An anonymous reader writes "MySpace is on the list of companies sending out passwords through email. I finally signed up (that could be a separate conversation, why I've ignored MySpace till now) and promptly got a welcome email with my password staring back at me. MySpace, though, takes it one step further and adds insult to injury by saying "Keep it secret. Keep it safe." right below my visible password. As if I had a choice at that point, MySpace, you just made it less secret and less safe: http://www.techconsumer.com/2008/03/04/myspace-emails-my-password-but-says-keep-it-secret-keep-it-safe/"
An anonymous reader writes "With the time approaching when we'll be changing our clocks again, the Wall Street Journal is running a timely article on a study done by a UC-Santa Barbara economics professor and a Ph.D. student. The study unambiguously concludes that Daylight Saving Time not only doesn't save any energy, it actually wastes energy and costs more. The study used energy company records from Indiana before and after that state mandated DST for all of its counties, and calculated that the switch cost Indiana citizens $8.6M per year. 'I've never had a paper with such a clear and unambiguous finding as this,' the professor said."
Turns out mnemonic devices are useless if you ignore them. It's the average random molecular kinetic energy.