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The lands of the British Crown are a confusing place
Confused about the relationship between the U.K., England, and Great Britain? Want a better understanding of the U.K.’s connection with Ireland, Scotland, and Wales? Curious why so many other countries still have the Queen’s face on their currency? Not quite sure what “The Commonwealth” is? If so, keep calm and read on (ouch!). Unraveling the British Isles I […]
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Review of a book on car hacking. "No Starch Press recently released a book about working with automotive software systems: The Car Hacker's Handbook: A Guide for the Penetration Tester, written by Craig Smith. The book is an expansion of Smith's popular and widely circulated e-book of the same title. The old version remains available online at no cost, but there is considerably more content in the new revision—enough to make it a tempting purchase not just for automotive-software fans in general, but for those interested in embedded-device security and in reverse engineering other classes of consumer product.
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[T]he practical information on automotive networks and protocols is invaluable. Not only are many of the protocols poorly documented (if at all) elsewhere, but many of them are in the "legacy code" bin: companies have moved on and have no interest in continuing to discuss them, but car owners still own a lot of the systems and will for many years to come.

At a little more fundamental level, though, the book also works as an introduction to car computer systems for those who are already experienced hacking other types of devices. And it addresses the various security issues and approaches without assuming too much prior engineering experience, which should make the book useful for shade-tree mechanics with little hacking experience, too. A reader cannot learn how to reverse-engineer ECU firmware in a single chapter, but Smith puts that task in context, explains when it is necessary, and puts the reader on the right path forward. All things considered, that is what one wants from a hacker's handbook."
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scripts are pretty slick!
 
Dark Blender - One click game asset generator - Danyl Bekhoucha's 'Dark Blender' offers an automated workflow to convert hi-res models (like sculpts) to low-poly optimized game assets. Discover Dark Blender a modified version of Blender that include various scripts and tweaks to make the creation of game assets much faster. It is particularly fast for stylized asset such as Dota. It include a [...] The post Dark Blender - One click game asset generator appeared first on BlenderNation.
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Al Bahr Towers

These beautiful 145m–high twin office towers located in Abu Dhabi have a mechanical "skin" of 2,000 umbrella-like glass elements controlled by computers that automatically open and close depending on the intensity of sunlight, eliminating by at least 50% of the sun’s heat from entering the buildings.

Sources: goo.gl/JQUAwb | goo.gl/lpbdiJ 
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Robin released his Blender-2-G'MIC python script, to allow Blender users applying some of the G'MIC effects in the VSE !
That's excellent news ! Do not hesitate to try and give him feedback.
An overview video is available here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSzoEXAV1zs
Kudos, Robin!
Blender-2-G-MIC - Blender-2-G'MIC Python Script
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The US prison population is 3x the size of all other developed countries combined

The other day, I came across an article about Jeff Smith, a former Missouri state senator who was recently released from a 1-year stint in federal prison. Years earlier during a failed congressional run, Smith’s campaign violated election law by sending out anonymous postcards attacking his political rival. And when the violation surfaced years later, Smith was caught on […]
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This is awesome.  Google has become the best ISP I ever had.  Gigabit fiber and now full root shell on Google's servers and far more...
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10327485
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Behind the Scenes: Old Tavern - See how Gregory Langeix created his 'Old Tavern' scene which he entirely hand-painted inside Blender. My name is Gregory Langeix, I am a graphic designer / Webdesigner for a French IT e-commerce site. In my professional work, I try to breathe life into my creations, create worlds and rich environments. But Webdesign is Webdesign, and [...] The post Behind the Scenes: Old Tavern appeared first on BlenderNation.
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Invisible Art - Helping the blind discover art - I wrote about Rémy Closset's 'art for the blind' project before - he uses Blender and a CNC machine to mill 3D versions of paintings that people can touch. He has presented an update of his project. Tcherdoni writes: Hello Blender users, here is my new website about Blender for the Blind. I'm working as [...] The post Invisible Art - Helping the blind discover art appeared first on BlenderNation.
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