Nathan Hacker

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Bitcoin: Whatever Doesn't Kill It Only Makes It Stronger

“It’s the death of bitcoin,” they cried … again. But they were wrong… again.<p>It’s been a turbulent few weeks for the world’s favorite digital currency. First, a bot issued a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on a number of bitcoin exchanges. The DDoS aimed to exploit an issue called …

The Liberation of Steve McQueen

A decade and a half ago, the British filmmaker Steve McQueen took a plane to Grenada, the tiny West Indian island, to visit a beautiful place where …

Marlon Brando

Twitter Can Detect HIV Outbreaks in Real-Time, Study Says

A team of UCLA researchers found that Twitter and other real-time social media can be used to track HIV outbreaks and drug behavior, potentially …

Facebook May Use Drones to Provide Worldwide Internet

Barely two weeks since Facebook coughed up $19 billion to acquire WhatsApp, the social network is on the hunt for another company. It's venturing …

Flexcoin shuts down after heist drains it of nearly 900 Bitcoins

Another day, another Bitcoin bank security breach.<p>Flexcoin, a popular Bitcoin storage service, was robbed from its hot wallet on Saturday, according to a statement on its website. The theft resulted after someone got access to Flexcoin’s servers and sent the entirety of its funds, 896 Bitcoins …

Uganda to 'send troops to Somalia to protect UN'

<b>Uganda will send a 410-strong special force to guard UN installations in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, a Ugandan army spokesman has said.</b><p>The protection squad will free up thousands of UN-backed troops to pursue militant Islamists in the city, Paddy Ankunda said.<p>The al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group …

Google Loses Emergency Bid To Keep “Innocence Of Muslims” Film Online

Google lost a bid to keep the controversial film “Innocence of Muslims” on YouTube. One of the actresses, Cindy Garcia, who wanted the film taken offline after receiving death threats, claims she has some copyright control over its distribution.<p>The 9th Circuit agreed: “Garcia may assert a copyright …

Photo Gallery from Kiev

Your Guy Is Not as Short as You Think -- It May Be His Clothes

They say 'the man makes the clothes' and the 'clothes don't make the man,' but if you're not careful, the clothes he's wearing sure can make the man look a lot shorter than he is. The average man typically wears shirts, sweaters, trousers, and suits at least a size too big.<p>Sometimes men don't …

Google Unveils A Smartphone Prototype That Maps The World

Project Tango constantly scans its surroundings, giving people--and Google--better maps than ever<p>As great as Google Maps is, if you need to be directed to somewhere _really _specific--as in, a specific room in a specific building on a specific street--it stumbles. Not too long ago, we predicted …

Tina Fey's Latest Project Is Middle East War Comedy 'The Taliban Shuffle' – /Film

Between <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, <i>30 Rock</i>, and her Golden Globes hosting stints, <b>Tina Fey</b>‘s TV career is nothing short of stellar. But her track record with …

Comedy

Bitcoin’s Value Falls 10% As Faltering Mt.Gox Exchange Continues To Implode

Mt.Gox promised to get its house in order, and get back to the Bitcoin community and its users today. It did, but didn’t open up withdrawals, or set a firm timetable as to when users might be able to get their currency off the exchange.<p>In response, the price of Bitcoin on Mt.Gox has cratered, …

For those inside and outside of Ukraine and Venezuela, social media is the only media that matters

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Petteri Sulonen<p>Many of us have grown accustomed by now to the role that Twitter (s twtr) and Facebook (s fb) …

Google Fiber May Be Coming To More U.S. Cities

Google is in talks with 34 cities in nine metro areas across the United States to introduce Google Fiber, Internet that’s up to 100 times faster than broadband, the company announced today.<p>Selected cities will have to complete a “fiber-ready checklist” with information that can speed up planning …

How to Transform Leftover Fast Food into Hot, Melty Waffles [VIDEO]

A few weeks back, we caught a picture of someone's ingenious idea of popping leftover pizza into a waffle iron, essentially making a true-to-form <b>pizza waffle</b>.<p>The idea got us thinking that you could apply this trick to a lot of leftovers, from turning soggy burgers into crispy waffle buns to …

7 Quick Dinners To Make This Week

This effing winter just won't stop — at least you can stay in and cook.