Cool Tools Lots of ideas for last minute holiday shopping There is still enough time to buy cool tools as gifts and have them arrive before Christmas. Here’s our complete list of gift ideas for 2016. (And here’s Boing Boing’s complete gift guide, too.) Happy Holidays! I started trying some of the ceramic coated pans a few years back and have found one to be the best, the Scanpan ($98). 7 Simple Firefox Notifiers for Mail, Weather, and Break Time Do you maintain focus better when you’re not constantly worrying about the time or needing to check your email? Then you’ll love getting notifications for all of this. When you are staring at a computer screen all day or night, the handiest things you can use are notifications. Some allow you to quickly see how many unread emails you have or if a storm is on the way. Then there are some that simply remind you when it is break time.
The Windows Club Downloads: List of freeware for Windows 8 This page list down all the Freeware, Tools, eBook, Themes, Screensavers, Wallpaper and other releases from The Windows Club. Maybe you have landed here out of choice, or maybe you clicked on a direct .zip link on another website and ended up here! Scroll down to see what interests you. We are that sure you will find something of value here! BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD: Click here to scan Windows for issues causing speed loss
Meet the Naked Protesters Fighting Surveillance On Monday, key provisions of the Patriot Act, a controversial bill that gives the federal government vast surveillance powers, are set to expire. A group of activists have found a way to keep Congress focused on this issue: turning off its Internet. The program is called Blackout Congress, and its objective is to make sure that until Congress ends its mass surveillance laws, staffers are unable to access the websites they need. The campaign website has a small piece of code that an owner of a website can add to its backend. When someone uses an IP address that identifies them as a Capitol Hill staffer, that piece of code redirects them to the Blackout Congress page, where they'll see this: Fight for the Future, a grassroots Internet activist organization that's accustomed to stunts and blackouts (it ran one of the first online protests of the Stop Online Piracy Act in 2012), launched the campaign yesterday and has signed on 10,000 small websites.
Programming Sucks Every friend I have with a job that involves picking up something heavier than a laptop more than twice a week eventually finds a way to slip something like this into conversation: "Bro, you don't work hard. I just worked a 4700-hour week digging a tunnel under Mordor with a screwdriver." They have a point. Mordor sucks, and it's certainly more physically taxing to dig a tunnel than poke at a keyboard unless you're an ant. But, for the sake of the argument, can we agree that stress and insanity are bad things? Awesome.
Strike Search - Torrent Search Engine I suppose I’ve been waiting to make this post for sometime. Source code for Strike Search is released here some of you might be aware that since Aurous was sued and shutdown I’ve been quite absent from maintaining a few of my projects. Strike being one of the most popular. I receive constant emails that the search page no longer works; this was done for good reason. While I did attempt to make Strike purely a meta data engine after the lawsuit, I felt too exposed even operating it. Google Gold: 15 Essential Chrome Extensions Google Chrome is a Web browser used by millions of people around the world. It is, by some estimates, the most popular Web browser in the world, and it has many more lovers than it does haters. However, the standard Chrome experience can be made so much better with a handful of extensions. Make Chrome Work For You There are tens of thousands of Chrome extensions available on the Chrome Web Store, but many aren’t worth the time and effort required to discover them. Only a select few are absolutely worth exploring.
USB password stealer This tutorial will walk you through setting up a USB flash drive to steal the saved passwords on a computer. If you're looking for a super tiny, super discreet flash drive, we recommend SanDisk Cruzer Fit CZ33 64GB USB 2.0 Low-Profile Flash Drive- SDCZ33-064G-B35 How Much Surveillance Can Democracy Withstand? by Richard Stallman A version of this article was first published in Wired in October 2013. Thanks to Edward Snowden's disclosures, we know that the current level of general surveillance in society is incompatible with human rights. The repeated harassment and prosecution of dissidents, sources, and journalists in the US and elsewhere provides confirmation.