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"How the Soviets bugged typewriters in the US Embassy from 1976 through 1984.

This is an amazing story, and I also love that one of the players in this drama is named "Bob Surprise".

    The typewriter bugs marked a new level of sophistication because they were electromechanical. For the first time, the Soviets gathered information from a piece of equipment that held written plain text information. Prior to the discovery of these bugs, the U.S. believed that the Russians had only used room audio bugs with micro- phones or listening devices to eavesdrop on American embassy activities. [...]"

https://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/cryptologic_histories/learning_from_the_enemy.pdf
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With budgie smugglers.
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Most impressive how "heat wave" correlates with global temperature though, and how long the literature took to come up with a recognisable standard phrase.
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Funniest thing I've seen this week.
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Insurance canceled due to 15" flame thrower fitted to motorbike:

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+Peter Hardy​ pointed out that his policy only covers 12" flame throwers... ;-)
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How To Configure Debian to Use The Tiny Programmer ISP Board
- getting those permissions right:

https://mcwhirter.com.au/craige/blog/2015/How_Configure_Debian_to_Use_The_Tiny_Programmer_ISP_Board/

#linux #Debian #Arduino
mcwhirter.com.au/ craige/ blog/ 2015/ How To Configure_Debian_to_Use_The_Tiny_Programmer_ISP_Board. Edit · Preferences · Comment. How To Configure_Debian_to_Use_The_Tiny_Programmer_ISP_Board. So, you've gone and bought yourself a Tiny Programmer ISP, you've plugged into your Debian system, ...
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Mars Moon Phobos: View 1 | NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Phobos is the larger of the two heavily-cratered Martian moons and is dominated by three large craters. The largest of Phobos' craters, Stickney, was named after the wife of Asaph Hall, the astronomer who discovered the moons of Mars. Stickney crater is 10 km in diameter, which is almost half of the average diameter of Phobos! The crater is so large relative to the size of Phobos that the satellite probably came close to breaking up. Radiating away from Stickney are sets of parallel grooves or striations. These fractures undoubtedly formed as a result of the impact that produced Stickney.

Another interesting feature about Phobos is the duration of its orbit. Phobos revolves around Mars at an astounding rate. In fact, it revolves around Mars 3 times during one Martian day! As a result, Phobos appears to rise in the west, and set in the east!

The illuminated part of Phobos visible in this image is about 21 km across. The most prominent feature in the images is the large impact crater Stickney, in the lower right. A series of grooves and crater chains is obvious on the other parts of the moon. 

Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Date: March 23, 2008

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#NASA #Space #Astronomy #Science #Mars #Planet #RedPlanet #Phobos #Deimos #Moons #Reconnaissance #Orbiter #MRO #HiRISE #Camera #Spacecraft #History #Exploration #SolarSystem
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Head like a beaten favourite.
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Australia vs Pluto
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"The Il-62 exemplifies a Soviet design approach I like to think of as "add engines until airborne". "

http://idlewords.com/talks/web_design_first_100_years.htm
Designers! I am a San Francisco computer programmer, but I come in peace! I would like to start with a parable about airplanes. In 1981, my mother and I flew from Warsaw to New York City in this airplane, an Ilyushin-62. The Il-62 exemplifies a Soviet design approach I like to think of as "add ...
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"Look, I want to make a bar bot that is a spider that climbs up your leg, uses its forelegs to pry open your mouth, then gently inserts its silicone ovipositor to inject you with your chosen shot of liquor.

And as it is squirting pressurized tequila down your esophagus, it will say, "I am the GoogleBot! I am here to index you! I am the GoogleBot! I am here to index you!""

http://www.jwz.org/blog/2015/07/bot/
Look, I want to make a bar bot that is a spider that climbs up your leg, uses its forelegs to pry open your mouth, then gently inserts its silicone ovipositor to inject you with your chosen shot of liquor. And as it is squirting pressurized tequila down your esophagus, it will say, "I am the GoogleBot! I am here to index you! I am the GoogleBot! I am here to index you!" Is that so wrong? Who do I know who can help me develop the necessary skill s...
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This is exactly why I always[1] carry a leatherman tool; so I can defend myself against overly intimate forms of robotics. I decide what I drink, and I (try to) decide when I get indexed, and by what.

[1] except on the other side of short flights with no checked baggage where it'd be confiscated by airport security :-/
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Last night I was riding my motorbike through the hills and streets of San Francisco.

This morning I woke up in Sydney, without a motorbike :-)
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Hi LUGgers, It’s July, so it’s great that we have Julius giving us an OpenStacky related talk since July is also the 5th birthday of the project. So come along, grab a schnitzel, beer and let’s talk documentation! When: Thursday 16th July 2015 from 6pm. Where: Hotel SOHO, 124 Davey St, Hobart (it seems we’ve …
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