Mois : décembre 2013 (page 2 of 8)

I am a scientist. Mine is a professional world that achieves great things for humanity. But it is disfigured by inappropriate incentives. The prevailing structures of personal reputation and career advancement mean the biggest rewards often follow the flashiest work, not the best. Those of us who follow these incentives are being entirely rational – I have followed them myself – but we do not always best serve our profession’s interests, let alone those of humanity and society.

Je ne voudrais surtout pas verser dans un populisme de bon aloi mais il ne m’était jamais venu à l’esprit que l’une des nombreuses missions de l’Etat consistait à verser des émoluments à un paparazzi planqué dans des buissons situés en hauteur de la piscine d’Emmanuelle Beart afin de s’assurer qu’elle maîtrise à la perfection la technique du plongeon en canard.

L’ontophanie numérique résulte en somme dans l’ensemble des actions de l’usager invité par une série de stimulations sensorielles à l’immersion dans la navigation : notre environnement perceptif s’est mis à jour en fonction des nouveaux appareils – logiciels et interfaces – et il ne s’agit pas seulement d’objets de perception différents mais du changement de l’acte de la perception lui-même.

Secret documents reveal more than 1,000 targets of American and British surveillance in recent years, including the office of an Israeli prime minister, heads of international aid organizations, foreign energy companies and a European Union official involved in antitrust battles with American technology businesses.

« Kathryn C. Brown set to succeed Lynn St. Amour, stepping down after 15 years with Internet Society » (via Internet Society I Internet Issues, Technology, Standards, Policy, Leadership)

« Security researchers have successfully broken one of the most secure encryption algorithms, 4096-bit RSA, by listening – yes, with a microphone — to a computer as it decrypts some encrypted data ». (via Researchers crack the world’s toughest encryption by listening to the tiny sounds made by your computer’s CPU | ExtremeTech)

« Give new life to your Super 8 camera with the Nolab Digital Super 8 Cartridge. Shoot 720p HD video with any Super 8 camera ». (via Digital Super 8 – Current Projects – hayesurban)

« If Google were an artist what would it paint? The Google eye view of the world would be of a vast landscape of connections; in the words of William Gibson in Neuromancer, a world of: “Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding.” But this is a world we never see other than in fleeting glimpses through the narrow portal of our web browser’s window…until now ». (via HOME – Data Portraits)

NETHERLANDS FROM ABOVE 2 – herding sheep through a busy urban environment (par 422 South)

The woman was shocked when she received two nude photos of herself by e-mail. The photos had been taken over a period of several months — without her knowledge — by the built-in camera on her laptop. Fortunately, the FBI was able to identify a suspect: her high school classmate, a man named Jared Abrahams. The FBI says it found software on Abrahams’s computer that allowed him to spy remotely on her and numerous other women.

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