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Wired Magazine Goes Digital - Video - Wired

2010 Feb 22, 4:25Wired's concept for a digital version of their magazine to run on tablets. Looks pretty but of course its running on Flash or somesuch Adobe product.PermalinkCommentsvideo wired web adobe magazine

Yahoo Issues Takedown Notice for Spying Price List | Threat Level | Wired.com

2009 Dec 7, 5:15"Yahoo isn’t happy that a detailed menu of the spying services it provides law enforcement agencies has leaked onto the web." ... "Cryptome also published lawful data-interception guides for Cox Communications, SBC, Cingular, Nextel, GTE and other telecoms and service providers. But of all those companies, it appears to be Yahoo’s lawyers alone who have issued a DMCA takedown notice to Cryptome demanding the document be removed."PermalinkCommentsprivacy security copyright yahoo dmca internet web surveillance

Latest ‘Square’ Details Include Free Dongles, Craigslist, Alyssa Milano | Epicenter | Wired.com

2009 Dec 7, 3:25Cool, I've been waiting for this: "Twitter creator Jack Dorsey’s Square application, which is like a smartphone PayPal for credit cards, attracted lots of warranted attention for its potential to enable peer-to-peer and merchant credit card transactions in the real world far beyond what’s capable today in most countries." Oh, never mind... "As a customer, all you need to buy from a Square merchant is a credit, debit or pre-paid card"PermalinkCommentscredit-card money via:louis cellphone square

11 Ways Geeks Measure the World | GeekDad | Wired.com

2009 Nov 27, 6:04"Megafonzies (coolness): We don’t know if Professor Hubert Farnsworth, inventor of the Finglonger, coined the term ‘Megafonzie.’ We can assume that one Fonzie is the amount of coolness generated by Arthur Fonzarelli...", "Warhols (fame duration): 1 Warhol equals 15 minutes of fame, So if you’ve been famous for three years, that’s just over 105 kilowarhols..."PermalinkCommentsvia:kottke humor measurement nerd

The Answer Factory: Fast, Disposable, and Profitable as Hell | Magazine

2009 Oct 22, 12:33"When asked for the most valuable topic in Demand’s arsenal, he replies instantly: “‘Where can I donate a car in Dallas?’"PermalinkCommentsvia:kris.kowal wired internet video howto automation business media marketing economics advertising

Fake Zombies attacking an innocent driver

2009 Aug 17, 8:39Laughed for this comment on the zombie photo used in the Wired article: 'Funny, the Wired article attribution ... says, "Fake Zombies attacking an innocent driver." I don't know who decided on that caption, but it made me immediately want to ask 1. How do you know they're FAKE zombies? 2. How do you know the driver is INNOCENT?'
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You Deleted Your Cookies? Think Again | Epicenter | Wired.com

2009 Aug 17, 8:37Info on Flash cookies, US Govt websites cookie use, possible US Govt regulations on privacy/tracking users, plus a great zombie photo.PermalinkCommentszombie flash cookie wired privacy internet web browser politics government advertising google technical

80’s Throwback: Choose Your Own Adventure Turns 30! | GeekDad | Wired.com

2009 Aug 11, 8:18Choose Your Own Adv. classics on your cell! "But in 2006, the brand was reborn when Chooseco, LLC relaunched the series with reprints of classic adventures as well as new stories. They have also expanded into new areas ... adventures on the iPhone ..."PermalinkCommentschooseyourownadventure iphone wired book interactive if

Charlie Rose - A conversation with Chris Anderson of Wired Magazine

2009 Jul 29, 10:58Chris Anderson of Wired Magazine promotes and discusses the concepts in his book "Free" on the Charlie Rose show.PermalinkCommentscharlie-rose chris-anderson wired free internet web economics video interview via:bengoldacre

Olivia Wilde Talks Tron Legacy, Light Cycles | Underwire | Wired.com

2009 Jul 27, 11:28Olivia Wilde (I know her from House) who will appear in Tron Legacy gives an interview at Comic-Con that includes "...her experiences working with Jeff Bridges (she had to put her fist in her mouth to not ask about “The Dude”)."PermalinkCommentshumor interview house olivia-wilde tron tron-legacy wired jeff-bridges dude video

Q&A: Sir Ian McKellen Takes On The Prisoner’s Number One Tormenter | Underwire | Wired.com

2009 Jul 24, 5:49Sir Ian McKellen as Number Two in remake of The Prisoner in Nov.PermalinkCommentstv interview ian-mckellen the-prisoner

Mostly Moved Into New House

2009 Jun 19, 8:07

New House ExteriorThe weekend before the previous, Sarah and I moved our belongings into the new house and spent a lot of time packing and unpacking, and now we're officially living there (interested Facebook friends can find my new address or just ask me). The Saturday of the previous weekend Sarah's family came over for a half house warming and half Sarah's birthday celebration which was fun and served to force us to do more unpacking and forced me to take trips to Home Depot, Bed Bath and Beyond, etc. On Sunday, Sarah and I went out to her favorite restaurant and she opened her gifts that I had to hide to keep her from opening before her birthday. Happy Birthday Sarah!

