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Posts in January, 2015

Legendary historic personalities in rare candid (and unusual) photos you’ve likely never seen before

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No Comments » // Entertainment

They weren’t always famous and even when they were, their public persona followed them everywhere they went providing an easily-recognizable facade by which we recognized them. The rare photos below feature famous legendary public personalities in historic candid photos you have likely never seen before.

Imagine if we couldn’t report the news. Better yet, imagine you are Barrett Brown.

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No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Imagine a cybercrime has occurred. 200 gigabytes of data have been stolen and posted on a remote site. The remote site is public, easily accessible to all. An experienced journalist (Barrett Brown) reports the location of the stolen data.

The Doomsday Clock – a grim reminder that the human race is not immortal

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No Comments » // History and Civilization

Called the Doomsday Clock, it hangs on a wall in the University of Chicago. In over 65 years, the time has only changed twenty-one times. Created in 1947, during the dawn of the atomic age, the universally-recognized clock represents the countdown to human extinction. The closer they set the clock to midnight, the closer the […]

Car Dealership plays mean prank on pizza delivery guy – Internet attacks back

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No Comments » // Boring stuff

After video of their prank on a local pizza delivery man appeared online, employees of F&R Auto Sales of Westport, Massachusetts are getting the crap smacked out of them on the Internet. After a deluge of phone calls, email, and contacts through social networks, the company eventually stopped responding altogether. Then their website and social […]

Hands on with North Korea’s official Red Star 3.0 Server linux operating system

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No Comments » // Technology

Red Star OS, North Korea’s official Red Hat-based Linux distro, is very easy to install in a VM. Given recent revelations of its many security holes, it’s an excellent opportunity to install the operating system in a local VM and then pound it for vulnerability assessment. At the very least, this will let you derive […]

Are sunspots killing us? New research hints sunspots at birth shorten overall lifespan

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No Comments » // Astronomy and Space News

Research out of Norway drew a surprising conclusion this week – sunspots appear to shorten a person’s lifespan by over half a decade. Researchers studied more than 9,062 Norwegian births from 1676 to 1878 and using the occurrence of sunspots, a barometer of sorts for solar activity, found that lifespans were shorter by slightly over […]

More well-timed photos that make you smile (or laugh)

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No Comments » // Entertainment

Here’s a collection of well-timed photos that give the perception of, well, check for yourself below. I can’t vouch for the legitimacy of some of the photos so feel free to share your opinion in the article comments (which I will, of course, promptly delete if I disagree).

The controversial works of Charlie Hebdo offend more than just Muslims

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No Comments » // Politics and legal

When masked gunmen stormed the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, they were heard to shout “Allahu Akbar” or “God is Great” in Arabic. That the attackers were Muslim terrorists is without question. So what had Charlie Hebdo published to upset followers of Islam? Turns out they have a long history of satirical (and […]

Nicely done France – France and other European nations take to the street in support of Charlie Hebdo

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No Comments » // Politics and legal

After three masked gunmen killed 12 in the offices of left-wing magazine Charlie Hebdo, the French quickly took to the streets showing the world they are not afraid. Marching under the banner of “Je Suis Charlie” or “I am Charlie”, demonstrators in France, England, Spain, Germany, and Italy hit the streets creating a somber but […]

100 Books you must read before you die

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No Comments » // Entertainment

It’s well understood that reading improves your focus and concentration and expands your imagination but reading also broadens your understanding of the world in general. To that end, here are 100 books that every person should read before they die.

North Korea’s official full statement regarding the December 2014 Sony attack

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No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Below is North Korea’s National Defense Commission’s official statement regarding the December 2014 Sony cyberattack – grammar and spelling errors left intact. The statement was published on December 22, 2014 by the country’s official news agency, KCNA. I’ve highlighted all the interesting (and humorous) parts.