Friday, May 31, 2013

Tech Links: May 30, 2013



Entertainment


Jesus, The Original Pirate

Gadgets


Using brainwaves to create 3D objects? It’s not science fiction, it’s just science

More People Have Cell Phones Than Toilets, U.N. Study Shows

Sony and E Ink are Making a Digital Paper Notepad and it Looks Awesome
The Stupidity of Smart TV

Why The Apple TV Has Nothing To Fear From The Xbox One


News


Report: Kids Tend to Read Digital More Than Print

Udacity and Georgia Tech offer ‘massive online’ degree

Reading & Discussion


Are hacktivists heroes or hustlers?

A Framework For Copyright Reform

Is Bitcoin science fiction come to life?

How to Raise a Tech-Savvy Kid

Lifehacker has a great analysis of why Yahoo’s recent Flickr tweaking is a little but underhanded—paid users, who never had a storage limit in the first place, suddenly do, and there are ads now…

The Raynfall Agency posted a pretty good article on piracy; it includes the agency’s thoughts about what authors need to know, along with some practical tips for avoiding piracy of their works.

Resources & Utilities


A collection of patterns and modules for responsive designs.

Struggling to find the perfect word for your next sentence? Try the Power Thesaurus–a crowdsourced tool for finding the best synonym or antonym.

Turn An Old Computer Into A Do-Anything Home Server With FreeNAS 8

We’ve cured boredom and that’s not good

Security


Anatomy of a hack: How crackers ransack passwords like “qeadzcwrsfxv1331” Hackers get %90 of an MD5 password database using multiple analysis techniques including Markov chains, mask, combinator and hybrid attacks. These attacks combine dictionaries of previously-recovered passwords and passphrases with brute force and statistical analysis to expand the power of password cracking.

Technology


The audacious plan to end hunger with 3-D printed food - Quartz

Why Maker Faire may be Silicon Valley's most important export

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