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CodeBabes.com: Sexism’s Newest Face In Technology

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In tech industry-heavy cities, there’s a running joke that goes like this:  “I have been displaced from my residence because rent has gone up 200 percent and insanely wealthy young tech workers are moving into my place.” “Urr, what are you, stupid!? Just learn to code.” Okay, it’s not much of a joke and it’s […]

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Techfiction: The Surprising, And Anachronistic, Tech In The World Of Noah

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Recently, members of the Techcitement Crew were subjected to the movie Noah by Darren Aronofsky via the Ludovico Technique. Thanks, Dr. Brodsky! The movie based around the Biblical flood stars Russell Crowe as a bearded, rage-filled, and shouting Noah. Some of us found the movie to be a tired, slightly derivative work, wandering off the […]

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Techfiction: The Falcon Soars In Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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I was lucky enough to see a free screening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier last night and the movie is full of awesome tech. There are three highly techciting key elements to the story that I will refrain from going into, as they would be massive spoilers. We’ve previously covered Cap’s shield and the Black […]

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Seven Alfred Hitchcock Movies Ruined By Modern Technology

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Alfred Hitchcock was a master of filmmaking techniques and showed expertise at getting exactly what was desired out of audiences. Born in 1899 in Essex, England, the director went on to be famous for his psychological thrillers with their original twists and suspenseful atmospheres. What Hitchcock’s movies focused on primarily was the story, almost to […]

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Why It’s Your Fault: A Quick Rant About Digital Privacy

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This is quite a week for the tinfoil hat brigade. I’ve been seeing two particular stories over and over in my social network feed and I feel compelled to address them. Let’s talk about the rant about social network and photos first. I’m not going to link to it, because I don’t want to see […]

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Faraday Cages In Your Kitchen

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Paranoiacs rejoice! Last week, Heather Murphy of the New York Times explained that Edward Snowden had lawyers place their cell phones in a refrigerator to block the signals, using the fridge as a makeshift Faraday cage. Murphy quoted Adam Harvey, a countersurveillance products designer, who said that a martini shaker is a foolproof Faraday cage that can […]

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