Seen here already walking on air, a bar employee changing the channel on a television unknowingly prepares to plummet down a 10-foot hole in the floor. Why the f*** is there a 10-foot hole in the floor? No clue, but it probably shouldn’t be left unattended. That’s like city workers removing a manhole cover then going on break without putting up any orange cones. Something awesome is bound to happen.
Eoin was working behind the bar doing sound for bands and such and he was walking looking at the TV and did not see the hole which was actually a small elevator shaft used to bring up towels and such from the basement.
Wow, I feel like that elevator shaft should maybe come up into a little cabinet or something instead of just a gaping hole. Dude is actually okay and only sprained an ankle and knee, but if I were him I’d still be suing for workman’s comp or whatever. At least haggle the manager for a free bar tab. YOU ALMOST TOOK MY LEGS YOU SON OF A BITCH.
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If you told us on Monday that we’d be capping our week off by checking out an innovative cranial drill, we likely would have just stared at you funny. But here were are and here it is, a device referred to, quite straightforwardly, as the Cranial Drilling Device with Retracting Drill Bit After Skull Penetration. The drill was designed by a team of researchers at Harvard in order to address a major shortcoming with manual drills. Such devices require neurosurgical training in order to know precisely when to stop so as to not damage underlying brain tissue. In certain instances, such as emergency rooms and the backs of ambulances, medical practitioners may require a cranial drill in order to perform procedures such as the insertion of pressure monitors, with nary a neurosurgeon to be found. The Harvard team has concocted a drill that automatically retracts back into its protective casing, as soon as it’s finished drilling through the skull, using a bi-stable mechanism that is active as the drill spins.
After the break, team member Conor Walsh explains the technology is a manner that, thankfully, is not quite brain surgery.
It was Bret Easton Ellis who coined the phrase, “The better you look, the more you see,” and it appears the folks down at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab agree. In what’s considered a “first,” the agency’s latest space-scouring probe, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, has turned on its X-ray vision to capture focused images of a black hole, dubbed Cygnus X-1, feeding on a nearby giant star. By tuning into these high-energy frequencies, scientists are getting a peak into a previously unseen side of the heavens at 100 times the sensitivity and 10 times the resolution of any preceding tech. The space agency plans to use the observatory’s powerful sight to suss out other known areas of mass X-ray activity like 3C273, an active quasar located two billion light years away and even explore G21.5-0.9, the fallout from a supernova within the Milky Way galaxy. NuSTAR’s first tour of galactic duty will span two year’s time, during which it’ll attempt to record imagery from “the most energetic objects in the universe, ” as well as track the existence of black holes throughout the cosmos. Impressed? Yeah, us too.
The IP-revealing security flaw in Skype’s systems that emerged late last month was discovered in 2010 according to Stevens Le Blond, one of the researchers behind the exploit from French institute INRIA. Le Blond told the Wall Street Journal that the team first discovered the flaw in November 2010, and was able to track the city-level location of more than 10,000 Skype users over a period of two weeks. Despite the fact that the research was published more than six months ago Skype has still not patched the vulnerability, with code uploaded to GitHub a week ago bringing the exploit to the attention of the public.
Le Blond also takes issue with the statement released by Skype in response to the flaw. “By calling it a ‘new tool’ it…
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Remember when researchers claimed a massive security vulnerability could potentially enable hackers to remotely take over Hewlett-Packard LaserJet printers and even cause them to burst into flames? Fun times, for sure.
Of course, HP was quick to point out that the researchers had it all wrong, lamented the “sensational and inaccurate reporting” surrounding the supposed security flaw and said not a single customer had reported any instances of unauthorized access to its LaserJet printers.
Nevertheless, the company recognized that there was indeed a potential security vulnerability with printers placed on a public network without a firewall, and at the time said it would soon issue a fix.
This morning, HP announced that the firmware update is now available and said it has still not received any customer reports of unauthorized access. From the looks of it, not a single hacker exploited the security flaw to burn down a house, skyscraper, hotel, casino, school or shed.
The company reiterated its recommendation to secure devices by placing printers behind a firewall and to disable remote firmware upload on exposed printers whenever possible.
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HTC held true to its promise to look into the security vulnerability that surfaced over the weekend, an apparent glitch that allows any app requesting internet access to take a peek at a user account information, GPS location, system logs, and other potentially private data. While HTC assured us that user data isn’t at risk of being harmed by its own software, a third party malware app could exploit the security flaw and cause some trouble. The outfit is already building a patch, and will ship it out in an over the air update after a short testing period with its carrier partners. Until then? HTC recommends steering clear of apps from publishers you don’t trust. Hit the break to see the official statement.
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