Brusimm Cinema Static TV News

Over the last few months I have seen that I have collected some new followers of my newsletter, in what I presume is interest in what I was reporting on from the entertainment side of things.

I’ve decided to put my focus of that kind of reporting over on Brusimm’s sister site, Cinema Static. The site is focused purely on that kind of content. BUT…

If you have signed up for the newsletter from this site, don’t fret. I have combined the two sites worth of news into a single newsletter that will now be coming out daily, M-F, now.

This site will be more focused on consumery things, book reviews and the like, while the main thrust of info from the fun realm of entertainment will be coming out of Cinema Static. Plus, some older posts that sit here will be getting moved over to CS as well.

This was a Google-driven decision in the hopes of helping grow my Cinema Static reader base.

Here’s the latest from CS:

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Data Breaches Should Not Be Happening in this day and age

I am so sick of organizations we trust getting their computer databases breached. If they were to actually spend the money securing their databases, well, it would be nice, right? And can we really pay someone to “protect” us from the evils of Identity Theft? Is Lifelock worth it? (See my last paragraph for that one)

As far as data theft and breaches go, Sony was a huge breach, but that was more of an inside look at how Hollywood works.  Target made the news big time, and hopefully they’ve stitched up their leak. But then there were these other big time data breaches:

  • Blue Cross (Names, birthdays, email addresses, addresses, telephone numbers, Social Security numbers, member identification numbers, bank account information and medical claims information),
  • Anthem (Names, birthdays, medical IDs, social security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data),
  • Chick-fil-A (Customer payment card numbers (reportedly)),
  • US Postal Service (Names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses, employment dates and emergency contact information),
  • Staples (Customer payment card numbers),
  • Kmart (Customer payment card numbers),
  • Dairy Queen (Customer payment card numbers),
  • Home Depot (Customer payment card numbers),
  • P.F. Chang’s (Customer payment card numbers)…

Well, you get the idea. People and organizations we trust are losing our data. Data that can lead to identity theft.

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It’s one thing when a dump like Ashley Madison gets breached, so be it, that’s like Karma. (Best quote I’ve seen related to this breach was something akin to, “It feels horrible getting your data breached and out there, almost like a violation of your trust!“)  But over the last few years, places like Target, and now with the OPM data breach, it is disgusting how little emphasis is put upon protecting the data you trust to these businesses with, while they eyeball the bottom dollar.

When I was a network admin, I was once told by a higher up that IT “is a necessary evil.” Which I translated to “IT is needed but the costs are not wanted.”

In 2014 there were 783 data breaches, with the Medical/Healthcare industry being 42% of them, the Business sector accounted for 33% and the Government/Military accounted for 11% of them.

Then in April 2015 the OPM.gov site reported being breached, declaring records for 4.2 million people were compromised. It was later noted that another breach, in May/June of 2015 nailed more folks, making it 21 million people in their database who had their sensitive information, including Social Security Numbers (SSNs) stolen during this breach. Of these 21 million folks, it includes almost 2 million spouses or co-habitants of the folks in the OPM system.

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In case you don’t know, The OPM is “The United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM)” and is an independent agency that manages the civil service of the federal government. Or, if you want to put it all out on the table, they process the paperwork for folks who get their government clearances, who work in the defense and other related industries.

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Are Those Trumpets In The Sky Rumors Or Truth?

July 20, 2015

I thought you would get a kick out of this fascinating and apparently unique natural phenomenon referred to by the layman as “trumpet” sounds are actually Earth’s natural radio transmissions that just happen to be occurring at the tone that humans can hear, while scaring the crap out of themselves. I love this video where […]

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Alma And Ravenswood Intersection in MENLO PARK, CA

June 17, 2015

It is inevitable that we all see it… people in cars doing things that do not seem to be the most intelligent solution for their perceived problems. An extreme case in point was the woman who died in her car on the train tracks here in Menlo Park, CA, who, according to people who spoke […]

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MENLO PARK 2015 Summer Concert Series

June 16, 2015

This year’s Summer Concert Series in Menlo Park will be taking place starting on Wednesday, June 17th and will run through to August 12th, 2015. The series takes a break on July 1st. The concerts are slated to take place in Fremont Park in downtown, located at University and Santa Cruz, each one slated to […]

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STARBUCKS on Santa Cruz in Menlo Park is Temporarily Closed

June 16, 2015

To any consumers who visit the Starbucks on Santa Cruz Ave, in downtown Menlo Park, CA., you might want to look up when you walk into the coffee store. The place is temporarily closed until Wednesday, Jun 26th. – – – My suspicion is that they’re adding the alcoholic dispensing systems and took advantage of […]

