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Comment: Re:This actually makes perfect sense. (Score 1) 117

by BigMike (#47710023) Attached to: Scientists Find Traces of Sea Plankton On ISS Surface

And the universe says "thanks for all the fish"

If plankton was taken to the ISS via an updraft and it's viable (survived the delta V of impact). It would seem likely that impacts with passing objects that are above escape velocity could also occur. If that's true, plankton might be found all over the solar system.

+ - Bloomberg News: NSA has been using HeartBleed for years->

Submitted by jasonla
jasonla (211640) writes "We all knew this was coming, right? From the article:

"The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter said.""

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Comment: Re:clearly I don't understand something... (Score 1) 195

rewriting data compromises data on the next track, which needs to be read/written, which compromises...
So you need to rewrite the whole damn 5TB disk?

"higher bit densities come with a penalty"
That sounds like an understatement.

You're gonna want to get rid of all that DRAM you've got then ...

Comment: a little hard, and risky (Score 1) 405

by BigMike (#43945547) Attached to: Oracle Discontinues Free Java Time Zone Updates

I wonder if this is related to the problem BBC found with providing a time-zone accurate data to global users.

There might be some risk associated with providing a time service accurate everywhere, when you can't possibly know how the users depend on it ...

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean. -- Albert Einstein