Here’s an article where someone claims that evolution explains why lolcats control your mind. It’s very helpful, as I’ve been trying to figure this out for myself for a while now.
Here’s a bit of great commentary from Bruce Schneier about why you shouldn’t password protect your wireless network at home.
“Can’t We Talk?” is certainly an interesting perspective on the differences between how men and women can communicate.
She doesn’t address the reasons behind the differences she notes, but I’ll just throw out there that it seems like it is correlated with our society’s gender structure in general.
There are a lot of things in The Nerd Handbook that I can really relate to.
It brings me an immense amount of pleasure to see that someone has de-obfuscated and reverse-engineered skype [PDF]. It describes how to detect and block skype traffic, in addition to how to find and screw with the network control elements. We can only hope that someone takes this a step further, and writes bridges between the skype network and real VOIP networks.
Here is a truly fascinating 25 minute video entitled A journey to the center of your mind.
From the site:
In a wide-ranging talk, Vilayanur Ramachandran explores how brain damage can reveal the connection between the internal structures of the brain and the corresponding functions of the mind. He talks about phantom limb pain, synesthesia (when people hear color or smell sounds), and the Capgras delusion, when brain-damaged people believe their closest friends and family have been replaced with imposters.