Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'
What's even worse is when some insurance company publishes a scare article to Forbes' advertisement program, which publishes stories under the Forbes umbrella while vaguely disassociating themselves from the content. The content looks like it's Forbes. It's really sick. Here's an example.
Are 10-11 Hour Programming Days Feasible?
11-hour days is a fast track to high attrition unless everyone knows the probability of success is near certain.
US Government Using PS3s To Break Encryption
assuming a perp uses a password from a set of 26 letters to choose from, it will take roughly two minutes to brute-force an 8-letter or fewer password with 40 Ps3's. (26^8 + 26^7 + ...) / (40 * 4 * 10^7). wow, that's great! but....
assuming a set of approximately 90 characters to choose from, it will take approximately a month :(
Poker Program Battles Humans In Vegas
"It's possible, given enough computing power, for computers to play "perfectly," where over a long enough match, the program cannot lose money,"
So what happens when you pit two of these against each other?