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Titan Rain. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Discussion In early December 2005 the director of the SANS Institute, a security institute in the United States, said that the attacks were "most likely the result of Chinese military hackers attempting to gather information on U.S. systems.

Titan Rain

"[2] Titan Rain hackers gained access to many United States defense contractor computer networks who were targeted for their sensitive information,[1] including those at Lockheed Martin, Sandia National Laboratories, Redstone Arsenal, and NASA. Attackers[edit] Ever heard the sound of a nuclear bomb going off? Historian unveils one of the few surviving audio recordings of blast from 1950's Nevada tests. By Eddie Wrenn Published: 11:49 GMT, 16 July 2012 | Updated: 16:22 GMT, 16 July 2012 Troops of the United States Sixth Army after an Atomic blast at Yucca Flat in Nevada on June 1st 1952 They are surely the most horrifying offshoot of modern technology - nuclear warheads which can smite hundreds of thousands of people dead within seconds, and leave lasting scars on a landscape for generations.

Ever heard the sound of a nuclear bomb going off? Historian unveils one of the few surviving audio recordings of blast from 1950's Nevada tests

And while most of us will have seen archive footage of nuclear explosions before, one thing we are unlikely to have heard is their sound. For, according to one expert, most films we see of a nuclear blast use stock 'explosion' sound effects for the bang - and audio footage is few and far between. Mesopotamian boundary stones: the DRM of pre-history / Boing Boing.

Sarah Jeong had me standing up and cheering with her comparison of kudurrus -- the ancient Mesopotamian boundary stones used to mark out territorial land-grants -- and the way that laws like the US DMCA protect digital rights management systems.

Mesopotamian boundary stones: the DRM of pre-history / Boing Boing

Kudurrus spelled out rights and limitations that most people agreed with (who owned which land), but also imposed divine curses on those who broke the law. You would still be punished for breaking the law, but you'd also face divine retribution for violating the kudurrus' edicts. In the same way, breaking copyright law is already against the law, and people who break copyright law face legal liability.

But laws like DMCA 1201 protect DRM itself: if you pirate a DVD you're a pirate; if you break the DRM on the DVD to pirate it, you're a pirate twice over. Download 10,000 of the First Recordings of Music Ever Made, Courtesy of the UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive. Three minutes with the minstrels / Arthur Collins, S.

Download 10,000 of the First Recordings of Music Ever Made, Courtesy of the UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive

H. Dudley & Ancient City. Edison Record. 1899. Long before vinyl records, cassette tapes, CDs and MP3s came along, people first experienced audio recordings through another medium — through cylinders made of tin foil, wax and plastic. U.S. Detonates Nuclear Weapons in Space; People Watch Spectacle Sipping Drinks on Rooftops (1962) Stanford Archive Presents 178,000 Images Showing the History of the Automobile: From Jags to Gremlins. The Revs Program at Stanford, dedicated to producing scholarship about the past, present and future of the automobile, recently advanced its cause by launching a new website featuring 178,000 images of cars.

Stanford Archive Presents 178,000 Images Showing the History of the Automobile: From Jags to Gremlins

Divided into 12 collections, the Revs Digital Library features lots of race cars, and then some more race cars. The Greatest Fake Religion of All Time. Some other will have to finish it... best by creating a refutation of his work Flagged Why refutation?

The Greatest Fake Religion of All Time

Anyway, it's been almost a couple of decades since the last part was published. I don't see a great chance of it being ever completed. A shame, since they were very good books. By refutation I mean someone having fun by pretending his work is serious scholarship and writing counter-arguments to any points real or otherwise RAW might have been making. Download 78 Free Online History Courses: From Ancient Greece to The Modern World - Perhaps the foremost cliché about history—from a 1905 quote by George Santayana—says that those who fail to learn the lessons of the past are doomed to make the same mistakes.

Download 78 Free Online History Courses: From Ancient Greece to The Modern World -

Philosopher G.W.F. Hegel, sounded a much more pessimistic note in the 19th century: “We learn from history that we never learn anything from history.” The Turin Erotic Papyrus: The Oldest Known Depiction of Human Sexuality (Circa 1150 B.C.E.) The diaries of nearly 4,000 World War One soldiers are now online. This Comprehensive Map Traces 463 of the Bible's Contradictions. Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. Childhood and adolescence[edit] Emilio Angelo Carlo Marinetti (some documents give his name as "Filippo Achille Emilio Marinetti") spent the first years of his life in Alexandria, Egypt, where his father (Enrico Marinetti) and his mother (Amalia Grolli) lived together more uxorio (as if married).

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Enrico was a lawyer from Piedmont, and his mother was the daughter of a literary professor from Milan. They had come to Egypt in 1865, at the invitation of Khedive Isma'il Pasha, to act as legal advisers for foreign companies that were taking part in his modernization program.[1] His love for literature developed during the school years. His mother was an avid reader of poetry, and introduced the young Marinetti to the Italian and European classics. He first studied in Egypt then in Paris, obtaining a baccalauréat degree in 1894 at the Sorbonne,[3] and in Italy, graduating in law at the University of Pavia in 1899.

He decided not to be a lawyer but to develop a literary career. Futurism[edit] Hackers of the Renaissance.