duminică, ianuarie 31, 2010

Cum sa spargi o retea WEP

Sursa: http://lifehacker.com/5459822/crack-a-wi+fi-networks-wep-password-with-backtrack-the-fancy-video-version

CVul lui Leonardo da Vinci

Scris cand avea 30 de ani si avea nevoie de finantare.

Traducere in engleza pretentioasa:
Most Illustrious Lord, Having now sufficiently considered the specimens of all those who proclaim themselves skilled contrivers of instruments of war, and that the invention and operation of the said instruments are nothing different from those in common use: I shall endeavor, without prejudice to any one else, to explain myself to your Excellency, showing your Lordship my secret, and then offering them to your best pleasure and approbation to work with effect at opportune moments on all those things which, in part, shall be briefly noted below.

1. I have a sort of extremely light and strong bridges, adapted to be most easily carried, and with them you may pursue, and at any time flee from the enemy; and others, secure and indestructible by fire and battle, easy and convenient to lift and place. Also methods of burning and destroying those of the enemy.

2. I know how, when a place is besieged, to take the water out of the trenches, and make endless variety of bridges, and covered ways and ladders, and other machines pertaining to such expeditions.

3. If, by reason of the height of the banks, or the strength of the place and its position, it is impossible, when besieging a place, to avail oneself of the plan of bombardment, I have methods for destroying every rock or other fortress, even if it were founded on a rock, etc.

4. Again, I have kinds of mortars; most convenient and easy to carry; and with these I can fling small stones almost resembling a storm; and with the smoke of these cause great terror to the enemy, to his great detriment and confusion.

5. And if the fight should be at sea I have kinds of many machines most efficient for offense and defense; and vessels which will resist the attack of the largest guns and powder and fumes.

6. I have means by secret and tortuous mines and ways, made without noise, to reach a designated spot, even if it were needed to pass under a trench or a river.

7. I will make covered chariots, safe and unattackable, which, entering among the enemy with their artillery, there is no body of men so great but they would break them. And behind these, infantry could follow quite unhurt and without any hindrance.

8. In case of need I will make big guns, mortars, and light ordnance of fine and useful forms, out of the common type.

9. Where the operation of bombardment might fail, I would contrive catapults, mangonels, trabocchi, and other machines of marvellous efficacy and not in common use. And in short, according to the variety of cases, I can contrive various and endless means of offense and defense.

10. In times of peace I believe I can give perfect satisfaction and to the equal of any other in architecture and the composition of buildings public and private; and in guiding water from one place to another.

11. I can carry out sculpture in marble, bronze, or clay, and also I can do in painting whatever may be done, as well as any other, be he who he may.

Again, the bronze horse may be taken in hand, which is to be to the immortal glory and eternal honor of the prince your father of happy memory, and of the illustrious house of Sforza.

And if any of the above-named things seem to anyone to be impossible or not feasible, I am most ready to make the experiment in your park, or in whatever place may please your Excellency - to whom I comment myself with the utmost humility, etc.

Sursa: http://gizmodo.com/5460442/leonardo-da-vincis-resume-explains-why-hes-the-renaissance-man-for-the-job

sâmbătă, ianuarie 30, 2010

The myPod personal office

Need a unique spot for your studio/workshop/cave? Perhaps you could get inspired to incubate your latest crazy ideas inside one of these. They're being pitched as an environmentally benign alternative to commuting and less expensive to heating a whole house for a home office.

Sursa: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/01/mypod_looks_like_a_neat_pad.html

vineri, ianuarie 29, 2010

miercuri, ianuarie 27, 2010

Traditia detronarii

De fiecare data cand un film detroneaza alt film este o traditie hollywood ca producatorii se dea ca publicitate in reviste o poza care sa aiba legatura cu evenimentul.

Aici sunt cateva:
Titanic ia Star Wars: http://imgur.com/AWh3C.jpg

Star Wars ia ET (a existat si unul in care ET lua Star Wars): http://i.imgur.com/oBqJX.jpg

Star Wars ia Falci: http://imgur.com/ipWna

Asteptam varianta avatar.

Can Monkeys Pick Stocks Better than Experts?

The underlying theme of these posts is that stock market "experts" aren't really experts at all. They may be able to get lucky over a short period of time, but the longer they invest, the less likely they are to continuously beat the market. (Even Warren Buffett says that most investors should choose index funds.)

