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Monthly Archives: August 2010

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Why Hackers Love 8-Character Passwords - The Daily Stat
With processors getting speedier and password-hacking software freely available on the web, the 8-letter password may soon be obsolete. Georgia Tech researchers used graphics cards to crack 8-character passwords in two hours; divining 12-character passwords, by contrast, would have taken more than 17,000 years. The researchers say [...]

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RFID Bracelet Brings Facebook To The Real World - PSFK
Visitors at the Coca Cola Village Amusement Park in Israel got a taste of Facebook in the real world when they were handed RFID-enabled Facebook bracelets. These bracelets allowed people to login into their Facebook accounts and then “like” the various attractions and recreational activities in [...]

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Taken from "Sex et Perestroika", this 2 min video shows the queue to the first McDonald's in Moscow (1990)

(Pics): Target’s Fashion Show Transforms The Standard Hotel Into A Kaleidoscope - PSFK
Last night in NYC, Target staged a pretty impressive fashion event called The Kaleidoscopic Fashion Spectacular at the Standard Hotel. The retailer installed dynamic LED [...]

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Relative Value : Dowling Duncan : Dollar ReDe$ign 2010 - Dollar ReDe$ign Project
(tags: design ux interesting USA infographics)

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Opening Ceremony NYC to open a pop up "french market" at the ACE for Fashion's Night Out
Opening Ceremony—the beloved boutique with outposts in New York, Tokyo, and Los Angeles—will kick off Fashion’s Night Out in the highest of style at New York City’s Ace Hotel with a French flea market staged in the lobby. The [...]

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Backstory on "Girl quits her job on dry erase board, emails entire office". Hint: hoax.
(tags: internet hoax culture viral meme socialmedia funny branding marketing)

Old Spice Survey

I’ve been in surveys all day long and been thinking about inserting this question …
X. You are..
a: a man
b: a woman
c: a man your man could smell like

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A walk through America with the latest Levi's viral ad.
There's a Google Maps in the comments to see the journey.
(tags: video stopmotion animation travel youtube cool timelapse usa)

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When life gives 4chan Captchas, 4chan creates Captcha interpretive art. Check out some hilariously creative examples
(tags: funny 4chan humor art web culture)

Thread Den: Locally Sewn Fashion - PSFK
Evolving from its original concept as a community lounge for sewing and socializing, Thread Den has become a destination for supporters of Australian-made clothing and vintage fashion.
Playfully blending [...]

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INFOGRAPHICS: This is Burning Man - from 1986 til today | Flickr
(tags: history visualization infographics interesting community escapism events)