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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

stephendavion Re:good (331 comments)

The way to do it is to send a bunch of suicidal jihaddists to west Africa to get exposed to ebola. They will have about 2-3 weeks to travel to other places, such as airports, sports events, etc., where large crowds of people gather. Can you imagine the financial impact? No 3D printers, no bullets needed. Just a few airline tickets and maybe some phony passports.

hope they are not reading your comment ... otherwise a new idea for them ... :-(

about a month ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

stephendavion Re:good (331 comments)

I know where that reference leads to ,.....

about a month ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

stephendavion Re:In Japan (331 comments)

Drinking and driving, even one beer

Drinking and Driving is bad my dear friend .... whether it is one beer or several ... some times one beer also causes damage ... so SAY NO TO drink and drive

about a month ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

stephendavion Re:good (331 comments)

absolutely .... there should be a strict law about this 3D printed guns .... man imagine if ISIS gets this technology ... it can do more disasters than now ...

about a month ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

stephendavion You can Detect 3D Printed Gun (331 comments)

Actually there is a technology which helps us in detecting the 3D Printed Guns .. " With the help of crowdfunding, a UK-based technology firm is producing the world’s first detector capable of identifying plastic 3D printed weapons. The technological breakthrough is seen as an answer to the growing threat posed by plastic firearms, which can be printed cheaply at home and slip through normal metal detectors with potentially disastrous consequences. "

about a month ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

stephendavion Re:Sucks (702 comments)

haha ...

about 5 months ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

stephendavion When Will They???? (702 comments)

When will they return the devices???? I dont want to loose my iPhone or iPad .....

about 5 months ago
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China Builds Artificial Islands In South China Sea

stephendavion Re:Trend (192 comments)

and you know how the " Made in China " things works ... LMAO

about 5 months ago
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China Builds Artificial Islands In South China Sea

stephendavion Re:All wars ... (192 comments)

Eurasia and that too selected countries ... not all

about 5 months ago
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Great White Sharks Making Comeback Off Atlantic Coast

stephendavion Danger??? (107 comments)

hmmmm ...the swimmers need to be more careful then ,.....

about 5 months ago
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I prefer to settle down at night with a good..

stephendavion Playing WOW (139 comments)

playing World of Warcraft .....

about 5 months ago
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Computer Scientists Develop 'Mathematical Jigsaw Puzzles' To Encrypt Software

stephendavion is it helpful? (245 comments)

can any explain how exactly this will be helpful ....

about a year ago

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Cardiff Airport to get loan fund of up to £13m to attract new airlines

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  4 days ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "A loan fund of up to £13m is to be made available to Cardiff Airport to attract new airlines, BBC Wales understands. The first £3.5m of the loan, from the Welsh government, will be drawn down by the airport next year. Welsh ministers have described the loan as the most significant step since they bought the airport 18 months ago. On Tuesday, First Minister Carwyn Jones said its future lies in long-haul flights, not competing with Bristol on closer destinations. Because the funding is in the form of a commercial loan the airport will by-pass many of the EU regulations on state aid. The last time such a fund was made available was in 2006 when £4m was used by the then privately-owned airport. Cardiff Airport has had mixed fortunes under public ownership. It was bought by the Welsh government for £52m in March 2013 and has invested about £10m in improvements at the terminal."
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Sony To Take On Netflix With Playstation Vue

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about two weeks ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Sony is planning to launch PlayStation Vue, a TV service for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles providing on demand programmes and live content. The company will roll out the service to selected customers in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and is expected to feature content from CBS, Fox, NBC Universal, Discovery Communications and 75 other channels. The service is expected to allow users to save their programmes for up to 28 days."
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China unveils new submarine-launched missile

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about two weeks ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "China Aerospace Science and Industry (CASIC) has unveiled its new CM-708UNA submarine-launched cruise missile at the tenth China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai. Designed for launch through a torpedo tube, the CM-708UNA is capable of being integrated with a range of submarines for targeting medium-to-large vessels and inshore targets. "Powered by a turbo engine and solid rocket booster, the missile has a range of 128km." It also integrates a strap-down inertial navigation system and satellite navigation for mid-course guidance, as well as a high-precision radar seeker and digital control for terminal homing."
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How Attackers Can Use Radio Signals and Mobile Phones to Steal Protected Data

