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Mystery Crypto Letter Has Coders Stumped

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008 Posted in Science & Technology, Security | No Comments »

Now this is super interesting!!! ... A coded letter sent last year to the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois has the lab, and outside coders stumped. The letter was sent anonymously last March in a hand-addressed envelope via regular mail to ...

New FBI Database to Include Photos and Palm Prints

Monday, June 30th, 2008 Posted in Science & Technology, Security | No Comments »

I worked on a project fingerprint project like this in school lots a years ago, it was fun stuff ... Lockheed Martin has been tapped by the FBI to develop a system for storing and analyzing more biometric markers to augment the ...

Experts hack power grid in no time

Thursday, April 10th, 2008 Posted in Science & Technology, Security | No Comments »

Pretty cool job to get hired to break through a companies security and get paid for it! (Sounds like that old 90s movie Sneakers) “Cracking a power company network and gaining access that could shut down the grid is simple, a ...

The ruthlessness gene?

Friday, April 4th, 2008 Posted in Science & Technology | No Comments »

Dictatorial behavior partly genetic?  I believe genetics are just predispositions to that behavior, not an excuse to act that way (remember the movie Gattaca?) “Researchers at Hebrew University in Jerusalem have found a link between a gene called AVPR1a and ruthless ...

Tsunami on the Sun

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008 Posted in Science & Technology | No Comments »

Check out this video on BBC of a pressure tsunami on the sun! Cool stuff! “Astronomers have captured the first footage of a solar “tsunami” hurtling through the Sun’s atmosphere at over a million kilometres per hour. The event was captured ...

More speculation about the cut fiber-optic cables

Sunday, February 24th, 2008 Posted in Science & Technology | No Comments »

More interesting news, i really think the key of all of this is to understand the bias of the different sources of information … The five underseas cables that were cut or went out of service in the Middle East in ...

Fiber Optic Cable Cuts Isolate Millions From Internet

Thursday, January 31st, 2008 Posted in Science & Technology, Security | No Comments »

Large swaths of the Middle East and Southeast Asia fell into internet darkness after two major underseas fiber optic links were damaged off Egypt’s coast on Wednesday. Early reports blamed an errant anchor for severing the cables, but THREAT LEVEL has ...