November 15, 2012
"How To Hide Online" — Now they tell us
"How To Hide Online" is now available for the iPad.
A version for Android tablets is coming soon.
The book explores the secrets of how to hide information where it can't be seen.
The five core chapters describe five different techniques for slipping information into the virtual cracks of larger files:
• Shopping lists can carry another message in the order of the items.
• Sports game transcripts can hide extra words between the virtual lines.
• Mistyped words could just be a mistake — or they could hold an elaborate secret.
• Digital photos can carry secret messages embedded in the tiny spots of red, blue and green.
• Secret texts can be split into many parts like a puzzle so that you need all of them before the secret message can be read.
Each chapter comes with a working illustration where you can try all of the ideas.
Zipmark — "This zipper is bound to open your book on the right page."
Forbes (India) — The 100 Richest Indians
Pictured is the Goddess Lakshmi, Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity.
Baby Mop — Bag that Roomba
From the website:
These baby mops are made of 100% cotton and are super soft and comfortable.
The mop is made from ultra-absorbent material and engineered to clean and shine your floor.
When your baby is done cleaning, it's designed for easy on-and-off.
Top 5 Reasons You Need a Baby Mop:
• Save lots of money on housecleaning costs.
• Your baby will learn not to drop and waste food.
• Teach your baby a strong work ethic early in life.
• Not having to clean your floors save you time so you can spend it doing things you enjoy.
• Baby will get a nice workout, burn off energy, and do muscle toning — and sleep better too.
How to break down a door — without hurting yourself
From lifehacker:"Perhaps you're saving a child from a burning building, or perhaps you're breaking into the stronghold of an enemy spy — but one way or another, you have to break down a door. You've probably seen people do it in the movies, but Art of Manliness notes that there are a few things you'll want to make sure of before you go kicking down every door in your path:
[via David Wu]
Fireplace gloves — Episode 2: How about welder's gloves?
Reader Scott, commenting on Tuesday's Episode 1 post featuring the redoubtable Steven Raichlen's Grilling Gloves repurposed for the fireplace, suggested the welding gloves pictured above and below, adding, "I just use the cheap cowhide ones — takes about five years to burn through them."
Yeah, that sounds pretty good, five years.
I can live with five years.
A twister on Mars
Above and below, a 100-foot-wide, half-mile-high dust devil photographed earlier this year in the northern hemisphere of Mars by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Pictured: a Martian dust devil twisting across the Martian Amazonis Planitia region. The 100-foot-wide column of swirling air was captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter last month as it passed over the northern hemisphere of Mars.
Unlike an actual tornado, dust devils — which also occur on Earth — are generally spawned on clear days when warm air along the ground begins to spiral as it moves through cooler air above it. They are visible because of the dirt they kick up (hence the name), and against the monotone background Martian soil this massive devil sticks out. It may look tiny in the pic above, but the column towers half a mile high.
Just another day at the office for the NASA's Mars orbiter, which has been in service since 2006. Fun fact: though it is the youngest Mars orbiter flight to date, SPACE reports that it has delivered more data back home to Earth than all other interplanetary missions combined.