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Porsche Unveils 911 Hybrid With Flywheel Booster 197

Posted by timothy
from the yeah-well-I-get-better-mileage dept.
MikeChino writes "Porsche has just unveiled its 911 GT3 R Hybrid, a 480 horsepower track vehicle ready to rock the 24-hour Nurburgring race this May. Porsche's latest supercar will use the same 911 production platform available to consumers today, with a few race-ready features including front-wheel hybrid drive and an innovative flywheel system that stores kinetic energy from braking and then uses it to provide a 160 horsepower burst of speed. The setup is sure to offer an advantage when powering out of turns and passing by other racers."

Comment: monkeysphere (Score 1) 307

by Jubilex (#31029962) Attached to: Keep SSH Sessions Active, Or Reconnect?

The authenticity of host 'ssh.example.com (123.234.123.234)' can't be established.

RSA key fingerprint is 96:21:c3:32:3d:cc:18:d5:53:6a:d4:0d:0d:73:c6:1a.

Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?

This initial message is what Monkeysphere is designed to fix.

Monkeysphere distributes GPG-signed SSH host keys. If you have the admin's trusted public key, and they sign their hosts' keys, you can trust the host key even if you haven't connected to it before.

http://web.monkeysphere.info/

Comment: Re:Yea. they are free. right. (Score 1) 160

by Jubilex (#28522135) Attached to: New Firefox Standard Aims to Combat Cross-Site Scripting

Speaking as an admin, I've seen way too many end users click through certificate warnings for self-signed certs without understanding what they are doing. Firefox is doing the right thing (and now that IE 8 is doing something similar, I'd say they aren't the only ones who think so.)

Security

+ - Stupid Hacker Tricks->

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infoworldjason
infoworldjason writes "Andrew Brandt put together a humorous, partial compendium of infamous boneheaded hackers, spammers, and script kiddies over here at InfoWorld: "But as any IT pro knows, the more complexity you add to a system, the more likely it is that system will fail in unanticipated ways. The same rule applies to criminals who employ complex webs of technology to further their misdeeds. And besides, despite their reliance on technology, cyberoutlaws are not robots themselves. More often than not it's what makes them human — greed, an inflated ego, loose lips — that ends up getting the better of them..." It's somewhat of a new twist on our Stupid User Tricks and More Stupider User Tricks amuse fests."
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