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17 Remarkable (and Scary) Things We Saw at Black Hat 2018

From breaking voice authentication and remote-controlling airplanes to hijacking emergency sirens and protecting self-driving cars, this year's Black …

Black Hat

10 Dirt-Simple Woodworking Jigs You Need – Page 10

Accurate Miter Saw Cuts<p>Clamp this small Baltic birch table to your miter saw when you want to cut a few short pieces to an exact length. The slot in …

Woodworking

The Worst Way to Launch Change? Hold a Big, Formal Meeting. Here's What to Do Instead.

Fact-filled PowerPoint presentations don't engage employees.<p>Acme Corporation is under attack by startups and disrupters that are stealing the company's customers. So the senior leadership team hired a smart (and very expensive) consultant to develop a plan that will make the company more …

Employee Engagement

HAARP’s WSPR Research Campaign Yields Hundreds of Reports on 40 and 80 Meters

Just-completed research at the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (<b>HAARP</b>) transmitters in Gakona, Alaska, successfully took advantage of …

Ocean Exploration

The best résumés don’t have a ‘skills’ section

How can PR pros applying for new jobs convey their various abilities?In writing a résumé, many people include a “skills” section. Here, they cram …

Employment

Laird Hamilton’s Insane Workout Could Be Your Ticket To A Sculpted Surfer’s Body

When you look at the impossibly tanned bodies of the super-humans that make a career out of nonchalantly cheating death, getting into their mindset …

Laird Hamilton

Here's the technique Navy SEALs use to overcome fear and adversity

The three of us are picking through the desert hardscrabble, collecting the packs another platoon stashed here earlier, when we hear a sound. We turn and look up the ravine toward the dirt road where we parked our truck a few minutes ago. A crowd of maybe 50 Afghan guys is standing up there, seven …

Military

6 Ways to Be Awesome Even When You Think You're Just Average

If you have a growth mindset and believe that failure is part of learning, welcome to the new awesome.<p>If you've ever felt like you're just the average Joe or Jane, I have news for you. Anybody can be awesome.<p>Being awesome doesn't mean having off-the-chain leadership skills at work or killing it …

Self-improvement

Research Discovered That Asking These 17 Questions Will Instantly Reveal What Workers Think of Their Manager

What exactly makes employees feel enthusiastic and committed to their work? Science has the answer.<p>In what's quickly becoming a top handbook for guiding leaders to improve the human condition in the workplace, author and researcher Anne Brafford is blazing a trail.<p>Brafford, a former high-powered …

Employment

Marketing Firm Exactis Leaked a Personal Info Database With 340 Million Records

You've probably never heard of the marketing and data aggregation firm Exactis. But it may well have heard of you. And now there's also a good chance …

Security

What to Watch When You're High

Last time I got high, I watched <i>Snatch</i>. I’d seen it twice before but I was still so confused. I should have watched the YouTube videos from …

Digital Culture

Spotting Candidates With Emotional Intelligence Might Be as Easy as Looking at These Key Resume Elements

You can find out a lot more about a job applicant if you know where--and how--to look.<p>According to a recent LinkedIn survey, the soft skills that hiring managers want most include leadership, communication, collaboration, and time management. These are skills that well-rounded candidates have and …

Employment

How To Use Kanban To Become Insanely Productive: A Short Guide

Are you searching for the perfect productivity system?<p>First the bad news: It doesn’t exist. You’re going to have to do the work no matter what system you use.<p>Now the good news: Kanban is an easy-to-use and -learn system that can help avoid feeling overwhelmed by those endless To Do lists.<p>Let’s dive …

Project Management

Set up your own malware analysis lab with VirtualBox, INetSim and Burp - Christophe Tafani-Dereeper

1. Creating the virtual machines<p>Here are two links you can use to download Ubuntu and Windows 7 virtual machine images.<p><b>Ubuntu</b> (victim machine 1 and …

Linux

Google Spent a Decade Researching What Makes a Great Boss. They Came Up With These 10 Things

Google's spent the last 10 years studying the habits of effective managers. You can learn a lot from their conclusions.<p><i>"People leave managers, not companies."</i><p>We've all heard it. Many of us have experienced it. But what makes people want to leave a manager in the first place? And if you happen to …

