Recently, my sister, a Bar-certified lawyer in the state of California, asked me a great question with regards to all of the recent talk about email privacy. She noted that the article says that, if these amendments take hold, that the government is supposed to notify you within 3-business days that they had snooped in your email. But she wondered, what constituted notification? This brought several other questions to my mind, so I did some digging. Continue reading “Will the government notify you that they read your emails? Eventually… maybe.”
Strange as it is to say, I don’t know if I’ll ever “not be” NuAngel. As I mentioned a few years ago, I registered NuAngel@hotmail.com as an email address on February 8th, 1999. Now, it’s been another 3 years, making the name “NuAngel” over 16 years old. As I once mentioned, I may have used the name as a nickname on ICQ or a handful of other places before registering at Hotmail. But once it was my Hotmail address, it stuck.
I’ve used the name on every network I could register on. Social networks. Gaming networks. Forums. Comments sections on news sites. It didn’t matter. I have been beaten to the name a few times, sometimes I don’t mind, sometimes I wish I had gotten there sooner. Some people have commented that there is already a NuAngel, inc. in the world. Their trademark was registered before I came up with a handle on the Internet, that is true. But I don’t think I have ever tarnished their brand, and I don’t think there’s much chance of confusing our two purposes. In fact, when the time comes for me to have kids, I wholly intend to purchase an inordinate amount of NuAngel, inc. products!
But today is a milestone. As I mentioned, I began using the name, almost on a whim, in 1999. 16 years ago. I’m currently 30. I’ve literally gone over half of my life as NuAngel. I love this name. I love this identity. I’m proud of my public persona, glad to be a semi-public figure. My F-Level Internet celebrity has rarely been a curse, has really made things enjoyable. And I plan to jump back in to it in the near future. More updates coming later this year, but I have been happy to make this site an archive of my past. Don’t worry, even if another site comes online, content will be mirrored here! NuAngel.net is home.
A new tool has been released by a group of hackers that makes hacking things like your iCloud account VERY easy. You may not know you have an iCloud account, but if you have an iPhone, iPad, Macbook, or have ever bought a song from iTunes, you have an iCloud account.
The hacking tool includes a pre-made list of 500 default password it runs through in a fraction of a second. Continue reading “iCloud Brute Force password list”
Frankly, I think I have posted this one before, but I’m glad to post it again. folding@home is something I’ve talked about before, but I really do think it would be great if we could get more people to join the project. Watch the video below to learn what it is all about.
If you’re interested, joining is easy. Just visit folding.stanford.edu and click the “Download” or “Start Folding” buttons. Download, install, enjoy. 🙂 If you have questions about joining the stats ranking programs (fun, competitive point-tracking systems), feel free to leave a comment below, and I’ll go in to more detail!