Government Trojans !!!

What do you all think of this practice ? Coming soon to a pc near you....government trojans.A government Trojan is spyware installed on a computer or network by a law enforcement agency for the purpose of capturing information relevant to a criminal investigation. Depending on the program, government Trojan horses may intercept email or VoIP traffic, scan hard drives for relevant digital media or even record conversations and videoconferences. As this type of software captures data and then sends it back to a central server for processing and analysis without a user's knowledge, it is generally classified as a back door Trojan horse virus. Governments have approached implementing Trojan horses in different ways. Swiss government agencies have been reported to be working with Internet service providers (ISPs) to record speech on an infected PC's microphone, as opposed to of intercepting encrypted voice packets. German agencies have sought authority to plant Trojan horses on the hard drives of suspected criminals using email that would install keyloggers, record webcams and microphones and scan infected hard drives for for documents, diagrams and photography. These email messages would be tailored to each unique target, similar to the method used in spear phishing attacks.More about Government Trojans.

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago


case

I recently acquired this old government case it looks waterproof and shock resistant and i was wondering what ideas you guys could think of for this thing, i dont want to throw it away because it looks very useful for something. this is a ZERO HALLIBURTON case

Posted by darkyoboto 11 years ago


interesting video(not something stupid, its serious)

This is the video, around 20 minutes long. but worth every secondshe even pwns radio shack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by ledzep567 10 years ago


PRESIDENT & GOVERNMENT

OK, I've been a sneaky DIY for a while now, just stealing idea's but not really contributing. Bummer. In my defense I'm currently deployed to Iraq OIF 07-09. Question is what would YOU do as President? How would you help the American people? Background, I'm a gemini, and hope i don't get so out of hand i get banned. (Please keep your input on the U.S. only) Ok, so here i go..... If I was Pres I would round up certain people with certain things (say bums, or the sick and diseased) and "off" them. I would stop competition in consumer goods (ie, why sell energy saving light bulbs, and the crappy ones as well) I would force companies to comply to a higher standard for the greater good.<---this part IS communistic, but only for consumer goods that go to market. If President, I would have large meetings INHOUSE, i would not leave my country to "talk" to other countries, I have a phone, or a VP/VIP i could send. These meetings would gather expert people, in whatever field... for instance the internet, and would make it run flawlessly..... no dead links, no BS info, mmmmm sounds good. I would make a government website, FOR THE PEOPLE, (created by the best web guru's, government guarenteed secure) and it would more or less be an online census, it would be your forced load page.... you couldnt have fun on the web without answering a few questions, about anything. of course personal info, CIA FBI stuff, but mainly for an immediate update as to what the people want, when they want it, and how they expect it done......man ive so soo much more... thats all for now. Call me crazy, i dont care....... what would you do?

Posted by killarowa 10 years ago



The Constitution

Can I just say the consitution is dead in America? That it doesnt count for much anymore? Freedom to assemble-I dont think what the founders meant was freedom to apply for a permit to assemble. Right to bear arms-again i dont think that was fill out the application and never actually bear the arms, leave them locked in a cabinet in your house Pursuit of happiness-Is that not what the law  does, prevents people from doing what makes them happy. Are people going around saying 'What law could I break to make myself less happy'? Freedom of speech-I dont know about this one. I guess that's upheld pretty well.

