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Amit Patel
Vodafone reveals existence of secret wires that allow state surveillance | Business | The Guardian -
Vodafone reveals existence of secret wires that allow state surveillance | Business | The Guardian
"Wires allow agencies to listen to or record live conversations, in what privacy campaigners are calling a 'nightmare scenario'" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
4 EU countries prohibited or blocked publication of any aggregate interception data (Hungary, Romania, Malta and Ireland). In the same group as Qatar, S. Africa or Turkey..... - Nils Sandin
Dominik Schwind
RT @giggs_boson: Reminder that Costa Rica only has 1 city/town with a bigger population than the stadium they're currently playing in.
Matt Cutts
RT @alejandrocrosa: Hey Americans now that you realized you like soccer, let me tell you about this other really awesome thing called “the metric system”.
Todd Hoff
In Canada I don't have the right to view a lot of content from Amazon. Which seems odd. It's odd like the idea of states rights versus individual rights. I can go from one state to another and I lose my ability to buy alcohol, for example. One foot over an imaginary line and I've lost my ability to view something I thought I paid for. #messedup
Shit, I can't even watch WIGS on YouTube. I had no idea this is how the rest of the world sees content. - Todd Hoff
I can't watch anything on Amazon from Norway and a lot of US content is not accessible. :( - Jenny H. from Android
I say this is a travesty, I say. - Todd Hoff
Yes. No comedy central for me. :((( - Jenny H. from Android
Well, you can always tunnel through an IP address in the US. But it's a pain. is good. - Todd Hoff
Thanks, Todd. I tried Tor, but it was very slow. - Jenny H. from Android
Yah, it's definitely not a speed demon. - Todd Hoff
Hulu, nope. I can't listen to spotify either. I am not a number. I am a free man! Or rather I'm as free as the laws around me allow me to be. - Todd Hoff is my engine of convenience. - Ken Morley
Flying drones capture fireworks better than any view you will ever see. Watch the videos:
Dominik Schwind
RT @MadcapOcelot: 737s emerge from birthing river onto land for first time. Their wings, useless in underwater habitats, yet to mature.
Stephan Planken
RT @jesselynradack: What REAL #spying looks like: #BND agent took 300 internal docs & SOLD to US so US cud thwart German inv'n of #NSA
Haven't seen the article in English. Here is a link for the German article: - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Mark H
Jason Hill
My tennis tweets cost me two followers. I imagine they are angry anti-tennis bots trying to sell me on racquetball, but I was a lost cause.
Police Release Eerie Underwater Footage of Costa Concordia
Dominik Schwind
RT @flightradar24: Train derails and sends 3x 737 fuselages into river
Thomas Hawk
.@Flickr you only let me see the last 3 hours of my contacts' photos on mobile before force feeding me "recommended" users. Dumb.
Thomas Hawk
.@Flickr when I go to my contacts' photos on mobile I want to see my contacts' photos not this "recommended" crap.
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Todd Hoff
One thing I can't get used to is the British phrasing for "going to hospital" instead of the US "going to the hospital." It catches like a rusty latch every time I hear it. And I'll concede it even makes more sense, but that's the power of habit.
Hah, I just realized 'going to bed / going to the bed' parallel. (Canadians use the British 'to hospital' phrasing too). - Micah
British-isms are just strange. - Nils Sandin
Dominik Schwind
RT @GrantWahl: Qatar World Cup will have water breaks at minutes 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80 and 85.
