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Guide: How to make your own personal VPN in under 30 minutes

Article Contents<p>1 Should I host my own VPN?<p>2 Step one: Setting up a Linode VPS<p>3 Step two: Logging into the VPS<p>4 Step three: Setting up the VPN<p>5 Step …

Linux

How to Hack Wi-Fi: Stealing Wi-Fi Passwords with an Evil Twin Attack

While Wi-Fi networks can be set up by smart IT people, that doesn't mean the users of the network are similarly tech-savvy. We'll demonstrate how an …

White Hat

Porn from the 1920s Was More Wild and Hardcore Than You Could Imagine

And the NSFW art form is disappearing.<p>Without even having seen it, you probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn the plot of the sexually explicit film “The Casting Couch.” In it, a young woman walks into a producer’s studio for an audition and is soon coerced into sex as quid pro quo for a part in …

Weird

How to ghost your internet provider with a secret IP address

Two new projects just launched that could hinder internet-service providers’ ability to eavesdrop on their customers, helping internet users protect …

Information Security

Why Smoking Weed Makes You Tired And Lazy

Even as the body of evidence of cannabis' potential as a potent medical precursor grows (especially with the development of CBD-rich strains), …

Neuroscience

Hacking Windows 10: How to Break into Somebody's Computer Without a Password (Exploiting the System)

After a hacker has configured Metasploit on a remote private server, created a resource script for automation, and created a simple payload, he or …

Cybersecurity

Physicists Find a Way to See the ‘Grin’ of Quantum Gravity

A recently proposed experiment would confirm that gravity is a quantum force.<p>In 1935, when both quantum mechanics and Albert Einstein’s general …

These 5 Courses (57.5 Hours!) Are Your Path to Expert-Level Python Programming

<b>The Complete Python Programming Boot Camp: Beginner to Advanced</b><p>Master Python One Step At a Time<p><b>Python for Programmers</b><p>Learn Python Quickly In This …

10 Actually Cool Uses For A USB Drive

The humble USB drive - supplanted by the download and the cloud sync, but still useful in all kinds of ways. If you've got an old drive lying around, …

Raspberry Pi

A video that explains the Heisenberg uncertainty principle

The more you know about a quantum particle's position, the less you know about its momentum, and vice versa. This is the Heisenberg uncertainty …

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Yoga

These 4 Tools Can Help You Finish Small Home Repairs

They’re practical, easy to store, and all up to 62% off.<p>The little home repair projects — like window cracks or mounting shelves — are the ones that …

If The Universe Is 13.8 Billion Years Old, How Can We See 46 Billion Light Years Away?

There are a few fundamental facts about the Universe — its origin, its history, and what it is today — that are awfully hard to wrap your head around. One of them is the Big Bang, or the idea that the Universe began a certain time ago: 13.8 billion years ago to be precise. That’s the first moment …

Galaxies

Time Travelers – Alasdair Richmond – Inference

Kurt Gödel was, by common consent, the greatest logician since Aristotle.1 His two incompleteness theorems broke ground in logic, mathematics, and …

Physics

Is It Possible To Create Or Destroy Entropy?

<i>Is it possible to create entropy? Is it possible to destroy it? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Richard Muller, Professor of Physics at UC Berkeley, author of Now, The Physics of</b> …

Quantum Mechanics

What still makes "Breaking Bad" so breathtakingly unique, 10 years after it premiered

On this day 10 years ago, Walter White’s dad khakis drifted in the breeze, a hilariously peculiar sight against the bright blue New Mexico sky, then plunged to the ground like a bird shot out of the air. TV was never the same.<p>From its opening moments, you knew <i>Breaking Bad</i> was unlike anything you …

TV

A letter to Jamie Dimon — and anyone else still struggling to understand bitcoin and cryptocurrencies

<i>This piece was originally published in October 2017 on Chain's blog, after Jamie Dimon called bitcoin a fraud in September. Dimon has since said he regrets the comment, but maintained he is not interested in bitcoin.</i><p>Dear Jamie,<p>My name is Adam Ludwin and I run a company called Chain. I have been …

Blockchain

Curb how Facebook, Google and Amazon use your personal data in a quick privacy clean-up

It can seem that it’s a lot easier to complain about your lack of privacy online than to do something about it. But your alternative to griping isn’t a monastic, offline existence.<p>Here are four steps to understand who has your data, limit their use of it, and leave less “data exhaust” that can be …

Personal Data

How to buy Ethereum

As much as bitcoin has shown amazing growth over the past few months, it’s been followed closely behind by some of the other popular alternative …

Cryptocurrency

Snowden's New App Turns Your Spare Android Phone into a Pocket-Sized Security System

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has helped create a new way to protect you from potential snoops.<p>Snowden joined with the Freedom of the Press …

Edward Snowden

Algorithms for Big Data: A Free Course from Harvard

From Harvard professor Jelani Nelson comes "Algorithms for Big Data," a course intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students. …

Machine Learning

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Anime

Bill Gates has read nearly all 37 books by this scientist — here are 7 of his favorites

This pick should come as no surprise — Gates has not been shy about his admiration of Smil's work. On his Gates Notes blog, he said he had read nearly all of Smil's 37 books, most of which delve into topics like food production, energy, public policy, and the environment.<p>"The truth is, I'd read …

Bill Gates

Bitcoin Is a Delusion That Could Conquer the World

The cryptocurrency’s current price is completely unreal. Then again, so is money.<p>A bar of gold. A disk of iron. A chain of beads. A card of plastic. A slip of cotton-linen paper. These things are worthless. One cannot eat them, or drink them, or use them as a blanket. But they are valuable, too. …

Cryptocurrency

Here's Everything You Need to Know About Ethereum, The Next Big Cryptocurrency

A crash course on Ethereum.<p>By now, everyone's heard about the meteoric rise of Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency smashed a record-breaking US$8,200 on …

Merging Neutron Stars Deliver Deathblow To Dark Matter And Dark Energy Alternatives

If you ask an astrophysicist what’s the greatest puzzle in the Universe today, two of the most common answers you’ll get are <i>dark matter</i> and <i>dark energy</i>. The stuff that makes up everything we know of here on Earth, atoms, which is in turn made up of other fundamental particles, adds up to only around …

Dark Matter

How Does Bitcoin Mining Work? | Investopedia

Cryptocurrency mining is painstaking, expensive, and only sporadically rewarding. Nonetheless, mining has a magnetic draw for many investors …

Become a blockchain expert in 1,384 words

And it's going to fundamentally change how businesses operate.<p>Make no mistake… this revolution is <i>at least</i> as significant as the one brought about by the Internet. It will disrupt every single business on the face of the earth.<p>That's why it's vital that you learn to understand this technology. It …

Bitcoin

Roger Stone's moment of truth?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Nixon tattoo on his back looks more expensive than the transplanted hair on his head. His fashion sense, about which he is outspoken and fastidious, seems ripped from Gilded Age cartoons about predatory industrial fat cats.<p>He enjoys body-building, marijuana, swinging and martinis, which …

Donald Trump

House flippers triggered the US housing market crash, not poor subprime borrowers

The grim tale of America’s “subprime mortgage crisis” delivers one of those stinging moral slaps that Americans seem to favor in their histories. …