Bittorrent sync

Automatically sync files via secure, distributed technology.

This works like existing cloud file storage systems such as dropbox, box.com etc, except that:

File transfers are encrypted and use the Bittorrent protocol. Your information is never stored on a server in the cloud and your data is protected by private keys. This means that no-one but you can access it.

BitTorrent Sync was designed with privacy and security in mind. All the traffic between devices is encrypted with AES cypher and a 256-bit key created on the base of the secret—a random string (20 bytes or more) that is unique for every folder.

Bittorrent Sync

Stoopidtall

A tall bike riden through LA. It almost gets stuck under a bridge at one point in the video.

14.5ft at the Seat
Built in 12 work hours
One Huffy beach cruiser, 2" square tubing, 3/4" round tubing, and 1" round tubing
26" single speed coaster brake wheelset
6 1/2 single speed bicycle chains (32.5ft of chain)

Rock Art animated

Some of the world's oldest engravings of the human form, prehistoric rock art from Valcamonica in the Italian Alps, have been brought to life by the latest digital technology.

Voices from Solitary: A Sentence Worse Than Death

The following essay is by William Blake, who has been held in solitary confinement for nearly 26 years.

"He describes here in painstaking detail his excruciating experiences over the last quarter-century. “I’ve read of the studies done regarding the effects of long-term isolation in solitary confinement on inmates, seen how researchers say it can ruin a man’s mind, and I’ve watched with my own eyes the slow descent of sane men into madness—sometimes not so slow,” Blake writes. "

Click here to read the article

Naples - u-turn

This video has everything: someone tries to do a u-turn in a tiny car and gets stuck, blocking the street. Some bikers appear. A religious parade comes down the street, and then (as mentioned in the youtube comments) divine intervention sorts it all out.