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A History Of Internet Spying, Part 2

How long have intelligence agencies been keeping tabs on the internet? And what role did these agencies play in creating the internet we use today? For the most part, these kinds of questions have been relegated to comments sections on random blogs and the occasional tweet from researchers. So we’re hoping to remedy that in whatever small way we can, starting with a look at the 1960s and 70s.


Get Your Star Trek Silver Dollars From The Perth Mint

I’m not aware of any anniversaries or other events that would warrant the release of a Star Trek-themed coin from Perth Mint, yet, from tomorrow the company will be offering 99 per cent pure silver currency with either the original Enterprise or James Kirk himself slapped on the front.


Why You Should Always Catch The Coin To Make A Toss Fair

When you throw a coin in the air to make a decision, you’d expect the outcome of the toss to be 50-50 whether you catch it or let it land on the ground. But, according to randomness expert Persi Diaconis, that’s simply not true.


Watch A Coin Transformed Into A Tiny, Intricate Sculpture

Imagine an alternate world where are coins are graced not by unsmiling presidents but Frankenstein, ET, skulls, pirates — hell, even a butt. That’s the funny, fanciful world of Italian artist Paolo Curcio.


Holy Wow, You Can Actually Swim Like Scrooge McDuck In This Bank Vault

People of Earth, dreamers of the universe and possible alien organisms of the beyond: you can swim like Scrooge McDuck in a Swiss bank vault in real life. Like, literally swim in money. This is incredible. A bank safe swimming pool filled with 8 million Swiss coins is being auctioned off to the highest bidder who wants to fulfil every person’s childhood (and adult) dream of swimming in money.


The Only Thing These Superman Coins Will Rescue Is Canada's Economy

As if Canadian currency wasn’t already colourful enough, to help commemorate the 75th anniversary of Superman — which was co-created by Canuck Joe Shuster — the Royal Canadian Mint has created a series of seven coins honouring the fictional hero.


Crazy Criminal Stole $210,000 In Coins From Rigged Parking Meters

A parking meter mechanic in New York was running a pretty lucrative criminal conspiracy one coin at a time. Over eight years, he managed to steal $210,000, or five tons of quarters from modified meters. That’s a lot of pocket change.


Say Goodbye To Hex Wrenches: Furniture That Assembles With Coins

If you’re a student or a young professional in your first apartment, you’re probably well versed in assembling IKEA furniture. But those vital hex wrenches always seem to go missing soon after, and when it’s time to move your bedroom set, it’s off to the hardware store to find a replacement. So thank goodness the folks at Nendo came up with a better solution: furniture that assembles using nothing more than the loose change in your pocket.


These Stash Coins Are A Fantastic Way To Lose Your SD Card

The Man has his hand in your inbox and cops are intimidating citizens who film them beating other citizens. So it’s only logical to want to keep the private contents of your SD card, well, private. The Covert Coin from CCS Spy Gear is a precision-machined piece of retired US currency that are nearly indistinguishable from the real thing when closed.


I Can't Stop Watching This Coin Rolling On A Treadmill

A man named Parker Reed has uploaded an hour-long video of a coin rolling on a treadmill. You’re sceptical. It’s OK. I was too. But then I started watching, and I haven’t yet been able to stop. You won’t be either.


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