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Comment: Re:Why is the FUD FUD? (Score 5, Funny) 251

by adc.m (#43689711) Attached to: Boston Replacing Microsoft Exchange With Google Apps

When George W. Bush demanded all search engines hand over search data tied to IP addresses for all users, Google was the only search engine to refuse. Microsoft handed that data right over.

Of course, this was MSN search in those days, so there were only about 14 people's search records apart from a few million searches for "google toolbar"


Earth's Core Far Hotter Than Thought 189

Posted by timothy
from the might-as-well-be-walking-on-the-earth dept.
hessian writes "New measurements suggest the Earth's inner core is far hotter than prior experiments suggested, putting it at 6,000C — as hot as the Sun's surface. The solid iron core is actually crystalline, surrounded by liquid. But the temperature at which that crystal can form had been a subject of long-running debate. Experiments outlined in Science used X-rays to probe tiny samples of iron at extraordinary pressures to examine how the iron crystals form and melt."

Comment: Re:Author parrots common fallacy (Score 1) 247

by adc.m (#29000305) Attached to: Poor Passwords A Worse Problem Than Poor Antivirus

Of course, that could be a source of attack too. Want plenty of time to access a system, use a directory based attack full of random passwords, lock every account out of the system in minutes if properly delivered. Plenty of chances to cause chaos and possibly breach other systems in the meantime.

Real programmers don't write in BASIC. Actually, no programmers write in BASIC after reaching puberty.