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Welcome to The Matrix :-)
NASA Quarks and leptons, the building blocks of matter, are staggeringly small—less than an attometer (a billionth of a billionth of a meter) in diameter. But zoom in closer—a billion times more—past zeptometers and yoctometers, to where the units run out of names. Then keep going, a hundred million times smaller still, and you finally…
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Get out the tissues indeed! Run around, baby goat! :-)
Get out the tissues. This heartwarming story about Frostie the goat kid taking his first wobbly steps in a tiny rig is bound to make you tear up.
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If this is true, then no one is safe. I mean, using high-frequency sounds to send data? Totally ingenious, of the evil genius kind!
 
More on my ongoing chase of #badBIOS malware. It's been difficult to confirm this as I'm down to a precious few reference systems that are clean. I lost another one yesterday confirming that's simply plugging in a USB device from an infected system into a clean one is sufficient to infect. This was on a BSD system, so this is definitely not a Windows issue.- and it's a low level issue, I didn't even mount the volume and it was infected. Could this be an overflow in the way bios ids the drive?

Infected systems seem to reprogram the flash controllers on USB sticks (and cd drives, more on that later) to attack the system (bios?). There are only like ten different kinds of flash controllers used in all the different brands of memory sticks and all of them are reprogrammable, so writing a generic attack is totally feasible. Coincidentally the only sites I've found with flash controller reset software, are .ru sites, and seem to 404 on infected systems.

The tell is still that #badBIOS systems refuse to boot CDs (this is across all oses, including my Macs) there are other more esoteric problems with partition tables and devices on infected systems. Also USB cd drives are affected, I've bricked a few plugging and unplugging them too fast (presumably as they were being reflashed) on infected systems. Unsafely ejecting USB memory sticks has also bricked them a few times on #badBIOS systems for clean systems, though mysteriously they are "fixed" and reset by just simply replugging them into an infected system. Extracting data from infected systems is VERY tricky. Yesterday I watched as the malware modified some files on a cd I was burning to extract data from an infected system, don't know what it was yet, I have to set up a system to analyze that stuff.

On windows my current suspicion is that they use font files to get up to some nastiness, I found 246 extra ttf and 150 fon files on a cleanly installed windows 8 system, and three stand out, meiryo, meiryob, and malgunnb, that are 8mb, instead of the 7 and 4mb sizes one would expect. Unfortunately ttf files are executable and windows "previews" them... These same files are locked by trusted installer and inaccessible to users and administrators on infected systems, and here comes the wierd part, they mysteriously disappeared from the cd I tried to burn on a completely new system (a laptop that hadn't been used in a few years) that my friend brought over which had just been freshly installed with win 8.1 from msdn, with the install media checksum verified on another system.

I'm still analyzing, but I'm certain we'll ALL have a large problem here. I have more data and info I can share with folks that are interested.
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It loaded on my Nexus 4 too
 
This is pretty amazing stuff. Running a Mac in a browser. You can also run a DOS box with Wolfenstein, a Windows 3.0 PC (slowly) or an Atari ST.

http://jamesfriend.com.au/pce-js/
This works on my Chromebook too.
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You can split bills, or split hairs trying to split bills - your choice!

"Google wants to patent splitting the restaurant bill" http://feedly.com/k/18HxQ0D
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"Samsung shrieks: Captain Kirk, Fred Flintstone talked to watches" http://feedly.com/k/1adtP3f
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Quick, easy and cheap way to call friends / family who live in other countries. The best feature for me is that the credit you add doesn't expire. Ever.
I’m using a really cool new service called Rebtel for my international calls. I'd recommend you try it.
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The nanoscopic world is proving to be very interesting indeed
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Why do dogs do the doggie paddle? 
Researchers have connected canine swimming patterns to early aquatic mammals.
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Appropriately titled article - Intel to now make 64-bit processors based on ARM design
Intel will make quad-core chips for a customer that uses technology from rival chip designer ARM. Read this article by Brooke Crothers on CNET News.
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Finally, the Nexus 5 is out. And the low price bonanza continues!
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Would you believe it?
 
 Skyscraper Literally Melts A Car In England

Wouldn’t you have hated it if you parked your car next to a gleaming skyscraper only to find hours later that the same skyscraper had melted your car by converging the sunlight? That is what happened to one unfortunate Jaguar Owner,
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