‘The United States military is using technology to its advantage, and now, the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience might also provide the government with weaponry and gear that taps into the human brain. However, fiddling with such developments has the potential to do great harm.
‘A recent article in U.S. News & World Report detailed advances in neuroscience that could possibly be used by the military: “tanks controlled from half a world away, memory erasures that could prevent PTSD, and ‘brain fingerprinting’ that could be used to extract secrets from enemies.”…’
Your Own Virtual Private Network
Build Your Own VPN to Pimp Out Your Gaming, Streaming, Remote Access, and Oh Yeah, Security
‘Even if you have no idea what a VPN is (it’s a Virtual Private Network), the acronym alone conjures visions of corporate firewalls and other relatively boring things, right? While a VPN is a common corporate security tool, it’s also one of the coolest things you can set up for personal use that you probably have never tried…’
Set Up and Configure Hamachi
‘Hamachi runs on Windows, OS X, and Linux, so grab the installer for your OS of choice. It comes in two flavors: a free (for non-commercial use) version that gives us everything we want (the ability to leverage to our home network from anywhere over a secure, encrypted connection), and a paid, managed version that does more than you’d likely ever need.
‘We don’t want to rehash all of the steps that Adam walked through in his post on setting up Hamachi and Privoxy for secure browsing—so here’s the quick version:…’
The Death of MS Word
Why it’s time to give up on Microsoft’s word processor
‘Some people have already moved on to a post-Word world. One national sportswriter told me he writes everything in TextEdit, because it goes easy on memory and it opens and closes in a snap. (My own latest copy of Word won’t launch a new blank document without demanding that I identify which of a half-dozen kinds of project files—most of which are meaningless to me—I’m trying to create.)…’