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Tom Voss
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Researcher, history buff, computer nerd, sports enthusiast, traveler, foodie, gamer, lover of liberty, sarcasm addict.
Researcher, history buff, computer nerd, sports enthusiast, traveler, foodie, gamer, lover of liberty, sarcasm addict.

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+James Pelton​ thought you'd appreciate this

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#pixelpushing #noalllikethistime  

But other than gathering "metadata" on all landline and wireless phone calls, photographing front and back sides of all USPS envelopes and parcels, deploying fake communication towers on airplanes and intercepting packets flowing between data centers operated by private companies, the "land of the free" is completely different from those totalitarian regimes of the former communist block that disintegrated after the fall of the Berlin Wall, amirite?
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Interesting.

"The goal – direct state governments and their political subdivisions to refuse cooperation or participation with any federal agency engaged in illegal surveillance. [...] We can direct states to say, “No!” to unconstitutional federal gun control. We can direct states to say, “No!” to the “Drug War.” We can even direct states to say, “No!” to Obamacare."
The #OffNow campaign is utilizing a lesson learned during the fight for civil rights – think globally & act locally.

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I'm told this is my girlfriend's cousin's son. Whoever he may be, he sure made me laugh today. 1:17 is gold.

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Perhaps next year, when the #icebucketchallenge  inevitably rears its head again, the ALS Association will have made good use of its $15+ million and will have created a website that shows an official donation badge with a link that proves one isn't just dumping a bucket of water on their head and calling it good. Then we'll see who has the guts to step up to the challenge.
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Amazing!

"When sound hits an object, it causes small vibrations of the object’s surface. We show how, using only high-speed video of the object, we can extract those minute vibrations and partially recover the sound that produced them, allowing us to turn everyday objects—a glass of water, a potted plant, a box of tissues, or a bag of chips—into visual microphones."
Wow...  I would not have thought this possible.  Amazing!

I overlapped with Bill Freeman when in grad school, and he's been doing this kind of amazing technical and creative work for years.  

See also: 
http://billf.mit.edu/
http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/algorithm-recovers-speech-from-vibrations-0804
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