Month: May 2017


(pc-Google Images) The “accidental hero” who ceased the worldwide spread of an extraordinary ransomware assault by enrolling a confused space name covered up in the malware has cautioned the assault could be rebooted. The ransomware utilized as a part of Friday’s assault wreaked destruction on associations including FedEx and Telefónica, and additionally the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), where operations were scratched off, X-beams, test results and patient records ended up plainly inaccessible and telephones did not work. The off button was hardcoded into the malware in the event that the maker needed to stop it spreading. This included...

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How to Build Your Own Google AIY without the Kit

Google’s voice assistant has been around for a while now and when Amazon released its Alexa API and ported the PaaS Cloud code to the Raspberry Pi 2 it was just a matter of time before everyone else jumped on the fast train to maker kingdom. Google just did it in style. Few know that the Google Assistant API for the Raspberry Pi 3 has been out there for some time now but when they decided to give away a free kit with the May 2017 issues of MagPi magazine, they made an impression on everyone. Unfortunately the world has...

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Nuclear Fallout Used to Spot Fake Art (2008)

The real thing Scientists and art historians have developed what they say is a foolproof way of identifying forged works of art. They can distinguish between art created before 1945 and that produced after that date by measuring levels of the isotopes caesium–137 and strontium–90. These isotopes do not occur naturally but are released into the environment by nuclear blasts. Over 2000 nuclear tests have been carried out since the first atomic explosion took place in New Mexico in July 1945, and the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed a few weeks later. Among the by-products of...

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