Google paying for Bugs

GeekSpeak for 2010-01-30

Government Data, Google paying people that find security bugs in chrome, 1 year anniversary of Al on GeekSpeak, Spirt Death, the iPad and much more.


ME
Government Posting Wealth of Data to Internet

“Under a Dec. 8 White House directive, each department must post online at least three collections of ‘high-value’ government data that never have been previously disclosed.”

ME
NASA Concedes Defeat in Effort to Free Rover

“The US space agency NASA has conceded defeat in its battle to free its Spirit rover trapped in the Sand on Mars.”

ME
Comcast's IPv6 Information Center

“The transition from IPv4 addresses to IPv6 addresses is a necessity, as the available pool of IPv4 addresses will at some point be exhausted for all Internet users. These trials will help Comcast to identify and solve any areas of difficulty involved in the transition to IPv6, and to determine what approach will be the easiest and most seamless to our customers. Comcast will continue to share what we learn with the Internet community, particularly with the IETF, for the benefit of other users of the Internet.”

ME
Google Paying $500 Per Security Bug

“As per Mozilla, our base reward for eligible bugs is $500. If the panel finds a particular bug particularly severe or particularly clever, we envisage rewards of $1337. The panel may also decide a single report actually constitutes multiple bugs. As a consumer of the Chromium open source project, Google will be sponsoring the rewards.”

AL
Dept. of Covert Athletics :: Pong Prom

Pong Prom is an art project designed to produce an experience which is at once competitive and collaborative. Participants don specially-designed hoodies and engage in a game of Pong by slow dancing with each other.

The project uses the Lilypad Arduino platform to control game play, run the display, and communicate between devices. Patches of conductive fabric on the shoulders, hips, and cuffs of the shirts are used to create a serial connection between the Arduinos. An accelerometer attached at the back of the neck allows each player to control their game paddle by rocking their partner back and forth.

AL
Pong Prom on Vimeo

An art project that uses smart textiles to allow participants to play pong together by slow dancing.


! Laptop Recycle

  • Cynthia in SC recommends recycling thru Gray bears
  • Bill Mensch, recycles PC in Santa Cruz and he does take out drives,- SC 425-8740

! Theme Song

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