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I had a friend in high school, William, who used to delight in driving through puddles to splash pedestrians. He knew of a bus stop that always collected water when it rained, and he would speed up and put his tires right in that puddle, soaking the working folk.
Karma’s a bitch, though. The last time he did this trick, his car lost traction and hit the curb, breaking his axle and oil pan, totaling his old car. It left him stranded, right in front of the people he had just splashed.
Anyway, this train video is for you, William.
Security nerds are my favorite breed of nerd. As a kid, they tried to convince themselves they had super-powers. As a teenager, they actually practiced to be a ninja, and maybe even got as far as getting their black-belt (a fact they’ll tell you on a regular basis). As an adult, their psuedo-nefarious urges continue to get more practical, and they master hacking, social engineering, and lock-picking.
These security nerds, presenting at a testosterone-free security nerd conference, demonstrate how to break into a hotel that uses “shim-free locks” and happens to have a half-inch gap below the door. Yes, it wouldn’t work at any hotel that actually follows construction codes, but if you happen to be in Haiti (too soon?), better put your valuables into the safe.
Just kidding, don’t bring your valuables to Haiti.
After the jump, more videos of security nerds taking their frustrations out on helpless locks.
“Young, black, and famous,
with money hanging out the anus.”
I’ve always wanted to be that hip teacher that reaches the troubled inner-city youths by speaking in their own language: rap. I’d rap about Physics, Government, and Driver’s Education. Mostly, though, I’d rap about Grammar.
Those kids will always remember me as the teacher who really made a difference in their lives. Then, when one of them is elected the first black president, he’ll thank me in his inaugural speech. While lying on my death-bed watching the TV, a smile comes across my face, and I pass into the next world. Probably because God needed me to teach in heaven.
After the jump, my first lesson, urban youths: literary elements as they appear in hip-hop music. First, the video. Then, the literary elements and their definition. Finally, the specific lyrics from the song and the artist. I apologize that some of the videos are censored, significantly compromising their literary value. Definitions courtesy of Webster’s.
…and it does it without pulling the pieces apart! Nerds built that with the Lego Mindstorm kit. After the jump, even more Rubik’s cube-solving robots that you’ll want to kick the crap out of.
Growing up in Texas I spent many hours waiting for my mom to finish her shopping at the Wal-Mart. Frequently, my mind would wander to little boy fantasies of robots, aliens, and wanton destruction.
This man is my hero. The video is blurry, but according to the Associated Press: