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This time Tony Kozina joins us to talk about all the fun things in life and this leads to a question about sex toys from a listener. So Tony divulges some of his wisdom fresh off the other letter that was read on the main show. Mark then runs down a list of questions that were unfinished and the guys learn more about each other than even they wanted to know.
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On this Overtime, Mark and Jeremy decide to continue answering some valuable listener questions when they are hit with this one:
"If Movies were not fiction and in fact all REAL, which movie have you seen that would be the most disturbing to you?"
This leads to a indefinite plethora options of famous movies and how we would percieve them from this uniqu point of view. Plus the guys take on a listener email that leads to a heavy discussion of how the military in the USA is viewed from many different eyes. See Mark and Jeremy don't always agree on everything!
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Careful what you put between your iPhone and a power outlet: That helpful stranger’s charger may be injecting your device with more than mere electrons.
At the upcoming Black Hat security conference in late July, three researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology plan to show off a proof-of-concept charger that they say can be used to invisibly install malware on a device running the latest version of Apple’s iOS.
Though the researchers aren’t yet sharing the details of their work, a description of their talk posted to the conference website describes the results of the experiment as “alarming. Despite the plethora of defense mechanisms in iOS, we successfully injected arbitrary software into current-generation Apple devices running the latest operating system (OS) software,” their talk summary reads. “All users are affected, as our approach requires neither a jailbroken device nor user interaction.”
The researchers’ malicious charger, which they’re calling “Mactans” in what seems to be a reference to the scientific name of the Black Widow spider, is built around an open-source single-board computer known as a BeagleBoard, sold by Texas Instruments for a retail price of around $45. “This hardware was selected to demonstrate the ease with which innocent-looking, malicious USB chargers can be constructed,” the researchers write.
It’s not clear just how convincing that charger will be, of course, given that a three-inch square BeagleBoard can’t fit into the smaller power adaptors Apple sells for charging its gadgets, like the one shown above. But a BeagleBoard could be hidden in a docking station or external battery, and the team hints that others with more resources may be able to advance their work: “While Mactans was built with [a] limited amount of time and a small budget, we also briefly consider what more motivated, well-funded adversaries could accomplish.”
When I spoke by phone Friday with Yeongjin Jang, one of the Georgia Tech researchers, he told me that the team had contacted Apple about their exploit, but hadn’t yet heard back from the company, and declined to comment further. I reached out to Apple, too, and will update this post if the company responds.
The researchers write that their attack can compromise an iOS device running the most recent version of Apple’s mobile operating system in less than a minute. They add that they can also demonstrate that the malware infection resulting from their malicious charger is persistent and tough to spot. “We show how an attacker can hide their software in the same way Apple hides its own built-in applications,” reads their description.
The Georgia Tech researchers would be far from the first to hack iOS devices via their USB connections. The devices’ combined data and power port has been the most common point of entry for hackers seeking to jailbreak their devices to remove Apple’s default restrictions on their devices. The “evasi0n” jailbreakreleased by a group of iOS hackers in February, for instance, took advantage of a flaw in iOS’s mobile backup system as well as four other bugs to dismantle the devices’ security measures.
That jailbreak was used more than 18 million times by iOS users eager to hack their iPhone, iPads and iPod touches before Apple updated their software to block the exploit in March. Given that Georgia Tech is demonstrating a far less friendly technique, expect Apple to move fast to patch the bugs they’re exposing.
Its Overtime again and this time around Justin and Mark bring back on Bill Delaney to discuss more Hollywood Remakes. Both good and bad ones, it really doesnt matter cause when the three start discussing, the conversation literally can be endless.
Plus the guys decide to answer some listener emails and that age old question: What are some crappy songs from the past that you hold near and dear to your heart? Enjoy!
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Jeremy and Greg continue to sit in and discuss a sordid story from their rough past. This has all the elements of danger, street gangs (sort of) and criminal charges that keep you on the edge of your seat for hours in a movie theater. Let us take you on a trip into the past of North St. Louis County and the early 1990's!
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Famed hitchhiker 'Kai' arrested in Philadelphia, charged in Clark lawyer's murder
They met, an unlikely pair, in Times Square last Saturday night.
One, a 73-year-old partner in a Rahway law firm and member of his hometown’s Chamber of Commerce, the other a 24-year-old itinerant with long hair and a penchant for upturning convention that had landed him a minor internet presence.
