Gus writes, "How does the Internet cross the ocean? Ask a random person and they will probably guess 'satellites' — it just seems easier than wires, right?"
The Media Show’s latest episode deals with the common misconception that your packets take to the air when you try to reach sites overseas. Puppets Weena and Erna use their favorite strategy — brutalizing their sock-puppet interns — to show what happens to the undersea cables that bring you your favorite animés or news from international protests.
Featuring a cameo from Jean-Claude Van Damme, international star of many action movies and, thanks to his team and Funny Or Die, star of license-free greenscreen footage that pretends it's from action movies! (We’re not sure JCVD’s team expected this footage to end up in an educational video, but we hope they appreciate the results. Thanks for contributing to the commons, JCVD!)
(Incidentally, The Media Show is looking to evolve to its next stage. Channels looking to support and produce innovative digital education content and/or Adbusters-like media jamming are encouraged to get in touch with the show by email — themediashow at gmail.)
Deviant Ollam runs a physical security penetration testing company called The Core Group; in a flat-out amazing, riveting presentation from the 2017 Wild West Hackin' Fest, Ollam -- a master lockpicker -- describes how lockpicking is a last resort for the desperate, while the wily and knowledgeable gain access by attacking doors and locks with […]
Philadelphia's Mutter Museum (previously) is one of my favorite museums in the world: built from the private collection of pathologist Dr Thomas Dent (who aggregated the collections of many other pathologists), it is a solemn and moving place to see the incredible breadth of human physiognomy and pathology.
CNC Kitchen's 18-minute video on nozzle wear in 3D printing involves sending abrasive filaments (the abrasiveness comes from pigments and additives like carbon fiber, etc) through a variety of nozzles (mostly cheap ones from China), then measuring the results with a micrometer and by taking castings of their interiors -- but the best part is […]
With the quick-fix appeal of video games and their own cell phones, it can be tough to keep kids focused on supposedly “educational” toys. And while it may seem counter-intuitive to fight tech with more tech, we’re all in when it comes to the Toybox 3D Printer. We’re not sure if anyone had envisioned a […]
Whether you’re an artist, designer or just organizing a photo album, photo editing software is a must. And software designers know it: Platforms like Photoshop and Lightroom have a ton of helpful features, but you’ll pay for them in spades. Luckily, there’s some competition in the photo editing arena. Right now, Skylum’s Luminar software is […]
Who needs a holiday sale? Sometimes there’s no better time than the thick of summer to find deals. We should know – we’ve found ten deep discounts on some must-have items. Whether you’re searching for CBD edibles, exercise gear, chargers or other tech, take a look. But don’t look long – these prices aren’t likely […]