But professional investors should have some real knowledge of beating the market, right? Isn't that why they do it for a living?

Enter monkeys throwing darts

Tot articolul: http://www.automaticfinances.com/monkey-stock-picking/ (e genial)

How to catch an iPhone thief

The whole thing started when my plane landed in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon at 2:55pm coming from Cabo San Lucas. The guy sitting next to me on the plane asked me to loan him a pen so that he could fill out his customs form. I watched him fill out the form and clearly remember his birth year of 1984, but am a bit unsure about his name. I think it was -----, but in this story, we will refer to him as Pinche.

Mie mi se pare usor socant cat de usor gasesti informatii despre persoanele din america.


DA Camera backpack

Si e chiar ieftin comparativ cu orice alta firma profi!

marți, ianuarie 26, 2010

Kablovi Park

artist and lighting designer, admir jukanovic was commissioned by canary wharf group's public art team to build a lighting installation for jubilee park, london. the installation is called
'kablovi park'. 'kablovi' translates from croation and bosnian as 'cable'. the concept of the piece is to reveal the energies that lie hidden under turf and concrete - carried by thousands, maybe millions of cables to offices, shops, car parks and the london underground beneath the park. the result looks like jukanovic has seemingly pulled these cables to the surface of the ground. groups of three, pairs and single cables, create a network of hot red stitches throughout the park,
pulsating with implied energies. the installation is on view until february 26th, 2010.

Galerie completa: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/8858/admir-jukanovic-kablovi-park.html

luni, ianuarie 25, 2010

The 10 Most Puzzling Ancient Artifacts

Over the last few decades, miners in South Africa have been digging up mysterious metal spheres. Origin unknown, these spheres measure approximately an inch or so in diameter, and some are etched with three parallel grooves running around the equator. Two types of spheres have been found: one is composed of a solid bluish metal with flecks of white; the other is hollowed out and filled with a spongy white substance. The kicker is that the rock in which they where found is Precambrian - and dated to 2.8 billion years old! Who made them and for what purpose is unknown.

Toata lista: http://www.ancientx.com/nm/anmviewer.asp?a=75&z=1

Stone House in Portugal

Mai multe: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1214489/Flintstones-like-house-uncovered-Portugal--ARE-modern-stone-age-family.html

The world without us

Mouseover peste fiecare patratel pentru informatii.


sâmbătă, ianuarie 23, 2010

Build with Heineken

The TriplePundit European tour had an interesting break today at the Heineken Brewery in Amsterdam. Easily one of the world’s most recognizable brands, Heineken’s brewery tour itself was an impressive, if somewhat over-the-top exploration of marketing saavy. Somewhere on the tour they may have mentioned brewing beer.

With an eye for sustainability, I would not have been particularly impressed if not for a small display explaining what can only be described as a genius Triple Bottom Line idea way before its time – the Wobo bottle of the early 1960s.
Apparently, while on tour in Curacao, Alfred Heineken was troubled at the substandard, and in some cases, non-existent dwellings of the impoverished residents on the Dutch island. He decided to design a beer bottle – a “a brick that holds beer” – that could actually be used to build the walls of homes after being emptied. He went so far as to hire a renowned Dutch architect, John Habraken, to design a new bottle specifically designed to interconnect with other bottles, as well as masonry so that large numbers of them (about 1000 for a 10×10 foot room) could easily be fitted together to create a functional and attractive structure.

Unfortunately, though the design apparently worked, the project never took off and no buildings, save two experimental ones in the Netherlands, survive.

Tot articolul: http://www.triplepundit.com/2009/06/heineken-wobo-bottle-a-solution-to-sustainable-housing-before-its-time/

Haiti 360 grade

http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2010/01/world/haiti.360/index.html?hpt=C1 (nu l-am inclus pt ca e mare si porneste automat)

Click si drag pt rotire.

vineri, ianuarie 22, 2010

Universal edibility test

Universal Edibility Test: Separate, Contact, Cook and Taste
The universal edibility test requires breaking down the parts of a plant and testing them individually over a period of 24 hours. In a survival situation, you don't want to go through this trouble if there isn't a lot of the plant you're testing. If there are only a few sprigs of what you think might be the colorful and edible borage, it won't help you much even if you find that it is the cucumber-like herb. Find something near you that's growing in abundance. To prepare for the test, don't eat or drink anything but water for at least eight hours beforehand. If you're lost or stranded in the wild without any food, this should be pretty easy to accomplish. Now it's test time:

Separate - Because only some parts of the plant may be edible, separate it into its five basic parts. These are the leaves, roots, stems, buds and flowers. There may not be buds or flowers. Check out the parts for worms or insects -- you want a clean and fresh plant. Evidence of parasites or worms is a good sign that it's rotting. If you find them, discard the plant and get another of the same variety or choose a different one.

Contact - First you need to perform a contact test. If it's not good for your skin, it's not good for your belly. Crush only one of the plant parts and rub it on the inside of your wrist or elbow for 15 minutes. Now wait for eight hours. If you have a reaction at the point of contact, then you don't want to continue with this part of the plant. A burning sensation, redness, welts and bumps are all bad signs. While you wait, you can drink water, but don't eat anything. If there is no topical reaction after eight hours, move along to the next step.

Cook - Some toxic plants become edible after they're boiled, so get out your apron and start cooking. Your goal is to test it how you would eat it, so if you don't have any means to boil the plant part, test it raw. Once you've boiled it, or if you're going raw, take the plant part and hold it to your lip for three minutes. If you feel any kind of burning or tingling sensation, remove the piece from your lip and start over with a new part. If there's no reaction, press on.

Taste - Pop the same part in your mouth and hold it on your tongue for another 15 minutes. If you experience anything unpleasant, spit it out and wash your mouth with water. You're looking for a similar burning or tingling as you did on your lip. It may not taste great, but that doesn't mean it's toxic.

If there's no adverse reaction in step four, keep on truckin' to the following page for the next steps.

Tot articolul: http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/universal-edibility-test1.htm

One man show

Read a book

The BookBook has a hard shell and a rigid spine to keep your MacBook from being crushed, and is lined with soft fabric to keep it from being scratched. Twelve South also plays up the fact that by disguising your laptop as a beat up old book, you make it less likely to be stolen. Because who wants to steal an old book? Besides these guys.

The leather cases are hand-distressed, so each tome is unique, and the cases have two zippers that are disguised as bookmarks to complete the illusion. These books look so authentic that you might even fool yourself into thinking that you've been reading an old hardcover book.


joi, ianuarie 21, 2010

UVB 76 and the "number stations"

UVB-76 is the callsign of a shortwave radio station that usually broadcasts on the frequency 4625 kHz (AM full carrier). It's known among radio listeners by the nickname The Buzzer. It features a short, monotonous buzz tone (help·info), repeating at a rate of approximately 25 tones per minute, for 24 hours per day. The station has been observed since around 1982.[1] In rare occasions, the buzzer signal is interrupted and a voice transmission in Russian takes place. Only three such events have been noted.

Mai multe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UVB-76

Este plina lumea de aceste statii. Se presupune ca sunt sisteme Dead Hand. Daca se opreste transmisia se presupune ca patria mama a fost distrusa si rachetele automate nucleare se lanseaza. Din fericire e doar o teorie. Probabil ca sistemele dead hand folosesc o tehnologie mai complexa in zilele noastre.

De asemenea exista si asa zisele "Number Stations" care sunt folosite pentru a transmite mesaje spionilor.

luni, ianuarie 18, 2010

The amazing intelligence of crows

Thanks Kris!

Fun with the microwave

Winebox cu folie de aluminiu

joi, ianuarie 14, 2010

The girl who conned her way into Harvard

"There's something I need to ask you," the officer continued. "Are you Brooke Henson?"
"Yes," Brooke said into the phone. "That's me."
On the one hand, she had a purse full of proof that she was Brooke: her student ID, a Vermont driver's license, a U.S. passport, an Ohio identification card, a South Carolina birth certificate. She had a part-time job, a rented apartment not far from campus on New York's Upper West Side and a full course load at Columbia, all registered under the name Brooke Henson.

On the other hand, she wasn't Brooke Henson.

She packed a suitcase hastily, grabbed her two Shih Tzus, hailed a cab and headed straight off the grid. By the time New York police came knocking with a DNA test, "Brooke Henson" was long gone.

