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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

3D Printering: Maker Faire And Resin Printers
Hackaday Prize Entry: A Broke Hackers’ Model Train
Large NES Controller Made From LEGOs
A Nokia Shield For The Arduino
$50k in Play: 20 Bulbdial Clock Kits
Interactive Robot: Project Naughty Ball
Caption CERN Contest – Not your father’s POV Display
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News for nerds, stuff that matters

NSA Planned To Hijack Google App Store To Hack Smartphones
Advocatus Diaboli writes: A newly released top secret document reveals that the NSA planned to hijack Google and Samsung app stores to plant spying software on smartphones. The report on the surveillance project, dubbed "IRRITANT HORN," shows the U.S. and its "Five Eyes" alliance: Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia, were looking at ways to hack smartphones and spy on users. According to The Intercept: "The top-secret document, obtained from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was published Wednesday by CBC News in collaboration with The Intercept. The document outlines a series of tactics that the NSA and its counterparts in the Five Eyes were working on during workshops held in Australia and Canada between November 2011 and February 2012."

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Tectonic

Tectonic is sadly no more. The links below are to its archive of the last posts to Tectonic. more....

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Depleted Cranium

Depleted Cranium
Bad Science And Scary Science

EM Drive Tested By NASA: Lets Not Get Too Excited Just Yet
A big news story has been making the rounds about a new and potentially game changing space propulsion technology, which was recently tested by NASA scientists in a vacuum chamber at the Manned Space Flight Center in Houston Texas.  The system, called the EM Drive, is based on microwaves bouncing around a specially shaped cavity.  […]
Natural Cancer Cure Guru Lied About Having Cancer
Not long ago, Jessica Ainscough died from lack of treatment for her cancer.  For the past few years, she had been promoting various ‘alternative’ cancer treatments, which, she claimed, would cure the cancer she had as well as others.   It didn’t, and, predictably, she died.  However, it’s hard not to have some sympathy for her.  […]
Yet another study proves vaccines do not cause autism
Vaccines don’t cause autism.  We know that.  We’ve known it for a while.  There has never been a shred of evidence that they do.  There have been studies done that conclusively show they do not. Now a new study has come out showing that there is zero increase in the risk of autism in children […]
How The Anti-Vaccine Movement Is Funded
Of all the modern anti-science movements out there, few are more dangerous or harmful than the anti-vaccine movement. Yes, it has killed people. It will continue to kill people. It has also resulted in huge amounts of money and resources being devoted to combating public health problems that should have (and in some cases were) […]
A wonderful and inspirational Facebook page
A happy April first to all! As I promised, I have not abandoned this blog.  After a hiatus, I will be back in the near future with many more posts. In the mean time, I suggest this Facebook Page, where you can gain your share of daily wisdom and inspiration on things like natural health […]
No, the site is not dead. Yes, there will be new content
Just a quick announcement:  Many have pointed out that new content for this site has been a bit lacking recently.  I totally understand this and the concern that the twilight of Depleted Cranium might be looming.   However, I have every intent of keeping up the blog. Right now, I have a number of personal and […]
The Best Late Night Bit Ever (on Vaccines)
Rarely do I create a post just to show off a video, much less a comedy video from a late night television show.  However, this bit from Jimmy Kimmel Live is great.  It’s about vaccines and it’s funny and on point. I think my favorite thing about this is that the message to vaccinate kids […]
As Predicted, Jessica Ainscough Has Died Of Her Untreated Cancer
  I take no pleasure in saying this.  However, it has come to my attention that Jessica Ainscough, the woman who I predicted would die of untreated cancer has passed away. She was 30 years.  She spent seven of those years with a slowly progressing cancer that would ultimately kill her. It was 2012 when […]
Congratulations Anti-Vaxers, You Killed a Baby!
Measles is a very contagious disease.  It’s usually something that people get over, without permanent damage, although complications are not all that uncommon.  Deaths are relatively rare, but they do happen.   At one time, a country like the United States would expect to experience a few dozen deaths from measles, mostly in children, per year. […]
Why do a few doctors come out against vaccines?
Vaccines represent one of the greatest achievements in public health.  They have saved millions of lives and have the ability to completely eradicate some infectious diseases.  They’re also extremely safe.  Serious reactions to vaccines are extremely rare and deaths are even more rare.  They certainly do not suppress the immune system, make people less healthy […]
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