Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres
So maybe they also worked 10-20 hours a week longer than the control group? Maybe they ate different things? Maybe they lived in a more urban environment?
There have been so many of this sort of researches carried out that came to the wrong conclusion that while this is worrying, I doubt that there's actually any scientific value in this at all.
How Whisper Tracks Users Who Don't Share Their Location
There are plenty of people that are on a static IP that is tied to the box in the end of the street or a few streets further away. Not only that, but depending on what other characteristics they may find on your usage of the line/IP, they can still tie it to you without reasonable doubt if they have estmated location. Even "some doubt" may be enough for an employer to finger out you are behind something and things could cost you your job.
Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista
They will run in a VM that is hosted on a hypervisor in windows 10. 16 bit apps have been treated "special" since I believe windows 2000, where they got their own process and if you had to kill one 16 bit application, they all went with that. I'm no windows expert, but I believe that since either Windows Vista or possibly Windows 7 they got hypervisored and there was no longer a separate process but an actual VM running for them.
Grooveshark Found Guilty of Massive Copyright Infringement
YouTube was purchased, Google's own initiative Google Books is has been using this exact method. Even though YouTube is now mostly annnoying it's users and mostly paying people for ads served, not for content, before Google bought it it was doing the same thing.
Analyzing Silk Road 2.0
236 dollars buys you what? A boatload of cocain? One MDMA pill? That's no way to get any relevant information out of research.
LTE Upgrade Will Let Phones Connect To Nearby Devices Without Towers
So now we have to turn off our phones too if we don't want companies to follow us in their stores? We solved this for WiFi (random MAC addresses), I do hope they will solve it for LTE before it's implemented.
Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found
First of all, it's Bourne shellcode and bash has extensions to it. Second of all, whether the programming language is bad or not is totally not relevant. It's the parser in the shell itself that has some fundamental flaws because it executes code inside environment variables that are totally unchecked. You could have a brilliant programming language and still make the exact same mistake.
While you may say that is "by design" it is not common for Bourne shell to do so and most of shell scripts are written to be Bourne shell compatible. By choosing to allow this to happen, Bash programmers made a giant hole in shell security.
NVIDIA Begins Requiring Signed GPU Firmware Images
Intel has I believe all their Linux drivers fully open sourced. However, they're not really fast compared to AMD or NVidia. AMD has two driver versions, their closed source catalyst driver and the open source one. The catalyst driver is much faster, energy efficient and can do more tricks than the open source one. NVidia is sort-of supporting Nouveau and has their own binary driver as well. The "sort of supporting" is much limited compared to the amount of AMD is pouring in the open source version of their drivers, but it has improved greatly recently.
Depending on what you are looking for in terms of bang for buck, speed or features each of these might be "the best solution" for your needs. If you want CUDA or openCL, you'll be looking at closed source though, there's no serious support for open source drivers for relevant hardware (yet).
Acer Launches First 4K Panel With NVIDIA G-Sync Technology On Board
Come on since when does a price for a stupid TN panel matter?
FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous
There is no way they can come with a valid warrant forcing you to decrypt your phone. If they can prove there's evidence on that phone, they already have it. If they can't prove it, you would be assisting in your own conviction and you can't be forced to do so. Unless the constitution is changed, there can't be a law that will make any warrant to decrypt your phone legal and valid.
Apple Allegedly Knew of iCloud Brute-Force Vulnerability Since March
How easy is it to lock someone's account and access to all of their data in the cloud, by simply throwing 5 bad logon attempts at their account name? How would you feel if someone were to do that every hour, using a botnet, forcing you to go to an apple store, show your ID and have your finger print scanned just to unlock your account?
Yes, this may be slightly exaggerating the situation, but simply locking someone's account because someone else made 5 attempts to log on to it isn't going to work in practice. You'd be having to deal with oodles of users that got locked out of their stuff and tarpitting only slows the brute force attempts down.
Fedora 21 Alpha Released
Will it come with proprietary AMD graphics driver? Will they have a rescue mode for the live boot? Can they install on a partition without having to format it? Fedora 18 had all these useful features, 20 didn't have them anymore. Next thing you know, Fedora 22 won't even have Linux anymore, just logos and an installer that gives you wayland and a browser....
Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5
It will cost Apple 5 dollars or less on a phone that will cost over 500 dollars (without a contract) in the store to upgrade it to 32G. It's not a matter of physical space in the phone because they have 64G and 128G models as well. This is purely so they will sell more 64G phones to people that think 16G isn't enough.
Data Archiving Standards Need To Be Future-Proofed
While you may be right about the current use we have for DNA, it's very likely that medicine will have many more uses for it in the future. Prices on genome sampling are going down rapidly too, so it's reasonable to use this as an example why we might want to store data error free for at least a century.
There will be many more things we want to store. Remember all those old city records and paper books? The news paper archives? early 20th century cellulose film? All those data sources have their problems and we have already lost a lot of information that is valuable to us now. Your parents and grand parents color photographs have lost a lot of the color in them already. Not just the prints, but also the negatives. Those VHS video tapes of your dad growing up? They're turning into noisy images right now.
People have plenty of reasons to come up with a proper way to store data in such a way that it's still accessible for future generations, or themselves later in life.
Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem
I've read an article about the same sort of problem but then about ISIS/IS mass raping women and little boys in their war and the lack of public outrage about that. It seems that rape is a culturally accepted practice in the USA. Given the fact of unsolved and unreported rapes withing USA borders and their military, it's hard to find proof that rape *isn't" accepted, even if it's technically a crime.
TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name
It's not as if their excellent communication skills or competitiveness with professional programs has anything to do with it. They even got a reference in a Tarantino movie which I am sure was to honor their excellent contact with the graphics design professionals.
Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet
Where are modpoints when you need them. This is an historic posting that needs at least 5 positive.
FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps
All of Europe has internet and it's faster and cheaper even in the most remote areas. Actually, you should try building out the infrastructure of *our* size and then get back to us.
How Flickr Is Courting the Next Generation of Photographers
Flickr made paying users regret paying for their service, since they suddenly gave away almost all of the premium features for free. Antiquated features aren't really updated (where's the password protected gallery?) and the forum/app that they have to request features is broken since months. At this sort of pricing/service, I'll get a VPS and use that for hosting my pictures before my subscription us up for renewal again...
eBay Redirect Attack Puts Buyers' Credentials At Risk
Although a vulnerability to XSS isn't directly a hack of eBay, it *is* a hack of everyone visiting that page. *Every* visitor would be redirected to the malicious page automatically and their credentials would be stolen there if the user would re-enter them. Since eBay left their website vulnerable to this sort of malicious automatic redirect, abusing this vulnerability to place malicious code on eBay's website is technically a hack.
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