Tot articolul: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/31770765/the_girl_who_conned_the_ivy_league

Si eu pot face asta


marți, ianuarie 12, 2010

Augmented reality building

N Building from Alexander Reeder on Vimeo.

Gata l-am reparat

Osaka organic store

the rounded wood honeycomb structure is covering the store’s walls

in osaka, fashion designer of fine cashmere and knit items lucien pellat-finet
has just opened his third store, designed by japanese architect kengo kuma,
who already worked on his space in tokyo’s roppongi district.

'I wanted to express the tenderness of cashmere fabrics by using an organic pattern
surfaced on the plant in architecture.'

B1F: bar and restaurant, light up by flickering candle lights
1F & 2F spaces are wrapped in vegetable walls in which plywood is applied
3F: VIP space is entwined with a white solid fiber like an ivy

Mai multe: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/8699/kengo-kuma-lucien-pellat-finet-osaka-store.html

luni, ianuarie 11, 2010

Architecture art across a photographic point of view

The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

A FULL-CG animated piece that tries to illustrate architecture art across a photographic point of view where main subjects
are already-built spaces. Sometimes in an abstract way. Sometimes surreal.

Am primit de la Cristi acest film grozav.

Making of:

Compositing Breakdown (T&S) from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

Thanks Cristi!

duminică, ianuarie 10, 2010

Need a hand?

Sursa: http://imgur.com/73jxW

Cat costa un salariu?

Pe scurt pentru a ca un angajat sa primeasca 741RON in mana (1000 RON pe hartie) angajatorul plateste in total 1300RON. Prin impartirea aceasta a taxelor intre angajat si angajator Romania ascunde taxele pe care le platim. Puse cap la cap rezulta ca avem taxe la fel de mari sau mai mari decat statele socialiste din europa de vest ex Suedia.

(Salariu nu Salalariu)

sâmbătă, ianuarie 09, 2010

Oase din ratan

Scientists in Italy have developed a way of turning rattan wood into bone that is almost identical to the human tissue.

At the Istec laboratory of bioceramics in Faenza near Bologna, a herd of sheep have already been implanted with the bones.

Tot articolul: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8446637.stm

Tatuarea ochilor

vineri, ianuarie 08, 2010

Demoreel animatronic John Nolan

In this video, no life mouse was used or any computer sfx. Even the brand is fake. All animatronics from the artist John Nolan

Adica sunt niste roboti nu soareci reali.

Mai multe: http://www.johnnolanfilms.com/animatronics/gallery1/

Marea Britanie a inghetat

Eu credeam ca exagereaza titlurile ziarelor.

Sursa: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/8447023.stm

marți, ianuarie 05, 2010

Windows God Mode

By creating a new folder in Windows 7 and renaming it with a certain text string at the end, users are able to have a single place to do everything from changing the look of the mouse pointer to making a new hard-drive partition.

The trick is also said to work in Windows Vista, although some are warning that although it works fine in 32-bit versions of Vista, it can cause 64-bit versions of that operating system to crash.

To enter "GodMode," one need only create a new folder and then rename the folder to the following:


Atentie! Modul acesta e extrem de folositor dar puteti strica ceva folosind meniul acela!

Articol: http://gizmodo.com/5440159/understanding-windows-7s-godmode

duminică, ianuarie 03, 2010

Going to America - noile scanere

Daca zburati catre America trebuie sa treceti prin asa ceva. Trecerea prin el nu garanteaza ca nu o sa fiti chemati intr-o camera si dezbracati pentru inspectie.

Going to America - The greatest strength of America is that people want to live there

Migration matters. Economic growth depends on productivity, and the most productive people are often the most mobile. A quarter of America’s engineering and technology firms founded between 1995 and 2005 had an immigrant founder, according to Vivek Wadhwa of Harvard Law School. A quarter of international patent applications filed from America were the work of foreign nationals. And such measures ignore the children of immigrants. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is the stepson of a man who fled Cuba at the age of 15 and arrived without even a high-school diploma.

So a country’s economic prospects depend in large measure on whether it is a place where people want to be. Desirable destinations draw talented and industrious migrants. Less desirable ones suffer a brain drain. Desirability is tricky to measure, however.

Tot articolul: http://www.economist.com/world/unitedstates/displayStory.cfm?STORY_ID=15108634

I went to Europe for 2 weeks