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Posts Tagged ‘detail’

The hidden beauty of the bottom of toy cars

The hidden beauty of the bottom of toy cars

Jason Torchinsky's interest in the bottoms of toy cars borders on the Nicholson Bakeresque... The bottoms of toy cars are fascinating because it's a revealing insight into the mind of the toy designer. Generally, you don't really have to do anything at all, but most toy cars have at least some attempt made to have some measure of detail or [...]

Why using Facebook doesn’t mean you don’t value privacy

Why using Facebook doesn’t mean you don’t value privacy

Microsoft Research Group researchers Danah Boyd and Alice Marwick have posted a draft paper entitled "Social Privacy in Networked Publics: Teens' Attitudes, Practices, and Strategies" that reports on fieldwork interviewing teenagers about how they view privacy. It rebuts the cynical, easy dismissal of online privacy issues that says that kids [...]

Render frosted glass transparent with Scotch tape

YouTube user TheFarmacyMan discovered that his workplace frosted glass privacy screen could be rendered transparent by applying a piece of Scotch tape to it. A useful detail for anyone planning a caper novel or a robbery. A user called rawnoodles10 posits "..the glue on the tape fills in the small imperfections on the surface of the glass. [...]

Botmasters include fake control interface to ensnare security researchers

Botmasters include fake control interface to ensnare security researchers

Security researchers compromised what they believed to be a control server for the Zeus botnet, but after examining it in detail, they concluded that it was a fake, designed to allow botmasters to spy on security researcher tactics and plan countermeasures. What particularly stands out about the EFTPS exploit toolkit is their admin interface. [...]