Have you heard about CISPA?
Learn more about this dangerous piece of legislation going through the American system at EFF.org. It’s already passed in the House of Representatives, but it’s not too late to contact your senator. Here’s a clip: CISPA stands for The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, a network and Internet security bill written by Rep. Mike Rogers [...]
Senate vote on bill requiring warrants for e-mail searches
Watch the report here. Senate vote on bill requiring warrants for e-mail searches Justice Department officials resisting legislation Support builds for revising email privacy protections Law enforcement officials will try to make their case for leaving in place a 25-year-old email privacy law critics call woefully outdated as the Senate continues to weigh adding new [...]
DNS Settings in China
Internet service from overseas in China has gotten iffy recently. OpenDNS & Google DNS may now be unavailable. If you use these services, and are having problems, for now, undo the settings, and you should be able to access sites normally in China.
To Dorkly Go
How much do I love Dusty Abell’s artwork? A whole quadrant’s worth, that’s how much. And here’s why: Oh, my. [Click to massively balokenate. This is only one small part of a much larger piece, and it's amazing.] And why, yes, I do recognize Every. Single. Thing. in this drawing. Because my geekery is beyond [...]
Jeff Sullivan’s Amazing Astrophotography
HD it & full-screen it. It’s something to behold. Something some of us in large cities miss too, are that many stars in the sky. http://youtu.be/6YOxo7uI8ns Thanks Jeff Sullivan for the great work, and thanks Phil Plait for sharing!
Warp Drive Plausible? Maybe more than you think!
When do we reckon we’ll be able to make it to Gliese 581 to actually see this possible exoplanet up close & determine if it’s habitable? What about flying off to Kepler 22B to see if we can’t plant a few trees? Apparently sooner than we think! Nasa is closer than we think to producing [...]
Server Alerts @ Twitter
Due to the amount of requests & queries regarding our server status during the last outage, we set up a twitter account that we’ll update if anything were to go on out of the ordinary. Follow @TSNServers to see the status of our system and to be alerted when everything is back to normal. You [...]
HACKED! Mat Honan discusses how he lost EVERYTHING
What happens if you’re lax about security, passwords & your devices? Mat Honan can tell you. If you’re a regular reader of Wired, or just a curious tech enthusiast, you’ve certainly already heard about the hacking attack suffered by Mat Honan, Gadget Lab’s senior writer. Honan himself documented how hackers assumed control of his digital [...]
This weekend saw the failure of one of our main hard-drives. While not a complete loss, i.e. we didn’t have to resort to backups to get things running again, it affected some httpd functions as well as mysql. Because of this, we had to take the server offline, clone the HD in order to protect [...]