Der Preis einer freien, weltweiten Kommunikation Am vergangenen Donnerstag (den 12.05.2011) durfte ich am eigenen Leib erfahren, wie es sich anfühlt, unbegründet im Verdacht einer Straftat zu stehen. Das alleine ist problematisch, zieht allerdings einen Rattenschwanz weiterer Probleme und Fragen nach sich. Dieses -aus dem Boden gestampfte- Blog soll mir eine Plattform für den oben angedeuteten Fall sein, mir helfen Gedanken zu ordnen und zu reflektieren. Ich möchte über technische und gesellschaftliche Zusammenhänge aufklären, die zu solchen Situationen führen. Anonymität im Netz Wikipedia weiß: Nature Blows My Mind! Beautiful But Dangerous Caterpillars Who would think that of all the things that could get you while out walking in the wild (or even the garden), caterpillars would be on the list? But sure enough, these critters have come up with amazing ways to avoid becoming lunch. Some caterpillars will go to surprising lengths to protect themselves and their food from predators, including weaving giant webs as long as 20 feet that act like a safety tent. However, the more popular tactic is to become as garish and as poisonous as possible, and that includes hairs and spines that pack a toxic punch.
Photoshop Resources Wieder Hausdurchsuchung wegen Tor-Exit-Server Sören Weber hat bis vor einiger Zeit einen Tor-Exit-Server betrieben. Am vergangenen Donnerstag stand plötzlich die Polizei vor der Tür und beschlagnahmte bei einer Hausdurchsuchung seine Computer und Festplatten, weil er im Verdacht steht, im Besitz von Kinderpornographie zu sein. Er beschreibt die Situation ausführlich in seinem Blog und bittet um Spenden, um die rund 1000 Euro pauschale Anwaltskosten refinanzieren zu können: Der Preis einer freien, weltweiten Kommunikation. Ich befinde mich derzeit auf dem zweiten Bildungsweg und lebe von BAföG. Ich werde voraussichtlich in ein paar Monaten mein Studium beginnen. 30 Best Macro Pictures of the Month – May 6th to June 4th, 2013 1.High-key jumping spider 2.Inkjet Printed ink on Paper 3.The tip of a nail file on a pair of nail clippers 4.Sharpening an edge under a microscope. 5.Phillips head screw
Renderosity.com Tit for tat In Western business cultures, a handshake when meeting someone is an example of initial cooperation. Tit for tat is an English saying meaning "equivalent retaliation". It is also a highly effective strategy in game theory for the iterated prisoner's dilemma. The strategy was first introduced by Anatol Rapoport in Robert Axelrod's two tournaments, held around 1980. Notably, it was (on both occasions) both the simplest strategy and the most successful.
Hand-Held Mobile Mapping 3D scanner capable of capturing accurate 3D point clouds of any scene – even in areas with no GPS Key Features: Rapid scanning of large areas – scan at walking speedPortable – the scanner goes wherever you goLong lasting – data capture all day longVersatile – ideal in areas with no GPSCost effective – no need for expensive software or high-end computersSimple to use – only basic training required to operateAutomatic data processing – no processing staff requiredLightweight – hand-held unit weighs less than 700g Evolutionary game theory Evolutionary game theory (EGT) is the application of game theory to evolving populations of lifeforms in biology. EGT is useful in this context by defining a framework of contests, strategies, and analytics into which Darwinian competition can be modelled. EGT originated in 1973 with John Maynard Smith and George R. Price's formalisation of the way in which such contests can be analysed as "strategies" and the mathematical criteria that can be used to predict the resulting prevalence of such competing strategies.
TEDTalks Why do some people do selfless things, helping other people even at risk to their own well-being? Psychology researcher Abigail Marsh studies the motivations of people who do extremely altruistic acts, like donating a kidney to a complete stranger. Are their brains just different? TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less).
My hero: Noam Chomsky by Charles Glass "My heroes have always been cowboys," Willie Nelson sang, a sentiment I shared when I was a child in California. My hero in my teenage years, while most of my contemporaries were demonstrating against the US war in Vietnam, was the greatest cowboy star of them all, John Wayne. When I was 16, he gave me a job. I admired him, and I still do. Things changed when I moved to Beirut in 1972 and saw the devastation wreaked by US weaponry on Palestinian refugee camps and Lebanese villages. The connections to other places, such as Vietnam and Chile, became clearer. Today Sorry. Your feedly session has expired. Please reload this page or restart your browser to try to create a new session. Serving millions of passionate readers every day! Available on your phone and tablet Integrated into 100+ third party apps
Online Music Piracy Doesn’t Hurt Sales, European Commission Finds New research published by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre shows that online piracy doesn't hurt digital music revenues. The researchers examined browsing habits from 16,000 Europeans and found that there's a positive link between online piracy and visits to legal music stores, irrespective of people's interest in music. The study concludes that the music industry should not see piracy as a growing concern. Research into online piracy comes in all shapes and sizes, often with equally mixed results.