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‘Breaking Bad’ Chemistry Professor Arrested for Selling Drug Recipe in China

Posted: May 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: CHINA!, CRIME!, REBLOG | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ‘Breaking Bad’ Chemistry Professor Arrested for Selling Drug Recipe in China

China NewsA former chemistry professor has been arrested by Chinese police on suspicion of selling a drug recipe to a gang which cooked up synthetic narcotics, state media reports.

The 50-year-old former academic surnamed Lu had “a set of recipes for producing methcathinone”, a drug similar to methamphetamine, which he provided to dealers.

Amphetamine labs are growing at an alarming rate, a Chinese police raid on the house of two methcathinone dealers in 2011 uncovered a pile of 80 million yuan, $AU13 million, in cash.

In Australia Amphetamine arrests have nearly double in past five years, according to Crime Commission’s Illicit Drug Data Report. Trade workers and those in the hospitality industry are among the biggest users of the drug according to an analysis of national drug data.

Lu “worked as a professor of chemistry at a university” in Xian, the capital of the northern province of Shaanxi, before teaming up with a drug manufacturer surnamed Chen in 2013 :: Read the full article »»»»


Australian Telco Fined For Privacy Breach

Posted: March 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Hack!, News From the web, ONLINE SECURITY, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Australian Telco Fined For Privacy Breach

Telstra, Australia's Largest Telco Fined For Privacy BreachAustralia’s largest telecomunications company ‘Telstra’ has been fined $10,200 and warned about privacy after a data breach saw the information of more than 15,000 customers made available online.

Last year a Fairfax journalist discovered that the telco had published the names, phone numbers and addresses of customers. The journalist alerted the telco to the breach, and also informed the – OAIC – Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

The OAIC launched a year-long investigation with the Australian Communications and Media Authority – ACMA – and the agencies have now handed down their reports.

They have found Telstra made the information of 15,775 customers available for 15 months during 2012 and 2013. The information included more than 1,257 customers with silent line numbers, and related to customer data from 2009 and earlier. There were at least 166 unique downloads of the records :: Read the full article »»»»


Apple Knows Where You Are With iBeacon

Posted: December 9th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Cult of Apple, iPad, iPhone, Technoid Computer News | Comments Off on Apple Knows Where You Are With iBeacon

Apple.iBeaconApple’s got its eye on you, the consumer gadget behemoth is watching you as you wander about it’s store. Armed with the power to push you toward product, iBeacon – Apples instore location technology – will feed you all the information you need to make your Apple Store experience much more efficient, and much more… well, Applesh

Apple demonstrated the technology to journalists at it’s Fifth Avenue store in New York City on Friday. And while Apple isn’t the first to offer instore mapping – Macy’s teamed up with Shopkick last month to deliver the first retail-based iBeacons in it’s new York and San Francisco stores – Apple’s foray into this fast evolving technology is expected to boost uptake.

Apple first introduced iBeacon at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June this year, though the technology isn’t new, however the introduction of Bluetooth 4.0 has revolutionised it’s use.

iBeacons can be adjusted to highlight specific products as they allow for extremely precise indoor positioning, distinguishing between locations or items that are less than a metre apart, which isn’t possible with traditional GPS :: Read the full article »»»»


ALARMclock Waking You to Stark Reality

Posted: November 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG, Renovation Planning | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on ALARMclock Waking You to Stark Reality

ALARMclock via KICKSTARTERWaking each day is like starting anew, bouncing out of bed to the wondrous thoughts of what the world might bring. Or perhaps a push is required? alarmclock might jus be what you need to put the bounce back in your daily waking routine.

Imagine waking to the news of how much you’d spent the previous day – shoes cost right – or how far the financial markets had slipped the previous session. All streamed securely straight from your bank or broker, clever boffins huh?

Not that I want to focus on the downsides of getting out of bed but, this stylish little box can also tell you how many days you’ve got left on earth – not astronaughtishly – as in days left until death. K! I’m going back to bed…

Clearly i’m taking the wrong angle on this, alarmclock was designed to motivate, whatever does it for you, whatever puts the spring in your pre-coffee step. the gadget is currently on Kickstarter, you can help fund the project by buying a unit. $US85 or $105 for international buyers  :: Read the full article »»»»

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ECODRIVER! World Solar Challenge Won by Dutch Team

Posted: October 10th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Grilled Motoring News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ECODRIVER! World Solar Challenge Won by Dutch Team

Dutch team celebrates win

The World Solar Challenge has been won by the Dutch team in their superquick Nuna7, their solar powered car crossed the finish line more 100 kilometres ahead of closest rival Japan.

Hindmarsh Square was the scene of  jubilant celebrations as the Dutch team, Nuon, cruised into the centre of Adelaide for the trophy presentation after completing the 3,000 kilometre road journey from the top ends capital, Darwin.

It marked the fifth win in the event for the team, who have now competed seven World Solar Challenges, the team will lead a victory parade through the streets of Adelaide on Sunday October 13.

The race was close right up until veteran Japanese team Tokai, lost its battle with cloudy skies closing in on the finish line, while Tokai was stuck on the side of the road with a flat battery, Nuon powered on passed to take line honours :: Read the full article »»»»


Quirky Split Stick

Posted: June 25th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Standout | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Quirky Split Stick

Quirky - Split Stick

Here’s a simple thought for our highpants wearing punters. A double sided USB stick. The Split Stick is designed to keep your work files separate from your personal files. With the Split Stick, you can enforce the digital divide between work and home, hers and his, G-rated and X-rated, perfect for those non-lucid, couch-dwelling moments :: Read the full article »»»»


USA Has ‘Villain Spy’ Egg All Over it’s Face

Posted: June 23rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Hack! | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on USA Has ‘Villain Spy’ Egg All Over it’s Face

CHINAThe second largest economy on the planet – and arguably the most powerful – China, has launched a venomous attack on the United States, labelling it an “espionage villain” after former US spy Edward Snowden raised new allegations on the far-reaching US cyber-surveillance program, PRISM.

Snowden’s latest allegations have the US spy-program directed squarely at  Chinese targets.

The US is seeking to extradite the 30-year-old technician from Hong Kong, where he is holed up after leaking details of secret US intelligence programs to international media outlets.

Snowden’s leaks revealed that the National Security Agency – NSA – has access to vast amounts of internet data such as emails, chat rooms and video under a government program known as PRISM. The South China Morning Post says documents and statements by Snowden show PRISM also hacked major Chinese telecom companies to access text messages and targeted China’s top Tsinghua University.

US privacy proponentss have blasted Prism as unconstitutional government surveillance, they’ve called for a review of the program. The US Centre for Constitutional Rights says it believes PRISM to be the broadest surveillance order issued in American history. The Bashing China has received over the past decade on civil liberty, internet censorship and human rights now looks like COMPLETE hypocrisy. The scale of PRISM is daunting, it’s flow-on affect for US allies is likely to haunt us for the foreseeable future, ironically.

In an absolutely ironic twist, Snowden’s revelations come just weeks after US president Barack Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping held meeting on the subject of China/US relations where the US president took the Chinese leader to task on hacking charges :: Read the full article »»»»