Archive for January, 2013

The People vs Winter – Fun With Snow [video]

Super Bowl Snack – 47-Layer Bucket-O-Dip

47BuzzFeed presents an in depth report on the construction of this super-sized bucket of eats. The author assembled it in a plastic ice bucket and it appears to be tasty. After reviewing the list of ingredients, only one ingredient should definitely be omitted – dill pickles – and I’m not sure about the french fries and ketchup.

Read all about the dip HERE

 

Most Depressing Statistic – Income Taxes [pic]

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Researchers Use DNA For Data Storage

dna2According to Discover Magazine –

DNA is the building block of life, but in the future it may also be the standard repository for encyclopedias, music and other digital data. Scientists announced yesterday that they successfully converted 739 kilobytes of hard drive data in genetic code and then retrieved the content with 100 percent accuracy.

So what does DNA offer that other data storage methods don’t? One, it can pack data really densely. A single gram of DNA holds more than a million CDs, according to the researchers. Two, DNA lasts a really long time in a range of conditions. It is not nearly as sensitive or fragile as existing data centers. Three, DNA has a reputation for safely storing information: It holds the history of all life on Earth, a tough resumé to top.

Continue reading HERE

 

 

Volkswagen’s Dog Ad [video]

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth [video]

Celebrities And Their Much Older Doppelgangers

Old historical figures sometimes bear an uncanny resemblance to current celebrities. BuzzFeed collected 19 of them. My favorite is Charles Darwin and George Carlin.

Check out all 19 couples HERE

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Ex-Presidential Seal of Approval – Bill Clinton At Yesterday’s Inauguration [pic]

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10 Unusual Facts About Coffee

Mental_floss published a list of 10 strange facts about coffee. You can find out how ‘Chock Full O’Nuts’ got its name and who reportedly drank 50 cups per day.

Go there now

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Google Wants To Replace Passwords With USB Dongles

Yubico-keyAccording to Wired –

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — Want an easier way to log into your Gmail account? How about a quick tap on your computer with the ring on your finger? This may be closer than you think. Google’s security team outlines this sort of ring-finger authentication in a new research paper, set to be published late this month in the engineering journal IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine. In it, Google Vice President of Security Eric Grosse and Engineer Mayank Upadhyay outline all sorts of ways they think people could wind up logging into websites in the future — and it’s about time.

Thus, they’re experimenting with new ways to replace the password, including a tiny Yubico cryptographic card that — when slid into a USB (Universal Serial Bus) reader — can automatically log a web surfer into Google. They’ve had to modify Google’s web browser to work with these cards, but there’s no software download and once the browser support is there, they’re easy to use. You log into the website, plug in the USB stick and then register it with a single mouse click.

Continue reading HERE

 

 

Creative Department [comic]

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The Sound System I Don’t Want [video]


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