Category Archives: documentary

Inside the Playboy Mansion (2001)

Long Saturday Hugh Hefner: meet the man behind the myth, and take a glimpse into one man’s Shangri-La at Hollywood’s most famous address. [1:18:00] YouTube link. Hefner is 90 years old.

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The greatest story ever told

Long Saturday The history of the computer starting with Charles Babbage. Part 1 [24:28] YouTube link. Part 2 [27:00] YouTube link.

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A Hot Dog Program

Long Saturday How about a hot dog for lunch? “A Hot Dog Program” is an all-American celebration of those fabulous and phenomenally popular little sausages in their soft little buns hosted by Rick Sebak. Whether you like your dog with … Continue reading

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Zero Days

Extra Long Saturday – The Story of Stuxnet [1:53:46] Budget some time or bookmark for future viewing. I watched this over two nights and was absolutely riveted. No embed available. View it here.

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Farewell: ETAOIN SHRDLU

Long Saturday The last day of hot metal typesetting at The New York Times. This film shows the entire newspaper production process from hot-metal typesetting to creating stereo moulds to high-speed press operation. At the end of the film, the … Continue reading

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Voyagers

Long Saturday Travel along with the Voyager spacecrafts as they traverse the solar system on their planetary expedition spanning over three decades. [15:07]

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Patent scam

Long Saturday Austin Meyer wrote a flight simulator for the Android OS and put it up for sale on the Google Play store. He was subsequently sued by the patent holder who came up with the idea of the store … Continue reading

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Storing Passwords and Password Cracking

Long Saturday Tom Scott takes us through the insecure ways in which some websites deal with passwords. [9:23] YouTube link. ****** Dr. Mike Pound demonstrates why you should probably change your passwords right now. [20:19] YouTube link.

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Inside DARPA’s attempts to engineer a futuristic super soldier

Long Saturday DARPA is the R&D arm of the Defense Department. There are jobs that are hard, jobs that are very hard, and the damn near impossible jobs are DARPA hard. That’s what they work on. [45:09] YouTube link.

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Trucks – Modern Marvels

Long Saturday The workhorses of the modern world, trucks deliver the goods day after day. They are the backbone of commerce and a necessity for industry. America runs on trucks. [45:04 – 0:20 intro] YouTube link.

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I am a Rebel

Long Saturday Kevin Mitnick, the nation’s first dark-side hacker, who used his “social engineering” skills to send the FBI on a cat-and-mouse chase and eventually became the government’s greatest tool in understanding computer security. The legendary Lewis De Payne is … Continue reading

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DeLorean: The Man, The Car, The People

Long Saturday The DeLorean DMC-12 is one of the most talked bout cars ever made. Some love it, some hate it, some think they know the story behind its troubled life, others actually do. We sat down with some of … Continue reading

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Who is Anonymous?

Long Saturday The notorious hacktivist collective Anonymous has targeted everyone from PayPal to the FBI. But a string of arrests have crippled the group. So who is Anonymous now? [22:33] YouTube link. Also watch this. [12:37]

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Project X ’57 Chevy modified again

Long Saturday In 1965, Popular Hot Rodding purchased an unremarkable 1957 Chevy 210 and began a 50-build legacy using it as a testbed for every hot, new part. It’s been sitting for years with a Pro Touring look and fuel-injected … Continue reading

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The story of the Swiss Army Knife

Long Saturday The Swiss Army Knife has a long history of innovation. Here is the story about its beginnings and how it’s made. [44:58] YouTube link.

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Back to the moon for good

Long Saturday A new generation of lunar explorers will return to the moon to set up shop and perhaps live there. [24:49] YouTube link.

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