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Comment: Re:Wonder how safe longer keys are... (Score 2) 212 212

Charecter set ^ password length = permutations.
You're right with exponential growth.

Just remember that if your password has password dictionary fragments, including all common substitutions, then the length is the number of fragments, not the number of characters.

Comment: Re:cut pci but keep usb 2.0 and sata 3? (Score 1) 143 143

PCI slots dried up. My latest mobo has just the one.
However PCIe devices, except graphics cards, just aren't there in terms of availability and choice.

In the mean time, everything moved onto the motherboard, so you hardly need any expansion cards.

Comment: Facebook is watching you! (Score 1) 295 295

These new social networks, of course, grew out of the old ones and tended to keep their names and pay lip-service to their ideology.
But the purpose of all of them was to arrest progress and freeze history at a chosen moment.
The familiar pendulum swing was to happen once more, and then stop.
As usual, the incumbent was to be turned out by the faddy start-up, who would then become the incumbent;
but this time, by conscious strategy, facebook would be able to maintain its position permanently.

+ - 2011: The year of SVG on the web->

Carnivorous Vulgaris writes:

After a decade of development, the open graphics format SVG is finally ready for the web. 2011 will see the launch of IE 9, and Firefox 4, meaning that all major browsers will support SVG, as first-class HTML citizens.
SVG will be usable directly in the IMG element, CSS backgrounds, and inline with HTML5. Almost everywhere you can use PNG today.

In August this year, google stealthily began indexing SVG, and began crawling the links inside shortly after that. You had better brush up your SVG skills, because although canvas is getting all the press lately, it is SVG that has the power to deliver a stylish and resolution independent web.

You'll know SVG has really arrived, when you see SVGblock for Firefox and chrome.
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