Their rendezvous, most of it later spent in and around Joseph Galfy Jr.’s ranch-style house on Starlite Drive in Clark, would last about 24 hours, until sometime Sunday evening when, authorities said, their encounter turned violent after a sexual tryst.
On Monday afternoon, Galfy, a partner at Kochanski, Baron and Galfy, was found dead in his bed, severely beaten, clothed only in underwear and socks, Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow said yesterday.
Detectives later determined Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, better known by his online persona, "Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker," had killed the man who was more than three times his age.
At around 6:30 Thursday, McGillvary was arrested at the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Philadelphia by members of the Philadelphia Police Department, and has been charged in Galfy’s death, Romankow said in a statement.
McGillvary will be processed in Philadelphia and returned to New Jersey in the coming days, Romankow said. Bail was previously set at $3 million and he will be lodged in the Union County Jail in Elizabeth, he said.
During the earlier news conference in Elizabeth, Romankow did not indicate how authorities came to suspect McGillvary, who he said should be considered "armed and dangerous." Romankow also said authorities don’t yet know how the two came to meet in Times Square.
They returned to Galfy’s home, detectives determined, where McGillvary spent the night. Romankow said Galfy, the attorney for the Green Brook land use board, drove McGillvary to the Rahway Train station Sunday morning, from where the younger man left for Asbury Park.
McGillvary returned to Rahway later in the day. After exchanging text messages, Galfy picked him up and brought him back to his house.
Romankow said the killing happened sometime that evening.
In a Facebook entry Tuesday, McGillvary, posting under the name Caleb Kai Lawrence Yodhehwawheh, intimates he was drugged and sexually assaulted, but does not say where or when the incident took place.
"what would you do if you woke up with a groggy head, metallic taste in your mouth, in a strangers house ... and started wretching, realizing that someone had drugged (and) raped ... you? what would you do?" the post reads.
Romankow called the post "pretty much self-serving."
An autopsy completed Tuesday determined Galfy died of blunt force trauma, the prosecutor said. He declined to comment on what was used to beat Galfy or say if anything was take from the house.
He did say the killing, "was thought out."
"He’s been known to use the back of a hatchet," Romankow said, a reference to McGillvary’s stopping a deadly attack earlier this year in California by pummeling a man with his hatchet, an event that gained McGillvary internet notoriety.
After killing Galfy, the prosecutor said, McGillvary called a woman, whom Romankow identified only identify as "Fan 1," asking her to pick him up. She couldn’t.
McGillvary later returned to the train station and again traveled to Asbury Park, where he and the woman met for lunch on Monday.
The woman, whom authorities have interviewed, told detectives McGillvary had cut his hair.
At about the same time, Clark police discovered Galfy’s body. Officers had gone to his home after he failed to show up for work or answer his phone.
McGillvary and the woman spent the rest of the day in Philadelphia, before making their way her hometown of Glassboro, Romankow said. Although she wanted McGillvary to stay at her house, her family resisted and she called another woman, identified by the prosecutor as "Fan 2," who let McGillvary stay at her house, also in Glassboro.
The other woman has also been interviewed, Romankow said. Neither is facing charges, he said.
On Tuesday, McGillvary left for Philadelphia, indicating he could be going to see friends in Georgia, the prosecutor said.
McGillvary, who is also known as Kai Lawrence, Caleb Kai Lawrence and Kai Nicodemus, lists Eureka, Calif., as his hometown on his Facebook page. But he is by all accounts without a known address, the prosecutor said. His freewheeling disposition earned him some fame and several television appearances in February after he was picked up while hitchhiking by a man who then nearly killed a utility worker. McGillvary used the hachet to thwart the attacker.
McGillvary later gave a rambling, profanity-laced interview to a Fresno, Calif., television station about the incident. The interview went viral, with one version viewed more than 3.9 million times on YouTube. He later appeared on ABC’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
Kimmel asked him what people were saying to him since the Feb. 1 incident.
"Hey, you’re Kai, that dude with the hatchet," he responded.
Romankow said McGillvary, who said in his TV appearance he prefers to be called "home-free" instead of homeless, traded on his newfound celebrity to meet fans across the country. It is not known whether Galfy was aware of McGillvary’s fame.
