2010 Mar 11, 11:16
A humorous video detailing Tim Burton's process for creating a movie...
2010 Mar 8, 1:50
Paper 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.
2010 Mar 1, 1:26
A couch and art setup outside randomly next to the freeway.
2010 Feb 27, 10:06
A 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
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."
2010 Feb 26, 2:42
Adam Barth has tons of papers on web browser security.
2010 Jan 20, 5:19
Stop motion animation in paper of Mario Bros. 3.
2010 Jan 20, 2:35
Video of augmented reality t-shirt that plays rock paper scissors against you.
2010 Jan 6, 2:17
Not 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."
2009 Dec 29, 1:31 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.'"
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."
2009 Oct 13, 5:08
Paper 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..."
2009 Oct 6, 3:18 2009 Oct 5, 8:44
Brief 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.
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
2009 Aug 25, 7:10
Research 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)."
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"
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.
2009 Aug 14, 10:17
Micropayment 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.
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."