Ethical Hacking Course

El Reg reports on a new four-year university degree course in "Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures"

Quote: Applicants to the University of Abertay's new Ethical Hacking course will be subject to stringent background checks before being offered a place, to make sure they are not likely to abuse the knowledge they will gain.

Google Gets its Balls in a Twist

I was reading Danny's piece on World Cup: Google Does The Logo Thing; Yahoo & Ask Have Smart Shortcuts and I was tempted to look up Google's rendition of their world cup logo - I was amused to see that the PhD who does the logos has managed to put an American Football into the logo, rather than a Soccer Ball.

Washington State: Online Gambling Is As Bad As Kiddie Porn & Animal Torture

http://www.komotv.com/stories/43789.htm

"At midnight, it became a Class C felony to make a wager on the Internet in Washington state....That's in the same category as possessing child pornography, threatening the governor, or torturing an animal. "

The Friday Funny, Courtesy of Vice

Making it in just under the wire (it's 11:55 PST here)

As many times as I've been to the homepage of Viceland,(borderline NSFW), I've never paid a bit of attention to anything other than the "Choose Your Region" left nav, which I promptly click, and am on my way. I finally scrolled down to the bottom of the page, and had myself a good giggle when I saw their little spiel. An excerpt:

JasonD, DaveN & NFFC NOT Welcome at the World Cup

The WSJ reports that this year's World Cup will use RFID implanted tickets to prevent known troublemakers from entering the event.

NSFW Thread

Well, the site is called threadwatch, I saw this thread at straightdope and laughed out loud. Warning, you might not want to open this at work - but that's the whole point.

UK Tops Porn Searchers

The BBC reports that [url=http://www.google.com/trends?q=porn&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all ] Google Trends search for "porn" [/url] tells one that 2 UK cities, Birmingham and Manchester are the most anxious to get info on porn, followed by (Aussies do not disappoint me) 4 Australian cities Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne. Clean living Americans are way down the list.

G. Gordon Liddy's New Venture

Press Release

Would you trust this man to help drive traffic to you website? Hardly full of new ideas either.

Quote: Officially launched on 5/8/06, MILLIONDOLLARLIDDYPAGE.com will remain live on the Internet for a minimum of one year. Specifically designed for hundreds of advertisers to share space in one place. One million pixels are being sold at one dollar [$1.00 per pixel with a minimum purchase amount of one hundred pixels [10X10. Once an advertiser purchases their pixel blocks, their image, ad or logo is then posted on the website with a direct link to the advertiser's homepage. The only restriction is that no obscene or offensive images or links will be permitted.

NFFC Has Crabs!

OK, I lied. NFFC doesn't have crabs.

But his twin, Phil Harris, who lives in Alaska and is a featured crab boat captain on the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch does...well, at least during crabbing season.

Do Ya Feel Lucky - SEO No Limit Texas Holdem Tournament

Well do ya?

Clocked this on my travels:

Poker Tournament

Quote: On Saturday, May 27th at 12:15 Eastern, SEO Black Hat will be running a private No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament at Party Poker for the SEO and Blogosphere Community. The entrance will be $110 and prizes will be paid out based on the number of entrants

Is it really so ?

Do people like this really exist ?

Am I that naive to hope that this is a hoax?

Google Thinks I Own Nike's Big Butt

I've been getting weird image search referrals from Google for quite some time. Matt answered a question I had about images and I decided to do a little checking. What I discovered by accident was much more interesting than what I set out to find.

Bruce Clay Videos & DVDs Marketed by Trade-Secrets.org's Peter Skuse

Someone uploaded some Bruce Clay DVD previews on YouTube. Wonder how that works? And why he doesn't market them harder away from YouTube?

[update: Bruce commented that someone else posted the DVD.

You Will Watch Our Adverts

I love this one. The New Scientist reports on a patent filed by Philips to stop you changing chanels when the advertising break comes on. Its all done by using embedded digital flags, but, sheesh, is it really going to help advertisers if the punter is forced to watch them.

Google's Search Results Suck

Don't believe me? Just ask Paris Hilton! She will tell ya.

I saw this, and thought of you (all)

In what seems to be the most interesting comment over at Matts FAQ for weeks there was a great link to this site (and I suspect I know where we're sourcing the Goodie Bags for this years TW meet now) - selling everything from temporary tattoos, through trendy 'show your support for spam' wrist bands to spam wine glasses, wall clocks and hoodies, ladies and spammers, I present to you..... The Spam Shop

Chappelle - If the internet was an actual place you could go

Dave Chappelle does a skit about what the internet would be like if it were an actual place you could go: video.

Matt Cutts is an SEO Porn Guru

Thanks to Gurtie & the GHN team we now know that Matt Cutts is a natural porn seo and he is soo good he not only has the #1 but is indented #2 as well.

Australian Police Have Smelly Undies...

And other bizzare account password names, indexed on Google no less. Thanks to the police.

It's the Matt and Jeremy Show

For April Fool's Day Jeremy Zawodny and Matt Cutts are trading jobs (and blogs). Ah those crazy search boys just having fun. Hey Matt better be careful I bet Jeremy could pull in some big time bucks selling text links on you blog ...