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Google opts out of FISA disclosure deal made by Facebook and Microsoft, calls it ‘a step back for users;’ Twitter agrees
Google is unsatisfied with the deal that Microsoft and Facebook have made with the US government with regard to publishing how many requests for user information they both receive. Facebook and Microsoft released reports tonight detailing how many requests got from US government agencies in the second half of 2012 — including FISA requests. The deal, however, comes with strings that Google apparently doesn’t want to be tied to.
There were restrictions put on the Facebook and Microsoft’s disclosures that make them fairly useless if you’re interested in determining how many FISA requests have come in. As Microsoft says, it can only include the number of FISA requests is receives so long as it is “aggregated with law enforcement requests…
What is this wizardry? Just the magical world of computer science!
Mario – Super Mario Bros.
The Tetris Printer is a computer program that turns images into 8-bit art. Created by Meat Fighter, the program uploads an image to “print,” then generates the correct colors by playing the game to leave behind specific blocks.
Click through here for an in-depth breakdown of how this occurs (warning: math) and a download of the Java 7 source code to start making your own creations.
Bub – Bubble Bobble
Link – The Legend of Zelda
This is the cowboy hat made out of an old toaster and pizza pan by DeviantARTist Blue Fox. If you returned in time and used it in the old west, everybody would think you came from the future. And they would be right, since that’s exactly what you simply did.
Thanks to chichi, who agrees I would have made an excellent cowboy and that’s just an actual truth that needs to be consisted of in history books from now on.
Researchers have discovered than an ancient Egyptian bead was made out of iron taken from a meteorite. In a paper published in Meteoritics & Planetary Science, they write that the piece of jewelry dates back to roughly 3,300 BC. It was one of nine such artifacts found in 1911 — at a cemetery roughly 70 kilometers south of Cairo — and its origin has been a point of contention for some time. Its very existence seemed to contradict the known record of iron smelting in the region, which hasn’t been seen until thousands of years later during the sixth century BC. A meteorite would have made sense as an alternate origin — and analysis in 1928 revealed that the iron in the beads had a high amount of nickel, a finding consistent with…
It’s getting harder and harder to find reasons to play the $ 60 mediocrities foisted upon consumers by big gaming when titles as polished, as thoughtful, as haunting, and as cheap as Facepalm Games' The Swapper keep surfacing. Released today on Steam, the latest Finnish gem (after April's Badland) is a quiet and puzzle game set in space. In a few short hours it leaves more of an impression than any of the bloated, big-budget science fiction games of 2013.
Why is this game so good? Start with the basic unit of play, which is solving height- and light-based puzzles by making sentient copies of yourself with a ray gun. I don’t want to get deeper into it than that for fear of spoiling things, except to say that the game combines both the slow-planning and fast-twitch methods of problem solving in the most satisfying way I've experienced since Braid. It owes as much to Portal as it does to Super Metroid, and I mean that in the best possible way. Like all good science fiction, The Swapper takes a simple idea and considers its branching implications; fans of Moon and Primer will find much to love.
The game will probably get the most notice for the way it looks, and for good reason. The environments and objects in The Swapper were made by photographing handmade clay models and other real life objects, and the level of texture and depth is astonishing, a callback to the lovely pre-rendered backgrounds of the 16- and 32- bit eras. It's something else.
If the bombast of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One announcements have gotten you a little worried about the future of gaming, this is a game you need to play. That people as young as this are making games as good as this is a very hopeful thing, indeed.
When Defense Distributed created the first 3D-printed “Liberator” pistol, it did so on a professional-grade Stratasys printer well out of the reach of most would-be weapon makers. The prohibitive cost, among other things, made the gun seem more like a proof of concept than a revolution. But according to Forbes, another hobbyist has taken things a step further, making a working version of the Liberator on a relatively low-end 3D printer.
Bear in mind the other day’s stop movement video that IBM made using individual atoms as pixels!.?. !? Well it ends up they also made some Star Trip art while they went to it. Why? Not sure, presumably since there’s a brand-new movie coming out. That or they simply really like Star Trip. Or maybe a crazed Trekkie with among those horrifying looking Klingon struggle swords was threatening them bodily damage if they didn’t. THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS. For lunch today? The possibilities are extremely limited. It’s looking like a Carnation Instant Morning meal or run the risk of attempting the cottage cheese that ended a week back. I’m kind of afraid to look at it however due to the fact that I enjoy cottage cheese and if it’s musty I’ll have a tough time getting the image from my head the next time I go to the grocery store wishing to purchase more. Now pay attention: you may not such as home cheese, but do not act like you have no idea what I’m discussing. Shared experiences like this– that’s exactly what makes us all human.
Arrived the jump for a Vulcan salute and a profile of the USS business that’s just a nanometer tall. You’re not gonna fit a lot of staff on a ship that size.
This is a short stop motion video from IBM that they produced using SINGLE ATOMS as individual pixels. Do you understand how small an atom is? No? Well think of a bouncy ball. Now think of a SUPER F \*\*\* ING TEENY bouncy ball. That’s how small an atom is provided you imagined a bouncy ball small enough. The atoms in the video have actually been multiplied 100-million times. The pubic hair I plucked and looked at under a microscope in 10th grade biology course? I think that was 50x. My laboratory partner informed on me too which is exactly why she got SHOCK DISSECTED FROG COMPONENTS in her knapsack the following semester. Do not tinker science, Stephanie!
Arrived the jump for the short in addition to a making-of video if you’re really into science and not simply fabricating it due to the fact that science is supposed to be so cool right now. You know who you are.
These are the series of Game of Thrones house sigils recreated with Pokemons by artist Cami Sanders. Now before any of you come at me arguing that Pokemons isn’t the plural of Pokemon, I want you to take this into consideration: I don’t care. I like saying Pokemons because it sounds fun and neither rain, hail nor gunfire is going to stop me. Okay, gunfire might stop me. My point is this: stop wasting your time arguing about things nobody cares about, it just makes you look petty. “Did you just…?” After-school special your ass? You’re damn right I did. Hey — and no bullying either. When you bully somebody you’re not only hurting them, you’re hurting yourself because you’re going to grow up to be a real piece of shit.
Hit the jump for four more, and yes, I should have my own TV show called Protips.
Tom Bingham makes custom electric guitars out of the Star Wars spaceship toys he buys at car boot (trunk) sales (aka stolen goods sales). That’s cool, but not near as ICE COLD as the ice cream bar I’m eating right now. It’s strawberry — you jealous? No? What if I told you I was lying when I said it was strawberry and it’s actually a chocolate Drumstick? Still no? Orange Flintstones push-up pop? Okay, what’s your favorite ice cream? Because that’s what it is, it’s your favorite kind. I’m totally eating your favorite kind of ice cream right now and you are not.
Hit the jump for a video of Tom playing the Millennium Falcon.
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