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News for FANTASTIC FOUR, DAREDEVIL, ID2 and BATMAN v SUPERMAN

June 10, 2015

Fox Pulls FANTASTIC FOUR Films From Home Venues, DAREDEVIL Casting News is good, and we have film synopsis for Independence Day 2 and Batman vs. Superman movie. – (Amazon link) I am not sure if you have heard or not, but a new Fantastic Four movie is coming out…  again. It is due out in […]

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New DVD/BDs Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015

June 9, 2015

This week the notable titles coming out on DVD and Blu-ray include… Kinsgman: Secret Service, which got a 7.9 from users on IMDb, and stars Taron Egerton, Sofia Boutella, Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Firth, Mark Hamill, Mark Strong, Sophie Cookson, Richard Brake and Michael Caine. – Season four of Teen Wolf, starring Tyler Posey and […]

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Did JASON STATHAM Really Dis Marvel? Should Fans Dis Statham?

June 8, 2015

First we heard that Jason Statham was in negotiations for a part in the Netflix series, Daredevil. Then we heard that because of that inside scoop about the negotiations, the talks fell apart, leaving neither party with any kind of advantage in the contractual talks. Then there were press tidbits from Marvel Television saying the […]

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BARB WIRE #1 Comic Review

June 8, 2015

A quickie review of Dark Horse’s new title, Barb Wire: The tagline says, “Nail-hard tough and drop-dead gorgeous, Barb Wire is the baddest bounty hunter on the mean streets of Steel Harbor, where gangsters can lift bulldozers and leap rusting factories in a single bound. The hunting is stupid good and the bounties are hella […]

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GAME OF THRONES: Who Was Katherine (Kate) Chappell

June 7, 2015

Katherine Chappell was a Visual Effects artist for a few 2014 episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones, and a compositor for Royal Pains. She held various positions on movies such as Arthur, Tower Heist, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Apocalypse Pompeii, DIVERGENT, Noah, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, GODZILLA and In the Heart of […]

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MORGAN HILL Friday Night Music Series

June 6, 2015

Starting on June 5th, 2015, Morgan Hill (CA) is hosting the Morgan Hill Friday Night Music Series, which takes place at the Morgan Hill Downtown Ampitheater located at the Community and Cultural Center at the Corner of Dunne Ave and Monterery Rd. On Friday nights from 6pm to 9pm. It reminds me of the Concert […]

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Statham Out Of DAREDEVIL

June 5, 2015

Up until today rumors were swirling about that Jason Statham was being pursued by Marvel to play Bullseye in the Netflix series Daredevil. It was a very enticing Daredevil rumor that fans of the comic company and title were enjoying hearing. I personally thought Statham would have made a great Bullseye. Nerd Reactor is reporting […]

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THE WALKING DEAD, XFILES, ORANGE Is The NEW BLACK, DEPP, ANT-MAN

June 5, 2015

We learn when the new season of Orange is the New Black is returning, the story timeline with Fear the Walking Dead spin-off series, a creepy new chapter in an X-Files story, a new clip for Ant-Man, How DC and WB are supporting their genre movies and Johnny Depp’s dog whoas! – Netflix released a […]

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DAREDEVIL on Netflix News

June 5, 2015

Word on the street is that the second season of Netflix’s Marvel Daredevil will be introducing Elektra to the mix and that Marvel is pursuing (translated: trying to convince) Jason Statham to come on board to play Bullseye. This is all conjecture at the moment, based off of a few words by a website with […]

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More FIFTY SHADES, Some DOC MARTIN, SAN ANDREAS, A Funny Car Video

June 5, 2015

– – FIFTY SHADES, From His Point of View As if we did not get enough of Fifty Shades of Grey, author E.L. James seems out of ideas and is writing a new book, but this time, titled Grey, and it will be written from the point of view of Christian Grey. The bondo guy […]

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MARVEL Reboots, No Love for SHIELD, Han Solo’s What?, A Nimoy Docu

June 4, 2015

MARVEL Reboots In September 2015 Hard core comic fans are probably already aware, but for those who are intermittent fans, you might not realize it but there’s a story line in the Marvel comics world, called Secret Wars, that, when its over, will apparently herald in a new era of Marvel. Beginning on September 1, […]

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Nick Fury Out of Cap 3, X-Men and Fantastic Four Out of Marvel???

June 4, 2015

In the last Captain America (and other Marvel movies), Nick Fury has been a big part of the underlying story. And to some degree, you expect to see him pop up from time to time in most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films But now word on the street is that Samuel L. Jackson will […]

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