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Yessss!!!! Killer quadcopters.
That right there is Sydney Golden Wattle, a fast-growing invasive species native to Eastern Australia that has the possibility of covering 20 percent of the bushland in Western Australia by the year 2020. [John Moore], a researcher at the Department of Food and Agriculture, wants to put an end to this infestation by destroying large swaths of wattle with a quadcopter armed with weed killer. The plan for the robotic plant assassins is simple; take...
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Beer night
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It was a long night :D
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Metasploit Penetration Testing Software | Metasploit Framework ... Metasploit helps IT security professionals identify security issues, verify vulnerability mitigations, and manage security assessment...
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bing also doesnt put a limit on their api like google does, so alot of the google dork tricks work on bing.
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I'm making our Defcon slides available for those who missed the talk.
BBQSQL. New dog, old trick. Exploits Blind SQL Injection. New dog, new trick. Fast; Easy; Gets those hard to reach spots. SQL What? Structured Query Language (SQL). Language for interacting with datab...
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My talk got accepted for defcon. very excited
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One common and effective mitigation against Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) is to set the HTTPOnly flag on session cookies. This will generally prevent an attacker from stealing users’ session cookies with XSS. There are ways of circumventing this (e.g. the HTTP TRACE method), but generally speaking, it is fairly effective. That being said, an attacker can still cause significant damage without being able to steal the session cookie. A variety of clie...
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This is the type of thing that I would have expected to have seen earlier....
http://xkcd.com/353/
[[ Guy 1 is talking to Guy 2, who is floating in the sky ]] Guy 1: You're flying! How? Guy 2: Python! Guy 2: I learned it last night! Everything is so simple! Guy 2: Hello world is just 'print...
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Python requests module may have just changed my life.... https://gist.github.com/1608466
Private Gist. All pages are served over SSL and all pushing and pulling is done over SSH. No one may fork, clone, or view it unless they are given this private URL. Every gist with this icon ( private...
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Design and Analysis of Algorithms I
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xkcd: Brand Identity
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Chicago Food Trucks Map | TruxMap
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TruxMap is a real-time food truck map

Gumstix,the world's smallest Linux computer-on-module
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Gumstix improves time-to-market for OMAP3530 development with the world's smallest Linux computer-on-module

Jimmy Wales - Chrome Web Store
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Adds a nice Wikipedia donation banner to every single web page.

Watch all of the freshly published talks from 28c3 - Hack a Day
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The 28th Annual Chaos Communications Congress just wrapped things up on December 31st and they've already published recordings of all the ta

Sphero review
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Your smartphone’s not just a phone anymore — it’s a remote control for your TV, your stereo, an AR.Drone helicopter, and much more. So why n

Python Cloud IDE | Python Fiddle
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