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Submission + - Wikileaks releases 'insurance' backup AES256

An anonymous reader writes: Wikileaks releases 'insurance' backup AES256 bit encrypted, seeded to all torrent networks.
Twitter showing "Now is a good time to mirror this WikiLeaks 'insurance' backup"


Submission + - Mazda's New Engine Gets 70 MPG WITHOUT a Hybrid (greencarreports.com)

thecarchik writes: There’s no word on when the new version of the Mazda2 will finally reach the U.S. but when it does we can reveal that it will return a fuel economy of 70 mpg--without the aid of any electric motors. This is because the car will feature Mazda’s next-generation of drivetrain, body and chassis technologies, dubbed SKYACTIV.The new Mazda 2 will come powered by a SKYACTIV-G engine, Mazda's next-generation direct injection gasoline mill that achieves significantly improved fuel efficiency thanks to a high compression ratio of 14.0:1 (the world’s highest for a production gasoline engine). In addition to the improved fuel economy, Mazda also claims that the higher compression ratio enables more torque, especially at lower to mid-range engine speeds, which should make the car a whole lot more fun to drive around the town.

Submission + - Comic Book Sales Soar After Engaging 4chan Pirates (techdirt.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: After the artist behind the graphic novel Underground discovered that someone on 4chan had scanned and posted the entire comic, rather than complaining, Steve Lieber joined the conversation, chatting with the 4channers about the comic... and the next day he saw his sales jump to unheard of levels, much higher than he'd seen even when the comic book was reviewed on popular sites like Boing Boing.

Submission + - The dark side of the web (pcpro.co.uk)

Barence writes: Beneath the web pages indexed by Google lies an online world that few know exists. It's a realm of huge, untapped reserves of valuable information containing sprawling databases, hidden websites and murky forums. It's a world where academics and researchers might find the data required to solve some of mankind's biggest problems, but also where criminal syndicates operate, and terrorist handbooks and child pornography are freely distributed. Interested? You're not alone. The deep web and its 'darknets' are a new battleground for those who want to uphold the right to privacy online, and those who feel that rights need to be sacrificed for the safety of society. The deep web is also the new frontier for those who want to rival Google in the field of search. The Dark Side of the Web takes a journey into a world few fully understand.

Submission + - Video: Watch Arnold Announce CA's deal with Tesla (techcrunch.com)

jesseschulman writes: California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger — famed for his uncanny resemblance to an electric machine clad in an unrealistic fleshy cloak — has managed to ensure that noted electrical car company Tesla will base future manufacturing in areas under his rule. Tesla Motors, maker of the well-known but troubled $100k Roadster battery supercar, had planned to produce more modestly-priced cars in New Mexico. "To see this company build a plant in New Mexico drove me absolutely insane," Schwarzenegger said, quoted by Reuters. "My administration ... does not like to lose." California managed to secure Tesla's new plant by offering a tax exemption on manufacturing equipment to zero-emissions vehicle builders. Tesla is presently headquartered in California, and has its design team there, but much of the assembly on the present Roadster is done in the UK by Lotus (its body is basically an Elise). A new pure-electric car will be available for under $30k in less than 4 years.

Feed Wired: The Brains Behind the Image Fulgurator (wired.com)

Julius von Bismarck's 'Image Fulgurator' is a clever hack that uses a flashgun, a modified 35mm camera and a special sensor to project secret images onto other people's photos. Wired.com's Gadget Lab scored an exclusive interview with von Bismarck, with photos of his gear.


Submission + - Gov't certified Diesel from Algae

jag7720 writes:

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA — June 27, 2008: Solazyme announced recently that SoladieselRDTM , a microalgae-derived renewable diesel, has passed American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D-975 specifications. SoladieselRDTM is the first algal-based renewable diesel to meet these standards.

In a 100% blend, SoladieselRDTM has been road tested in a factory standard 2005 Jeep Liberty diesel. The fuel's chemical composition is identical to that of standard petroleum based diesel, and SoladieselRDTM is fully compatible with the existing transportation fuel infrastructure. Having fewer particulate emissions, SoladieselRDTM also has a more desirable environmental footprint than standard petro-diesel. In addition, it meets the new ASTM ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) standards.


My question is, if a tanker of this spills will it turn the ocean into a vast ocean of diesel? Where's my diesel truck?


Sequoia Vote Machine Can't Do Simple Arithmetic? 254

whoever57 writes "Ed Felten is showing a scan of the summary from a Sequoia voting machine used in New Jersey. According to the paper record, the vote tallies don't add up — the total number of Republican ballots does not match the number of votes cast in the Republican primary and the total number of Democratic ballots does not match the number of votes cast in the Democratic primary. Felten has a number of discussions about the problems facing evoting, up to and including a semi-threatening email from Sequoia itself." Update: 03/20 23:30 GMT by J : Later today, Felten added an update in which he analyzes Sequoia's explanation. He has questions, comments, and a demand.

Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.