“ The lengthy story is embedded in Dangerous Women, an anthology of fantasy writing co-edited by Martin, and along with its impressively long and GRRM-name-checking title — The Princess and the Queen, Or, The Blacks and the Greens: Being a History of the Causes, Origins, Battles, and Betrayals of the Most Tragic Bloodletting Known as the Dance of the Dragons, as set down by Archmaester Gyldayn of the Citadel of Oldtown ((here transcribed by George R.R. Martin)).”
Also, it sounds like a grad paper submitted to a dragon studies symposium.
“ Computer scientists have developed a malware prototype that uses inaudible audio signals to communicate, a capability that allows the malware to covertly transmit keystrokes and other sensitive data even when infected machines have no network connection.”
“ The product, named the RF Safe-stop, works by sending an RF pulse to a car at up to 50 meters (164 feet) away. The pulse “confuses” the car’s electronic systems, which the BBC said made the “dashboard warning lights and dial [behave] erratically.” The engine then stalls, and the car comes to a stop. How safely and quickly the vehicle would stop depends on the vehicle, and this technique would not work on older vehicles.”
“ CNN began its coverage by showing video of some of the isolated incidents, showing black men and teens sucker punching people. The idea that this is happening with any frequency has been largely debunked, including by New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly at the start of the CNN segment. But CNN wants to talk about it, so…”
“ Researchers at Malwarebytes have discovered that some programs covertly install Bitcoin-mining software on users’ computers, papering over the practice by including sneaky language in their license agreements allowing for “computer calculations, security.”
The apps sneaking Bitcoin mining software in are the usual suspects (toolbars, etc), but could this be an interesting model if the terms are more clear and users better educated?
I wouldn’t run such software on my laptop (for battery concerns) but for casual computer users who don’t want to pay for a small piece of software and would rather avoid ads, Bitcoin mining might be a good fit.