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07 Sep 20:15

Steve Wozniak "Steve Jobs Played No Role In My Designs For the Apple I & II"

by samzenpus

No shit.

mikejuk writes: In a recent interview with very lucky 14-year old Sarina Khemchandani for her website, ReachAStudent, Steve Wozniak was more than precise about the role of Steve Jobs. "Steve Jobs played no role at all in any of my designs of the Apple I and Apple II computer and printer interfaces and serial interfaces and floppy disks and stuff that I made to enhance the computers. He did not know technology. He'd never designed anything as a hardware engineer, and he didn't know software. He wanted to be important, and the important people are always the business people. So that's what he wanted to do. The Apple II computer, by the way, was the only successful product Apple had for its first 10 years, and it was all done, for my own reasons for myself, before Steve Jobs even knew it existed." He also says a lot of interesting things in the three ten minute videos about life, electronics and education.

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27 Jul 18:35

Google Is Dropping Its Google+ Requirement Across All Products Including YouTube

by samzenpus

o Failure

An anonymous reader writes: After years of plugging Google+ into all of its services, today Google announced that your Google+ profile will no longer be your identity in all its products. The company says it will take a few months for all the changes to happen, but the first product to be uncoupled will be YouTube. Bradley Horowitz, Google's vice president of streams, photos, and sharing, says the changes are a response to user feedback: "We've also heard that it doesn't make sense for your Google+ profile to be your identity in all the other Google products you use."

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24 Jul 20:49

A Nest Of Vipers, The Fifth Episode Of TellTale's Game Of Thrones, Is Now Available

by Bertel King, Jr.

o ...and it sucks.


The fifth installment in TellTale's Game of Thrones adventure game adaptation has arrived. If you've been playing through each episode as they're released, now is the time for you to jump back into the game. As for those of you who are contemplating joining in for the first time, know that you have more content to play through all at once than those who started before you.


When you download Game of Thrones from the Play Store, it comes with the first episode included.

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20 Jul 11:40

Police truncheon texts the officer’s mother when it is...


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Police truncheon texts the officer’s mother when it is used

Russian artist Dmitry Morozov has designed a prototype truncheon that sends a text message to the police officer’s mother every time it is used, in an attempt to prevent police brutality.

The Antenna baton is equipped with a network-connected module that sends the words “Mom, I hit a man” as an SMS message to the police officer’s mother whenever it is used.

20 Jul 16:20

Great Job, Internet!: This supercut of bad special effects is a reminder of how far we’ve come

by Caroline Siede

o Os anos 90 foram lindos.

The strange truth about CGI special effects is that they always look bad and they’re always getting better. Because while the dinos in Jurassic World or the car crashes in Terminator: Genisys are recognizably unreal, they’re miles ahead of the footage showcased in this supercut of bad special effects. And it’s not just B-movies like Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus that look ridiculous, big blockbusters from a decade or two ago like Air Force One, Peter Jackson’s King Kong, and Die Another Day feature the kind of special effects you’d now expect to see on any halfway decent YouTube channel. So while we’re rightfully complaining about the fake quality of our contemporary CGI, let’s also take a moment to acknowledge just how far we’ve come.

15 Jul 23:36

RT @johannicks: sras e srs aqui temos o ápice dos comentários

by Pai Osias

Os caras só tem um tema. haha

Author: Pai Osias
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RT @johannicks: sras e srs aqui temos o ápice dos comentários
03 Jul 19:30

Here’s What Batman Would Look Like as a Viking, Iron Man, and More!

by Stubby the Rocket


The LEGO Batman Movie will reportedly acknowledge every era of the Caped Crusader on-screen—but before we take that stroll down memory lane in 2017, let’s turn our eyes to the Batmen that could have existed. 3D character artist Caleb Nefzen dreamed up what Batman would look like as a fearsome Viking warrior (above); on deviantART, DenisM79 reimagines the Dark Knight as a greaser punk; and even more artists have envisioned Batman in every era.


