Worst Of CES 2012: 9 Dumb, Unnecessary, Ill-Conceived Gadgets Why? Anyone? Why? India's love affair with Charles Dickens 6 February 2012Last updated at 00:34 Nearly 65 years since the end of British colonial rule in India, the works of Charles Dickens continue to be read, loved and taught from generation to generation across the sub-continent. The topics which he wrote about in England in the mid 19th Century - bureaucracy, social injustice and poverty - just happen to be some of the problems facing modern day India. Marking 200 years since his birth, BBC World Service explores India's love affair with the classic books. Here, meet two of the people featured in the documentary Dickens and India - Mutual Friends.
top prank pics ← Previous Post Next Post → This Weeks Top Prank Pics (20 Pics) Man walks into a bar and pauses: at the other end of the bar, theres Man walks into a bar and pauses: at the other end of the bar, there's this guy with a big orange head. Just kind of sitting there, mooning into his drink. So the man asks the bartender, "Say, what's up with the guy with the big orange head?" Researcher shows how to hack ATMs with &Dillinger& tool Using tools dubbed Dillinger and Scrooge, a security researcher showed how to hack an automated teller machine in front of a crowd of hackers and security professionals today. Barnaby Jack showed a live demonstration of how he hacked two different Windows CE-based ATMs on stage during a talk this afternoon at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas. Jack was scheduled to give the talk a year ago, but it was canceled after an ATM vendor objected to his then-employer, Juniper Networks. This year, Jack switched jobs to IOActive. The ease with which he hacked the machines should be a wake-up call for banks. Jack showed how you could walk up to an ATM, break into it using a common universal key, and then use a universal serial bus (USB) stick to load a rootkit, or hacking software, that could compromise the machine’s security.
30 Amazing Conceptual Photographs Photography is always about capturing the meaning, significance and essence of a moment in time, however, conceptual photography takes this idea to the extreme, by capturing a thought, idea, or message to the viewer and communicating it in a clever and interesting method. We’ve gathered up 30 awe-inspiring conceptual photographs that will make you take a moment to look a little bit closer and try to decipher the message of each photograph. If you love these photography roundups, check out our other posts: Thanks! As always, if you enjoy these posts, please help share them with your friends via your favorite social network. Your support helps us continue to grow and provide the best articles and tutorials on our network.
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Home page The Manuscripts Like most of us, Dijkstra always believed it a scientist’s duty to maintain a lively correspondence with his scientific colleagues. To a greater extent than most of us, he put that conviction into practice. For over four decades, he mailed copies of his consecutively numbered technical notes, trip reports, insightful observations, and pungent commentaries, known collectively as “EWDs”, to several dozen recipients in academia and industry. Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans Hurricane Katrina killed this clown. According to the photographer, “An abandoned Six Flags amusement park, someone spray painted ‘Six Flags 2012 coming soon’ on the wall above the downed head. But they were clownin.’ Six Flags will never rebuild here.”
Masters in Computer Science & The Top 50 Computer Science Bloggers 24 Nov, 2010 | Written by admin | under Computer Science, Resources If you are involved with computer science, you probably spend most of your time on the computer, whether for your job or school. While online, you might as well check out the various bloggers who write about computer science and related subjects. You may find that you learn something new, or will maybe just find a few bloggers who lead daily lives that are very similar to yours.
Stunning Self-Portraits Like Valerie Chiang or Kalie Garrett, Alex Stoddard is one of those talented teenage photographers who knows how to express themselves. His self-portraits are all incredibly unique and after viewing them you're left wondering where he's going to take you next. What I enjoy most is that you can almost feel his passion come through. His commitment to not only executing on an idea but doing it well, is apparent to anyone who sees his photos. I got in touch with Alex to ask him a few questions, including how his style evolved while taking on the 365 project. (That is, to shoot and share one picture each day.)
ARE YOU A REAL PILOT? from Joe Burton An old Marine Pilot sat down at the Starbucks, still wearing his old USMC flight suit and leather jacket and ordered a cup of coffee. As he sat sipping his coffee, a young woman sat down next to him. She turned to the pilot and asked, 'Are you a real pilot?' He replied, 'Well, I've spent my whole life flying planes, first Stearmans, then the early Grummans... flew a Wildcat and Corsair in WWII, and later in the Korean conflict, Banshees and Cougars. I've taught more than 260 people to fly and given rides to hundreds, so I guess I am a pilot, and you, what are you?
Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Тесла; 10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. Born and raised in the Austrian Empire, Tesla received an advanced education in engineering and physics in the 1870s and gained practical experience in the early 1880s working in telephony and at Continental Edison in the new electric power industry. He emigrated to the United States in 1884, where he would become a naturalized citizen.