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From Inside Edward Snowden’s Life as a Robot: Wizner had...

2014 Jun 23, 7:04

From Inside Edward Snowden’s Life as a Robot:

Wizner had to jump on a phone call during a meeting with his whistleblower client. When he got off the phone, he found that Snowden had rolled the bot into civil liberties lawyer Jameel Jaffer’s office and was discussing the 702 provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. “It was kind of cool,” Wizner says.

It is neat but they’re marketing video is at times strangely terrifying. Put different music on when the Susan-bot comes up behind the unknowing Mark and this could be a horror movie trailer.

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Natural Selection

2012 Sep 6, 6:45

Classic 2d space shooter except you are fighting the ghosts of previous players. Your play through is replayed as an enemy against future players. Also, written in HTML/JS

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Line Simplification

2012 Jun 3, 12:47

Neat demo of Visvalingam’s line simplification algorithm in JavaScript applied to a map of the US.

To simplify geometry to suit the displayed resolution, various line simplification algorithms exist. While Douglas–Peucker is the most well-known, Visvalingam’s algorithm may be more effective and has a remarkably intuitive explanation: it progressively removes points with the least-perceptible change.

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2011 Jul 18, 2:38Neat 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."PermalinkCommentsinternet security tools censorship technical

Color Changing Tiles | Apartment Therapy San Francisco

2010 Jan 20, 5:05Shower tiles that change based on heat. Neat!
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Public Domain Day

2010 Jan 6, 3:41Public Domain Day sounds neat. Not just celebrating the public domain but celebrating new works now available in the public domain every Jan 1st. But we'll have to wait at least nine years to celebrate in the US. We need to get the copyright lifetime to match up with retro things regaining popularity -- like when big band music was briefly popular again.PermalinkCommentscopyright ip public-domain law legal

Let Me Google That For You – Neatorama

2009 Dec 10, 2:31If you want to be a jerk about answering a question on the Internet, 'Let Me Google That For You' is perfect!PermalinkCommentsgoogle humor web internet search

Artist Shopdropped Her Work on Black Friday – Neatorama

2009 Dec 8, 1:54'As crowds rushed to find deals at the Emeryville, CA IKEA store, one of them had a plan other than shopping. Michelle Pred was actually placing her artwork, complete with working IKEA barcodes, into the inventory, an act she calls “shopdropping.”'PermalinkCommentscultural-disobediance shopdropping art ikea barcode

Surfin’ Safari - Blog Archive » WebKit nightlies support HTML5 noreferrer link relation

2009 Nov 20, 3:08"WebKit nightlies now support the HTML5 noreferrer link relation, a neat little feature that allows web developers to prevent browsers from sending the Referrer: header when navigating either anchor or area elements."PermalinkCommentstechnical html5 html webkit link referer http http-header web browser

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

yahoo! vs. google: synerge

2009 Jul 20, 5:25Search results comparison tool with a neato visualization of overlapping results.PermalinkCommentsgoogle yahoo search tool visualization mashup flash web technical

E309: the 7 things you need to know about Microsoft's press conference - Offworld

2009 Jun 1, 3:26Some unbelievable stuff in this video for future Xbox features. And I write 'unbelievable' as in, I find it difficult to believe the 3d motion sensing 'you are the controller' stuff would work as well as it does in the demo video. The rest of the described features seem practical and sound neat.PermalinkCommentsblog microsoft video videogames xbox e3

Vincent Liu: Tab Completion for Vim (Updated)

2009 May 27, 3:39A fancy tab completion script for Vim that does neat things for Java. Links to other Java+Vim tips as wel.PermalinkCommentsvim java script reference

Netflix CSRF - Stolen Thoughts

2009 May 3, 10:36

Looking at the HTTP traffic of Netflix under Fiddler I could see the HTTP request that added a movie to my queue and didn't see anything obvious that would prevent a CSRF. Sure enough its pretty easy to create a page that, if the user has set Netflix to auto-login, will add movies to the user's queue without their knowledge. I thought this was pretty neat, because I could finally get people to watch Primer. However, when I searched for Netflix CSRF I found that this issue has been known and reported to Netflix since 2006. Again my thoughts stolen from me and the theif doesn't even have the common decency to let me have the thought first!

With this issue known for nearly three years its hard to continue calling it an issue. Really they should just document it in their API docs and be done with it. Who knows what Netflix based web sites and services they'll break if they try to change this behavior? For instance, follow this link to add my Netflix recommended movies to your queue.

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Some Datasets Available on the Web - Data Wrangling Blog

2009 Feb 23, 10:34Lots of neat web APIs. Added to Delicious network. "Over the past year, I've been tagging interesting data I find on the web in I wrote a quick python script to pull the relevant links from my export and list them at the bottom of this post. Most of these datasets are related to machine learning, but there are a lot of government, finance, and search datasets as well."PermalinkCommentsapi data semanticweb information reference

Gas Works Park, Seattle

2008 Oct 28, 9:27

sequelguy posted a photo:

Gas Works Park, Seattle

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Machinery with graffiti, Gas Works Park, Seattle

2008 Oct 28, 9:18

sequelguy posted a photo:

Machinery with graffiti, Gas Works Park, Seattle

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Mozilla Labs launches geolocation extension

2008 Oct 13, 2:21Neat geolocation API for web apps: "Mozilla Labs has announced the availability of Geode, an experimental Firefox extension that implements the W3C Geolocation Specification. Geode provides an early preview of the same location-aware functionality that will be included in both Fennec and Firefox 3.1."PermalinkCommentsgeolocation geo w3c mozilla javascript web

Radiohead Extends Remix Voting as Entrants Bellyache | Listening Post from

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
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