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Mike Stay
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A collection of wonderful hacks for demoralizing reverse-engineers. (Of course, the answer to disassembling the movs is to write something that pattern-matches on the output code and produces normal assembly, but it's still very fun.)
 
MOV is Turing-complete and demoralizing reverse engineers.
The most entertaining DEFCON presentation I've seen, ever.
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+Mike Stay​ Wtf was that... 😲 lolzz seen it for the first time 
Edit I did read the paper but it doesn't have the full set of conversions of mov but some examples 
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Our garden today
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Beautiful
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The drops of glue in a spider web also act like those spring-loaded leash-retractor things and keep the strands taut. Some scientists have duplicated the effect and you can watch it in the video.
Why doesn't a spider's web sag in the wind or catapult flies back out like a trampoline? The answer, according to new research by an international team of scientists, lies in the physics behind a 'hybrid' material produced by spiders for their webs.
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Was walking down the street and found a check stuffed into the hole in the center of a patio table in front of a restaurant.  I looked at it and saw that it was for $13,000 and that the company that issued it was on the way to where I was headed.  The guy at the company was very grateful.
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I'd be interested in the story of how the check got there.  There are NO checks left in Europe: everyone does bank transfers.  Rnady does them for any senior missionaries without a bank account
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Found a dead crow, so we brought the head home, boiled it for a few hours, cleaned it, then soaked it in bleach for a few hours. This may become part of a pinewood derby car.
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+Joe Gibbs Politz Exactly!
+Jason Holt I doubt this one would be of much use to them in the way of testing: the bird has been dead for at least a month; insects had cleaned the entire carcass except for feathers and some cartilage.
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Kenneth Snelson was a student of R. Buckminster Fuller and is the father of Tensegrity, the art of discontinuous compression structures (Fuller famously generalized the principles and created a mathematical language around them. Geodesic Domes are related in many ways to Tensegrities conceptually and mathematically.) Metal poles appear to float in the air, connected to  tension-compression network of cabling and other similarly floating poles... So, the site is worthy enough, but to make it even better, Herr Snelson is offering a free, beatiful ebook! Get it here:
http://kennethsnelson.net/KennethSnelson_Art_And_Ideas.pdf
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Chrome just disabled all the user scripts I've written to make my browsing pleasant, including the one that makes G+ bearable, and I can't reenable them unless I pay a fee to upload them to the Chrome Store. Boo!
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Yeah, I've switched to Chromium, but it doesn't have Chrome's in-house flash implementation or the convenient self updating. sigh
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Help fund the development of DRACOs, a broad-spectrum antiviral that has cured every viral disease they've tried it on.

Viruses are the cause of diseases like the common cold, chicken pox, small pox, herpes, dengue, and AIDS. We have drugs to kill cells, called antibiotics, but few options to kill viruses.

Viruses are much different from cells. Cells eat and reproduce on their own, so they have lots of machinery for digesting their food and building new cells. Viruses are just little bits of genetic material wrapped up in a hard shell. When they encounter a cell, they attach and inject the material, hijacking the cell's machinery. Now, instead of building new cells, the cell builds viruses---hundreds or thousands of new copies. Once the cell runs starves to death and falls apart, the viruses inside float out to infect other cells.

As you might expect, the genetic material from viruses is very different from that of cells. When a cell is infected, it starts producing long double-stranded RNA (dsRNA); healthy cells do not.

Dr. Todd Rider has developed a class of drugs called DRACOs that do nothing inside normal cells, but in the presence of dsRNA they trigger the "cell suicide" mechanism, causing an infected cell to die before it can produce many viruses.

Rider has demonstrated the effectiveness of DRACOs in many trials, both in tissue grown in dishes and in mice. The trouble now is attracting enough attention and funding to do the initial clinical trials in humans---in the first phase, demonstrating that the drugs do no harm to healthy individuals; and in the second phase, demonstrating enough promise on a small number of people that the government will fund a large study.
Together we might end ALL viral diseases for everyone! We need this to go viral to #EndTheVirus | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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+Jason Holt Hahaha, yeah!
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E=mgh
A meeting of new and old tech that helps get the most out of renewable sources.
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IIRC it's really lossy. Obviously it's great in terms of materials used.
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Hacking 1981 CGA composite mode to display 1024 colors!

http://8088mph.blogspot.com/2015/04/cga-in-1024-colors-new-mode-illustrated.html
By now you may have heard of the 8088 MPH demo, the winning entry in Revision 2015's Oldskool Demo compo this month. It's been my pleasure to combine efforts with the likes of Trixter, reenigne and Scali to make it happen - ...
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I had one book about modding the Apple ][ that was 100x better than all the others. One of the amazing things it explained was how to hook up a wire from the video chip to the (essentially unused and therefore sacrificeable) paddle button 3 (out of 0,1,2,3), so one could know when the vertical refresh interval on the CRT was happening.

Consequently, with carefully timed programming, one could write the video memory in sync with the electron gun in the CRT, and e.g. achieve hi-res but using the many more colors available in lo-res. (Also one could draw during only the vertical refresh, to achieve flickerless animation.) Pretty cool!!!
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Mad Max-ify your Matchbox cars!
Zen Cart! 20mm Car Conversion Set - Resin conversion kit intended for use with 20mm toy cars, such as Matchbox or Hotwheels. Models supplied unpainted and unassembled. May vary slightly from images shown.PLEASE NOTESome conversion will be needed to get drivers or guns to fit on some cars. I tried to make the parts as universal as
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beautiful.
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  • University of Auckland
    Computer Science, 2007 - 2015
    PhD
  • University of Auckland
    Computer Science, 2004 - 2005
    MSc
  • Brigham Young University
    Physics, 1992 - 1997
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Whenever I'm asked to describe myself, I immediately think of Gödel numbering and quines.
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Co-founder, Pyrofex
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Lindon, UT - Redford, MI - Amherst, OH - Provo, UT - Puerto San Jose, Guatemala - Jocotenango, Guatemala - Villa Nueva, Guatemala - Villa Hermosa, Guatemala - Colorado Springs, CO - Epsom, New Zealand - Riverside, CA
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