Ever since RSA got caught sabotaging its own products to aid the NSA for a piddling $10M, it's been corporation-non-grata in the security world. Prominent experts are bailing on the RSA conference where they'd been scheduled to speak. Now, a Fight for the Future petition is asking Stephen Colbert to walk away from his guest speaker slot. I hope he does — Colbert's reputation is worth more than the fee he commands from RSA.
"We have made tremendous progress with the China Virus, but the Fake News refuses to talk about it this close to the Election," says the man who had power to stop the spread of the virus but did nothing, resulting in the deaths of 225 thousand people. "COVID, COVID, COVID is being used by them,… READ THE REST
2020 Obel Award winner Anna Heringer (previously at BB) put her skills to use designing Anandaloy, which was then built from mud and bamboo by citizens of Rudrapur, Bangladesh. Some beautiful curves inside and out, and lot of light inside. Image: YouTube / STIRworld READ THE REST
Scourge of psychics James Randi was no skeptic; our culture is poorer as a result Several years ago I was preparing a talk on the life of occult journeyer Madame H.P. Blavatsky (1831–1891) for the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City. Someone on Facebook asked sardonically: "Will James Randi be there?" My interlocutor… READ THE REST
Back when you used to split time between home and the office, it really wasn't usually a big deal. But now that you spend hour after hour tapping away at that one laptop all day and all night long, you should probably start paying attention to just how freakin' hot that thing is getting. In… READ THE REST
When you decide to sign on to learning a new language, you're not doing it so you can learn how to conjugate verbs in Spanish. You're learning it so if you go to Mexico or run into a Spanish speaker, you'll be able to converse and understand what's happening around. Dull classroom recitations and boring… READ THE REST
With the CBD market emerging into a health and wellness juggernaut over the past few years, it's easy to think you can just grab a bag of gummies off a store shelf and you're good to go. However, how do you know what's in that CBD product you're buying? There are currently no over-the-counter CBD… READ THE REST