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Threats to the Internet. Computers. Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine. Forums. Memes. Fanwork. Maps. The Misogyny Problem. Cyberculture. Lists. Games. Bitcoin. Xkcd. Cracks in the World (Novel Pranks, Mysteries, and Fun) Internet. Wikipedia and other wikis.

Trolls. Emoji. Hacking and Viruses etc. History of the Internet. The history of the Internet begins with the development of electronic computers in the 1950s. Initial concepts of packet networking originated in several computer science laboratories in the United States, Great Britain, and France. The US Department of Defense awarded contracts as early as the 1960s for packet network systems, including the development of the ARPANET (which would become the first network to use the Internet Protocol.) The first message was sent over the ARPANET from computer science Professor Leonard Kleinrock's laboratory at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to the second network node at Stanford Research Institute (SRI). Access to the ARPANET was expanded in 1981 when the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded the Computer Science Network (CSNET).

In 1982, the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) was introduced as the standard networking protocol on the ARPANET. Precursors The telegraph system is the first fully digital communication system. Packet switching. The Surprising Truth About FLORIDA MAN! 8 Reasons Why Uber Is Terrible. Adblock extension sells to mystery buyer. Adblock, a popular extension for blocking advertising in Chrome and Safari with more than 40 million users, was quietly sold today. The extension displayed a popup on October 1 saying that it is now allowing EyeO’s acceptable advertising — which allows advertisers to buy their way onto the whitelist — through the filter.

Buried in the bottom of that message, however, was a more notable change: Adblock has been sold. What’s strange is that the company won’t disclose who it’s been sold to, why it was sold, or how much it was sold for. For the extension’s claimed 40 million users this raises an interesting question: Can the extension continue to be trusted if the new proprietor is entirely anonymous?

TNW contacted Adblock’s remaining staff to ask if they’d disclose the buyer but the company refused, saying that the purchaser had specifically asked not to be named. Adblock’s previous director, Gabriel Cubbage, is now running things under the new owner. Why It's Impossible To Advance A Cause Online. This comment already existed. TED Talks - What FACEBOOK And GOOGLE Are Hiding From The World - The Filter Bubble. How Selfies Are Destroying Journalism. What Is The Web? Twitch Plays Pokémon Somehow Caught Them All. Stormfront (website) Stormfront is a white nationalist,[2] white supremacist[3] and neo-Nazi[4] internet forum that was the internet's first major racial hate site.[5] White nationalist politician and activist David Duke, whose 1990 campaign for United States Senator in Louisiana was the impetus for the first iteration of Stormfront. The site received considerable attention in the United States, such as in, a 2000 CBS/HBO documentary television special which focused on the perceived threat of white nationalist and white supremacist organisations on the internet.[14] Narrated by Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center, it featured interviews with Black and his son Derek as well as other white nationalist groups and organisations.

In 2012 Italian police blocked the website and arrested 4 people for allegedly inciting racial hatred.[19] The measure was taken after the publication of a blacklist of "prominent Jews and people who support Jews and immigrants" on the Italian section of the website. What is Stormfront and why does everyone say that it brigades Reddit? : OutOfTheLoop. IsThisTheRealLife comments on Google threatened to remove Yelp and TripAdvisor from search results if they didn't let Google use their reviews in Google Places. Internet Engineering Task Force. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) develops and promotes voluntary Internet standards, in particular the standards that comprise the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP). It is an open standards organization, with no formal membership or membership requirements. All participants and managers are volunteers, though their work is usually funded by their employers or sponsors.

The IETF started out as an activity supported by the US federal government, but since 1993 it has operated as a standards development function under the auspices of the Internet Society, an international membership-based non-profit organization. Organization[edit] Rough consensus is the primary basis for decision making. The working groups are organized into areas by subject matter. In December 2005 the IETF Trust was established to manage the copyrighted materials produced by the IETF.[10] Meetings[edit] The first IETF meeting was attended by 21 U.S. The location for IETF meetings vary greatly.

