Monday, October 31, 2011

A New Beginning

This blog will continue to exist as "Yet Another Random Blog", while I'm preparing to open my second, topic-based, project. As for today... In memory of Steve Jobs, who made half a world (including our current president) crazy about shiny things with no buttons.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Case of Twixt: revisited

Have you heard about Twixt case in City of Heroes MMORPG? Those who haven't, I strongly recommend reading the document under link. Long story short, David Myers, Loyola professor, sociologist, conducted a unique experiment, testing just how much the rules and laws can be affected and twisted by social interactions.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Du Hast

That's Ukrainian miners for you. Instruments used are bayans and balalaikas.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Password security: dos and don'ts

Stumbled upon this video randomly and thought that it's quite useful. BTW, have you seen Google password instruction? It actually have quite good method for password generation.

"Operation Pumpkin"

Have you seen "Runaway bride"? It seems that English Royal Family have, and took some measures to prevent or at least to soften the impact of such possible tragedy at Prince William wedding.

"Frankly, it's a nightmare scenario," one highly-placed MI5 source confessed to the Reg yesterday. "But you have to plan for every possible contingency, and let's face it, this one's hardly that unlikely, is it? Obviously we had to get together with Clarence House and work something out.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Obama Osama

Okay, this seems to be the main piece of news, who I am to disprove that?

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Money cloning technology

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
-Albert Einstein

Saw a brilliant piece of news today. Novosibirsk policemen arrested two African citizens, who offered Russian businessmen unusual service. They claimed to bring in Russia some "money intermediate product", which can be turned into real euro, dollars and roubles with some real money.

The process looked as following: euro banknote was folded between two "special" pieces of white paper, then covered in special money-dust and soaked in secret reagent. After a while, you may take your 3 fresh banknotes of the same face. One of the victims gave them 100 000 euros for cloning!

I'm not making this up, you may look at 0:40, although video may be kinda slow for non-Russian users. Other pair of Libyan citizens in Moscow invented other scheme. They claimed to save a part of Libyan treasury from rebels, but they had to paint banknotes with black paint to get them through the border. But fear not, they need only a small sum from you for special dissolvent!

I just can't understand, exactly how stupid should a person be to believe in this...

PS: previous post proved that I should sleep more and proofread my texts. The post should have started with
"The majority of Internet surfers seems to know one and only Soviet piece of music - Trololo Guy. And I hope everyone watched more that first 10 sec of music-only =)

Friday, April 29, 2011

1000 views passed!

Congratulation to everyone on passing this mark!
The majority of Internet surfers seems to know one and only Soviet piece of music. Well, I want to try and create another meme, or at least just share a piece of good music. This are the closing titles to "Dust" movie. The song is "Changement!" by Viktor Tsoi, and... performance is by Alexey Znamenskiy.

You may not understand Russian, but that is pure energy in the form of a man. Rough translation is after the cut