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How to Surf the Web Like a Super Spy

What does it take to make yourself anonymous online? The Internet was made for sharing information, after all — concealing your communications and identity ain’t easy. We’re joined by Ben of Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know to break down why it’s so difficult and what lengths you’d have to go to if you wanted to surf truly anonymously.

[Just want the mp3? Here you go.]

ArtistTechStuff/Stuff They Don't Want You to Know
TitleHow to Surf the Web Like a Super Spy
AlbumHowStuffWorks
engadget:

Lockheed Martin’s FORTIS exoskeleton helps US Navy with heavy lifting

Further reading/watching/listening about exoskeletons, including their history and what they can do today. (I got really excited about exoskeletons a few months back.)

engadget:

Lockheed Martin’s FORTIS exoskeleton helps US Navy with heavy lifting


Further reading/watching/listening about exoskeletons, including their history and what they can do today. (I got really excited about exoskeletons a few months back.)

futurescope:

Robot restaurant where machines cook and serve food to customers

A restaurant in Kunshan, China, employed a team of 15 androids to cook and deliver food. The cute side of the Robocalypse. 

The restaurant has a total of 15 robots in heights of 1.2 meters. Each robot costs 40,000 yuan (6500 US dollars).

As doormen, cooks and waiters, the robots can work continuously for eleven hours after a night charge, and are able to use 40 basic language expressions, such as welcoming sentences to customers.

Singular instance? Nope. There is another restaurant in Harbin, China with 18 robot workers and a fully automated japanese sushi restaurant.

[read more] [photo credit AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE]

A 1-kilobyte hard drive in Minecraft — plus basic instructions on how to create your own. (Thanks for the tip, stufftoblowyourmind!) Further listening on How Minecraft Works [mp3].

A 1-kilobyte hard drive in Minecraft — plus basic instructions on how to create your own. (Thanks for the tip, stufftoblowyourmind!) Further listening on How Minecraft Works [mp3].

brainstuffshow:

In preparation for covering Dragon*Con this week, we look at “How Fandom Works.” Why do fans form active communities that extend their media influence?

So this is as good a time as any to announce it: We’re gonna be at Dragon Con this year! If you spot me or Jonathan, come say hi. (That goes double if we’ve got our camera crew with us and your costume is awesome.)

Or, hey, we’re both gonna be on a few panels for the Science Track — here’s our schedule. /Lauren

s-c-i-guy:

Bill Nye Fights Back
How a mild-mannered children’s celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.
Read the full article on Popular Science

s-c-i-guy:

Bill Nye Fights Back

How a mild-mannered children’s celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.

Read the full article on Popular Science

(via spaceplasma)

futurist-foresight:

Happy birthday to one of NASA's oldest active astronauts - Anna Fisher.

"Anna Lee Tingle Fisher is an American chemist and a NASA astronaut. Formerly married to fellow astronaut Bill Fisher, and the mother of two children, in 1984 she became the first mother in space. Fisher is the oldest active American astronaut. Wikipedia”

aspirethesenses:

Anna Fisher, 1979: The first female astronaut (by: James Vaughan)

futurist-foresight:

Happy birthday to one of NASA's oldest active astronauts - Anna Fisher.

"Anna Lee Tingle Fisher is an American chemist and a NASA astronaut. Formerly married to fellow astronaut Bill Fisher, and the mother of two children, in 1984 she became the first mother in space. Fisher is the oldest active American astronaut. Wikipedia

aspirethesenses:

Anna Fisher, 1979: The first female astronaut (by: James Vaughan)

(via womeninspace)

prostheticknowledge:

Sysadmin Posters from the 1980s

Redditor evandena discovered these posters related to data protection in the workplace.

More Here

thisistheverge:

Disney thinks it could turn drones into flying TV screens and puppet masters Disney has never lagged in animatronics or high technology for its shows and theme parks — they’re more or less tiny, high-tech surveillance dystopias with classic rides, exorbitantly expensive food, and all your favorite TV and movie characters from childhood. But a handful of patent applications pointed out by MarketWatch are particularly interesting: the company is coming up with ways to use drones as TV screens and animatronic puppet masters. Each of the patents outlines uses for synchronized swarms of tiny quadcopters or multicopters, which could either supplement or replace its existing light shows, fireworks displays, and parade balloons.

thisistheverge:

Disney thinks it could turn drones into flying TV screens and puppet masters
Disney has never lagged in animatronics or high technology for its shows and theme parks — they’re more or less tiny, high-tech surveillance dystopias with classic rides, exorbitantly expensive food, and all your favorite TV and movie characters from childhood. But a handful of patent applications pointed out by MarketWatch are particularly interesting: the company is coming up with ways to use drones as TV screens and animatronic puppet masters. Each of the patents outlines uses for synchronized swarms of tiny quadcopters or multicopters, which could either supplement or replace its existing light shows, fireworks displays, and parade balloons.