Drew McClelland

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NSA surveillance: A guide to staying secure

Now that we have enough details about how the NSA eavesdrops on the internet, including today's disclosures of the NSA's deliberate weakening of cryptographic systems, we can finally start to figure out how to protect ourselves.<p>For the past two weeks, I have been working with the Guardian on NSA …

OpenDesk.cc Is Like Ikea For Open Source Zealots

Furniture is probably the last thing on the mind of most open source proponents but now it doesn’t have to be. OpenDesk is a free, open source line of furniture that you can make yourself or order unassembled from a maker with a CNC machine. Not only is the furniture cheap – free if you have the …

Spacial awareness: Ultimate guide to exploring space

For decades we’ve been trying to boldly go where no man has gone before. How successful have we been? All is revealed in this infographic.<p>For around half a century we’ve been trying to boldly go where no man has gone before. How successful have we been?<p>To answer the question, we have created this …

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The choice to be child-free is admirable, not selfish

Most of us grow up feeling that we should have children and that our lives will be unfulfilled without. We need new social norms<p>To the child-free women out there: thank you.<p>Contrary to popular media narratives and the critiques of those concerned about the continued supremacy of the white race, …

No, this new theory does not “cast doubt” on dark matter

A few highlights in the CMB power spectrum. a. The third peak indicates the total matter content of the Universe, both baryonic (ordinary) and dark. …

IRS agents were told to hide cooperation with DEA intelligence gathering

Yesterday, the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was thrust into the spotlight when Reuters published a story about its practice of recreating the investigative trail to conceal leads it receives from the NSA. Now we’re learning that the practice isn’t limited to the DEA; Reuters reports that …

Welcome to post-Constitutional America

The Manning trial finished what the Patriot Act began — and ushered in a new era of US politics<p>On July 30, 1778, the Continental Congress created the first whistleblower protection law, stating “that it is the duty of all persons in the service of the United States to give the earliest information …

Electric road charges buses while they drive

South Korea has launched the world's first road-powered electric vehicle network to charge public buses while they're on the move.<p>The challenge with electric vehicles -- well, one of them -- is that to actually, you know, go anywhere, they have to be stationary for significant blocks of time so …

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Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.<p>Although …

Should we care that smart women aren't having kids?

It seems that women these days are too clever for their own good, at least when it comes to making babies. Research emerging from the London School of Economics examining the links between intelligence and maternal urges in women claims that more of the former means less of the latter. In an ideal …