Four Weeks Without Soap Or Shampoo
Want it to sell like pancakes? Just advertise it as a "gluten free probiotic cleansing spray"
Autonomous Car Ethics: If a Crash Is Unavoidable, What Does It Hit?
Makes a new meaning to the Blue screen of Death...
Why Scott Adams Wished Death On His Dad
Probably better to simply use small cylinders of Nitrogen. Safer for everyone else too.
Fukishima Springs Water Leak
How many banana equivalent doeses is this?
5 trillion bananas (8 Bq per banana)
IQ Test Pegs ConceptNet 4 AI About As Smart As a 4-Year-Old
Wait a few more years and she may be scripting LUA in Roblox! My 10 year old son has been doing this for the last year with no help from me!
Upside-Down Sensors Caused Proton-M Rocket Crash
It wasn't that they were installed upside down, they were installed for a southern hemisphere launch!
Tracking Whole Colonies Shows Ants Make Career Moves
The old ants know they either have to go to Carousel or leave the colony!
WW2 Carrier Pigeon and Undecoded Message Found In Chimney
Actually this is the second part of a message.
First Message reads:
Sorry to hear of the russian porn infecting your computer old chap.
Will send activation code once we can get through to India so you can reinstall.
Huawei Offers 'Complete and Unrestricted' Source Code Access
Does the Australian Govt have anyone that can actually properly security audit this? I am sure they are not going to want to spend the money to hire someone who can.
Also, who is to say the binary blob firmware doesn't have a back door. Its not like the Australians are going to compile it and install it themselves.
FBI To Shut Down DNSChanger Servers Monday -- But Should It Cut Off 300k PCs?
It would probably be better to redirect them to Rick Roll (No I will not put the URL here).
Microsoft To Offer Flight For Free This Spring
You mean Otto?
MIT's New Camera Can Take 1 Trillion Frames Per Second
Would that give me time to draw a happy face on a warp core explosion?
Can Maintenance Make Data Centers Less Reliable?
Sometimes I get the feeling that security updates can in most cases cause more problems than the issues themselves.
I can think of many occasions that a security update has broken a server/router/etc. Obviously the lack of a security update can lead to a bigger headache in the future. But the typical user doesn't understand and has the attitude "IT broke the server again".
If a virus or hacker causes an issue the attitude is "I hope they fix that soon. I hate viruses/hackers" (obviously this is a huge generalization).
Worldwide Support For Nuclear Power Drops
During the blackout of 2003 Niagara Falls was one of the few areas that still had power because of the Hydro dams.
NASA Rover 'Curiosity' Set For Saturday Launch
Wow the landing video shows how complicated this one is.
The whole hanging by a crane held up by a thruster module seems quite scary. Especially considering it couldn't be tested at Earth.
Guess there will be lots of nail biting when the landing comes! Hopefully there is live telemetry for the landing.
Dual-Core Android PC Now Comes On a USB Stick
I can understand developers would like this, since the android emulator in the SDK is slower than molasses in (northern) December.
I suppose ICS would not be an issue to get on this for the future.
But $200 seems a little steep since a real tablet can be purchased for that price range (although with perhaps with less CPU/RAM). $50-$100 would probably be the sweet point.
Actually this reminds me of something I thought of when Siri came out. How long is it going to take for someone to come out with a screenless / keypadless phone that is pure voice recognition (built into a headset like a BT headset??)? Same thing for GPS units (rather than being distracted by a map you just have to listen to the directions, much like having a person reading you directions "like in the old days"). That would extend battery life, reduce costs, although would also reduce it to the basic functionality (sorry no angry birds).
Potential 0-Day Vulnerability For BIND 9
That is not the issue I was having. These were remote TXT lookups to a remote domain with a large TXT record. It was always looking up the same host and same TXT payload. No recursion stopped that issue. These were very regular at one or 2 second intervals.
Probably would make a good bandwidth DDNS if you had access to enough recursive BIND servers, and could send requests with forged source IPs (which today is harder to do due to better filtering at the ISP's). Thus one small DNS request is multiplied several hundred times in size, like the old Smurf PING attacks.
Potential 0-Day Vulnerability For BIND 9
I am glad I took my lumps and disabled public recursive resolving many years ago on my BIND installations. Only do that for local IP ranges! This eliminates all the resolver issues.
Also I found that when the DNS server was open I was getting a constant stream of unusual TXT lookups which were for oddball domains. These contained many K of data. I suspect these requests were fake source IP requests being used as some sort of bandwidth DOS attack.