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Submission HOW NOT TO COMMIT SUICIDE + Suicide Notes ->

An anonymous reader writes: These suicide notes were gathered at the coroners' offices by a suicidologist/psychiatrist who asked to be anonymous. He edited identifying details out of the compiled manuscript, and we changed the names. But the text of each letter plus the age and sex given are real. All these people did kill themselves. Were they ambivalent about it? About half the hundred or so letters we saw seemed to have some element of doubt.
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Destroy Entire Websites With Asteroids Bookmarklet 65

An anonymous reader writes "Have you ever visited a website and been so frustrated by the content, layout, or adverts that you'd love to destroy it? Well, now you can. If you head on over to the erkie GitHub page there's a JavaScript bookmarklet you can drag and add to your bookmarks toolbar. Then just visit any website and click the bookmarklet. An Asteroids-style ship should appear that you can move around with the arrow keys. Press space and it will start firing bullets which destroy page content."

The Sun Unleashes Coronal Mass Ejection At Earth 220

astroengine writes "Yesterday morning, at 08:55 UT, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory detected a C3-class flare erupt inside a sunspot cluster. 100,000 kilometers away, deep within the solar atmosphere (the corona), an extended magnetic field filled with cool plasma forming a dark ribbon across the face of the sun (a feature known as a 'filament') erupted at the exact same time. It seems very likely that both eruptions were connected after a powerful shock wave produced by the flare destabilized the filament, causing the eruption. A second solar observatory, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, then spotted a huge coronal mass ejection blast into space, straight in the direction of Earth. Solar physicists have calculated that this magnetic bubble filled with energetic particles should hit Earth on August 3, so look out for some intense aurorae — a solar storm is coming."

Comment "Saw Stop" Technology to halt healthcare reform (Score 2, Funny) 631

In the interest of reducing healthcare costs, Congress will postpone the passing of the healthcare reform bill so that it can be amended to include provisions that require all table saws (both new and existing) be equipped with "Saw Stop" technology. Due to the jobs created by this mandate, a "Saw Stop" subsidy will be created to cover the cost of retro-fit kits to bring existing table saws into compliance for owners of table saws that can not afford the mandated table saw safety enhancement. This "Saw Stop" subsidy will be part of the ever increasing economic stimulus plan.

OpenSSH 5.4 Released 127

HipToday writes "As posted on the OpenBSD Journal, OpenSSH 5.4 has been released: 'Some highlights of this release are the disabling of protocol 1 by default, certificate authentication, a new "netcat mode," many changes on the sftp front (both client and server) and a collection of assorted bugfixes. The new release can already be found on a large number of mirrors and of course on'"

Apple Removes Wi-Fi Finders From App Store 461

jasonbrown writes "Apple on Thursday began removing another category of apps from its iPhone App Store. This time, it's not porn, it's Wi-Fi. Apple removed several Wi-Fi apps commonly referred to as stumblers, or apps that seek out available Wi-Fi networks near your location. According to a story on Cult of Mac, apps removed by Apple include WiFi-Where, WiFiFoFum, and yFy Network Finder."

Comment Transmission Line Theory (Score 1) 608

Google "Transmission Line Theory." After reading you will realize that both the characteristic impedance of the coax and the far end crosstalk associated with soldering would sufficiently degrade the carrier waveform such that the BER would significantly reduce your data transmission rate. My advice is to use the coax as a cable puller.

Comment DISA Has online IA training (Score 2, Informative) 932

DISA has some simple and straight-forward IA training available on-line. The DoD IA training includes interactive exercises. There is also a module on phishing. Check it out. For most techie's it is far to basic, but based on your target audience, I would recommend it.

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