Month: February 2015

  • The Great SIM Heist

    In 2010, GCHQ and the NSA hacked a company responsible for producing a huge number of mobile SIMs¬†and stole all the security keys: With these stolen encryption keys, intelligence agencies can monitor mobile communications without seeking or receiving approval from telecom companies and foreign governments. Possessing the keys also sidesteps the need to get a […]

  • A.I. is coming

    Google (where else) develops computer program capable of learning tasks independently, is training it on computer games from the 80s (so far). I’m… really not sure that’s a great idea to start A.I. learning the most efficient methods to get high scores on games that will often involve killing… (nobody say Skynet!)

  • Space Probes

    How far are the space probes we’ve sent out? Here’s a gorgeous quick reference:¬†

  • Birds In Flight

    Utterly gorgeous photos of birds captured perfectly in flight

  • How Jackie Chan Does Action Comedy

    Every Frame a Painting examines Jackie Chan’s Action Comedy direction and why it’s so successful: See also How Edgar Wright Does Visual Comedy – almost a study in Simon Pegg, but also why there needs to be way more Wright films.