Meet Rockabilly Batman, with bonus hot rod Batmobile! (by DenisM79):




Batman of the Ottoman Empire (by Eren Arik):



The Iron Bat (by Boss Logic):


Underworld Batman (by fear-sAs):




Check out more illustrations, including Revolutionary Batman (what’s up with that sword?), Steampunk Batman, and Nuclear War Batman.

This article was originally published December 8, 2014.

26 Feb 10:00

JSONx is an IBM standard format to represent JSON as XML

by sharhalakis

o Melhor gif.

by keiran_s

26 Jun 18:40

Usuários mais assíduos do Facebook devem ter notado ontem um comportamento muito estranho na maior rede social do mundo. Na aba de notificações, em vez do tradicional botão "Marcar todas como lidas", muita gente viu mensagens no mínimo estranhas como "sai feminazi,...


o Impressionante como as circunstâncias forçam as empresas grandes a engessarem os processos.

Usuários mais assíduos do Facebook devem ter notado ontem um comportamento muito estranho na maior rede social do mundo. Na aba de notificações, em vez do tradicional botão "Marcar todas como lidas", muita gente viu mensagens no mínimo estranhas como "sai feminazi,...
26 Jun 06:39

Man learns never to mess with disabled parking in Brazil (VIDEO)

by RT
A video has gone viral of one inconsiderate driver being taught a lesson in Brazil. The man parked in a disabled zone only to return to find his vehicle covered with blue and white post-it notes. His car resembled a giant international disabled sign.
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14 May 13:04

The US government wants to speed up deployment of vehicle-to-vehicle communication

by Chris Ziegler

o Tô cansado de ter minhas idéias copiadas, gente.

Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication is one of the next big sea changes to hit the auto industry — within a few years, every new car on the road will be wirelessly talking with every other new car on the road, delivering position and speed information that can help prevent accidents. NHTSA had already committed to delivering a set of proposed rules for V2V by next year, but USDOT secretary Anthony Foxx doesn't think that's fast enough: he's asked the agency to "accelerate the timetable" in comments made this week. Additionally, he says that he's gearing up for "rapid testing" in concert with the FCC to make sure that there are no radio interference issues with V2V systems. (Various industry groups have been concerned that efforts to e...

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15 May 15:48

Biologists Create Self-Healing Concrete

by Soulskill

o Evidentemente essa matéria não precisa ser lida além do título.

Mr.Intel writes: A team of microbiologists from the Delft University of Technology claims to have invented "bioconcrete" — concrete that heals cracks and breaks using bacteria. The goal was to find a type of bacteria that could live inside concrete and also produce small amount of limestone that could re-seal cracks. This is a difficult prospect because concrete is quite dry and strongly alkaline. The bacteria needed to be able to stay alive for years in those conditions before being activated by water. The bacteria also need a food source — simply adding sugar to concrete will make it weak. The scientists used calcium lactate instead, adding biodegradable capsules of it to the concrete mix. "When cracks eventually begin to form in the concrete, water enters and open the capsules. The bacteria then germinate, multiply and feed on the lactate, and in doing so they combine the calcium with carbonate ions to form calcite, or limestone, which closes up the cracks."

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15 May 20:04

The Solution To Argentina's Banking Problems Is Go Cashless

by Soulskill

o Olha só que curioso esse mundo.

dkatana writes: There is no way back for Argentinian people to trust their own currency. Several governments have used the "Peso/Dollar" exchange to dig into people's savings, reward their friends and limit the freedom of citizens to use other currencies. Short of Dollarizing the economy again, the only solution for the country is going cashless. People are desperate, and they're looking for alternatives such as mobile payments, Amazon gift cards and Bitcoin to store their savings away from government control. A digital currency could help curb black market exchanges, fight corruption and restore the country's image.

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15 May 20:43

'OK, Google' Everywhere Is Broken On The Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge, And Nobody Seems To Know Why

by David Ruddock


Have a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge? Great! Want to use OK Google's hotword functionality from anywhere but the Google app or the Google Now launcher? Not great!

