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Head, Tumblr, and Blog: front-line-head-line: Thought of the Day:聽 Call no man happy until he is dead.
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Thought of the Day:聽

Call no man happy until he is dead.

front-line-head-line: Thought of the Day:聽 Call no man happy until he is dead.

Google, Internet, and Target: 2017 Google CLOUDFLARE dressesandyarn: magicalhomesandstuff: What鈥檚 encrypting your internet surfing? An algorithm created by a supercomputer? Well, if the site you鈥檙e visiting is encrypted by the cyber security firm Cloudflare, your activity may be protected by a wall of lava lamps. Cloudflare covers websites for Uber, OKCupid, & FitBit, for instance. The wall of聽 lamps in the San Francisco headquarters generates a random code. Over 100聽 lamps, in a variety of colors, and their patterns deter hackers from accessing data. 聽 As the lava lamps bubble and swirl, a video camera on the ceiling monitors their unpredictable changes and connects the footage to a computer, which converts the randomness into a virtually unhackable code. Codes created by machines have relatively predictable patterns, so it鈥檚 possible for hackers to guess their algorithms, posing a security risk. Lava lamps, add to the equation the sheer randomness of the physical world, making it nearly impossible for hackers to break through. You might think that this would be kept secret, but it鈥檚 not. Simply go in and ask to see the lava lamp display. By allowing聽people to affect the video footage, human movement, static, and changes in lighting from the windows work together to make the random code even harder to predict. So, by standing in front of the display, you add an additional variable to the code, making it even harder to hack. Isn鈥檛 that interesting?聽 via atlasobscura.com What the fuck.
Google, Internet, and Target: 2017 Google
 CLOUDFLARE
dressesandyarn:

magicalhomesandstuff:




What鈥檚 encrypting your internet surfing? An algorithm created by a supercomputer? Well, if the site you鈥檙e visiting is encrypted by the cyber security firm Cloudflare, your activity may be protected by a wall of lava lamps. 




Cloudflare covers


websites for Uber, OKCupid, & FitBit, for instance. The wall of聽 lamps in the San Francisco headquarters generates a random code. Over 100聽 lamps, in a variety of colors, and their patterns deter hackers from accessing data. 

聽



As the lava lamps bubble and swirl, a video camera on the ceiling monitors their unpredictable changes and connects the footage to a computer, which converts the randomness into a virtually unhackable code. 


Codes created by machines have relatively predictable patterns, so it鈥檚 possible for hackers to guess their algorithms, posing a security risk. Lava lamps, add to the equation the sheer randomness of the physical world, making it nearly impossible for hackers to break through.
You might think that this would be kept secret, but it鈥檚 not. Simply go in and ask to see the lava lamp display. By allowing聽people to affect the video footage, human movement, static, and changes in lighting from the windows work together to make the random code even harder to predict.





So, by standing in front of the display, you add an additional variable to the code, making it even harder to hack. Isn鈥檛 that interesting?聽
via atlasobscura.com


What the fuck.

dressesandyarn: magicalhomesandstuff: What鈥檚 encrypting your internet surfing? An algorithm created by a supercomputer? Well, if the si...

Ass, Bad, and Blade: 1AM glyndarling: aerylon: loloftheday: Let鈥檚 see you little punks smash my letterbox now This reminds me of this guy who used to live on my dad鈥檚 street. 聽 Every time it snowed, the snow plow would take out his mailbox - and only his mail box. 聽And just to be clear - it was done intentionally. 聽No one knows why, but the driver of the snow plow would target his box and mow it down. 聽He鈥檇 call the DOT to complain, and would get an earful of excuses that amounted to 鈥渘ot our fault you have a wimpy mailbox.鈥 聽 Fast forward to the next winter. 聽First decent snow starts falling, and every kid is hoping for a snow day. 聽It was right around 4:30 am that the whole neighborhood was woken up to this loud CLANG and the screech of tearing metal. 聽My dad made it to the window first and started laughing his ass off. Sitting out side was one very totaled, and almost ripped in half, snow plow. 聽And these weren鈥檛 little pick-up trucks with a blade on the front, we have these up in NY: Well, turns out over the summer, my dad鈥檚 neighbor got himself a backhoe and sank a steel I beam into the ground in his front yard. 聽Then he covered it with a decorative wood sleeve and topped it with a brand new mailbox. 聽When the snowplow driver tried to mow it down it was a bad case of immovable object meets unstoppable force - and the mailbox won. 聽With the plow firmly impaled on the I beam, it was very clear that the driver had gone out of his way to hit it. 聽 Naturally, the DOT wasn鈥檛 happy, and the neighbor鈥檚 reply was simple: 鈥淣ot my faulty you have a wimpy snowplow.鈥 聽They did try to sue him for the damages, but as he had gone to the town, gotten approval for the post and its installation, and made sure everything was up to code, it was thrown out pretty quick. 聽 And for anyone wondering about the driver鈥 聽He was fine. 聽His job and tighty-whiteys 鈥 not so much. That is a very satisfying read.
Ass, Bad, and Blade: 1AM
glyndarling:

aerylon:

loloftheday:

Let鈥檚 see you little punks smash my letterbox now

This reminds me of this guy who used to live on my dad鈥檚 street. 聽

Every time it snowed, the snow plow would take out his mailbox - and only his mail box. 聽And just to be clear - it was done intentionally. 聽No one knows why, but the driver of the snow plow would target his box and mow it down. 聽He鈥檇 call the DOT to complain, and would get an earful of excuses that amounted to 鈥渘ot our fault you have a wimpy mailbox.鈥 聽

Fast forward to the next winter. 聽First decent snow starts falling, and every kid is hoping for a snow day. 聽It was right around 4:30 am that the whole neighborhood was woken up to this loud CLANG and the screech of tearing metal. 聽My dad made it to the window first and started laughing his ass off.

Sitting out side was one very totaled, and almost ripped in half, snow plow. 聽And these weren鈥檛 little pick-up trucks with a blade on the front, we have these up in NY:

Well, turns out over the summer, my dad鈥檚 neighbor got himself a backhoe and sank a steel I beam into the ground in his front yard. 聽Then he covered it with a decorative wood sleeve and topped it with a brand new mailbox. 聽When the snowplow driver tried to mow it down it was a bad case of immovable object meets unstoppable force - and the mailbox won. 聽With the plow firmly impaled on the I beam, it was very clear that the driver had gone out of his way to hit it. 聽

Naturally, the DOT wasn鈥檛 happy, and the neighbor鈥檚 reply was simple: 鈥淣ot my faulty you have a wimpy snowplow.鈥 聽They did try to sue him for the damages, but as he had gone to the town, gotten approval for the post and its installation, and made sure everything was up to code, it was thrown out pretty quick. 聽

And for anyone wondering about the driver鈥 聽He was fine. 聽His job and tighty-whiteys 鈥 not so much.


That is a very satisfying read.

glyndarling: aerylon: loloftheday: Let鈥檚 see you little punks smash my letterbox now This reminds me of this guy who used to live on my ...

Being Alone, Radio, and The Worst: |HOW TO CRASH-LAND A PLANE ON WATER These instructions apply to small passenger propeller planes (not commercial airliners). 1 Take your place at the controls. If the plane has dual controls, the pilot will be in the left seat. Sit on the right. If the plane has only one set of controls and the pilot is unconscious, remove the pilot from the pilot's seat. Securely fasten your seat belt. 2 Put on the radio headset (if there is one) and call for help. There will be a control button on the yoke (the plane's steering wheel) or a CB-like microphone on the instrument panel. Depress the button to talk release it to listen. Say "Mayday! Mayday!" and give your situation, destination, and plane call numbers (which should be printed on the top of the instru- ment panel). If you get no response, try again on the emergency channel, 121.5. The person on the other end should be able to talk you through proper landing procedures. If you cannot reach someone to talk you through the landing process, you will have to do it alone. beading airspeed indicator altimeter fuel gauge yoke throttle landing gear 3 Get your bearings and identify the instruments. YOKE. This is the steering wheel, and it should be in front of you. The yoke turns the plane and controls its pitch. Pull back on the column to bring the nose up, push forward to point it down. Turn it left to turn the plane left, turn it right to turn the plane right. The yoke is very sensitive-move it only an inch or two in either direction to turn the plane. While cruising, the nose of the plane should be about three inches below the horizon. 褎 awesomage: The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Man Skills
Being Alone, Radio, and The Worst: |HOW TO
 CRASH-LAND
 A PLANE ON WATER
 These instructions apply to small passenger propeller
 planes (not commercial airliners).
 1 Take your place at the controls.
 If the plane has dual controls, the pilot will be in the
 left seat. Sit on the right. If the plane has only one
 set of controls and the pilot is unconscious, remove
 the pilot from the pilot's seat. Securely fasten your
 seat belt.
 2 Put on the radio headset (if there is one) and call
 for help.
 There will be a control button on the yoke (the
 plane's steering wheel) or a CB-like microphone on
 the instrument panel. Depress the button to talk
 release it to listen. Say "Mayday! Mayday!" and give
 your situation, destination, and plane call numbers
 (which should be printed on the top of the instru-
 ment panel). If you get no response, try again on
 the emergency channel, 121.5. The person on the
 other end should be able to talk you through proper
 landing procedures. If you cannot reach someone to
 talk you through the landing process, you will have
 to do it alone.

