The standards body for the microelectronics industry has found that Solid State Drives (SSD) can start to lose their data and become corrupted if they are left without power for as little as a week. According to a recent presentation (PDF) by Seagate's Alvin Cox, who is also chairman of the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC), the period of time that data will be retained on an SSD is halved for every 5 degrees Celsius (9 degrees Fahrenheit) rise in temperature in the area where the SSD is stored.
The U.S. military'(TM)s new Cyber Command is headquartered at Ft. Meade, Maryland, one of the military'(TM)s most secretive and secure facilities. Its mission is largely opaque, even inside the armed forces. But the there's another mystery surrounding the emerging unit. It's embedded in the Cyber Command logo. On the logo's inner gold ring is a code: 9ec4c12949a4f31474f299058ce2b22a It is not just random numbers and does decode(TM) to something specific, a Cyber Command source tells Danger Room. oeI believe it is specifically detailed in the official heraldry for the unit symbol. While there a few different proposals during the design phase, in the end the choice was obvious and something necessary for every military unit, the source adds. The mission. Read More at Wired
I hope it takes a little while, or better a long while, to crack it. It won't be too impressive if someone figures it out tomorrow.
Numeric stability is probably not all that important when you're guessing.