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Zilpha Keatley Snyder dies at 87; wrote fantastical children's books
I remember Zilpha Keatley Snyder from the "Below The Root" video game I played on my Tandy 1000SX in the mid 80's. I stole her book "Below the Root" from Soehl and still have it to this day. I actually just read the first chapter while I was foam rolling.
obituaries  news  2014  retro-nostalgia-modern 
march 2018 by daguti
'The Interview' to stream on Google, YouTube, Xbox starting today
paradigm-shifts-new-or-emerging-things = Is this the first time a movie's been released in an alternate manner? Or at least the first time released in an alternate manner due to attempted censorship by a nation-state?
news  2014  movies-related-to  sony  paradigm-shifts  paradigm-shifts-new-or-emerging-things  countries-north-korea 
december 2014 by daguti
SAUDI OIL MINISTER: I Don't Care If Prices Crash To $20 — We're Not Budging : worldnews
long-term-thinking, counterintuitive = Comments all seem to agree that although on the surface, it seems they are hurting themselves, they are doing it to drive US shale oil boom out of business, because prices have to be at $80/barrel for shale oil to be profitable. So this is a long term play to drive competitors out of the market.
energy  energy-oil  energy-gasoline  counterintuitive  news  2014  long-term-thinking  business  strategy  countries-saudi-arabia 
december 2014 by daguti
James Franco, Seth Rogen cancel media appearances amid threats
world-records = First time a film's been shut down due to terroristic threats from a nation-state?
movies-related-to  news  2014  censorship  world-records  sony  countries-north-korea 
december 2014 by daguti
Congress OKs ‘unprecedented’ codification of warrantless surveillance | Naked Security
What the fucking fuck? "A lot of members were not even aware that this new provision had been inserted last-minute. Had we been given an additional day, we may have stopped it." --- You mean shit gets passed just because time runs out on a clock? WTF is wrong with the system?
privacy  big-brother  news  2014 
december 2014 by daguti
North Korea's Cyber Skills Get Attention Amid Sony Hacking Mystery : All Tech Considered : NPR
I don't think I've ever heard of a sovereign state getting involved in a tiff with a private company in another country before. .................... "Curiously, one upcoming film the hackers didn't release to the public is The Interview — the movie about assassinating Kim Jong Un."
sony  hacks  news  2014  countries-north-korea 
december 2014 by daguti
Sony hack is potentially the worst in history. 100 TB stolen, including unreleased movies & scripts, medical records, 3800 SSNs, etc. : technology
passwords = Another story stated that part of the hack was possible because employees used such poor passwords.
hacks  news  2014  sony  passwords 
december 2014 by daguti
Google's New CAPTCHA Is Easier For Proving Your Humanity
Interesting, I never knew this: "We’ve known CAPTCHAs for years for their awful distorted text that’s hard to read and get right a lot of the time. Google set out to fix that a year and a half ago, when it discovered that it could teach computers how to beat the traditional CAPTCHA with 99.8 percent accuracy and realized that if it could do that, so could others."
captcha  new-features  google  news  2014  history-computer 
december 2014 by daguti
Police shut down mysterious 'Oath Keepers' guarding rooftops in downtown Ferguson : News
frameworks = The framework for this organization is something to look at for Able Man. Although the organizations have nearly nothing in common, it's interesting that this guy was able to start a movement of like-minded people.
police  government  news  2014  frameworks 
november 2014 by daguti
Facebook is now accessible through the Deep Web
video, explanation-simplification = See the video at the bottom (which I think I've bookmarked in the past anyway...)
facebook  new-features  startups-going-above-and-beyond  news  2014  security-computer  hiddeninfo  explanation-simplification  video 
october 2014 by daguti
▶ PPE: Biological Level C - Doffing - YouTube
How to get out of a cleansuit. .............................................. africa = Ground zero for the outbreak.
video  news  2014  hygiene  cleaning  disease-prevention  disease-epidemic-or-outbreak  medicine-doctors-or-hospitals  survival-urban  countries-africa 
october 2014 by daguti
Islamic State Defector: 'If You Turn Against ISIS, They Will Kill You' : Parallels : NPR
brainwashing, crime-gangs = ""They are focusing on the young guys and the kids," he says. The militants target the young for indoctrination, breaking down traditional authority structures: the alliance to the family and to the tribe. "They can change their minds. [The young become] ready to leave their parents and fight with ISIS," to the death, he adds."
terrorism  syria  news  2014  crime-gangs  brainwashing  countries-iraq 
september 2014 by daguti
A group of disillusioned British jihadists who wanted to return home after fighting for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have been taken prisoner by their militant commanders : worldnews
"Until now, IS is thought to have operated an open door policy which has allowed around 250 Britons to return but the start of US air attacks has made militant commanders paranoid that spies could direct attacks. It means that the formerly welcoming atmosphere for Western militants has now changed to suspicion as the terrorist group begins to turn on its own fighters, according to one security source."
terrorism  syria  news  2014  countries-iraq 
september 2014 by daguti
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