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wishfulthinkment:

Donald Davies, (7 June 1924 - 28 May 2000) Welsh inventor and computer pioneer."After working with Alan Turing, the scientific genius who first conceptualised computer programming, Donald Davies went on to make one of the crucial breakthroughs that made possible modern computer communications. He pioneered packet-switching, which enables the exchange of information between computers, without which the Internet could not function." http://www.thocp.net/biographies/davies_donald.htm

wishfulthinkment:

Donald Davies, (7 June 1924 - 28 May 2000) Welsh inventor and computer pioneer.

"After working with Alan Turing, the scientific genius who first conceptualised computer programming, Donald Davies went on to make one of the crucial breakthroughs that made possible modern computer communications. He pioneered packet-switching, which enables the exchange of information between computers, without which the Internet could not function." http://www.thocp.net/biographies/davies_donald.htm

dinosaurspen:

UCLA’s SDS Sigma-7 computer. In 1969 this machine became the first node on ARPANET, early packet-switching network and predecessor of today’s Internet.

We are the cause of a world that’s gone wrong,
Wouldn’t it be great to heal the world with only a song?

- Serj Tankian (via shipnicknick)

Explore the History of Secualrism, Humanism and Freethought!

alt2religion:

After 18 months the Alternatives to Religion cataloguing project reaches its conclusion this week. The project has unearthed the histories of three influential non-theistic organisations, making their archives freely accessible for the first time. The archives are:

- British Humanist…

Sep 3

Numbers stations are mysterious shortwave radio channels of indiscernible origin that exist in countries all across the world and have been reported since World War 1. They are identifiable by the unusual contents of their broadcasts: seemingly random sequences of numbers, words, letters, tunes, and Morse code, usually spoken by artificially generated voices of women and children. 
The most common theory regarding the purpose of these bizarre stations is that they’re used by governments the world over to secretly transmit encrypted commands and messages to spies. That said, even though numbers stations have been discovered all over the globe and in any number of different languages, no government has ever officially acknowledged their existence. While the espionage theory is a logical one, with no official confirmation of their purpose the jury is still out.
One particularly odd station, UVB-76, has existed since the late 1970s and has broadcast a simple, repetitive buzzing tone 24 hours a day ever since. On very rare occasions, however, listeners have reported a Russian voice interrupting the buzz to read out sequences of numbers and words, always in a consistent format — this happened once in 1997, once in 2002, once in 2006, 56 times in 2010, and 14 in 2011. As with all numbers stations, its true purpose is and will probably remain unknown, but the increase in frequency of whatever it’s doing is certainly odd.
You can listen to well over 100 recordings of numbers stations for free on archive.org but be forewarned that they’re all kind of, well, eerie. They feel like something you shouldn’t be listening to, which stands to reason since apparently you’re not supposed to know they exist.

If you ever want to publish Samizdat to the masses; I’d say mass use of software defined radio would be the best solution these days…

Numbers stations are mysterious shortwave radio channels of indiscernible origin that exist in countries all across the world and have been reported since World War 1. They are identifiable by the unusual contents of their broadcasts: seemingly random sequences of numbers, words, letters, tunes, and Morse code, usually spoken by artificially generated voices of women and children.

The most common theory regarding the purpose of these bizarre stations is that they’re used by governments the world over to secretly transmit encrypted commands and messages to spies. That said, even though numbers stations have been discovered all over the globe and in any number of different languages, no government has ever officially acknowledged their existence. While the espionage theory is a logical one, with no official confirmation of their purpose the jury is still out.

One particularly odd station, UVB-76, has existed since the late 1970s and has broadcast a simple, repetitive buzzing tone 24 hours a day ever since. On very rare occasions, however, listeners have reported a Russian voice interrupting the buzz to read out sequences of numbers and words, always in a consistent format — this happened once in 1997, once in 2002, once in 2006, 56 times in 2010, and 14 in 2011. As with all numbers stations, its true purpose is and will probably remain unknown, but the increase in frequency of whatever it’s doing is certainly odd.

You can listen to well over 100 recordings of numbers stations for free on archive.org but be forewarned that they’re all kind of, well, eerie. They feel like something you shouldn’t be listening to, which stands to reason since apparently you’re not supposed to know they exist.

If you ever want to publish Samizdat to the masses; I’d say mass use of software defined radio would be the best solution these days…

Sep 1

My take on the nudes situation

avisualmemoir:

A bunch of celebrity nudes are being leaked today, so far the list consists of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Victoria Justice, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ariane Grande, Brie Larson, Krysten Ritter, Teresa Palmer, Kirsten Dunst, Jessica Brown Findlay, Hope Solo, and more to come apparently. I feel terrible for all of these people. 

It’s a shame that all of that cracking power required to get nudes could have been used to assist Wikileaks and actually bring justice to the corrupt! (Small Minds are easily amused unfortunately)

The aim of the Information Revolution should not be ‘Cracked Nudez’ but rather to give average citizens the power to obtain Samizdat that brings true power to the under priviledged!

Technology should not be used take away privacy for the individual but rather to give accountability to power.

Think Further, Go Further!

Think Further, Go Further!

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joshmosh415:

I can never stop posting this. The narrow minded bible fanatics that just look at one small thing in the bible then feed the world with their hate over it. At the same time they ignore all the other silly laws made by man they claimed were made by god. These gif’s say it all.

Exactly!

Omg this was best post I’ve seen today, I will never scroll by this. EVER

this is my favorite post EVER

Pretty sure that this was based off of 'Why Can't I Own A Canadian?' and it’s perfect

If there was a good reason to seperate religion and the roles of the state; This would be It…

waves-of-roses:

Untitled on We Heart It.

waves-of-roses:

Untitled on We Heart It.

Numbers have dehumanized us. Over breakfast coffee we read of 40,000 American dead…instead of vomiting, we reach for our toast…An equation: 40,000 dead young men = 3,000 tons of bone and flesh, 124,000 pounds of brain matter, 50,000 gallons of blood, 1,840,000 years of life that will never be lived, 100,000 children who will never be born. (The last we can afford: there are too many starving children in the world already.)

Do we scream in the night when it touches our dreams? No. We don’t dream about it because we don’t think about it; we don’t think about it because we don’t care about it.

- Dalton Trumbo, 1970 (via caseyblackbean)