Turning CO2 to Stone

Science Bulletin reports :

Scientists have developed ways to relatively quickly turn carbon dioxide captured from power plants to a solid for long-term storage.
They tested it at at Iceland’s Hellisheidi Power Plant and within two years, 95 percent of the injected CO2 had turned to mineral – far faster than the 8–12 years originally expected.
They mix it with water and hydrogen sulfide, creating soda-like carbonation, then inject the mixture into porous basalt rocks 400 to 800 meters underground.
“Iceland was a key demonstration. The holy grail is off-shore”
They also want to pull CO2 from the environment.
some guy on HN did the math

Arch linux deprecating 32Bit support

from the arch-dev-public mailinglist

Finally found some time to write a draft for news post on i686. Here it is:

Title: i686 is dead, long live i686

Due to the decreasing popularity of i686 among the developers and the
community, we have decided to phase out the support of this architecture.

The decision means that February ISO will be the last that allows to
install 32 bit Arch Linux. The next 9 months are deprecation period,
during which i686 will be still receiving upgraded packages. Starting
from November 2017, packaging and repository tools will no longer
require that from maintainers, effectively making i686 unsupported.


Optically Clear Aluminum

Optically Clear Aluminum Provides Bulletproof Protection.

Technically known as aluminum oxynitride, Star Trek fans may be more familiar with the term “transparent aluminum” first proposed by Scotty in the 1986 movie, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. While ALON isn’t quite what Scotty had in mind (it’s not truly a transparent metallic aluminum, but rather a transparent aluminum-based ceramic), it’s pretty darn close.

Computer ?

Giuliani knows how to hire cyber people

The Register reports That the Giuliani Security website is pretty ancient.

And on twitter some guy posted an nmap scan of the box.

Right after this went public, they took down the A Record DNS entry …

but people quickly figured out it is still available over the IP address.

to break it down for you:

  • a lot of open ports
  • running openssh version 4.7 ( lol )
  • OS must be 9 to 10 years old at least
  • could be a NAT or a single box ( either way it’s funny )
  • expired ssl
  • Exposed cms login
  • using joomla install from 2013
  • ssh, pop3 (?), imap, smtp, mysql, ldap ALL open to the public
  • looks like a honeypot from 1999 or a metasploitable installation

In case you don’t know Giuliani: It’s the former New York mayor, which Trump hired for his Cyber-Business.

good lord… He will surely hire the best people