Script Kiddie

A script kiddie, or “skiddie,” is someone who lacks programming knowledge and uses existing software to launch an attack. Often a script kiddie will use these programs without even knowing how they work or what they do.

Script kiddies, skiddies, kiddies, or skids are individuals who lack advanced technical knowledge or skills but use pre-existing automated tools and scripts to launch simple cyberattacks or defacements, often for the purpose of achieving recognition or causing mischief.

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Roger Sharpe, the Pinball Wizard

The man who saved pinball.

Roger Sharpe is a well-known figure in the world of pinball, with a career spanning over four decades. He is a player, writer, historian, and advocate for the game of pinball. He has contributed to the growth and development of pinball through his various roles in the industry.

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John Draper and the Captain Crunch Whistle

John Draper, also known as “Captain Crunch,” is a legendary figure in the history of computer hacking. He gained notoriety in the 1970s for his ability to make free long-distance phone calls using a toy whistle that came with a box of Captain Crunch cereal.

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Michael Primeau

Video Forensic Expert

Michael Primeau is a video forensic expert that I have seen many times on the History Channel’s “The Proof is Out There”, which investigates the world’s most mysterious videos, photos, and audio recordings, and uses the best technology and experts to render a credible verdict.

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A backronym is a reverse acronym. To create one, you take a word that isn’t an acronym and create a fictitious expansion for it.

IBM’s first database was not relational. Its second database, DB2, was a sequel to its first database, and so they wanted to call its query language SEQUEL[1] but they were unable to copyright the name. So they dropped the vowels and shortened it to SQL. Later someone came up with the backronym “Structured Query Language.”

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Archie – Search Engine

Archie began as a project for students and volunteer staff at the McGill University School of Computer Science in 1987.

Now we just Google it. In the early days of the internet, we had to Archie it. Archie is a tool for indexing FTP archives, allowing users to easily identify specific files. The name derives from the word “archive” without the v.

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What are A or B Batteries?

Vintage Radio “B” Batteries

We all use “AAA”, “AA”, “C”, and “D” batteries. I heard today that there was a “B” battery and wanted to find out what that was about. In my initial research, I also saw there was an “A” battery, too.

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Bees Find Land Mines

Bees can be trained to sniff out TNT.

Mirjana Filipovic is still haunted by the land mine blast that killed her boyfriend and blew off her left leg while on a fishing trip nearly a decade ago. It happened in a field that was supposedly de-mined. Now, unlikely heroes may be coming to the rescue to prevent similar tragedies: sugar-craving honeybees.

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