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Comment: #FAIL 30 days later... (Score 1) 263

by PortHaven (#49353399) Attached to: Generate Memorizable Passphrases That Even the NSA Can't Guess

The system requires you to change your password. That complicated passphrase is now useless.

In fact, mandatory password resets often are the cause of weak passwords. Humans can't constantly change and remember their passwords. So they go to simpler passwords and patterned passwords.

Comment: Droughts = Cold (Score 5, Interesting) 279

by PortHaven (#49216775) Attached to: California's Hot, Dry Winters Tied To Climate Change

Some insights....I grew up in San Diego, droughts were fairly common.

I returned to southern California for school, and was there for the last half of the nineties, you know...those uber-hot years. Guess what, we were getting more rain those hot years. People were talking about the decades old drought finally coming to an end.

Than it began to get cooler again, and the droughts returned. For your info, droughts, deserts, etc are often tied to global cooling. Cooler global temperatures lock up moisture as ice. Resulting in increased ice caps, but also increased equatorial deserts.

Higher temperatures result in a much more humid global climate. Greener, greater moisture content. So when I see all the references to droughts. I think global cooling, not global warming.

While that is climate change. It's Earth, the climate is always changing - I'd be more afraid if it wasn't. The earth has experienced far cooler periods, and periods that were twenty degrees hotter than today. Life continued and thrived.

Comment: Easy fix... (Score 1) 135

by PortHaven (#49165431) Attached to: Adjusting To a Martian Day More Difficult Than Expected

Find people who are constantly late...

It's already been noted by numerous studies, that those who wake up early and are always early, tend to have a circadium pattern which follows a shorter minute/date. Those who are late, have a rhythm that results in a longer perceived minute. The end result, those of us who are the latter will probably finally wake up and function the way we should...


Comment: Per the logic in this article headline - DOOMED! (Score 1) 341

by PortHaven (#49165357) Attached to: We Stopped At Two Nuclear Bombs; We Can Stop At Two Degrees.

Per the logic in this article headline, humanity is DOOMED!!!

The article stipulates that we stopped at 2 bombs, we can stop at 2 degrees.

Well, we didn' fact humans have droped 2,119 bombs (+ or - a few)

By this logic, expect the average global temperature to go from a cozy cool 57.2F to a sunlike 2,176.2 degrees (+ or - a degree or two) ;-)

Comment: Ha... (Score 1) 255

by PortHaven (#48914629) Attached to: Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition

I didn't realize that 3mbps was no longer considered broadband. Now I can say I pay Comcrap $50 for non-broadband service.

I used to have 6mbps, upgraded to 50 mbps saw some improvement but not drastic. (Still couldn't stream 3D Netflix until they paid Comcast to stop throttling them.) But dropping to 3mbps I do notice a signficant difference.


Honestly, I think 10mbps is pretty much a fair speed for most Americans (as most Americans stream these days)

Comment: ARE WE THIS DUMB!!! (Score 1) 130

by PortHaven (#48879447) Attached to: New Advance Confines GMOs To the Lab Instead of Living In the Wild

So what happens....

It always escapes, adapts, finds alternatives, worse IT MUTATES, MATES, MORPHS with existing E. Coli, and slowly eradicates E. Coli.

Oh that's great you say, NO IT'S NOT!!!! Believe it not you NEED E. Coli bacteria. There are numerous varietes, many are beneficial to the digestive track. Some are bad, but many facilitate digestion.

The less time planning, the more time programming.