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State Borders

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A schism between the pro-panhandle and anti-panhandle factions eventually led to war, but both sides spent too much time working on their flag designs to actually do much fighting.
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Covarr
5 days ago
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Something needs to be done about that giant canadian gap between maine and minnesota.
Moses Lake, WA
stefanetal
5 days ago
3 wars and that gap is still there. And we never got to use War Plan Red, even once the UK stopped plans for this eventuality. And at least one of my ancestors faught on the Canadian side against the Fenian raids. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenian_raids https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Plan_Red
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mxm23
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Give Point Roberts, WA to Canada too. Unconnected peninsula.
San Rafael, CA
satadru
3 days ago
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Let's be honest, that Alaskan border would make a whole lot more sense if we had just taken 54° 40' or Fight in another direction.
New York, NY

Equifax Website Reportedly Served Up Malware To Some Users

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Every time we think Equifax can’t get any more incompetent than compromising the personal information for half the country’s adult population, it proves us wrong. In today’s installment of Equifax idiocy, it appears that the credit bureau’s website was recently hacked to serve up malware to some visitors.

Security analyst Randy Abrams discovered the flaw Wednesday evening, Ars Technica reports.

When trying to reach certain Equifax pages, Abrams said, his browser was redirected to a pop-up claiming to be a needed update for Adobe Flash.

While Flash is a garbage heap that does indeed always seem to need another security update, the pop-up dialog doesn’t actually lead to one. Instead, it installs unwanted adware that serves up (potentially scammy or malicious) advertisements on your computer.

Abrams sent Ars a video showing the Equifax page redirecting his browser several times until loading the fake Flash prompt:

He tells Ars that he was surprised to see the redirect pop up not once, not twice, but on several repeat visits. Ars also notes that very few antivirus suites correctly detect the file as unwanted adware, so if you are unfortunate enough to end up clicking to install, your security software may not even give you a warning.

That’s the bad news. Here’s the good: As of Thursday morning, Abrams tells Ars he can no longer reproduce the steps, so it’s possible that Equifax actually figured out what was wrong and fixed it.





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Covarr
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Alas, Equifax seems to be literally immune to legal action of any sort, so they can basically get away with being as terrible and incompetent as they want :(
Moses Lake, WA
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Logical

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It's like I've always said--people just need more common sense. But not the kind of common sense that lets them figure out that they're being condescended to by someone who thinks they're stupid, because then I'll be in trouble.
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Covarr
7 days ago
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Feelings may not be able to achieve much, but they provide purpose. #VaguelyPhilosophical
Moses Lake, WA
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jepler
7 days ago
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it me
Earth, Sol system, Western spiral arm

Jet Lag

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I had some important research to do on proposed interstellar space missions, basketball statistics, canceled skyscrapers, and every article linked from "Women in warfare and the military in the 19th century."
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Covarr
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I can usually avoid following too many Wikipedia links deep into the night. TV Tropes, on the other hand...
Moses Lake, WA
zippy72
19 hours ago
/me shudders, remembering...
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hannahdraper
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it me
Washington, DC
srsly
9 days ago
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alt-text: I had some important research to do on proposed interstellar space missions, basketball statistics, canceled skyscrapers, and every article linked from "Women in warfare and the military in the 19th century."
Atlanta, Georgia

October 2017

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And yet I have no trouble believing that the start of the 2016 election was several decades ago.
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Covarr
14 days ago
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The first Toy Story movie is old enough to drink.
Moses Lake, WA
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rickhensley
14 days ago
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This strangely doesn't make me feel as old as I thought it would. Blip on the radar...
Ohio

How to Construct an Informative Presentation

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More than one teacher has used this comic in their classroom. That’s the highest compliment I can think of, especially considering the joke in panel 3.

 

As always, thanks for using my Amazon Affiliate links (USUKCanada).

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Covarr
21 days ago
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The devil's in the details. Specifically, the body should have them, while the intro and conclusion should not.
Moses Lake, WA
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