Emotional Intelligence

30 Cleaning Life Hacks that Will Clean Your Car Better (And Faster) Than You Ever Have

Does your car look and smell so horrible that you’re embarrassed to have friends ride with you? Do you wish you had that new-car smell and shine? …

The Real Reason Why Employees Aren't Using Their Vacation Time

It's almost as though companies "dare you" to take time off.<p><i>US workers have been known to forfeit vacation hours. Why would anyone forfeit paid vacation hours? 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>…

FA-VA5 600MHz Vector Antenna Analyzer Kit

Introducing the new high precision 600 MHz Antenna Analyzer for measurements of antennas, cables and other one port devices.<p>The new VA5 is a …

A year after devastating NotPetya outbreak, what have we learnt? Er, not a lot, says BlackBerry bod

Say it with me: 'Patch outdated systems.' Good, and again...Today (27 June) marks the first anniversary since the NotPetya ransomware ravaged a range …

Casting Aluminum Parts from 3D Prints

In this video, YouTuber MyfordBoy silently runs through the project of duplicating a metal part using 3D printing using a sand mold and casting aluminum. I have done a little small-parts plastic and resin casting in my day, but have never attempted a sand cast. It’s mesemerizing to watch the …

To Earn More Respect At Work -- Stop Doing These 10 Things

So you took my advice and have been working on becoming a more likeable employee, but still feel like you’re not earning respect at work?<p>Maybe it’s not just about what you should start doing. It can sometimes also be about what you need to <i>stop</i> doing.<p>If you want to earn more respect at work, here …

Time Management

When It Comes to Achievement, There's Good News and Bad News

It really doesn't matter if you have natural ability or not.<p>You want to dominate in your profession, perfect your skill as a performer, or impress the world with your writing, artwork, or athletic achievements. There's just one problem: You're not very good at whatever it is you seek to do.<p>Should …

7 Plants You Can Eat If You're Stranded in the Wild

1 of 9<p>Edible Plants<p>On the off chance that you find yourself stranded in the wilderness on your next camping trip or hike, don’t panic — there are …

This 1 LinkedIn Mistake Is a Huge Red Flag to Hiring Managers

The secret to a good LinkedIn profile is in the text.<p>While LinkedIn has tried to make it easier for us to create a professional summary of our skills and experience, it's still pretty daunting for most people to fill out their online profile. Especially, if you're a job seeker. LinkedIn is …

Space Station Digital Amateur Radio TV System Transmitter Determined to be Defective

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (<b>ARISS</b>) “Ham Video” digital Amateur Radio TV (DATV) transmitter on the International Space …

How Playing With LEGOs Can Actually Make You a Better Leader

When these toys help us experience effective collaboration, it makes all the difference. And it's fun.<p>Some of us have a strange hobby: management. Believe me, it makes for riveting family vacations.<p>So one recent weekend I went for a long walk with my friend Frank. His humility impels him to decline …

Hacking macOS: How to Break into a MacBook Encrypted with FileVault

Don't think because your MacBook is using FileVault disk encryption your device is secure or immune to hackers. Here's how to find out if that …

Move Over, China: U.S. Is Again Home to World’s Speediest Supercomputer

The United States just won bragging rights in the race to build the world’s speediest supercomputer.<p>For five years, China had the world’s fastest computer, a symbolic achievement for a country trying to show that it is a tech powerhouse. But the United States retook the lead thanks to a machine, …

Artificial Intelligence

Hacking macOS: How to Use One Python Command to Bypass Antivirus Software in 5 Seconds

The misconception that macOS is more secure than the Windows operating system is far from the truth. With just one small command, a hacker can …

The FBI's Best Negotiator Says This Is the 1 Thing You Need to Influence Anyone

Hostage negotiators don't kid themselves about emotions. You shouldn't either.<p>Chris Voss may be the best negotiator in the world.<p>Voss spent more than two decades in the FBI, during which he worked on more than 150 international hostage cases. Eventually, he was chosen among thousands of agents to …