Reed Timmer is probably dominating right now.
Solving the Enigma: History of the Cryptanalytic... →
givemesomethingtoread: As the German military grew in the late 1920s, it began looking for a better way to secure its communications. It found the answer in a new cryptographic machine called “Enigma.” The Germans believed the encryption generated by the machine to be unbreakable. With a theoretical number of ciphering possibilities of 3 X 10114, their belief was not unjustified.1 However, they...
She [Sarah Palin] is the country’s first WWE politician — a cartoon combatant...– Matt Taibbi (via bunch)
Man in Coma 23 Years – Is He Really Conscious? →
(click link for full post) Facilitated Communication “Facilitated communication, or FC, has nothing to do with coma but is relevant to this case because of some of the media reports. FC is the technique of holding a patient’s hand to “help” them communicate by pointing to letters on a board. When FC was first proposed to the therapy community, it seemed like a powerful new technique –...
The new Animal Collective EP (Fall Be Kind) is astounding. These guys cannot be stopped.
I’m sorry, but this guy isn’t ‘communicating’ with anyone. The ‘facilitators’ are playing Ouija Board with his hands. He’s not even looking at the goddamn screen, how can he be hitting the right keys? I call bullshit. These ladies are cashing in on a book deal.
Religion. It’s given people hope in a world torn apart by religion.– Jon Stewart (via iamheathen) (via atheistramblings)
Cern's Large Hadron Collider makes first... →
atheistramblings: The LHC has smashed together proton beams for the very first time. Black holes here we come!
matthewb: Jarred Bishop’s new project is a song-a-day Tumblr utilising recent support for extracting album art from uploaded tracks. Simply brilliant, from the jewel case design to the single-character unicode URL.
The 50 most interesting articles on Wikipedia →
mrgan: I just Instapapered many, many of these.
givemesomethingtoread: Before it became the New World, the Western Hemisphere was vastly more populous and sophisticated than has been thought—an altogether more salubrious place to live at the time than, say, Europe. New evidence of both the extent of the population and its agricultural advancement leads to a remarkable conjecture: the Amazon rain forest may be largely a human artifact
Nicolas Cage: The Worst Actor of His Generation →
bunch: Ben Affleck may beg to differ, but this montage, compiled by Gawker.tv, makes a pretty good case.
Gimme Noise Q&A with Estate →
Another group of my friends are making a splash on the Minneapolis/National music scene. Here’s an interview with Estate featured in the City Pages.
Estate - Insecurity Camera
Hahahahahhahhaahhahahahahhahahhaha. “I think we’re dead.” Hahahahahahahahahaha.
If I swapped all the cranberries out for lingonberries, would anyone notice?
Enemyswim - The Post SD's Blog of the Week →