Yesterday Cancelled Due To Infinity War
Old New Tech - Hackaday has an explainer on how propeller aircraft timed machines guns to the spin of the propeller. Granted, it has nothing to do with modern tech, but it is a look at how engineering problems get solved.
Comet Vacation - If you ever wanted to know what the surface of a comet looks like, images have been captured by the ESA . . .
Short on interesting finds so I wrote more today.
Crusades Against Privacy - In what shouldn't surprise anyone, Jomes Comey really wants law enforcement to have access to the data on your phone. Tech Dirt has the details from his book where he made it his personal "crusade" to get access to encrypted devices. This is why it is vital that legislators begin to understand it is . . .
No Company Will Do This Ever - It should go without saying, but don’t give anyone remote access to your computer you don’t know, and don’t ever let anyone do anything to your computer you didn’t ask them to do.
Time Travellers From The Future - A Fun thought experiment that the Paleocene Thermal Maximum could have been caused by a . . .
The News From What Has To Be Earth's Dumbest Timeline
The Oldest Experiment - The Nautilus has a story about one of the oldest running experiments in science, counting sunspots.
Always Share Prince Demos - Prince's original demo of Nothing Compares 2 U sounds better than some people's finished records. Always liked his version better anyway.
Reject Book Covers - The design of the book as . . .
A Weird Mix Today
The Science Of Engine Failure - Ars Technica breaks down how jet engines fail and shows the causes of similar incidents to the blown engine on the Southwest flight.
Taking The Fight To Xenu - Brian Krebs explores the ways that Scientology uses fake reviews to drive people to its rehab centers.
Can I blame a glitch for not putting this up until after work?
Tax Crash - Government IT is in quite a state. While the military and intelligence services seem to be at least recruiting smart people, the actual day to day functions need a significant overhaul. I wonder if like the ACA site, this is because the contracting business is dominated by people who know how to work the bid system rather than . . .
A Vending Machine For Lists Of Links
Pirates Run The Navy - The Navy is involved in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit over alleged software piracy. While no one is likely to walk the plank, it is a lesson in managing software in large organizations. Make sure agreements are signed and in place, before you do rollouts, or you can cost your company significantly more money.