2012 Jul 28, 2:35
The U.S. Census Bureau today released a new online service that makes key demographic, socio-economic and housing statistics more accessible than ever before. The Census Bureau’s first-ever
public Application Programming Interface (API) allows developers to design Web and mobile apps to explore or learn more about America’s changing population and economy.
2012 Jul 19, 5:58
Breakdown of the bytes of a Windows executable in a big old chart!
2012 Jun 7, 9:12
So this is another Stuxnet by Israel/US?
The analysis reinforces theories that researchers from Kaspersky Lab, CrySyS Lab, and Symantec published almost two weeks ago. Namely, Flame could only have been developed with the backing of a
wealthy nation-state. … “It’s not a garden-variety collision attack, or just an implementation of previous MD5 collisions papers—which would be difficult enough,” Matthew Green, a professor
specializing in cryptography in the computer science department at Johns Hopkins University, told Ars. “There were mathematicians doing new science to make Flame work.”
2012 May 8, 5:36
Wikipedia’s alternate names for the slash include stroke, solidus, and separatrix.
2012 Apr 25, 4:23
(via Descriptive Camera)
A digital camera sends photos to Mechanical Turk service to generate a textual description and print the result on a thermal printer. Thus a camera that prints out a textual description of
what you photographed.
2012 Jan 30, 8:47 2012 Jan 16, 1:13
2012 Jan 6, 6:20
FTA: “Three mountain ranges, four lakes and a fucking Sound. That’s a geographical feature your hometown hasn’t even heard of.”
2012 Jan 6, 6:15 2011 Jul 18, 2:38
Neat idea: "When the user wants to visit a blacklisted site, the client establishes an encrypted HTTPS connection to a non-blacklisted web server outside the censor’s network, which could be a normal
site that the user regularly visits... The client secretly marks the connection as a Telex request by inserting a cryptographic tag into the headers. We construct this tag using a mechanism called
public-key steganography... As the connection travels over the Internet en route to the non-blacklisted site, it passes through routers at various ISPs in the core of the network. We envision that
some of these ISPs would deploy equipment we call Telex stations."
2011 Jun 20, 11:25
A 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.
2011 Jan 10, 9:41 2010 Dec 28, 10:42 2010 Sep 22, 12:13
Last.fm sorts its user's music prefs by gender and age and graphs it.
2010 Jul 8, 1:37
Including graphs with force directed layout!
2010 Jun 19, 5:03
"Flickr is now offering the option for photographers to license their photos through Getty Images."
2010 Jun 19, 3:54
2010 Jun 9, 3:31
"A 'geo' URI identifies a physical location in a two- or three-dimensional coordinate reference system in a compact, simple, human-readable, and protocol-independent way."
2010 Jun 7, 2:40
Maps of where tourists vs locals take photos in major cities like New York, San Francisco, etc. based on geotagged photos on Flickr.
2010 Jun 3, 6:32
Angie's photos from my wedding. There are some excellent bunny slipper photos in there.