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John Perry Barlow: will dream of open internet die with its founding father?

The pioneer penned his techno-utopian ‘Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace’ two decades ago. His ideals are at risk of going with him<p>John Perry Barlow, ‘visionary’ internet pioneer, dies aged 70<p>Internet pioneer John Perry Barlow, who championed ideals of a free and open internet, has …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I …

When pizza makes a healthier breakfast than cereal

<b>Pizza eaters could be better off than cereal lovers when it comes to a nutritious breakfast.</b><p>It's the news we've all been waiting for: We have …

Nutrition

How To: Inject Coinhive Miners into Public Wi-Fi Hotspots

Coinhive, a JavaScript cryptocurrency miner, was reportedly discovered on the BlackBerry Mobile website. It was placed there by hackers who exploited …

Cybersecurity

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Software

Innovative 'Wooden Bricks' System Cuts Building Time to Just a Few Days

Brikawood is an intuitive and logical construction system of wooden bricks that allows the rapid construction of an entire house without the use of …

Woodworking

Training Your Brain So That You Don’t Need Reading Glasses

By middle age, the lenses in your eyes harden, becoming less flexible. Your eye muscles increasingly struggle to bend them to focus on this print.<p>But a new form of training — brain retraining, really — may delay the inevitable age-related loss of close-range visual focus so that you won’t need …

The Brain

Webthereum

How To Make A Drag-and-Drop File Uploader With Vanilla JavaScript

As you might expect, you can register event handlers for these events in the same way you register event handlers for most browser events: via …

Web Development

Announcing Leaflet 1.3.0

Long awaited Leaflet 1.3.0 has just been released!<p>This release contains a lot of bugfixes, improvements and a couple new options. Big thanks to all …

2017 JavaScript Rising Stars

As we did last year, it's time to look back at the JavaScript landscape in 2017.<p>Let's see by the numbers which projects got traction in 2017 by …

Raspberry Pi: Hands-On with the Pi Server tool

The new PiServer package included in the latest Raspbian x86 release provides a very powerful client management tool. Here's an example of how to …

It Snowed in the Sahara and the Photos Are Breathtaking

Look, I know we cover a lot of the bad types of weather here. Wildfires, droughts, extreme cold, hurricanes. But allow me to make it up to you with …

Hack Your Own Computer Science Degree

We ran across something interesting on GitHub of all places. The “Open Source Society University” has a list of resources to use if you want to teach …

Microsoft releases PowerShell script to check if your PC is vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre

In the wake of the Meltdown and Spectre chip bug revelations, people around the world are wondering whether or not they are affected. Bearing in mind …

Information Security

Hacker News

Read Hacker News articles and comments with this clean, simple, modern looking and fast performing universal app.

The American City Survival Guide (World of Mobility Edition)

Last year was the first one in a while that made Americans stop, pause, and ask themselves if they could survive the end of the world. Whether you're …

Contents

Open Source Society University<p>Path to a free self-taught education in Computer Science!<p>Summary<p>Curriculum<p>Prerequisites<br>• Introduction to Computer …

DIY Wood Burning Hot Tub - DIY

<i>Think you can’t enjoy a hot tub because you’re living off-grid? Check out this beautiful wood burning hot tub.</i><p>February / March 2018<br>By Jesse and …

No More Ransom: a clearinghouse for removing ransomware without paying

No More Ransom is a joint effort by Europol, the Dutch police, Kaspersky and McAfee to help people who've been compromised by ransomware get their …

Physicists Have Created a Set of Conditions in Which Time Seems to Run in Reverse

Nobody panic.<p>While we all take for granted the fact that time's arrow forever points towards the future, physicists have always had trouble showing …

Quantum Mechanics

Flexy Boxes — CSS flexbox playground and code generation tool

1<p>2<p>3<p>.flex-container { display: -ms-flexbox; display: -webkit-flex; display: flex; -webkit-flex-direction: row; -ms-flex-direction: row; …

CSS

Raspberry Pi Internet of Things Introduction

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts or those looking to learn the basics of Internet of Things integration with the Raspberry Pi mini PC. May be interested in a …

This Chart of How Long Foods Last in the Freezer Will Blow Your Mind

If you've ever reached into your freezer for something – anything – to make for dinner, and spent a good 15 seconds wondering how long it's been in there (and the followup question: is it still good?) before anxiously deciding if it belongs on your plates or in the garbage, you are going to want to …

Kali Linux 2017.3 hands-on: The best alternative to Raspbian for your Raspberry Pi

The latest release of this excellent security, forensic, and penetration testing Linux distribution is everything I have come to expect from the …

Oh, shit, git!

Git is hard: screwing up is easy, and figuring out how to fix your mistakes is fucking impossible. Git documentation has this chicken and egg problem …

Git

Epic Ink: How Japanese Warrior Prints Popularized the Full-Body Tattoo

By Hunter Oatman-StanfordIn the late 1820s, when artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi debuted his stunning new series of warrior prints, Japanese culture was …

Japan

Behold The Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2017

Wildlife photographer Tibor Kércz would spend a few nights each year camped out in a tent near a tree, hoping to capture photos of little owls and …

This Crazy New Optical Illusion Shows if You Have 'Curvature Blindness'

We are freaking out.<p>Everybody loves a good optical illusion - and this newly discovered perception trick has us questioning how we see the world …