Chris Monroe

31 Flips | 4 Magazines | 34 Likes | 14 Following | 1 Follower | @CPivionroe | Off-kilter, u 4get me as soon as u pass by. Adrift in crowds, a mere nuance of nuisance. I'm the shadow on the back of ur neck as u turn ur head.

The Most Useful Firefox Extensions Ever Made

Firefox was fighting the good fight against Internet Explorer long before Chrome showed up, and since its launch in 2002, Mozilla’s famed browser has …

Software

Goldeneye ransomware: the resumé that scrambles your computer twice

<i>Thanks to Dorka Palotay of SophosLabs for her behind-the-scenes work on this article.</i><p>Hindsight is a wonderful thing.<p>With hindsight, few of us would …

Personal Information

Likely pick for FCC chair says net neutrality's 'days are numbered'

In February, the Federal Communications Commission voted to reclassify the internet as a Title II communications service. The Open Internet Rule, which we all started to refer to as net neutrality, gave the commission authority to impose rules designed to keep the internet a free and open entity …

Net Neutrality

The massive Cures Act is an imperfect but welcome win — for Congress, America and politics

It's no secret that President Barack Obama's second term has been deeply marked by partisanship so pronounced that major legislative victories for …

Mental Health

Trump Pays His Own Businesses $3 Million In Days Surrounding Election

In all, Trump’s campaign funneled more than $12 million to entities he controls.<p>WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump’s presidential campaign sent Donald Trump’s businesses $2.9 million in the final days prior to and the weeks following his election.<p>Trump’s Miami golf club, where he staged an Oct. 25 news …

One of The Rarest Crystals on Earth Has Been Found in a Russian Meteorite

Holy crap.<p>Physicists have uncovered an ultra-rare quasicrystal in a piece of Russian meteorite, and it’s only the third time ever that we’ve seen one …

Top 10 Best Deep Web Search Engines to Explore Hidden Web

When you go online to search for something you either go to search engines such as Google or Bing. You probably think that if it doesn’t show up on …

Key House chairman: GOP will change Medicare, to 'save' it

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of a key House committee pledged Thursday that congressional Republicans will change Medicare in order to save it.GOP …

Congress just killed legislation allowing LGBT workers to be fired — but anti-gay discrimination under Trump is here to stay

<b>(AP//Jacquelyn Martin)</b><p>The Russell Amendment is dead, but threats from an incoming administration most notable for intolerance are real<p>Nico Lang<p>December 1, 2016 11:58pm (UTC)<p>A provision that would have allowed LGBT people to be fired from their jobs has been struck from a defense spending bill …

The One Theory of Quantum Mechanics That Actually Kind of Makes Sense

But most physicists don't buy it.<p>Quantum mechanics is baffling. On the atomic and subatomic scale, matter seems to behave in ways that we, in the macro world, would generally think of as impossible. Particles can exist in two different places at once, and particle-like interferences in space are …

Quantum Mechanics

After Centuries, Scientists Have Finally Figured Out How Water Conducts Electricity

One of life's most fundamental processes has been witnessed.<p>It's a textbook moment centuries in the making: more than 200 years after scientists …

Chemistry

Scientists have evolved a remarkable new form of life that can bond silicon to carbon

You're probably already familiar with a few products products that use carbon-silicon, or organosilicon: glues, caulks, and pesticides, to name a few.<p>But the new biological trick, which was forcefully evolved in bacteria, is safer and 15 times more efficient than synthetic, industrial chemistry at …

Welcome to Donald Trump's Post-Fact America

This year, we entered a brave new world of bullshit. It goes beyond the fake news we've heard so much about lately – though that's a central …

We Just Got The First Real Evidence of a Strange Quantum Distortion in Empty Space

It's taken us 80 years to witness this.<p>For the first time, astronomers have observed a strange quantum phenomenon in action, where a neutron star is …

