In a time of prolific online espionage, crackdowns on file-sharing, and a growing concern for the 3D printing of illegal items and copyright protected artefacts, Disarming Corruptor by Matthew Plummer-Fernandez is a free software application that helps people to circumvent these issues. Inspired by encryption rotor machines such as the infamous Enigma Machine, the application runs an algorithm that is used to both corrupt STL files into a visually-illegible state by glitching and rotating the 3D mesh, and to allow a recipient to reverse the effect to restore it back to its original form. The file recipient would need both the application and the unique seven digit settings used by the sender, entering the incorrect settings would only damage the file further. 

(Via Steph)




School Grade: 5th (10 years old)

This character is a combination of 制 a character meaning “system/control” and 衣 clothing. Here 制 is lending its meaning of “cut to shape,” which gives “cut clothes to shape,” or “make clothes.” This character originally referred to manufacturing clothes, but later came to mean “manufacture” in a broader sense.


Manufacture - Armed Forces