This week on the Virtual Skeptics
- Bob is highly energetic;
- Eve shills for Big Viking;
- Barb–hey, it’s Barb Drescher!
- and Tim is talking computer security.
Skeptic Trivia question
April 21 of this year is the 80th anniversary of the “Surgeon’s Photograph” of what?
Original post at UFO Sightings Daily: http://www.donotlink.com/gbW
Pulitzer quality reporting from the Houston Chronicle (no Google juice for you, Houston Chronicle!): http://www.donotlink.com/gb5
Phil Plait walks us through the image: http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/04/08/curiosity_photo_light_seen_on_mars_is_a_camera_artifact_not_a_real_one.html
Emily Lakdawalla and other clever people dissecting the speck: http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.php?s=07e5f36375e5873df7a5956e8118916e&showtopic=7825
Oh hey! We have a petition to protect cancer patients from a quacktastic quackdoodle of quackpolcalyptic proportions! http://chn.ge/1pPlIAN
Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, “The Vikings were feared for a reason.” http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-vikings-were-feared-for-a-reason-9241032.html
British Museum, Vikings: Life and Legend http://www.britishmuseum.org/vikings
Wikipedia: Viking Age Art http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viking_Age_art
The Heartbleed Bug http://heartbleed.com/
Lastpass has an online tool to test sites https://lastpass.com/heartbleed/
Tim’s blog on good security tools http://skeptools.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/links-skeptech-2-security-panel-ddos-dmca-passwords/
Comprehensive Study Finds Soloists Unable to Tell $Million+ Strads from Modern Violins http://www.theviolinchannel.com/shock-study-finds-soloists-unable-tell-million-strads-modern-violins/
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