2016 December 1 - Flaming Star Nebula

<b>Flaming Star Nebula</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Adam Block, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, Univ. Arizona<p><b>Explanation:</b> A runaway star lights the Flaming Star …

Trump scares the Internet Archive into moving its backup data to Canada

Donald Trump left a lot of people and businesses concerned about their future in the US when he came out the election triumphantly and it seems some are finally starting to act on these doubts.<p>The Internet Archive, which preserves digital records of billions of Web pages, has announced it intends …

The Coolest Features You Can Unlock in Android's Developer Options

Android’s developer options menu is a secret treasure trove of tweaks that adventurous users can play with. If you want to install <i>any</i> app to your SD …

Firefox zero-day: Mozilla races to patch bug used to attack Tor browser users

Unknown attackers are exploiting a Firefox zero-day vulnerability to grab details about Tor Browser users.<p>Users of online anonymity network Tor are …

House lawmakers passed the biggest health reform bill since the Affordable Care Act

After three years of wrangling, the House on Wednesday passed a $6.3 billion bill that would dramatically overhaul the way drugs are approved in the United States.<p>The 21st Century Cures Act is a bipartisan effort that’s been in the works since April 2014. The idea behind the bill is that the Food …

The FBI Is About To Get The Power To Hack Millions Of Computers

And Congress refuses to even talk about what that means.<p>WASHINGTON — Congress had six months to debate granting President-elect Donald Trump’s FBI new legal powers to hack millions of computers, and Republican leaders objected to doing so on Wednesday.<p>That means that starting Thursday, a Department …

2016 November 28 - Arp 240: A Bridge between Spiral Galaxies from Hubble

<b>Arp 240: A Bridge between Spiral Galaxies from Hubble</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, ESA, Hubble Space Telescope; <i>Processing & Copyright:</i> Chris</b> …

This $5 device can hack password-protected computers in just 30 seconds

Even the strongest passwords are fallible, and as Samy Kamkar demonstrates, sometimes it doesn’t take much.<p>Kamkar’s new exploit, PoisonTap, uses free software and a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero microcomputer. After attaching the Raspberry Pi to a USB adapter and plugging it in, the device goes to work. In …

Your favorite messaging apps, ranked by privacy from best to worst

If you’re using BlackBerry Messenger to relay private messages, you might want to switch apps.<p>Amnesty International assessed 11 companies behind some of the most popular messaging apps in the world on how well they use encryption to guard your privacy.<p>Facebook is the clear winner with 73 out of a …

Privacy

Low-cost Android phones are secretly sending your messages and contacts to China

The company sold over five million smartphones in the US alone last year.<p>Fears of backdoors in Chinese smartphones just became a reality to millions …

The future is here: Drones are delivering Domino’s pizzas to customers

It’s a brave new world—for pizza.<p>For residents of the town of Whangaparaoa in New Zealand, Domino’s pizza is now just a short drone delivery away. The company announced today that it delivered its first pizzas to actual customers using drones, after testing the service out this summer.<p>To order a …

FAA

Todoist now lets AI software schedule your due dates

Because humans are bad at it<p>The company behind productivity app Todoist, which lets you manage your personal and work lives with powerful to-do lists, is adding a new feature today: an artificial intelligence-powered scheduler. Now, when you need to set a due date for the completion of a task, …

These 6 new technology rules will govern our future

Technology is advancing so rapidly that we will experience radical changes in society not only in our lifetimes but in the coming years. We are already seeing how computing, sensors, artificial intelligence, and genomics are reshaping entire industries and our daily lives.<p>As we undergo this rapid …

The Republican Healthcare Plan: Gut Medicare and Blame Obama

Ladies and gentlemen, introducing Paul Ryan.<p>My Walk To Work, November 11, 2016: Part Two.<p>Every few days, when I walk to the BlogCave, I stop at a local McDonald's for one of their Triglyceride Festival breakfasts. Every time I've done this, there has been a table full of elderly gents sitting at …