The Indian and his insatiable appetite for the college degree
I’m the only person in my fairly large extended circle who didn’t end up having a formal college education I started my…
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DISGUISED as employees of a gas company, a team of policemen burst into a flat in Beijing on September 1st. Two suspects inside panicked and tossed a plastic bag...
New Pakistan quake island emits gas
Visitors to an island that emerged from the sea off Pakistan during an earthquake on Tuesday say it emits flammable gases.
"There were dead fish on the surface. And on one side we could hear the hissing sound of the escaping gas," Mr Baloch said.
Though they couldn't smell methane, they did put a match to the fissures from where the gas was oozing, and set it on fire.
"We put the fire out in the end, but it was quite a hassle. Not even the water could kill it, unless one poured buckets over it."
... Sure, there's a bunch of gas in an area known for gas deposits, let's light a match!Posted on 2013-09-25T21:16:15+0000
CCC | Chaos Computer Club breaks Apple TouchID
The biometrics hacking team of the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) has successfully bypassed the biometric security of Apple's TouchID using easy everyday means. A fingerprint of the phone user, photographed from a glass surface, was enough to create a fake finger that could unlock an iPhone 5s secured wi...
Swan Hill is an interactive story about brothers who have grown apart. It has multiple endings. You can play it here. Thanks to all my many playtesters, who helped me turn this project around over ...
'Grand Theft Auto V' Crosses $1B In Sales, Biggest Entertainment Launch In History
'Grand Theft Auto V' is the number one entertainment launch in history, topping 'Call of Duty' and 'Avatar.'
"In other words, Grand Theft Auto V not only hit $1 billion in sales faster than the fastest-grossing video game, it beat the three biggest film launches of all time by 16 days."Posted on 2013-09-21T08:26:25+0000
The Engineer Who Bought Over 12,100 Cups Of Pudding to Earn 1.25 Million Air Miles
Air Miles are awesome, they can be used to score free flights, hotel stays and if you’re really lucky, the scorn and hatred of everyone you come in contact with who has to pay full price when they travel. The king of all virtually free travelers is one David Phillips, a civil engineer who teaches [&...
The Norwegian prison where inmates are treated like people
On Bastoy prison island in Norway, the prisoners, some of whom are murderers and rapists, live in conditions that critics brand 'cushy' and 'luxurious'. Yet it has by far the lowest reoffending rate in Europe. Erwin James reports
A Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics | Simons Foundation
Physicists have discovered a jewel-shaped geometric object that challenges the notion that space, time and particles are fundamental constituents of nature.
Schneier on Security: Our Newfound Fear of Risk
We're afraid of risk. It's a normal part of life, but we're increasingly unwilling to accept it at any level. So we turn to technology to protect us. The problem is that technological security measures aren't free. They cost money, of course, but they cost other things as well. They often don't prov...