Tag Archives: Secret

State of Surveillance

The full episode of VICE on HBO’s ‘State of Surveillance’

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Life Inside a Secret Chinese Bitcoin Mine

In October of last year Motherboard gained access to a massive, secretive Bitcoin mine housed within a repurposed factory in the Liaoning Province in rural northeast China. This is the infrastructure that keeps the digital currency’s decentralized network up and running, and its operators are profiting big time. The mine they visited is just one of six sites owned by a secretive group of four people, part of a colossal mining operation that, as of our visit, cumulatively generated 4,050 bitcoins a month, equivalent to a monthly gross of $1.5 million.

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Skunk Works

If there is a single place in the world that I really want to work there, then this video has the answer! The combination of high technology, engineering and the secrecy of the projects make my brain point only to this direction. On the other hand if you haven’t work before on a “defence” like company with “secret” (and sometimes “top secret”) projects then you don’t know nothing about how they work there. The work allocation, the creation process and even the time needed for a single small change in something you are working for makes the fairy tale collide under its own perfectly made story. Yes, this is the true answer. The final result that goes out of companies like this one is amazing. No doubt about that. But the creation process on the other hand is not that perfect. Despite the promo videos and the happy faces! True story!

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Stealth technology 101

This is a fast but condense video about the primaries of stealth technology. Alan Brown, the first Chief Engineer of the F-117, explain how lowering radar cross-section numbers is all a matter of angles and degrees. The video is from Lockheed Martin, one of the pioneers and possible the best company on this field nowadays. Of course, the geometrical architecture is only one part of the story. Radar absorbent materials (RAM), plasma technologies and/or even speed are some of the research topics on this technology for years. Probably scientists and engineers have already discover more techniques to solve this problem but because the solutions are close related to military technology we aren’t going to hear about them anytime soon. Remember, the F117 Nighthawk fighter jet (commonly know as the Stealth Fighter) was top secret and pretty much an non exciting plane for almost a decade. And it was based in a late 70s early 80s tech! Can you imagine what is going on now? If yes, then drop a comment below

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