Android Phones Hit by 'Ransomware' You are guilty of child porn, child abuse, zoophilia or sending out bulk spam. You are a criminal. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has locked you out of your phone and the only way to regain access to all your data is to pay a few hundred dollars. That message […]
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inessential: Waffle on Social Media I’ve heard blogs classified as a type of social media. Maybe that’s true, and maybe not — I don’t care. Read the rest, though. It's short, and I almost blockquoted the whole thing, but that just felt wrong. /me favorites Brent's post
The Most Least Fascinating Profile You’ll Ever Read About a Guy and His Boring Startup FIFY
NFL players will wear RFID chips this season to track their movements I think the NHL is doing something like this as well, perhaps in a few years. I don't know if it's by RFID though.
The Adobe Illustrator Story from Terry Hemphill on Vimeo.
This is NOT satire. It's real.
How to Flawlessly Predict Anything on the Internet This is a modern update to a classic confidence game—find a risky scenario with limited possibilities, bet on every single combination, and then hide your failures. The result is that you look like you’re either psychic or a goddamned genius. Variations of this scam have been used […]
Avoiding “Sagan Syndrome.” Why Astronomers and Journalists should pay heed to Biologists about ET. But perhaps some perspective shifts will allow us to restore the Copernican Principle to its rightful place. Recall from my previous post how we have three wildly disparate time scales in play: millions, billions and trillions. Rounding to the nearest 20, […]
Michael Tsai - Blog - The SSD Endurance Experiment The takeaway: they all lasted longer than stated.
I still have no idea what BitCoin is or how it works, but this doesn't sound good either: It's Time For a Hard Bitcoin Fork. Uh, okay.
Scott Hanselman writes that This URL shortener situation is officially out of control. I saw a URL today on Twitter to an article on Slate.com. It was a custom short URL - http://slate.me/1h0svt8 but since I was visiting it via Twitter, it was wrapped with Twitter's t.co URL, so I really started at http://t.co/sxSvcJnT2L. When […]
A commercial company’s ability to innovate is inversely proportional to its proclivity to publicly release conceptual products. Hello, Google.
The Internet With A Human Face - Beyond Tellerrand 2014 Conference Talk Here's one idea for where to begin: 1. Limit what kind of behavioral data websites can store. When I say behavioral data, I mean the kinds of things computers notice about you in passing—your search history, what you click on, what cell tower […]