You see, for the past month or so since the S6 launched, there's been a slight issue with OK Google Everywhere on the Galaxy S6. Specifically, it just stops working completely. All the options except "From the Google app" disappear, voice model training goes away, and you can only use the 'OK, Google' hotword from the Google app or the Google Now Launcher (which is, essentially, the Google app).

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30 Apr 20:07

The center of our galaxy might be full of dying vampire stars

by Sean O'Kane

[/f] Como eu sempre supus

A special space telescope has helped scientists gain a much better grasp on what's happening at the crowded center of our galaxy, according to findings published in Nature yesterday.

Earth is stuck near the edge of the Milky Way, tucked in a quiet spot just off of one of the galaxy's spiral arms. The center of our galaxy, on the other hand, is an extremely busy place. If we're in the suburbs, the galactic center is Times Square; it's packed full of stars that are dead or dying, giant gas clouds, and of course, one supermassive black hole. And while astronomers learn a lot about our galaxy by looking at its cosmic doppelgängers, there's still much to be gained by studying the busiest parts of our own.

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17 Apr 10:10

‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ trailer leaks

by Prasad
Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is one of the most anticipated superhero movies (or just movies) right now. For the first time, we will be seeing Batman and Superman duke it out in live action on the big screen.
17 Apr 11:10

France wants to fight terrorism by spying on everyone

by Amar Toor

French lawmakers have spent the past four days debating a controversial anti-terrorism bill that, if passed, would dramatically expand the government's surveillance powers. The law's backers describe it as a necessary measure to thwart terrorist attacks, and it has strong support on both sides of the aisle. But the bill has drawn sharp criticism from French internet companies over fears that it could harm business, and from privacy advocates who say it would severely curtail civil liberties.

The proposed law, introduced in Parliament on Monday, would allow the government to monitor emails and phone calls of suspected terrorists and their contacts, without seeking authorization from a judge. Telecommunications and internet companies...

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18 Apr 00:00

How The Facebook Bubble Is Driving Online Startups Into The Arms Of Offline Advertising

by Morgan Hermand-Waiche

[f] "...our eight-figure annual marketing budget elsewhere..." Levando em consideração os decimais, vírgulas e pontos de separação de milhar?

bubble-popping Facebook advertising played a big part in my startup’s rapid growth. So big in fact that in our first two years of operations, all other online advertising platforms combined did not provide as big a growth contribution to the business as Facebook singlehandedly did. And yet, over the past nine months, I’ve been making every effort possible to divert our 8-figure annual… Read More
13 Apr 18:15

RT @diogobatalha: Tiririca. Soletre para mim o alfabeto.

by Pai Osias


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02 Apr 22:40

I made an NES emulator - here's what I learned

by (Thom Holwerda)
I recently created my own NES emulator. I did it mostly for fun and to learn about how the NES worked. I learned some interesting things, so I wrote this article to share. There is a lot of documentation already out there, so this is just meant to highlight some interesting tidbits. Quite interesting.
25 Mar 17:25

O retorno do Largato de Pinto! - Melhores do Mundo

by Hell

Pois é, nerdaiada maldita… .depois de vários anos a Marvel trouxe de volta às suias capas o terrível Largato de Pinto!!! (só leitores velhacos lembrarão dele)

Com a nova-nova-nova iniciativa de remodelar personagens, grupos e trazer novas equipes criativas, a Marvel revelou mais dois personagens da capa misteriosa dos Vingadores que será distribuído no Free Comic Book Day lá na gringa, e juntando-se à Thor e Miss Marvel, temos agora o Visão e o Nova:


Sobre os heróis que faltam, a galera na gringa tá apostando que o cara de asas seja o Capitão Falcão, o cara voador ao lado dele seja o Homem de Ferro Superior e no centro da capa teríamos a grande novidade, com Miles Morales fazendo parte da equipe principal dos Vingadores após a quizumba toda de Secret Wars passar.


O que eu acho? Caras, obóvio que os 3 personagens que faltam na verdade são só dois, o Largato de pinto clássico e o Largato de Pinto Voador!!!


