The internet. What a joke, it'll never happen.
Bad Bios. Bad, bad bios.
This is probably the most painful bug report I've ever read, describing in glorious technicolor the steps leading to Knight Capital's $465m trading loss due to a software bug that struck late last year, effectively bankrupting the company.
...but emotionally we're a culture of seven-year-olds.
How the feds brought down the founder of the silk road tor site.
This seems like a very excellent idea.
"At the end of the day I make a weight gain shake from heavy whip cream and a whole tub of ice cream, which Johan feeds me through a funnel.
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Australia is a psychotic, cold-blooded murderer that would swallow you whole if you so much as left the front door of your house (and this is assuming that your Sydney Funnel Web barricades are in working order). Whoever thought up the concept of Australia was inflicted with the madness of Nietzsche and the megalomania of Qin Shi Huangdi.
...and this was it's first URL. Happy 20th birthday, WWW!
An insightful piece on privacy.
The truth about meepcoins.
The truth about meepcoins. (Hint: they're not shells or tulips)
Ancient Texts Drawings from Nordic Folks
Loki ? ... naaaaaaaw. You'd never admit to it.
Aaron Swartz, an Internet savant who at a young age shaped the online era by co-developing RSS and Reddit and later became a digital activist, has committed suicide.
It's the new planking.
"The world is not sliding, but galloping into a new transnational dystopia."
There is a nation of potential cord cutters looking for an excuse to stop paying Comcast for 500 channels they don't really want
Helping to process the staggering amount of Internet activity that occurs, data centers waste vast amounts of energy, belying the information industry's image of environmental friendliness.
Following revelations that New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau illegally intercepted communications in the Megaupload case and provided those details to law enforcement authorities, the country's Prime Minister has been forced to apologize personally to Kim Dotcom
Proof x 9 that She is.
..in 6 to 8 weeks time.
"If I discover intelligent life, it'll be the first I've ever seen. (I'm looking at you, Mohawk JPL nerd)"
That also deals with encryption and could save your life or help overthrow the government.
Testing for COINTELPRO agents on Linkswarm.
Oh how far the mighty have fallen
A mate of mine is currently amusing himself (and possibly obtaining free amateur porn pics) by playing with female Russian scam-tarts, the mail-order bride type. One of these girls has recently obtained a kitten (the feline variety) and asked him what to call it. My mate, being an avid cat-hater of the sort who has a "looking for your cat? Try under my tyres" bumper sticker on his car, offered what he said was a very popular name for cats in Australia.
Collection of magazine articles, variety of topics, genres etc.
Go make some noise about this before you're screwed "notwithstanding any other provision of law."
The latest internet privacy bill working its way through Congress.
9-year-old's DIY cardboard arcade gets flashmobbed
The Mystery Man Behind the Most Disturbing Internet Meme in History
Pretty much the same reasons as the Gold Manmeep guy, when you boil it down.
Judging copyright trolls like a Pro.
An 'experiment' which involved using homeless people as mobile wi-fi hotspots has attracted criticism, forcing the advertising agency behind it to defend itself.
Anons also told Wired that future collaborations with WikiLeaks could involve a series of hacks that will be announced, one after another, every Friday for the foreseeable future. If that happens, the Stratfor e-mail release could be the first sign of a new, powerful alliance between the two groups, each of which has vexed and angered the world's most powerful governments and corporations.
People is the stupid
You will be raped by your own data.
A new wave of outlaws perpetrating justice.
Physibles are 3D printer plans for duplicating physical objects. This is a fascinating insight and early glimpse into the post-scarcity economy. This is a landmark event marking the transition of post-scarcity from the online world leaking into the physical world.
"A PR man's nightmare and a journalist's dream."
Isak Gerson is spiritual leader of the world's newest religion, Kopimism, devoted to file-sharing. On 5 January the Church of Kopimism was formally recognised as a religion by the Swedish government.
As part of Project Mayhem, AntiSec hackers destroyed and defaced the official site for the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA). Although it has been "wiped off the net," AntiSec dumped email and contact info for California and New York law enforcement groups.
The last trade for 2011 at the leading Bitcoin exchange was at the rate of $4.72 USD. For the year, Bitcoin's exchange rate rose from $0.30 - a 1,473% increase.
Because the last thing a judge should do is tell the defendant what is going on.
To the casual eye, China's social media landscape might look diverse and lively. But the social media clones are careful to follow Communist Party censorship.
Late last week saw the domain registrar Go Daddy lose over 21,000 domains. Why did this happen to a service which was doing pretty well for itself for so long? In an acronym, SOPA.