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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

DIY Keyboard Backlighting Takes Forever, Worth It
The RC White House Robot
Hackaday Links: July 27, 2014
Original Gameboy Gets Stuffed Full Of Cool Parts
An Automated Flappy Bird Player
ASTROGUN is like Asteroids on Steroids
Enjoying The Sunrise Every Single Day
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Slashdot

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News for nerds, stuff that matters

Popular Android Apps Full of Bugs: Researchers Blame Recycling of Code
First time accepted submitter Brett W (3715683) writes "The security researchers that first published the 'Heartbleed' vulnerabilities in OpenSSL have spent the last few months auditing the Top 50 downloaded Android apps for vulnerabilities and have found issues with at least half of them. Many send user data to ad networks without consent, potentially without the publisher or even the app developer being aware of it. Quite a few also send private data across the network in plain text. The full study is due out later this week."

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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

British MP Seeks to Incorporate Astrology Into National Healthcare System
Well at least the US is not alone in having idiots for elected leaders. Via the BBC: Astrology-loving MP seeks health answers in the stars A Conservative MP has spoken of his belief in astrology and his desire to incorporate it into medicine. David Tredinnick said he had spent 20 years studying astrology and healthcare […]
Weather Modification Methods That May Actually Work
There is much said about modifying weather by various conspiracy theorists and alike.  Often said to be the result of chemtrails or RF weapons, the fact is that the weather is very hard to modify.  It can be modified, but only under certain conditions and in a very localized area. The best known method of […]
I’ll be back. More posts coming… really!
Just a quick announcement: Any regular readers will notice a great lack of new posts recently. I’m aware of this, obviously, and it certainly has resulted in a big reduction in traffic. No, I have not given up blogging and no this site is not dead. However, I’m in the midst of a major political […]
Tomorrow Is When I Will (hopefully) Get the Nomination
Just a brief announcement: Tomorrow is the state Republican Convention. It’s the day when delegates will vote on who the candidates are for state and Federal offices. I am competing with one other for the nomination to be the party-sponsored candidate for the US Congress. I’m pretty confident I will get it, but a lot […]
Ivanpah Solar Power Facility Is Incinerating Birds
The Ivanpah Solar Power Facility is a very large solar thermal power facility.  And by “very large,” I mean very large.  In fact, it is so enormous it’s hard to even wrap your mind around how large it is.   It also cost about 2.2 billion dollars, which is quite a lot of money.   A reasonably […]
Some Are Up In Arms Over Bodies Being Used For Crash Experiments
Cars have never been safer.  That fact is largely due to the use of crash tests and destructive experiments conducted on car designs.   Similar tests have improved the safety of everything from airline seats to passenger rail cars. To do these tests, sophisticated crash test dummies have been developed.  These dummies have improved vastly over […]
People Panicing Over Military Equipment Shipped By Rail
Imagine this:  you see a train pass you by and rather than just having nondescript boxcars or inter-modal containers, it has *gasp* military vehicles on it.  It’s as if the military sometimes has to ship vehicles from one place to another!   Well, this has been happening, in fact, it seems that this activity is increasing […]
Why do enviornmental groups hate desalination?
Water is one of the most important resources to society.  The availability of water has dictated the locations of some cities and limited the growth of others.  It is also one of the major necessities for agriculture. Many areas have limited supplies of water and others are prone to shortages or droughts.  Still others do […]
Don’t Worry, Yellowstone Won’t (Likely) Erupt
Yellowstone National Park is a true national treasure of the United States and indeed is one of the world’s most unique and majestic natural settings.  The park is home to pristine wilderness and wildlife and to numerous dramatic geothermal features like geysers and hot springs.  The park is visited by more than three million per […]
UN Court Orders Japan To Stop Antarctic Whaling
I have said it before and I will say it again: if you want to persuade Japan to stop whaling, then you must do so through diplomacy and legal methods.  It’s not that I am a huge fan of whaling, but the actions of Sea Shepherd are totally ineffective, counter-productive, extremely dangerous and highly illegal.  […]
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