Will Smith, Orcs, and super weapons!?!? Netflix Bright coming in December

 

Do I really have to say much more to get you interested? The trailer starts out looking like a typical LA Cop movie or TV show, that is until you realize the guy with the shotgun isn’t wearing a mask. Then what’s going on with the two girls? Why is Will Smith holding a sword? Check it out yourself in the trailer below.

 

According to this Engadget article, this $90 Million movie is going to feature Will Smith in a world where humans and fantasy creates live side by side.

The only bad news I have for you is that it isn’t coming out until December 2017. I’m really looking forward to seeing some more trailers.

You can get news by following @BrightNetflix on Twitter

Get a much faster Clonezilla

CloneZillaIf you haven’t downloaded Clone Zilla since before January 27th, 2012, do yourself a favor and go get it. Version 1.2.12-10 is out, and holy mackerel is it fast.

I just started taking an image of a drive, and in less time than it normally takes to get to the “Start Clonezilla Live” screen, I already had the image going. I’m not sure if the speed of the cloning is any faster, but it’s well worth the download.

I also noticed an option to check to see if the image file is restorable. That’s pretty sweet too.

Many thanks and Kudos to the CloneZilla group!

The Downloads page is here:

http://clonezilla.org/downloads.php

Let me let you in on a little secret, this is a really old post. I originally wrote it in 2012, but I think it’s still kind of relevant. If you haven’t downloaded CloneZilla in a long time, do yourself a favor and go get it, they are continuously improving it.

Need a great Python Tutorial–Python-course

Let me preface this with the fact that this isn’t my first time trying to learn python, and this certainly isn’t the first tutorial that I’ve tried, but I decided I should take another shot at it.

I ran across a recommendation to try www.python-course.eu and I figured, heck, let’s give it a go.

I’m working my way through it, and I have to say so far so good. Of course, I started following the Python 2 tutorial, which seems to be the default, and I’m using Python 3, which has different syntax. Do yourself a favor, and if you’re using Python 3, follow the Python 3 tutorial.

If you’re using Windows, you can download Python here at Python.org

BBC gives some insight into the Cybercrime Underground

The BBC has an interesting article titled “A Guided tour of the Cybercrime underground”, which gives a bit of a rundown on how the attempts to get money from regular users has evolved into the ransomware we have today. As well as the role bitcoin has in it.

I’ve had to deal with the earlier attempts that the article mentions, the fake anti-virus scam and the warnings that child porn was found on your computer and the FBI was coming, unfounded warnings of course.

These days we have ransomware variants all over the place, you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a new ransomware variant. That is illustrated in this article on Softpedia which reveals a fifth of spam emails sent in 2016 had ransomware included.