Photo – You will likely need to zoom in a bit to see it but check out this red sprite captured by NASA from the ISS.
Yours (Something from the web’s social networks) – This week I went with a tweet from @ScienceChannel, they call it the doorway to Hell which has currently been open for 40 years!
Science – Light is the fastest thing in the universe. It travels about 100 times faster than electricity and can circle the globe in 0.1 seconds. I would be wonderful if electronics could use light. Scientist have developed a CMOS chip that can process both light and electricity.
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George Hotz, aka Geohot, Does Cars, Play Stations, iPhone and Rhymes
I knew a good bit about the famous hacker, geohot. He has a major league talent as a hacker. He would be what we call a “l33t”. For my older readers, unfamiliar with l33tsp34k, that is hacker-geek for “elite”. This 26-year old’s most recent accomplishment is, according to Bloomberg and other sources, an autonomous car!
In the past, he has also:
been credited for the first to hack the iPhone, way back when he was still in high school
hack the Play Station and get sued by Sony
and much more
What I didn’t know, until I heard mention of it on a podcast, he also spits rhyhms.
Ludicrous – While a 19 year old hacking an airline to commit 150,000 dolars of fraud may not be ludicrous, the fact that “he hack was not highly sophisticated and was a result of a loophole in the airline’s computer system"
While the Internet is about many things, cute kittie photos, viral videos and, unfortunately, Rule 34. It also a great tool for freedom of expression, fair use and sharing information. True, it can harbor pirates, those who break copyright laws, but freedom of expression is a double-edged sword. I can’t ban the Koran and still, justly and fairly, have my Bible. In order to function, it must be completely open and accessible to all, equally and fairly.
Unfortunately, not everyone feels that way. There are some who believe in suppression of ideas, filtering and censorship. I call bullshit. Let me take my chances with that sword. Continue reading “The Dancing Baby Wins!”→
Ludicrous – There is no limit to what criminals do. Sometimes stupid, sometimes creative, always wrong, too often hurtful, and, in this case, simply strange. After realizing a child was in a car they stole, they dropped the kid off at school!