In 2015, MTV tried to jazz up its Video Music Awards by giving the trophy it hands out—known as “the Moonman”—a colorful makeover. That rebranding didn’t end up being a big deal, but now MTV has decided to give the statue a whole new name. As revealed in The New York Times today, MTV president Chris McCarthy has decided that it didn’t make sense for the trophy to be a man, saying, “It could be a man, it could be a woman, it could be transgender, it could be nonconformist.”So, in order to further embrace inclusivity, the statue will now be called the Moon Person. It probably won’t look any different, since there’s really just the one kind of spacesuit, but you can count on MTV to ensure that everybody onstage at least makes sure to refer to the thing as a Moon Person and not a Moon Man when Katy Perry hosts this year’s VMAs on August 27.In honor of the new name and the return of a certain show on Adult Swim, then, this seems like an appropriate song.
Daily Archives: August 4, 2017
From the redonkulous news file this morning — a self-professed “shameless marketing technique” from a New Jersey prog / jam three-piece.See, about three weeks ago, hip-hop icon Jay-Z released his thirteenth studio album, 4:44. It just so happens that this band — singer and guitarist Anthony Friedlander, bassist Greg Mele Jr. and drummer Zach Gormley — is also named 4:44. So they named their new EP JAY-Z.Released a couple weeks back, the four-song EP is decent stuff if you’re into jam rock — it twinkles and soars with serious Lotus vibes, particularly on “Blood Red Moon.” The band does not appear to have any gigs on the horizon at present, but you can listen to the EP below and keep tabs on them via Facebook right here.
Sioux City, Iowa – A 33-year-old Sioux City man has been arrested on drug charges after authorities say he tried to deposit fake money at a local bank.According to court documents, police officers were dispatched to Northwest Bank on West 7th Street in Sioux City around 4:40 Thursday afternoon after bank employees reported that Dennis Strickland was attempting to deposit a $1,000,000 bill into his bank account. While officers were talking to Strickland they heard paper rustling in his pocket and asked him if he had more bills. Police say that Strickland then pulled everything out of his pockets and a small baggie of methamphetamine came out with it. Strickland has been charged with Possession of a Controlled substance. He’s currently being held in the Woodbury County Jail on a $1,000 bond. His next court date is scheduled for August 14th at 9:00 A.M.
An odd side effect of the widespread cellular outage happened in Guysborough, N.S., this afternoon.The local RCMP detachment and Emergency Health Services had to temporarily move their operations to the Robins Donuts on Highway 11, after their telephone lines went down.READ MORE: Widespread cellphone service outages in Atlantic Canada due to ‘cut cable’The RCMP, through a notification on the municipality’s Facebook page, requested that in the event of an emergency to call 911 — and the local doughnut shop’s number.The region’s RCMP and EHS units were all being dispatched from the doughnut shop.
Kerberos is a computer network authentication protocol that ensures a secure communication by allowing the nodes to prove their identity to each other securely. This is done on the basis of Tickets. Kerberos is based on symmetric key cryptography and needs a trusted third-party.A team of researchers has found a bug in the Kerberos authentication protocol. They have named this vulnerability as Orpheus’ Lyre. For those who don’t know, Orpheus was a Greek mythological musician who controlled a three-headed hound, Cerberos, with his lyre’s music. Kerberos is itself named after Cerberos.Kerberos vulnerability explained in briefComing back to the flaw, it affects operating systems from the likes of Apple, Microsoft, FreeBSD, Red Hat, and Debian. This 21-year-old bug has now been fixed in the patches released by the creators of different operating systems.This bug affects three implementations of Kerberos. Through the open source Heimdal implementation of Kerberos V5, Samba and FreeBSD are affected. It should be noted that the MIT implementation of Kerberos remains unaffected.