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Friday June 14, 2019. 07:46 PM
Deviant Ollam runs a physical security penetration testing company called The Core Group; in a flat-out amazing, riveting presentation from the 2017 Wild West Hackin' Fest, Ollam -- a master lockpicker -- describes how lockpicking is a last resort for the desperate, while...
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Mauro Morandi has been the sole inhabitant of Budelli Island in Italy since 1989. Great Big Story went to pay him a visit. In 1989, Mauro Morandi’s boat docked on Budelli Island off the northern coast of Sardinia, Italy. Discovering that the island’s caretaker was...
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The millions of Hong Kong people participating in the #612strike uprising are justifiably worried about state retaliation, given the violent crackdowns on earlier uprisings like the Umbrella Revolution and Occupy Central; they're also justifiably worried that they will be...
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According to Fodor's Travel the best US airport is Burbank (BUR). I couldn't agree more. It's 7  miles from my house and takes 2o minutes to get there. 'Burbank is an airport free of most of the hassles that take the fun out of travel plans,' writes Fodor's. 'It’s an...
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Reverse mortgages -- complex home loans -- are aggressively marketed to elderly people, especially in African-American neighborhoods, using deceptive tactics that offer false promised to 'eliminate monthly payments permanently' with 'a risk-free way of being able to access...
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As one YouTube commenter wrote, 'These are the faces of people who regret learning English.'
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The high resolution imaging science experiment (HiRISE) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image in the Red Planet's Hellas Planitia region. According to the University of Arizona researchers who operate the HiRISE camera for NASA’s Jet Propulsion...
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I've been using this 10.5' cast iron griddle at my brother's place, and it is just great. I keep a #9 cast iron skillet on my stove at almost all times. My brother prefers a cast iron griddle. I can see the attraction. The griddle is great all the things I do with a...
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Steve Parks, a digital services director, recently visited a small cafe in north London called Eggs & Bread. His modest meal of a boiled egg, a slice of toast, and a mug of tea set him back £20 ($25). The good news is that the cafe, which has been in operation since the...
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Soon-to-be-former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told a reporter on Tuesday how she hopes to be remembered, “I hope that it will be that I showed up every day and I did the very best job that I could to put forward the president’s message... to do the ...
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Joy Division's post-punk masterpiece 'Unknown Pleasures' turns 40 this year. NME just republished an interview with two of the three surviving members of Joy Division -- bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris -- about creating what is arguably one of the most...
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'Tra la la' my ass.
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The Great State of Maine, having jettisoned its far-right lunatic 'government' and replaced it with a responsive, progressive, evidence-based one, is now set to pass the nation's most stringent ISP privacy law, going further than both New York and California. The new law...
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While some who saw this variable message sign in Houston though it had been hacked, it's actually a roadside art installation by Brooklyn artist Justin Brice Guariglia. The words come from Rice University professor Timothy Morton, author of Dark Ecology: For a Logic of...
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In a 2016 article, Elie Bursztein collects and describes a gadget used to cheat at the card table. In 2015, I stumbled upon a post in an underground forum, discussing how someone was ripped off at a poker table by a very advanced poker cheating device. From what I understood ...
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'Come and play with us, Danny... for ever, and ever, and ever.' The bigscreen adaptation of Doctor Sleep, Stephen King's 2013 novel sequel to The Shining, is out November 8. From the film description: 'Doctor Sleep” continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after...
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Designer Dominic Wilcox isn't short himself but sympathized with a woman at a concert who is, 'I was standing at a gig and turned to see a small woman dancing away but unable to see the band. This gave me the inspiration to design a way for people to see over obstacles such...
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Dropbox syncs files between computers, but who wants that? The New Dropbox, announced this week, has all sorts of wonderful features to organize your cloud content, package your designs, integrate with slack, and to eat half a gig of RAM just by running on your computer. ...
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Fecal transplants are the hottest thing in emergent medicine, restoring balance to guts nuked by antibiotics and resistant infections, but there are risks. DIY is not the way to go... Two patients contracted severe infections, and one of them died, from fecal transplants...
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Physical security keys, like those sold by Yubico, Thetis and Kensington, are a great way to lock down your digital lives. They also tend to be wicked fast compared to the wait you have to put on while you're waiting for a 2FA password to arrive via SMS or typing in a...
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