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Tron effect - new sports court floor technology allows projection of video and images from underneath flooring - Geek Slop

Tron effect - new sports court floor technology allows projection of video and images from underneath flooring - Geek Slop | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
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How cool is this?  Imagine the new games that could be playing with a dynamically marked court.

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If you own a D-Link router, stomp it, burn it, and never buy D-Link again

If you own a D-Link router, stomp it, burn it, and never buy D-Link again | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Maybe other router manufacturers are as magnificently dumb as D-Link but regardless, get rid of all D-Link routers and vow to never buy another D-Link product for a long as your lungs suck in air. The security vulnerabilities present in their devices, especially the DWR-932B router, are so far beyond stupid, well, you’d swear the Chinese company purposely allowed them as a joke on Americans… http://geekslop.com/2016/d-link-router-stomp-burnt-never-buy-d-link
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Dark Web hackers offer up confidential customer data from Global Risk Profile hack

Dark Web hackers offer up confidential customer data from Global Risk Profile hack | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Global Risk Profile provides a spooky array of services including “gathering every legally available information on either a company or an individual” and protection against “hazardous situations such as fraud, corruption, or money laundering”. Today they may have to turn their investigative eyes on themselves as notable hacking group on the Dark Web is offering to sell Global Risk Profile data including confidential email between Global Risk Profile and customers. http://geekslop.com/2016/global-risk-profile-hacked-customer-data-dump
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The way of the modern world - a picture is worth a thousand posts...

The way of the modern world - a picture is worth a thousand posts... | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
It’s certain to become a classic – hundreds of onlookers turning their back on an important political figure so they can attach themselves to the moment and measure their self-worth in number of likes. http://geekslop.com/2016/way-modern-world-picture-worth-thousand-posts
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How to tell if you're on a government watchlist (and how to get on and off the wild ride)

How to tell if you're on a government watchlist (and how to get on and off the wild ride) | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
People often wonder if their names have somehow made it to the “the list”, that watchlist of US citizens whom the government suspects may be up to something. I would venture to say, the best way to know if you’re on the watchlist would be to recognize how often you find yourself forced into unique situations that fall far beyond the norm. http://geekslop.com/2016/how-to-tell-you-are-on-government-watchlist-how-to-get-on-and-off
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Check out the questions on this original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) application (1921)

Check out the questions on this original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) application (1921) | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
The first Knights of the Ku Klux Klan was founded in Pulaski, Tennessee sometime between December 1865 and August 1866 by six former members of the Confederate army. Its original purpose was to be a fraternal social club with plenty of parody thrown into the initiation ceremonies. However, members began to take the organization seriously and found purpose as a vigilante group targeting black people and white Republicans. http://geekslop.com/2016/original-knights-of-the-ku-klux-klan-kkk-application-1921
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How to forge metal in the wild - building a forge (foundry) from clay

How to forge metal in the wild - building a forge (foundry) from clay | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
If modern civilization fails, one of the first pieces of equipment required to bring mankind back from the stone age will be the means to forge and form metal tools. To do this requires a forge or a foundry. Here’s how to make a forge in the wild using clay and wood. http://wildernessarena.com/supplies/tools/how-to-build-forge-foundry-from-clay-forge-metal-in-wild
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A day in the life of a Bug Bounty hunter - demo of productive hacking session against Yelp

A day in the life of a Bug Bounty hunter - demo of productive hacking session against Yelp | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Offering bounties worth thousands, even millions of dollars, bug bounties pay hackers to report vulnerabilities. The process is pretty simple. The hacker sends the vulnerability report to the company, the company patches the vulnerably, the bounty paid, and finally, the vulnerability disclosed. Everyone wins. Usually. http://geekslop.com/2016/bug-bounty-hunter-hacking-session-yelp
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Calm down everyone - Samsung's not going to make you send your Note 7 back for repairs.

Calm down everyone - Samsung's not going to make you send your Note 7 back for repairs. | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
The Samsung Note 7 battery problem is indeed a major blow but not unheard of. Samsung will recover and in fact, there are already rumors they’ve ramped up customer service to save face. Still, with Apple’s new iPhone 7 coming out in mere weeks, the battery grenade problem couldn’t have happened at a more inopportune time. http://geekslop.com/2016/calm-everyone-samsungs-not-going-make-send-note-7-back-repairs
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Americans are intelligent but history shows they could still elect a fascist, Hitler-like leader