Operations[edit] IP over Avian Carriers and other alternate internet technologies. Hatsune Miku. Hatsune Miku (初音ミク?) , sometimes referred to as Miku Hatsune, is a humanoid persona voiced by a singing synthesizer application developed by Crypton Future Media, headquartered in Sapporo, Japan. She uses Yamaha Corporation's Vocaloid 2 and Vocaloid 3 singing synthesizing technologies. She also uses Crypton Future Media's Piapro Studio, a singing synthesizer VSTi Plugin. She was the second Vocaloid sold using the Vocaloid 2 engine, and the first Japanese Vocaloid to use the Japanese version of the Vocaloid 2 engine. Her voice is sampled from Japanese voice actress Saki Fujita.

The name of the character comes from merging the Japanese words for first (初, hatsu?) Development[edit] Hatsune Miku was developed by Crypton Future Media, using Yamaha's Vocaloid 2 and Vocaloid 3. Crypton released the first of their "Character Vocal Series", Hatsune Miku, on August 31, 2007. Additional software[edit] Marketing[edit] Studie, which participated in the 2008 and 2009 seasons using a BMW Z4 E86. Is Homestuck the Ulysses of the Internet? | Idea Channel | PBS. North Korea was NOT behind the Sony hack according to multiple security experts who discredit FBI findings and reveal that a studio insider named 'Lena' may be responsible : politics.

CSMastermind comments on BitTorrent Offers Distribute Sony’s ‘The Interview’ Via Its Bundle Service. Invitation to ETI: An Open letter to Alien Lurkers. First, a message for you humans out there, who happen to be reading this right now. As many of you know, I approach the topic of non-human intelligent life from two perspectives. As an author using fiction to explore notions beyond today's science, I explore the forms and motivations that alien beings might assume, from outlandish to eerily familiar. I am also involved in the same subject at the scientific end, participating in the International Astronomical Union's Subcommittee on Bioastronomy.

SETI -- the Search For Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence -- can be a difficult and confusing topic, straddling the concerns of everyone from sober researchers to politicians to dreamers hoping that alien contact may somehow save humanity "from ourselves" The good news? This widely-shared interest seems to reflect an eager expansiveness of spirit and willingness to entertain fresh ideas far beyond our mundane lives.

True, aliens may be a lot nicer than 18th Century European colonialists were. Dr. 1. ARKYD: A Space Telescope for Everyone by Planetary Resources. From all of us on the ARKYD Team – A Heartfelt Thank You! The ARKYD journey continues and we’re delighted to have you on board as we invent the future. 06-30-2013 — Stretch Goal #3 Reached: We will now team with Zooniverse to develop a platform that will allow YOU to find asteroids at home, and help train computers to better find them in the future! 06-30-2013 — Stretch Goal #2 Reached: Every selfie pledge or higher will now receive an exclusive digital Beta-Selfie, taken in 2014 during the crucial integration phase of spacecraft build!

06-30-2013 — Sir Richard Branson pledges $100,000 for ARKYD to support STEM education and space accessibility. With Richard's support, we have lowered all remaining stretch goals by $100k. 06-29-2013 — Stretch Goal #1 Reached: A second ground station will now be built, allowing us to deliver your images twice as fast! Since the formation of Planetary Resources, our primary goal has been to build technology enabling us to prospect and mine asteroids. Bz-Okay-Internet-elections-over-unpack-your-kittens-and-get-back-to-68e2ea.jpg (584×437) Mockumentary from 2068 recalls the devastation caused by the Internet. 2899. S Content ID System SUCKS.

The libraries that governments will burn in the future. Well he better move the thing away from the coast or global warming will make his argument mute. I get where he's coming from,make it politically and socially costly to censor or control the contents.That might work if today's political climate and what is or is not socially acceptable and worthy of protection and preservation remain reasonably constant.

But who can say what will be worthy,acceptable or even cared about a century from now.That said if you look at this as a concept where the contents vary with the times we should hope it holds true even a century or more from now.If it doesn't then that means the government,the country,and what is or is not acceptable or resistible will have changed dramatically and probably for the worse. When it not longer becomes politically and/or socially costly to censor or destroy cultural material it become dystopia,it becomes analgious to Nazi Germany,Communist USSR or even today's China or North Korea.

One of the first religions inspired by the internet. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Native Advertising (HBO) Frances Brooke, destroyer of English (not literally)