Fake Names On Social Networks, a Fake Problem
Every right can be abused. That doesn't mean it shouldn't be a right.
What Happens After the Super-Hero Movie Bubble?
Now let's be careful here. It's DC Comics that have been rebooting themselves over and over, and even then only for about 30 years, 50 if you want to call the Silver Age a reboot. Marvel have never rebooted their main continuity, and nor have a lot of other major series.
What Happens After the Super-Hero Movie Bubble?
They'll reboot the franchise and start again. Just like with Batman and Spider-Man.
Developer Calls Amazon Appstore a 'Disaster'
When attempting to reply to a comment, the system replied with "You must purchase products before you can post comments." (i.e. where's you dialog with your customers?)
To be fair, if you haven't purchased anything, you're not a customer.
Valve's Newell: One-Price-For-Everyone Business Model 'Broken'
I wonder how this will affect all my single player games.
If I remember rightly, Valve said that they no longer intended to make purely single-player videogames at all.
Twitter Joins the HTTPS By Default Party
Any thoughts on HTTPS only for the login page, or for all pages?
All pages. When you log in to begin with, if the login page is HTTPS then your username and password are encrypted. This is good, because it means nobody else can snoop your password and log in as you later. You are then sent back a cookie. Later, when you want to prove that you are logged in, you just send the cookie along with the HTTP request. Of course, if all the other pages are not encrypted, then the cookie is sent in the clear, which allows anybody to collect it and use it. So, obviously, any request sending a cookie should be sent encrypted too, which means that all pages should be HTTPS.
This is an extremely obvious and trivially-fixed security vulnerability. The fact that so few sites bother to fix it is disappointing indeed.
Are You Sure SHA-1+Salt Is Enough For Passwords?
Yes, if an attacker roots your box, you have a much bigger problem. But the point is that you now have two problems: your box is rooted, AND all your customers' passwords are exposed. Using bcrypt reduces that to a single problem, namely that your box is rooted.
Congresswoman and Staff Gunned Down
A lot of people are afraid to sit at home without getting shot.
IBM's Jeopardy Strategy
And that's just considering the end result of this thing, namely Watson itself. Looking at the sheer amount of original research and work that had to be done to create it, it's unthinkable that there wouldn't be results in there that are worth spinning off and applying to other applications.
Earth's Water Didn't Come From Outer Space
A hot mantle isn't something that happens by chance. When a planet forms, it involves large chunks of *stuff* coming and binding together - that is, coming from a dispersed position of high gravitational potential to a compressed position of much lower gravitational potential. All of that GPE has to go somewhere, and most of it went into thermal energy, hence the heat at the Earth's core. Mars is much smaller than Earth = less GPE to liberate = less core heat. Of course the fact that Mars is too small to hold on to a substantial atmosphere also plays a part.
What I'm saying is that any sufficiently large rocky planet almost by definition has substantial core heat. It's not really much of a coincidence that the Earth has a hot mantle. Probably, any large rocky planet of about the same age as Earth (i.e. orbiting a population I star) has plenty of core heat left.
TSA To Make Pat-Downs More Embarrassing To Encourage Scanner Use
Oh, please. The goal of terrorism is not to inconvenience you at the airport.
Baumgartner's Daredevil Parachute Jump From Space Put On Hold
I had the idea to post that comment first, please remove it immediately.
There Is No Plan B, the Ugly Transition To IPv6
There are two major reasons why this almost certainly won't happen. The first reason is that at the current rate of use this would delay IPv4 exhaustion by only a few months to a year.
The second is that for an organisation to claim such a large block of addresses, it must have done so relatively early in history. That probably means the organisation is a technology group or another organisation which has had a vested interest in the internet for a very long time. Over those decades, there's a good chance that the organisation has swelled up to make maximum use of its assigned address spaces, and rearranging its network and systems for greater efficiency would be a mammoth undertaking for relatively little gain (see above).
When the Senate Tried To Ban Dial Telephones
I predict self-checkouts will be shortlived in any case. It's only a matter of time before every item you buy has an RFID tag on it and you just put your basket or trolley through a big reader to calculate the bill.
Canonical Designer Demos Ubuntu Context-Aware UI
That's almost as good as those camera phones which automatically rotate the photograph to always be the wrong way up when you try to look at it.
(The device can detect which way up you're holding it, so it tries to put the photo the right way up for you to look at it... but it has no record of which way up it was when the photo was taken, and the photo was e.g. taken portrait instead of landscape.)
Police Publish 'An Introduction To PEDO BEAR'
"It's 2am. Do you know who all your base are belong to?"
'Leap Seconds' May Be Eliminated From UTC
If we're going down that road, can we have a 360-day year?
Julian Assange Faces Rape Investigation In Sweden — Updated
people have presupposed Assange's innocence
You have a problem with "Innocent until proven guilty"?
US Students Struggle With Understanding of the 'Equal' Sign
On my old Casio graphing calculator, assignment was carried out using an arrow, so what would be written as "
" in C would be written as "
" on the calculator. It's the best syntax for that operation that I've ever seen. "A" is the name of the pigeonhole, 3 is the value stored in it. "Put 3 in the pigeonhole labelled A." It makes perfect sense.
Italian MEP Wants To Eliminate Anonymity On the Internet
Possibly because nobody logically combines the two: "Hand over your children's freedom" would definitely get a negative reaction.
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