from the i-will-tackle-you dept.
net_shaman writes in with word of a Seattle man who was arrested for taking a photo of an ATM being serviced. "Today I was shopping at the downtown Seattle REI. I was about to buy a Thule hitch mount bike rack. They were out of the piece that locks the bike rack into the hitch. So I was in the customer service line to special order one. It was a long line and while I was waiting, I saw two of guys (employees of Loomis, as I later learned) refilling the ATM. I walked over and took a picture with my iPhone of them and more interestingly of the open ATM. I took the picture because I'm fascinated by the insides of things that we don't normally get to see. ... That was when Officer GE Abed (#6270) spun me around and put handcuffs on me."
morpheus83 writes: "The Enigma machine was one of the impressively complex physical encryption devices ever built. This flash file as reports Newlaunches simulates the inner workings of the Enigma machine in real time as you type in the plain text. The Enigma machine was used for encrypting communications during World War II."
MattSparkes writes: "It recently emerged that NASA may have a gap in their launch capability between the retirement of the Shuttle and the introduction of its replacement. Now the effects of this are showing, as it has been announced that astronauts in training will take flights on commercial space flights, in return for technical knowledge from the space agency."