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NASA Space Shuttle Discovery Flys over Washington DC (Photos)

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I took these from The Kennedy Center Rooftop.

Space Shuttle Discovery Flys over Washington DC

Space Shuttle Discovery Flys over Washington DC

Space Shuttle Discovery Flys over Washington DC

Space Shuttle Discovery Flys over Washington DC

Space Shuttle Discovery Flys over Washington DC

Space Shuttle Discovery Flys over Washington DC

Space Shuttle Discovery Flys over Washington DC

Space Shuttle Discovery Flys over Washington DC

Space Shuttle Discovery Flys over Washington DC

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High Res Photos from Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research (LASR) at the Navy Research Laboratory

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Here is a small sampling of high res photos from the Navy Research Laboratory's brand new Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research (LASR).

All Photos taken April 2, 2012.

Click on a photo to see high res version.


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Social media, the reshaping of communication and who controls how we talk to one another

The term Social Media refers to the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into an interactive dialogue. Andreas Kaplan and Michael Haenlein define social media as "a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, and that allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content." Social media are media for social interaction, as a superset beyond social communication. Enabled by ubiquitously accessible and scalable communication techniques, social media substantially change the way of communication between organizations, communities, as well as individuals.

-Wikipedia

WTF does that even mean? The term social media with this definition is truly focused on media - how we are communicated to and are suddenly empowered to communicate back to the powers which use the media.

Merry Christmas - How to save time by never registering for websites

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BugMeNot is a site dedicated to providing usernames and passwords for (m)any websites. It's a great way to avoid logging in. However, it's sometimes tedious to check every time whether there is a login available or not. I am not sure I really save that much time going to the website each time and trying to locate a working password. Luckily there is a solution!

BugMeNot Extensions for Firefox and Chrome!

Checkout Chrome Version in Action:

My personal opinion is that the firefox extension is better. You simply right click on a username field and say 'Login with BugMeNot' and voila! It also allows you to go back, try another account, choose an account and report success/failure rates.

Bonus Tip: Mailinator - disposable email accounts for things you want to register for once and don't ever want to be contacted by again.

Privacy Victories from the EFF

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I just received this from the EFF and it's wonderful news. Warrants required to search 3rd party email providers (gmail, hotmail). Today is a good day :)

Dear Kevin,

It's been a great week for electronic privacy and the 4th Amendment!

In a decision issued yesterday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the government must have a search warrant before it can seize and search emails stored by third party email service providers. Closely tracking arguments made by EFF in our amicus brief, the court found that email users have the same reasonable expectation of privacy in their stored email as they do in their phone calls and postal mail.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/12/breaking-news-eff-victory-appeals-...

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