Posted by avocadostains 3 years ago


UK Government Wants to Build a Database of Every Phone Call and Email

This just crossed my News ticker this morning: 10:20 AM on Tue May 20 2008By Adam Frucci The plans for the new database are currently being drafted up and may be proposed for inclusion in the draft Communications Bill later this year. While many of the types of politicians you'd expect are behind it, a number of others are, thankfully, vehemently against it. They're against it not because of the basic violation of citizens' privacy that would come from such an action, however. Instead, they point to the UK government's lousy track record with data security as a security threat great than whatever threats they'd be stopping by being able to look up those emails of you flirting with the girl you met at the office Christmas party. It's another really strong argument against giving governments overreaching powers to spy on their citizens.Hopefully, the people of England will get properly angry and vocal against this plan, keeping it from ever becoming a reality. The next step, after all, will be the thought police, and at that point it's really too late. {BBC via Boing Boing }Big Brother IS watching, everywhere......"If you wanted a sure sign that the Orwell-ization of Great Britain is underway, then look no further than this. Lollipop ladies, those kindly old women who man the main roads next to school, similar to the US crossing guard, have been issued with video cameras to record lollipop rage as school-side road rage is known.The cameras, which record traffic coming from both the front and the back, mounted on the lollipop lady's cap, and attached to an Archos portable DVR, have been developed by a British firm, Routesafe. Several local authorities have invested in the technology to counter the increasingly aggressive behavior on British roads."CCTV cameras everywhere

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago


Are you smarter than your elected officials?

A new study found that after giving the ISI civil literacy quiz to over 2000 people, those who held some form of office scored lower on average than those who didn't!Bear in mind it was close, and both were poor: 44% to 49%, yet it's kind of scary to think about! You can take the quiz yourself, and see how well you do. I got a 64%, which isn't great, but I'm apparently in the top 85% of the random sample!I'm curious how some non-Americans will fare. Please don't be embarrassed to post your score, we won't mock you too much...( via )

Posted by zachninme 9 years ago


UFO conspiracy, anybody?

Brace yourself for a flood of new or revitalised conspiracy theories on the internet - the British government has "lost" files relating to a significant UK UFO flap, the Rendlesham Incident. The incident has been pretty thoroughly debunked, starting with the huge holes and inconsistencies in the "witness" stories, and on through a quite convincing explanation of the actual light seen. Of course, the biggest piece of evidence for a conspiracy is a lack of evidence for the conspiracy - of course the story is real, otherwise They wouldn't have hidden all the evidence... Now, with some of the files "lost", the loons are going to be back all over the story. But, if you want to see the actual evidence that is currently available for free, you have a couple of weeks left to download the PDFs.  Enjoy.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


Hey, Americans; Want to help Tesla cars?

I just found that a lot of US states don't let Tesla sell their cars directly to the public. This keeps the price of electric cars artificially high. In turn, this gives an unfair commercial advantage to gasoline car dealers, and creates a false argument against electric cars ("they're expensive"). To fix this, there's a petition that US citizens can sign and force a response from the White House. If you care about this issue from any front - fair trade, keeping government out of your lives, cutting downnon climate change,  personal freedom - then you can sign the petition at the link below, and share it with as many of your friends as you can.  https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/allow-tesla-motors-sell-directly-consumers-all-50-states

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago


Can We Compare IT Sector with Public Sector Undertaking (PSU), Indian Engineering Services (IES)?

Now a days electronics engineering students have a big problem to select a job in private sector just like a IT SECTOR or in a government sector for example IES or PSU. In my point of view all the above job have good future and good respect and there are some limitation for every sector. If someone ask me this question and i don't have a any choice then my answer is ....... I think we can not compare government sector with IT sector at this stage. Because in govt sector for example IES . Indian Engineering services will give you a huge respect in every sector, promotion, good environment, peaceful life, safety of family etc. When we talk about Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) this will also give you more work experience than IES and promotion, good environment, peaceful life, safety of family etc. Now at last in IT sector this will give you a lot of its depend on your strength. In some cases if you have a potential then you can achieve in few years but in case you are a lazy person then IT sector or private sector will give you nothing and give you a lot of pressure. Finally i conclude this remove your confusion please select your future with your interest, every sector have good scope. Please improve my question and answer with your comment ?

Posted by Abhishek Upadhyay 4 years ago


Keeping an eye on what our hired help is doing.....UK, Scotland, N.Ireland, Wales

MAKE magazine has just reported that we in the US of A will soon be getting into the act that countries like the UK, Scotland, N.Ireland, & Wales have been for awhile now. At TheyWorkForYou.com (from across the pond) you can:Find out more about your MP/ MSPs/ MLAsView lists of all MPs, Lords, MSPs, or MLAs.Sign up to be emailed when something relevant to you happens in ParliamentRead and comment on:Thursday's Commons debates:Thursday's Westminster Hall debates:Thursday's Written Answers:Tuesday's Northern Ireland Assembly debates:etc. and etc. The link is here...clicky - for UKI can not wait to see how we handle the new initiative to Open Government on our side....Major Update !!!One can now get emails from the US Govmnt on what is happening on health care etc. go here to sign up for updates AND one can also go directly to the site they maintain for those that do not wish to sign up, but still want to know: and THAT can be found HERE.

