While we are usually all for the promotion of web security, sometimes there is just something wonderful about being a digital voyeur. The Wire put together our favorite livestreams from those who have nothing hide: sea creatures, pandas, The Beatles, and more:
Join Restil and Gertie in their home where you have full rein on their light switches. You can turn their lights on and off, play with sound effects and watch the two of them react. If you get extra lucky, you can drive an RC car around their office. This classic cam site has been running since 1997, and they still get about 10,000 visitors a day, all going to town on the couple's electronics, remotely. Restil and Gertie calculate exactly how much all of this bothers them with a "Current Insanity Level" meter, though Restil says the flickering lights are easy to get used to.
This live stream of the ISS shows the inside and outside of the lab, as well as the occasional Earth view. The station orbits around the Earth once every 90 minutes, so you can see a sunrise or sunset about every 45 minutes as long as the external camera view is playing. When it is pitch black in space and the camera is showing the view from the external camera, you can catch glimpses of Earth all lit up behind the station. It is only available when the space station is in contact with Earth, when it is not, you will see a blue screen instead.