Wizner had to jump on a phone call during a meeting with his whistleblower client. When he got off the phone, he found that Snowden had rolled the bot into civil liberties lawyer Jameel Jaffer’s office and was discussing the 702 provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. “It was kind of cool,” Wizner says.
It is neat but they’re marketing video is at times strangely terrifying. Put different music on when the Susan-bot comes up behind the unknowing Mark and this could be a horror movie trailer.
Hackers “are learning that it’s not so easy to write secure code,” Toro says. “Most of us in the business of securing our applications and systems know that bulletproofing software is an extremely expensive and exhaustive undertaking. Malware creators who have to look to their own defences would have to slow down the production of new attacks.”
FYI, if you want to know what it looks like when you hack a hacker, look no further than the seminal 1995 film Hackers.
Mario Maker - Design Mario levels on the Wii U. Time to break out my Mario level design documents from when I was 8.
More than 90% of Americans believe that the US government is unduly influenced by money, and the Mayday.US super PAC is raising $5M to fund the election campaigns of politicians who’ll pledge to dismantle super PACs and enact other campaign finance reforms. They raised more than $1M in 30 days last month, and this month, the goal is $5M. It’s the brainchild of Lawrence Lessig, who’s going to run prototype the project by running five electoral campaigns in 2014, and use the lessons of those projects to win enough anti-corruption seats in 2016 to effect real change.
Again, I’m not able to contribute to Mayday.US, because I’m a Canadian and Briton. But I ask my American friends to put in $10, and promise that I’ll put CAD1000 into any comparable Canadian effort and/or £1000 into a comparable UK effort. We all win when countries embrace evidence-based policy guided by doing what’s best for its citizens, rather than lining the pockets of corrupting multinationals.
Morgan Freeman’s unboxing videos. This episode: unboxing Gwyneth Paltrow’s head.
Monty Hall Problem - Numberphile
The Monty Hall problem made intuitive: instead of 3 doors, you have 100. You pick one door and then Monty opens 98 more doors and lets you switch to the remaining door. Well yeah now I’m going to switch.
YouTube - June System Update Walkthrough for Xbox One
OneGuide on SmartGlass is coming in the June Xbox One update! The feature I’ve been missing since day one. I don’t think I’m an average Xbox One user.
@youtube - How DNA Changed the World of Forensics | Retro Report | The New York Times
YouTube - Dead Man’s Bones (Dance)
Nathan Barnatt has some great videos
CM Punk’s Grammar Slam - Literally vs. Figuratively (by Nerdist). This is literally very funny.
Phone Buttons - Numberphile (by numberphile)
How I Met Your Mother - Ted’s Kids Like You’ve Never Seen Them (by howimetyourmother)
Number 1 and Benford’s Law - Numberphile (by numberphile)
I’d heard of Benford’s Law before but it sounded totally counter intuitive to me. This video does a good job explaining why one shows up as the leading digit in sets of random numbers that span large ranges.
Audi Piloted Driving at CES 2013 (by AudiofAmerica)