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


Best Government

I have always thought that a localist, complete democracy with communist economic system was superior.  The countries' sizes would be similar to counties in the USA (30-40 miles across), because every area is different and requires different laws.  Every human of age would have one vote in all matters.  A number of people would be hired, like congressmen, to vote on trivial things that the rest of the population doesn't care to vote on, but members of that group would have no more say-so than anyone else.  Laws would be written up by lawyers commissioned by citizens, and would be added to the next ballot if a predetermined number of signatures was obtained petitioning for it. Instead of buying things with money and being paid for work, workers would be given cards (like Drivers' Licenses) that allow them an amount of food and luxuries. In order to ensure that people do all the jobs that need to be done, a sliding pay scale would exist.  Job categories would be ranked in importance by periodic votes, and ranked in terms of positions filled by computer (if there are not enough farmers practicing, the ranking for farmers would go up).  Votes to determine importance of jobs would be done by occupations as wholes (farming would get one vote, clerks would get on vote, etc. in order to prevent jobs with the most people from voting themselves most important)  In this system, the most important jobs that have the lowest worker-to-necessary-worker ratio would get 50% more luxury entitlements than people with the least-important, most-practiced jobs.  Every worker would get the same amount of food, based on number of dependents.  People who could not work due to temporary or permanent disability would be given a special card that allows food, and fewer luxuries than full-time workers, and would need to be renewed periodically, to be sure that holders actually cannot work.  People who have lost their jobs would be issued a temporary unemployment card that allows them food and few luxuries while they look for a job.  They must demonstrate that they have been looking for a job to the best of their ability to keep their card.  Students would be allowed food and the smallest amount of luxuries, and their education would be free.  Standards for workers would be determined by popular vote. While each country would only be county-sized so that it can do what is best for itself, all the countries would be part of a United Nations style meeting that mediates to prevent war and puts regulations across all the countries. So, what do y'all think the best way is?  Please be wordy.

Posted by tincanz 5 years ago


Politics

This Is where you can Post your thoughts about today's Government whether you like the current government or you don't like the current government. Whether you are a republican or a democrat or any other Political Party. This post is particularly about the U.S. government but even if it is not you can post it here! I will regularly post my thoughts about the government.

Posted by garrett10 9 years ago


the american form of government

This a pretty informitive video

Posted by wenpherd 9 years ago


California Government tries to prevent reuse; issues ACCRC a violation

Just the other day while I was cleaning out old computers I thought to myself how wonderful it was that the Alameda County Computer Recycling Center was nearby. The ACCRC is a not-for-profit organization that accepts old electronic parts to build working computers that they give away to people in need. Anything they can't use gets properly recycled, and they do this all without charging any fees. The Department of Toxic Substance Control of the California Environmental Protection Agency is causing trouble for the ACCRC, and this may ultimately lead to the ACCRC's demise. In short, the government is using the letter of the law to do totally bone-headed things, and has slapped the ACCRC with a violation. It's our government, and it should work for us to encourage smart ways, like the ACCRC, to lessen our impact on the environment. Even if you don't live in California, this is important because California typically leads the nation on these types of issues.There's a couple of things you can do, including contacting people at the government agency and donating directly to the ACCRC. Check ACCRC's founder James Burgett's blog for details on both. More coverage here at Boingboing.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Right to Information-still a right to gain in Bangladesh

Bangladesh gained independence twice. From the British for the first time and second time from Pakistan. Unfortunately Bangladesh inherited the black laws made both by the British and the PAKISTANI. It is more unfortunate the politician like to those black laws when they are in power. Bangladeshi citizens could asked for infprmation from a government office.  But there is also the light of hope. The government passed RTI-Act 2009 in 2009 to ensure people's right to information. Though the government officer are not interested to supply information as per the law, it is at leat a start. To know more you can see the news http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=211710

Posted by sunil_123 6 years ago


Subliminal Message Conspiracy

Do YOU think the government posts subliminal messages? What kind of subliminal messages do they post??

