Archive for December, 2010


HDD self destruct using thermite

Drew Pilcher, aka Wolf of Wolf Project Files made a HDD Self destruct rig out of a few bits of wood, and some homegrown Thermite.

The results were quite impressive to say the least.

A Cambridge University professor has accused the bank cards industry of making a ”very nasty attempt at censorship” over a flaw in chip and PIN technology.

The UK Cards Association (UKCA), which represents the country’s biggest banks, wrote to the university to try to remove the online publication of research which shows how a £20 hand-held device could be used to buy goods without entering the correct PIN.

Full article here

“Looking for startups that combine the best of WikiLeaks and YouPorn”

Christopher Poole, aka Moot, the founder of 4chan and still stealthy Canvas Networks, is now a venture advisor! He just joined Lerer Ventures, the New York City seed fund started by Ken and Ben Lerer.

Full article Here

Want to check if a site is really down, or if it is just your browser settings?

 

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http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ or http://www.isup.me

A lot,” says CEO at the time, Steve Case. Case himself took to Quora recently to answer the question: How much did it cost AOL to distribute all those CDs back in the 1990′s?AOL-007

In short; Over $300 million! At one point, 50% of the CD’s produced worldwide had an AOL logo on it. We were logging in new subscribers at the rate of one every six seconds.

Read More here TechCrunch

Winter Wax by DJ Vadim

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DJ Vadim (aka Vadim Peare) is a prolific DJ and producer, born in Leningrad, USSR (now Saint Petersburg, Russia), raised in London and currently residing in both London, New York and Berlin, his music combines hip hop, soul, reggae and electronica. He has been described as "one of the few artists creating genuinely new work in the Hip-Hop field" and an artist who "cannot be ignored".

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This is a bit eerie…

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For those of you living under a rock, Imgur is a site that allows users to upload and share images very quickly and easily.

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It’s grown massively in popularity over the last 6 months and has left similar services in the dust.

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It was created by Reddit user, MrGrim (Alan Scaaf), for other Redditors and this is one of the reasons why it gained popularity so quickly on the site. For a while, Imgur use was actually recommended in the ‘pic’ reddit’s description. However, Imgur’s popularity isn’t limited to reddit; if you’re a social media user, then you will have seen Imgur uploads on the front page of your chosen network many times.