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about three weeks ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Computers housing the world’s most sensitive data are usually “air-gapped” or isolated from the internet. They’re also not connected to other systems that are internet-connected, and their Bluetooth feature is disabled, too. Sometimes, workers are not even allowed to bring mobile phones within range of the computers. All of this is done to keep important data out of the hands of remote hackers. But these security measures may be futile in the face of a new technique researchers in Israel have developed for stealthily extracting sensitive data from isolated machines—using radio frequency signals and a mobile phone."
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New startup raises $100M for a portable ultrasound machine

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about three weeks ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "With $100 Million, Entrepreneur Sees Path to Disrupt Medical Imaging, Will ultrasound-on-a-chip make medical imaging so cheap that anyone can do it? A scanner the size of an iPhone that you could hold up to a person’s chest and see a vivid, moving, 3-D image of what’s inside is being developed by entrepreneur Jonathan Rothberg. Rothberg says he has raised $100 million to create a medical imaging device that’s nearly “as cheap as a stethoscope” and will “make doctors 100 times as effective.” The technology, which according to patent documents relies on a new kind of ultrasound chip, could eventually lead to new ways to destroy cancer cells with heat, or deliver information to brain cells."
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Statoil's oil find in North Sea bigger than expected

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about a month ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "An oil find by Statoil in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea is much bigger than earlier thought and the find could be tied into the Grane field, the firm said in a statement on Tuesday. The discovery, first proven in 1992, contains between 30 and 80 million barrels of recoverable oil, well above previous estimates for about 6 million barrels, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate added."
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CryptoWall 2.0 Ransomware Moves to TOR Network

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about a month ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Dangerous new ransomware variant storms onto the scene using the anonymous TOR network, taking down systems and networks unlucky enough to be caught in its path. KnowBe4 issued an alert to IT Managers that a new version of the world's most widespread ransomware CryptoWall has migrated to the TOR network. It has been upgraded to version 2.0, and continues to encrypt files so that a ransom can be extracted if there are no backups or if the backup process fails, often a common occurrence. KnowBe4 received a panic call from an IT admin who was hit this week with CryptoWall. The admins workstation became infected with the malware. The workstation was mapped to 7 servers and within an hour, the entire server farm was shut down. The admin explained he had backups but it would take days to recover the data and get them back up and running. The companys operations would be severely impacted. The cyber criminals hit pay dirt with this one and the admin ended up paying the ransom, 1.3 Bitcoin, rather than face the serious costs caused by days of downtime, said Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4s CEO. This is the next generation of ransomware and you can expect this new version to spread like wildfire."
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Samsung's Made Rollable Batteries That Bend Into a Hoop

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about a month ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Wearables: great, apart from the fact that batteries las about five minutes. Samsung, though, may have a solution: it's just announced a new type of battery which is so flexible that it can be rolled up into a hoop. The announcement, made at InterBattery 2014 in Seoul—how about that for an expo name?—claims that the new style of battery can work even when it's rolled up into the shape of a paper cup. While details are scant according to a report by G for Games, the new flexibility apparently stems from changes in structural design and improved materials."
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about a month ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "You might be super happy to toil away on your phone or tablet the entire time you're on a plane, but not everyone is pleased to see your face buried in your device during takeoff and landing. The Federal Aviation Administration's new, more relaxed rules on gadget use aren't sitting well with one group — flight attendants. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the nation's largest flight attendant union is now suing the FAA to have the ban on gadget use during takeoff and landing reinstated. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA argues that the change has caused many passengers to ignore flight attendants' emergency announcements, and that the new rules violate federal regulations requiring passengers to stow all items during takeoff and landing."
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MIT researchers develop new underwater robot for port security

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about 2 months ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new oval-shaped submersible robot to perform ultrasound scans to search ships for hollow compartments that may conceal illegal imports. The new underwater robot was designed by researcher Sampriti Bhattacharyya along with advisor, Ford professor of Engineering Harry Asada, and was introduced during the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Though designed to check for cracks in nuclear reactor water tanks, the robot has a flattened panel on one side for sliding along an underwater surface, which can be used to inspect a ship for false hulls and propeller shafts."
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US Army develops new sand table technology

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about 2 months ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "The US military has displayed a potential new sand table technology at the recently concluded Modern Day Marine exhibition held aboard the Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, US. Developed by the Army Research Laboratory, the augmented reality sand (ARES) table features a laptop connected to a projector and a Microsoft Kinect, a combined microphone and camera device used with video game systems. The table combines readily available and relatively inexpensive commercial off-the-shelf technology, and improves on the notecards and string seen in legacy sand tables by projecting images of units and landscapes down onto a tabletop box of sand. Projecting units and vehicles as 3x5 notecards and roads or streams as pieces of string, the traditional sand tables are rudimentary three-dimensional maps used for military planning and war games on a small scale."
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A 16-Year-Old From India Built a Device to Convert Breath Into Speech