Posted by FunkNattidelic 10 years ago


MAGIC

I know it sounds fascinating but do u guys think there is a possibility of a different set of laws that govern the universe.Spells,Witchcraft and Sorcery have been amond us and are also prevalent now.Are any of these true??Is there A scientific explanation??

Posted by WEBRANGER 9 years ago


How to detect a heart beat or rythum in a room?

I have heard about the government and companies doing this kind of thing.  Does anyone know how or have an  idea of how, to detect a heart beat in a room or even multiple heart beats? Thanks in advance.

Posted by moe1024 8 years ago


GSA Auctions

Hello dear friends! I lately have found a resource for us makers in the US. The General Services Administration conducts auctions of government surplus. From real estate to machinery, anything that you could find useful. Check it out! GSA Auctions

Posted by blkhawk 4 years ago


Official UFO files released - the British X Files!

Secret files on UFO sightings have been made available for the first time by the Ministry of Defence. The documents, which can be downloaded from the National Archives website, cover the period from 1978 to 1987. They include accounts of strange lights in the sky and unexplained objects being spotted by the public, armed forces and police officers. One man explained in great detail his "physical and psychic contact" with green aliens since he was a child. The writer said that one of them, called Algar, was killed in 1981 by another race of beings as he was about to make contact with the UK government. BBC StoryUFO file picturesUK Government UFO files for download

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


Playing Games In Session

Think students playing games on their laptops during class is bad? What about parliament members playing games during government policy sessions? The parliament of Bhutan, a small country in the Himalayas, has decided to ban laptops so that lawmakers will stop playing computer games while the Bhutanese parliament is in session.It is not however true that we were always playing games, said the MP, who is from the governing Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT). We need the laptops because that saves us the trouble of having to carry huge amounts of paper and documents.He makes a good point: playing game after game of tic-tac-toe does require a huge amount of paper. What games do you think they were playing?

Posted by joshf 10 years ago


China's List of Banned Websites

Here is a nice info-graphic of the websites china's government blocks their population from visiting. I don't know if this is the full list, but these are probably the most important ones. Pretty interesting, We are not banned yet are we ? Its only a matter of time :)

Posted by =SMART= 8 years ago


Keeping our troops in Iraq cool in the 104 degree weather

Any idea's of keeping our troops cool in Iraq? Temperature rises to 100's during the day. Seems our government only has more cumbersome vests with (the lightest) cooling motors of 6 pounds and from what I gather can only be used in a vehicle.

Posted by lmolli 11 years ago


Presidential Weirdness

Proving the only thing weirder then presidents are presidential candidates:Dennis Kucinich admitted during a debate that he witnessed and communicated with a UFO. Bill Richardson (Governor of New Mexico) then called for the federal government to "come clean" on UFOs.In vaguely related history, Jimmy Carter was attacked by a swamp rabbit. Photo courtesy of the Jimmy Carter Library.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


My mom knows Obama and his mom! O Yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's true! Obama went to school in Indonesia, and he's in the same class and school as my mom! And she gets to talk with him again when she is invited to America by the government to discuss her films or stuff like that. Now, how many of you have moms that knows Obama, hmmmm? *cough*vote Obama*cough*

Posted by Camisado 10 years ago


Is Obama's Healthcare Plan Constituional?

Before you launch yourselves into a debate about politics, please read what I have to say, and only mention things relating to my question in your response. Thanks. I am a supporter of Barack Obama, but I was thinking about his mandatory insurance for children clause of the his health care plan, and it struck me as unconstitutional. Does the federal government have the power to mandate that insurance be bought for all people under the age of 18? The 9th and 10th amendments clearly assign all powers not specifically granted to the federal government to the states and the people. Seeing as our constitution doesn't say anything about health care, or imply it, as far as I've seen, do they really have the power to mandate it? The thing is, i've never really seen this argument against socialized health care in the united states, am I missing something? Thanks! p.s. I plan on asking this same question to my American History teacher tomorrow, i'll let you all know what she says.

