Links You Don't Want To Miss (May 21)
DDoSaaS Miiiight Be a Little Sketchy
Surprise! If you PayPal someone to conduct a DDoS attack, things might get a little shady. Brian Krebs investigates Ragebooter, and finds a one-man operation running out of Memphis, Tennessee, possibly with the authorities’ blessing.
Net Neutrality Regulations and the Open Internet
Timothy Lee explores the present and possible futures of US net neutrality regulations and the fight for an open Internet.
3D Printing Your Garden
Or at least your garden accoutrements. Encouragement eggs, moth decoys, seed bombs, and many more clever tricks and tools ripe for the printing.
3D-printed seedbombs via Modern Farmer.
Bringing NumPy Power to HPC
With a million dollars of support from the US Department of Education, Enthought has started work on a project to bring the functionality of NumPy to high performance distributed computing.
Senate: Apple Doesn’t Pay Taxes on a Hell-Ton of Money
According to the US Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Apple’s using subsidiaries in Cork, Ireland to avoid taxes on almost $30 billion USD. Congress will probably ask Tim Cook about it later today.
Box Founder Discusses Spaghetti-Os
And living frugally while starting a business.
Why Googlers Aren’t Using Glass
At Google I/O, Fast Company’s Mark Wilson asks Google folks why they aren’t using Glass, even if they have it in their backpack.
Probably because no one looks this cyberpunk-cool outside of promotional photos?
AND NOW YOU KNOW
Neil de Grasse Tyson on the notation for the US pound:
Not that anybody asked, but the symbol "lb" for pound comes from an abbreviation of the constellation Libra, the scales.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) May 17, 2013