“Eureka,” a 19th century machine that generated a line of Latin poetry (26 million possible combinations!) and may have inspired Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage. A one-handed cutting machine from Sweden; I had no idea such devious devices existed! Guy Sims Fitch was a prolific and published journalist in the 50s and 60s who did not, in fact exist; he was a propaganda invention of the US government. The “man-in-the-browser” attack uses browser-sync between mobile and desktop to defeat two-factor authentication. “I thought you might like it”: A study on the reasons why people SMS links to one another. And a truly gorgeous pair of custom dice made from machined aluminum.

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