Monthly Archives: October 2016

‘Gross over-representation’ of Indigenous people in jail a ‘crisis of devastating proportions’

“The report noted that 85 per cent of the adult prisoner population in the NT, and 95 per cent of youth detainees are Indigenous people, with both categories showing a very high rate of recidivism.” Continue reading

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How the Internet of Things Took Down the Internet

“the takedown was facilitated by hundreds of thousands of Internet-connected devices—from Web cameras to routers—that had been hacked to contribute to the attack. ” Continue reading

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Pokemon Go Increased U.S. Activity Levels by 144 Billion Steps in Just 30 Days

“The results make fascinating reading. On average, Pokemon Go players increase the number of steps they took each day by 1,473. That’s a 25 percent increase over 30 days.

If the same effect plays out across all Pokemon Go users, that translates into a dramatic increase in activity. “In the short time span of the study, we estimate that Pokémon Go has added a total of 144 billion steps to U.S. physical activity,” say Horvitz and co.” Continue reading

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Massive Internet Outage Could Be a Sign of Things to Come

“Many of the attacks appear to be testing servers rather than taking them offline, by gradually increasing barrages of requests at one part of the server to see what it can withstand, then moving on to another, and another. Schneier warned that “someone is learning how to take down the Internet.” Continue reading

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Masturbation Opens Spiritual Portals

“When we imagine having sex with another via masturbation we are actually summoning the power of the spirit realm to manifest the thing we are imagining”. Continue reading

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This boomer-millennial war

“One problem specific to youth now compared to the past is that not only are they in the process of trying to save up for a deposit, they are doing so at a time where rent is more expensive now than it once was.” Continue reading

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Why I’d Rather Cuddle with a Shark than a Kissing Bug

“You might be surprised to learn that the heavyweights of the animal kingdom do the least damage. Pound for pound, a shark isn’t that scary compared with many smaller creatures on the list.” Continue reading

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