Sunday, April 22, 2012

Tough Mudder - Premier Adventure Challenge Series

I'd like to give one of these a shot someday, while I'm still sort of young and mostly spry.

Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, half a million inspiring participants, and more than $2 million dollars raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Fooling facial recognition surveillance cameras with cunning and crocheting

Canadian yarn-lover and privacy-lover Howie Woo has developed an ingenious system for thwarting surveillance cameras that use face recognition technology. His solution involves crochet and LOLs. Here are more photos (via the Boing Boing Flickr Pool). More about Howie's playful creations here.