Hugh Jass at 9:59 am Wed, Jan 22, 2014
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Tom Scott tells a (fictional!) tale of the day Google forgot to check passwords. A stock market crash, the end of privacy, no lasting harm, and, of course, butts to lol at. — Rob [Video Link]
Jenny writes, "A few years ago I created a Zombie Apocalypse Training Game in San Francisco as a way to teach urban disaster preparedness skills through play.
Marc Andreessen, web revolutionary and venture capitalist, wrote an essay for the New York Times called Why Bitcoin Matters. Glenn Fleishman, however, thinks he misunderstands and misrepresents key aspects of the payment system and its nature. Andreessen's right up to a point, Fleishman writes, but flubs when it comes to fraudulent transactions, anonymity, and Bitcoin's potential as a currency replacement.
The bright ball at the right hand end of the Cigar Galaxy is, probably, what it looks like when an old, cold, dense husk of a star (aka a "white dwarf") explodes 12 million light years away.
Cory Doctorow at 9:32 am Wed, Jan 22, 2014
Rob Beschizza at 9:27 am Wed, Jan 22, 2014
Maggie Koerth-Baker at 9:20 am Wed, Jan 22, 2014