Benghazi - A 28 Month Investigation

At two years and four months, it was longer than Congressional probes into 9/11, Watergate, the JFK assassination and Pearl Harbor.

Four Americans died at the U.S. embassy in Libya.

28 months into an investigation that one party is calling overkill and the other party calling for prison time. I just don't understand how any politician with this much ongoing background checks can get a security clearance or even run for the highest office of the United States of America. Like her or not, the case has all actions / in-actions of an individual who did not do their job.

Read it for yourself please before you make any comments. Here's a video if you're even that lazy.

Android’s Full-Disk Encryption Has Holes

Beniamini's research highlights several other previously overlooked disk-encryption weaknesses in Qualcomm-based Android devices. Since the key resides in software, it likely can be extracted using other vulnerabilities that have yet to be made public. Beyond hacks, Beniamini said the design makes it possible for phone manufacturers to assist law enforcement agencies in unlocking an encrypted device. Since the key is available to TrustZone, the hardware makers can simply create and sign a TrustZone image that extracts what are known as the keymaster keys. Those keys can then be flashed to the target device. (Beniamini's post originally speculated QualComm also had the ability to create and sign such an image, but the Qualcomm spokeswoman disputed this claim and said only manufacturers have this capability.)

"That's significantly different than how iOS works," Dan Guido, an expert in mobile device encryption and the founder and CEO of security consultancy Trail of Bits, told Ars. "What it means is that now you trust a second party, you trust somebody who built the software that holds the key. Maybe people didn't realize that before, that it's not just Google that can mess around with the software on your phone, but it's also [Google partners], and it's in a very significant way."

So, essentially if you are wondering why some users have turned to Apple as of recently, it's because of the broken promises that Google once offered and has failed on thus far. Of course, if you have nothing to hide anyways, use Android or Apple doesn't matter, but don't go saying that you use Android and stay away from Apple because it's more secure. 

49,700 Milligrams of Sodium in 10 minutes

A Nathan's Famous Hot Dog, with the bun, has 710 milligrams of sodium. According to Goldberg, someone with heart problems should shoot for fewer than 1,500 milligrams daily, or 2,000 milligrams if you're healthier. When Chestnut trounced Kobayashi, he ate roughly 46,860 milligrams of sodium in his winning meal.

That was from his 66 hotdog championship over Kobayashi in 2007. Yesterday's new world record, Joey "Jaws" Chestnut hit 70 hotdogs in 10 minutes. Salt lick anyone?

Durant Chooses the Golden State Warriors

The primary mandate I had for myself in making this decision was to have it based on the potential for my growth as a player — as that has always steered me in the right direction. But I am also at a point in my life where it is of equal importance to find an opportunity that encourages my evolution as a man: moving out of my comfort zone to a new city and community which offers the greatest potential for my contribution and personal growth. With this in mind, I have decided that I am going to join the Golden State Warriors.

A thoughts of a real man making a very personal decision.

Diamonds Are Done

reputational headaches have been compounded by a glut of diamonds caused by a slump in consumer demand in China. That has dragged prices of top-quality cut diamonds down from about $12,000 per carat to $7,400 in five years, according to Rapaport-RapNet Diamond Trading Network, a price index.

Against this backdrop, a technological challenge is also emerging that could make it harder for the industry to win over the millennial customers on whom future sales depend. From China to California, boffins are improving their ability to cultivate diamonds in labs. They are looking beyond the billions of carats of synthetic diamonds produced under high temperature and pressure that are used in industries such as oil drilling. Now they are perfecting gem-quality stones for jewellery.

Only fitting that these narcissistic rocks that people have associated with wealth are finally coming into their own worthlessness. Jewelry means nothing against the backdrop of origin and acquisition.

And here's a wonderful video explains why diamonds are dumb.

Air Canada Expanding in the US Now Includes San Diego to Vancouver!

A few days ago on June 2, Air Canada Rogue is started their daily service between San Diego and Vancouver! I'm so excited that I needed to make a new post just for this. Whistler Vacations here we come but of course, this doesn't come without mentioning that this is a summer seasonal service that ends on October 16, 2016. Hopefully it'll last.

Air Canada Rogue will operate an Airbus A319 with 136 seats and will have the following schedule:

Southbound schedule YVR-SAN Air Canada Flight 1800 Departs Vancouver @ 7:10PM Arrives in San Diego @ 10:00PM

Northbound schedule SAN-YVR Air Canada Flight 1801 Departs San Diego @ 3:25PM Arrives in Vancouver @ 6:15PM

600bhp Subaru WRX STI with Mark Higgins Smash the Isle of Man Time Trial Record

As you might expect, the STI used in the record run is far from stock. Not much technical info was provided, but Subaru claims the weaponized WRX STI packs 600 hp from a turbocharged 2.0-liter flat-four engine, not the 2.5-liter engine U.S.-spec STIs get. With a weight right around 2,590 pounds, and a top speed of 180 mph, the STI cracked the TT course in a scant 17:25, a far cry from the previous record of 19:26.

Jaw dropping. I want this simulator now!

Leasing with Uber Can Be Downright Expensive

After dropping $250 up front for her lease of a 2015 Honda Civic, she pays $160 a week to Xchange. If she keeps the car for the full three-year term, she'll ending up paying Uber $25,210. The Kelley Blue Book fair purchase price for a new 2015 Honda Civic SE in Los Angeles is $18,142. Schmitt said that she'll need to pay Uber another $5,000 or so to buy the car if she wants to keep it at the end of her lease.

If this is your only option due to a low credit score, this is your chance to get into a new Toyota automobile. But, and that's a huge BUT, I'd definitely recommend seeing what the dealership can do for you first because they do advertise lease rates at a quarter than what Uber charges.