 beading
 airspeed indicator
 altimeter
 fuel gauge
 yoke
 throttle
 landing gear
 3 Get your bearings and identify the instruments.
 YOKE. This is the steering wheel, and it should be in
 front of you. The yoke turns the plane and controls its
 pitch. Pull back on the column to bring the nose up,
 push forward to point it down. Turn it left to turn the
 plane left, turn it right to turn the plane right. The
 yoke is very sensitive-move it only an inch or two in
 either direction to turn the plane. While cruising, the
 nose of the plane should be about three inches below
 the horizon.
 褎
awesomage:

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Man Skills

awesomage: The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Man Skills

Being Alone, Radio, and The Worst: |HOW TO CRASH-LAND A PLANE ON WATER These instructions apply to small passenger propeller planes (not commercial airliners). 1 Take your place at the controls. If the plane has dual controls, the pilot will be in the left seat. Sit on the right. If the plane has only one set of controls and the pilot is unconscious, remove the pilot from the pilot's seat. Securely fasten your seat belt. 2 Put on the radio headset (if there is one) and call for help. There will be a control button on the yoke (the plane's steering wheel) or a CB-like microphone on the instrument panel. Depress the button to talk release it to listen. Say "Mayday! Mayday!" and give your situation, destination, and plane call numbers (which should be printed on the top of the instru- ment panel). If you get no response, try again on the emergency channel, 121.5. The person on the other end should be able to talk you through proper landing procedures. If you cannot reach someone to talk you through the landing process, you will have to do it alone. beading airspeed indicator altimeter fuel gauge yoke throttle landing gear 3 Get your bearings and identify the instruments. YOKE. This is the steering wheel, and it should be in front of you. The yoke turns the plane and controls its pitch. Pull back on the column to bring the nose up, push forward to point it down. Turn it left to turn the plane left, turn it right to turn the plane right. The yoke is very sensitive-move it only an inch or two in either direction to turn the plane. While cruising, the nose of the plane should be about three inches below the horizon. 褎 awesomage: The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Man Skills
Being Alone, Radio, and The Worst: |HOW TO
 CRASH-LAND
 A PLANE ON WATER
 These instructions apply to small passenger propeller
 planes (not commercial airliners).
 1 Take your place at the controls.
 If the plane has dual controls, the pilot will be in the
 left seat. Sit on the right. If the plane has only one
 set of controls and the pilot is unconscious, remove
 the pilot from the pilot's seat. Securely fasten your
 seat belt.
 2 Put on the radio headset (if there is one) and call
 for help.
 There will be a control button on the yoke (the
 plane's steering wheel) or a CB-like microphone on
 the instrument panel. Depress the button to talk
 release it to listen. Say "Mayday! Mayday!" and give
 your situation, destination, and plane call numbers
 (which should be printed on the top of the instru-
 ment panel). If you get no response, try again on
 the emergency channel, 121.5. The person on the
 other end should be able to talk you through proper
 landing procedures. If you cannot reach someone to
 talk you through the landing process, you will have
 to do it alone.

 beading
 airspeed indicator
 altimeter
 fuel gauge
 yoke
 throttle
 landing gear
 3 Get your bearings and identify the instruments.
 YOKE. This is the steering wheel, and it should be in
 front of you. The yoke turns the plane and controls its
 pitch. Pull back on the column to bring the nose up,
 push forward to point it down. Turn it left to turn the
 plane left, turn it right to turn the plane right. The
 yoke is very sensitive-move it only an inch or two in
 either direction to turn the plane. While cruising, the
 nose of the plane should be about three inches below
 the horizon.
 褎
awesomage:

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Man Skills

awesomage: The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Man Skills