The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant is still severely damaged from the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and massive tsunami that crippled it in March 2011. But now, the area is facing another threat: What is thought to be an undetonated World War II-era bomb was discovered on the grounds of the power plant, according to news sources.Excavation workers discovered the more-than-70-year-old weapon under a parking lot that is undergoing maintenance, the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), announced Aug. 10, according to The Mainichi, a Japanese news outlet. The bomb was found about 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) away from the damaged No. 1 and No. 4 reactors, The Mainichi reported.Fukushima police plan to examine the device to confirm that it actually is a bomb, and they will decide how to dispose of it if it is still explosive, according to The Mainichi.The police added that the discovery of the weapon has not affected TEPCO's work to decommission the plant.News of the bomb may be … [Read more...] about Suspected WWII-Era Bomb Discovered at Fukushima Power Plant
Advertisement Blackhat is the latest in a line of movies that feature hacking as a major plot point, and it paints a pretty scary picture of what nefarious computer geniuses can do. But how accurate is it? Should we be worried? I talked to Jeff Schmidt, founder of JAS Global Advisors and Zurich Insurance Cyber-risk Fellow at The Atlantic Council, about the movie, some of its inaccuracies, and what we can learn from Blackhat.What’s Blackhat All About?To provide some background for this discussion, here’s a quick synopsis of the movie. Spoiler alert: if you haven’t seen it, and you don’t want to know the plot, you might want to come back to this article after you’ve seen it (though the box-office numbers and mediocre reviews suggest that it’s probably not worth the $20 it costs to see it in the theater).In short, a hacker Learn How to Hack From the Best Websites and Tutorials Learn How to Hack From the Best Websites and … [Read more...] about Blackhat Shows Us the Power of Hackers; But Is It Accurate?
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After five days of investigation, YouTube decided that conservative pundit Steven Crowder’s use of homophobic language to talk about Vox host Carlos Maza didn’t violate its community guidelines. The response from the creator community was instantaneous. Many denounced YouTube’s lack of action, pointing out that Crowder’s use of homophobic language to humiliate Maza directly violated the company’s own rules. Others saw Crowder’s behavior as pushing the limits of what YouTube would allow, but still believed it was acceptable. While both groups were waiting to see if YouTube did anything, neither were surprised by the ultimate inaction: YouTube has long faced criticism for very selectively punishing users who seem to cross the line. YouTube’s cyberbullying and harassment policies state that content “deliberately posted in order to humiliate someone” and making “hurtful and negative personal comments/videos about another … [Read more...] about Creators aren’t surprised that YouTube won’t enforce its own policies against harassment
Nothing stands between a male praying mantis and his need to get laid, not even losing his head to a hungry mate. Now, a particularly gruesome video shows that, even without a head, a male mantis was still able to mount his female and complete the mating process.Nearly everyone knows at least two facts about praying mantises; that the female eats the males after having sex, and that it's illegal to kill one of these alien-looking creatures. While the latter fact is actually completely false (shocking, I know), it is true that hungry females will consume her mate in effect to have enough energy to incubate the couple's fertilized eggs.Related: Praying mantises can kill birds and eat their brains all around the worldThe act of consuming a mate during or after sex is not as malicious as it may sound. A 2016 paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B shows that male mantises who are eaten after sex are actually more likely to have their sex result in viable young. This is … [Read more...] about Insect Sex: Watch Headless Praying Mantis Continue To Mate After Being Decapitated by Female
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. Ring Rang Rung Fear shouldn't be what drives you to make your home smarter Philip Berne 11 Dec 2019 2 Source: Android Central My partner wanted to buy a video camera doorbell sometime around Thanksgiving. We live in … well, I'm not going to tell you where we live, because I talked her out of it, so we do not have a video camera guarding our stoop. There is something about video doorbells that have always put me off. It isn't just the surveillance state thing. I mean, it totally IS the surveillance state thing, but not exactly. Gizmodo covered this issue in some depth recently. I just didn't think we needed that level of home security, and I don't really want to live in a neighborhood where that level of security is the norm. When I first heard Ring founder Jamie Siminoff with his ubiquitous radio commercials, I was enticed by the idea of a video doorbell for all the nicest reasons. I could spot … [Read more...] about We’re safe enough that we don’t need doorbell security cameras