Category Archives: documentary

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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State of Surveillance

Long Saturday When NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked details of massive government surveillance programs in 2013, he ignited a raging debate over digital privacy and security. That debate came to a head this year, when Apple refused an FBI court … Continue reading

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Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier – Super Fight II

Long Saturday Muhammad Ali died yesterday at the age of 74. Rest in peace. Super Fight II was a non-title boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. The second of the three Ali–Frazier bouts, it took place at Madison … Continue reading

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This is the last dam run of likker I’ll ever make

Long Saturday Popcorn Sutton had made a home movie of himself making moonshine in 1998, which he sold on VHS tape out of his Maggie Valley Junk shop, at the bend of the road heading out of town towards Soco … Continue reading

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IBM’s Watson on Jeopardy

Long Saturday IBM’s super computer competes with the best human contestants on the TV show Jeopardy. About Watson [52:14] YouTube link. First day of the game [14:45] – volume up YouTube link.

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Ben’s mill

Long Saturday Ben Thresher’s mill is one of the few water-powered, wood-working mills left in this country. Operating in rural Vermont since 1848, the mill is a unique link between the age of craft and the age of modern industry. … Continue reading

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