Hackers use Social Networking & Social Engineering... →
Thoroughly illustrates why privacy is important. If these facebook users had been more private with their social ties, it might have been more difficult. Wouldn’t have stopped the job-board vector, though. And given their chosen file vector for final infection, I think I’m going to stop sending my resume around as a PDF.
God is an Astronaut →
According to Pandora, fuses electronic (tangerine dream) with krautrock precision and postrock sensibilities. Lovin’ it.
I haven’t seen it yet. Definitely going on my list, though. If you enjoyed it, you’d probably also enjoy this fascinating BBC documentary, The Atheism Tapes. Each episode is an interview with a different well-known atheist, from philosophy (Daniel Dennett) to biology (Dawkins, of course) and physics (Steven Weinburg). It’s interesting to see how so many different people have...
Sous-Vide on the cheap. Win! →
Decriminalization lead to less use and more... →
Granted, it’s based on a study done by the Cato Institute. But it makes sense. Gist: Portugal decriminalized all drugs. For possession of small amounts, you go in front of a panel. They recommend you get (state-sponsored) treatment. You can say yes, or you can say no. There are no penalties for saying no, save that you’ll probably be up in front of the panel again soon. Before this,...
Deficit Group Formed By Barney Frank Looks Where... →
mikehudack: southpol: Froomkin: But spending has increased completely out of proportion with the need, he said. “During the Cold War, 26 percent of military spending in the world was American; now it’s 41 percent. So we have fewer enemies and we’re spending more money.” The key to defense budget cutting, Frank said, is to attack the notion that the U.S. military needs to be everywhere in...
Sadly, Congress has made a habit of spending every dollar of new FIPSE money on...– Kevin Carey, “That Old College Lie”
More porn than investigation? →
Senior SEC officials, including top-level 6-figure income officials spend more time looking at pr0nz than doing their freaking job. No wonder there’s so much fraud on Wall Street.
People are not necessarily thinking about how long this information will stick...– Chris Conley, a technology and civil liberties fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union. You’re being sold and not getting a cut of the deal. (via soupsoup) (via halley)
Explode an HTML5 Video. →
Click “explode” and watch. Can your flash do that..? :P