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about 2 months ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "A 16-year-old from India has designed a device that converts breath into speech. High-school student Arsh Shah Dilbagi invented TALK as a portable and affordable way to aid people suffering from ALS, locked-in syndrome, and anyone else speech-impaired or paralyzed. Prototyped using a basic $25 Arduino microcontroller, Dilbagi’s invention costs only $80, or about a hundred times less than the sort of Augmentative and Alternative Communication device used by Stephen Hawking. TALK works by translating breath into electric signals using a MEMS Microphone, an advanced form of listeningtech that uses a diaphragm etched directly onto a silicon microchip. The user is expected to be able to give two distinguishable exhales, varying in intensity or time, so that they can spell words out using Morse code."
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US researchers test new algorithm for clearing space debris

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about 2 months ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US have come up with a new algorithm that could aid in analysing the rotation of objects in space, which will help in cleaning up debris in the geosynchronous orbit. The algorithm was tested using two small satellites deployed to the International Space Station (ISS) through MIT's SPHERES project. One of the SPHERES satellite rotated in place, while the other captured photographs of the spinning satellite."
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World of Tanks developer on rebuilding lost legends

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about 2 months ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Wargaming’s suite of online games lets players take virtual command of history’s greatest war machines, but the company is now helping to restore historic vehicles in the real world. From the lifting of a Dornier 17 bomber from the bottom of the English Channel to the recently-announced restoration of the legendary Panzer VIII Maus tank, Wargaming is working with museums around the world to preserve historic military tech for generations to come."
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Intel builds 'world's smallest' 3G modem

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about 3 months ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Intel has unveiled a 3G modem not much bigger than a UK penny or US one-cent coin, with the aim of embedding it in connected devices around the home. The company says the XMM 6255, with an area of about 300 sq mm, is the world's smallest modem. The standalone chip could be used in wearable tech, as well as security devices such as "smart" smoke alarms. It is built to protect against overheating, and withstand tough conditions. The modem also features an embedded power supply."
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Shvabe to test new ship-mounted laser cannon for cutting ice

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about 3 months ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Shvabe has designed and developed a new laser cannon for ships, which is capable of cutting ice. The ship-mounted laser can be used to support operations such as work at oil and gas platforms in the Arctic seas, making it easier to break the ice, reported RIA Novosti. This ship-mounted laser developed for exploration and development in the Arctic. This laser works like glass cutters, snipping away at the ice, and then the ship using its own weight can push through."
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Amazing New Invention: A Nail Polish That Detects Date Rape Drugs

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about 3 months ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Checking to see if your drink has been tampered with is about to get a whole lot more discreet. Thanks to the work of four North Carolina State University undergrads, you’ll soon be able to find out without reaching for a testing tool. That’s because you’ll already have five of them on each hand. The team — Ankesh Madan, Stephen Gray, Tasso Von Windheim, and Tyler Confrey-Maloney — has come up with a creative and unobtrusive way to package chemicals that react when exposed to Rohypnol and GHB. They put it in nail polish that they’re calling Undercover Colors."
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Your Phone Can Be Snooped On Via Gyroscope

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about 3 months ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Researchers will demonstrate the process used to spy on smartphones using gyroscopes at Usenix Security event on August 22, 2014. Researchers from Stanford and a defence research group at Rafael will demonstrate a way to spy on smartphones using gyroscopes at Usenix Security event on August 22, 2014. According to the 'Gyrophone: Recognizing Speech From Gyroscope Signals' study, the gyroscopes integrated into smartphones were sensitive enough to enable some sound waves to be picked up, transforming them into crude microphones."
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Xiaomi's Next OS Is The Most Shameless iOS Rip-Off You Will Ever See

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about 3 months ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Looks like Chinese device maker, Xiaomi, is taking its "Apple of the East" tag too literally. First, their CEO brazenly copies Steve Jobs' signature look, sitting cross-legged on the floor and everything. And now, Xiaomi's latest version of Android shamelessly rips off iOS 7. MIUI 6, which is Xiaomi's upcoming edition of Android for its latest phones and tablets, looks almost exactly like Apple's operating system for iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch. It features the same bright color palette and a flat design. Heck, it even does away with Google's "app drawer" and puts all apps on your home screen. It's like the CEO handed iPhones to the design team and barked: "Here, copy this!""
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