An infographic dissecting the nature and ramifications of Stuxnet, the first weapon made entirely out of code. This was produced for Australian TV program HungryBeast on Australia’s ABC1.
According to fastcodesign.com:
There’s a powerful, under-reported takeaway here: The Stuxnet virus, having already done its job, now enjoys a scary afterlife. Its code is available online for anyone to look at and play with — and keep in mind, this is a virus capable of shutting down entire power grids. Could hackers re-engineer the virus to other ends, posing far greater threats to the international economy?
It’s hard to know, as the hacking still continues apace (and the video seems a bit all too invested in scaring the bejesus out of you). Certainly, you’d have to have a deep knowledge of a specific target to make it work again, in another setting. But it’s worth wondering whether the tool, while successful, has ended up spreading dangerous knowledge worldwide. Once its complexity and ambition becomes absorbed by the hacker community — and governments such as China — who knows what will emerge as a result.
In 100 years, historians will probably look back at Stuxnet’s emergence as the Trinity Test for a new age of warfare — a harbinger of danger in an uncertain era.
Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.
Direction and Motion Graphics: Patrick Clair patrickclair.com
Written by: Scott Mitchell
Production Company: Zapruder’s Other Films
Apparently, Monday’s winds – which were gusting over 40 mph – actually assisted the forest fire near Santa Fe NM. The winds blew back in the direction of land that was already burned, thus aiding in lowering the spread to fresh forest land.
At noon Tuesday, June 21st (today) incident commanders said the fire had grown to 4,883 acres since it ignited below Ski Santa Fe Saturday and spready into the Pecos Wilderness. It is zero percent contained.
With the winds dropping today, over the Pacheco Fire, fire behavior was low. A large smoke plume like that observed Sunday will not occur today.
Below are photos taken of the large smoke cloud taken on Sunday, June 19th. Also included are photos of a helicopter getting water from Nambe Lake for the Pacheco Canyon fire.
For being a woman, I’m not particularly the romantic type… but I have to admit, THIS IS GREAT! The creativity, the production, the effort… I love it!
I wish them much happiness through the rest of their lives together.
Very interesting video (and loved how he created it). The question, apparently, still remains well… unanswered. To sum up this video, when a person is blindfolded, or unable to orientate themselves properly – such as in a thick fog – then when they think they are walking straight, they are actually walking in circles.
Notice, the direction of path always seems to circle clock-wise – except for the automobile example, which I will touch on in a moment. My first thought is what is always in constant motion on our planet? Well, our planet itself. Always rotating around our axis, and revolving around the sun. Although we cannot feel this movement, our human balance is very delicate and subconsciously, our body “feels” this rotation. Would this not have an effect on our path as given in these experiments?
Now, with the man driving the car, he actually circles counter-clockwise. Could this be because, sub-consciously, his body is thinking it is moving to the right more than it actually is simply due to the higher speed than when on foot, therefore, the person unknowingly over-compensates when driving, thus turning the wheel more left?
Just some thoughts….. Enjoy the video.
A Mystery: Why Can’t We Walk Straight? from NPR on Vimeo.