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Alice Harris
Works at CITEC
Lives in Brisbane, Australia
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Just so everyone can't unsee the #worldcup  logo. 
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A damn good point about vaccines.
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Well this is mildly disturbing: I was reading an article about setting up daily habits, and one section talked about regular exercise, saying "the benefits are all clearly documented by scientists and people."

Scientists AND people.
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'If you are a fan of Scrabble, Bananagrams, and other word games, give Unspeakable Words a shot... The scoring is unique because they incorporate Lovecraft’s proclivity for angles. The more angles in a letter, the more points it is worth... Following those angles lead you into a descent of madness, however, and the D20 is used to keep your sanity in check. Every time you create a word, you have to roll higher than your score or risk losing a bit of your sanity which is represented by five Cthulhu pawns.'
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An air-bag in a scarf-like container can  replace a push-bike helmet. I like it! It's less dorky than a normal helmet, so it could be more widely accepted (except for the unfortunate cost) and it provides better protection.
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Well, if they can replace the helium with something we aren't desperately short of I'm happy for people to put air bags on their head. :)
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Very nice work.
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TMR Crash Data Analysis Results (or: Bicycles! Bicycles! Bicycles! )
[Update:  http://www.unorthodox.com.au/map/what_hits_bikes/  is the latest composite map] These are a few maps generated from the Queensland TMR Road Crash Location data, obtained from: https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/crash-data-from-queensland-roads/resour...
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It's just getting more and more retarded. I like your last sentence. :)
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You can determine a 4096-bit RSA decryption key by analysing the noises a computer makes when it uses the key.

"Many computers emit a high-pitched noise during operation, due to vibration in some of their electronic components. These acoustic emanations are more than a nuisance: they can convey information about the software running on the computer and, in particular, leak sensitive information about security-related computations... Here, we describe a new acoustic cryptanalysis key extraction attack, applicable to GnuPG's current implementation of RSA. The attack can extract full 4096-bit RSA decryption keys from laptop computers (of various models), within an hour, using the sound generated by the computer during the decryption of some chosen ciphertexts. We experimentally demonstrate that such attacks can be carried out, using either a plain mobile phone placed next to the computer, or a more sensitive microphone placed 4 meters away. Beyond acoustics, we demonstrate that a similar low-bandwidth attack can be performed by measuring the electric potential of a computer chassis. A suitably-equipped attacker need merely touch the target computer with his bare hand, or get the required leakage information from the ground wires at the remote end of VGA, USB or Ethernet cables."
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Wut? That sounds… highly optimistic.
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These images are great and show a huge number of optical effects, all caused by light reflecting and or refracting through ice crystals :)
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Creating encrypted emails in gmail (and presumably any other cloud email service) can be surprisingly insecure.

"You type your entire message in Gmail and then you click on the Mailvelope lock icon. Yes, your email message is encrypted... Yes, this makes you feel warm and fuzzy because you're using encryption until you understand that, yes, Google still has the pre-encrypted message sitting on their servers. Not only this, but they saved multiple copies while you were typing your message."

And from another article by the same author (see link within the page below):

"Last week I composed an email... I wrote and rewrote the email several times before finally giving up and discussing the issue face to face. The message was never sent and was immediately discarded from the "Drafts" folder in my Gmail so imagine my horror when the downloaded MBOX contained this message. Not only that but nineteen different iterations of the email were saved and available for download from my account...  Moreover I found that this was not only the case for unsent and discarded email. This was indeed the same for every email message that I had sent during that week."
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There used to be a Firefox plugin/Chrome extension project called FireGPG which functioned well, until updates to Firefox, Chrome, and Gmail pushed it from existence.
With luck there will be a new project of that nature...
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Coles has recycling bins outside some of their stores (including the store in the city under Queens Plaza) to take "soft plastics":
- Shopping bags including reusable 'green’ bags
- Fresh fruit and vegie bags
- Bread bags
- Biscuit packaging and confectionery packaging
- Rice & pasta packets and frozen food bags

This type of packaging is a large proportion of my previously-non-recyclable waste, so I'm very happy about this.

The attached link describes their recycling program. The fact that you can't tell this from the link is a combination of Coles having useless web developers and Google allowing sod-all customisation of link summaries (even Facebook does that better). <rant>
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