While at Home Depot I had trouble finding what I was actually looking for, but I did find everything I needed to terminate the Cat5e cables that are wired in the house. Each room has a wall plate with two RJ45 sockets, both sockets wired to Cat5e cable. One of the cables per plate was already hooked up to a standard phone service punchdown board and the other cables per plate were all hanging unterminated next to the punchdown board. So now I've terminated them all with RJ45 connectors and hooked them up to my hub, wireless router, cable modem, etc. I had the same sort of fun setting all that up as I did playing with model train sets as a child. Hopefully no therapy will be required to figure out why that is.

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Mix an Exploding Drink - Wired How-To Wiki

2009 Jun 4, 3:14You've seen the YouTube clips demonstrating the riotous effect of dropping Mentos into Diet Coke. Why not turn the fizzy fun into an epic party prank of your own? Here's our recipe for a little cocktail we call the Manhattan Project.PermalinkCommentsvia:boingboing mentos meme wired humor coke soda howto alcohol drink for:hellosarah

The Ultimate Lock Picker Hacks Pentagon, Beats Corporate Security for Fun and Profit

2009 Jun 1, 3:21"Marc Weber Tobias can pick, crack, or bump any lock. Now he wants to teach the world how to break into military facilities and corporate headquarters."PermalinkCommentsvia:boingboing hack diy business politics security video lockpicking lock crime wired

The Grid, Our Cars and the Net: One Idea to Link Them All | Autopia | Wired.com

2009 May 13, 11:04To summarize: build the smart grid on top of the Internet, and put wireless mesh routers in power meters and cars.PermalinkCommentsdavid-weinberger network wifi mesh-networking wired article robin-chase car smart-grid

Hulu, a Victim of Its Own Success? | Epicenter

2009 May 12, 2:32If Hulu removes programming or Netflix doesn't make something available to watch instantly, its a safe bet it wasn't their idea to make their service worse. '"Whose retarded idea was that?" Well, not Hulu's. The move was taken at the network's request. Powerful forces are working against free, legal online TV - and the decision to pull Sunny may have made that show the canary in the server farm.'PermalinkCommentshulu business wired tv web internet

WIRED Blogs: Elsewhere

2008 Oct 29, 3:45Apparently the government routinely suppresses patents when they fear the invention may harm national security. 5002 total patents suppressed at the end of FY07 according to PTO. "...U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's record of the number of patent applications kept from public scrutiny under the Invention Secrecy Act of 1951, which allows the government to lock up a patent application on national security grounds, even if the inventor has no connection to the government."PermalinkCommentspatent wired article government security

Radiohead Extends Remix Voting as Entrants Bellyache | Listening Post from Wired.com

2008 Sep 15, 1:50This just in: people on the Internet are complaining. Also Radiohead has a remix contest. Neat. "No good deed goes unpunished. After letting fans pay whatever they wanted for In Rainbows and releasing stem tracks via iTunes so that one of the songs on the record could be remixed, Radiohead is facing accusations that its "Nude" remix contest is unfair."PermalinkCommentsmusic wired radiohead remix contest

The Large Hadron Collider Will Not Destroy the World Tomorrow, or Ever | Geekdad from Wired.com

2008 Sep 9, 8:36"You'd better read this today, because it's possible the world will end tomorrow. Strictly speaking, the probability of doomsday isn't any higher than it is on any normal Wednesday, but there's been a fair bit of kerfuffle and hullabaloo over the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and whether it will create a black hole that will destroy the entire planet."PermalinkCommentslhc cern humor wired technology science blog physics apocalypse

Inside the Large Hadron Collider

2008 Sep 9, 8:33Wired's excellent and awesome photos from CERN's LHC. "On November 27, 2006, the final superconducting main magnet was delivered to CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) -- the most ambitious physics experiment ever created."PermalinkCommentswired photos lhc cern science photo
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