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Re: Byte Size Pieces - Web Talk

Postby moongirl » Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:35 am

Time to take a leak...seriously! :wink:
Controversy, whistleblowers, journalists and activists; a combination for good reading
on the WikiLeaks site, which has been around for three years now.

WikiLeaks
" ... could become as important a journalistic tool
as the Freedom of Information Act.
— Time Magazine"

WikiLeaks is a multi-jurisdictional public service designed to protect whistleblowers, journalists and activists who have sensitive materials to communicate to the public. Since July 2007, we have worked across the globe to obtain, publish and defend such materials, and, also, to fight in the legal and political spheres for the broader principles on which our work is based: the integrity of our common historical record and the rights of all peoples to create new history.

We believe that transparency in government activities leads to reduced corruption, better government and stronger democracies. All governments can benefit from increased scrutiny by the world community, as well as their own people. We believe this scrutiny requires information. Historically that information has been costly - in terms of human life and human rights. But with technological advances - the internet, and cryptography - the risks of conveying important information can be lowered.

In its landmark ruling on the Pentagon Papers, the US Supreme Court ruled that "only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government." We agree.

We believe that it is not only the people of one country that keep their government honest, but also the people of other countries who are watching that government. That is why the time has come for an anonymous global avenue for disseminating documents the public should see...
http://wikileaks.org/
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Re: Byte Size Pieces - Web Talk

Postby moongirl » Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:46 am

Bamboozled! :wink:

Bamboo Keyboard and Mouse
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Features:

* 106 keys office keyboard
* Optical Scroll-wheel Mouse
* Keyboard and Mouse are made by bamboo
* Support Window 2000/XP/Vista and Linux
* Dimension: 395 x 155 x 20mm (approx.)(Keyboard)
* Dimension: 102 x 62 x 25mm (approx.)(Mouse)
* Weight: 842g (Keyboard)
* Weight: 87g (Mouse)
http://www.geekalerts.com/bamboo-keyboard-mouse/
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Re: Byte Size Pieces - Web Talk

Postby Rat » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:18 pm

I've seen these in the shops here. The top is bamboo wood, the bottom is plastic. The keys themselves don't feel the same as the surrounding frame... I'm not sure what they're made of.
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Re: Byte Size Pieces - Web Talk

Postby moongirl » Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:46 am

Steganography
This has been in the news in recent weeks, used by alleged Russian spies operating in the US.
Information Hiding: Steganography & Digital Watermarking
Steganography applications conceal information in other, seemingly innocent media. Steganographic results may masquerade as other file for data types, be concealed within various media, or even hidden in network traffic or disk space. We are only limited by our imagination in the many ways information and data can be exploited to conceal additional information.

Read the full article at:
http://www.jjtc.com/Steganography/
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Re: Byte Size Pieces - Web Talk

Postby moongirl » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:33 am

Crowdsourcing
Answers to anything & everything via the masses.


Crowdsourcing: A Definition

I like to use two definitions for crowdsourcing:

The White Paper Version: Crowdsourcing is the act of taking a job traditionally performed by a designated agent (usually an employee) and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people in the form of an open call.

The Soundbyte Version: The application of Open Source principles to fields outside of software.
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Re: Byte Size Pieces - Web Talk

Postby moongirl » Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:12 am

MUSE
Immediate thought, music. Or the Muses in Greek Mythology.
No! MUSE is HP's new design philosophy for its notebooks.

MUSE - Materials, Useability, Sensory & Experience
http://h30429.www3.hp.com/?fr_story=25f ... b9ba&rf=bm
http://tv.slashgear.com/hp-muse-materia ... ence-1056/
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Re: Byte Size Pieces - Web Talk

Postby moongirl » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:26 am

Cheat Sheets
There is a lot of information on this site.
All cheat sheets, round-ups, quick reference cards, quick reference guides and quick reference sheets in one page.
http://www.cheat-sheets.org/
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Re: Byte Size Pieces - Web Talk

Postby moongirl » Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:16 am

QR Code
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# A QR Code is a matrix code (or two-dimensional bar code) created by Japanese corporation Denso-Wave in 1994. The "QR" is derived from "Quick Response", as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_Code

# A two-dimensional bar code developed for use in Japan that permits the encoding of binary, Kanji, JIS, and alphanumeric information. ...
http://www.tasc.ie/bar_code_terminology.html

# This code was originally made by the japanese company Denso for the use in the car industries. By the now the QR-Code has advanced to the Asian standard code for mobile tagging. In Japan it is tagged 50 million times daily.
http://mobile-tagging.blogspot.com/2007 ... ssary.html
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Re: Byte Size Pieces - Web Talk

Postby moongirl » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:48 pm

The Creepy Line
Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, has described his company’s policy: “Google policy is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it.”
Schmidt was talking to The Atlantic about the possibility of a Google implant – a chip under your skin that would track you and provide easy web access. That, Schmidt said, was probably over ‘the creepy line’.
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/technology ... eepy-line/
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Re: Byte Size Pieces - Web Talk

Postby moongirl » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:06 am

Chip'n'skin Technology
It's all about crossing that 'Creepy Line" seen in the quote.


moongirl wrote:The Creepy Line
Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, has described his company’s policy: “Google policy is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it.”
Schmidt was talking to The Atlantic about the possibility of a Google implant – a chip under your skin that would track you and provide easy web access. That, Schmidt said, was probably over ‘the creepy line’.
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Re: Byte Size Pieces - Web Talk

Postby moongirl » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:36 am

Geek - Computer expert
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Seek - Computer expert from the Sub Continent
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Re: Byte Size Pieces - Web Talk

Postby moongirl » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:22 am

The Great Outdoors - Staying Connected
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A member of Japanese electronics venture TES NewEnergy unveils a pot that can charge mobile phones while boiling water for use in earthquake and other emergency situations, at a demonstration in Tsukuba City in Ibaraki prefecture on June 9. The Hatsuden-Nabe thermo-electric cookpot turns heat from boiling water into electricity that feeds via a USB port into digital devices such as smartphones.
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Re: Byte Size Pieces - Web Talk

Postby moongirl » Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:07 am

Why did the computer cross the road?
To get a byte to eat! :wink:
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Re: Byte Size Pieces - Web Talk

Postby Rat » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:39 am

moongirl wrote:Why did the computer cross the road?
To get a byte to eat! :wink:

A bit weak. ;)
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Re: Byte Size Pieces - Web Talk

Postby moongirl » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:30 am

:lol: Ok what about...

What is a computer virus?
A terminal illness! :)
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