News that Galfy’s suspected killer had been arrested brought little comfort for his longtime friend and neighbor, former Clark Mayor Robert Ellenport.
"There’s no closure in this type of grisly murder. You are never going to have closure (but) this is a step in the right direction," Ellenport said last night, hours after attending Galfy’s wake in Watchung.
"Knowing the kind of person Joe was and his generosity, it’s unfathomable," said Ellenport, who had known Galfy for more than 25 years, the last decade or so as next-door neighbors. "It’s just tragic."
What were you doing in the summer of 1991? Well there was a good chance that you went to the movies that year to see the highest grossing movie called TERMINATOR 2. But was T2 really the best movie of 1991. Well the crack team of the Q show are here to help you figure that out. With 16 movies from 1991 chosen based off popularity, gross sales and quality...they have put together the best ones and will put them in a death match until one returns victorious. But who makes the cut and who gets canned. That is for you to find out on the newest Tournament of Pop Culture on the Overtime!
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Scenes from a 1990's Mall....or as we call it.... High School.
Downloads are killing the music business.
There's enough anti-streaming venom in music to kill the industry. Whether it be artists angry at Spotify payouts or labels still holding on to CDs and trumpeting downloads to investors, neither can see that streaming has already won. With Pandora. With YouTube. It's what the customer wants, but the customer is too stupid to realize it.
Take Netflix. What killed the company's stock, driving it down from $298 to $52.81? An admission of the future. A declaration that to rent DVDs you had to pay more. That they were moving the company to streaming.
And now everybody's raving about "House of Cards." I don't know a single person who rents DVDs by mail...that's like carrying gasoline from the station when you can plug your Tesla in by your clothes dryer!
It's all about scale. Streaming payouts suck now because very few people pay. Yes, when subscribers graduate to the paid-tier, rightsholders get more. What are the rightsholders doing to implore people to upgrade? Telling them to purchase CDs and downloads! Huh?
Downloads are a flawed model, because of the bundle.
Lost in the archaic discussion about the artistic value of an album is the fact that it worked economically. You want to get someone to pay ten dollars for ten tracks instead of a dollar for one. The analogy I like to use is automobiles. You can't pick your options one by one. If you want a sunroof, you need to get upgraded wheels. You can't get heated seats without heated windshield wipers and headlight washers, they're all part of the "Winter Package." Where are the packages in the music business?
Yes, the CD was a package. But those defending the album are disconnected from those listening to music. People cherry-pick their favorites. Artists seem to believe fans listen to their records from beginning to end, over and over again. They're delusional. The key is to get people to pay for the listening experience, via a subscription.
Netflix is a subscription! You pay $7.99 every month not knowing what you'll watch and not possessing anything at the end. But the naysayers say music must be owned. Huh? That's inefficient. We want access, not ownership. Who's got a house full of VHS tapes, ready to be played? When was the last time you played a DVD? New computers come sans drive, and everybody's moving to tablets anyway, where there's no room for a drive.
We've got to charge everybody for access. And split up the cash based on what they play.
Whoa! You mean my music actually has to be successful?
That's not the model we're employing today. Today, you buy it, we forget it. We don't care if you throw it out or delete it. We're all about promotion, convincing you to pay, we're not about holding your hand after the fact. We're automobile dealers with no service department. Once you drive off the lot, we close up shop and move on to the next town.
Yes, music is so afraid of technology, so scared by the Napster episode, that it is now skeptical, now refuses to move forward, as technology mutates and our listeners gravitate to non-music entertainment, like Netflix.
Don't talk to me about the value of music, look at the price of a Netflix subscription compared to the cost of a feature film. It's bupkes.
Not that film companies are not challenged.
But he who wallows in the past is ultimately forgotten.
The music business needs a concerted campaign to drive consumers to pay for subscription services. As for YouTube, yes, it pays, but very little, and once again we've got the cherry-picking problem.
And first and foremost we need an educational program. Steve Jobs would introduce a new product and explain it for an hour. I bet most label heads still don't know how streaming services work.
Bottom line... Playlists transfer to the handset, they sync, so there are no data costs on the run. People understand that their contacts and photos will sync from their computer, it's not a big stretch to convince them that music will too, you just have to tell them! Don't forget, this is the public that was angry at Netflix that they couldn't rent DVDs, and now have forgotten about said DVDs. People can be molded, you've just got to lead them.