Sony’s “Fat Princess” Makes Internet Upset

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Jun 282017
 

Bloggers are angry! Feminist bloggers! They’re not up in arms about the unrealistic physical proportions of digital women or on-the-go near pedophilia this time, they’re upset about the concept of Sony’s PlayStation Network release Fat Princess. The cutesy 32-player hack and slash sees a rotund royal being overfed by the enemy, making her rescue and transport across the battlefield difficult.

Source: Sony’s “Fat Princess” Makes Internet Upset

What if jobs are not the solution but the problem? | Aeon Essays

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Jun 282017
 
image with text "Fuck Work"

Fuck Work

Economists believe in full employment. Americans think that work builds character. But what if jobs aren’t working anymore?

Source: What if jobs are not the solution but the problem? | Aeon Essays

chemchem’s profile on Clyp and a wee clip

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Jun 282017
 

A wee track I made, messing around while watching old twin peaks S01 incl. samples

 

 

Clyp is the easiest way to record, upload and share audio. No account required.

This Is the Enormous Gigafactory, Where Tesla Will Build Its Future | WIRED

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Jan 212017
 

By 2020 Tesla plans to consume more batteries than the rest of the world combined. This is where it will make them.

Source: This Is the Enormous Gigafactory, Where Tesla Will Build Its Future | WIRED

Security Features Check » AMTSO

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Dec 202016
 

Source: Security Features Check » AMTSO

Security Features Check

The AMTSO web site now hosts a number of easy to use tools to ensure that endpoint security products are configured to protect you from viruses, drive-by-downloads, potentially unwanted applications (PUA), archived malware and phishing and cloud attacks.

Because the usage growth of tablets and smartphones, endpoint security nowadays embodies more than just a desktop solution. Besides the Security Features Check for Desktop Solutions, AMTSO hosts similar checks for Android based devices. In the future, the AMTSO Security Features Checks will be extended to cover more features and expanded to cover more Operating Systems.

Take me to the “Feature Settings Check for Desktop Solutions” page

Take me to the “Feature Settings Check for Android based Solutions”  page

A Catastrophic Amount of Carbon Could Leak From the Soil By 2050 | Motherboard

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Dec 032016
 

A Catastrophic Amount of Carbon Could Leak From the Soil By 2050 

Written by
SARAH EMERSON
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
December 2, 2016 // 09:30 AM EST

The term “snowball effect” is an unfortunate way to describe climate change, but a new study is predicting just that.Climate scientists warn that by 2050, an astonishing 55 trillion kilograms of carbon could be released into the atmosphere from the soil. To put things in perspective, that’s the emissions equivalent of adding another United States to the planet. And, like a rapidly tumbling snowball, more emissions mean more warming, and more warming means… well, you get it.Of course, this nightmare scenario hinges on our inability to curb carbon emissions—a fate that’s become significantly more realistic with Donald Trump, a vocal climate change denier and coal aficionado, about to enter the White House. Our failure to meet the goals mandated by the Paris Agreement would result in “about 17 percent more than the projected emissions due to human-related activities during that period,” Tom Crowther, the study’s lead author and a researcher at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, said in a statement.

Source: A Catastrophic Amount of Carbon Could Leak From the Soil By 2050 | Motherboard

–OK, this is BAD. 
–BUT
–What if: 55 trillion kilograms of carbon = 55 trillion kilograms of Ethanol?!

Source: Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

The process is cheap, efficient, and scalable, meaning it could soon be used to remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.

Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published in the journal ChemistrySelect. [Go herefor a new in-depth interview about the findings with one of the lead researchers.]

The researchers were attempting to find a series of chemical reactions that could turn CO2 into a useful fuel, when they realized the first step in their process managed to do it all by itself. The reaction turns CO2 into ethanol, which could in turn be used to power generators and vehicles.

“By using common materials, but arranging them with nanotechnology, we figured out how to limit the side reactions and end up with the one thing that we want,” said Adam Rondinone.

This process has several advantages when compared to other methods of converting CO2 into fuel. The reaction uses common materials like copper and carbon, and it converts the CO2 into ethanol, which is already widely used as a fuel.

Perhaps most importantly, it works at room temperature, which means that it can be started and stopped easily and with little energy cost. This means that this conversion process could be used as temporary energy storage during a lull in renewable energy generation, smoothing out fluctuations in a renewable energy grid.

The researchers plan to further study this process and try and make it more efficient. If they’re successful, we just might see large-scale carbon capture using this technique in the near future.

Source: Oak Ridge National Laboratory via New Atlas

Chromium Blog: From Chrome Apps to the Web

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Dec 032016
 

We have always believed in making the open, interoperable web as strong as possible. For a while there were certain experiences the web couldn’t provide, such as working offline, sending notifications, and connecting to hardware. We launched Chrome apps three years ago to bridge this gap. Since then, we’ve worked with the web standards community to enable an increasing number of these use cases on the web. Developers can use powerful new APIs such as service worker and web push to build robust Progressive

Source: Chromium Blog: From Chrome Apps to the Web

Source Code for IoT Botnet ‘Mirai’ Released — Krebs on Security

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Nov 252016
 

The source code that powers the “Internet of Things” (IoT) botnet responsible for launching the historically large distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against KrebsOnSecurity last month has been publicly released, virtually guaranteeing that the Internet will soon be flooded with attacks from many new botnets powered by insecure routers, IP cameras, digital video recorders and other easily hackable devices.

The leak of the source code was announced Friday on the English-language hacking community Hackforums. The malware, dubbed “Mirai,” spreads to vulnerable devices by continuously scanning the Internet for IoT systems protected by factory default or hard-coded usernames and passwords.

The Hackforums post that includes links to the Mirai source code.

Mirai source

The Hackforums post that includes links to the Mirai source code.

 

 

Source: Source Code for IoT Botnet ‘Mirai’ Released — Krebs on Security

 

#misclick #oldnews

Blade & Soul: New Continent, Level 55 cap, New Hongmoon Ultimate Skills – Freedomplays

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Nov 192016
 

Blade & Soul KR has released preliminary information on the upcoming major updates, including a new continent Sorak, level 55 cap, & Hongmoon ultimate skills for all classes.

Source: Blade & Soul: New Continent, Level 55 cap, New Hongmoon Ultimate Skills – Freedomplays

Here are a few more resources that I used when I signed up on Taiwan.
Oh, and new char is a gunner..(below)

The last 2 are one of the ways to get English translation. I ended up going this route.

It’s hard to know exactly, with 700000 tabs open.
Anyway, sort of lost track of where I was going with this. Oh, I joined

Server : 萬夫莫敵
Location: South East Asia
Time Zone : GMT +8

Because it looked like there were some english speaking guilds on there. I noticed that here: http://emperial.sg/blade-soul-taiwan-guild-recruitment-emperial/

The last link is a guild site forums called Emperial with a couple other guilds on it as well.

Thanks to all the people who actually did the hard work of writing these tutorials that I’ve blatantly plagiarized…;)

C. R.

Sep 022010
 
Sources: Cisco estimates based on CAIDA publications, Andrew Odlyzko

Sources: Cisco estimates based on CAIDA publications, Andrew Odlyzko


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