Backdoor to Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner Computer System?

Boeing

 

Researchers claim the chip used in military systems and civilian aircraft has built-in function that could let in hackers. The chip in question is ProASIC3 chip , it’s used in medical, automotive, communications and consumer products, as well as military use. Among applications where it’s used are remote surveillance systems, drones, and for flight-critical applications on the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Good god, this is all we need to worry about now for possible terrorist attacks that no longer need to penetrate physical security to down a plane, now all they need is a really good hacker.

Read more at the Guardian.

Computers, Medical, Military

We’re Trekkies And We Know It

via Giant Freakin Robot

I’m proud to be a Trekkie and I’m glad these fellows feel comfortable enough in their nerdiness to do this video. But I also cringe while watching it because of the stereotype it reinforces. Smile

 

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‘Game Of Thrones’, A Clash Of Food

Fine Dining Lovers, an online magazine for food enthusiasts, thought you might be interested in the story about Game of Thrones from a foodie point of view.

Fans of Game of Thrones want to eat and drink like they do in the fantasy land of Westeros. Now they can, because Fine Dining Lovers pulled together cookbooks, recipes and beer labels that invite you to create the same meals and drinks the characters in the book eat.

 

Just geeky

Interesting Articles: Banana Sex, Android for Battle, Films That Predicted the Future…

 

image Top 10 films that predicted the future [Listverse]

imageThe unfortunate sex life of the banana [Damn Interesting]

 

imageSecuring Android for the Battle Space, armed conflict has radically changed.  [Wind River]

 

imageDiary of WWI Soldier a hit on Twitter. [MilBlogging]

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The Art of Film & TV Title Design

The credits are often the first thing we see when we watch a great film or TV show, but the complexity and artistry of title design is rarely discussed.  From PBS Off Book, a quick look at the thinking behind the opening titles for TV shows and movies, including Zombieland, Mad Men, and Se7en.

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