Americans are intelligent but history shows they could still elect a fascist, Hitler-like leader | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
To determine if America could indeed reshape the world by “accidentally” electing a fascist leader, we have to look no further than Nazi Germany. Nazi Germany was inconceivable, unbelievable, and sadly, irreversible. Although everyone is familiar with Hitler’s Nazi regime, many fail to recognize the subtle series of steps that allowed it to be. http://geekslop.com/2016/united-states-could-elect-fascist-hitler-like-leader
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Crossovers in Books, Film, and TV: Do They Have a Place in the Modern Era? [Sponsored Content]

Crossovers in Books, Film, and TV: Do They Have a Place in the Modern Era? [Sponsored Content] | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Crossovers in film and television spark a wide range of ideas and a seemingly endless array of debate topics. From fan fictions to reincarnations of characters and stories, the mere impression of these is to take advantage of various properties’ popularity, rather than the actual artistic traits. http://geekslop.com/2016/crossovers-books-film-tv-do-they-have-a-place-in-modern-era
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Poodlecorp DDoS attack brings down Blizzard's battle.net servers

Poodlecorp DDoS attack brings down Blizzard's battle.net servers | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
I tweeted a few hours ago about a DDoS attack hammering Blizzard’s game servers.  Around 7:00 PM Central Time, players in the game began noticing severe lagging.  Within 30 minutes, the Battle.net servers were completely offline and unavailable for game play. http://geekslop.com/2016/poodlecorp-ddos-attack-brings-blizzards-battle-net-servers
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Arrest records show Alton Sterling was not the "gentle giant" as portrayed by the media

Arrest records show Alton Sterling was not the "gentle giant" as portrayed by the media | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
The arrest records of Alton Sterling (aka Alton Bertell Sterlings) have been released and they don’t do much to help his case nor support his aunt’s claim that he was a “gentle giant”. Sterling was the 37-year-old black man who died at the hands of Baton Rouge police during an arrest for “brandishing a weapon”. It appears as if Alton was well known to Baton Rouge police. http://geekslop.com/2016/alton-sterling-arrest-records
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After Brexit, Media talking heads still miss the point - here are the real Brexit headlines

After Brexit, Media talking heads still miss the point - here are the real Brexit headlines | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Once again, media talking heads and government officials have missed the point. Instead, here are the headlines that much more accurately summarize the entire Brexit affair: http://geekslop.com/2016/real-brexit-headlines-summary-united-kingdom-exit-from-eu
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Well, that didn't last long - DDoS record broken again with 990Gbps flood

Well, that didn't last long - DDoS record broken again with 990Gbps flood | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Just a week after Brian Krebs was hit with a 620Gbps IoT attack, reports are hitting the wires that OVH has been hit with an even larger attack – two simultaneous barrages of 799Gbps and 191Gbps for a whopping 990Gbps total. And this may only be the beginning… http://geekslop.com/2016/ddos-record-broken-again-with-990gbps-flood
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Akamai's decision to drop Krebs' DDoS protection wasn't an infrastructure thing - yeah, right

Akamai's decision to drop Krebs' DDoS protection wasn't an infrastructure thing - yeah, right | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
I wasn’t too happy to hear that Akamai dropped security researcher/writer Brian Krebs last week after Kreb’s website sustained the largest-ever DDoS attack. In short, they basically offered Krebs protection from DDoS attacks until, well, they said they couldn’t. Then they dropped him leaving Krebs to fend for himself. http://geekslop.com/2016/akamais-drops-brian-krebs-security-protection
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Security researcher Brian Krebs' website hit with largest ever DDoS attack - 665 Gbps!

Security researcher Brian Krebs' website hit with largest ever DDoS attack - 665 Gbps! | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Security researcher Brian Krebs of KrebsOnSecurity reported today that his site was hit with a walloping 665 Gbps DDoS attack. The attack included SYN and HTTP floods and peaked at 153 Mpps (million packets per second). Krebs’ site remained online, the attack mitigated by Akami’s DDoS protection service. http://geekslop.com/2016/security-researcher-brian-krebs-krebsonsecurity-website-hit-with-largest-ever-ddos-attack-665-gbps
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WTF, I just found this racist Halloween mask depicting a black man on Amazon

WTF, I just found this racist Halloween mask depicting a black man on Amazon | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
I was searching for lifelike mice on Amazon today (long story) and found this unbelievably racist Halloween mask of a black man. Tiny ears, white eyes, big lips – just like the racist cartoons of the 50’s. My gut reaction was shock and I began to wonder how the seller would justify placing an item like this for sale. My guess is, they would argue it’s nothing more than a caricature, which begs the question – are caricatures racist by nature? http://geekslop.com/2016/racist-halloween-mask-depicting-african-american-black-man-amazon
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Snowden leaks prompt talk of constraint on NSA practices - Traitor? He's a National Hero!

