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lundi 15 octobre 2018, 19:20
The Wannacry ransomware epidemic was especially virulent, thanks to its core: a weaponized vulnerability in Windows that the NSA had discovered and deliberately kept a secret so that they could use it to attack their adversaries. Despite the incredible havoc Wannacry...
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BBC Studios Production is completing a new feature documentary, David Bowie: The First Five Years, to air next year. Its the third in director Francis Whately's trilogy that has included 'David Bowie: Five Years' (2013) and 'David Bowie: The Last Five Years' (2017). The film ...
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Shitty math kills: shitty math 'proved' that being selfish produced optimal outcomes and torched the planet; shitty math rains hellfire missiles down on innocents; in the 1960s, shitty math drove the 'hamlet pacification program,' producing 90,000 pages a month in data about ...
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I destroy Apple Watches. It's not intentional. It just kinda happens. The first Apple Watch was a Series 1 piece of wrist candy. I loved how it kept reminders for me to take my medication, pay my bills, and all of the other things that my PTSD-addled brain refuses to keep...
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Bruce Sterling's hour-long lecture to the Southern California Institute of Architecture is pretty good vintage Sterling: a seeming grab-bag of loosely related futuristic, ascerbic observations about climate change, Estonian e-residency, Kazakh new cities, monumental...
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Lt. Thomas Murphy and Detective Sgt. Andrew Huber are named in a lawsuit against the city of Mountainside, New Jersey, which claims a large blue dildo was regularly whipped out to harass other employees. The city has a brilliant defense, though. Mountainside is asking a...
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A staff meeting at a bank in Nanning, southern China was interrupted when a 5-foot python fell from the ceiling. CCTV video below. From Yahoo!7: A snake catcher was called to retrieve the python, which will be sent to a local wildlife conservation centre. According to...
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The combination of Chinese anti-corruption reforms and currency controls has China's storied 'middle class' (a nebulously defined category whose size and wealth are the subject of multiple, conflicting accounts) scrambling for ways to get their money out of the country and...
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On Friday night, a nude man jumped into a large tank at Ripley's Aquarium in Toronto for a brief swim with sand tiger sharks, sawfish, green sea turtles, green moray eels, and other fish. 'The guy seemed totally relaxed... and like laughing,' said one onlooker. Pretty...
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D'Arreion Toles just wanted to go home. But Hilary Brooke Mueller, apparently fresh out the air-fluff cycle of the dryer, didn't want him in the building where she too lived. “Do you live here?” “I’ve already answered that question,” Mr. Toles, 24, replies as he...
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This weekend I rewatched Starship Troopers. Robert Heinlein's OG book has long been a favorite. The Paul Verhoeven take on Starship Troopers is a very different story in terms of technology, feel, and message. I love it MORE. While the book is pretty strongly pro-military ...
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Mr. Resistor is director Mark Gustafson's electrifying stop motion animation from 1994. Original soundtrack by Francesco de Donatis.
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As usual, John Oliver does a great job of explaining the circumstances surrounding the likely murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a US resident and Washington Post columnist who was last seen entering the Saudi Arabia embassy in Istanbul last week. Turkish authorities...
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Even women in prison can’t escape the sexist stereotype of the “difficult woman.” An NPR investigative report shows that in American prisons, discipline comes down disproportionately hard on female inmates. Excerpt from the NPR story, which you can listen to and...
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Research from the California Department of Food and Agriculture has shown that many vitamin and herbal supplements carry a payload of undeclared, and unapproved, drugs. No wonder that magnesium make me feel so cheerful. Via Science Alert: A new analysis of 10 years of...
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President Donald Trump talked to reporters today about his phone conversation with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz, during which the two despots discussed the disappearance and apparent killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The man is nothing if not consistent....
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My Great Pyrenees, Nemo, loves sleeping on this pet bed so much I got him two. Nemo could not have been comfortable sleeping on my tiled floors, or the hardwood, but he hates sleeping on the bed with me. My father kept asking me why I didn't get him a bed and I kept...
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FLOTUS Melania Trump and her poorly timed jacket famously did not care, but maybe she did -- but only about herself.
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Alert the media. President Donald Trump has lied again. Senator Elizabeth Warren brought the genetic receipts. Trump denied making a statement that he did, in fact, make -- despite knowing there is documentation to the contrary. A lot of things are at play here. Eugenics....
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Former Blink 182 frontman Tom DeLonge got involved in a shady UFO conspiracy business, where for a few hundred bucks, people who are afraid of aliens could learn 'the truth' that “they” (the government) do not want you to know. Here's a Washington Post feature from May...
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