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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

[Mehdi's] Shocking Stun Gun Tutorial
Capacitive Garage Door Opener Hides Behind Your Dash
Using Kinect To Play Super Mario Bros 3 On NES Ensures Quick Death
[Harrison Krix's] Marriott Chariot
A Compact Underwater Vehicle: The Nanoseeker
An SDK for the ESP8266 WiFi Chip
Use a Cheap PIN Diode as a Geiger Counter
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Slashdot

Slashdot
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News for nerds, stuff that matters

Tetris Is Hard To Test
New submitter JackDW writes: Tetris is one of the best-known computer games ever made. It's easy to play but hard to master, and it's based on a NP-hard problem. But that's not all that's difficult about it. Though it's simple enough to be implemented in one line of BBC BASIC, it's complex enough to be really hard to thoroughly test. It may seem like you can test everything in Tetris just by playing it for a few minutes, but this is very unlikely! As I explain in this article, the game is filled with special cases that rarely occur in normal play, and these can only be easily found with the help of a coverage tool.

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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

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, […]
Spectroscopy Now For the Everyman
For those who don’t know, I have a bit of a side hobby fixing and using radiation detection equipment, such as Geiger counters.   If you’re not into amateur science and nuclear science/energy, this may not seem very exciting. Geiger counters and other basic radiation detectors are great for getting a general idea what the background […]
Anti-Vaxers Now Against All Life-Saving Injections
Vitamin K shots have been a mainstay of care for newborns for some time. 0.5 to 1.0 mg vitamin K1 is administered to newborns shortly after birth in the US and similar standards exist in most industrial countries. The occurrence of vitamin K deficiencies in newborns and bleeding problems associated with it has been estimated […]
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