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November 14 2014

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February 25 2014

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November 29 2013

Unbelievable Snowflake Photographs Captured With Cheap DIY Camera




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Russian photographer Alexey Kijatov‘s DIY camera  may not appear to be very sophisticated, but it takes beautiful photographs of crystal clear snowflakes, capturing their icy and delicate uniqueness. To create this camera, Kljatov attached an old and inexpensive 44M-5 Helios lens to his Canon Powershot A650 using a board, tape, a screw, and a piece of glass. (You can read a more in-depth description of the process on this blog post.) These featured photographs were all shot on dark woollen fabric in natural light (typically a grey cloudy sky), but Kljatov also shoots the flakes against a piece of glass. Whichever background he uses, Kljatov captures the elegant geometry of each flake without the use of fancy equipment.

You can find out more about snowflake types here.

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The post Unbelievable Snowflake Photographs Captured With Cheap DIY Camera appeared first on Beautiful/Decay Artist & Design.

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November 19 2013

  • Fixed a bug in the Single player space mission; minimum specification PC’s sometimes failed the start of the mission due to being thrown into space at high velocity.

November 02 2013


The BadBIOS story and my comments

As I usually do when there's a developing story, here are some reflections and comments on the BadBIOS story.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, just do yourself a favor and start from here, which is a good summary as any. You can also read a different summary, complete with many of the tweets by Dragos, here.

First things first: Dragos Ruiu is a friend, a trusted peer, and if he comes public with something so wild and difficult to believe, I completely trust he has seen something. As all humans, Dragos might be wrong, he might be overestimating stuff, or whatever, but I don't doubt for a minute that he has (what he think is) proof of what he says.

I completely agree with the analysis Robert Graham has done here and share most of his observations. What has been described is all technically possible, but the combination of everything in such an evil and nasty set of malware (more on this in a minute) would be completely unheard of. If anybody shrugs and says he's seen stuff like this before, please waterboard him until he says where.

I would like to share these useful observation on what BIOS can/cannot do. However, I would respectfully disagree with the conclusion that what Dragos is seeing cannot be there. We know that malware and rootkits can be composed by multiple components, and the BIOS component might only be responsible for a few of the reported behaviors. We simply have to wait for more details and samples to be provided.

It should be noted that Igor Skochinsky, a well respected malware reverser, analyzed some samples provided and believes them to be malware free.

In conclusion: I completely respect and trust Dragos. I do believe he saw something complex and behaving misteriously. I think we are missing a lot of technical details still, and I look forward to release of malware samples, at least in the usual trusted communities for malware analysis.
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September 07 2013

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September 06 2013


John Cleese: Alerts to threats in Europe

The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in Syria and have therefore raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved." Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A Bit Cross." The English have not been "A Bit Cross" since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from "Tiresome" to "A Bloody Nuisance." The last time the British issued a "Bloody Nuisance" warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada.

The Scots have raised their threat level from "Pissed Off" to "Let's get the Bastards." They don't have any other levels. This is the reason they have been used on the front line of the British army for the last 300 years.

The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from "Run" to "Hide." The only two higher levels in France are "Collaborate" and "Surrender." The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France 's white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the country's military capability.

Italy has increased the alert level from "Shout Loudly and Excitedly" to "Elaborate Military Posturing." Two more levels remain: "Ineffective Combat Operations" and "Change Sides."

The Germans have increased their alert state from "Disdainful Arrogance" to "Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs." They also have two higher levels: "Invade a Neighbour" and "Lose."

Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual; the only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels .

The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.

Australia, meanwhile, has raised its security level from "No worries" to "She'll be alright, Mate." Two more escalation levels remain: "Crikey! I think we'll need to cancel the barbie this weekend!" and "The barbie is cancelled." So far no situation has ever warranted use of the last final escalation level.

A final thought - " Greece is collapsing, the Iranians are getting aggressive, and Rome is in disarray. Welcome back to 430 BC".
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August 20 2013


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May 01 2013

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Redditor finds someone planted a bug in their power strip.

Power strip fuse blows, guy opens power strip, finds electronics, posts photos on Reddit. Turns out someone bugged him or his parents whom he got the power strip from.
It's a SIM900D (GSM/GPRS Quadband + GPS tracker) with a microphone from Knowles attached.
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March 19 2013

Kurze Anmerkung:

Wie verhalten sich Studienabschlussrate/Dropout Rate und Geschlechteraufteilung pro Studienrichtung?

Wie verhält sich das Einstiegsgehalt von MINT Absolventen zu dem Einstiegsgehalt in Bereichen in denen der Anteil an Studentinnen signifikant höher ist?

Wie entscheidend ist die Höhe des Gehalts auf die Entscheidung, welcher Elternteil trotz Kind weiter arbeitet?

Die Antworten auf diese Fragen wirken sich, mal mehr, mal weniger, auf 4 der 7 in der Grafik angeführten Punkte aus, werden aber dank Zusammenfassung ignoriert.

Ich bin absolut für Gleichberechtigung und finde in der Gesellschaft muss diesbezüglich einiges verändert werden.

Solche groben Zusammenfassungen vereinfachen aber zu sehr und machen die Problembekämpfung nicht einfacher, stattdessen provozieren sie negative Emotionen in einem Bereich, in dem Diskussionen ohnehin nur sehr selten vorurteilsfrei stattfinden können.

March 17 2013


February 13 2013

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February 05 2013

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This is happening now. This image has to reach the rest of the world. The Kayapo being expelled from their homes for the construction of the Belo Monte Dam, which will flood 400.000 acres of the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil.

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February 04 2013

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January 21 2013

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