JAXA To Use Fishing Nets To Scoop Up Space Junk
...but skynet is finally here!
Euler's Partition Function Theory Finished
Ha! Shouldn't that be "striking Eul(er) in mathematics"?
Thang you, thang you, I'll be here all week...
How To Get a Game-Obsessed Teenager Into Coding?
I have a friend whose 14-year-old son spends all his time gaming, like any normal teenager
The definition of "normal" must have changed since when I was growing up...
Apple Reverses iPad "No Cash Purchase" Policy
They kept track of how many a person bought by their credit card.
How do they do that? I thought a retailer cannot store your credit card number past a reasonable processing period.
The Secret of Monkey Island Shows Evolution of PC Audio
...and for those of us that listen to 8-bit/chiptune revival music, there's always Press Play On Tape and Monkey Island on real instruments!
For much more retro game music remixes head over to RKO.
IsoHunt Told To Pull Torrent Files Offline
If I do work today I don't continue getting paid for it 70 years after I'm dead... why should you?
Although I completely agree that the extention of copyright to ever-increasing terms is scandalous and that it should be restricted to the original 10-20 years, I don't buy the argument above. Say I build a house today that I rent out and which generates income for me during my lifetime - should my family be denied that income (or even the house itself!) after I die?
Similarly, if a writer publishes a book today, and then dies a year from now, his family should be able to benefit from his work for a reasonable period of time.
Obviously, the house is a tangible asset while a work of art is not (at least, not in the case of books), but you cannot simply state that my descendants shouldn't receive any income from either asset after I die.
Interstellar Hydrogen Prevents Light-Speed Travel?
I have a cunning plan to work around this problem: only travel at 99.999997% of the speed of light!
Keep SSH Sessions Active, Or Reconnect?
It doesn't matter either way. Barring some unknown bug in the SSH implementations (or, even more unlikely, the underlying SSH 2 protocol, or, yet even more unlikely, the under-underlying encryption mechanisms), you can stay logged in or keep re-loging in - both methods should provide no information to an attacker.
Even if there were unknown bugs, you still wouldn't be able to decide: staying logged in gives the attacker more encrypted material to analyze from the same session & keys. Re-loging in every 10 minutes gives them more handshake data.
By the way, I hope that hosts.allow is not the only way you're protecting your servers from the "big bad internet"...
MSI Will Launch iPad Alternative
To paraphrase an old saying about IBM:
"Apple iPad: it may not have many features, but at least it's expensive"
Come to think of it, this could be the slogan for a lot of Apple products...
Girl Gamers More Hardcore Than Guys
Girl seeking WoW player
Apple Blurs the Server Line With Mac Mini Server
From the Apple website on the Magic Mouse:
Magic Mouse functions as a two-button mouse when you enable Secondary Click in System Preferences. Left-handed users can reassign left and right click, as well.
...oh, and Ob. Bash.
Panasonic 3D TV Does Not Disappoint
Yeah, yeah, yeah...
Pics or it didn't happen!
Navigating a Geek Marriage?
So do you make her laugh? Does she make you laugh?
Basil Fawlty: Do you remember when we were first manacled together? We used to laugh quite a lot.
Sybil Fawlty: Yes, but not at the same time, Basil.
Comcast DNS Redirection Launched In Trial Markets
I'm a Comcast "customer" in an affected "market" (Colorado). How will this affect DNS resolution requests for non-HTTP purposes? There is no way for the Comcast DNS servers to know what a DNS name resolution request is for: it could be for HTTP, or it could be for SSH, FTP, etc. So if I mis-type an FQDN hostname in an SSH command, will the DNS resolution request now suceed? Previously SSH would fail with a "cannot resolve hostname" error or something similar. Will it now try to connect with SSH to the Comcast "domain helper" servers? What about its effects on local DNS caching servers (e.g. dnsmasq)?
Also, this statement from Comcast's blog is blatantly false:
Despite the fact that web addresses are easier to remember than their IP address counterparts, sometimes you mistype an address. Let's say you type in http://www.comtcas.com/ (instead of http://www.comcast.com./ Normally you then sit and wait for the Web browser to time out, then you receive an error message that the site does not exist, and then you have to retype the correct address.
Normally you would *never* "sit and wait for the Web browser to time out" (well, these *are* Comcast's DNS servers after all, so in this specific case it might be true). Normally, your browser would get a DNS resolution failure and show you a built-in error page instantaneously. Now, on the other hand, you have to wait until your browser goes off and loads a page of Comcast ads.
Domain Helper my a$$!
Unzipping Nanotubes Makes Superfast Electronics
Twitter Gets Slammed By the StalkDaily XSS Worm
Le Twittre - pretty much says it all...
Hackers Clone Passports In Driveby RFID Heist
I believe the article is talking about passport cards , and not about passport books . It's quite a bit harder to read RFID data from a passport book since "the passport cover contains a radio-frequency shield, so the cover must be opened for the data to be read."
Why Mirroring Is Not a Backup Solution
Maybe they should have used this backup strategy, although this one looks more like this...
Octopuses Have No Personalities and Enjoy HDTV
Will she look like this?
Top Microsoft Execs Moonlighting For a Patent Bully
Who says big ideas are rare?
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