Posted by Weissensteinburg 10 years ago


39% and climbing - renewable resources in Portugal.

In the UK, less than 5% of our electricity comes from "green", renewable resources.In Portugal, they generate 39% of their power with renewables, and that is set to climb.These red "snakes" - the Pelamis wave-power system - are built in the UK (but guess which government hasn't invested in them?), and Portugal is also investing heavily in wind, solar and hydro-electricity.Link to photo storyIf one of the poorest countries in Europe can manage this, why can't the rest of us?

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


Can we fight back Big Brother?

Conoy Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; is voting to avoid flying surveillance remote controlled aircrafts above their skies. In a time when the United States government approves the use of drones to spy on the civilian population, I have found interesting how people are responding. This municipal ordinance definitely will not stop the use of drones on this area if deemed necessary for our national security but I wonder if this could be the start of a trend.

Posted by blkhawk 5 years ago


I need some help finding an old 'ible

I recall seeing an 'ible a while back, it had to do with downturn of the government and becoming self-reliant... Something along those lines. But more importantly, I want the link it had inside, to an old military guidebook of some sort. I remember it had a red picture of a soldier with (maybe) a communist symbol as the intro pic. I tried searching over and over for different things... still to no avail. Thanks.

Posted by nickodemus 8 years ago


British Columbia introduces carbon tax

VICTORIA -- Driving and other fuel-dependent activities are about to get more expensive as British Columbia becomes the first jurisdiction in North America to introduce a consumer-based carbon tax.The carbon tax will apply to virtually all fossil fuels, including gasoline, diesel, natural gas, coal, propane, and home heating fuel. B.C.'s carbon tax, the provincial government claims, will be the most comprehensive in the world.full article

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


The Skateborder

Have you ever heard of the string theory? Well my friends here's a cool thing. The atom has been broken down into smaller molecules by scientist then just neutrons, protons, etc. They have actually been broken down into bands of energy which were broken down into the equivalent of our computer's 1s and 0s. So are we living in The Matrix. The fact is yes. Our main character, Celia Thanatos is a punk rocker skateboarder who is also a scientist. She discovered out how to hack the Universe from the inside, and obtain very special abilities in which the government wants her dead for. Combining her abilities with her skateboarding skills, Celia takes on the system at all odds. Not only does she face the government, but she also faces what the system throws at her. All supernatural creatures break free into the realm and unleash hell upon humanity. While on her skateboard, you as Celia must perform specific stunts and skills to fight your enemies. Category: Sports/Fantasy/Sci Fi.28 If there's any professional gamers out there that read this, please feel to contact me at 302-424-1681 or e-mail me at hydemr28@gmail.com

Posted by mrhyde86 3 years ago


Further Advances in Invisibility

As those of you who have been fervently following my posts for over a year know, last summer I was working on making myself invisible. While my the results of my experiment were lackluster, it appear that a man in China has nearly perfected the technique. He says his quest towards invisibility started in 2005 as a protest of the Chinese government who had shut down his art studio. You can see some of the results of his research here.