Mark H
Todd Hoff
Phys.Org Mobile: Hydrogen breakthrough could be a game-changer for the future of car fuels -
"UK researchers today announced what they believe to be a game changer in the use of hydrogen as a "green" fuel. A new discovery by scientists at the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), offers a viable solution to the challenges of storage and cost by using ammonia as a clean and secure hydrogen-containing energy source to produce hydrogen on-demand in situ. Hydrogen is considered by many to be the best alternative fuel for automotive purposes but there are complications with its safe and efficient storage and very significant concerns surrounding the costs of a hydrogen infrastructure for transportation. This new discovery may well have found the answers to both these challenges. When the components of ammonia are separated (a technique known as cracking) they form one part nitrogen and three parts hydrogen. Many catalysts can effectively crack ammonia to release the hydrogen, but the best ones are very expensive precious metals. This new method is different and... more... - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Celebrate romance with detailed Lego versions of famous Princess Bride scenes · Great Job, Internet! · The A.V. Club -
Celebrate romance with detailed Lego versions of famous Princess Bride scenes · Great Job, Internet! · The A.V. Club
"Brickworld Chicago rolled through Illinois recently, bringing with it a slew of meticulously crafted LEGO displays. One group really went for the feels, though, by recreating almost every scene from the beloved Princess Bride. Who out there hasn’t wished for a romance like that of Wesley and Princess Buttercup, but in Lego form? Or the sweet revenge of Inigo Montoya on his father’s killer reconstructed with plastic figures? The guys Lego’d everything from little Fred Savage’s bedroom to the fire swamp and the pit of despair to Wesley’s battle of wits and Montoya’s famous sword fight." - rönin from Bookmarklet
.@fkerrest calculates the ROI of an office espresso machine (hint: it's worth it) #DBA
Markus Jakobs
TWiT - A room for TWiTs
We're live covering the Google I/O 2014 keynote address. Join @leolaporte and guests at
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No-Fly List Declared Unconstitutional By Federal Judge -
Nearly thirteen years after the 9/11 attacks and the no-fly list is considered a way of life. Or at least it was, until a federal judge’s recent ruling. After 13 people sued the government after they were barred from flying … - Tweet Feeds
Further Analysis of Higgs Boson Data Reconfirms Standard Model of Physics via @livescience
Alexx (i)Franz Köllner
#Beckenbauer kriegt für fehlende Formulare 90 Tage! Bin gespannt was Vollpfosten #Suarez erhält. Die #FIFA macht das schon. #fb
CNN Breaking News
Judge: Not having a way for people to get names off U.S. "no fly" list violates constitutional protections.
Mark H
"To survive, Life in our Local Group needs to emigrate to the Virgo Super-Cluster. Although our Milky Way is heading towards Virgo at ~200 km/s, cosmic acceleration, from Dark Energy, is presently pushing us away from Virgo at ~1,000 km/s. Thus we need to launch towards Virgo faster than the Dark Energy pushing us away. Yet the reward is 10 trillion trillion years of Habitable planetary environments, which may well be worth intergalactic migration." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"In theory a tight white-dwarf/planet pair can be flung out of the Galactic Core at ~0.05c, which would mean a 2 billion year journey across every 100 million light-years. A white-dwarf habitable zone is good for 8 billion years or so, enough to cross ~400 million light-years. It’d be a ‘starship’ in truth on the Grandest Scale. Perhaps other Intelligences have begun their preparations... more... - Mark H
The view during the trip would be amazing. - Joe
Looked up this Spivey author. While what he writes may be true, his academic credentials are less than stellar. - Joe
He is an Electronics Design Engineer at Bangor. No PhD from what I see, but I could be wrong about that. Dabbles in intergalactic space travel theory after work? - Joe
Todd Hoff
A 2,250-Foot Tall Tower in New Mexico Will Usher in the Future of Wind Energy -
A 2,250-Foot Tall Tower in New Mexico Will Usher in the Future of Wind Energy
"The concept is simple. A mist of water droplets is sprayed over the opening of the tower. The fog evaporates and absorbs the heat of the surrounding air. The cooled air then falls to the bottom, because it is denser than warm air, and that wind gets up to 50 miles an hour. At the base of the tower the horizontal downdraft is diverted through the wind turbines, which then generate electricity." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Mark H
A little bit of history describing how the various standard image aspect ratios came into use and how these have translated to the dimensions of modern sensors on DSLRs. - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Good video here on History of Aspect Ratio: - Nils Sandin
Leo Laporte
The German war against the link — BuzzMachine
Half the major publishers in Germany have started a process of arbitration — which, no doubt, will lead to suits — to demand that Google pay them for quoting from and thus linking to their content. And now we know how much they think they deserve: 11% of Google’s revenue related to their snippets. From their government filing, they want a cut of “gross sales, including foreign sales” that come “directly and indirectly from making excerpts from online newspapers and magazines public.” [All these links are in German.] - Leo Laporte
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