15 year old AD against racism clearly explains how everyone can make a difference
Awesome NASA | Space Goddard clip about alien atmospheres and flickering starlight
Just to let you know …
Drone Wars: DHL wants to test package drone in Germany
Drones are hip these days. Just like Amazon and UPS, DHL is testing drones as a way to deliver packages. An internal announcement reveals that the “Paketkopter” will deliver packages to the DHL headquarters from 09.12. to 13.12.2013 in Bonn, heise.de reports.
Employees can choose from a list of nine common cold medicines. The drone will fly off in a pharmacy (distance: 2,7km) between 12am and 2pm and cross the Rhine in a straight line.
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A new perspective for moms. Yuor kids love you, so stop worryig and just be moms
The real drone war has just begun: what will happen ?
SkyJack - Hacking drones by Samy Kamkar
Nice one. The aerial robo-war above our heads has just begun. Respectively: Free amazon packages and drone [pizza, beer, kebab, burrito..] for the urban hacker youth in your neighborhood.
SkyJack is a drone engineered to autonomously seek out, hack, and wirelessly take over other drones within wifi distance, creating an army of zombie drones under your control.
Today Amazon announced they’re planning to use unmanned drones to deliver some packages to customers within five years. Cool! How fun would it be to take over drones, carrying Amazon packages…or take over any other drones, and make them my little zombie drones. Awesome.
Using a Parrot AR.Drone 2, a Raspberry Pi, a USB battery, an Alfa AWUS036H wireless transmitter, aircrack-ng, node-ar-drone, node.js, and my SkyJack software, I developed a drone that flies around, seeks the wireless signal of any other drone in the area, forcefully disconnects the wireless connection of the true owner of the target drone, then authenticates with the target drone pretending to be its owner, then feeds commands to it and all other possessed zombie drones at my will.
SkyJack also works when grounded as well, no drone is necessary on your end for it to work. You can simply run it from your own Linux machine/Raspberry Pi/laptop/etc and jack drones straight out of the sky.
// yeah, i know. this will not work on amazon’s drones. they will likely be autonomous using GPS. but hey, nice project.
As Jamais Cascio once said, when imaging new technologies. start with how it will be used for crime.
I loved “The Avengers”, did you ?
Bohemian Rhapsody: The Star Wars Edition
A fantastic Star Wars-themed parody of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody by the fine folks taking part of the University of Advancing Technology’s Digital Video Program.
Which shipping company is kindest to your packages? We mailed a bunch of sensors on an epic journey to find out
Nice idea, what about Italy?
I’m not sure i wanna hang anyone,
but still their privileges are making me sick.
Member of EU parliament Godfrey Bloom quotes Murray Rothbard, spits hot fire:
"Oh, well, Mr. President, I’m minded actually to quote the great American philosopher Murray Rothbard here that the state — the state is an institution of theft writ large. Tax is just about a system where politicians and bureaucrats steal money from their citizens to squander in the most disgraceful manner. This place is no exception. Fascinatingly, and I really don’t know how you manage to keep a straight face when you’re talking about tax evasion, the whole Commission and the Commission bureaucracy avoid their taxes. You don’t pay taxes like citizens pay taxes; you have all sorts of special deals. Composite tax rates, high tax thresholds, non-contribute pension schemes. You are the biggest tax avoiders in Europe, and here you sit pontificating. Well, the message is getting home to the people of the European Union. You’re going to find that euroskeptics are coming back in June in ever greater numbers — in ever greater numbers. And I can tell you worse, as the people get your number, it won’t be long before they storm this chamber and they hang you, and they’ll be right.”
Awesome Aningaaq by Jonas Cuaron