Posted by randofo 9 years ago


Chinese Spies Hack Gmail Accounts: Google Gets Angry

Google Threatens To Quit China Over 'Spies' 10:05am UK, Wednesday January 13, 2010 Peter Sharp, China correspondent Google has threatened to pull its operation out of China, claiming cyber spies have penetrated the system. The internet giant said "highly sophisticated" attacks had been launched to hack into e-mail accounts of human rights activists in China and around the world. "These attacks and the surveillance they have uncovered - combined with the attempts over the past year to further limit free speech on the web - have led us to conclude that we should review the feasibility of our business operations in China," Google chief legal officer David Drummond said in a blog post. Chinese authorities said they were "seeking more information on Google's statement that it could quit China", the official Xinhua news agency said, citing a government official. The unnamed official from China's State Council Information Office also said: "It is still hard to say whether Google will quit China or not. Nobody knows." Google's threat came after it announced it would no longer censor search results in China. Searches on google.cn for the iconic photo of a man standing in front of a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square in 1989 found the image immediately, as well as results for other sensitive topics such as the Dalai Lama and the banned Falungong spiritual group. No company should be forced to operate under government threat to its core values or to the rights and safety of its users. Leslie Harris, of the Centre for Democracy & Technology Google said 20 other companies had been targeted including media, finance, chemical and technology sites. "Google has taken a bold and difficult step for internet freedom in support of fundamental human rights," said Leslie Harris, president of the US-based Centre for Democracy & Technology. "No company should be forced to operate under government threat to its core values or to the rights and safety of its users." At Google's offices in Beijing, human rights activists laid a bouquet of red roses and white lilies in support of the company. "We want to express outrage, but not at Google. Coming here is a type of support for Google," said IT worker Zhao Gang. "Google faces very strict and adverse conditions in China. Something we knew in our hearts is now out in the open. I believe it's a watershed moment for the internet in China this year." Google stressed that the decision to review its controversial operations in China had been taken by the company's US executives and not by staff in China.   For some, it seems to be too little, too late considering the strict censorship the Chinese government enforces.  However, by playing by the rules, Google was able to get its foot in the door and now has some potential leverage.

Posted by AngryRedhead 8 years ago


HHO generator improves fuel efficiency of petrol engine!

Reproduced verbatim from The Fortean Times issue 249, republishing from FT35JUNE 1979On the 15th a demonstration of a "revolutionary" energy device took place at an undisclosed location in the UK. Iowerth Thomas, 58 a Welsh inventor, hoped to interest both government energy officials and an Arab consortium. Mr Thomas had been experimenting since 1936 with ways to make petrol engines burn more efficiently. His "bolt-on" device promised between 25 and 40 per cent efficiency using "the electrolysis of tap water", plus a cleaner exhaust. The government scientists' response - that it was impossible - spurred Mr Thomas to demonstrate it for them. He reported to the motoring correspondent of the Daily Telegraph that his stationary engine ran for 112 seconds with his device and for 77 seconds on the same amount of petrol without it. The usual objection to electrolytic systems is that the energy needed to run them is greater than that produced. With some sarcasm, New Scientist sniffed that the device needed to be much smaller than the room-size contraption Jones used. What really stoked their scorn was Thomas's reply when asked how it worked: "It's beyond me," he said. That was the last we heard of him and his promising device.How has this technology improved in the last 30 years?L

Posted by lemonie 9 years ago


Black is the new Green

It seems today http://www.google.com/ turned it's lights out. I though it was an early April Fools but apparently its time for Earth Hour (which everyone should participate). My physics teacher has a black desktop background on his laptop to save battery life. I always tell his it doesn't work and that it might even do the opposite. We all know that for backlit displays this does not save any energy but does it waste energy? Anyone care to comment.PS. I admire Google for its Community service. I wish government was more like it.

Posted by nf119 10 years ago


Baltimore Ham Fest this weekend

At the Maryland state fairgrounds. This is a great place to pick up used electronics and parts of all sorts. We use to have parking lot pc contents (Who can build the fastest pc for 50bucks). Great dealers of all sorts of stuff 10 bucks to get in. We should have an instructables meet uphttp://www.gbhc.org/The Baltimore Amateur Radio Club, sponsor of The GBH&C; targets Amateur Radio and electronics enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds. In the heart of the Mid-Atlantic Region and adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay, we attract civilian, government, and marine attendees from Maine to Florida.

Posted by teknocrat 10 years ago


Ninja

How cool are Ninja?A lot of people think just the word is cool, that Ninja are the ultimate (everything).A lot of people spend much time bickering over who are "real Ninja" or not.People also find Ninja films amusing (or even hilarious, myself included)And of course the "Official Ninja Website"Beyond people who think Ninja are totally awesome, I'd like to know what they've really done?WW2 - any involvement in the Pacific?Assassinations - anyone famous?Kicked-organised-crime-ass?Overthrown any governments?Killed anyone?Are the real Ninja subject to some conspiracy-outlook where "if you've heard about them they aren't real Ninja"?Anyone?

