The Rowhammer class of exploits never stops to amaze.
Surprise: heavy use of social media is highly correlated with depression (actual study). o.O But they’re not yet sure which is the cause and which is the effect. They provide arguments for both.
It looks like babies at the age of 19-21 months already have a concept of when they don’t know something and ask for help if it’s available.
Eine representative Umfrage besagt, dass Deutsche eher bereit sind auf Alkohol als auf das Internet zu verzichten. 😮
The plaintiffs in Toyota’s Unintended Acceleration lawsuit had someone with knowledge in building embedded software had a look at Toyota’s source code:
possible bit flips, task deaths that would disable the failsafes, memory corruption, single-point failures, inadequate protections against stack overflow and buffer overflow, single-fault containment regions, thousands of global variables. The list of deficiencies in process and product was lengthy.
How much data are the most popular apps on Android and iOS leaking to third parties (i.e. people who have nothing to do with the app you’re using). A LOT!
Who would have thought the lies we tell are more convincing when we need to pee.
I’m watching out for sentences like this in the news: 😂
[…] complained they were subjected to ‘forced urination’ before they were interrogated by the TSA.
The actual paper.
Abstract: The Inhibitory-Spillover-Effect (ISE) on a deception task was investigated. The ISE occurs when performance in one self-control task facilitates performance in another (simultaneously conducted) self-control task. Deceiving requires increased access to inhibitory control. We hypothesized that inducing liars to control urination urgency (physical inhibition) would facilitate control during deceptive interviews (cognitive inhibition). Participants drank small (low-control) or large (high-control) amounts of water. Next, they lied or told the truth to an interviewer. Third-party observers assessed the presence of behavioral cues and made true/lie judgments. In the high-control, but not the low-control condition, liars displayed significantly fewer behavioral cues to deception, more behavioral cues signaling truth, and provided longer and more complex accounts than truth-tellers. Accuracy detecting liars in the high-control condition was significantly impaired; observers revealed bias toward perceiving liars as truth-tellers. The ISE can operate in complex behaviors. Acts of deception can be facilitated by covert manipulations of self-control.