Ordinarily, the folks over at Family Handyman Magazine are a straight-laced bunch, but their slideshow 20 Secret Hiding Places shows that their practical creativity might be hiding something, such as fat stacks of cash.
The DIY mag, one of the few paper paper magazines I still subscribe to, typically features showroom furniture pieces on the cover and a you can make this at home American spirit. It's the impossible beauty standards magazine for homeowners. These hiding place ideas however, are perfect for the would-be Walter White, extremely clever sneakiness masked by the sensible heading of Home Security. It just makes me want to snoop around my neighbors houses more. What is everybody hiding?
For even more devious ideas, if slightly less practical, targeted advertising has led me to this other list: 15 Secret Hiding Places Will Fool Even The Smartest Burglar. This list is more about things you build and holes you drill, plus the safe that looks exactly like a head of lettuce. The one thing burglars will never find is your mind, once you lose it over these tips! That's 35 hiding places in all!
Evan from Fight for the Future writes, "A new investigation from Gizmodo just revealed that anyone, anywhere can get geographic coordinates of Ring devices from Amazon’s Neighbors App. Not only can someone find out where users live, they can use footage to track bystanders, locate children, and monitor people going into buildings, like clinics, for […]
Princen Alice created a “password generator” that glues random Welsh-sounding words into a craggy landscape of letters. It’s probably not very good, since it’s three or four dictionary words and a number plus the fallacious ethnocentric belief that unpronouceability to English speakers reflects randomness, but what a delightful mess!
A team of researchers from Microsoft and Harvard's Berkman Center have published a taxonomy of "Failure Modes in Machine Learning," broken down into "Intentionally-Motivated Failures" and "Unintended Failures."
With all the revolutionary tech that’s out there, it’s pretty sad that finding a simple stud in your wall can feel like dowsing for water. This can be equally true whether you’re using a magnetic finder and it’s reliance on “feel,” or an electronic unit that can give fuzzy readings (especially when the batteries are […]
Do you have any Star Wars fans on your list? Given the reach and output of its new corporate masters these days, it might be easier to ask if there’s anyone out there who isn’t a Star Wars fan. So let’s narrow it down further: Do you know a Star Wars fan who likes to […]
There’s much ado about coffee brewing methods these days, but most of us – at least on the busy weekdays – just want our morning joe to be consistent, easy, and most of all, fast. If that sounds like anyone on your Christmas list, they’re going to get a lot of mileage out of the […]