Posted by lemonie 9 years ago


Cars running on vegetable oil regulated

The man is really bringing me down here...Drivers of SVO (straight vegetable oil) fueled cars are running afoul of the law.Not too long ago, cars that ran on leftover vegetable oil were rare, a curiosity. But now that lots of people are buying kits and hiring mechanics to mod their cars to run on french fry juice, the government is starting to take notice. Drivers of these cars now have to pay the same taxes as traditional fuel drivers, register with the state, file monthly reports and payments, as well as make sure they are in compliance with local environmental laws. Noncompliance will be punished with stiff fines.

Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago


Green Roofs Capture Carbon

"Recently, Royal Dutch Shell PLC received $865 million from the Canadian government for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. Green roofs, rooftops with plants, can capture and store carbon, according to a new study by Michigan State University in East Lansing. The technology to build green roofs already exists, and they can be created for much cheaper than a CCS project."The key to fighting global warming is capturing carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in new reservoirs that weren't storing carbon before," lead researcher Kristin Getter said...."This looked like a rather elegant answer to the Green Question.  

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


100% of Electricity from Renewable and Non-Carbon Sources in 10 Years

In the best talk of the 2008 Web 2.0 Summit Al Gore called for president-elect Obama to make a man-on-the-moon-like pledge to generate 100% of the United States' electricity from renewable and non-carbon sources within 10 years. Al Gore is truly an amazing orator, and when he got fired up about the climate, renewable energy, energy independence, and how it could play a centerpiece of our economy, I got fired up and so did the rest of the audience. What really sent shivers down my spine was this observation: When Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon, the average age of the control engineers running the mission from Houston was 26, making them 18 when Kennedy made his pledge in 1960.Generating 100% of our electricity from renewables and non-carbon sources in 10 years (let's call it 100-in-10) is the same caliber of challenge, but unlike getting to the moon -- which was something only a government could do at the time -- building a full economy of renewable energy should be orchestrated by the government, but requires the efforts of countless makers. I seem huge numbers of opportunities, both large and small, to make a difference and have impact. Get an engineering degree and invent a new type of powerplant, design and publish plans for low-cost DIY solar home heaters, be an advocate of renewable products and services. It's clear that a lot can happen in 10 years, and even if Obama doesn't call for 100-in-10, the time to make a difference is now. This is cross-posted on Makezine here.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Big mural painter - arduino

I have a dream of being able to paint big space buildings like facades and factory buildings. My dream is to collaborate with city governments to create murals in abandoned former industrial areas. My idea is to create a device with spray cans, electro motors and a software that can communicate a picture into pixels for the spraying device to detect and print on to the wall. See drawing for description. If somebody is interested in designing this I will buy the material for testing and so on... I am completely new to arduino and if someone to start with would tell me if the idea is to far away from reality, that could also be a good start... :-) This was a quick shout out to begin with. Reply if there is any interest or comments. Lets do this together!!

Posted by blasterplaster 4 years ago


Which rotary tool?

I recently got some money from the government for my good grades (YAY!) So now I can get myself a nice rotary tool. BUT I can't seem to make a decision! I have 2 brands in my sights Dremel (No specific model/kit in mind yet) Gyros (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006ZEJA56/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m;=AXL381AZQM9Q1) And if it isn't a POS Northern Industrial (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JFO1TM/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m;=AF8EGQ3KRZQB6) I am leaning more towards Gyros as their attachments seem pretty good. Its also significantly cheaper than Dremel. Please give honest feedback. Thanks!

Posted by micraman 6 years ago


How to look like a pretentious jerk

Include this in every single email you send "CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The information contained in this electronic message is confidential and intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this e-mail or any of its components is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please "reply" to the sender." The terribly funny part is my coworker attaches these to the most mundane emails, this one from a reminder of a meeting tomorrow. But the real kicker? his email ends in ocfl.net, as in orange county government, which means ALL his email is public record under the sunshine laws. People are tards.

