A great read:
Why Open the Web?
Despite the connecting purpose of the Web, it is not entirely open to all of its users.
When used correctly, HTML documents can be displayed across platforms and devices.
However, many devices are excluded access to Web content.
#a11y is Code for “Love Your Neighbor”
From bbd16 http://bluebeanieday.tumblr.com
Nikita makes a lot of great points with examples
“I’ve been programming for 15 years now. Recently our industry’s lack of care for efficiency, simplicity, and excellence started really getting to me, to the point of me getting depressed by my own career and the IT in general.”
Ars Technica has a post about some recent news regarding over 7,500 unpatched routers:
“According to a report by Netlab 360’s Genshen Ye, more than 7,500 of them are actively being spied on by attackers, who are actively forwarding full captures of their network traffic to a number of remote servers.”
From earlier this year in May 2018:
You can use localrouter.net to find your local router’s web interface.
Before starting the firmware update on a router or modem (many ISPs control the firmware updates to modems) it is a good idea to back up the configuration settings incase things get reset etc. Firmware updates can also have bug fixes as well as security updates.
Easily Report Phishing and Malware
This is how you can strike back at criminals sending phishing spam – by getting their webpages on blacklists. Blocking their sites helps protect other people and helps researchers trying to stop this. Sites can be blocked within 15 minutes of your report, but you may not immediately see it.
Newer HDDs don’t make that much of a sound, this person might have placed a microphone near the HDD (or it could be an older HDD). A disk defrag can take from around 10 minutes to 3+ hours depending on how much disk fragmentation there is.
“A collection of NASA sounds from historic spaceflights and current missions. We have included both MP3 and M4R (iPhone) sound files to download”
A functional pinball machine made entirely from Lego bricks
Over 15,000 bricks and a Lego Mindstorms heart bring the game to life
It is worth the reading and then watching the video to see the pinball machine made entirely from Legos in action.
Watch in full screen & 1080p resolution
When Falcon Heavy lifts off in 2018, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. With the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb)—a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel–Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the cost. Falcon Heavy draws upon the proven heritage and reliability of Falcon 9.
Its first stage is composed of three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores whose 27 Merlin engines together generate more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft. Only the Saturn V moon rocket, last flown in 1973, delivered more payload to orbit. Falcon Heavy was designed from the outset to carry humans into space and restores the possibility of flying missions with crew to the Moon or Mars.
As of this blog post there is a live stream of Starman in space