That thing where you realize you typed a Captcha incorrectly immediately after hitting “enter”, but it lets you in anyway and you’re just sitting there thinking “well then, what was the point of all that?”
Was it maybe a two-word re-captcha? Re-captcha helps digitize books by displaying one word that is known and one word that OCR has failed to translate. So you could seem to get that scanned word “wrong,” but still be let in.
I remember when this was the coolest thing ever: a Walkman barely bigger than the cassette tape that went inside. I never imagined that within 20 years my entire music collection would fit on a Micro SD card that I could easily swallow by accident.
CVdazzle, a fashion movement designed to distort your facial features allowing you to hide in plain sight from electronic surveillance cameras. Hello, cyber-fashion.
“CV Dazzle opposes the mainstream push towards the widespread adoption of face recognition in order to protect privacy. As the usefulness and popularity of facial recognition grows in commerce and security (currently it’s the fastest growing sector of biometrics ), so will the value of privacy. The objective of CV Dazzle is to adapt to our new environment and explore ways of communicating with machines to control our privacy in public.”
it’s always interesting to think of all of the little unintended consequences of our technological advancements
The Scrollwheel (by guyjcollins)
Continuing with the theme of my last post.
Interesting details about how the Obama team’s IT strategy dominated over Romney’s outsourcing, cronyism, and hiring “cheap and young”.
(Interesting to this marketing/techie type, anyway.)
CryEngine 3 Trailer
Wow. I kinda didn’t want that to end…
Starting next month, NASA will begin delivering its four Space Shuttle orbiters to their final destinations. After an extensive decommissioning process, the fleet — which includes three former working spacecraft and one test orbiter — is nearly ready for public display. On April 17, the shuttle Discovery will be attached to a modified 747 Jumbo Jet for transport to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Virginia. Endeavour will go to Los Angeles in mid-September, and in early 2013, Atlantis will take its place on permanent display at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. Test orbiter Enterprise will fly to New York City next month. Gathered here are images of NASA’s final days spent processing the Space Shuttle fleet.
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I kind of hope the shuttles go to their display homes in much the same condition as they landed from their last flights; not all primped and polished but a bit scorched and disheveled, looking like the battered space trucks they are.
That’s the original Mac display next to an icon (!!!) from the new iPad.
Holy moley. How far technology has come.
Wish all aspects of humanity improved at this rate.
The Future of NASA with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Watch this. Trust me. Watch it.
Yes. Please do.