Titus Blair

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Month: September 2017

How I Snatched 153,037 ETH After A Bad Tinder Date

This guy was able to get $30+MM in ethereum by hacking the code…

“At this stage, I wasn’t really sure what to make of it. Even with my non-existent sense of morality, I didn’t feel like cleaning the 253 ETH in the wallet I first found because it was too low to bother. Now, I’m not a rich guy, so 253 ETH is a nice amount of money, which is about half a year salary, but I don’t want burn this find on 253 ETH, plus I don’t know this guy so I left it alone….”

Read full article: https://medium.com/@rtaylor30/how-i-snatched-your-153-037-eth-after-a-bad-tinder-date-d1d84422a50b

CAN YOU MAKE YOUR BRAIN *NOT* SEE THIS CIRCLE ILLUSION?

have two warnings for you about this article: One is that it’s possible the images displayed here will make you feel a bit dizzy, even nauseated. I’m serious; if that happens, you might want to close the page.

The other is that I’m about to destroy your brain. Fairly warned be ye, says I.

It’s been a while since I’ve written about a mind-melting optical illusion, and oh, my, do I have a good one for you today. Are you ready?…

Read Full Article: http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/can-you-make-your-brain-not-see-this-circle-illusion

Why an eight-hour bus ride from Los Angeles to San Francisco might beat a flight

THERE is a new way to travel between Los Angeles and San Francisco. At $230 for a round trip, it may not be cheaper than flying, but at least it is slower.

Cabin is an interesting experiment; an attempt to compete with airlines by promising a better night’s sleep. Flying between the two cities may take less than an hour and a half. But getting to the airport, shuffling through the security queue, waiting at the gate, picking up your bag upon arrival, and getting from the airport to your actual destination can nearly quadruple the total travel time. That means a trip can eat up most of the day. Or if you want to travel at night, you have about an hour to sleep, between several hours of hassle and tedium…

Full Article: https://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2017/08/life-slow-lane

Blood from young animals can revitalise old ones

IT WAS one of the oddest experiments in the history of dentistry. In the early 1950s a researcher called Benjamin Kamrin was looking into the causes of tooth decay. To do so, he turned to that scientific stalwart, the lab rat. Specifically, he cut small patches of skin from pairs of rats and then sutured the animals together at the site of the wound. After about a week of being joined in this way, the animals’ blood vessels began to merge. The result was two rats whose hearts pumped blood around a shared circulatory system. This state of affairs is called parabiosis.

Parabiosis works best on animals that are closely related genetically. By getting his rats to share blood, as well as genes, and then feeding the animals a variety of diets, Kamrin hoped to prove (which he did) that it was sugar in food, and not some inherent deficiency in individuals, that was responsible for rotting their teeth….

Read Full Article: https://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21724967-might-be-true-people-too-blood-young-animals-can-revitalise-old

Very Cool Time Lapse Train Departure Photo

Hilarious Cats

On internet privacy, be very afraid

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Bruce Schneier, a well-known security and technology expert, and a Berkman Klein Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School was interviewed about privacy and security issues in the Internet Age Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer

In the internet era, consumers seem increasingly resigned to giving up fundamental aspects of their privacy for convenience in using their phones and computers, and have grudgingly accepted that being monitored by corporations and even governments is just a fact of modern life.

In fact, internet users in the United States have fewer privacy protections than those in other countries. In April, Congress voted to allow internet service providers to collect and sell their customers’ browsing data. By contrast, the European Union hit Google this summer with a $2.7 billion antitrust fine….
Read the full article at: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2017/08/when-it-comes-to-internet-privacy-be-very-afraid-analyst-suggests/

Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers, Or You May Not Be Able To Later

Count the number of hours you sit each day. Be honest.

“If you commute an hour in the morning and hour after work — that’s two hours, and if you sit at an eight-hour-a-day desk job that’s 10,” says epidemiologist Loretta DiPietro of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University.

“Then you come home at, say, 6 p.m., eat dinner and crash into your recliner for another three to four hours,” says DiPietro. “That’s 13 to 14 hours of sitting.”

Being immobile like that for many hours each day does more than raise the risk of a host of diseases.

Read the full article.

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