A musing on how NSA might be gathering its web traffic information, new amazing storage density, human powered flight, and a detection to the inspirational Preston Q Boomer.
We played the audio on this and chatted a bit about Google Glass.
The density of this crystal memory is really cool!
A quixotic Kickstarter-funded project has won the Sikorsky Prize, one of the most elusive goals in aviation, by keeping a human powered helicopter aloft for more than a minute. Aerovelo, an aeronautical engineering startup founded by Canadians Todd Reichert and Cameron Robertson, announced this morning that the Federation d’Aviation Intenationale (FAI)—the governing body of international aeronautical prizes—has certified a flight that Reichert piloted on June 13 as having met the qualifications for the $250,000 prize.
NSA has been grabbing data, how do they get around https/SSL/TLS?
We chat a bit about how this might be happening, and technical chalenges that must be subjugated.
Anthony Sacco, San Jose, CA emailed in in response to GeekSpeak Episode 2013/07/06 in response to questions of home computer listening…
I bought a Barnes and Noble NOOK HD and I discovered TuneIn Radio Pro. TuneIn Radio on the NOOK HD is a great experience. Not only does it stream but it also allows simultaneous recording that I can play back later. It’s easy to find new stations, and it saves them in a favorites collection. It’s very easy to use.
The NOOK HD is a superior e-reader, but it also a very competent tablet in its own right. I have both the 7 inch HD and the 9" HD+ (for the spouse). They are fast, versatile, and cheap. The display is excellent. Right now Barnes and Noble has slashed the price on the NOOK HD ($129) and the HD+ ($149). The TuneIn app is only $4.95 from the NOOK store, and you can use it on all the NOOK you own. The NOOK HD with TuneIn Radio is probably the best way to get internet radio in an inexpensive and convenient way.
BTW, if you want to hear your internet stream on any FM radio in your house, just plug in a low power FM transmitter into the NOOK’s audio jack, choose an unused frequency and you now have you internet radio everywhere you have a real radio in the house. (The brand I use is “SCOSCHE” purchased at Fry’s).
Anthony also recommends Rediscovering Radio Through Apps
The City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Department is spearheading a countywide effort to simplify the process of posting and sharing event information in Santa Cruz County. This project will utilize existing open source technology to network and aggregate existing data and limit the need for event producers to post duplicate information.The City seeks a consultant or consultant team to act as technical lead through the process of implementing the Elm City system, including setup, training key partners and development of tools as needed.
Proposal deadline is July 26.
Lyle’s Physics and Chemistry Highschool Teacher was inspirational!
Scott called to ask about backing up his iTunes in Windows. He had questions about iCloud with iPod touch.