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Friday, 28 April 2017

A Trick That Hides Censored Websites Inside Cat Videos

quote [ The system uses a technique called decoy routing, which allows users to view blocked sites—like a social-networking site or a news site—while generating a browsing trail that looks exactly as if they were just browsing for shoes or watching silly videos on YouTube. ]
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+3 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@11:57pmGMT] [0 comments]

Nick Sand, Orange Sunshine LSD chemist, dies at 75

quote [ “We got the whole prison stoned, this is what freedom is really about. It’s not about not being in chains, it’s about not having your mind enslaved,” Nick declared. ]
[SFW] [obituaries] [+6 Informative]
[by arrowhen@1:58amGMT] [6 comments]

Thursday, 27 April 2017

That Wasn’t Mark Twain: How a Misquotation Is Born

quote [ How fitting that the man often credited with saying “a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes” most likely did not invent the phrase. ]

[SFW] [literature] [+1 Underrated]
[by arrowhen@7:29pmGMT] [0 comments]

Fusion reactors: Not what they’re cracked up to be

quote [ Long touted as the “perfect” energy source, fusion reactors share many drawbacks with fission—and even add a few new ones of their own. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@6:09amGMT] [14 comments]

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The Grim Biology of Being Poor

quote [ Emerging science is putting the lie to American meritocracy. ]
[SFW] [people] [+8 Insightful]
[by arrowhen@6:16pmGMT] [3 comments]



This Hacker Is My New Hero

quote [ Janit0r is reportedly the one behind a particularly gnarly but undeniably fascinating form of malware called BrickerBot. BrickerBot, as the name implies, will brick internet of things (IoT) devices that fail a simple security test. This is surely illegal, but I love it. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4]
[by arrowhen@4:13pmGMT] [12 comments]

Monday, 24 April 2017

Fear of a White Lighter

quote [ A mini-investigation into the origins of a bizarre myth. ]
[SFW] [religion & spirituality] [+2 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@4:06pmGMT] [15 comments]

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Please, God, Stop Chelsea Clinton from Whatever She Is Doing

quote [ The last thing the left needs is the third iteration of a failed political dynasty. ]
[SFW] [people] [+7 Underrated]
[by arrowhen@4:27pmGMT] [55 comments]

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria

quote [ “Somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25 million books and nobody is allowed to read them.” ]

This is why we can't have nice things.
[SFW] [literature] [+10 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@6:53pmGMT] [4 comments]

Students Talked to This AI Until It Learned to Play an Atari 2600

quote [ 'Montezuma's Revenge' isn't easy. ]
[SFW] [games] [+1 Sad]
[by arrowhen@5:15amGMT] [3 comments]



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