Sad Songs Are Nature’s Onions
With Smarter Cars, The Doors Are Open To Hacking Dangers
Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller have been hacking into products for a long time. But they don’t steal stuff or mess with people; instead, their purpose is to pressure companies into making their products more secure.
Miller and Valasek are not the first guys to hack a car, but they demonstrated like few have before just how dangerous these kinds of attacks could be.
"That’s really where Charlie and I came in," says Valasek, a security researcher at IOActive. “We really wanted to see, once someone was inside your car network, to what extent could you control the automobile?"
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Bieber Spits On Fans
My Mr. Show tattoo by Brian Hemming @ Regeneration Tattoo (Allston, MA)
includes: Mr. Show logo, Three Times One Minus One, Pit-Pat, the Devestator, Megaphone Crooners, the Super Pan, beer and frozen peas (Bob Lamonta Story), crimestick/bowtie (F.F. Woodycooks), coupon from Coupon: the Movie, jars of Mustardayonnaise & Mustmayostardayonnaise, and a heart with Van Hammersly’s name because he’s my favorite.
(and the Fonz has been there for a while, whatever)
Explanation: The Great Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda (aka M31), a mere 2.5 million light-years distant, is the closest large spiral to our own Milky Way. Andromeda is visible to the unaided eye as a small, faint, fuzzy patch, but because its surface brightness is so low, casual skygazers can’t appreciate the galaxy’s impressive extent in planet Earth’s sky. This entertaining composite image compares the angular size of the nearby galaxy to a brighter, more familiar celestial sight. In it, a deep exposure of Andromeda, tracing beautiful blue star clusters in spiral arms far beyond the bright yellow core, is combined with a typical view of a nearly full Moon. Shown at the same angular scale, the Moon covers about 1/2 degree on the sky, while the galaxy is clearly several times that size. The deep Andromeda exposure also includes two bright satellite galaxies, M32 and M110 (bottom).
Nasa Apod 1 Aug 2013
Second City, Chicago, 1989/1990: Jill Talley, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Farley, David Pasquesi, Tim O’Malley, Holly Wortell, Tim Meadows
Zoo is Saving Cornerstone Animal… a Mouse
To most people, mice are pests. But on a prairie, they are a source of life and vitality. Scientists at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo are raising meadow jumping mice and releasing them into the wild to help restore dwindling Midwestern prairies.
Right now, biologists there say only one percent of historical prairie grasslands remain in Illinois. So the zoo is raising the mice and other species to help bring back restored prairies, including some at the Lake County Forest Preserves north of Chicago.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/08/zoo-saving-cornerstone-animal%E2%80%A6-mouse