Bookmarks for May 28th from 18:59 to 19:58
This is an auto-posted collection of public links I’ve either posted to, or favourites from Twitter, and my public links posted to Pinboard.in for May 28th from 18:59 to 19:58:
- Overview | Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE – another one for the "if I were creating a startup" list
- Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock Review • Reviews • PlayStation 3 • Eurogamer.net – "2/10" – BBC Worldwide still incapable of licensing out a good game.
- ‘Flame,’ a cyberweapon that makes Stuxnet look cheap | Beyond The Beyond | Wired.com – Flame's payload–or code base–is 20 megabytes, according to reports. Even though it's not clear whether that 20meg is decompiled or source, has anyone made (an infographic, I suppose) charting the increase in code base of Trojans and viruses over the past 30 years?
- Nanosatellites equipped with Kinect could join together like space LEGO | The Verge – 2012, and this is what the world is like: sensor technology developed for the Israeli military is combined with software developed by the pure research arm of one of the world's largest software companies in order to combat a competitive threat for dominance of the home living room through video games consoles, licensed and sold as a loss leader to get units out in the open and to create a software hardware ecosystem that enables research teams at a university at a country without its own space launch capability to develop self-assembling and flocking nano satellites. This is 2012.
- Innovation Under Austerity: Eben Moglen’s call to arms from the Freedom to Connect conference – Boing Boing – "So a little thug in a hooded sweatshirt made the Web easy to write, and created a man-in-the-middle attack on human civilization. " – paging the internet's cstross.
- Viral marketing doesn’t work …tell everyone you know | MetaFilter – "The worst bug I ever perpetrated in my coding-for-a-living days was first reported to me via NTK, when for a short period the good citizens of Scunthorpe were unable to post the name of their town to the website of a certain well-known broadcasting corporation in Britain, and it was entirely my fault." – and this! Fully expecting this thread to turn up on best of mefi now.
- Viral marketing doesn’t work …tell everyone you know | MetaFilter – Metafilter thread Roth a read for the nostalgia. wondering now if we're going to get a slew of Killer Net and attachments re-watches.
- Four signs America’s broadband policy is failing | Ars Technica – Broadband access in America is so screwed it's a joke.
- “Doctor Who,” “Community,” and Cult TV Fans : The New Yorker – Cult shows, such as “Doctor Who” and “Community,” often have this quality: they shrug off the condescension that people have toward their “lower” genres, using their constraints to find a greater freedom. When you look at a show like that from a distance, it might seem too narrow to contain much of interest. But it’s so much larger when you’re on the inside.