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+ - DNA Modifications Change as We Age->

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sciencehabit (1205606) writes "As we age, the core of our biological being—the sequence of our DNA, which makes up our genes—remains the same. Yet recent research suggests that more subtle chemical changes to our DNA occur as we age. Now, a comparison of the DNA of a newborn baby with that of a centenarian shows that the scope of these changes can be dramatic, and they may help explain why our risk of cancer and other diseases increases as we get older."
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+ - Adopt The Cloud, Kill Your IT Career->

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snydeq writes "IT professionals jumping into the cloud with both feet beware: It's irresponsible to think that just because you push a problem outside your office, it ceases to be your problem. ''t's not just the possibility of empty promises and integration issues that dog the cloud decision; it's also the upgrade to the new devil, the one you don't know. You might be eager to relinquish responsibility of a cranky infrastructure component and push the headaches to a cloud vendor, but in reality you aren't doing that at all. Instead, you're adding another avenue for the blame to follow. The end result of a catastrophic failure or data loss event is exactly the same whether you own the service or contract it out.'"
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+ - Why Your IT Department Needs to Staff a Hacker->

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anaphora writes "In this TED Talk, Rory Sutherland discusses the need for every company to have a staff member with the power to do big things but no budget to spend: these are the kinds of individuals who are not afraid to recommend cheap and effective ways to solve big company problems. This article argues that, in the IT world, this person is none other than a highly-skilled hacker."
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+ - Has Been Compromised->

Submitted by wmbetts
wmbetts (1306001) writes "We want to provide you with an update on this morning’s reports of stolen passwords. We can confirm that some of the passwords that were compromised correspond to LinkedIn accounts. We are continuing to investigate this situation and here is what we are pursuing as far as next steps for the compromised accounts"
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Comment: Re:Not for me (Score 1) 122

by AdhSeidh (#32922640) Attached to: Google Tests Multiple Account Login

I am in the same situation, my wife and I can both check each others account, mostly this is done using separate computers, but otherwise separate browser instances (which is annoying).

Though what I would like is being able to create an actual gmail aliases, not just the current username+alias@ style, though that is also useful, just so I am not exposing my account name to people.

Aren't you glad you're not getting all the government you pay for now?