Consumer-Grade SSDs Survive Two Petabytes of Writes
Came here to ask the same question.
Drone-Based Businesses: Growing In Canada, Grounded In the US
...er, no. We're building an army of drones and the attendant expertise to fly them so we can use them to burn down your White House....again.
NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy
Naw, it's just a Magrathean project to kick-start the still sluggish economy.
Scotland Could Become Home To Britain's First Spaceport
Set phasers to malkie!
Rocket Scientist Designs "Flare" Pot That Cooks Food 40% Faster
Or I guess he never heard of or used MSR equipment, eh?
Y'know, 'cuz it's only been around, like, thirty-five years or so.
Study: Deforestation Depletes Fish Stocks
In addition, the rotting half-eaten salmon carcasses are often the only source of nitrogen for the vegetation.
Cisco Opposes Net Neutrality
Me, I would have gone with Ciscical.
Life Sentences For Serious Cyberattacks Proposed In Britain
Damn you! I came here to say this!
Almost 100 Arrested In Worldwide Swoop On Blackshades Malware
"Shakes fist"... Dang, beat me to it!
Ericsson Trial 10Gbps 5G Mobile Broadband Network in Japan
...now 'trial' as a verb?
Electric Stimulation Could Help You Control Your Dreams
Firstly: the study says "synchronous oscillations around 25 and 40 Hz". Secondly: I wonder what voltage they're using...2 amps? Maybe 14,000 Ergs? Or how about 350 grams?
Scientists Race To Develop Livestock That Can Survive Climate Change
(wait for it) ... how will we cook 'em?
The $5,600 Tablet
I came here looking for a mention of Panasonic's offerings. My personal laptop is a Toughbook - yeah, they rock!. I get knowing nods from the Commissionaires at airport security...
If the military needs Windows on their tablets, they can get a Toughpad FZ-G1 for half the price of the Xplore - and the display, at 1920 x 1200 pixels, is even brighter than Xplore's offering. As per the spec sheet, the standard operating time of 8 hours can be extended to 18 hours (!) with the optional battery.
Bonus: with all the money that they'd save, they could buy some very good whiskey to celebrate a successful mission (or to drown out an unsuccessful one..).
Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?
I'm at a loss to understand what the security issues you would have such that cloud-based password managers are a hazard. And yet, such that you can get away with passwords that you can commit to memory.
Any password you can remember is a password that is already in thousands of crackers' try-these-first password lists. All of the online security breaches of password database have provided a rich and extensive database of passwords that people actually use.
No, you need to use a password manager. Like five years ago. But a password-managing device is the worst possible option you can consider. How can you back up your password database?
A good, completely off-line option is Steve Gibson's 'Off the Grid' password generator here: https://www.grc.com/offthegrid.... You could generate a paper grid and use that. It can be reprinted as needed, and even if you lose it, no problem.
Some/all of the cloud-based managers can be used offline. I know for a fact that LastPass does not need to be connected to the 'Net to work. It's free, try it out - see if it works for you. There are 'LastPass Portable' versions, designed to run off a thumbdrive.
For a buck a month, LastPass provides stellar technical support (one of the programmers called me at home to sort out an issue I was having when using 'LastPass for Applications' with the steaming pile of a crap that is iTunes): https://lastpass.com/go-premiu... Their security has been vetted by trusted reviewers, they use best practice encryption and protocols. Perhaps their Enterprise services will fit the bill?
Cheap at twice the price. I can't recommend them enough.
What Would You Do With the World's Most Powerful Laser?
No, no, no:
Step One: use it to rob the rest of world
Step Two: give half of it back
Step three: destroy it. /whoever buys it off of you can get the money back...
Obama To Ask For $1 Billion Climate Change Fund
If Obama really wanted to 'press for the need', he'd propose a $1 trillion fund.
Much less than the Iraq War's costs.
Fighting the Flu May Hurt Those Around You
..how refuse to take medicine for just a friggin' flu, and just tough it out, were right all along, eh?
Hillary Clinton: "We Need To Talk Sensibly About Spying"
And in case people don't understand how footnotes works in Wikipedia, a direct link to the 'other' Wiki's page with her order:
WARNING: if you work for the US Government, it is vitally important that you perform your unending duty to Think of the Poor, Poor, CIA Operatives. (Well, except for that traitorous-because-she-married-an-honest-man Valerie Plame.) As part of that ongoing mission, it is critical that you remain uninformed, so DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK THAT FOLLOWS.
Robotic Bartender Programmed To Recognize When You Are Ready For a Drink
No such a difficult problem: "Barkeep, beer me!"
Do they know when you've had enough? And how well do they handle a belligerent drunk?
Why Are Some Hell-Bent On Teaching Intelligent Design?
Yes, I did specifically mean that.
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