Remember the original release of (depending on your perspective) emails hacked or released by a whistleblower regarding global warming research alleged to have been tampered with? Well, now the same folks have released another 5000 emails. The new emails also contain quotes which are likely to prove embarrassing for the scientists involved.
You know how it’s commonly said there are six degrees of separation between you and anyone else on the planet? Meaning you know a guy who knows a guy … who knows the guy (six times). It’s based on a 1967 study by psychologist Stanley Milgram. Now the NY Times says scientists at Facebook (they [...]
DigitalCashNews tweeted that the head of ChronoPay, an alternative payment system, was arrested in Russia, being accused of orchestrating a DDoS attack on a competitor. The tweet links to threatpost.com, but I can’t access the site at the moment. Nevertheless, it seems doubtful for people trying to establish PayPal alternatives.
Microsoft Research has identified what it thinks may be a flaw in the system: Namely, there’s an incentive for miners not to forward Bitcoin transactions. See here for the MS paper and here for basic info on the Bitcoin protocol. Can Bitcoin survive the death of a thousand cuts?
Eleven minutes past eleven o’clock on the 11th day of the 11th month of the 11th year only rolls around once in a 100 years. So what were you doing at that time? Do you know anyone who was born on a “special” date? If you missed the special moment this year, you can try [...]
So Google Street View is moving indoors, allowing business to have pictures taken of their shops. But that’s not all. A little birdie told me Google Street View is also coming to your house. Want to know what’s in the fridge? Don’t get up off the sofa, go to maps.google.com. Can’t find the kids? Google [...]
Dolphin HD, one of the most popular alternative web browsers for Android devices, has now been shown to spy on every website you visit by sending the URLs to a website, en.mywebzines.com, owned by the browser vendor. The company came up with an excuse relating to a “webzine” feature, but that was really weak. Anyway, [...]
If you want a free iPad, you might want to check out your local library. It’s not just books they’re loaning out anymore. They expanded a long time ago into lasing CDs. But now they’re also loaning out the devices you need to play them: iPods, iPads, laptops, digital cameras
Windows XP used to have a feature where it would remember the size and location of your Explorer windows. But that was removed in Windows 7. All Explorer windows are bunched up in a single location at a single size. Fortunately, you can add that feature back with ShellFolderFix. Download it here. Via