GeekSpeak for 2010-12-18

Translating Nuclear Viruses and DVD Regions

Real Time Translating, Fixing A Fridge, Lyle in a Show, viruses target to Iran centrifuge and much, much more.

Al Fixes His Fridge With Help from Fixya

Solutions to Everyday Product Problems
Support, Manuals, Troubleshooting and Product Recommendations

Crazy USB:Xmas Lights

Luminescent christmas decoration
Built-in 12 x difference design bulbs with color changing LED
Compatible with all platforms
Powered by USB or AC Adapter
Length: 4 meters (approx.)
Weight: 255g

Introducing Word Lens

iPhone App: Instantly translate printed words from one language to another with your built-in video camera, in real time! Use Word Lens on vacation, business travel, and just for fun.

Flying Car!

Maverick Flying Car at Oshkosh
October 13, 2010 – Steve Saint of I-TEC drove his road-legal flying car from Florida to Oshkosh this summer. Since then the FAA has also issued the Maverick a S-LSA aircraft airworthiness certificate. I-TEC hopes to be in production by EAA Oshkosh 2011.

Flying Car!

Maverick Flying Car at Oshkosh
October 13, 2010 – Steve Saint of I-TEC drove his road-legal flying car from Florida to Oshkosh this summer. Since then the FAA has also issued the Maverick a S-LSA aircraft airworthiness certificate. I-TEC hopes to be in production by EAA Oshkosh 2011.

Fake Name Generator

The Fake Name Generator makes international names based on the 3000 most common multi ethnic American names to create believable random names. The most popular male, female, and surnames are merged to make the new fake name.

Generate a Random Name - Fake Name Generator

Not as useful for a list, but lets you specify nationality.

Lorem Ipsum - All the facts - Lipsum generator

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

Stuxnet Virus Article

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve compiled the results of many weeks of fast-paced analysis of Stuxnet into a white paper entitled the W32.Stuxnet Dossier. On top of finding elements we described in the ongoing Stuxnet summer blog series, you will find all technical details about the threat’s components and data structures, as well as high level information, including:

Winter Solstice and Lunar Eclipse

The only total lunar eclipse of 2010 will be visible from all of North America on Monday night/Tuesday morning. That won’t happen again until 2014.

Stuxnet virus set back Iran’s nuclear program by 2 years

The Stuxnet virus, which has attacked Iran’s nuclear facilities and which Israel is suspected of creating, has set back the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program by two years, a top German computer consultant who was one of the first experts to analyze the program’s code told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

Enhance Your Security This Weekend

While this week introduced security concerns, it also brought forward several great ways to help get your own digital life secure and under control. Looking to past and present, here are our best guides to help you enhance your security.

Google beefs search result malware warning

Google has expanded a program designed to prevent search engine users from visiting websites that could scam them or install malware on their computers. The feature includes the words “This site may be compromised” to search results that contain sites that Google’s automated tools indicate may be under the influence of third-party spammers, phishers or other scammers. Hackers often exploit vulnerabilities on legitimate sites so they can be used as a low-cost and stealthy platform for carrying out phishing attacks and spamming operations.

Can Tibion’s Bionic Leg Rewire Stroke Victims’ Brains?

The conventional wisdom about stroke victims is that after about 12 months of rehabilitation aimed at restoring motor control, recovery levels off. Patients never regain more movement, never get beyond whatever plateau they’ve reached by that time. But there’s a company in Sunnyvale, CA, that may be proving otherwise. Tibion makes a robotic, battery-powered exoskeleton—in effect, a wearable bionic leg—that’s helping stroke victims make significant gains long after other therapies have stopped working.


! Links for caller questions
[Wikipedia article on DVD Region Codes|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_region_code]

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