LivingSocial Hacked: 50 Million Users Exposed
I also didn't have a password to reset due to using Facebook Connect, so I believe we don't have (much) to worry about.
However, I decided it wasn't worth the off chance the could use it, so I decided to revoke LivingSocial permissions from my Facebook App Settings.
Ask Slashdot: Best Protection Plan For Your Phone?
Get a LifeProof case and stop worrying about being too careful.
I've taken my 4S swimming, surfing, and given it to my 9 mo old to chew on without worry. I've also dropped it on occasion, but so far it's been completely fine.
If you have a case like that and you *still* manage to break it, just pay the replacement cost.
WHMCS Data Compromised By Good Old Social Engineering
My company uses WHMCS and, after downloading all the released data, I was happy to find that accounting had used a PayPal subscription to purchase the license, as all the "card number" fields in the SQL dump were blank.
That being said... they also store all emails sent to customers. Including the Welcome Email that includes the original password used for master accounts.
So, could be worse on our end, but still major suckage overall.
Do Developers Really Need a Second Monitor?
I think there is something to be said for a single monitor.
I switched to a MacBook Pro a few months back as the first Apple laptop or desktop I have ever used for work. I started out using an external display plus the MBP display as I thought I would be more productive (as that's how I always did it with my Windows systems), however, I started using "Spaces" as an experiment, and now I am completely set on using one monitor.
The issue is that with multiple monitors you have a lot to deal with... lots of distractions. While there *are* times when I would like to have windows side-by-side, I feel like I now have my own "personal attention queue" w/ Spaces. All terminals in one space, all chat/music in one space, IDE in one space, RDPs in one space, VMs, etc. It allows me to concentrate on the most important thing at that given moment by minimizing distractions.
I'm up to 9 spaces at the moment, but I am still only about 3 months in to my MBP, so I can't be sure if this is still the honeymoon phase.
New Quantum Record: 14 Entangled Bits
You're saying it's 14 of these: http://www.guessmyimage.com/puzzle/silly-rabbit-trig-is-for-kids
Losing Google Would Hit Chinese Science Hard
How about we also commission Google to shutdown services wherever we feel science and technology growth threatens our national security?
No more Iranian Google results for "How to build a nuclear bomb"
IPhone 3.1 Update Disables Tethering
I often hesitate before busting out my iPhone to record video or check email because I feel like "the rest of the world" instantly applies that "Apple snob" stereotype to anyone who uses it... and I don't want to be "that guy." Am I alone in occasionally feeling this way?
Maker Faire Storms Newcastle
Fire-breathing Horse + Newcastle (the 6-pack variety) = Epic
Australian Gov't May Employ a Homegrown Quantum Key System
...can I encrypt messages with freakin' laser beams attached to the freakin' heads of the freakin' sharks?
Best Solution For HA and Network Load Balancing?
If I were you, I'd consider looking into the new hosting platforms built on cloud environments.
You should be able to find some online web hosts who charge per-use in a clustered environment so you don't have to bother about setting up your own EC2 servers (or whatever) yourself. Leave it to the experts as it were.
Some places to check out:
My company uses a cloud hosting provider and it's been great not even thinking about architecture as our website hosting needs have grown.
IT Cutbacks For 2012 London Olympics
He's referring to a recent episode of The Big Bang Theory: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2Dwxv-EMTM&feature=related