Snowden leaks prompt talk of constraint on NSA practices - Traitor? He's a National Hero! | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Spy? Traitor? How about “National Hero”. The United States wants to label Edward Snowden a “spy” and “traitor” for revealing NSA practices to the American public. The leaks from Edward Snowden regarding the unscrupulous data collection practices of the National Security Agency prompted a US scramble to plug the leak and stem the tide of information that the Guardian was making publicly available. As a result of Snowden’s bold disclosures (and the Guardian who bravely published them), the White House announced a series of proposed reforms meant to increase the transparency of, and the constraints on, the NSA. http://geekslop.com/2013/snowden-leaks-prompt-nsa-restraint-constraint-patriot-national-hero
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How to make a clay container (bowel) in the wild

How to make a clay container (bowel) in the wild | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
In a wilderness survival situation, clay can be used to construct bowels, cups, ovenware, and other utensils. It is especially useful when the need for a waterproof container arises. http://wildernessarena.com/supplies/tools/make-clay-container-bowel-wild
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If you think driving from New York to LA in under 29 hours is no big deal - think again

If you think driving from New York to LA in under 29 hours is no big deal - think again | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
They broke laws in 13 states and 93 counties, reaching speeds of 160 mph, on a 2,683-mile trip from New York to Los Angeles. The jaunt should realistically take over 41 hours – they did in under 29 driving an innocuous looking Mercedes that was decked out with more gear than a Oklahoma stormchaser’s rig. http://geekslop.com/2016/record-breaking-transcontinental-race-new-york-to-los-angeles
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Who's really behind the DNC/NSA hacks? Russia, Snowden, independent hacker, or hybrid of all three?

Who's really behind the DNC/NSA hacks? Russia, Snowden, independent hacker, or hybrid of all three? | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Regardless of whether you consider Edward Snowden’s leaks of classified information to be self-sacrificial acts of patriotism or the deeds of a traitor, the recent DNC data dump and NSA cyber weapons malware (milware?) code drops have all the markings of a Snowden escapade. If you disagree, consider the timing of the code drop and who has the most to gain. http://geekslop.com/2016/whos-really-behind-dncnsa-hacks-russia-snowden-independent-hacker-hybrid-three
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WTF?!? Trump finally releases economic plan in Detroit and his minions are gonna riot

WTF?!? Trump finally releases economic plan in Detroit and his minions are gonna riot | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Harsh agitations aside, a lot of what Trump says makes sense – a least to some degree. Then he goes and does something goofy like releasing an economic plan that to his minions, must feel like a punch in the face. Here’s what Trump plans to do and why it’s so outrageously bizarre. http://geekslop.com/2016/trump-releases-economic-plan-detroit-minions-are-gonna-riot
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Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) - how to create a Linux hacking toolkit that runs on Windows 10

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) - how to create a Linux hacking toolkit that runs on Windows 10 | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Forget running Kali in a virtual machine (well, at least put it aside for a while). The Windows 10 Anniversary Update includes a whack new feature – Windows Subsystem for Linux or WSL. Using the new LxssManager service, WSL lets you run a full-featured Ubuntu Linux subsystem on Windows 10. http://geekslop.com/2016/windows-subsystem-for-linux-wsl-howto-install-hacking-toolkit-windows-10
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Gunshots wounds and stopping power - myth vs. fact regarding bullet impacts will surprise you

Gunshots wounds and stopping power - myth vs. fact regarding bullet impacts will surprise you | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Forget what you see on TV. The reality of gunshot wounds and terminal (death inducing) gunshot injuries is remarkably different from what is shown in the movies where the gunman appears to have an unlimited supply of bullets, gunshots knock the enemy off their feet, and gunshot victims make long, drawn out confessions as they take slowly bleed out. The reality is: stopping a person cold in their tracks with a gunshot is difficult to do and depends on shot placement, the type of ammunition, and a little bit of blind luck. http://wildernessarena.com/supplies/weapons/gunshots-wounds-stopping-power-myth-vs-fact
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How to create a EMP generating device and how to protect yourself from a EMP attack

How to create a EMP generating device and how to protect yourself from a EMP attack | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
An EMP, or electromagnetic pulse, is a fascinating phenomenon. Caused by a rapid acceleration of charged particles travelling at the speed of light, an EMP can easily disable electronics including household electrical equipment, automobiles, and even electric utility power grids. An EMP’s ability to quietly and invisibly disable electronic components makes them an excellent weapon for electronic warfare tactics. http://wildernessarena.com/urban-survival-2/urban-hostile-areas/how-to-create-emp-generator-protect-from-emp-attack
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