Monthly Archives: November 2013

Thanks Nik for the smiles this morning…

Australian Doritos ‘Finger Cleaner’ Commercial

As most of you are familiar, Doritos holds an annual “Crash the Superbowl” contest inviting amateur filmmakers to submit out-of-the-box ad spots with the winning entry possibly being aired during the Super Bowl, as well as the creators being awarded cash, prizes, miniature giraffes, etc. Every year…

http://www.shockmansion.com/2013/11/28/video-if-this-australian-doritos-finger-cleaner-commercial-doesnt-win-the-super-bowl-challenge-we-riot

When nerds take the stand, “We’ve heard a good bit in this courtroom about public key encryption,” said Albright. “Are you familiar with that? “Yes, I am,” said Diffie, in what surely qualified as the biggest understatement of the trial. “And how is it that you’re familiar with public key encryption?” “I invented it.”

Newegg trial: Crypto legend takes the stand, goes for knockout patent punch

Newegg makes a big bet, as its trial against “patent troll” TQP wraps up Monday.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/11/newegg-trial-crypto-legend-diffie-takes-the-stand-to-knock-out-patent/

TIL the Winklevoss twins, perhaps best known for their lawsuit over the ownership of Facebook, are thought to be the largest individual holders of bitcoins, with about 1% of all bitcoins in circulation.

Virgin Galactic accepts Bitcoin for space travel

The virtual currency known as Bitcoin has been steadily gaining mainstream acceptance for much of 2013.

http://cir.ca/news/bitcoin-gaining-acceptance?utm_campaign=website&utm_source=SendGrid&utm_medium=email

Ok, I saw a few people share this and for some reason I resisted taking a look – but now that I have I feel compelled to share too. Truly something to think about …

Photographer Puts Two Strangers Together For Intimate Photographs, And The Results Are Surprising

Photographer Richard Renaldi takes random people he meets on the street of New York City and asks them to pose in pictures together as if they wer …

http://banoosh.com/blog/2013/10/29/photographer-puts-two-strangers-together-for-intimate-photographs-and-the-results-are-surprising/