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18 movies to watch that are so bad they're good

Every year has its good movies and bad movies, but it takes a special quality to be both good and bad at the same time.<p>Sure, there are plenty of dumb-on-purpose movies, like "Black Dynamite." Or campy movies, like "Face/Off." And there are soulless attempts to be purposefully trashy, like the …

Movies

This hack connects you to the Internet via a virtual modem

Legend tells of a programmer named Martin Kirkholt Melhus who worked at a client site where there was no Internet. Realizing most of his work involved cutting and pasting from StackOverflow, he needed a way to get online. And so he turned his speaker and microphone into a working (in theory) modem. …

Stack Overflow

The 35 best science-fiction movies since Blade Runner

The most widely admired science-fiction film to come out of the 1980s, <i>Blade Runner</i> <i></i>reimagined the nocturnal, seductive, and pessimistic qualities of …

Science Fiction
Space Exploration

A free, teacher-less university in France is schooling thousands of future-proof programmers

Paris<p>When you walk into École 42, a teacher-less coding school in Paris, a few things leap out at you: a killer collection of provocative street art, including an illustrated condom machine at the front desk; iMacs as far as the eye can see; and a palpable buzz from the roughly 1,000 students …

Education

These 17 movies from 1997 are now 20 years old, and you need to rewatch them immediately

When temperatures are over 90 degrees and even your SPF is dripping off your face, it’s time to go indoors. And what better way to waste an entire …

7 Embarrassing Movie Auditions You Can't Unsee

Some of these are painful.<p>Who knows what takes place behind the closed doors of Hollywood? You probably picture Anne Hathaway pretending to be a tree to bag her role in <i>The Devil Wears Prada</i> and the Warner Bros execs being impressed with Ben Affleck's commitment to performing only in the dark for</i> …

What It’s Like to Control a Predator Drone

I was wired on Rip It energy drinks heart pounding, eyes glued open to the bright screens as we followed a white bongo truck for miles as it drove …

The 50 Best Good Bad Movies

<i>All week,</i> The Ringer <i>will be celebrating Good Bad Movies, those films that are so terrible they’re endlessly amusing and — dare we say it? — actually</i> …

Anthony Kiedis

Why BATMAN AND ROBIN is the Underrated Gem of the BATMAN Franchise

After Tim Burton’s return to Gotham in 1992, Warner Bros. was reportedly unhappy with the director’s second Batman movie’s large budget and decidedly …

Comic Books

10 Underrated Space Movies

Interstellar (2014)<p>Paramount Pictures<p><i>Interstellar</i> is a divisive movie. Some people love it, others say it's too high-concept or drags on too. But …

Computer printers have been quietly embedding tracking codes in documents for decades

In 2004, when color printers were still somewhat novel, PCWorld magazine published an article headlined: “Government Uses Color Laser Printer Technology to Track Documents.”<p>It was one of the first news reports on a quiet practice that had been going on for 20 years. It revealed that color printers …

Surveillance

Amazon Web Services users are carelessly leaking tons of sensitive data

Personal credentials, proprietary source code, confidential employee contracts, even human genome sequences – these are just a few examples of sensitive data picked up by a security firm looking into a feature of Amazon’s Web Services.<p>“We were very surprised with both the amount and the sensitivity …

Intel patched a nine-year-old vulnerability that allowed remote control of enterprise PCs

Silicon manufacturing giant Intel has come under fire after it’s emerged that the company had sold workstation and server chips with a flaw that could see a remote attacker gain absolute control over the machine.<p>The bug is found in Intel Active Management Technology (AMT), Intel Standard …

The 10 Absolute Worst Aliens to Be Abducted By

Earth can be shitty. Sometimes, being whisked away by a passing starship sounds like a pretty good idea. However—it <i>completely</i> depends on who’s behind …

15 terrible sequels to amazing action movies

What makes an action film great? It sounds like a simple question, but it really isn't. While most movies are judged by the quality of their acting, writing, direction, and overall premise, the action genre isn't always held to these same standards. There have been numerous great action movies that …

Movies

The 20 best moments in Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel's epic feud

Nearly a decade ago, Jimmy Kimmel, the fresh-faced host of the relatively new late-night show <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live</i>, had a particularly lame night. Though …

Ben Affleck

Would you take a new £1,300 DNA test that could save your life?

On a wet Wednesday morning I’m reading a glossy, A3-sized health report that promises to unpack the secrets of my DNA. It informs me that I’m twice as likely to get heart disease as the average person. How cheery: I’m in my mid-30s and have so far had a reasonably clean bill of health, so seeing …

Molecular Biology

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

Universe

From Tape Drives to Memory Orbs, the Data Formats of Star Wars Suck (Spoilers)

Star Wars should just be called Disk Format Wars.<p><i>Rogue One</i> is a great addition to the Star Wars universe because it takes a glaringly stupid plot mechanism—the exhaust port vulnerability in the Death Star—and attributes it to an architect's sabotage. One of the dumbest things about the Star Wars …

Star Wars

All 32 Video-Game Movies, Ranked From Least Bad to Absolute Worst

Here’s the thing: If you see a movie based on a video game and expect it to be objectively good, then you’re the only one to blame for your …

Contract To Kill isn’t just bad—it’s Steven Seagal bad

The rare Steven Seagal movie to open in American theaters, <i>Contract To Kill</i> is so crude and anti-cinematic—so fucking bad—that it becomes its own …

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 …

Top 10 Evil Ways to Use Technology

Like other powerful tools, technology can be used for great good or for great evil. Learn how people use technology for wrongdoing so you can protect …

Information Systems

20 Best Final Movie Scenes of All Time

Final scenes aren’t exactly easy. They’re expected to sum up an entire film, and prove to audiences that the time that they invested in the movie was …

Star Trek's Warp Drive Might Become A Reality

Most of us alive today have never known a world where human spaceflight didn’t exist. Yet before we walked on the Moon, had an International Space Station, sent spacecraft to all the planets and even out of the Solar System, we had <i>Star Trek</i>, which brought even bigger dreams into the public …

Physics

1970s spy satellite 'better than Google Earth'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sorry to break it to you, but Google Earth ain't all that.<p>In a pre-digital era more than 30 years before Google Earth, an ultrasecret US satellite program spied on other countries by taking much higher quality photos of the planet's surface.<p>The intelligence community called this program Big …

Google Earth

The Beginner's Guide to Setting Up LastPass

You know you’re supposed to use a password manager. In fact, you’ve been meaning to set one up for a long time, but haven’t taken the plunge yet. …

Information Systems

Never Mind 'Suicide Squad,' Here Are the Worst 20 Superhero Movies Ever (According to Critics)

Wondering what the worst-rated superflicks are on Rotten Tomatoes? Here's the answer.<p>Fans were so upset with review aggregate site <i>Rotten Tomatoes</i> …

Construction