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Re: The Tim Burton at MoMA Site | Slog | The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper

2010 Mar 11, 11:16A humorous video detailing Tim Burton's process for creating a movie...PermalinkCommentsparody tim-burton danny-elfman movie humor video

A Practical Attack to De-Anonymize Social Network Users

2010 Mar 8, 1:50Paper suggests history stealing to find what popular social networking site groups a visitor to your web site belongs to and stats on how easy it is to then uniquely identify the visitor on the popular social networking site.PermalinkCommentssecurity privacy social social-network paper research web browser css technical system:filetype:pdf system:media:document

Currently Hanging: Art on the Tracks | Slog | The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper

2010 Mar 1, 1:26A couch and art setup outside randomly next to the freeway.
PermalinkCommentsart couch seattle

Protecting Browsers from Extension Vulnerabilities

2010 Feb 27, 10:06A web browser add-on security research paper that describes the Google Chrome security model. "We propose a new browser extension system that improves security by using least privilege, privilege separation,
and strong isolation. Our system limits the misdeeds an attacker can perform through an extension vulnerability.
Our design has been adopted as the Google Chrome extension system."PermalinkCommentssecurity design google chrome firefox addon plugin web browser technical research adam-barth system:filetype:pdf system:media:document

Adam Barth -

2010 Feb 26, 2:42Adam Barth has tons of papers on web browser security.PermalinkCommentsadam-barth security web browser privacy javascript google chrome research technical

YouTube - Paper Mario Bros. 3 - A Stop Motion Animation (HQ)

2010 Jan 20, 5:19Stop motion animation in paper of Mario Bros. 3.PermalinkCommentsmario video videogame nintendo youtube animation paper stopmotion

(Video) Playing Rock, Paper, Scissors Against A T-Shirt - PSFK

2010 Jan 20, 2:35Video of augmented reality t-shirt that plays rock paper scissors against you.PermalinkCommentsvideo rock-paper-scissors t-shirt augmented-reality

[1001.0361] Self-Selected or Mandated, Open Access Increases Citation Impact for Higher Quality Research

2010 Jan 6, 2:17Not shocking that papers freely available on the Internet are cited more than those not freely available... "Articles whose authors make them Open Access (OA) by self-archiving them online are cited significantly more than articles accessible only to subscribers. ... not because of a quality bias from authors self-selecting what to make OA, but because of a quality advantage, from users self-selecting what to use and cite, freed by OA from the constraints of selective accessibility to subscribers only."PermalinkCommentsvia:bengoldacre science paper citation internet

Google Books - Weekly World News Covers

2009 Dec 29, 1:31PermalinkCommentshumor google archive newspaper weeklyworldnews

Paleo-Future - Paleo-Future Blog - Burglars of the Future (1910)

2009 Dec 8, 12:02"This illustration, from the September 10, 1910 New York Tribune, imagines the rooftop burglars of the future. 'BURGLARS LEARN TO HANDLE THE AEROPLANE WITH PRECISION AND SILENCE: Our artist takes a look into the future and foresees the time when roofs must be secured as carefully as any other part of the home.'"PermalinkCommentshumor history burglar crime newspaper news

English Shellcode

2009 Nov 27, 6:10"What follows is a brief description of the method we have developed for encoding arbitrary shellcode as English text. This English shellcode is completely self-contained, i.e., it does not require an external loader, and executes as valid IA32 code."PermalinkCommentssecurity polyglot intel paper research programming hack obfuscation english language technical system:filetype:pdf system:media:document

Chicken Soup Inhibits Neutrophil Chemotaxis In Vitro* — CHEST

2009 Oct 13, 5:08Paper investigating chicken soup as a "remedy for symptomatic upper respiratory tract infections." Under methods is the recipe they used: "Traditional chicken soup was prepared according to a family recipe, which will be referred to as “Grandma’s soup” (C. Fleischer; personal communication; 1970). This recipe is as follows..."PermalinkCommentssoup humor science medicine chicken paper

Google Research Publication: MapReduce

2009 Oct 6, 3:18PermalinkCommentstodo mapreduce algorithm google paper distributed database technical

You know the name, but just who were the Luddites? - Ars Technica

2009 Oct 5, 8:44Brief history of the Luddites. "Are we all Luddites now? ... If you are reading this essay on your laptop or iPhone, chances are that you aren't an unemployed weaver staring starvation in the face." Also: "The Luddites didn't oppose technology; they opposed the sudden collapse of their industry, which they blamed in part on new weaving machines." So the TV and newspaper associations and Rupert Murdoch are Luddites.PermalinkCommentshistory technology luddite

PicoCool - The Flipside Wallet

2009 Sep 1, 4:57"Protect the wonderful convenience of RFID enabled cards with the Flipside Wallet." Looks like the Jimi but does RFID shielding and looks fat enough to hold US paper money folded once vertically.
PermalinkCommentsproduct wallet rfid


2009 Aug 25, 7:10Research paper modelling zombie infection. "The key difference between the models presented here and other models of infectious disease is that the dead can come back to life." Also, love the references section with "Snyder, Zack (director), 2004 Dawn of the Dead" next to things like "Bainov, D.D. & Simeonov, P.S. Impulsive Differential Equations: Asymptotic Properties of the Solutions. World Scientific, Singapore (1995)."PermalinkCommentshumor zombie research via:schneier math science health apocalypse system:filetype:pdf system:media:document

Schneier on Security: Non-Randomness in Coin Flipping

2009 Aug 24, 3:11"It turns out that flipping a coin has all sorts of non-randomness", includes link to research paper and blog post with gems like: "If the coin is tossed and caught, it has about a 51% chance of landing on the same face it was launched"PermalinkCommentssecurity random coin coin-toss

Dynamic CSRF White Paper Posted — Portal

2009 Aug 21, 3:13"At Black Hat USA 2009 and Defcon 17 Nathan Hamiel and Shawn Moyer introduced an attack called Dynamic Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF). This white paper discusses the attack and discusses several Dynamic CSRF attack vectors." Seems to require sites trying to secure CSRF scenarios using session IDs in their URLs.PermalinkCommentssecurity csrf research browser web technical

payyattention / a social network of micropatronage

2009 Aug 14, 10:17Micropayment service for bloggers -- "per article micropatronage". Supports levels of benefits for readers - pay X or more and get the ad-less version of my blog. Link to your fav. article through payyattention and payyattention will count how much money your reference generated. Some neat features in there. Too bad its not a distributed protocol.PermalinkCommentsvia:sambrook video money micropayment patronage journalism economics newspaper business

Compact E-Cash

2009 Aug 14, 6:20"This paper presents efficient off-line anonymous e-cash schemes where a user can withdraw a wallet containing coins each of which she can spend unlinkably."PermalinkCommentsmoney future reference research economics cryptography technical system:filetype:pdf system:media:document
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