Posted by Tool Using Animal 10 years ago


Database of facts project : Teaching Good and Bad to a machine ...

.Let's imagine that you successfully created an intelligent machine, capable of thinking.The purpose of this machine would be to replace all of our governments and judges, so the world become a better and fairer place for every of its inhabitants. It would be an IA managed globalization.As you've just created this machine, her brain is empty. Like a tiny baby, she has to learn a lot ...Question : what facts would you teach her ? (given that your goal is to make her a fair judge and good world leader)What would you teach her to make her able to make the difference between what's good and what's bad ?

Posted by chooseausername 10 years ago


CHALLENGE: Dirty Video Mixer with Sound Sensor!

Hey guys I have a challenge for you all but forewarning I am a bit of a novice with Arduino and electronics in general. I want to adapt Karl Klomp's Dirty & Cheap video mixer (schematic attached) into something a bit more responsive. The original video mixer is essentially just two RCA inputs fed into a potentiometer and then a combined output is produced as a mix of the two original video sources. I want to swap the potentiometer for a sound sensor (image attached) to allow for the mix of the video output to be governed by the volume of the mixer's surroundings. If anyone could please help me that would be great!!! (Even my lecturers are stumped) Thanks in advance guys! Ryan

Posted by rachten 4 years ago


ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES

ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES, ATV, are one of the most growing means of recreation. Many people ride ATV's in the mountain trails enjoying nature along the way. The scenery is really one that No TV can match either. Most people ride their ATV on forest Public  Lands which are "Managed " by forestry. ( at least they say they are....volunteers do more for the forest though) So why is it the US Government is working so hard at taking away our rights of recreating responsibly in our own lands? The USDA/USFS is attempting to close access to all forest lands making them monuments, in which case no person will be permitted to access them. If you or family or even friends recreate in the forest I highly urge you to let them know that we all need to unite in order to save these rights. Advocate in order to protect our rights to use our own lands responsibly. Education in this matter is available in many areas on the web. One place will help in many ways..... www.ouachitaatvadventureclub.org Go to this site.....click on the links.........obtain the information that is factual for you to make an educated decision to help save our land rights. If we all come together, we can stop many of the actions being brought forth to us. Please help.......Please save our recreation that our families and friends enjoy so much. Our club accepts donations to help preserve our recreation, maintain the web site, advocating, and working on the trails to clean them up and repair them also. Sure you can make comments here about this, about what you feel about this, even if you don't agree.....leave a comment here then. This is open for all to see and become aware of this problem. No matter where you recreate, some government department will have some type of involvement in it - some how - some way.

Posted by spa31rky 8 years ago


American Corporations Own UK Nuclear Deterrant

The (British) government has sold its last remaining shares in the Aldermaston Atomic Weapons Establishment in Berkshire to an American company.The fee paid by California-based Jacobs Engineering has not been disclosed.The sale of British Nuclear Fuels' stake means Jacobs has control of one third of Aldermaston's operating company, AWE Management.The other two thirds were already in private hands. They are split equally between American defence giant Lockheed Martin and the British plc Serco.Aldermaston is responsible for the production of warheads for the Trident nuclear deterrent programme and its planned replacement. Some opposition politicians claim that US control of UK weapon production breaks the "no technology sharing" conditions of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.BBC story

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


How to Behave as an American Soldier in Iraq -- in 1943

Here's an interesting pamphlet authored by the US Government for soldiers going to Iraq during the Second World War. You have been ordered to Iraq (i- RAHK) as part of the world-wide offensive to beat Hitler.You will enter Iraq both as a soldier and as an individual. That is our strength--if we are smart enough to use it. It can be our weakness if we aren't. As a soldier your duties are laid out for you. As an individual, it is what you do on your own that counts--and it may count for a lot more than you think.American success or failure in Iraq may well depend on whether the Iraqis (as the people are called) like American soldiers or not. It may not be quite that simple. But then again it could.Anyone have a copy of the current pamphlet? It would be fascinating to compare them.Thanks Dr_David for the original link here.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago