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Teen urinates in Ortland drinking water

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 at 17:31 by John Sinteur in category: News


A 19-year-old man was caught on camera urinating in a reservoir that holds Ortland’s drinking water on Wednesday, according to city officials.

Since then, the city has been draining 38 million gallons of water from Reservoir 5 at Mount Tabor Park in southeast Ortland.

see what I did there?

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  1. The enormous amount of dilution makes the city’s actions in draining the reservoir ridiculous. Unless, of course, if they believe in homeopathy!

  2. Homeopathy indeed! In any case, this is just plain nuts! How many birds, rabbits, squirrels, and such piss in the reservoir every day? Volume-wise this teen’s output is just a “piss in the bucket”!

  3. The city is actually Portland, Oregon:
    At least it rains so much there that the reservoir will be refilled before long.

  4. Who’s taking the piss?

  5. I see it but I don’t get it.

  6. There is no P in ortland

  7. Ah. Except there is.

  8. You should know that Portland has been involved in a long running fight over the open reservoirs. The city is replacing them with underground tanks, even though all science indicates that open reservoirs are really cleaner and safer. Teenagers and other idiots have been peeing in these reservoirs probably since they were created more than 100 years ago, but it has only become an issue since they city decided to change them.

    This is what happens when contractors take over your government.




    Portland Oregon is in a rain forest, but they pay more for water than Phoenix, Arizona!

    In the future fresh clean water will be more expensive than oil.

  9. PPortland

Easter egg: DSL router patch merely hides backdoor instead of closing it

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 at 17:24 by John Sinteur in category: Security


Back in December, Eloi Vanderbecken of Synacktiv Digital Security was visiting his family for the Christmas holiday, and for various reasons he had the need to gain administrative access to their Linksys WAG200G DSL gateway over Wi-Fi. He discovered that the device was listening on an undocumented Internet Protocol port number, and after analyzing the code in the firmware, he found that the port could be used to send administrative commands to the router without a password.

After Vanderbecken published his results, others confirmed that the same backdoor existed on other systems based on the same Sercomm modem, including home routers from Netgear, Cisco (both under the Cisco and Linksys brands), and Diamond. In January, Netgear and other vendors published a new version of the firmware that was supposed to close the back door.

However, that new firmware apparently only hid the backdoor rather than closing it. In a PowerPoint narrative posted on April 18, Vanderbecken disclosed that the “fixed” code concealed the same communications port he had originally found (port 32764) until a remote user employed a secret “knock”—sending a specially crafted network packet that reactivates the backdoor interface.

The packet structure used to open the backdoor, Vanderbecken said, is the same used by “an old Sercomm update tool”—a packet also used in code by Wilmer van der Gaast to “rootkit” another Netgear router. The packet’s payload, in the version of the backdoor discovered by Vanderbecken in the firmware posted by Netgear, is an MD5 hash of the router’s model number (DGN1000).

The nature of the change, which leverages the same code as was used in the old firmware to provide administrative access over the concealed port, suggests that the backdoor is an intentional feature of the firmware and not just a mistake made in coding.

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Watch A Congressman Who’s Had It Tell A Leader Of The War On Drugs Exactly What He Needs To Hear

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 at 13:51 by Paul Jay in category: News


Well 4/20 came and went, and it seemed like the world didn’t burn down (even if it burned). Seeing the success of decriminalization in Colorado and Washington state, as well as the destructiveness of the War on Drugs, a lot of people would like to say a thing or two to the drug czars in charge. Watch Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) do exactly that and then some.

The highlights of his mic drop:

And the whole smackdown:

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  1. Thanks for this Paul. It’s high time.