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Cool Tech from Hack a day

Hack a day serves up a fresh hack each day, every day from around the web and a special how-to hack each week. Have fun reading, I certainly do. Hackaday

A 4-bit Computer From Discrete Transistors
Doing Unsafe Things With A Laser Watch
Serial Surgery Saves Wacom Tablet from Landfill
Solving Arduino’s stk500_getsync() error
Cloning a Board from Pictures on the Internet
Five Dollar RF Controlled Light Sockets
Creating a Scanning Monochromator
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Slashdot

Slashdot
Slashdot
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News for nerds, stuff that matters

Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records
An anonymous reader sends this excerpt from Ars Technica: A judge in Charlotte, North Carolina, has unsealed a set of 529 court documents in hundreds of criminal cases detailing the use of a stingray, or cell-site simulator, by local police. This move, which took place earlier this week, marks a rare example of a court opening up a vast trove of applications made by police to a judge, who authorized each use of the powerful and potentially invasive device According to the Charlotte Observer, the records seem to suggest that judges likely did not fully understand what they were authorizing. Law enforcement agencies nationwide have taken extraordinary steps to preserve stingray secrecy. As recently as this week, prosecutors in a Baltimore robbery case dropped key evidence that stemmed from stingray use rather than fully disclose how the device was used.

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Tectonic

Tectonic is sadly no more. The links below are to its archive of the last posts to Tectonic. [ad#468banner] more....

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Depleted Cranium

Depleted Cranium
Bad Science And Scary Science

First Solar Roadway Built – And Worse Than You Would Have Thought
A few years ago, I touched on the subject of solar roadways.  The concept has gotten quite a bit of attention from the general public, mostly due to slick marketing.   It’s actually a terrible idea.  There’s really no more expensive way to pave a road, and, if you are going to have solar cells, you […]
HAARP Being Retired
In 1993, a facility was established in Alaska known as HAARP or High Frequency Auroral Research Program.  It is operated as a joint project by the US Air Force, US Navy, University of Alaska and DARPA.   HAARP was built by BAE Advanced Technologies on a site owned by the US Air Force.  Much of […]
Wisconsin Girl Did Not Die Because of HPV Vaccine
On July 30 of this year, twelve year old Meredith Prohaska visited her doctor. She was suffering from a sore throat, but aside from that she seemed to be in good health and had no history of major health problems. While at the doctor, she received the HPV vaccine. After returning home she took a […]
Attempt to Use Solar Power At Protest Fails When Power Proves Inadiquate
I have little else to say about this. However, it goes to show why there is an electrical grid that feeds reliable power to homes and businesses. Power which is generated by fossil fuels, nuclear or hydroelectric energy sources. If we tried to run things on solar panels like this, similar results would occur. Perhaps […]
No, Vaccines Do Not Contain Aborted Fetuses
Yet another claim about vaccines and autism has been making the rounds.  It claims that autism may be the result of human fetus tissue, which is present in vaccines and is incorporated into the DNA of the individual vaccinated. The implications beyond autism are disturbing to many, especially those who oppose abortion.  In any case, […]
A Look At Russian Nuclear Icebreakers
Given that Russian territorial waters include large areas of the far north, it’s no surprise that Russia has some of the world’s largest and most capable icebreakers.  A few of these are of the nuclear-powered variety. Nuclear power is ideally suited to icebreakers, because it provides nearly limitless energy for propulsion and on board needs […]
Excellent Article On the Origin of Chemtrail Conspiracy Theories
Of all the conspiracy theories out there, it’s one of the strangest and dumbest.  The idea that contrails, which have been a common site since aircraft started flying at high altitudes in the 1940′s, are, in fact, chemicals designed for something evil.  Depending on who you ask, it could be mind control, depopulation, weather modification […]
Trying out ads again
Apologies in advance, but I could use some extra cash.  Feel free to use your favorite ad-blocker if you really don’t want to see them. We’ll see how this works out.  If they’re just too obtrusive, I’ll get rid of them.
Where Humans Can go in the Solar System
In recent years there has been much discussion about human space exploration venturing beyond the earth-moon system to take on Mars and possibly other planets.  In light of this, I decided to do a little research to determine exactly what celestial bodies are suitable for human exploration.  Certainly, humans can fly by most any part […]
How to prevent cancer – real, scientifically proven ways
Since alternative medicine seems to claim that it can prevent cancer completely and that conventional medicine does not seem to care, I thought I would share some medically-proven methods for reducing your chances of cancer mortality.  Note that not all of these prevent cancer from happening, but most cases are very treatable when caught early, […]
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