Agora, me diz uma coisa Marvel, pra que diabos ficar com essas pataquadas de ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT, ALL-MY-CACETE-ALADO pra dizer a mesma coisa de sempre de que “agora é tudo novo”, “de um jeito que vocês nunca viram”, “mudanças radicais e profundas”… ah, numa boa:

21 Feb 22:30

Scan Reveals This Buddha Statue Has A Mummy Inside

by Cheryl Eddy

[f] Beleza. Tão mandando bem no auto-controle esses budistas.

This is no ordinary Buddha statue. As the CT scan at the right clearly shows, there's a mummy concealed inside!


19 Feb 20:20

Lenovo's security breakdown shows the danger of invisible systems

by Russell Brandom

[f] Tava dando risada quando percebi que meu note é lenovo.

Lenovo is having a very bad day. Last night, the company was called out for implanting adware that cut through user security. This morning, researchers uncovered a crucial password in the system, exposing Lenovo users to all manner of malicious attack. It's a major, embarrassing security failure — but unlike breaches like Heartbleed or Shellshock, Superfish isn't a flaw in a protocol or a programming mistake. It's a deliberate program, deliberately installed on Lenovo computers with corporate permission but without user consent.

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07 Feb 23:46

{youtube::UQxNw1GbKDk } Se você acha que os problemas do mundo devem ser resolvidos com amor e não com guerra e que os First Person Shots da atualidade são muito violentos, um game lançado esta semana vai te agradar: First Person Lover, da Isbit Games.  O jogo é um F...


[f] Melhor marketing impossível.

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31 Jan 16:10

The Pirate Bay comes back online seven weeks after police raid

by Dante D'Orazio

[f] Talvez alguém não tenha ficado sabendo.

A phoenix has replaced the iconic pirate ship atop The Pirate Bay today, celebrating the site's rise from the ashes. The torrent site's servers were raided by Swedish police forces over seven weeks ago, and has been offline ever since. But today, The Pirate Bay lives once more.

At the time of the police raid in the greater Stockholm area last month, it wasn't clear whether The Pirate Bay would ever return. The site and its founders have been relentlessly persecuted by authorities, with many of its original creators either behind bars or separated from the torrent site.

But The Pirate Bay has proven to be incredibly resilient. While it isn't clear how the site has come back online this time, it is known that the site runs off of "...

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27 Jan 02:57



[f] Bwahaha.

12 Jan 16:30

Here's A Photo Of Something That Can't Be Photographed

by Esther Inglis-Arkell

[f] O mais bacana disso é que o grupo de cientistas que fez isso foi liderado por uma brasileira S2

Here's A Photo Of Something That Can't Be Photographed

This seems like a normal, if blurry photograph of an object — a regular old cat stencil. The catch is, however, that the photons that hit the camera lens couldn't and didn't interact with the stencil in any way. So why can you see it?


05 Jan 19:38

The Internet Archive Adds Nearly 2,400 MS-DOS Video Games for Browser-Based Play

by Rollin Bishop

[f] A coisa mais linda de meu deus

Software Library

The Internet Archive has added nearly 2,400–currently 2,388 to be exact–MS-DOS video games to their Software Library for browser-based play. The Software Library also includes a slightly larger collection of general MS-DOS programs. We previously wrote about the addition of a Console Living Room which featured a large collection of vintage console video games playable in a browser.

Jason Scott, the man behind the lion’s share of work on these projects, has written up a lengthy post about the whole ordeal and what’s coming next.

First, I really worked hard to have only fully-functioning programs up, or at least, programs that gave viable, useful feedback. Some of them will still fall over and die, and many of them might be weird to play in a browser window, and of course you can’t really save things off for later, and that will limit things too. But on the whole, you will experience some analogue of the MS-DOS program, in your browser, instantly.

Internet Archive MS-DOS Game

images via Internet Archive

via Jason Scott

03 Jan 19:11

Netflix Cracks Down on VPN and Proxy “Pirates”

by Ernesto

netflix-logoDue to complicated licensing agreements Netflix is only available in a few dozen countries, all of which have a different content library.

