Men walk past a pre-election poster with a portrait of a candidate from the Internet party of Ukraine, Stepan Chewbacca, in the centre of Kiev October 21, 2014. (more…)
Daniel Bernstein, the defendant in the landmark lawsuit that legalized cryptography (over howls of protest from the NSA) engages in a thought-experiment about how the NSA might be secretly undermining crypto through sabotage projects like BULLRUN/EDGEHILL.
Making sure crypto stays insecure [PDF/Daniel J Bernstein]
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For years, airlines have provided complimentary seatback copies of the SkyMall catalog for passengers who don't know what to do with their used chewing gum.Read the rest
Autonomous sensory meridian response is a weird superpower/idiosyncrasy that makes you really (really!) enjoy soft noises and other gentle stimulus; in a guest cartoon on the awesomely dirty Oh Joy Sex Toy, Grace Allison offers some practical tips for exploring the erotic side of ASMR. Read the rest
Rob Cockerham says: "I finished my halloween costume, it is Downton Abbey. The abbey itself."
My punk coming of age happened in the early 1980s, and by then the music had morphed into hardcore, with its shaved heads, flannel shirts tied around waists, and a sometimes disheartening snot-nosed machismo. Read the rest
On the latest episode of the Cool Tools Show, Lifehacker founder and ThinkUp co-founder, Gina Trapani introduces us to a few web based apps that offer elegant design and features well worth their minuscule prices.Read the rest
McDonald's earnings are down 30%. The company has bet everything on its Monopoly promotion. Or maybe McRib will help.
A mother in Fort Myers, Florida is leading a petition against Toys R Us selling Breaking Bad action figures, to which Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston responded perfectly: Read the rest