Instagram announces anti-harassment tools, overtaking Twitter

Twitter's openness is its strength, and also its weakness: the ease with which new accounts can be created makes it into an amazing tool for free expression, and also a perfect venue for vicious harassment (see also); but Instagram (a division of Facebook, the home of the walled garden) has announced a suite of anti-harassment…

Internet Talk Radio: Podcasting Like It Was 1993

In 1993, I started a radio station on the Internet, engaging in activities that later became known as podcasting and webcasting. I'm pleased to say that I've finished uploaded the archive of Internet Talk Radio to the Internet Archive. I ran the radio station from 1993-1996, and it was an exciting time on the Internet.…

Archives of pioneering "Internet Talk Radio"

Rogue archivist Carl Malamud writes, "In 1993, I started a radio station on the Internet, engaging in activities that later became known as podcasting and webcasting. I'm pleased to say that I've finished uploaded the archive of Internet Talk Radio to the Internet Archive."

Engraving a Klein bottle with an Eggbot

The Evil Mad Scientists were presented with a challenge: inscribe one of Cliff Stoll's hand-blown Klein bottles, an object of surpassing beauty and odd topology. They modified an Eggbot plotter to etch the surface of a Klein bottle with a diamond engraver attachment.

Gigantic Klein botttle

This may be the largest Klein bottle (lovely multilingual dissonance there!) ever made. Klein bottles are basically Moebius strips with one extra dimension — bottles that have one continous volume without any "inside" or "outside." This Klein bottle was made by Cliff Stoll (who wrote the classic true-cybercrime thriller The Cuckoo's Egg) who runs the…

What do you get when

What do you get when you extrude a Mobius strip into the third dimension? A fractional-dimensional object with zero volume: a Klein Bottle! And who manufactures and sells the world's finest Klein Bottles? Hippie-cum-Physicist-cum-Sysadmin-cum-International Crime Fighting CyberSleuth-cum-Author, Cliff Stoll. What a wonderful freak! Link