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YouTube - ‪Star Trek: The Captain's Summit (1 of 7)‬‏

2011 Jun 30, 1:23"Join Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan) as she hosts The Captain's Summit. Whoopi sits down with Trek stars William Shatner (Kirk), Leonard Nimoy (Spock), Patrick Stewart (Picard) and Jonathan Frakes (Riker) and gets personal with them. From fan-etiquette to comparing series, this is a must see for all Trek fans."

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draft-ietf-websec-origin-01 - The Web Origin Concept

2011 Jun 21, 1:22"This document defines the concept of an "origin", which is often used
as the scope of authority or privilege by user agents. Typically,
user agents isolate content retrieved from different origins to
prevent malicious web site operators from interfering with the
operation of benign web sites. In addition to outlining the
principles that underly the origin concept, this document defines how
to determine the origin of a URI, how to serialize an origin into a
string, and an HTTP header, named "Origin", that indicates which
origins are associated with an HTTP request."PermalinkCommentsietf reference technical web browser user-agent webbrowser origin

YouTube - Radiohead - Paranoid Android: YouTube Artists Mix

2011 Jun 20, 2:36A mix of 36 YouTube videos of various people playing Radiohead's Paranoid Android. It sounds good but the video too is very compelling. Also I would be psych'ed if it were my video picked to rock out at 2:50.

The mix:


Crazy bear on accoustic from 6:03


Amazing big band rendition from 2:20
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Playable Archaeology: An Interview with Telehack's Anonymous Creator - Waxy.org

2011 Jun 20, 2:25I knew it was a game but still felt bad war-dialing and otherwise messing around in there. What if I accidentally find a way out? "Telehack is the most interesting game I've played in the last year... a game that most users won't realize is a game at all. It's a tour de force hack — an interactive pastiche of 1980s computer history, tying together public archives of Usenet newsgroups, BBS textfiles, software archives, and historical computer networks into a multiplayer adventure game." Also, see all the accounts of people finding their teenage selves in the game.PermalinkCommentsinternet technical development hack telnet wardial game

4chan BBS - Genius sorting algorithm: Sleep sort

2011 Jun 20, 2:20"Genius sorting algorithm: Sleep sort 1 Name: Anonymous : 2011-01-20 12:22 Man, am I a genius. Check out this sorting algorithm I just invented.
#!/bin/bash 
function f() { 
    sleep "$1" 
    echo "$1" 
} 
while [ -n "$1" ] 
do 
    f "$1" & 
    shift 
done 
wait 

example usage: 
./sleepsort.bash 5 3 6 3 6 3 1 4 7
"PermalinkCommentshumor programming code technical 4chan bash sort sleep-sort sleep

LulzSec manifesto: "We screw each other over for a jolt of satisfaction"

2011 Jun 20, 2:09"Why did the hackers at Lulz Security ("LulzSec") invade Sony Pictures websites, take down cia.gov, and release 60,000+ e-mail addresses and passwords? For the lulz, of course—but what might look lulzy to one person could certainly enrage another. In honor of its 1,000th tweet, the witty wankers of LulzSec released a manifesto of sorts, defending their actions to the angry Internets."PermalinkCommentsinternet security privacy hack technical

Lifetimes of cryptographic hash functions

2011 Jun 20, 11:25A cautionary tale in chart form: lesson is make sure you can always upgrade your hashing algorithm or don't have security dependencies on hashing algorithms.PermalinkCommentsreference hash encryption security table technical humor

Rule 34 - Charlie's Diary

2011 Jun 12, 3:48Charles Stross puts parts of his new book Rule 34 on his blog: "By kind consent of the publishers, I'm able to give you a sneak preview of the first few chapters. So I'm going to roll them out on consecutive Fridays. Here's the opening."

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Mash me the head of Stephen Colbert - Boing Boing

2011 Jun 12, 3:46PermalinkCommentsstephen-colbert 3d 3d-printer mashup technical

WPAD Server Fiddler Extension Update v1.0.1

2011 Jun 12, 3:34
As it turns out the WPAD Server Fiddler Extension I made a while back actually has a non-malicious purpose. Apparently its useful for debugging HTTP on the WP7 phone (or so I'm told). Anyway I took some requests and I've fixed a few minor bugs (start button not updating correctly), changed the dialog to be a Fiddler tab so you can use it non-modally, and the WPAD server is now always off when Fiddler starts.
PermalinkCommentsextension fiddler technical update wpad

protolol

2011 Jun 10, 8:14Protolol aggregates protocol related tweet jokes: "The problem with TCP jokes is that people keep retelling them slower until you get them." - eigenrickPermalinkCommentshumor technical protocol tcp tcp-ip

ViewText: Enter a URL to view its text

2011 Jun 5, 4:57"ViewText.org is a service provided to make reading content on the web easier, faster, and safer by extracting the main article content from news items, blog posts, RSS feeds, and PDF's." Includes API to extract the article text!PermalinkCommentsinternet web article html text api technical

THE FIFTY-NINE-STORY CRISIS, The New Yorker, 5/29/95, pp 45-53

2011 Jun 5, 4:56"What's an engineer's worst nightmare? To realize that the supports he designed for a skyscraper like Citicorp Center are flawed---and hurricane season is approaching."PermalinkCommentsarticle history design business engineering

YouTube - Weezer - Paranoid Android

2011 Jun 1, 11:20Weezer covers Radiohead's Paranoid Android. I enjoyed this now but if you could send it to me in 1999 I would have freaked out.
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