Some people bypass these content and access restrictions by using VPNs or other circumvention tools that change their geographical location. This makes it easy for people all around the world to pay for access to the U.S. version of Netflix, for example.

The movie studios are not happy with these deviant subscribers as it hurts their licensing agreements. Previously entertainment industry sources in Australia complained bitterly that tens of thousands of Netflix “VPN-pirates” were hurting their business.

Over the past weeks Netflix has started to take action against people who use certain circumvention tools. The Android application started to force Google DNS which now makes it harder to use DNS based location unblockers, and several VPN IP-ranges were targeted as well.

Thus far the actions are limited in scope, so not all VPN users may experience problems just yet. However, TorGuard is one of the VPN providers which noticed a surge in access problems by its users, starting mid-December.

“This is a brand new development. A few weeks ago we received the first report from a handful of clients that Netflix blocked access due to VPN or proxy usage. This is the very first time I’ve ever heard Netflix displaying this type of error message to a VPN user,” TorGuard’s Ben Van der Pelt tells us.

In TorGuard’s case the users were able to quickly gain access again by logging into another U.S. location. It further appears that some of the blocking efforts were temporary, probably as a test for a full-scale rollout at a later date.

“I have a sneaking suspicion that Netflix may be testing these new IP blocking methods temporarily in certain markets. At this time the blocks do not seem aggressive and may only be targeted at IP ranges that exceed too many simultaneous logins.”

Netflix is reportedly testing a variety of blocking methods. From querying the user’s time zone through the web browser or mobile device GPS and comparing it to the timezone of their IP-address, to forcing Google’s DNS services in the Android app.

TorGuard told us that if Netflix continues with a strict ban policy, they will provide an easy solution to bypass the blocks. Other services, such as Unblock-us are also suggesting workarounds to their customers.

Netflix’ efforts to block geoblocking circumvention tools doesn’t come as a surprise. TF has seen a draft of the content protection agreement Sony Pictures prepared for Netflix earlier this year. This agreement specifically requires Netflix to verify that registered users are indeed residing in the proper locations.

Among other things Netflix must “use such geolocation bypass detection technology to detect known web proxies, DNS based proxies, anonymizing services and VPNs which have been created for the primary intent of bypassing geo-restrictions.”


Blocking VPN and proxy “pirates” has become a priority for the movie studios as streaming services have failed to introduce proper countermeasures. Early 2014 the movie studio looked into the accessibility of various services through popular circumvention tools, including TorGuard, to find out that most are not blocked.

In a follow-up during the summer of 2014 Sony Pictures conducted research to identify the IP-ranges of various VPNs and proxies. These results were shared with Netflix and other streaming services so they could take action and expand their blocklists where needed.


Based on the above it’s safe to conclude that Netflix will continue to roll out more aggressive blocking tools during the months to come. As with all blocks, this may also affect some people who use VPNs for privacy and security reasons. Whether Netflix will factor this in has yet to be seen.

TF contacted Netflix for a comment on the findings and its future plans, but a few days have passed and we have yet to receive a response from the company.

Netflix is not the only streaming service that’s targeting VPN and proxy users. A few months ago Hulu implemented similar restrictions. This made the site unusable for location “pirates,” but also U.S. based paying customers who used a VPN for privacy reasons.

Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and anonymous VPN services.

31 Dec 13:45

I played Grand Theft Auto V on my phone

by Andrew Webster

[f] O máximo que eu consegui jogar no meu telefone até agora foi GTA IV e já tava me sentindo o máximo.

I've spent much of the past few days replaying my favorite games from 2014. I slowly crept through the dark hallways of Sevastopol Station in Alien: Isolation, holding my breath while a xenomorph stalked me through the vents. I whizzed through the whimsical world of Hohokum, nodding along to my favorite Tycho songs. And I engaged in all manner of criminal activity in the new and improved Grand Theft Auto V. It was a great reminder of just how many awesome games came out this year.

The crazy part? I played all of them on a smartphone.

Ever since the PS3, Sony has tantalized Playstation owners with the idea of Remote Play, which lets you stream console games to a mobile device so you can take games with you throughout the house. It was a...

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