1. Watch Adam Savage Make Chewbacca’s Bandolier in One Day

    Adafruit Industries " Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! | 21 Feb 2017 | 4:00pm CST

    Think you can’t get that big cosplay project done in a single day? Tested‘s series with Adam Savage where he makes costumes and props over the course of a day will prove you wrong. You do already have to have supplies and tools on hand so you can complete every step easily, but as long […]...

  2. Timelapse movie by Alejandro Villanueva shows Amanda Levete’s sinuous MAAT museum #ArtTuesday

    Adafruit Industries " Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! | 21 Feb 2017 | 4:00pm CST

    Via Dezeen This movie by videographer Alejandro Villanueva captures the wave-like form of Lisbon’s MAAT contemporary art museum, designed by Amanda Levete’s firm AL_A, as light shifts from day to night. The MAAT opening coincided with the beginning of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2016. During which time, the museum experienced huge footfall – as shown […]...

  3. Biohacking: Using the Glucose Ketone Index

    Adafruit Industries " Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! | 21 Feb 2017 | 3:00pm CST

    Looking for a way to measure metabolic health? One technique is to look at the ratio of blood glucose to blood ketones. The idea is to reduce carbohydrate intake which will result in lower blood sugar and higher ketone levels. The chart below explains the ideal ratios. Via Heads Up Health: The glucose ketone index is […]...

  4. TicTacToe Robot

    Adafruit Industries " Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! | 21 Feb 2017 | 3:00pm CST

    From Greg Flurry on YouTube: A robot that plays Tic Tac Toe using a robotic arm. Read more and see more on Instructables...

  5. Saturated

    RobOHara.com | 17 Feb 2017 | 6:00pm CST

    I’ve spent the past couple of weeks diving into several of the “how to write” books, podcasts, and tutorials I’ve picked up and/or bookmarked over the past year. I read Scene and Structure by Jack Bickham, and Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell, and referenced Deborah Chester’s The Fantasy Fiction Formula for a novel...

  6. Harry Belafonte: A Glass Half Full

    RobOHara.com | 10 Feb 2017 | 6:00am CST

    Wednesday evening, my Theories of Professional Writing class (along with approximately 1,000 other people) got the opportunity to hear Mr. Harry Belafonte speak about his life and thoughts about equal rights and the current state of politics. I know Harry Belafonte largely as a singer and an actor, and for his work on 1985’s...

  7. Star Wednesday: One of a Kind Sign

    RobOHara.com | 25 Jan 2017 | 6:00am CST

    One of the more interesting and occasionally frustrating things about Star Wars collecting is that sometimes you run across something that is as mysterious as it is enjoyable. A few years back, a friend of mine who buys, fixes, and sells arcade games found this sign in a warehouse and gave it to me....

  8. Stepping Into a Tiny Home

    RobOHara.com | 23 Jan 2017 | 6:00pm CST

    I have blogged about my infatuation with Tiny Homes before. I find the concept of paring down all of one’s material possessions and moving into a tiny home exciting and a little bit wacky. I know that a tiny home would not be compatible with my current lifestyle — I simply own too many...

  9. Kano review

    Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog | 21 Jan 2017 | 2:32pm CST

    Below is a quick review of the Kano computer.WTF is it?The kano computer is a raspberry pi based computer that is meant for kids to put together and build themselves. Looks a bit like this:propaganda video:It ships with a nice guide that most kids will be able to follow to get the piece of the Kano computer up and running. Optionally you can also buy a screen kit where everything can fit all together in a tidy package. The screen kit that houses the raspberry pi and and keyboard is the reason...

  10. Shadowlord Cards

    RobOHara.com | 20 Jan 2017 | 6:00am CST

    Back when we were kids, my buddy Jeff had all the best board games: Crossbows and Catapults, Dark Tower, and this game from Parker Brothers, Shadowlord. From what I can remember, Shadowlord was a bit like Monopoly set in space. Players moved around planets, built spaceships, and fought one other. The ultimate goal was...

  11. DevOoops: In-Memory Databases (Redis) Part 2

    Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog | 18 Jan 2017 | 6:18am CST

    Doing part 2 first as the altcoin mining stuff is interesting with the mongoDB/elasticsearch ransomware stuff currently going on.A redis developer dropped an interesting piece of info herehttp://antirez.com/news/96Namely:“However, the ability to control the server configuration using the CONFIG command makes the client able to change the working directory of the program and the name of the dump file. This allows clients to write RDB Redis files at random paths, that is a security issue tha...

  12. DevOoops: Client Provisioning (Vagrant)

    Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog | 16 Jan 2017 | 7:00am CST

    Notes from the 2015 Devoops TalkVagrant used to ship with a default keypair and was difficult to rotate.**fixed with new versions of Vagrant. Finding hosts using the default key still pretty likely.Did you change your SSH keys?Default Credentialsroot/vagrant vagrant/vagrantNo pass to sudo :-)Scanning for the default key using metasploit (ssh_login_pubkey module)Identify real from fake by ssh version scanLog in with private key...

