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Enter the Cyber-dragon →
Hackers have attacked America’s defense establishment, as well as companies from Google to Morgan Stanley to security giant RSA, and fingers point to China as the culprit. The author gets an exclusive look at the raging cyber-war—Operation Aurora! Operation Shady rat!—and learns why Washington has been slow to fight back.
Linux turns 20
20 years ago today, Linus Torvalds released the first version of his “hobby” operating system. He made this rather nonchalant announcement to the Minix community: Hello everybody out there using minix - I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing since april, and is starting to get ready....
The Story of Ethernet →
inspired by so many awesome thoughts just before bed and so many disappointed...– Dinosaur comic
Photo of the DC earthquake devastation... →
qu4ntity: The destructive power of nature is shocking.
On Facebook the user options are notoriously obscure and subject to change, but...– How Google Dominates Us (well worth the read, by the way)
Anonymity is the refuge for all literary and journalistic rascality. It is a...– Arthur Schoepenhauer, 160 years ago
I'm an Underage Consumer
I’m a 15 year old tech enthusiast1 and as such, I read numerous tech blogs, product reviews, and thousand-page hardware reference books, I use Linux, my mom calls me “techy”, and I get excessively frustrated with crappy electronics. I’m a hardcore geek. But I’m not standard issue. No, I’m a purist, and by that, of course, I mean that I have no job. Yes,...
Yesterday, Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós posted a mysterious video entitled “Inni”, featuring the band’s characteristic sounds: ominous build-up and beautiful, ambient music. Nobody was really sure what this was for, but today it was announced that Inni will be a film directed by Vincent Morisset. Apparently, this film will be shown at Venice Days on August 31st. No news...
upwithmittensdownwithgloves: Why pluck one string… what good is just one note? Oh, one string sounds fine, I guess… but we were once ‘one notes’, We were lonely wheat quietly ground into grain… What light and momentary pain! So why the safe distance, this curious look? Why tear out single pages when you can throw away the book? Why pluck one string when you can strum the guitar?