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Egyptians take to the streets

Posted on January 28th, 2011 at 21:27 by Paul Jay in category: Great Picture

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Twitter / Andy Daly

Posted on January 28th, 2011 at 18:58 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Great. My book ran out of batteries. Stupid future.


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  1. Too bad it wasn’t the machine/device he tweets from.

Egypt

Posted on January 28th, 2011 at 16:00 by John Sinteur in category: News


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  1. This is the “Modern Version” of killing the Messanger!

Battling the Lizard Brain

Posted on January 28th, 2011 at 11:56 by John Sinteur in category: News

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So say “I don’t understand” more often, and when someone else says it be sure to embrace it as the lifeblood of your workplace.


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In the Blink of Bird’s Eye, a Model for Quantum Navigation

Posted on January 28th, 2011 at 11:41 by John Sinteur in category: News

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European robins may maintain quantum entanglement in their eyes a full 20 microseconds longer than the best laboratory systems, say physicists investigating how birds may use quantum effects to “see” Earth’s magnetic field.

Quantum entanglement is a state where electrons are spatially separated, but able to affect one another. It’s been proposed that birds’ eyes contain entanglement-based compasses.

Conclusive proof doesn’t yet exist, but multiple lines of evidence suggest it. Findings like this one underscore just how sophisticated those compasses may be.


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WikiLeaks ISP anonymizes all traffic to neutralize data retention laws

Posted on January 28th, 2011 at 10:11 by Paul Jay in category: Privacy

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The Internet service provider (ISP) hosting WikiLeaks’ servers is fighting back against the European Data Retention Directive by running all customer traffic through an encrypted virtual private network (VPN) service before logging it.

The European Data Retention Directive, which was approved in 2006, aimed to identify the origin, time and means of communication for all Internet traffic to support investigations.

By anonymizing all traffic, not even WikiLeaks ISP Bahnhof will be able to see what customers are doing, making any such logs useless.


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Google won’t autocomplete “bittorrent” but will autocomplete “how to kidnap a child”

Posted on January 28th, 2011 at 10:08 by Paul Jay in category: Google

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Google won’t autocomplete searches for “bittorrent,” but if you are interesting in learning how to kidnap someone, make meth, build a bomb, cheat on your taxes, or shoplift, they will happily autocomplete your search for you.


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  1. OTOH if you type torrent, you get “torrent sites”, “torrent downloads”, etc. If there was a conspiracy to be had here, wouldn’t those fail to complete as well?

  2. or, Google are just paying lip-service to anti-bittorrent lobbyists

  3. Desiato, try again today! Conspiracy completed..

Cartoons

Posted on January 28th, 2011 at 6:16 by Paul Jay in category: Cartoon


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The Emoticon… Keypad?

Posted on January 28th, 2011 at 6:12 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ

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What you see here is a prototype for an emoticon keypad. The concept is mostly self explanatory, if you plug this in, you need only tap one of the bubbles with the emotion you wish to convey, and it will simply appear on your screen


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  1. But do it work?