Maker Faire 2016 Bay Area

Maker Faire 2016 Bay Area

Ashtam Singh

By Nandit Bansal

Hello Folks,

You must be wondering what “Maker Faire” is, and why we are talking about it. Maker Faire is a “Call for Makers”.It is a Biggest event on Earth for those who love making. It has no age limit which means anyone can attend the event. It is a Family-friendly festival of inventing something new, creativity and empower the steps taken by the Makers. Maker Faire is a science fair in which tech enthusiasts, students, tinkers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, crafters, and commercial exhibitors participate and contribute to something new. All these “Makers” (participants) come to Maker Faire to show what they have created and learned. Maker Faire introduces some innovation and experimentation across the field of science, engineering, art, performance, and craft. It is a working space for curious people who want to show their work and interact with others to make the project done.

Maker Faire is a platform for DIY’s (Do It Yourself) ideas and helps them to be evolved on such a big platform rather than evolving in garages, kitchen tables, garden, shop and assist them. Normally these projects were invisible which we don’t encounter in our everyday life. Maker Faire is brought to you by “Maker Media”.

Here are some pictures of Maker Faire 2016 held in San Francisco Bay Area, which was three days long. Pics courtesy: Some of these pictures are taken by our team member and some were taken from the official Maker Faire website.

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SILK ROAD: Outside The Law

SILK ROAD: Outside The Law

Ashtam Singh

By Ashtam Singh

Wonder if you can buy all types of Drugs on Internet anonymously without even knowing to the police. Yes, it was possible till 2013 until US and European Government seized the website called “Silk Road”. It is a type of online black market and the First modern darknet market best Known for its drugs selling. This website deals in stimulants, psychedelics, prescription, precursors, opioids, ecstasy, dissociatives, cannabis and steroids/PEDs(types of drugs). This site also includes services like child pornography, stolen credit cards, assassinations, weapons of any kind, and fake Driver’s licenses. Silk Road also have legal type of stuff like, apparel, art, books, cigarettes, erotica, jewelry, and writing services. Silk Road had 10,000 products for sale by vendors, in which 70% were drugs.

silk road

From sources, an estimation about $15 million in transactions were made annually on silk road (between 3 February 2012 to 24 July 2012). The transactions between buyers and sellers were made through Bitcoins (BTC), a cryptocurrency that creates anonymity in transactions. FBI gained a system image of the Silk Road server collected on 23 July 2013, and this image noted that from February 6, 2011, to July 2013 there were approx. 1,229,465 transactions were completed on the site. When total revenue generated from these sales was about 9,519,664 Bitcoins(about $1.2 billion) and the profit gained by the Silk Road was about 614,305 Bitcoins(about $79.8 million). These Transactions involved 146,946 buyers and 3,877 vendors.

silk road

What do you think about Silk Road ?How does it harm our Society ?

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