  13. DevOoops: Client Provisioning (Kickstart Files)

    Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog | 13 Jan 2017 | 7:00am CST

    Notes from the 2015 Devoops talk. Posting it so i can remove it from the slide deck but still refer to it. Also relevant from a common problems with devops theme.Kickstart Files3 ways to set root password 1. Enter during installation 2. Crypted hash in the kickstart file “rootpw --iscrypted” 3. Clear text in the kickstart file “rootpw --plaintext”Examples Kickstart Files TakeawaysDon't leave these files in open sharesUse the crypted password option for filesHave a proc...

  14. DevOoops: Client Provisioning (Chef)

    Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog | 12 Jan 2017 | 7:00am CST

    Notes on Chef from the 2015 Devoops Talk. Posting it so i can remove it from the slide deck but still refer to it. Also relevant from a common problems with devops theme.Chef allows you to define the state your servers (local or cloud) should be in and enforces it.Web InterfaceEnvironment Leakagedatabagsknife is a Chef command line utility. The credentials are stored in data bags. Credentials can be encrypted.Example:$ knife data bag listChef/knife (encrypted data bag)Chef/knife with path to se...

  15. cDc Day 2016 is upon us!

    CULT OF THE DEAD COW | 11 Jul 2016 | 8:45am CDT

    Suggested cDc Day activities include: 1.Take a trip to a 7-11 and reminisce about the convenience store as an institution, and its place in your life. How dependably open for so many hours! The wide variety of products in a...

  16. CULT OF THE DEAD COW Statement on Jacob Appelbaum / ioerror

    CULT OF THE DEAD COW | 6 Jun 2016 | 9:14am CDT

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 06-June-2016 CULT OF THE DEAD COW Statement on Jacob Appelbaum / ioerror Like much of the hacker community, we were troubled to hear the allegations of sexual abuse, manipulation, and bullying leveled against one of our members,...

  17. Regional Internet Registries: Quick links

    PENTESTIFY BLOG | 4 Jan 2016 | 10:26am CST

    Handy list of links, storing here for future reference when doing research. A regional Internet registry (RIR) is an organization that manages the allocation and registration of Internet number resources within a particular region of the world. Internet number resources … Continue reading →...

  18. Bulk elasticsearch file split

    PENTESTIFY BLOG | 13 Dec 2015 | 3:31pm CST

    Recently needed to split a pretty massive (2M line) file to bulk load into elasticsearch. I’m sure others have run into this same problem. Here’s the code: You can all call this: ruby ./es_split.rb [file_to_split.bulk] Since the file was actively … Continue reading →...

  19. Embrace the strange: support indy artist Victor Cayro this Sept. 10 in San Francisco

    CULT OF THE DEAD COW | 25 Aug 2015 | 8:52pm CDT

    Incredibly nice guy and friend of the herd (and co-founder of the mysterious DSSK collective) Victor Cayro will have an art show in San Francisco on September 10th. If you're in the area, please support independent art that stretches the...

  20. Friends of the Herd Doing Awesome Things: Carmageddon Part 1

    CULT OF THE DEAD COW | 21 Jul 2015 | 8:21am CDT

    Badass and scary as fuck at the same time. Good job! http://www.wired.com/2015/07/hackers-remotely-kill-jeep-highway/...

  21. Monday Morning Schadenfreude Jr.

    CULT OF THE DEAD COW | 20 Jul 2015 | 6:21am CDT

    Prepare the Schadenfreude Cannons! Couldn'ta happened to a nicer bunch of guys. Harf! http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/07/online-cheating-site-ashleymadison-hacked/...

  22. Getting started in information security…. notes to a student

    PENTESTIFY BLOG | 7 Mar 2014 | 10:43am CST

    Recently had a college student reach out for advice, and thought i’d share with the class: My biggest issue with my current education is the broad scale and lack of clear direction on how to achieve my goals. I know … Continue reading →...

  23. The screen generation, indonesian translation

    €£ | 15 Jan 2014 | 7:32am CST

    The screen generation from 2008, the Cult of the Dead Cow textfile #412, has been translated to indonesian. Thank you! Pada dasarnya web adalah salah satu medium komunikasi kita, sehingga ini juga menyangkut aspek negatif serta kontradiksi umumnya yang terjadi dalam masyarakat kita. Ia juga dapat berfungsi dalam membangun ruang bebas serta penyebaran kritik terhadap kekuasaan...

  24. The gravity problem in the equestrian statue

    €£ | 6 Dec 2013 | 11:29am CST

    Progress in the technology of casting allowed for the equestrian statue to rise from the ground. In the animation we can see this historical development in just seven frames. view at Homeostasis Lab...

  25. Silberne Buchstaben in goldenem Licht

    €£ | 5 Dec 2013 | 3:22pm CST

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