to me about Slovakia “Well, that’s sort of like how it was in the 1950′s,” that it’s hard to ignore this comparison.

Awesome article spotting the things, that should (mostly) be considered as habits worth to nourish, rather than forgot. Living 9+ years in Czech Republic I wonder, how much different it is here? Not that much (except for Prague of course). The example 5 about being responsible and free at once is something, we will hopefully keep forever.