For the longest time, historians thought they knew Edison was the first to record the human voice. Then a team of researchers realized there were earlier recordings that were made by a Frenchman without any expectation that they could be converted back into sound. Our advanced scanning and computer equipment was able to do it . . . → Read More: Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: The Story Of Human Voice Recordings
Pacemakers and Piracy: The Unintended Consequences of the DMCA for Medical Implantshttps://t.co/uGz68CtR7V pic.twitter.com/ZXFrZgRCBd — Cory Doctorow (@doctorow) April 25, 2016 “Today there are well over 3 million pacemakers and over 1.7 million ICD’s in use.” What should you do to close potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities in your wireless implantable design? For one, make device security an […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Being a Cyborg Can Leave a Lot to Think About
I tried this silly online app, and won on my first try. I chose the easiest 5 minute difficulty though. I’m certain I won’t be able to use this dangerous writing app effectively. I should have a screenshot of it, just in case, I fail. It’s been nearly one minute, and I’ve not been interrupted, […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: The Most Dangerous Writing App
Early in the Industrial Revolution, many workers were concerned about being replaced by machines. The most well known group were the Luddites, British weavers who smashed mechanical looms that threatened to replace them with low-wage labourers, leav… . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Technology bargain betrayed—where have all the rewards gone?
One of the notable moments of the Democratic Debate on CNN weeks ago was when Bernie Sanders bluntly said he was sick and tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton’s emails. Clinton infamously used personal email for government business, which is illegal. Sanders took the high road and refused to pillory her. The Democratic Party is […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Sanders Backs Up Clinton, Gets Back Stabbed By DNC
With computers this cheap, the hardest part is finding applications that are programmed well enough to work on under-powered hardware. . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: $5 Raspbery Pi Computer
I’m cool with a robot waiting in line for a little tech innovation.
Get used to it, cyborg haters. https://t.co/Q4Omggedoc
— Kashmir Hill (@kashhill) September 25, 2015
It makes more sense than a human wasting their time.
“Since the iPhone’s official release in 2007, waiting outside for a new iPhone has become . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Apple’s Welcoming Ceremony Challenged By Robot
This is great improv acting and a great concept for a video.
It’s There are companies like Lockheed Martin making autonomous killing robots, and there are companies like Google making self-driving cars (which kill people by accident or poor design). At least cars don’t tend to kill on purpose, and the Google self-driving car hasn’t had a deadly accident (or one it caused, of any kind). So, . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Killer Robots By Accident or On Purpose?
When I read about the $9 computer on Crash Bang Labs’ Facebook page, I was ready to help kick start that CHIP. But I got to the payment screen when the shipping amount came up. How much could it cost I’d thought to ship a computer smaller than a couple of AA batteries? I braced . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: The Inexpensive Computer Comes With Expensive Shipping Option Only
Do you want a computer that will only install US Government authorized applications? That’s what the NSA wants for you, so they’ll have a front-door to every device.
RCMP called ‘anti-petroleum’ critics (aka anyone concerned about climate change) a potential security threat http://t.co/sollGvyhdB #cdnpoli
— Keith Stewart (@climatekeith) February 18, 2015
The RCMP have displayed Climate Change Denial symptoms. This is bad for Canada, because if the police tasked with interfering in climate change related activism do not understand the science . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: “Anti-Petroleum” RCMP Explodes Gasoline In Their Cars’ Engines
Be careful what you say in front of your smart TV. According to Samsung, you never know who might be listening to your every word.
The warning applies to TV viewers who control their Samsung Smart TV using its voice activation feature.
When the feature is active, such TV sets “listen” to what is . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Shhh – Not In Front of the TV, George.
From Barrett Brown, a wrongfully jailed journalist… in the USA. He’s imagining speaking to the founding fathers about the country’s progress:
Benjamin Franklin: “It was among my fondest dreams that my beloved Philadelphia would someday grow into one of the world’s great centers of high culture, and become a by-word for the gentlemanly arts. Tell . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: How’s That City On The Hill?
After two years away from the game, I was recently convinced by a friend to return to World of Warcraft again and play in the fantasy universe of WOW. At 10 years old, WOW remains the biggest, most-subscribed, most popular MMORPG, with around 10 million subscribers. By technology’s rapid-aging standards, WOW is a grandfather game; . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: The WOW Factor
“If the Commissioner of Canada Elections is prepared to ignore the findings of two judges, I think that will speak very poorly of the powers of investigations we have in this country to explore electoral fraud.”
Côté has not yet responded to May’s complaint.
It’s absolutely unacceptable that Elections Canada failed to contact the leader . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: May was never contacted about #elxnfraud complaint in #RoboCon
This is why Edward Snowden risked life and liberty. http://t.co/FNhj7mIi8a https://t.co/c7f4hynSZm via @RecentApp pic.twitter.com/PED4veBpWw
— Declan McCullagh (@declanm) November 9, 2014
Critics of Snowden tried to claim that no one would ever be hurt by metadata collection willy-nilly. We can hopefully all put that canard to bed.
. . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: That’s So Meta #PRISM
Banished is a medieval-style city building game, along the lines of SimCity, but with several significant differences. While not as slick or comprehensive as SimCity, it still provides a compelling, addictive gameplay.* It’s slow and cerebral, true, not your basic action-filled RPG or FPS, but it’s one of those games that demand ‘just another fifteen . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Banished: Sandbox Gaming at Its Best
This may be useful at some point in the future, to verify a message came from the real me.
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I’ve had some wireless issues for quite some time now. There are dead spots in the house – a central wall has metal ducts and a gas fireplace, which are beside the laundry room with its metal-enclosed washer and dryer. About 5-6m of metal interfere with the wireless signal. The modem is attached to the . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Testing a Homeplug-Powerline Network
It’ll be hard to justify using USB now. It basically must be assumed to be malicious/infected. It was so nice to have a standard port too!
I guess USB condoms are going to become a lot more common.
This sort of survey isn’t going to make the best website possible for our country.
I found the survey easy to take, but the results will be skewed toward the menu options listed, instead of answering the question ask which was “where would I look for X”, which is “Google”. Making sure existing links continue . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Take a Narrow Health Site Survey
I’ve been building websites since the early 1990s, and have had my own websites continually since 1995. For a few years, I did website design and analysis for commercial clients – mostly small local businesses. I even taught web design at a local adult learning centre for a couple of years. Way back when the . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Pondering Responsive web design