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Glitch Organ Drone Guns

Happy New Year! Glitch theory, glitch artists, drones in sweaters, self driving cars, the bureau of guns, and more.

[arstechnica.com]

Glitch art: Meet the artist who knitted Stuxnet into a scarf

A really fascinating interview with Jeff Donaldson who makes "malwear", traditionally knitted clothing that represents the source code of famous malware. He talks about his process and how one of his scarves is just big enough to fit 32 KB of data - weird thought! Speaking of knitting...
[dronesweaters.com]

Drone Sweaters

Is your drone cold? Make it warmer with some nice knitted clothes. And speaking of drones...
[huffingtonpost.com]

Amazon’s Flying Warehouse Idea Isn’t Even Its Biggest Challenge

Amazon wants to create a floating warehouse that can deploy fulfillment drones to your house. All I can think about is carriers from StarCraft, though. And speaking of Amazon...
[npm.org]

As We Leave More Digital Tracks, Amazon Echo Factors In Murder Investigation

Amazon initially refused to turn over the data of a murder suspect's Echo, but served a partial amount of data after receiving a warrant. An interesting look into the chaotic future of data-leaky internet of things devices. And speaking of death...
[slate.com]

Self-Driving Cars Will Make Organ Shortages Even Worse

The award for Non-Obvious System Side Effects goes to this article. And speaking of organs... like, ears, your hearing organs (OK, I'll admit that this segue is a stretch)...
[gq.com]

Inside the Federal Bureau Of Way Too Many Guns

Here's a look into the bureaucratically horrendous system for tracing records of who owns a gun, mostly caused by federal law introduced in 1986 that bars a searchable database of America's gun owners. So they sort and take photos of the millions of records on paper per month. Totally ridiculous. But man, that guy is a sharp dresser!